School trips to Morocco

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School trips to Morocco offer students a wonderful opportunity to explore a country that is geographically close to Europe and yet culturally very different.

Most popular among geography groups thanks to the possibilities it offers to explore both mountains and deserts, Morocco is also a fantastic choice for a school trip that will introduce your students to the history and culture of North Africa.

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Why visit Morocco?

Explore the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert

Morocco is a fantastic choice for a geography school trip, giving students the unforgettable opportunity to explore both the High Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert.

On your geography school trip to Morocco, you’ll explore the Berber town of Amizmiz in the foothills of the High Atlas.

You’ll also visit the scenic Lalla Takerkoust lake, which was created during the time of the French protectorate. Here, your students will learn more about large scale water management in an arid climate. They’ll also discover how the lake provides energy for the local area.

You can also visit the city of Ourzazate, which is located in the middle of a bare plateau just to the south of the High Atlas Mountains. The city is known as the ‘Door to the Desert’, because just to its south is the Sahara Desert. And if the city itself looks familiar, that’s because it’s been a location for many films and TV programmes, including Gladiator and Game of Thrones.

Experience the souks of Marrakesh

On your school trip to Morocco, your students will have the opportunity to explore Marrakesh’s atmospheric souks. This is a wonderful way to experience Moroccan culture. Marrakesh is actually home to the largest souk in Morocco and the city is famous for its souks.

By visiting the souks, your students will have the opportunity to see traditional Berber crafts, traditional Muslim clothing and, of course, they’ll have lots of opportunity to learn about the most important ingredients in Moroccan cooking, such as spices, preserved fruits and mint, as well as other herbs.

Of course, if your students want to buy anything, they will need to have a go at haggling, which is a very important part of souk life!

Explore Berber culture

One of the highlights of any educational tour to Morocco has to be an evening enjoying a traditional Moroccan dinner in a Berber tent, with traditional Moroccan entertainment including horsemanship, fireworks and much, much more.

Of course, the mix of Berber and Arab culture, along with French and Spanish influences, make the Moroccan culture extremely rich and completely unique. This makes Morocco a wonderful choice for a school trip that offers students the opportunity to experience new cultures and widen their horizons beyond the frontiers of Europe!

Activities in Morocco that your school group will love

Atlas Mountains

Take your students on a full day excursion to the Atlas Mountain Range which stretches from Morocco across northern Africa

Essaouira

Essaouira, known as the White and Blue City, is situated on the Atlantic coast. It is an easy excursion from

Majorelle Garden

Designed by the French artist Jacques Majorelle in 1924, during the French colonial period. The garden now houses the Islamic

Menara Gardens

Set slightly out of town, the Menara gardens offernot only a pleasant escape frombustling Marrakesh, but it is also one

Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate, otherwise known as the Doorsto the Desert, is a city of different cultures and artistic traditions.The traditional village of

Chez Ali Fantasia

The Chez Ali offers a traditional event and dinner including an opportunity to see the Berber folklore, the jugglers performance,

Djemaa el Fna

Located in the medina, this square is a virtual festival of smells, colours, noise and activity, used by locals and

El Bahia Palace

The Bahia Palace and gardens were built in the late 19th century, intended to be the greatest palace of its

Chez Ali Fantasia

The Chez Ali offers a traditional event and dinner including an opportunity to see the Berber folklore, the jugglers performance,

Djemaa el Fna

Located in the medina, this square is a virtual festival of smells, colours, noise and activity, used by locals and

El Bahia Palace

The Bahia Palace and gardens were built in the late 19th century, intended to be the greatest palace of its

Where to visit in Morocco

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FAQs

I can’t see the destination I’m looking to travel to, can you still help me with my trip?
Yes, absolutely. The destinations listed on our website are only a sample of the different trips we can offer. If you have another destination in mind, simply fill out our enquiry form with all your requirements and one of our Tour Advisers will be in touch with a tailor-made quote.
Do you offer travel insurance?

We do offer travel insurance as an optional extra - find out more in our travel insurance resource which includes the policy documents and FAQs. 

If you choose not to purchase this insurance through us (which is absolutely fine), just remember that you must have suitable travel and medical insurance in place to cover your group. 

Can the trip itinerary be adapted to my curriculum and requirements?
Every trip we organise is unique and your itinerary manager will work with you to understand your curriculum and adapt the itinerary to suit your learning objectives. The itineraries featured on our website are just a sample of what's achievable within a given timeframe. The trip duration and the activities and excursions can be tailored to your needs and budget.
How far ahead should I start planning my trip?

As a general rule, we recommend that you start planning your trip 12-18 months before you want to travel.

This gives you plenty of time to get it approved and launched to students and parents.

Planning early will mean you have a greater choice of accommodation and travel options - and it will make paying for the trip easier for families.

Want to travel sooner than this? It's possible to plan a trip in a shorter amount of time. Whenever you're ready to start planning, we'll be here to support you.  And make sure you check out the many trip-planning guides in our resource hub

What accommodation options are available?
You can see examples of the types of accommodation we have available in different destinations on the sample trip pages linked above. All of our accommodation partners have been chosen based on their suitability for school groups. As a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), you can be certain that all accommodation contracted by us complies with local legislation with respect to fire and general safety, is contracted by trained Halsbury Travel staff or reputable agents, receives a standard audit and risk assessment prior to use by Halsbury Travel and receives a supplementary audit if it is used on five or more occasions in a year. Your Tour Adviser will discuss your accommodation preferences with you when putting together your tailor-made quote and will assist you in choosing the best accommodation for your budget and requirements.

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