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Morocco School Trip

From the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert, bustling cities to isolated hamlets, Morocco has something for everyone

Destination Overview

Morocco is the perfect destination for a School Expedition.

Morocco, a North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. It is distinguished by its Berber, Arabian and European cultural influences.

The trekking offers challenges for all levels, whether your students just fancy a doodle or a long hike up Mount Toubaji (the highest point in North Africa at 4,167m).

During your expedition you will encounter the incredible Berber people in their mountain communities, highly hospitable hosts, with a long and proud history across the region.

And if trekking isn’t really your thing, then White Water rafting might just float your boat!

If you are looking for a short haul trip, then Morocco could be the country for you.

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School trip to Morocco

Quick Facts


Grade – moderate

Altitude – 55m – 4,165m

Visa – No visa required but passport must be valid for your entire stay in Morocco.


Capital – Rabat

Official Language – Arabic and Berber

Population – 33.2 million

Climate – Hot most of the year round. Especially in the Summer. Winter is November – February, and temperatures can drop to around 10c at night.

Religion – Islam

Currency – Moroccan Dirham

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Location + Itinerary

Nature is never far away in Morocco. Desert, mountains, valleys and sea – the country has plenty to offer fans of the outdoors! Hikers of all levels will love walking the Moroccan mountains. Among the temperate peaks of the Rif mountain range, its cliffs jutting out into the Mediterranean make this under-explored region magical.

The lakes are packed with trout waiting for amateur fishermen. The more sporty will want to tackle the challenges of the Middle and Upper Atlas mountains on foot, by mountain bike or in a paraglider, or to practice mountain climbing, canyoning or pot-holing. Its summits can reach 4000m high. Ifrane, the little Moroccan Switzerland, may come as a pleasant surprise with its summer coolness, winter snow and traditional “mule-ski” trails.

Nothing is as indescribable as a stay on the edge of the desert… Head to Ouarzazate to discover its immensity and colours. At night, opt for an encampment in the desert, a chalet in the mountains and, wherever you are, bed and breakfast with the locals for an unforgettable and authentic experience. These are at the heart of the Moroccan identity, like palm trees, argan oil and the honey from its lavender.

Looking out over the Atlantic, you will be enchanted by the turquoise waters of Dakhla bay! There you will meet migratory birds and pink flamingos. In Morocco, every taste is naturally catered for!

Day 1 - Depart the UK and fly to Marrakech. Once settled into accommodatoin there will be time to visit ‘Djenna el Fna’ square.
Day 2 - Marrakech - Imlil. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the little village of Imlil. Here you will be able to explore the area and you will spend the night in a guesthouse.
Days 3-4 - You will work on a community project in Imlil area; you will be painting a school, or collecting rubbish from the streams or similar to provide support to the local community.
Day 5-6 - Trek to the summit of Mount Toubkal - the highest peak in Northern Africa, spending two nights at Toubkal basecamp(3206m)
Day 7 - Continue the descent from basecamp and walk back down via the same route to Imlil village where we will have lunch before a transfer to Essaouira city.
Day 8 - Free day in Essaouira; you can practice water sports such as surfing, etc.
Day 9 - Essaouira - Marrakech. In the afternoon, transfer back to Marrakech for a final evening in this vibrant city.
Day 10 - Depart back to the UK.

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