Morocco, 6 Day/5 Night Geography Tour

Morocco, 6 Day/5 Night Geography Tour

Your bespoke itinerary will include the appropriate balance of educational visits and leisure excursions to fill your chosen duration and meet your aims and objectives.

Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator will offer advice and recommendations with the sole aim of creating the perfect itinerary for your group. But just to get you inspired, we have outlined the itinerary created for one of our clients below.

Day 1

After arriving in Marrakech, the group were met by their Moroccan Guide and Field Study Tutor before transferring to their accommodation. They then wasted no time in beginning to explore Marrakech, the souks and apothecary, being skillfully guided through the city to take in the colourful surroundings. Coming away with their purchases and having enjoyed a ‘head and shoulders’ massage, they returned to the hotel.

Why Rayburn?

  • Completely tailor-made experience to match your requirements
  • Team of experts with over 50 years’ experience
  • Dedicated Field Study Tutors for even more input and guidance on tour
  • Designed to meet the aims of the National Curriculum
  • Award-winning Study Handbooks to enhance learning opportunities
Day 2

Leaving the hustle and bustle of Marrakech behind, the group travelled across the Marrakech Plain towards the foothills of the High Atlas, making a stop at the Canal du Rocade – a water lifeline that delivers water to Marrakech – to have a quick discussion on aspects of Water Management.

They then continued their journey higher into a more dramatic landscape where they made a stop at the Atlas Foothill Stop. Here, the origins of this fold mountain range were clear to see with strata, folds, screes and rock pedestals all evident. Their next stop through the Atlas Mountains was a small ‘settlement’ called Taddert. A small service centre with a few shops and cafés provided the group with a break from the coach and gave the students a chance to interact with the inhabitants from the local Berber villages, as well as sample some of the local food produce.

Departing Taddert, the coach took the group to the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass where they made a stop at a viewpoint just short of the summit to enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the immense, bare peaks with their steep, deep, water-eroded V-valleys.

Once over the High Atlas, the group made the descent into the lower plateau lands of Ouarzazate, arriving at an overlook towards Zaouite Inkkal Village where they were warmly greeted by the village’s youngsters. From here, the group made their way to Ouarzazate in the Dadés Valley, where they checked into their hotel and spent the remainder of the day relaxing by the pool.

Day 3

Today they continued their journey further south to Zagora and the edge of the Sahara, enjoying more spectacular views and dramatic scenery.

From here, the coach made its way to the Sahara where the group were met by their next mode of transport – camels! With their luggage separately transported, the students mounted the camels and embarked on a ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ style journey to their home for the night; Bivouac tents. After settling down under the stars for their evening meal, they enjoyed some traditional Berber entertainment.

Day 4

As the sun rose over the horizon in the Sahara, the group made their way to Tamegroute. A largely subterranean village, the students got to explore the dwellings along the dark and shaded alleyways. The group also got to see an important industry to the village – pottery. The processes and traditions were observed and a visit to the pottery shop was very popular for souvenirs. Following a journey to Tansikht bridge Junction, they made their way back to Ouarzazate where they checked into the hotel.

Day 5

The group departed Ouarzazate for Aït Benhaddou Kasbah. Along the road, the students got to see red, yellow, maroon, cream and green-coloured rocks on this eastward facing side of the High Atlas. Upon arrival at the Kasbah, the group entered by crossing the river on stepping stones – some by donkey – and paying a small entrance fee. They then had free time to explore the Kasbah – the movie set for ‘Gladiator’ amongst others!

After lunch, the group made a stop at an Argan Oil Co-operative to find out about rural development opportunities for women, education for women and the importance of how they use their income. They then continued on to Marrakech for souvenir shopping in the souks, later checking in to their hotel.

Day 6

The day was spent in the traditional Douar Oulad Elgern on the Marrakech Plain. This provided the perfect opportunity for the group to immerse themselves fully in the community and experience the daily lives of the local people. The group were kept busy preparing food, collecting water and firewood before sitting down to enjoy the fruits of their labour by tucking in to a local meal. Finally, it was time to head to the airport for their return home.