• Examine Morocco's incrediblly diverse landscapes
  • Immerse yourself in the culture of the Berber villages of the High Atlas
  • Soak in the ambience of Djemaa el-Fna market place in Marrakesh
  • Analyse the 18th century costal town of Essaouira
  • Time to peruse the souks and medinas
  • Community service project with the Berbers

On this adventure we will Follow trails through traditional Berber villages to alpine pastures set beneath the impressive backdrop of the High Atlas. Descend into lush green valleys with terraces and mud-walled houses and cross high passes to absorb the impressive mountain landscape. Experience the traditional Berber hospitality.There is ample time to relax amongst the walnut trees, sipping mint tea and taking in the pace of life in the mountains. A truly unique opportunity to truly immerse yourself into the real Moroccan culture by staying with the Berbers for 4 nights and taking part in a community service project alongside the locals. We will continue our journey to Essaouira which is a port city and resort on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Its medina (old town) is protected by 18th-century seafront ramparts called the Skala de la Kasbah, which were designed by European engineers. Old brass cannons line the walls, and there are ocean views. The trip concludes in Marrakesh, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is a major economic center and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with mazelike alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret of 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque.

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After all the excitement, packing and preparation it is finally time for us to head to Morocco! Its an early check in for an early flight so we optimise our time in Morocco. Upon arrival the World Youth Adventures team will be waiting for you to take you by private transfer to Aguersioual to meet the Berber community, have lunch in the mountains and look at the community project with the locals that you will undertake for the next few days. Overnight in village house in Aguersioual

Meals:  L,D

Over the next 3 days you will be working alongside the local Berber community to help with their community project. During the course of the community project the sub groups will complete various tasks alongside the locals as well as having the opportunity to go for day hikes from Aguersioual (approx. 2-4 hours per trek) according to the schedule allowances trips could include; Imlil (visit Kasbah Du Toubkal, to Tizi n'Aguersioual and similar.Such walks can be planned with the tour leader at Aguersioual, depending on the weather and project plans. Overnight in a village house in Aguersioual

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast we will sadly have to say goodbye to our wonderful Berber hosts as we leave the mountains and head for a women's cooperative to witness them in the production stages of the famous Argan Oil. You will also have the opportunity to buy yourselves some of the product as souvenirs to take home. We will then continue our journey to Essaouria which has managed to retain its traditional culture and character. For most of the year, the wind blows so hard here that relaxing on the beach is impossible, meaning that the town is bypassed by the hordes of beach tourists who descend on other Atlantic Coast destinations in summer. Known as the ‘Wind City of Africa’, it attracts plenty of windsurfers between April and November, but the majority of visitors come here in spring and autumn to wander through the spice-scented lanes and palm-lined avenues of the fortified medina, browse the many art galleries and boutiques. Watch fishing nets being mended and traditional boats being constructed in the hugely atmospheric port. You will have a guide to help you explore this beautiful medina and all its secrets. Overnight in Hôtel Souiri. Essaouria.

Meals:  B,L,D

After a hearty breakfast you will have some more time in the morning to continue to explore the medina of Essaouira before we continue our journey to the city of history and culture - Marrakesh ( Morning transfer from Essaouira to Marrakech (approx. 3 hrs)One of the most evocative places in the world, just the name conjures up images of this cultural melting pot – sandstone buildings, dusty streets and towering minarets against deep blue skies immediately spring to mind. Known as The Red City thanks to the hue of the thick walls surrounding the old city, Marrakech has been a popular tourist destination in Morocco since the 1960s, attracting everyone from the Beatles to Sienna Miller. It’s a place to engage the senses, nowhere more so than in the famous souks. These vibrant markets are a whirlwind of colour and noise, where throngs of people weave between tightly packed stalls exhibiting pyramids of brightly coloured spices, richly woven rugs and a thousand other exotic goods. Enticing smells waft through the souks, and the clamour of voices haggling and the cries of vendors competing for customers provides a constant backing track to the city.t’s almost impossible to walk through Marrakech for more than five minutes without finding some architectural wonder to marvel at. From the exquisite gardens to the intricately carved archways to the ornate mosques, this is a city that displays its history in its man-made environment. The Medina in particular is a sight to behold: designated a UNESCO World Heritage Centre it’s a wonderful mix of Amazing, Arabic and Moorish architecture. Free time before dinner to marvel at all the wonders that Marrakesh has to offer.. Overnight at Hotel Le Grand Imilchil 3*

Meals:  B,D

After breakfast you will go with your teachers back to the heart of Marrakesh which was a former imperial city in western Morocco, is a major economic centre and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with maze-like alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewellery. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret of 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque. Overnight at Hotel Le Grand Imilchil 3*

Meals:  B,D

Sadly our time together in Morocco will have come to an end for this year at least. After breakfast and check out you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to London that leaves at 12:05pm and arrives back to London Gatwick at 15:45pm. See you next time!

Meals:  B

Learning outcomes for students

A World Expeditions Schools adventure is a unique learning experience. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development along with leaving the communities and environments where we travel in a better condition than when we arrived.
The programs are designed to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the local peoples
• basic outdoor skills obtained on trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals
Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young citizens to help them deal with adverse situations in life.


  • International airfares and departure taxes (Airline: Easy Jet from London Gatwick North Terminal Level 1
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Bottled water throughout the trip
  • Private cooks and all associated equipment
  • Mule handlers, cook, camp hands and kitchen staff
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Four nights in a village house in Aguersioual
  • One night in Hotel Souiri in Essaouira
  • Two nights in 3* Hotel Le Grand Imichil
  • Private airport transfers
  • All internal transport by private vehicle
  • Guided city tour of Marrakesh
  • Guided tour of Essaouira
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Emergency medical kit
  • Visit to a women's cooperative to see how they produce the famous Argan Oil
  • Emergency medical kit
  • Safety briefings
  • 24 hour support from World Expeditions

  • Travel Insurance (compulsory) Please call the office for a quote
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities (discretionary)
  • Aerated drinks
  • Single supplements
  • Lunch on days 6 & 7


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Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.


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