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 Highlights


  • Three treks in the valleys and mountains of the High Atlas
  • Exciting and unique two day camel trek through the dunes of the Sahara
  • Discover the gorges, rivers, mountains and ravines of the High Atlas mountains
  • Explore buzzing Marrakech on a full walking tour of the city
  • Stay overnight in a traditional berber camp like true nomads of the desert
  • Learn about the contrast between people's lifestyles in the desert and the mountains
  • Discover the delights of Moroccan cuisine

Between the Sahara and the Atlantic ocean, Morocco has a rugged, unique landscape with snow-capped mountains and a long windswept coastline. This exciting geography-based trip will explore these wild landscapes, as well as get under the skin of the various historic cultures that live there. Beginning in Ouarzazte in the south we will explore the beautiful desert dunes by traditional camel, and explore this special landscape like the locals have done for generations. After staying overnight under the stars and between the dunes we will continue, via the ancient Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, to the High Atlas mountains of Morocco's rugged spine. We will enjoy three treks through gorges and valleys, taking high passes up and down into quiet valleys where the proud Berber people go about their lives amongst these impressive landscapes. After three days of fresh mountain air we will drive to the vibrant city of Marrakech to explore the palaces, markets and squares of this special city. This is an exciting geography based adventure to show your students the varied wonders of Morocco.

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Grading:Introductory to Moderate   


Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Ouarzazate

Day 2

Ouarzazate - Zagora/Dra Valley - Tidri dunes - Camel Trekking

Day 3

Tidri dunes - Aït Ben Haddou - Camel trekking

Day 4

Aït Ben Haddou - Imlil - Aremd (Atlas Mountains)

Day 5

Aremd - Hiking to Sidi Chamharouch

Day 6

Aremd - Hiking to Tizi n'Mzeken - Imlil - Marrakech

Day 7

Marrakech

Day 8

Depart Marrakech


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 men and women to help them deal with adverse situations in life.
CARBON NEUTRAL
World Expeditions Schools absorbs the cost of credits mitigating 100% of the unavoidable carbon emissions. This is our commitment to being part of the solution to climate crises.


Grading

Introductory to Moderate


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
Programs

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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Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.


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