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Experience the traditional dinners and deserts of Morocco

Tuesday May 12, 2015

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This unique African country is the ideal destination for groups considering deserts and their climates, as well as all the challenges that the people face living in such environments.

Marrakech offers the perfect group base and also allows consideration of many study themes in its own right, while spending an exciting day and tent night in the desert will thrill your students. 

Our Geography team are ready to create your perfect trip.

Ourika Valley: Atlas Mountain Discovery Day

An official mountain guide will immerse your group in the Berber way of life with a walk around the village and escorting you as you walk up to the first of the famous seven cascading waterfalls.

Agafay Desert Day & Night - in 4 x 4 jeeps

Set off to see the dramatic desert landscape with your guide in your six seater, 4X4 jeeps to the town of Amizmiz, on the edge of the desert.

From here, you'll head off the main roads through small Berber villages towards 'Lalla Takerkous’, a beautiful manmade lake built in the 1930s to provide Marrakech and surrounding cities with water. 

You'll enjoy a traditional dinner at your camp before spending the night under the stars, before heading back to Marrakech the following morning in your off-road vehicles.

Marrakech Touring Day

Your guide will take you more central and escort you to the popular Saadian tombs, the impressive Bahia Palace and you can enjoy packed lunches in the tranquil gardens of the Koutoubia Mosque.

Continue on foot to explore the Old Town and enjoy a guided walk through its enormous web of amazing souks. You'll emerge in the famous Djemaa El Fna square as the evening’s activities are beginning to emerge including snake charmers, acrobats, monkey trainers, and fortune tellers.

Essaouira Day: The Atlantic coast

This cultural visit to the coast takes students across varying landscapes, past differing farming methods as well as wind farms and solar power areas, to a smaller and more relaxed city than Marrakech.

The first stop will be at an Argan Oil Co-operative, where you are likely to see goats climbing the trees to collect the fruit for the farmers.

You'll also visit the fishing port which has thrived thanks to the canary current bringing ocean life closer to the area.

Get in touch with one of WST's Geography team to learn more about how we can design a trip that's right for your school.