Sahara school expedition

Marrakech, Sahara desert & Atlas Mountains – Students Expedition – 8D/ 7N

This is a great combined experience for schools, colleges or universities groups to explore the most attracted destinations including Marrakech the red city,  the Sahara desert &  the Atlas Mountains a mixed culture of Berbers & Arabs, a suitable itinerary to explore the exotic country of Morocco culture and participating in community work.

 

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This is a great combined experience for schools, colleges or universities groups to explore the most attracted destinations including Marrakech the red city,  the Sahara desert &  the Atlas Mountains a mixed culture of Berbers & Arabs, a suitable itinerary to explore the exotic country of Morocco culture and participating in community work.

Day 1 : Marrakech.

Arrive to Marrakech airport, pick up and transfer to the riad.

Overnight a the riad, free time to visit the square Jemaa Elfna.

Day 2 : Marrakech – guide visit.

After breakfast, go for a half day guided visit of Marrakech including Saadien Tombs, Bahia Palace, Badi Palace, Majorelle Garden & souks.

Overnight at the Riad in the medina.

Day 3 : Marrakech – Ait Benhadou – Ouarzazate – Dades gorges (360km).

After breakfast at the riad in Marrakech, pick up & drip towards the southern Morocco, pass through Tizi n’Tichka (2260m) stunning view over the Berber villages of Imouzzar valley, continue to Telouet valley & Ait Benhadou Ksars, lunch and then drive to Ouarzazate (optional visit of movies studio) and the the way of 1000 kasbah to Dades gorges. Overnight at the guest house.
Day 4 : Dades gorges – Merzouga dunes (270km).

After the breakfast, drive to Todra gorges for a short visit before heading to thesahara via Erfoud & Rissani the starting point of Alouite dynasty, continue to Merzouga town, upon arrival have a mint tea and then ride the camels towards the sand dunes of Erg chebbi nomadic camp, enjoy the sunset on the way and the camel safari, overnight at the camp.

Visit a nomadic family and see their way of life, donation is acceptable.

Day 5 : Merzouga dunes – Atlas Mountains (570km).

Early wake up to climb the dune & see the beautiful sunrise, walk down and ride the camels back to the town for breakfast, afterwards get on the 4WD & head to Ouarzazate through Alnif, Tazzarine & the scenic Draa valley, cross Tizi n’Ait Saoun, arrival to Ouarzazate lunch and then continue to the Atlas Mountains.

Overnight at the Riad Jnane Imlil www.riadjnaneimlil.com / another hotel depending on the group size.

Day 6 : Atlas Mountains trek.

After breakfast, half day trek through the Berber villages of Imil valley, stunning views over Toubkal summit (the highest peak in North Africa 4167m), mint tea at the Berber house, lunch will be at the guesthouse roof terrasse.

Afternoon community works (1 of the following activities only):

  • Irrigation channel cleaning /construction.
  • Rubish cleaning.
  • Helping a Berber farmer.
  • Helping a Berber women to do some home / field work (for girls).
  • Berber cooking Class

Day 7 : Atlas Mountains trek  – Marrakech.

Drive to Ijoukak to visit potery workshop and learn how to prepare a tagine or a stove, search for amytist rock and then head back to Marrakech.

Free time on the afternoon to visit the souks and buy some souvenirs.

Day 8 : Marrakech – flight.

Transfer to the airport for the return flight.

WHY TRAVELING TO MOROCCO AS  A STUDENT ?

There are many reason why you need to see the other side of the world and travel abroad;

  • Enhance team work.
  • Developp your skills.
  • Learn how to make a personal decision.
  • Learn about the other cultures, Berber simple life style, this will help to understand the difference.
  • Participating on the community works & help other people.
  • Making new friends.
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Marrakech Jemaa Elfna Square
Ait Benhadou Ksars
Dades gorges
Merzouga dunes
Draa valley palm groves & Kasbahs
Berber simple life style in the Atlas Mountains

GRADE

Medium

PERIOD

All the year round

GROUP SIZE

4 – 100 people

ACCOMMODATION

3-4* Hotels & Camp in the desert

PRICE

Please contact us to make a quote depending on the group size

SERVICES INCLUDED

Enlgish speaking guides.
All meals (Full Board) for the whole trip.
Transportation (Air conditionned minivans with a safe & experienced driver).
7 nights accommodation (Hotels 3-4*, Camp), triple & quadruple rooms for students.
Bottled water.

SERVICES EXCLUDED

Travel Insurance
Flight
Any personal expenses not mentioned above.