Geography study trips to Morocco

Curriculum Themes

Climate Change

Changing Cities

Resource Management

Hot desert systems and landscapes

Challenges in the Human Environment


Why Morocco?

There are multiple places in Morocco relevant to geography. In the foothills of the High Atlas lies the rural landscape of Amizmiz. This location is perfect for groups to absorb their surroundings, take in a quaint town, and assess the urban pulls and pushes. By capturing the population size, pupils are able to evaluate how resources are managed and get an insight into the local culture. This is particularly the case when it comes to traditional agriculture.
If you’re looking for a spot absolutely relevant to the topic of Water Management, Barrage de Lalla Takerkoust lies just on the outskirts of Amizmis. Barrage de Lalla Takerkoust is the largest reservoir in the region that makes for an ideal day trip for those who want to get out of the city and admire stunning views.

Bringing learning to life!

Another geographical must is the spectacular mountain range, High Atlas. Tourism is a key discussion point at the foot of this location, with a small settlement in and around the area.
Take the path up the mountain and your school group will be amazed to find their textbooks have been brought to life! The entire region is teeming with natural beauty, from the wooded hillsides to the awe-inspiring rock strata. Other highlights that offer geographical learning in this spot include local farming, irrigated valley floors, and water-eroded gullies, to name a few.

What to do on a geography study trip to Morocco?

There is an enormous range of activities for students to explore the wonders of Morocco. Here we have just a few excursions we can include in a bespoke itinerary.

Visit this town to compare the old aspect with the new. See first-hand how places can change. Learn about how the old town is relatively quiet and rural and observe the contrast with the new town, in terms of economic development and cultural background.
The Sahara is the third largest desert in the world and is the largest hot desert. Its area is comparable to the area of China or the United States. It is where the hottest ever temperature was recorded, which was 58 degrees Celsius.

These are a series of mountain ranges that run through Morocco and extend for more than 1200 miles. Witness first-hand the landscapes and formations of a mountain range.

A great view 💚 from Asni to the Atlas Mountains #inmorocco #atlasmountains

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Visit the Canal du Rocade so that students can see first hand how water is managed for the whole of Marrakech.

In addition, you can also fill your days with the following

      • El Mansour reservoir
      • Night camp in the Sahara Desert
      • Camel ride

Example Itineraries

Our educational travel experts have spent considerable time crafting a selection of ready-made itineraries for your geography study trip to Morocco, which you will find below. However, we can also create a tailored itinerary to meet the educational needs of your group.

DAY1 Spend the day exploring the Sahara Desert
DAY2 Visit the Atlas Mountains
DAY3 Spend the day exploring the contrast between Tamansourt old town and its new town
DAY4 Visit El Mansour reservoir and the Canal du Rocade.

Getting there

Fly directly from a London airport to Marrakech airport, where coach transfers will be provided for in resort transfers.

Where to Stay

Hotel Akabar
Located in the hub of Marrakech, this accommodation boasts a traditional Moroccan decor and is closely situated to the bustling Jamaâ El Fna Square. In addition to 24-hour staff, the hotel also offers an outdoor pool, free WiFi, full AC rooms with safe and TV, and restaurant that serves both international and local cuisines.
Hotel Ibis
This modern hotel is located in Ouarzazate offers everything you need to ensure a pleasant stay. In addition to available 24-hour room service, the Hotel Ibis also offers an outdoor pool, casual restaurant, tennis court, and free Wifi.

When should you visit Morocco?

Outside the midsummer months is the probably the most pleasant climate for Geography study trips to Morocco, which is otherwise too hot for casual exploration. Therefore, we recommend visiting between November and April.

Our recommendations

Read about where other groups have been to on their study trips here:

The Chase School: Geography Trip to Morocco

Lawrence Sheriff School: Modern Foreign Languages Trip to Cologne


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