Unique Trips to the Beautiful Country of Morocco

At Izzy Tours, we understand the rich, diverse land of culture to explore as well as stunning scenery that Morocco provides. We also recognise that Morocco offers many unique educational opportunities to help bring learning to life for students which is why we arrange bespoke school field trips to this beautiful country.

From attractive fishing villages on the Atlantic coast and the bustling souks and medinas of the imperial cities in the north, up to the spectacular Atlas Mountains and Berber villages and down again to the golden sands of the Sahara desert in the east and south. There are rugged coastlines and towering mountains to explore as well as expanding cities, rich red deserts, caves and powerful water falls that all create a rich tapestry of geographic wonder making Morocco both a geographer’s and a tourists’ fantasy.

There are many different beautiful locations to explore and experience. We organise trips to the Sahara Desert, the High Atlas Mountains and cities such as Marrakesh, Red City and Palm Grove of Marrakesh. If you’re planning a school trip; we can help you discover the authentic side of Morocco.

The Sahara Desert

We make visits to the Sahara Desert a central focus for any trip to Morocco for students, especially seeing the sand dunes and landforms of the Sahara that are shaped by wind. The sand dunes are spectacular and many of its dunes reach over 180 meters (590 feet) in height which makes them amazing to see.

Here students will experience one of the world’s harshest and hottest climates in the world. We also include activities such as camel trekking, which is a great way to explore and visit some of the wildest parts of the desert, and spending a night or two at remote Berber camps sleeping out under the stars.

The High Atlas Mountains

Another unique opportunity that Izzy Tours offers as part of a school geography trip is to see the High Atlas Mountains. The High Atlas Mountains is the biggest mountain range in North Africa and covers some of the most beautiful regions of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The area offers impressive mountain photography and a terrain which invites hikers of all abilities to explore the dramatic landscapes.

The high peaks, including Mount Toubkal, force the clouds to give high quantities of rainfall. Therefore, the High Atlas has many fertile valleys surrounded by rivers and waterfalls, yielding a breath-taking sight that cannot be missed.

At the foothills of the High Atlas lies the small town of Ouirgane (pronounced ‘Weer-gan’). Enjoying a gentle winter and moderate summer climate, this is the heart of Berber countryside, with picturesque villages and hamlets, forests, citrus trees (orange, lime, lemon and grapefruit), and rose gardens. The terrain affords gentle walking opportunities, whilst a drive of just half an hour will take you into the Heart of the High Atlas Mountains.

Local Guides in Marrakesh

At Izzy Tours, we focus on low impact tourism whilst providing a bespoke service that will help make any trip to Morocco memorable, special and educational. We use local drivers and English speaking tour guides, thereby providing them with a sustainable income, whilst supporting the local economy and retaining respect for traditional customs and ways of life.

We can arrange provide English speaking guides so that students get to see and experience all Morocco has to offer. Guides are generally very well-qualified who can point out historical, geographical, geological and cultural sights. Marrakesh is a sprawling city and here students can sample the local culinary delights at the numerous food stalls, such as Moroccan mint tea, as well as visiting fascinating little shops and courtyards.

Geography and Geology Field Trips

Students can opt to carry out some fascinating fieldwork or just be wowed by the landscape and culture. There is a wide range of topics that could be covered in the High Atlas Mountains. As well as considering the contrast from the city, students could also be able to investigate flooding and hazards in mountainous areas, river morphology, tourism and eco-tourism, cold environments, rural settlements, micro-climates or ecosystems, hot deserts and their margins or landforms. There are even impressive and well-preserved sections of Ophiolites in Bou-Azzer, a geoheritage site.

Students can also carry out some community work. Students can choose a project which aims to give back to the local people and the mountains they call home. These projects could range from ensuring safe water supply to the village, repairing footpaths, clearing litter and irrigation channels or working with local children to learn through play. This, however, necessitates a longer stay than the usual 5-6 days field trip.

Travelling to Morocco

With a short flight time of only three and half hours from the UK, you don’t have to travel far to experience a different way of living to that found in the UK. A field trip to Morocco is highly recommended, as it can provide the student with a vast selection of experiences; from the dunes of the Sahara and camel rides, to the busy city of Marrakesh and its culture.

If you’re looking to visit Morocco, you can contact us using the buttons below. We’ll help construct a unique tour package for your group.

The focus of A level exams includes the option of Hot Desert systems and landscapes (eg AQA 3.1.2): Morocco provides an excellent experience to help ‘foster informed appreciation of the beauty and diversity of deserts and the challenges they present as human habitats’. Part of the trip would include spending a night or two in a Bedouin tent, enabling the student to not only observe the physical systems at work but also how people have adapted to use it for their own communities. We help you get ‘under the skin’ of Morocco to enhance the students understanding as they face the challenge of this A level module.

We aim to take you away from the usual tourist routes to experience the landscapes and culture of authentic Morocco. We partner with a licensed Moroccan tour operator in order to help promote low impact tourism and to support the local economy whilst retaining respect for traditional customs and way of life. Local drivers and guides are therefore employed who are part of their traditional community, thus providing a sustainable income whilst protecting an established way of life.

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