Highlights of Morocco Cultural Experience Tour
- Community service project
- Explore the secret passages and palaces of Marrakech
- Introduction to Arabic class
- Tour the World heritage site of Ait Benhaddou
- See the outside of the Koutoubia Minaret – a beautiful mosque
- Explore the great Sand Dunes of Erg Chebbi
- Participate in a Sand boarding Activity
- A Camel trek and a night Bivouac Tent (Nomadic people)
- Surfing Lessons in Rabat
- Traditional Foods Cooking Class
- Walking tour of Casablanca
- Tour Essouira and the Medina
- Visit a traditional Moroccan Hammam
- Get Hanna Tattoos
- Moroccan Dinner and Cultural Show
- Watch a concert as a group
- Watch a musical performance
Beautiful architecture, exotic aromas and spices and desert as far as the eye can see. Be prepared for action packed adventure! Riding sand dunes, waves and camels along with Muslim hospitality and French culture from ancient to modern times awaits you. Welcome to Morocco.
East meets West, ancient meets modern, Africa meets the Middle East -and Europe – all in Morocco. The history, architecture, language, and culture of this beautiful country offers countless ties to any curriculum, all hidden under the auspices of exotic adventure.
Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your groups desires and needs.
Day 1 - Travel to Morocco
Board our overnight flight, Morocco bound.
Day 2 - Arrival in Morrocco
Take an introductory tour of Marrakesh’s traditional Moroccan art and architecture, including Ben Yusuf Madrassah. Participate in an introduction to Arabic class and spend the afternoon with pool time and relaxation.
Day 3 - Marrakech
Visit Medina’s two miles of secret passages. Next, we will go to Koutoubia Minaret (the largest mosque in Marrakesh), The Saadian’s tombs which dating back to time of the sultans and the Dar Si Said Museum of Moroccan art. Visit Jemma El Fna square and end the day with a Moroccan Dinner and cultural Show.
Day 4 - Essouira
Explore UNESCO World Heritage city of Essouira. Explore its markets filled with beautiful artisan works and wood carvings. Then, head to the beach for some R&R. In the evening have a traditional dinner and sample the seafood for which the town is known for.
Day 5 - Dades Gorge
Tour the World heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, used as a backdrop for more than 20 Hollywood films. Enjoy the beauty as we drive over the Atlas Mountains. Continue towards the Valley of Roses and the Dades Gorge.
Day 6 - Merzouga
Visit Todra Gorge: a massive fault, rising to 300m in a narrow valley thick studded with palmeries and Berber Villages. Head further into the desert to Merzouga, stopping along the great Sand Dunes of Erg Chebbi where you take a camel ride to get to your sleep at a Bivouac Tent.
Day 7 - Fes
Jump back on the camels for the short ride back to the hotel. Stop at a sand dune for sand boarding! Arrival in Fes in the evening. After dinner, enjoy a traditional Moroccan Hammam (bathhouse) and relax.
Day 8 - Fes
Meet at a session at a Moroccan cooking school! Then, we’re off to the souk to bargain with vendors and purchase all the ingredients we need for our typical Moroccan meal. We will cook our meal under professional guidance and then enjoy it for dinner. This evening we will see a concert performance in the town.
Day 9 - Rabat
Participate in a community service project at town of Meknes. Next, we will travel to Kenitra. There, we will meet our local instructors and head to the beach for our lessons. Eat a picnic lunch on the beach. This evening experience the cultural heritage of Morocco’s capital city, Casablanca.
Day 10 - Casablanca
Participate in a community service project. The day will consist of a hands on project such as reading to the blind, painting a school house in Ait Boughmaz, or organizing a “play day” for children at the local orphanage. In the afternoon we will take a guided walking tour of Casablanca.
Day 11 - Homeward Bound
Board your flight for home!
AirfareRoundtrip group airfare to Morocco
BusPrivate coach transportation for duration of trip
HotelsCentrally located, student friendly, 3 * minimum, acclaimed hotels
Daily breakfast and dinner included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants and accommodations serving authentic cuisine sufficient for teenage appetites.
White is the color of mourning in Morocco. A Moroccan widow wears white for 40 days after the death of her husband.
Places You’ll Visit
Ben Yusuf Madrasa
Take note of the exquisite cut-tile mosaics and Islamic plasterwork.
The Old Town contains nearly two miles of secret passages.
The largest mosque in Marrakesh.
Dar Si Said Museum
Housing the very quintessence of Moroccan art.
UNESCO World Heritage city.
Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Essouira.
This famous kasbah was used as a backdrop for more than 20 Hollywood films.
Visit a souk and Taorirt Kasbah.
Arrive after your picturesque journey over and through the Atlas mountains.
A massive fault, rising to 300 m in a narrow valley thick studded with palmeries and Berber Villages.
Stop along the great Sand Dunes of Erg Chebbi where you will take a camel ride to get to your sleep at a Bivouac Tent.
Watch the sunrise over the ochre colored sand dunes.
Welcome to the culinary capital of Morocco.
Community service project in the area.
Surf off the beautiful waters of Morocco.
Explore all the city has to offer!