Highlights of Morocco Cultural Experience Tour

Starting Price $4099 per person
Trip Duration 12 Days
Availibility All Year
Activity Level Very High level of fitness
Highlights
  • 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
What To Expect

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.

Educational Benefits

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.

Customization

Student trip itineraries are completely customizable for your groups desires and needs.

Daily Itinerary

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!

Transportation
  • Airfare
    Roundtrip group airfare to Morocco
  • Bus
    Private coach transportation for duration of trip
Accommodation
  • Hotels
    Centrally located, student friendly, 3 * minimum, acclaimed hotels
Food

Daily breakfast and dinner included in tour. Meals at locally owned and run restaurants and accommodations serving authentic cuisine sufficient for teenage appetites.

Meet Our Leaders
Ryan Maguire
Did you know?

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.

Medina

The Old Town contains nearly two miles of secret passages.

Koutoubia Minaret

The largest mosque in Marrakesh.

Dar Si Said Museum

Housing the very quintessence of Moroccan art.

Essouira Medina

UNESCO World Heritage city.

Beach Time

Enjoy the beautiful beaches of Essouira.

Ait Benhaddou

This famous kasbah was used as a backdrop for more than 20 Hollywood films.

Ouarzazate

Visit a souk and Taorirt Kasbah.

Dades Gorge

Arrive after your picturesque journey over and through the Atlas mountains.

Todra Gorge

A massive fault, rising to 300 m in a narrow valley thick studded with palmeries and Berber Villages.

Merzouga

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.

Erg Chebbi

Watch the sunrise over the ochre colored sand dunes.

Fes

Welcome to the culinary capital of Morocco.

Rabat

Community service project in the area.

Kenitra

Surf off the beautiful waters of Morocco.

Casablanca

Explore all the city has to offer!