Morocco Geography, Geology & Environmental Science School Trips

The name ‘Marrakech’ originates from the meaning ‘Land of God’. The city is divided into two distinct parts: the Medina, the historical city, and the new European modern district. Outside the city, desert landscapes, enchanted gorges, high waterfalls, and 400-million-year-old fossil graveyards complete the various landscapes and their fascinating geological origins.

Morocco offers a vibrant and unique blend of European, African, Arabian, Colonial and Berber! This exciting destination provides a wealth of culture, amazing landscapes, and fascinating history. Geography groups in particular are spoilt as Marrakech and its hinterland allow consideration of its market functions and tourist management, as well as water management issues and deserts of the surrounding arid landscape.

Prices start from£725pp

Price Shown includes

  • 4 nights’ full-board accommodation
  • Return flights, all taxes & charges included
  • Airport transfers in resort
  • Local Guide & coach transportation throughout your visit
  • Visits including: Marrakech Discovery Day, High Atlas Mountains Discovery Day, Imlil Fieldwork Day
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • Free place ratio of 1 in 10

Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from a London airport in October 2019 and is subject to availability.

 


On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home
• Services of a Local Guide


5 day Morocoo package includes

Day One - Arrive in Morocco

Daytime: Flight and transfer to accommodation with guide and exploration of local area

Evening: Free time to settle in, evening meal

 

Day Two - Marrakech Discovery Day

Your guide will accompany you for a day in Marrakech investigating urban issues including sustainability, redevelopment, resource management, transport and economic development. Consider how youthful, dynamic and aspiring Moroccans in this rapidly developing city in an LEDC live alongside more traditional Islamic culture. In the evening you may choose to return to the Square and spend time watching the local entertainers, where snake charmers and acrobats, fortune tellers and dancers vie for your attention, and visit the spectacular food stalls which make the atmosphere unforgettable.

Day Three - High Atlas Mountains Discovery Day

Your transport will take you to the High Atlas village of Imlil. Stops can be made en route to view some of the hot desert environmental issues which affect a rapidly developing city in north Africa, such as ecosystems, plant and animal adaptations, development opportunities and challenges, tourism and water management. 

Day Four - Imlil Fieldwork Day

There are a range of fieldwork opportunities in Imlil, including flooding and hazards in a mountain environment, river morphology, tourism and eco-tourism, cold environments, rural settlement, microclimates or ecosystems. Investigate aspects of the water cycle and carbon cycle, possibly including NEA consideration and fieldwork skills practice.

Day Five - Arrive in the UK

Morning & afternoon: Free time in Marrakech. Transfer to airport for return flight to UK

 


Study themes

CITIES (MARRAKECH)

  • Marrakech as an example of a city in an NEE; social, economic and environmental challenges
  • Impacts of tourism on economic development
  • Urban change and regeneration
  • Hot desert landforms
  • Water management
  • Water and carbon cycles

MOUNTAINS (IMLIL & ATLAS MOUNTAINS) 

  • Imlil flash flood (1995) 
  • Slope processes & weathering in mountainous environments 
  • Impacts of tourism on economic development 
  • Aspects of water & carbon cycles 
  • Rural settlement development 
  • Aspects of food, water & energy security

Study levels

  • GCSE
  • KS3

Transport

We can arrange for your group to fly from a range of UK airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.

Flight


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
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