Trips to Marrakech for Agriculture Students
For a truly memorable student trip, Morocco has to be one of the top destinations. From the Atlas Mountains, through sandy desert to its rugged coastline, via the bustling cities of Marrakesh and Casablanca, there is something for college students of a variety of subjects to be inspired by. Morocco is famed for its huge red-washed walls, streets lined with orange trees and in the labyrinth of the souk, a great mixture of Arab, Berber, black African and European influences have created what is arguably Africa’s most exciting and diverse countries.
An agriculture study tour to Morocco will open the doors for students to discover the Sahara desert, the largest desert on earth which covers the South East of Morocco, displaying dramatic dunes, and home to some very small communities on the outskirts of the desert.
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Flight from London & transfer to accommodation. Exploration of area with Local Guide.||Free to time to settle in. Evening meal.|
|2||Atlas Mountains Discovery Day||Evening meal & free time|
|3||Tizi-n-Tichka Pass & Farm Visit||Evening meal & free time|
|4||Free time in Marrakech||Transfer to airport for return flight to London|
|Morning||Flight from London & transfer to accommodation. Exploration of area with Local Guide.|
|Evening||Free to time to settle in. Evening meal.|
|Morning||Atlas Mountains Discovery Day|
|Evening||Evening meal & free time|
|Morning||Tizi-n-Tichka Pass & Farm Visit|
|Evening||Evening meal & free time|
|Morning||Free time in Marrakech|
|Evening||Transfer to airport for return flight to London|
Price Shown includes
- 3 nights' bed & breakfast accommodation
- Return flights & overseas airport transfers
- Extensive group travel insurance
- 1 in 10 free place ratio
Please contact us for a price.
On-tour support includes...
- Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home
Additional on-tour support available...
- Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
- A choice of packed lunches for your group throughout your stay
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Services of a Local Guide
Top visits for college groups in Morocco
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 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 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 Five - Arrive in the UK
Morning & afternoon: Free time in Marrakech. Transfer to airport for return flight to UK
Irrigation Study Day
During this excursion your students will study irrigation and drainage systems before arriving in Imlil at an elevation of 1700 metres. From there you will follow a path to the village of Douar Armed at an elevation 1900 metres. There will be a stop at the Kasbah of Imlil, a traditional former home of a feudal chief which is now an Eco tourism settlement.
Camel Ride through Marrakech Palm Trees
Camels, known as the ‘ships of the desert’ are remarkable animals and offer a relaxing way to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Palmeraie in the palm groves of Marrakech. You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful sights of the city. There will also be time for some fun photos and a chance to get to know your camel well!
Carriage Ride Tour
Enjoy a beautiful carriage ride around Marrakech. You will visit the ramparts and the extensive gardens of Agdal - which are the oldest gardens of Marrakech, and also through the amazing Medina.
Majorelle Gardens Tour
The Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is one of the most visited sites in Morocco. It took French painter Jacques Majorelle (1886-1962) forty years of passion and dedication to create this enchanting garden in the heart of the “Ochre City".
- Sustainable Futures
- Sustainable Agriculture & Horticulture Management