Hair & Beauty College Trips & Tours to Marrakech
For a truly memorable educational 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 much to inspire students of hair and beauty.
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.
Price Shown includes
- 4 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
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 Two - Atlas Mountains Discovery Day
Formed when Africa and America collided, the mountains were once a chain rivalling today’s Himalayas. They have been home to a number of plant and animal species unique in Africa, some now extinct.
Meet your mountain guide and depart on minibuses to the Ighighayne river valley to reach the rural market village of Asni and consider the irrigation and drainage systems. Observe the magnificent scenery, a vast array of vegetation, coloured rock cliffs, mountain streams, Berber villages and local mountain people.
Continue to the town of Imlil, a small village 1,740m above sea level and the centre of mountain tourism. Imlil is at the end of a tarmac road, so you will continue on foot, crossing villages and fantastic observation points of the surrounding landscape. You’ll climb up a trail following the path to Douar Armed (1,900m), where you’ll have the chance to stop for a delicious tagine lunch, observe a traditional Moroccan tea ceremony, and take in panoramic views of the valley.
You’ll then cross the river and continue along a path through rural villages and changing landscapes before returning to Imlil and transferring by coach to Marrakech. Your Mountain Guide will explain the irrigation and drainage systems, agriculture and local way of life. Escorted mules can carry any bags or water for your group. A truly memorable experience.
Evening: Evening meal and free time.
Day Three - Tizi-n-Tichka Pass & Farm Visit
The Door to the Desert with a Nomad Tent Stopover
You’ll depart early in 4x4 vehicles to the region of Ouarzazate through the High Atlas Mountains with a parade of varied landscapes and enchanting villages. On your journey, you’ll stop off at the high point of the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass, located at 2,260m. This is the highest road point in Morocco and offers stunning views.
Your group will then descend through the village of Sidi Ahmed before visiting a fascinating village farm to study the problems and methods of farming in a dry environment. Students will have a brief tour of the village including a communal bakery before enjoying a picnic under the shade of olive trees.
Evening: Evening meal and free time
They’ll then observe the rare production of health supplements and hear about their trade in Europe before departing to the ancient Berber village of Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO site which has been made famous in films such as Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia. A short visit to the base of the village may also be possible before arriving at your traditional nomad tent accommodation (hotel option available) on the edge of this historic location, returning in your 4x4 vehicles the following morning.
Evening: Evening meal, free time
Day Four - Marrakech Exploration Day
A great day to absorb your group in local culture. Your guide will take you on a tour of Marrakech, ‘The Pearl of the South’, firstly visiting the gardens of Menara, including the lake where several canal systems meet and the water is used to irrigate the surrounding gardens, olive groves and orchards.
Next, visit the Bahia Palace and gardens built in the late 19th century, intended to be the greatest palace of its time, before a tour of the beautiful Saadian tombs which date back to 1578, a major attraction for tourists. Students can then enjoy their picnic lunch in the Koutoubia gardens, before strolling through the souks and exploring the various districts of the Medina (Old Town).
The tour will end with time at Djemaa El Fna square as it comes to life with stalls, snake charmers, acrobats, monkey trainers, and storytellers, before retiring to your accommodation.
Evening: Evening meal, free time & overnight in Aït Benhaddou
Day Five - Arrive in the UK
Morning & afternoon: Free time in Marrakech. Transfer to airport for return flight to UK
In a traditional Berber Pharmacy explore soap incense, block olive oil soap, henna and much more.
Nectrarome Bioaromatic Garden
This full day itinerary gives you the opportunity to see rural life in the magnificent Ourika Valley with lunch and a visit to Nectrarome; the first bio-aromatic garden of its kind in Morocco, offering a number of activities to raise awareness and provide information on the uses of herbs and their extracts in beauty, health and food products.
Traditional Argan Oil Massage
Experience the properties of traditional Argan and essential oils in a massage. Refresh and rejuvenate your mind and body with this natural product used for centuries -Argan Oil is also known as “liquid gold”, for its multiple virtues.
- Beauty Therapy
- Spa Therapy