Human & Development Geography University Tour to Morocco

Example study tour 

Created for the University of Derby

 

The University of Derby required a group travel package to a Moroccan city where students could develop skills in field techniques, observation skills, data analysis and presentation, teamwork and life skills.

StudyLink created an 11-day study tour package to Marrakech & Essaouira, enabling students to investigate economic growth, politics, social shift, standard of living and the impact of local and global development.

Group travel services provided by StudyLink

  • Flights from Manchester International Airport, return to Luton Airport
  • Airport assistance during check-in, security & gate checks on departure from Manchester International Airport
  • Airport transfers in Menara
  • 2 nights’ B&B accommodation at the Hotel 3 Palmiers
  • 1 night half board accommodation at Kabsah Toubkal
  • 2 nights’ B&B accommodation at Karam Palace
  • 1 night half board accommodation at Tented Camp Pacha
  • 1 night half board accommodation at Palais Salam
  • 3 nights’ B&B accommodation at Hotel Miramar
  • Pre-booked meals at local restaurants 
  • Coach transportation throughout the tour to support visit programme 
  • Services of a Local Guide throughout the tour to support visit programme 
  • Services of our representatives in Morocco to provide 24hr assistance 
  • Extensive group travel insurance 
  • Bespoke free-place ratio 
  • 24/7 on-call service
  • Services of a dedicated Account Executive
  • Bespoke itinerary planning service 
  • Online trip organiser & travel app
  • Risk management services including live trip tracking 

Custom-made 11-day itinerary to Morocco

Day 1 - Arrive in Marrakech & Essaouira

After boarding a daytime flight to Menara, the group was met by our coach provider for transportation to their accommodation. Staying at the Hotel 3 Palmiers, the group was based near Menara Airport and within walking distance of Marrakech Plaza and the Carré Eden Shopping Center.

Free time was scheduled in the evening for students to explore the nearby area and taste the local cuisine. 

 

Day 2 – Mosque of the Koutoubia

Continental breakfast served at the hotel, group then met the our Local Guide at the Mosque of the Koutoubia for half day guided tour of Marrakech.

Mosque of the Koutoubia is the largest mosque in Marrakesh, and is an architectural marvel admired by students for its scalloped keystone arches, jagged merlons and mathematically pleasing proportions. Built by Almoravid architects, students can investigate the techniques used by the 11th century Berber Muslim dynasty.

Free time scheduled for group to their own arrangements for the late-afternoon and evening.

Day 3 - Kabsah Toubkal - Group-planned activity

Continental breakfast served at the hotel. Group checked-out of Hotel 3 Palmiers and travelled to Kabsah Toubkal for 1 night.

The group chose to arrange their own activities for the day, however StudyLink can pre-book visits, dinner reservations and public transport tickets.

Evening meal served at accommodation.

Day 4 - Karam Palace - Group-planned activity

Continental breakfast served at the hotel. Group checked-out of Kabsah Toubkal and travelled to Karam Palace for 1 night.

The group chose to arrange their own activities including meals and transport, however StudyLink can pre-book visits, dinner reservations and public transport tickets.

 

Day 5 - Tented Camp Pacha - Group-planned activity

Continental breakfast served at the hotel. Group checked-out of Karam Palace and travelled to Tented Camp Pacha for 1 night.

The group chose to arrange their own activities for the day, however StudyLink can pre-book visits, dinner reservations and public transport tickets.

Evening meal served at accommodation.

Day 6 - Karam Palace - Group-planned activity

Continental breakfast served at the hotel. Group checked-out of Tented Camp Pacha and travelled to Karam Palace for 1 night.

The group chose to arrange their own activities including meals and transport, however StudyLink can pre-book visits, dinner reservations and public transport tickets.

Day 7 - Palais Salam - Group-planned activity

Continental breakfast served at the hotel. Group checked-out of Tented Camp Pacha and travelled to Palais Salam for 1 night.

The group chose to arrange their own activities for the day, however StudyLink can pre-book visits, dinner reservations and public transport tickets.

Evening meal served at accommodation.

Day 8 to 10 – Hotel Miramar - Group-planned activity

Continental breakfast served at the hotel. Group checked-out of Palais Salam and travelled to Hotel Miramar for 3 nights’ B&B.

The group chose to arrange their own activities including meals and transport, however StudyLink can pre-book visits, dinner reservations and public transport tickets.

Day 11 – Return to Luton Airport

Continental breakfast served at the hotel, the group were met by our coach provider at their accommodation and travelled to Mogador airport, arriving at Luton Airport mid-afternoon.