Destination: Morocco - 7 Days
All year round
16 Years Old
EXPERIENCE THE REAL MOROCCO
Our educational tour allows students to see the beauty of Morocco whilst making an impact in mountain communities- click through to see what’s included!
On Arrival in Morocco you will be met by our Travelteer staff who will take you to the accommodation. Students will then enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech’s famous Souks and the Jamna el Fnaa square.
Students will be driven through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains to Ouarzazate, known as the gateway to the Sahara featuring spectacular palaces and fortified cities. Enjoy a tour of the Atlas Studios used in films such as Game of Thrones before moving onto the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou.
CAMEL TREK AND OVERNIGHT CAMPING
Experience the Sahara! On day 3 you will trek with camels through sand dunes, small farms and fishing huts to reach the campsite. In the evening enjoy sandboarding in the dunes for sunset followed by a night of wild camping!
On days 4&5 students will volunteer on community development programmes for disadvantaged villages in the Atlas mountains. The volunteer projects are based on the requirements of the village at the time but usually consist of agriculture, classroom revamp, infrastructure.
ANIMAL RESCUE CENTRE
Students will volunteer at the centre for a day- helping to look after rescue animals, feeding, washing and mucking out pens. The group will then return to Marrakech in the evening for some last-minute shopping.
Community Development in Atlas Mountains
Our volunteer programme focuses on Community Development in the mountain villages of Morocco. This programme gives you unique access to live in a small community helping develop education, infrastructure & agriculture. Travelteer‛s fundraising aims to make a big impact on these mountain communities, investing in the infrastructure that will provide children with brighter futures. Our sustainable projects have already improved agriculture, educational equipment and living conditions in several villages and we‛re just getting started!
When it comes to agriculture, our projects centre around the needs of the local communities. The kind of tasks that volunteers could get involved with vary hugely, from building greenhouses to help increase crop yield and productivity, to building drip irrigation systems and assisting in daily farming duties within the local community. Previous projects have also included digging new water channels to create village-wide water distribution.
At Travelteer we understand that for education to advance, students must have their basic needs covered. Through our classroom revamp scheme, we can provide a platform for students to excel. Volunteers will assist in the improvement of school facilities - helping provide children with a cleaner, brighter space to learn. Under the guidance of local experts, volunteers will help renovate and refurbish classrooms, kitchens or whatever infrastructure is most needed by the community at that time.
Travelteer partners with each community to help contribute to the village’s infrastructure. The volunteer projects are based on the requirements of the village at the time to ensure meaningful impact. Generally, volunteers will be assisting local experts with basic renovation, whether that be building with mud brick or general maintenance within the village. This hands-on programme is a great way for students to experience a different way of life!
Day 1 – Exploring Marrakech
Discovering the Souks and Palaces
The group arrives at Marrakech airport where our in-country staff will meet you on arrival before taking the group to our Marrakech accommodation. All volunteers will be staying in the same hotel, so this is a great place to relax with friends before kicking off the tour! The group arrives at Marrakech airport and meets our in-country staff on arrival.
Students will then enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech's souks (markets) and palaces of the old medina. The group will explore the Jamna el Fnaa square with its story tellers, orange juice sellers and the Koutoubia Mosque.
Day 2 - Film Set Tour & The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou
Explore Film Sets & Ancient Cities
After breakfast on the 2nd day, we drive through beautiful terrain to Ouarzazate, known as the gateway to the Sahara Desert featuring spectacular palaces and fortified cities.
Arriving in Ouarzazate, the group will tour the film sets of Atlas Studios where various films such as Black Hawk Down, Kingdom of Heaven and Gladiator were filmed.
The group will also visit the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a World Heritage site and a prime example of an ancient, fortified town. It also has been used in many films and series including Game of Thrones!
Day 3 - Camel Trek & Overnight Camping
Camel Trekking and Sandboarding
This is your opportunity to experience the Sahara Desert! The group will trek with camels through sand dunes, small farms & fishing huts to reach the campsite for the night. Students can help with watering and feeding the camels as well as helping the cooks prepare the evening meal - a great opportunity to learn about traditional Moroccan cuisine! In the evening, the group enjoys sunset sandboarding in the dunes followed by a night of wild camping in the desert.
Day 4 & 5 - Community Development in the Atlas Mountains
Volunteering in the Atlas Mountains
Our volunteer programme focuses on Community Development in the mountain villages of Morocco. This programme gives you unique access to live in a small community helping develop education, infrastructure & agriculture.
The mountainous regions of North Africa offer our volunteers a real eye-opening experience – with breath-taking landscapes, fascinating culture and welcoming people, but infrastructure within the communities can be pretty basic.
Travelteer‛s fundraising aims to make a big impact on these mountain communities, investing in the infrastructure that will provide children with brighter futures. Our sustainable projects have already improved agriculture, educational equipment and living conditions in a number of villages and we‛re just getting started!
Day 6 - Donkey Rescue Centre & Accro Park
Students will volunteer at the centre for the day - helping to look after the rescue animals such as feeding, washing and mucking out their pens!
In addition to volunteering with rescue animals, the group will also head to 'Terres d'Amanar' an amazing adventure park with activities such as ziplining and adventure courses through the forest.
The group will return to Marrakech in the evening for a last-minute shopping trip to the souks or a swim in the hotel pool.
Day 7 – Fly back to the UK
The following morning will see the group transferred back to the airport for flights home.