The crossroads of civilization
Morocco for school groups
You will visit Morocco
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This is an example of the Morocco itinerary.
Remember: We are very happy to customize this itinerary to accommodate your group specific interests. We can make it longer or shorter and adjust the cost to fit different budgets.
Day 1 Arrivals in Casablanca
Arrivals. Shopping for Moroccan shawls for ladies. Visit Hussein.
Special event: Welcome dinner with a professor from University in Rabat with discussion on the history, culture, and everyday life in Morocco.
Day 2 Chefchaouen
Early morning drive to Chefchaouen via beautiful mountains (5.5 h)
Sightseeing in Chefchaouen called the “Blue City” or the “Blue Pearl” of Morocco. The city was founded in 1471 in the Rif mountains by Moors and Jews fleeing Spain. There are many theories about why Chefchaouen is blue. Some say it was painted blue by the Jews, others say it’s to keep the mosquitos away or that it reflects the color of the sea. It is one of the most striking and most visited places in the country.
We walk through the picturesque streets, markets, and have dinner on one of the beautifully decorated terraces. In the evening you will have free time and a chance to experience hammam (on your own).
Day 3 Fes
Drive to Fes.
Visit the famous Medina. We will do a walking tour around:
- Madraça Attarine
- Zaouia de Moulay Idriss
- Nejjarine Fondouk Museum
- Madraça Bu Inania
- Bab Bou Jeloud
- Batha Museum
Day 4 Midelt/Merzouga
Explore Midelt city and the famous Berber Villages.
Drive to Merzouga.
Enjoy the camel ride.
Day 5 Sahara desert
In the desert, we will do:
- Sand surfing,
- Watch the sunset
- Observe the wildlife
- Sit around a campfire.
Day 6 Todra Gorge, Dades Valley
At Todra Gorge, we will visit:
Drive to Dades Valley and explore:
- Ksar El Khorbat
- Musée de oasis (museum)
Musée de Sources de Lalla Mimouna (museum)
Day 7 Ait Benhaddou
Sightseeing of the Kasbah, a place that is home to a remaining population of five families. This site has been used as a film location for films since the 1960s, including The Mummy, Gladiator, Prince of Persia, and television show Game of Thrones.
Day 8 Marrakech
In the city, we will do a tour around:
- Yves Saint Laurent Museum
- Jardin Majorelle garden and museums
- Maison de la Photographie
- Jemaa el-Fna square
- Bahia Palace
- The Mellah, Jewish quarter
- El Badi Palace
Free time to explore the Souk Semmarine market.
Special event: Optional hands-on workshop (tadelakt “plaster”, basketry, pottery, or cooking).
Day 9 Departures
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Day 9 Flight to Amman
At the city, we will visit:
Free time (you can try the refreshing sugar cane juice or enjoy a cup of Arabic coffee on your own).
Day 10 Petra
We will do a walking tour:
- Qasr al-Bint temple
- Great Temple
- High Place of Sacrifice
- Al Khazneh construction
- Siq canyon (UNESCO World Heritage)
Day 11 Dead sea and crossing border to Jerusalem
Swim in the dead sea for a unique experience when visiting Kalia beach.
Cross the border to Jerusalem and visit the Olives Mount.
Day 12 Jerusalem
In Jerusalem, we will do a tour around:
- Wall of Lamentations
- Dome of the Rock
- Temple Mount
- The Way of the Cross
- Holy Sepulchre Basilic
- David Tower
Day 13 Tel Aviv
On the last day of this amazing trip, we will visit:
Free time. You can watch the sunset at Frishman Beach.
Day 14 Departures
(* Notes: Lots of time in the bus in the mountains – motion sickness pills.)
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Emergency Telephone Numbers
Morocco – Country Code +212 | Police 19 | American Embassy: (+212) 5226-42000 Address: Boulevard Moulay Youssef, Casablanca 20250, Morocco
Jordan – Country Code +962 | Police 911 | American Embassy: (+962) 6 590 6000 Address: Al-Umawyeen St 37, Amman, Jordan
Israel – Country Code +972 | Police 100 | American Embassy: (+972) 2-630-4000 Address: David Flusser St 14, Jerusalem
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Important notice: The group will enjoy a camel trek through the Sahara. It’s possible to walk alongside the caravan on the sand for about an hour instead. The walk is not very demanding and you manage with a basic level of fitness. You can also skip this experience.
Please respect the country culture by dressing appropriately. Women will need to cover their heads in mosques.
▹ Visa requirements for Morocco tours
MOROCCO: There is no special visa requirements for U.S. citizens entering Morocco for less than 90 days. Please make sure your passport is valid for at least another 6 months and has empty pages.
▹ Health, Vaccinations
✔︎ All travelers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to manage and enjoy our style of travel. Please note that if in the opinion of our group leader or local guide any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, we reserve the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund. You should be able to walk at least 2-3 miles a day and be able to climb at least two sets of stairs.
✔︎ You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations before departure.
✔︎ There are no major health risks associated with traveling to Morocco.
✔︎ At least 30 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
✔︎ If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour and any possible delays ( we recommend additional 1-2 weeks of supply).
✔︎ If you tend to get motion sickness please travel with appropriate medication. If you have a sensitive stomach consider bringing imodium as well.
Health Insurance: international health insurance, evacuation or cancelation insurance are not included. We recommend purchasing those before the trip. See the insurance box on the sidebar of this page.
✔︎ Morocco operates on 220 volts and uses a Type C or E plugs with two small, round pins.
▹ Connectivity, Internet
✔︎ The Internet is available in all hotels although speed may vary.
✔︎ Please consult your phone plan provider for phone call and text messages, international charges and plans.
▹ Time zones
✔︎ Morocco is 5 hours ahead Eastern Time (ET). 12pm in New York, is 5 pm in Morocco
▹ Currency, cash, credit cards
✔︎ The currency in Morocco is Moroccan dirham.
✔︎ Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas.
✔︎ ATMs are available in all major towns and cities and credit cards are generally available in tourist shops and restaurants. Visa and MasterCard are better than American Express, Diners. Smaller venues accept cash only.
▹ Baggage allowance
✔︎ Our travelers are limited to one checked bag and one carry-on bag per person due to storage limitations on motor coaches and other transfers, which may include train connections or flights. Additional baggage can be a subject of extra fees. Contact your airline for baggage size and weight restrictions for your flights.
✔︎ We recommend that you make sure you label your baggage and keep valuables, medication, and documents and a set of clothes, pijamas and cosmetics (travel size) in your carry-on bag in case of baggage delays. ber of your first hotel printed out.
✔︎ It’s customary to offer your guide and driver a gratuity in local currency. Please keep current exchange rates in mind.
✔︎ We recommend tipping the equivalent of $10 per day per person and giving the tips to tour leaders to distribute between drivers, guides etc.
✔︎ Tips can only be paid in cash.
Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travelers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour.
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