Surely the pitched battles have already begun in class to decide the destination of your end-of-grade trip. There will always be a group in search of the Caribbean, others will want to stay in Europe and you, what are you going to do? You have the soul of an adventurer but you also want to enjoy days of rest and partying, discover a new continent... That's why we bring you the best ideas for end-of-degree trips in Morocco.
End of race to Morocco
This experience is ideal for groups of up to 20 people at any time of the year. It is true that if you go in January/February you will need some warm clothing (especially for the nights and the night you spend in the desert).
Do you have everything prepared? We take off towards Fez! Once there, they will pick us up at the airport to take us to the hotel. If you have not yet decided how you were going to organize yourself in the rooms, this trip may be a good time for you to do it. Thus, when we arrive at the hotel, we will leave our suitcases and our adventure through this wonderful country will begin.
We will begin with a walking tour of Fez, one of the most authentic cities in Morocco. When walking through the streets of the Old City you will feel how you are transported to the medieval times. Our guide will explain all the secrets of this city and will take you through the medina, which is a World Heritage Site. You will be able to see with your eyes what the daily life of the Arab culture is like in the surroundings of the Mosque, the Fountain, the Oven, the Baths and the Koranic School. We will also have the opportunity to see the well-known tanneries where the skins are tanned.
Surely you would like to try typical and traditionally prepared dishes, so do not hesitate to ask the guide which are the best places (both in terms of quality and price) to do so.
When you drink water, we recommend that you always drink bottled water, not from jugs/taps or fountains.
In the evening you will see how some stalls begin to appear where you can begin to practice the art of haggling and listen to Moroccan folk music.
You will have many nights to enjoy, so It is better that today you do not leave “too early” since the next day you have 470 km to travel.. Have your cameras at hand and be very awake because you will be able to contemplate wonderful landscapes: you will go from north to south crossing the entire Middle Atlas Mountains. We will make a stop in Ifrane, residence of the country's well-off students, since that is where the American university is located. Elite athletes are also here, so if you see one standing out, ask them for an autograph! Who knows what it may be worth in the future? We will visit a Centennial Cedar where a colony of Barbary Macaques lives.
Will you be able to take a photo with them looking at the camera? We want to see it!
The last stop of the day before reaching our destination will be a viewpoint from which you can see the immense palm grove of the Ziz Valley. Impressive, right? We will end the day in Merzouga.
The next morning we will have leisure to walk among the dunes, visit nearby towns or have a great time. relax in the pool of the hotel. We hope you gain strength, because in the afternoon we will take the dromedaries to go to the oasis in the middle of the desert where we will spend the night in nomadic haimas, tents made with dromedary hair to shelter you from the night cold. When the sun goes down you will witness one of the most amazing sunsets you have ever seen. After We will have dinner to the sound of tam-tam around the bonfire. It is the moment in which you can all sit together to remember how you met, that subject that crossed your path and that you have carried over to this year and thousands of moments lived together.
At dawn, you will have the opportunity to see how the sun begins to illuminate the dunes little by little until it covers everything with its golden mantle. We will take the camels again to take us to the Tombouctou Kasbah and we can take a shower.
We will visit a village originally from Black Africa and enjoy its traditional songs while having tea, a symbol of hospitality. Next, we will go to the Rissani Market, where you will find a wide variety of artisan products.
Don't miss the donkey parking at the Rissani Market, it's very curious!
After the camel rides, the night in the desert and the morning of visits, we will take the afternoon off so that you can explore the streets for yourself and feel like one of the town.
The next morning, we will leave the dunes behind to make way for the more mountainous landscapes. We will arrive at Tinerhir, where we will tour its palm grove until we reach the famous Gorge of The Todra Gorges. We will continue to Boumalne Dades, a town located in the High Atlas Mountains and in the afternoon we will visit the Dades Valley, where, on the way down, we will be able to see what are known as “Patas del mono”.
How are you doing the trip? Are you enjoying it? We hope you continue to have strength, because you still have to experience one of the biggest parties of the trip.
We will cross the Mountain Pass, Tizi – n'Tichka, where the landscapes are amazing and you can take some of the best photos of the trip. Make a visit to Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou, will you recognize which films have been filmed here? In the afternoon we will arrive at the “Red City”, the best time to visit Djemma el Fna Square, where you will be surprised by the atmosphere both day and night.
The last two days you will spend in Marrakech, where in addition to getting to know the city, letting yourself be carried away by its atmosphere and being able to do some more excursions (a 4×4 ride, for example) you will be able to relax in the hammam, buy those souvenirs of your travel (prove you're the best at haggling!) and party. In addition to the atmosphere of the squares and their stalls, did you know that there is a Pachá nightclub in Marrakech?
Throughout the trip you will have a bus at your disposal with which you will make the transfers and you will have a companion or guide at all times. The hotels are completely trustworthy so that in addition to enjoying the travel experience, you don't have to worry about anything. You will have half board or full board depending on the place so that you do not miss out on trying the traditional Moroccan meals.
Surely you are already looking forward to living this experience, so Contact The Fun Plan team so that we can give you all the details of the trip. Ready? Ready? Let's go!
Marrakech and beach for students
If your end-of-degree trip is from April to September and you want to enjoy the beaches of Morocco, don't think twice, Marrakech and the beach is your best option!
The You will spend the first three days in Marrakech: getting to know its culture, visiting the medina and its markets, you will delve into Arab culture and live a unique experience. The end of the trip will take place in Essaouira, a coastal area and fishermen's, where you can enjoy the beach, walk through the port or taste delicious recipes. What do you think, let's start the trip?
We will land in Marrakesh, where they will be waiting for us to take us to the hotel. Once the rooms have been distributed and you have left your luggage, you can begin to inspect the area: the best food stalls, the stalls where you are the masters of haggling... As the afternoon falls, remember that uOne of the best places is the Djemaa El-Fna Square. We are sure that you are looking forward to experiencing the night of Marrakech, so completely leave aside books, studies, exams... and to enjoy!
A day in Marrakech
The next morning A bus will pick you up to take you to the Medina, which we will visit accompanied by a local guide. Our tour will begin in the Koutoubia Minaret (the twin of the Giralda in Seville) and we will continue entering the alleys of the Souk. Artisans weaving carpets, making slippers and many other artisans will be what you will find in this part of the city. We will also visit the Palais de la Bahía and mid-morning we will make a stop at a Berber pharmacy where they will teach us their best kept secrets while we rest for a while.
What's your plan tonight? You can start in the square to get into the atmosphere (they even celebrate Ibizan nights!) and continue along a small terrace to finish at the disco. The Moroccan night is long! You will find the contrasts of environments that you will find as you walk along as strange as they are attractive.
Take advantage of your last day in Marrakech to visit those places that caught your attention during your visit the previous day, explore every corner and get some souvenirs from your trip. If you made friends the night before, meet them so they can show you the most typical restaurants and get ready because the next day we are going to Essaouira.
You will know that we have arrived by its unmistakable smell of the sea, the continuous fluttering of the seagulls and the coming and going of the fishermen. Essaouira is a charming coastal town in which art takes on great importance. You can visit numerous painting studios, exhibitions, art galleries and you will find musicians and bands everywhere.
We recommend that one of the days you eat near the port and visit its medina, since it is one of the most beautiful in Morocco. Relax walking along its beaches and, if you are brave, bathing in its waters (remember that you are in the Atlantic!). To give you an idea of what its beaches are like, they have the same style as those of the Canary Islands.
And if you are lovers of water sports, you are in the perfect place to practice surfing, kitesurfing or windsurfing. If you have never done it, you are on your final degree journey! What do you think if you dare to do something different and feel new sensations?
An exotic destination, culture, landscapes straight out of a movie, beach and party. What more could you ask for from your end-of-degree trip?