Morocco

 

Destination – Morocco

With No Barriers Youth

No Barriers Youth offers incredibly unique student travel experiences in Morocco. Visit the World Heritage sandstone forts, grandiose palaces, and ancient mosques in the imperial cities of Fez, Rabat, and Marrakech. Travelers can also:

  • Stay overnight in a traditional “riad” home and experience the importance of family values while working on a community service project
  • Visit an organization that addresses women’s health and youth issues to learn about some of the challenges in the region
  • Tour the cultural and historical sights of the capital city of Rabat to see how the city evolved during post-colonization
  • Marvel at the carnival-like atmosphere of Djemma el-Fna in Marrakesh where snake charmers, Gnawa musicians, and open air performers entertain the crowds
  • Meander through the intricate alleys and narrow street souks of Fez’s ancient medina
  • Ride camel-back through the vast Sahara Desert and meet nomadic indigenous Berber traders or watch the sunrise along one of the spectacular treks in the Atlas Mountains

Summary

Morocco sits at the crossroads between Africa, Europe and the Middle East. A multi-lingual, multi-ethnic society, Morocco draws from the many influences which has shaped its history, culture and geography. From the modern business center of Casablanca to the ancient city centers or medinas of Rabat, from the cool lush Mediterranean coast to the hot Saharan desert sands, from quiet Berber villages to the exuberant music of the markets of Marrakesh, Morocco has a vast array of experiences to offer.

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Culture & Service In The Atlas Mountains

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Day 1: Depart for Marrakech, Morocco

Depart your home gateway on an overnight flight!

Day 2: Orientation / Cooking Class

Morning/ Afternoon

  • Meet your Expedition Leader and Expert Local Guide at the airport.
  • Transfer to hotel for an Orientation and Safety Briefing

Evening  

  • Enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner as a group that you will help to prepare through a cooking class
  • Return to hotel to rest up for your early morning transfer to the Atlas Mountains

Day 3: Atlas Mountains / Community

Morning

    • Transfer to the remote Atlas Mountains for an introduction to our partner community
      • Our partner has been working in this part of the country for almost 9 years and helps to address needs raised by the elders and community members. Example projects include building wash stations, construction of school buildings, and tutoring students and practicing English. 

 

 

Evening

  • Dinner and cultural activities followed by a reflection activity with your group.  

Day 4 - 13: Immersion / Service / Adventure

Become immersed in the community as you participate in meals, service projects, and more.  Explore the Atlas Mountains and participate in a variety of reflection and educational activities with your No Barriers Youth Expedition Leader.

Day 14: Transfer / Markets

Morning/ Afternoon

  • Early morning private transfer back to Marrakech for your final full day in country.
  • Visit the souks (local markets) that sell everything from chickens to high-quality crafts. The souqs of Marrakesh are considered to be among the best in Morocco which will provide a great cultural experience!

Evening  

Participate in a special Closing Ceremony and final reflection with your Expedition Leader.

Day 15: Return home

Morning: After breakfast transfer to the airport for your departing flight. Arrive home happily exhausted and forever changed by your educational adventure to Morocco.

Getting immersed in the culture of India and getting to know and love the children was the greatest. When the students would cling to me at the end of class, and tell me how much they enjoyed having me there was heartbreaking.

Rachel W., Student

There is so much life, happening all the time. It's crazy to think that, after only three weeks, I feel like I've become accustomed to so much of how the world move.

Saul S., Student

I just wanted to take a moment to formally thank you for another unbelievable and life changing trip. No Barriers Youth made it all possible and took the guesswork out of a potentially nerve wracking and complicated task.

Amanda W., Trip Leader

“The journey not the arrival matters.”

– T.S. Eliot

Facts & Figures

Morocco
Capital: Rabat
Currency: Dirham
Avg Annual High Temp(F): Jan – 61° July – 87°
Population: 32,987,206
Special Note: UNESCO World Heritage Sites: 8
Languages:

Arabic - official

100%
Berber languages, French
Religions:

Muslim (mostly Sunni)

99%

Literacy Rate

Unemployment Rate

Below Poverty Line

Life Expectancy

HIV/Aids

Carbon Emissions (%)