Photography tour Morocco

Photography-Tour


Morocco is a photographer’s dream!

With itsrich history, multicultural population and varied geography Morocco is a fascinating country!

Take the opportunity to capture memorable experiences through your lens in the fascinating country of Morocco. Morocco, a land filled with mystery and magic, vibrant culture and friendly people. An ancient and absorbing land full of exotic souks, exquisite scenery, picturesque villages and a dramatic Sahara. Enjoy the sights in and around vibrant Marrakech and ancient Fez, make an unforgettable journey into the Sahara and photograph architecture, dramatic landscapes, villages and people.

 

Whether you just bought your first camera or you are already a keen photographer, our photo tours offer great opportunities for everyone that enjoys photography and traveling. It’s well known that you can take photographs almost anywhere in Morocco but we design this tour to satisfy all the photography interests and visit some special places. Among the group we try to share knowledge of photography and Morocco and support each other’s creativity with ideas and tips to create narrative and dynamic travel photographs. Our trip together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun!

We are very happy to offer you unique, private photo tours and drive you from small towns to crowded imperial cities and from the depth of the Sahara desert to the Atlantic ocean! Contact us!

Itinerary

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Program: Photography tour Morocco


1stday : Transfer from Casablanca  airport – Chefchaoun

 Meet up in the airport and get to know each other, and then drive for around 3 hours to the Riff Mountains where the small town of Chefchaoun situated in the edge of two peaks. Depends on our arrival to Chefchaoun we may have time to enjoy capturing some first photos in the blue city of Chefchaoun.

 2ndday :Chefchaoun

 We wake up in this charming town, with steep narrow streets, paved with stones that have been polished by thousands of feet over the centuries.  The homes are painted blue, white, azure blue, indigo, and purple and have blue shutters and elaborately decorated doorways.As we start exploring this magnificent city perched high in the Riff Mountains it will appear that the photographic opportunities are endless.

3rd day :Chefchaoun – Fes

 After the breakfast we start driving towards the old city of Fez, a medieval world treasure and UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you walk through the maze of streets in the Medina you are literally walking through 1,300 years of Moroccan heritage. It is a spectacular medina where time seems to have stood still and photographs beckon around every corner. With a local guide you will see veiled women and laughing children, donkeys pulling carts and vendors carrying huge mounds of bread on trays above their heads.

 It is a maze of intricate laneways where carpet makers, manual loom makers and merchant palaces are found within. Photograph the intricate carved stucco walls, arches and cornices. Zoom in on the exquisite mosaics that cover theNejjarne Fountain and visit the Kairaouine Mosque. Enjoy the souk were merchants sell mounds of colorful spices, carpets, silks and leather goods and visit the legendary tanneries were the city’s renowned leather is made with sweat and knowledge passed down generations.

4th day : Fes –  Imilchil

Our 4th day focuses on the nature, small villages, Berber mountain people and fields. We start early morning from Fes and drive towards Ifrane, the Switzerland of Morocco, as it is known for its exceptional character. Then we continue towards Azro forest, where we will stop to picture the Barbary Apes, one of the beautiful native Moroccan animals.

The road will continue through Midelt and the High Atlas mountains via Tizi n’Tlghemt(1903m). After the Atlas Mountains the landscape changes toa more desert, dry landscape. We continue along a small road through fields where locals are always working among the amazing colors of the poplar trees, particularly in autumn. We reach Imilchilbefore sunset and stop to take photographs of one of the lakes there such as Tislit (the groom). Overnight in a hotel.

5th day: Imilchil – Todgha Gorges- Tizi n Tzazert – Nkob

Another day of adventure starts early for the ones who are interested to picture the sunrise over the lake. After breakfast, we drive down along the river towards the Gorge of Todgha. After lunch we will continue towards Tizi n Tzazert. We will off road among the amazing volcanic mountain of JbelSaghro. Often there will be nomads grazing their flocks around. We reach Nkob late afternoon where we will spend the night.

6th day :Nkob – Zagoura – Chegaga Dunes

Don’t miss a picture from the terrace of our hotel in Nkob, where the palm trees and Kasbahs in the background are amazing!

Only a half hour drive and we reach the famous valley of Draa, more than 200km of the date palms, remote villages all along. We will see locals working in their fields and notice the black African roots. We follow the valley for an hour to reach Zagoura city, or the capital of dates. Lunch will be there or later in Mhamid.  We will drive off road for 2 hours crossing the stony desert and over the dunes. We arrive at the dunes of Chegaga where the experience of riding a camel  for  some minutes and picturing the sunset up over the dunes will make your day special especially after a long day. Night and dinner under the tents with some music of drums will be a fascinating experience.

For those who want to picture the stars, here will be a great opportunity to test your night photography skills.

 7th day :Chegaga dunes – Fint

If you wake up early the sunrise over thechegaga dunes always offers amazing colors when the first rays of light meet the ground.

Our day starts again off road over thesandy ground up to the dry lake of IRIKI, wereits flat surface and the Anti Atlas Mountainin the background will open your mind for creativity.

We arrive in the town of foumzguid, after a break for tea or coffee we continue towards our lunch place. After lunch we reach the oasis of Fint where our hotel stands above a nice view facing a sea of palms.

8th day: Oasis of Fint-  Ait ben Haddou- Marrakech

 Here you can enjoy snapping away nice photos inside the palm groves and the river of Fint.  We start driving to visit the KsarAit Ben Haddou, classified as a UNESCO world heritage since 1987 and well-known as being the backbone of many Hollywood blockbusters.

We continue to wards Marrakech via the Famous Tizi n tichka pass (2260m) which offers nice views of the villages and the mountain peaks full of snow during the winter. Night in a Riad in Marrakech.

09th day: full day in Marrakech

The old-part of Marrakech is much like it was centuries ago, packed with craftsmen, street vendors and vibrant clashes of color. You will feel an incredible sense of old world magic as you walk through the ancient streets of Marrakech. The city is a photographer’s paradise that is best expressed in person through your lens.

Capture the colorful chaos of Djemma el Fna Square, where there are great photographic opportunities around every corner, from snake charmers and magicians to cooks and musicians. Venture through the souks which are an amazing labyrinth of covered markets mixed with tradesmen practicing their ancient skills. Highlights of the souks are metal workers, wool dyers and wood carvers. Visit the Ben Youssef Madrasa a beautiful example of traditional Moroccan architecture. The tile mosaics and intricate carvings are exquisite.

10th day: Marrakech –  Essaouira

Nestled between the rugged Moroccan landscape and the sea is the mesmerizing whitewashed fishing village of Essaouira. It is a beautiful mix of French and Moroccan influences with a distinct atmosphere of Moroccan spices, tiny streets, colors, art and music. You will find plenty of chances to exercise your camera shutter and then relax for a hearty lunch of fish.

11th day:  Essaouira – Casablanca airport

end of your tour: Photography tour Morocco

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Note: this tour can be done also as a normal tour for travelers

Include / not include

Tour includes Comfortable car with A/C Driver Experienced Berber Guide One night in camp in desert 4One night in the hotel All Breakfasts, Lunches and dinners Camel riding
Tour does not include Flights Accomodation in Fes and Marrakech Tips Drinks Personal fees
Accomodation Two nights in Fes and two nights in Marrakech approximately 30-60 euro in double per night with breakfast as obtained from Trivago.com or Booking.com Option B: Fez and Marrakech including a 4 day tour of the desert, dunes, Kasbahs and Jbel Saghro mountains (more off-roads).