Photography tours to Morocco

Photography tours to Morocco

Morocco

Magic and unusual venue for an unforgettable experience

Bivouac decoration:.

On arrival at the Camp, you would be greeted in a big nomadic tent (made with camel hair). On the ground: Carpets, tables and traditional chairs & lamps.

Light: Burning wood fire, storm lanterns and a light generator for the whole camp.

Table set up (minimum basis): White or coloured napkins, tables and traditional Chairs

Dinner: Meals are served on a round table for 6 to 8 pax.

Sample of menu served during a seated bivouac dinner:

*Variety of Moroccan salads *Tagine with chicken, lemon and olives*Tagine with beef and prunes*Kebab*Seasonal fruits*

Mint tea & Moroccan pastries

Sanitary: Chemical toilets, toilets paper and soap, hot water, mirrors.

Optional Entertainment upon request: Folkloric entertainment, blue men with torch, dromedaries.

Belly dancers, Henné, snakes charmer, monkey tamers, fantasia (depends on location)…

Open air night club with DJ or orchestra, stage, lightning


Day 1 : Casablanca Airport- Rabat (100Km)

Arrival  at Casablanca Airport 
Transfer to Casablanca city center 
Fish lunch at  a local restaurant
After lunch , visit of “The White City”: drive through the wide avenues and long stripes. Later walk Through the narrow  streets of the Medina. The tour also features visits to United Nations Square, Habous district. Hassan II Mosque (Outside),Corniche Boulevard & Morocco Mall 
- After sunset continue to Rabat 
- Dinner and Overnight at  your hotel.

Casablanca, Morocco      Rabat, Morocco     

Day 2 : Rabat - Chefchaouen

07:00: Breakfast  at hotel
08:00 : panoramic city tour of Rabat : Sightseeing of the “Imperial garden city” begins with the Kasbah of Oudayas, Hassan Tower and walls of the Mechouar surrounding the Royal Palace. Departure  to Chefchaouen. 
Lunch   on route at Local restaurant 
“Chefchaouen” Hanging like a crescent from twin mountains, the town is a 15th century relic of the Muslim civilization of Andalusia. Nestled into a fold of the Rif Mountains the walls of the town are painted a pale ochre in order to diminish the intensity of the sun. The roofs are covered with brown tiles and resemble those found in southern Spain. The roofs are covered with brown tiles and resemble those found in southern Spain. The alleyways climb to little squares often crossed by Andalusian arches.
Dinner and Overnight  at Dar Echchaouen ( a nice guest house).

Rabat, Morocco      Chefchaouen, Morocco     

Day 3 : Chefchaouen – Meknes – Fez .

Breakfast at the hotel 
Departure to Fez , via Meknes . Today will be a long way please ware comfortably 
At the heart of the Morocco, Meknes : Moulay Ismail with tireless passion, an indomitable will, he undertook to make this city a capital with Its Palaces, mosques, fountains, terraces, gardens, stables, shops; Granaries were erected without interruption for 50 years to bridge the huge perimeter drawn by the walls. Unfinished dream of Moulay Ismail ;its monumental gates which pierce the walls to give access to the wonders of the city :The main Bab al- Mansour. Do not miss the visit of the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail .
Lunch at  local restaurant  in Meknes
Arrival in the evening at Fez and Dinner & overnight  at your hotel or riad.

Chefchaouen, Morocco      Meknes, Morocco      Fes, Morocco     

Day 4 : Fes

Breakfast at the hotel 
- Sightseeing all day of Fes ; the oldest imperial city : visit of the medieval Medina and religious Islamic centers and university namely the Medersa, the Karaouine Mosque and University (The oldest in the world) as well as the Nejjarin Fountain. 
- Lunch at hotel 
- PM : Sightseeing of the famous souks of Fes. 
Dinner at “Palais Medina” restaurant with wedding ceremony show. 
Overnight  at your hotel or riad.

Fes, Morocco     

Day 5 : Fes – Erfoud ( 500 Kms )

Breakfast at the hotel, Today is going to be a long drive (about 6 hours), so dress comfortably and warmly.  Depart by  way of Atlas Mountain Berber villages and the ski towns of Ifrane and  Azrou (which look more like Bavaria then Morocco!) to Erfoud, with a stop in Midelt  (for an optional lunch) and Errachidia along the way.  
Visit of the Blue Meski  and  Arrive in Erfoud, Erfoud is the gateway to one of the most beautiful natural sites in the world, the amazing dunes at Erg Chebbi. 
Late in the afternoon Arrive to your hotel 
Overnight at hotel XALUCA MAADID ERFOUD ON  HALF BOARD. 

Fes, Morocco      Erfoud, Morocco     

Day 6 : Erfoud – MERZOUGA (50 Kms)

-Breakfast: Erfoud doesn't have a whole lot to offer a tourist. It's really close to the desert and thus experiences regular blasts of sand tearing through the streets. It has two main attractions: the dates festival and Erfoud's marble industry. 
- Visit of Rissani : The capital of the Tafilalet where the Alaouites dynasty ancestors are buried. 
Visit of the 17th century Kasbah and the imposing ruins of Ksar Abbar.
After the Optional lunch at your hotel, you will be travel to the Erg Chebbi area of the Sahara via a
 4x4 wheel drive vehicle over a track road (about 1 hour 15 minutes) 
-Arrive at the spectacular dunes of Erg Chebbi which were featured in the film Lawrence of Arabia.  The dunes are a majestic sight and you can spend as much time as you like walking among them as you witness the sunset. Some folks bring a bottle of wine and claim to have a “mystical experience” there. 
-Overnight at deluxe bivouac LA BELLE ETOILE on HALF BOARD. 

Erfoud, Morocco      Merzouga, Morocco     

Day 7 : SUNRISE at MERZOUGA DUNES +  Erfoud–BOUMALEN 350km

SUNRISE at MERZOUGA DUNES +  Erfoud – BOUMALEN ( 350 Kms )

- To see Merzouga, no one ever regretted   getting up at 5 am to witness the unique sunrise : admire and watch the pink disc of the sun appearing over the gigantic dunes of Merzouga.

-After breakfast :  Morning departure to Tinghir via Tinejdad road with its magnificent Kasbahs.

- Optional lunch. 
- Visit of the Todra canyons. 
- Continuation the Dades Valey. 
- Overnight at XALUCA DADES in Boumalen

Merzouga, Morocco      Erfoud, Morocco      Boumalne Dades, Morocco     

Day 8 : Boumalen – Ouarzazate - Marrakech (210 km)

    - Breakfast Transfer to Marrakech via Ouarzazate and through the road of thousands Kasbahs.
      Visit of Ouarzazate and Taourirt Kasbahs. 
     - Departure to the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, the most spectacular fortress in the south of Morocco. 
     - Optional lunch. 
     - Continuation to Marrakech through the Tichka pass (2260m).
    - Overnight at your Riad or hotel 

Boumalne Dades, Morocco      Ouarzazate, Morocco      Marrakech, Morocco     

Day 9 : Marrakech City Tour

- Breakfast at the hotel &  then begin the Historical visit of Marrakech. Start with the “Koutoubia Mosque”, Marrakech’s landmark, then the 19th century “Bahia Palace”, consisting of rooms decorated with stunning stuccos, paintings and mosaics. “Saadien Tombs” a necropolis richly decorated  and “Medersa Ben Youssef” a Koran School dating from the 14th century : a master piece of Moroccan architecture.
Optional Lunch at  a local restaurant in the square 
Afternoon, discovery of the souks of Marrakech and  the Djemaa El Fna square. 
Overnight at your Riad or hotel

Marrakech, Morocco     

Day 10 : Marrakech – Essaouira – Marrakech (170)

8.am: Departure to Essaouira, only 175 Kms from Marrakech on the Atlantic Coast.
Behind its purple ramparts and inside its whitewashed medina with blue doors lies a city  that  has  been  influenced  by  various  cultures  (Berber,  Carthaginian, Portuguese, Arabs, others). A stop before getting  to Essaouira for a visit of  an Argan oil Cooperative to savor southern Moroccan Argan oil and to see how women extract this treasure)
Seafood lunch at a local restaurant .

Tour of the medina, the ramparts, the Skala, the marquetry craftsmen carving thuja wood inlaid with ivory; the fishermen's port, the silver jewellers, the Mellah Jewish quarter, the art galleries, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdullah museum.
Enjoy some time in the golden beach
Return to Marrakech late in the afternoon
Overnight  in Marrakech at your riad or hotel

Marrakech, Morocco      Essaouira, Morocco     

Day 11 : Marrakech / Casablanca / Departure (240 Km)

- Breakfast & departure to Casablanca Airport

- Assistance and departure  flight back home

Marrakech, Morocco      Casablanca, Morocco