MOROCCO PHOTO TOUR
Morocco Photo Tour is a journey to ancient civilizations
Morocco Photo Tour is a journey to ancient civilizations
Images from the past
Morocco Photo Tours
Day 1 – Marrakech
After an introduction meeting on Morocco Photo Tour, we will explore the probably most interesting city in Morocco: Marrakech. The highlights will include some architectural interesting sites such as the Koutoubia Mosque and the Bahia Palace, but the main focus will be the lively medina (old town), with its colorful shops and souks (markets), followed by the famous place Djemaa el Fna with the snake charmers, acrobats, and storytellers. At sunset, we will enjoy the view from a rooftop restaurant for sunset images. Accommodation in a hotel in Marrakech.
Photographic highlights: Marrakech and its historical sites, the medina, and the place Djemaa el Fna.
Day 2 – Marrakech to Ouarzazate
On the 2nd day of Morocco Photo Tour, after breakfast, we will begin our photographic adventure to the Sahara desert. We will leave Marrakech and drive south across the High Atlas Mountains and the col of Tizi-n-Tichka. We will stop for pictures along the way to enjoy the panoramic view and to capture some wonderful images of these majestic mountains. In the afternoon, we will continue to one of the most impressive and well-preserved kasbahs and UNESCO world heritage site,
the ksar of Ait Ben Haddou. We will visit this picturesque fortified village, which has been used as a film location in numerous famous films such as Gladiator, Alexander, The Mummy, Kundun, The Jewel of the Nile, and many more. It is an exciting place to explore and photograph. Accommodation in a hotel in Ouarzazate.
Photographic highlights: The High Atlas Mountains, small Berber villages, and the ksar Ait Ben Haddou
Day 3 – Ouarzazate to M’hamid
After Breakfast, we will leave Ouarzazate, driving through mountainous wild landscapes, until we reach the first town in the Draa Valley called Agdez.
We continue through the Draa Valley along the life-spending Draa River with its huge date palm oases. The Draa Valley once served as a link between the Sahara and the North of Morocco for the trading caravan routes that passed by the river for centuries.
This part of Morocco is still much preserved in terms of traditional customs and way of life. Passing Zagora the landscapes become more and more deserted and arid. After the small village of Tagounite, we will drive off-road to reach the windswept dunes of Erg Lihoudi. There will be enough time to explore the dunes with its very special sand patterns that offer unique photo opportunities. Accommodation in a hotel in M’hamid or a bivouac in Erg Lihoudi.
Photographic highlights: Small Berber villages, Draa Valley and the Draa
River, oases, and the sand dunes of Erg Lihoudi
Day 4 – M’hamid to Chagaga Dunes
Early morning on the 4th day of Morocco Photo Tour, you can enjoy a sunrise and the soft morning light in the dunes. After breakfast, we will leave for Mhamid. In Mhamid the paved road ends and from here, we start an adventure of 60km off-road. The route passes different features of the desert: erg (sand dunes), reg (rocky desert), hammada (stony desert), and oases. The Chagaga sand dunes are far away from any civilization. early morning, you can enjoy a sunrise and the soft morning light in the dunes. After breakfast, we will leave for Mhamid. In Mhamid the paved road ends and from here, we start an adventure of 60km off-road. The route passes different features of the desert: erg (sand dunes), reg (rocky desert), hammada (stony desert), and oases. The Chagaga sand dunes are far away from any civilization. Its a mesmerizing place, where you can really feel the overwhelming tranquillity and expanse of the desert. The Chagaga sand dunes area is the largest in Morocco. Accommodation in a bivouac near the Chagaga dunes.
Photographic highlights: Desert landscapes, oasis, and the Chagaga sand dunes a mesmerizing place, where you can really feel the overwhelming tranquillity and expanse of the desert. The Chagaga sand dunes area is the largest in Morocco.
Accommodation in a bivouac near the Chagaga dunes.
Day 5 – Chagaga Dunes to M’hamid
Early risers can watch the sunrise from a high dune and experience the soft light of the new day. In the course of the 5th day morning of Morocco Photo Tour, we will leave the bivouac, driving again off-road over the stony desert, back to Mhamid. In the afternoon, we will explore the little village and photograph in the evening some small beautiful dunes nearby. Accommodation in a hotel in M‘hamid.
Photographic highlights: Desert landscapes and the Chagaga sand dunes.
Day 6 – M’hamid to Merzouga
On the 6th day of the Morocco Photo Tour, we will leave for a new desert adventure to Merzouga. First, we will drive to Zagora and the Draa Valley that is famous for its dates. While we drive along the Draa River, you will see huge date palm oases and small, cultivated fields. We will leave the Draa Valley in Tansikht and drive through dry desert landscapes, dotted with acacia trees and small Berber villages, until we reach Rissani, and later Merzouga. After arriving at the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, we will have time to explore the beautiful sand dunes, with its deep shadows during the golden hour. Accommodation in a hotel near the Sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Photographic highlights: Oases, desert landscapes, and the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Day 7 – Merzouga
Early risers can experience the sunrise and the wonderful soft morning light in “the sea of sand”. On the 7th day of Morocco Photo Tour, we will explore the rural area, and listen to some local folklore music, that offers photography opportunities. Before sunset, you will enjoy a camel ride into the sand dunes. Accommodation in a hotel near the Sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Photographic highlights: Folklore music, sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, and desert life.
Day 8 – Merzouga to Fès
After saying “Good-bye” to the magnificent sand dunes on 8th day of Morocco Photo Tour, we will drive to Erfoud that is famous for its dates and fossils. We will then continue, via the Ziz Valley, to Midelt, with view of the Middle Atlas Mountains. In the afternoon, we will cross the Middle Atlas Mountains, heading east via Ifrane to Fès. Ifrane is often called “The Moroccan Switzerland”. On the
way, we will hopefully be able to see and photograph some Berber monkeys in a forest. At the end of the day, we arrive in Fès, which is the oldest of the four imperial cities. Fès is also called the cultural, intellectual and spiritual capital of Morocco. Accommodation in a hotel in Fès.
Photographic highlights: Desert landscapes, date palm oases, and kasbahs.
Day 9 – Fès
On the 9th day of the Morocco Photo Tour, we will enjoy a day tour of Fès, considered as Athens of Africa. It is famous for its historical monuments, rich heritage, and handicraft. You will discover the mysterious Medina called Fès El Bali (UNESCO World Heritage site), with its narrow alleyways and lanes with shops, madrasas, mosques, and residences. Highlights of the city tour will include: the Borj
Sued and Borj Nord, the Bou Anania Medersa, the tanneries, and the gates of the Royal Palace. Fès is an interesting place for people who enjoy street photography. Accommodation in a hotel in Fès.
Photographic highlights: Fès and its historical sites and lively medina.
On the 10th day of Morocco Photo Tour, we will leave Fès, heading eastwards to Chefchaouen. We will drive through green mountains, covered with trees, until we reach the blue city of Chefchaouen. The small, charming mountain-city Chefchaouen is a photographers paradise. The blue and white painted houses and the small colorful medina, invite you to explore and photograph this peaceful place, hidden away in the mountains. Accommodation in a hotel in Chefchaouen.
Photographic highlights: City of Chefchaouen.
Day 11 – Chefchaouen
On the 11th day of Morocco Photo Tour, we will visit the Kasbah of Chefchaouen, followed by a walk through the narrow lanes of the medina. We will enjoy photographing old, blue-painted houses, street cats on their search for food, and the plenty of tiny shops, offering special handicrafts of the region. The medina invites you to get creative and enjoy wonderful street photography. Accommodation in a hotel in Chefchaouen.
Photographic highlights: Chefchaouen, kasbah, medina, and street scenes.
Day 12 – Chefchaouen to Tangier
On 12 days of Morocco Photo Tour, we say good-bye to the blue city and drive to Tangier. This modern city is the “gateway to Africa” for traveler by land, coming from Europe. It has a white hillside medina with a large new town. We will have some time in the afternoon to explore the city with a nice beach and the harbor. Accommodation in a hotel in Tangier.
Photographic highlights: City of Tangier with beach and harbor.
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12 days / 13 nights
Marrakech and its historical sites, the medina, and the place Djemaa el Fna.
The High Atlas Mountains, small Berber villages, and the Ksar Ait Ben Haddou.
Small Berber villages, Draa Valley and Draa River, oases, and the sand dunes of Erg Lihoudi.
Desert landscapes, oasis, and the Chagaga sand dunes.
The market of Rissani, sand dunes of Erg Chebbi, and desert life.
Date palm oases, and kasbahs.
Fès and its historical sites and lively medina.
The city of Chefchaouen – Kasbah, medina, and street scenes.
The High Atlas Mountain
small Berber villages
Ksar Ait Ben Haddou
Draa Valley and Draa River
Sand dunes of Erg Lihoudi
Chagaga sand dunes and the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi
The market of Rissani
not included :
You will organise your own travel to Marakech and from Tangier.
Morocco Photo Tour
Tim has devoted his life to photography. Photography has been his long-held hobby and great passion. Tim has always felt drawn to the power and beauty he finds in nature. Tim has been leading photo tours and workshops in Iceland and many different countries over the years. He has had the world as his workplace. He is Photographing everything from the dramatic landscape in Iceland, to the native people in the remote corners of the world and the culture that is unique to each country.
His journeys have taken him around the world in pursuit of memorable travel experiences and the creation of compelling images. His work has been featured in international publications. His images and stories are shared on various internet outlets. As a driven artist, professional, entrepreneur, and adventurer, Tim is eager to share his passion, knowledge in photography, and travel through the tours he designed on his own, or through his partnership with professional photographers from around the globe. Tim and his family lived 11 years in Iceland. Now they are based in the Czech Republic.