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Morocco Photo Workshop

Chefchaouen, Morocco
13 Days
From $6,950
Interests
Culture & People, Landscape, Night Sky
Activity Level
Easy
Group Size
Max 7

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Discover the rich history, culture, architecture, and beautiful landscapes of Morocco.

Morocco offers a sensory feast for photographers that will leave you enchanted and inspired. We’ll photograph the bustling souks and intricate architecture of cities like Marrakech, Casablanca, and Fes, along with the vibrant and colorful street life unique to this place. We’ll also explore the serene beauty of the Sahara Desert and the Atlas Mountains. Not to mention, Moroccan cuisine is fantastic. Each day brings new wonders in Morocco!

Highlights

  • Small group, limited to just 6 guests.
  • Ride on camels into the Sahara to photograph the golden hour sun on the dunes.
  • Photograph the tanners who are knee-deep in vibrant colors of dye vats and traditional Amazigh families.
  • Photograph Morocco’s varied landscapes, including palm oases, lush forests, the imposing Atlas Mountains, and endless Saharan sands.
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture and learn to capture the essence of Morocco through portraits of the locals, magicians, musicians, and the vibrant nightlife of Marrakech.
  • Capture century-old cityscapes by day and night.
  • Throughout the tour, a professional photographer will be by your side, offering guidance and tips to help you capture images you will be proud to share.
  • Image reviews and post-processing instruction sessions.
  • Transport via air-conditioned vehicles.

Your Guides

Activity Level

Our photography locations are mainly along the roads and in towns. When we are in cities, we will do plenty of walking. We will also go on camel rides in the dunes and take short hikes up to 3 km (1.8 miles) round trip. Walking in the dunes will involve short inclines in the sand.

This tour has an activity level of Easy. Read more about the Activity Levels for our trips.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Casablanca

    Arrive at Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) before 3:00 PM on this day. Air travel delays are possible, so please consider arriving early, possibly the day prior. We don't want you to miss out on trip activities. Airport transfer is included on arrival.

    Tonight, we will gather at the hotel for our first group dinner together. We will spend the night getting to know one another and reviewing our tour itinerary.

  • Day 2: Casablanca to Rabat

    Our tour begins after breakfast. We will explore the city of Casablanca. The city is known for its modern architecture, juxtaposed with historic sites. Key landmarks include the Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world; the Corniche, a scenic waterfront promenade; and the old medina, which offers a glimpse into the city’s traditional past.

    We’ll depart Casablanca for Rabat. Rabat is a modern city with a mix of traditional Moroccan architecture and contemporary developments. It has a vibrant street life, markets, and cafes. Rabat boasts several important landmarks, including the Kasbah of the Udayas (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Hassan Tower (an unfinished minaret of an ancient mosque), and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V (a royal tomb and a major architectural landmark).

  • Day 3: Rabat to Chefchaouen

    Depart Rabat for the pearl of Morocco: Chefchaouen. Morocco’s “Blue Pearl” is a picturesque town nestled in the Rif Mountains. It’s famous for its blue-washed buildings, narrow streets, and stunning mountainous backdrop.

  • Day 4: Chefchaouen

    Today, we will explore the “Blue Pearl.” Chefchaouen’s most iconic feature is its beautiful blue-washed buildings. Together, we will wander through the winding streets of the medina (old town) to capture the unique and charming blue hues.

    We will also explore the bustling medina, a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways. You will capture scenes of daily life, including locals going about their activities and quaint shops selling colorful textiles.

  • Day 5: Chefchaouen to Fes

    Today, we will travel from Chefchaouen to the Ismaili city of Meknes, where we’ll see and discover the Bab El Mansour gate and the sacred Moulay. After that, a scheduled visit to Volubilis’s Roman ruins, which cover a vast expanse offering stunning views.

  • Day 6: Fes

    With our local guides, we will explore the city of Fes. We will visit the ancient medina, which has plenty of narrow streets and stores. You will photograph the vendors and focus on small details that make it a UNESCO World Heritage Site you do not want to miss.

    After lunch, we will see historical constructions such as the University, Al Quaraouine, the Royal Palace, and the Bou Inania Quranic School.

  • Day 7: Fes to Merzouga Dunes

    We will depart Fes for a drive towards the Merzouga dunes. Today’s highlights include the Ziz Valley and the Merzouga Dunes.

    The Ziz Valley has dramatic rocky gorges and cliffs carved by the Ziz River over millennia. Capture the rugged beauty of the canyon walls and the contrasting lush vegetation along the riverbanks.

    Merzouga is a small village located in southeastern Morocco. It is renowned for its Nomadic Berber Culture, spectacular Sahara Desert landscape, and towering sand dunes.

  • Day 8–9: Merzouga and Erg Chebbi

    Today, we will visit the “Gnaoua” village of Khamlia and meet the Gnaoua people, who are known for their unique type of music, in which drums are an essential tool.

    You will experience a thrilling trek by camel as we ride towards the Erg Chebbi camp in the high dunes.

    Here, you will photograph the vast expanse of golden sands, especially during sunset when the dunes take on beautiful shades of orange and pink. We will teach you to capture the interplay of light and shadow on the rippling sand.

  • Day 10: Merzouga to Ouarzazate

    When the sun rises at the top of the high dunes, it creates a magical scenery worthy of an early morning photoshoot. We will have a return camel trek to our Merzouga hotel for a shower, followed by a drive past Rissani and Erfoud before we reach the limestone river canyons of the incredible “Todra.”

    We’ll grab lunch and continue to the canyons of Boulmane Dades for a walk at the Gorges called “Monkey Toes.” We will then proceed to the Hollywood city of Ouarzazate, known as the gateway to the desert due to its strategic location near the Sahara Desert. It’s a fascinating destination with a mix of historical sites, stunning landscapes, and a thriving film industry.

  • Day 11: Ouarzazate to Marrakesh

    We’ll be driving through the Valley of Roses at Kelaat M’gouna, where cosmetic products such as rosewater are produced from roses. Lunch will be at Ait Ben Haddou, a well-known castle that belonged to the Glaoui Pasha. After a visit to the Kasbah followed by a drive toward the pass Tichka and the Atlas Mountains, we will spend the night in a hotel/riad in Marrakesh.

  • Day 12: Marrakesh

    After breakfast, we’ll have a guided city walk. At Marrakesh, you’ll see the Majorelle Garden, the Palace of Bahia, and the Mosque Al Koutoubia. We will spend the afternoon at the large square of Jemaa El Fna, where you’ll watch the snake charmers and storytellers, along with several food merchants and other amusing activities.

    After dinner, we will return to the medina. Photographing the medina of Marrakech at night offers a unique opportunity to capture the city’s rich cultural heritage and vibrant street life under the magical ambiance of evening lights.

  • Day 13: Departure Day

    After breakfast, we’ll have an early morning drive from Marrakesh to Casablanca. Our driver will drop us off at the airport for our flights home.

    Book your departing flight no earlier than 3:00 PM on this day. Airport transfer is included on departure.

Accommodations

Our accommodations have been carefully chosen for their proximity to photography locations, comfort, and amenities. During this tour, the accommodations will include luxurious 4-star hotels, a desert oasis camp, and riads (luxurious traditional Moroccan homes).

Why Travel With Us

Our small-group trips are designed for photographers, with guides who know the best locations and offer instruction to help improve your photography. Read more about why you should travel with us.

Dates & Prices

  • Oct 12–24, 2025
    $6,950 USD Per Person
    Double Occupancy
    $995 USD
    Single Supplement
    Register
    2 Spots Left
    Guides: Kevin Lisota
    Payment Terms: Deposit: $2,000 USD
    Remainder Due: Jun 14, 2025

All of our standard Terms & Conditions apply. Be sure to read our Cancellation Policy.

What's Included
  • Double occupancy lodging. Single lodging is available with payment of a single supplement fee.
  • All transportation during the tour.
  • Airport transfers at arrival/departure.
  • All meals, soft drinks, water, and snacks during the tour.
  • English-speaking local guides.
  • All permits and entry fees.
  • Instruction, guidance, and image reviews from our expert photography guides.
  • Personal pre-trip phone consultation.
What's Not Included
  • Airfare to and from destination, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees.
  • Passport and visa fees, if applicable.
  • Travel medical & evacuation insurance (required).
  • Trip cancellation insurance (optional but recommended).
  • Gratuities for local guides & crew.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Any accommodations or meals before or after the tour dates.
  • Items of a personal nature.

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