This tour is organised and led by Steve Davey | The land arrangements are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel, but the tours don't appear on the Intrepid Travel website | The only way to book is through this site!
Morocco is a fascinating and colourful country, with some tremendous scenery and a number of ancient and evocative sites. We have run the Impressions of Morocco trip a number of times, but in response to a number of people who have indicated that theywould favour a shorter trp, we have developed this 9 day itinerary.
We have timed this itineray to visit some of the most photogenic, and relaxed places in the country. Although this does involve some long journeys, they are through atmospheric scenery and the rewards are well worth it. Ait Benhaddhou looks like it could be a film set - and in fact has been used as one many times! Armed, a remote mountain village, gives you an incredible insight into traditional lives of the Berber people. By running from a Saturday to the folowing Sunday you can maximise your time away, with the minimum time off work!
The trip will include extensive photography tuition from professional travel photographer, Steve Davey, countless photo opportunities and the company of fellow photography enthusiasts.
Highlights of this trip
• Djemaa el Fna by night
• Atlas Film Studios
• Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou
• Toubkal Mountains
• Souks of Marrakech
• Relaxed Essaouria
• Photography tuition
better travel photography
Start:20 April 2013
End: 28 April 2013
Price: From £ 895 pp ex. int. flights, based on
Min 8, max 12 people
Approx other currencies*:
€ 1125 • US$ 1450
AU$ 1400 • NZ$ 1770
Note: if you have travelled with Intrepid and have a 5% feedback discount you can use it on this trip
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Impressions of Morocco Itinerary
Day 1: Marrakech
Day 2: Marrakech
Day 3: Marrakech
Day 4: Ait Benhaddou
Day 5: Armed/Imlil
Day 6: Essaouria
Day 7: Essaouria
Day 8: Marrakech
Day 9: Tour ends
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Land arrangements are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel, who have many years experience in running small group adventures.
But these tours are not an Intrepid product and don't appear on the Intrepid website. To make a booking are ask a question contact Steve Davey on this link.
We start in Marrakech, arguably the most exotic and rewarding city in Morocco. We spend three nights here, giving us plenty of time to explore what this incredible place has to offer, including souks, the atmospheric Djemaa el Fna square and ruined palaces topped by nesting storks..
Driving through the heart of the Moroccan film industry we get to to the evocative kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. This has been used in a number of films, most recently Prince of Persia, starring Ben Kingsley. At night we have a cooking display, and can test our night photography skills photographing the Kasbah by moonlight.
In the morning we can visit the Kasbah, before embarking on the atmospheric drive through stunning mountain scenery to the Toubkal National Park in the High Atlas Mountains.
In Imlil, I have opted for us to stay at a mountain gite, in an atmospheric village and surrounded by the mountains. Accommodation is on the basic side, but the views of sunrise and sunset in the mountains more than make up for this. In the morning we can explore the village.
From the mountains, we drive to the coast at Essaouria, famed for being the inspiration of the Hendrix song; Castles Made of Sand. A pretty and relaxed town, there are striking city walls, and a pretty harbour with dozens of blue fishing boats. It is predictably a fantastic place for seafood!
We end our odyssey back in Marrakech, with a final night in the atmospheric Djemaa el Fna square. We will explore the souks and the main square and some of the historical sights. This is a good chance to shoot portraits and also to carry out a bit of souvenir shopping before the tour ends.
This tour is led by Steve Davey - a professional photographer, whose work appears in publications all over the world. He is the author of the bestselling Unforgettable Places To See Before You Die (BBC Books). Steve recently published Footprint Travel Photography (Footprint Books), which covers everything that you would ever want to know about travelling with a camera. Click for more.
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