Land of 1001 Nights
May 7-14 , 2017
Imagine the High Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh, Clay Castles, Medinas and market places. Sound like a dream? Well it will become the adventure of a lifetime as you travel the land of 1001 Nights with Christian and Regula Heeb, authors of several books on this magical area of the world.
On a week long journey, we will travel over the High Atlas Mountains to the edge of the Sahara desert. Here, shimmering in the desert air, amongst desert palms, gorges and clay cities, we will explore the soul of Marrakesh. With the famed square Jemaa el-Fnaa and the beautiful ornate palaces of this imperial city, it is hard to imagine a more photogenic and exotic travel location than Morocco, the scene of many wonderful Hollywood productions.
As this Morocco Photo Tour is centered on photographing stunning landscapes, beautiful architecture, street photography and portraiture of the local people, we will visit the various locations during times of optimal lighting conditions, including sunrise and sunset. This small, intimate group will have Christian and Regula’s experience in the region as a resource, as well as local guides.
Highlights: Christian Heeb’s book on Morocco
- High Atlas Mountains with colorful Berber villages
- Stunning date palm oasis on the southern flank of the Atlas
- Ait Benhaddou ancient adobe walled city
- Ouzoud Waterfalls high falls running over steep cliffs
- Todra Gorge beautiful desert canyon
- Markets & Medina’s photogenic maze like markets
- Marrakesh the ultimate 1001 nights
US$ 2,710 per person, double room sharing
single room surcharge US$ 810
- all accommodations with half board
- driver guide during the tour
- entry fees
- Photographic and logistical support by Professional Photographer Christian Heeb
- special dinner on last night
May 07 – 14, 2017
May 07: Travel to Marrakesh
Individual arrival in Marrakesh (RAK). Transfer to our Riad.
May 08: Marrakesh
Sunrise shot from the roof of our riad with view over the medieval town of Marrakesh. After breakfast visit of attractions of the town with a local guide. Bahia-Palast, Medersa (Koran school) Ben Youssef, the Koutoubia-Mosque and the Menara-gardens. Dinner at a local palace. Overnight stay at same Riad. Night shots over town from our Riad.
May 09: Marrakesh – Ait Benhadou
Today we drive to the south of Morocco over Tizu N’Tichka pass (2260 Meter), the gate to the Sahara. On our drive to Ouarzazate we have gorgeous panoramic views over the Atlas Mountains and the fertile valley. We arrive the UNESCO town of Ait Benhadou where we stay overnight.
May 10: Ait Benhadou – TinghirPhotograph of sunrise around town. Then we drive on the road of 1000 casbah to Klaat Mgouna. We visit the valley of roses in the High Atlas before we come to the Dades Gorge. Late afternoon arrival in Tinghir and overnight stay in a Casbah.
May 11: Tinghir
Today we photograph in this photogenic town and the Todra Gorge. Overnight in same Casbah.
May 12: Tinghir – Ouzoud Waterfalls
Drive to the heart of the Atlas Mountains to El Ouidan. In the afternoon we photograph the Ouzoud Waterfalls.
May 13: Ouzoud Waterfalls – Marrakesh
Drive back to Marrakesh. Evening photograph at the Djemaa el-Fna in Marrakesh.
May 14: Marrakesh –
Individual departure from Marrakesh.
Itinerary is subject to change
Morocco Photo Tour