Tour Plan

Day 1. Casablanca (Arrival)

Arriving in Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco. We will walk in the medina, eat in delicious restaurants, and a sunset shoot will be at the mosque of Hassan II.

Beautiful palm trees lining its paths, with the Atlantic ocean over the horizon, and large business buildings in every corner : Casablanca is the economic lung of Morocco ; a bustling metropolis.

Modern infrastructures are in the middle of charming districts, between Arab-Muslim heritage and legacies of the colonial period. Discover all the possibilities : take a stroll in the medina, which is one of latest medinas built in Morocco, roam through the centre and its art-deco buildings, and join the Hassan II mosque ; the splendid of architecture built on the water.

The White city, Casablanca, is where culture and serenity activities blend seamlessly.

Day 2. Essaouira

Transfer to Essaouira (370 km. 4 hours), the country’s most beautiful and colorful town, where we will spend two nights. We will stroll through its ancient streets, visit the old Portuguese castle and the legendary port. We will shoot a sunset overlooking the old town. Essaouira is perhaps my most beloved city in Morocco, the most beautiful, most European, cozy, and delicious. At sunset, it shines gold! There are a lot of tourists, but not critically. All life connected with the port, around the boats-breadwinners. And what gulls! I had never seen such an enormous number of agile predators. Oysters in the harbor in the morning, tasty and fresh!

Day 3. Essaouira

Slow day in Essaouira. At dawn we will shoot blue fishing boats and morning tidal reflections.

Crenellated walls, special wind, houses with white and blue facades, Essaouira, the ancient Mogador is the “Bride of the Atlantic”.

It is one of those coastal cities where the unique atmosphere and water activities seamlessly blend. Walk quietly in the shade of its ramparts, the very ones that draw the contours of Astapor, the red city of the “Game of Thrones” series. Climb these walls and take the parapet walk, from where you can see the Purpuraires Islands, falcons, gulls and seagulls hovering above this nature reserve. On the other side, surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers are taming the waves, taking advantage from the wind.

A walk can lead you to the fishing port where the sailors are active. Get to the fish market where to taste the fish and seafood caught during the night. In the centre of the city, the medina invites you on a discovery wander into its winding alley.

Day 4. Marrakech

Drive to Marrakech (190 km. 2.5 hours). Walk through the old town and famous market. 

Between tradition and modernity, Marrakech is the promise of unequalled sensations. Strolling the Jemaa El-Fna square and the souks with their shimmering colours and oriental smells, the red city offers you a complete change of scenery. Horse-drawn carriage rides, sunny terraces, travelling artists and other day and night activities will give a tates of wishful comeback.

You will be able to admire all the architectural richness of the Medina, upon visiting one of its many riads, small oriental palaces overlooking a beautiful patio. You can also relax and recharge at the Menara, a vast garden with an emblematic basin. Marrakech shower its visitors by its splendour and its diversity, you just have to leave the ramparts to be immersed in modern Morocco. The districts of Gueliz and Hivernage offer the most modern infrastructures, luxury boutiques and international ready-to-wear stores, airy avenues ; which all contribute to Marrakech’s unique offering.

Day 5. Aït Benhaddou

Transfer to Aït Benhaddou (185 km. 3.5 h). Ancient clay fortress in which the «Game of Thrones» was filmed.

The ksar, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. Aït Benhaddou, in Ouarzazate province, is a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco.

Day 6. Fortress

Dawn shooting of the fortress. Excursions to Ouarzazate and Taurirt.

The tiny Moroccan town of Ouarzazate is a caramel-colored oasis set against a clear blue African sky. Be inspired by Ait Benhaddou, a beautifully preserved Kasbah that’s a UNESCO World Heritage site, or walk in the starry path of celebrities by taking a tour of one of Ouarzazate’s two movie studios. Tour the surrounding dunes on camel-back, or simply bask in the quiet bustle of the bargaining sessions at local markets.

Day 7. Merzouga

Transfer to Merzouga (400 km. 5.5 hours).

Merzouga is a village in the Sahara Desert in Morocco, on the edge of Erg Chebbi, a 50km long and 5km wide set of sand dunes that reach up to 350m. We are here to take a camel safari into the dunes, and to get a taste of remote (tourism-influenced) Berber life. The local population is mix of Arabs and Berber, and generally welcoming and friendly.

Day 8. Sahara

Dawn in the Sahara dunes. Day in the desert.

Day 9. Fez

Transfer to Fez (6.5 hours 460 km.) View road through the Atlas Mountains.

Fez is the oldest of Morocco’s imperial cities and has served as the country’s capital no fewer than three times throughout its history. It was founded in 789 by the first sultan of the Idrisid dynasty, although many of its most famous landmarks date back to the 13th and 14th centuries, when the city reached the height of its influence during the rule of the Marinids.

Today, it is one of the most authentic cities in Morocco, known around the world as a center for traditional artists and artisans. Fez is divided into three sections – the original old town, Fes el-Bali; Fes el-Jedid, built to accommodate the city’s expanding population in the 13th century; and the contemporary Ville Nouvelle quarter. Here are eight of the best things to do and see on your trip to this fascinating city.

Day 10. Fez

Morning and afternoon walk in Fez, the oldest of the four imperial cities of Morocco, famous for its legendary oldest Medina and leather workshops. The skin here is highlighted manually for more than 1,000 years, transmitting finishing technology and painting from generation to generation. Unprepared travelers who went to the leather workshops remain at least under the impression of what they saw.

Day 11. Chefchaouen

Transfer to Chefchaouen (200km. 3.5 hours). 

Built on a mountainside, Chefchaouen is a city with a special vibes. It unique charm gives an impression of unreality. With its blue-rinsed houses, the whole city seems to be bathed in azure. You walk around as if you were in a dream.

More than just an ornament, the beautiful Chefchaouen brims with attractions. Its heritage is rich. The inescapable Medina with its famous narrow winding alleys, is an opportunity to mingle with the local population, and to smell and taste delights: from freshly baked bread, to skillfully prepared tagines. There is also the Kasbah which stands in the middle of the old quarter: its lush gardens, located in the center of the city, are a haven of freshness. Its museum which is home to a collection of old weapons, some photos of the city, and textiles, is a must-see.

Boasting its unique geographical position, Chefchaouen is a paradise for walkers. The paths of the surrounding mountains offer pleasant hiking activities. You’ll explore a new side of Morocco, that of the Rif mountain range, as you stroll them.

Day 12. Casablanca

Transfer to Casablanca. (330 km, 4.5 hours). Departure.

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    Meetup at Keflavik airport, arrival time is flexible. It will be a calm adaptation day including walks in the city center and in the port, a visit to hot springs and watching the sunset on the waterfront overlooking the monument of Drakkar. We will spend the first night at Reykjavik’s camping site.

    We leave Reykjavik early morning for the village of Geysir to photograph Strokkur, the most famous geyser in the world, which erupts about every 15-20 minutes at a height of 20 meters. Near the village there is a small, little-known, but very unusual waterfall named Braurfoss, we will take photos of it too and then move on to the largest release of water in Europe, Gullfoss waterfall (the Golden waterfall). If we are lucky with the sun, we will see a rainbow (or a few!) in the background of the waterfall. Then, we will go to Landmannalaugar, the heart of the Colorful Mountains. The name translates as “cupel of the men of this Land.” The hot river flows right out of the lava field in which we can swim and enjoy the incredible scenery. Here we will set up our camp for 2 nights.

    On the third day of this Iceland photography workshop we will do a trek in the Colorful Mountains. These rhyolite mountains are full of various minerals; that is where the wealth of the color palette comes from. We will see many smoking fumaroles, mountain rivers, waterfalls, lava fields, and craters of extinct volcanoes. It will be a very beautiful and life-time memorable track. Another advantage is that the trek is not difficult and even children can walk it. It takes about 5-6 hours with a maximum drop of 500-600 meters. During the trek we will make a lot of beautiful panoramic shots. In the evening we will photograph the sunset with a beautiful view over the golden ridge of the mountains and swim in the hot river.

    We will head to the village of Vik. We will drive along one the most beautiful of roads in Iceland, wading through dozens of rivers, enjoying and shooting incredible landscapes that will include snow-capped mountains, endless velvet fields, rivers and lakes, and a land dotted with lava flows. It will be a scenic unforgettable drive. We will arrive and set up camp in Vik, the most southern town of the country. At sunset we will go to see two beautiful waterfalls. The first one is Glymur, little known, but very beautiful. It is hidden in a narrow gorge, almost in a cave, and is very difficult to shoot, our photo guide will give you a detailed tour that will help you to take unique pictures. Then, in pre-sunset light, we will shoot one of the most beautiful and famous waterfalls called Seljalandfoss. This is the only waterfall that can be photographed from inside, there is a path that allows you to take a walk around it. While the low sun is still shining, we will move to one of Iceland’s most iconic beaches; Reynisfjara. There we will see Atlantic puffins for the first time, and will photograph incredibly shaped basalt columns, caves, and legendary rocks of petrified trolls in the sea. After sunset we return to the camp to rest.

    At dawn we will visit the famous Dyrholay Cape. We will photograph beautiful landscapes of rocky shores with Atlantic puffins in the first sunrays. You will need a 400mm lens or bigger to be able to take good shots. Then we go to the very popular Scogafoss waterfall. This is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland, and we will try to get there before he buses with tourists. After our morning photography trip, we will have breakfast, fold tents and head to the east to Skaftafel town. On the way we will stop by the most famous canyon Fja. It will be about an hour’s walk along the cliffs ends with a beautiful viewpoint overlooking the waterfall. We will set up a camp, have some rest and then explore the famous Icelagoon (Jokulsarlon) at sunset. You will enjoy photographing drifting majestic icebergs in the rays of the sunset contour light.

    It will be the most sleepless night of our photography tour, but it will be worth it. We will meet the sunrise in Icelagoon, by the ocean, where the waves of the anthracite beach carry ice floes, and sometimes whole icebergs. To shoot them in the first rays of the rising sun, is, perhaps, the main highlight of our photo tour and if we are lucky with the weather conditions, it will be one of the best dawns of your life. And we will do everything possible to make it happen. Then we go back to the camp and if the weather is favorable, you will enjoy a flight in a seven-seat plane.

    It will be an hour-long flight over southern Iceland, you will enjoy the views of the colorful mountains, beautiful rivers, Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajokul, and the alien landscapes that surround Longisjor lake. This flight might become one of the most amazing visual experiences for you. For the security reasons, there is only one window that can be opened on the plane, so only one person is able to take photos. However, we normally agree that the pictures are shared between all participants and do not have a copyright. If you are interested in an individual flight, we can arrange it for you, the cost is approximately 1500 euros. During the day we will rest, take a walk around Svinofell glacier, and in the evening, we go to photograph the most elegant waterfall of Iceland Svartifoss, its narrow transparent water flow is framed by the basalt rocks. It was this scenic view that inspired the architect… to create the largest temple of Iceland …. kirha. Since it is a very popular place we will take pictures around 21.00 to avoid crowds of tourists.

    On the seventh day of our photography workshop we will head to the North of the island to the shores of the steaming volcanic lake Myvatn and spend 2 nights there. It will be the longest transfer of the tour; about 5 hours. After setting up a camp, we will go on a sightseeing trip around the lake and walk among mini craters, enjoying completely different landscapes compared to the south. In the evening after a long road trip we will relax in the thermal lagoon, which we prefer over the famous Blue Lagoon. There are less people, 2 saunas, cold beer available right in the hot lake, and beautiful views around. We will have a good rest and gain energy before the final part of our eventful trip.

    On the 8th day of our photography trip we will start our morning at Dettifoss, the most mystical and captivating waterfall. We will take pictures and enjoy the primal energy of its powerful muddy stream. Prometheus, the film by Scott Redley begins with the scenes of this waterfall. Then we will go to Sellfoss waterfall; numerous streams of which fall along the walls of a long canyon. After the waterfalls we will go to Husavik, a fishing village where we will take a boat and set off to go whale-watching. We never know if we are going to be lucky, however, in 9 out of 10 cases we photograph the giant tails of these magnificent creatures, and sometimes the whales can even emerge ten meters away from the ship. This trip will end with a hot cocoa from the captain. After whale-watching we return to Myvatn village to relax. In the evening, we will visit the famous Gryms cave, and at the sunset we will go to the famous Godafoss waterfall (waterfall of the gods) that in addition to its beauty has a historical prominence. The old idols were thrown into its three majestic streams, when Iceland accepted Christianity.

    We will go to the north-west of the island to the town of Hvitserkur where we will camp. In the evening, we will go to shoot photos of the seals that are enjoying the sun on the rocks of the surrounding bays. After that we can go to the hot springs.

    It will be your final day of this eventful photography workshop. We will start our day early to photograph the iconic Icelandic rocks, Hvitserkur, that resembles a dinosaur drinking water, in the rays of the rising sun. Then we will fold up the camp and head to Reykjavik. We will arrive at the town after lunch and stay in a camping area. You can fly home in the evening on the same day, or the next day.

    The cost of the tour includes all the logistics from and to the airport, accommodation in comfortable double rooms (exception Iceland, where we will be camping). Since we sometimes rent beautiful historic houses, we cannot always provide one bathroom per room, but it is rather an exception than a rule. For an additional fee of 90 euros/day we can provide you with single room accommodation. The price includes guide services, photo workshops and training, and discussion of photos of the participants.

    It does not include air tickets, food, drinks and souvenirs.

    Our tours are drone-friendly, we will show you the best locations that permit to film from drones and will help you to take stunning shots from a bird’s eye view.

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