DEPARTURES // OCTOBER 5-12 2018
BEHIND THE LENS (£1580 STERLING)
Under the guidance of French Photographer Stephane Louesdon
Experience the “Art of Perception” in the magic of landscapes of Morocco and learn to see in new ways. Escape from your daily routine and indulge your passion for photography. Discover Hidden Morocco and improve your ability to capture great images. The photographic possibilities are only limited by your imagination. Our tour aims to capture ‘People and Place’ and you’ll be given tips on composition, portraiture, capturing light , capturing moments and exploring textures. Through the week you’ll be immersed in the medieval streets of Marrakesh and the atmospheric Atlantic coastal town of Essaouira – rich with carved doorways, minarets, slanting shafts of light , inspirational art and fascinating characters.
- 10% off bookings through July
- Photography & Adventures
- Culinary and A La Carte Options
- Atlantic coastal town of Essaouira
- Medieval streets of Marrakesh
Friday Oct 5th Day 1. Arrive Marrakesh.
We will pick you up from the airport and take you to our Riad where you will have time to freshen up and perhaps Lunch or a snack depending on your arrival time and an introduction to the plan for the week. A short tour of the Medina and some points of interest.
Day 2. A more in depth tour of Marrakech and her hidden secrets as well as the more well known and much photographed Majorelle gardens and Sadian tombs where you will have time of course to take many memorable photographs. Early evening at Djemaa El-Fna square is a must to capture the theatre that is the essence of Marrakech.
Day 3. We will head for the historic coastal town of Essaouira today where Stephane our photographer will meet us and where there is a well known photographic festival taking place in which Stephane is involved. Lots to see and do today. Stephane will give a short intro as well as a tour of the exhibitions and workshop will start tomorrow morning. Traditional Moroccan quisine for dinner in our favourite restaurant.
Day 4. A Photographic workshop over coffee and croissent before a walk with Stephane round this colourful medina with its ancient ramparts soaked in a salty past filled with tales of Pirates and conquest where he will take you to his favourite spots and people watching points and answer all your questions.
After lunch you will be free to meander and absorb the atmosphere of this easy to negotiate medina. We will be on hand to give advice and directions. Stephane will join us before dinner for a glass of wine or
mint tea to chat about anything photographic.
Day 5. lets head out along the coast to some of the most beautiful deserted beaches that southern Morocco has to offer...a relaxing day to blow away the cobwebs and play with your new found skills and inspiration.
Day 6. After breakfast you will have the chance to experience a cookery course and shop for spices before enjoying the fruits of your labour. After lunch we will return to Marrakesh and Stephane will accompany us to help bring the city alive through a photographers eyes.
Day 7. Early morning walk and talk with Stephane then time for any last minute shopping, exploring or perhaps a traditional Hammam experience.
Lets show off our favourite photos before dinner.
Day 8. Sad farewells, We will take you to the airport for your flight home and perhaps you will join us on another tour on the ancient kasbah route through the date palm oases to the magical Sahara desert, many do.