Posted on 12/09/2019
Suzanne Porter Suzanne Porter

Morocco - Cultural Immersion Photo Experience

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Description

A real behind the scenes look at the inner workings of the Marrakech medina and rich encounters with Morocco's diverse communities...  

Day One   Arrival in Marrakech and welcome drinks. Dinner at hotel. Overnight Marrakech

Day Two   Marrakech city tour with photographer Suzanne Porter and a local city guide - a behind the scenes look at the inner workings of the ancient Marrakech medina and artisans at work in the souks. Overnight Marrakech

Day Three  Early start for for Berber market where we meet our local contact and accompany him on his weekly shop. Head back to his mountain village to meet the family and have lunch. Afternoon visiting village and photographing local Berber community and activities - olive pressing, butter making etc Drive to Imlil for overnight
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Day Four  Trek with mules and mountain guide to observe rural Berber life in the mountains around snow-capped Imlil.   Lunch in local home.  Afternoon village visit for tea with local family and observe village life and local farming activities. 50 minute drive to Ourigane for overnight.

Day Five  Morning visit to traditional salt mines before dropping in to Berber home to see traditional Berber breadmaking and meet local family for tea. Drive to Agafay Desert, passing stunning lake, Lalla Takerkoust. (Optional visits to see pottery, donkey sanctuary, orphanage along the way).  Arrive in desert and visit to nomadic village for exchange and to see activities such as animal rearing and weaving, Observe pastoral farmers and stunning lunar landscape. Overnight in tented camp in Agafay. Optional night photography

Day Six  Early rise to capture the stunning sun rising over the stony desert. After breakfast, drive to Essaouira with surprise stops along the way. Arrive in time for fresh seafood lunch in Essaouira. Afternoon exploring Essaouira’s meandering streets before catching a stunning sunset over the ramparts of the port. Plenty of chance for integration with fishermen and the locals. Overnight in Essaouira.

Day Seven  Up early to catch the sunrise over Essaouira's sweeping sandy beach and witness this small city coming to life.  Hang out with the fishermen as they unload the fresh catch of the day. Free time to explore the quaint Atlantic seaside town of Essaouira before lunch and drive back to Marrakech.   Farewell dinner and photo presentation. Overnight Marrakech




Type of experience

  • Photo Holiday

Where

  • Africa

What

  • Explore nature
  • Experience local culture

When

  • Anytime

When (if specific dates)

Not available in July and August due to heat...

Duration

  • Six days

Languages spoken

English, French

What is included

  • Pro photographer
  • Transfers to/from hotel/airport
  • Accommodation
  • Some meals
  • Tour leader expenses
  • Internal transport
  • Car & driver
  • Local guide
  • Tips
  • Entrance fees (parks, monuments ...)
  • Personal critique/review

What is not included but recommended for the experience

travel insurance, flights

Five Keywords that best describe the experience / photographer

cultural, immersion, communities, off the beaten track

Camera equipment used by photographer

Canon 5D Mark IV

Private or group?

  • Private

Max group size

4

Min group size

2

Non photographer's welcome

Yes

Reviews

  • Cathy
  • Oct 14, 2019
  • Suzanne and her team at clik-trip photo provide an excellent photo experience. Suzanne lived in Marrakech for several years and knows the city inside & out. She takes you to all the back ally ways/ beautiful archways/ provides great feedback and helps w/your photography ensuring you get the photos you want. Suzanne is friendly & very professional. Well worth the price to see and photograph Marrakech with someone who really knows what she is doing. Highly recommend Suzanne or anyone that works with her.

  • Kathryn
  • Jul 31, 2019
  • A highlight of my journey throughout Morocco were the two days I spent with Suzanne in Marrakesh. She is a gifted photographer, an inspirational instructor, and an incredibly knowledgable tour guide. I was even sent back to my hotel with a homework assignment. In addition to guiding me on the roads less traveled by tourists, she also introduced me to many locals who were more then happy to have their portraits taken. We spent quite some time standing at one of the entrances into the medina where I was able to photograph a variety of Moroccans from different walks of life as they entered or exited the city. We also spent time in a tannery capturing the scene as well as the different workmen. As we wondered through the medina and souk we often had to fight our way around the donkeys, carts, motorbikes and vehicles. One must keep one’s eyes wide open not only to capture all the special moments, but to live to tell about it. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Suzanne and hope to meet up with her in another part of the world.

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