Posted on 2019-03-20
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Morocco - Coastal Secrets

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Coastal Secrets: marrakech - essaouira - sidi kaouki - imsouane - agadir

Day One Thursday
Arrival in Marrakech. Pick up from Marrakech Menara Airport and check into hotel. Welcome drinks and dinner at hotel. Overnight in Marrakech

Day Two: Friday
Marrakech walking 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. Free for dinner of your own choice (Suzanne can advise). Overnight Marrakech.

Day Three: Saturday
Leave Marrakech for the three hour drive to Essaouira with a couple of surprise stops along the way. Arrive in Essaouira in time for a lunch on the seafood stands by the port. Afternoon shooting Essaouira’s winding streets and artisans. Finish the day with silhouettes and starbursts over the ancient ramparts on the Atalantic coast. Free for dinner of your own choice (Suzanne has lots of recommendations). Overnight Essaouira

Day Four: Sunday
For the early risers, sunrise on the beach and early morning catching the fishermen coming and going, unloading their fresh catch of the day. A quick breakfast before heading to Had Draa market. Optional visits to see local wine and cheesemaking. A short 40 minute drive to Sidi Kaouki for seafood lunch on the beach. After lunch, continue South for an hour and 10 minutes to Tafedna, a small fishing and agricultural village. Village visit and sunset shots on the beach with camels or horses. Overnight Tafedna

Day Five: Monday
Early rise for those keen to catch the sunrise. Breakfast and a stunning hour and a quarter drive along the coast to Imsouane. Fish auction and visit this small fishing village. A quick lunch and then take to the road again to head inland for a one hour and twenty minute drive to our base for the next two days; a place where few tourists roam; a retreat in the rolling hills near coastal Taghzout. A bit of time free for photo editing or lazing by the pool before a two hour walk around the peaceful countryside, where shepherds graze their herds and the muezzin calls the prayer from the tiny mosque nearby. Dinner..... Overnight Agouni.

Day Six: Tuesday
Early morning wake up and breakfast. Head out to Paradise Valley, a succession of natural basins, that will hopefull be full of water.... Back to Agouni for lunch. The afternoon spent editing and critiquing your photos, followed by yoga for those that would like and dinner. Overnight Agouni.

Day Seven: Wednesday
Early breakfast and 40 minute drive to Agadir for a guided tour of Agadir souk and a visit to Agadir Oufella, the citadel overlooking the port. Meet the architectural team restoring this 17th century site. An hour and twenty minute drive to a traditional honey maker where we will eat lunch at the bee keepers house. Leave after lunch and arrive in Marrakech two hours later. Check into hotel and prepare for final dinner on the buzzing Jemaa el Fna. Overnight Marrakech.

Type of experience

  • Photo Holiday

Where

  • North Africa and Middle East

What

  • Experience local culture
  • Approach people
  • Street life

When

  • 2022
  • 2023

When (if specific dates)

Between September and December or January to April 2010

Duration

  • Seven 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
  • Post experience mentoring

What is not included but recommended for the experience

international travel
travel insurance

Five keywords that best describe the experience you will have

hidden gems
moroccan secrets
off the beaten track

Camera equipment used by photographer

Canon 5D Mark IV

Private or group?

  • Group

Max group size

8

Non photographer's welcome

Yes

Reviews

  • Sri Nathalie
  • Jun 14, 2024
  • Très bon moment passé à la découverte du street art grenoblois sous les précieux conseils de Suzanne.
    Dommage que les artistes croisés en chemin n'aient pas été plus ouverts à l'échange.

  • Rachel
  • Jun 13, 2024
  • Suzanne et Serge, deux photographes extrêmement disponibles avec de très bons conseils adaptés au niveau de photo de chacun. Cours photo avant les prises de vue enrichissants. Groupe sympa. Week-end très bien organisé. Top

  • Kamila
  • May 26, 2024
  • Nice walk through some classic sights in Grenoble, but also some places where it is more difficult to normally get to like Garage hélicoïdal de Grenoble. Photo walk included visit to a local artist (painter), so there was also possibility to take photos during her creative process.

  • ANNE
  • Nov 19, 2023
  • C'était super ! Encore une belle découverte.
    Merci Suzanne !

  • Pablo
  • Oct 16, 2023
  • It was great! Got very nice feedback, a direction for my photography and met very talanted photographers. 10/10 would recommend!

  • Elsa
  • May 29, 2023
  • A new walk still very pleasant with Suzanne and the discovery of a great place of urbex in which I would never have gone alone

  • Dani
  • May 27, 2023
  • Really nice experience. Third time out with Suzanne and many more to come, for sure :)

  • Anne-Claire
  • May 27, 2023
  • Une journée très agreable: partage et decouverte. Et des conseils techniques donnés par Suzanne avec beaucoup de patience.

  • Régis
  • Apr 11, 2023
  • Avec mes filles, nous avons fait la balade photo dans Grenoble... une sorte de chasse "aux photos et aux oeufs pendant Paques"... Un super moment pour mes filles et une redecouverte finalement de Grenoble pour tous à observer Grenoble d'une façon différente !

  • Béatrice
  • Mar 27, 2023
  • J'ai beaucoup aimé cette balade photographique du street art dans Grenoble. Le groupe était sympathique et constitué de personnes très différentes . Nous avons eu le temps de prendre des photos sous différents angles. Notre guide et photographe Suzanne avait bien préparé ses interventions en anglais et en français... Le goûter qui finissait cette grande balade nous a permis encore des échanges avec d'autres personnes du groupe... En bref, une très belle après-midi!! Merci Suzanne

  • Dani
  • Mar 26, 2023
  • Fun activity! Good way to learn a bit more about the city

  • Angela
  • Mar 1, 2023
  • Excellent tour. Great to go with family or alone! Opened my eyes to new ways of observing those things we often miss. Highly recommend.

  • Kamila
  • Feb 26, 2023
  • Interesting walk to the cemetery of Grenoble with some lesser-known history tidbits about the dead buried there. I would recommend

  • Claude
  • Jan 8, 2023
  • Bonjour Suzanne,
    Merci encore pour la balade du samedi 07 janvier 2023 dans Grenoble. C'était super.
    J'ai bien apprécié vos explications et les autres participants étaient très sympa.
    A très bientôt dans votre galerie ou à une autre balade.

  • Nathalie
  • Jan 7, 2023
  • Nice photo walk today in Grenoble with Suzanne Porter !!!

  • AL
  • Nov 28, 2022
  • I really enjoyed this moment with many passionate people ! I also loved the fact that we can meet people from different countries ! At the same time I re-discovered the city through another angle, thank you Susan !

  • Cathy
  • Oct 14, 2019
  • SP and her team at clik-trip photo provide an excellent photo experience. SP 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. SP is friendly & very professional. Well worth the price to see and photograph Marrakech with someone who really knows what she is doing. Highly recommend SP or anyone that works with her.

  • Kathryn
  • Jul 31, 2019
  • A highlight of my journey throughout Morocco were the two days I spent with SP 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 SP and hope to meet up with her in another part of the world.

  • Marie-Françoise
  • I really enjoyed the afternoon.
    I discovered the street art. I did’nt know how Grenoble was so rich with these paintings.
    Suzan with her kindless and her professional approach was a great guide.
    And the little « goûter » was a very nice moment.
    Thanks Suzan for this very pleasant afternoon.

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