Photo courtesy of Gogolion Holiday Planner

Photo courtesy of Gogolion Holiday Planner

Morocco Trip 2017

Come join me next March on a photography trip to the magical land of Morocco with its ancient fortresses, surreal Sahara desert, maze-like alleyways and history-rich cities and soak in all the art, architecture and culture that she has to offer. And we'll do all this in a friendly conducive setting with like-minded travellers that enjoy a good conversation over dinner about travel and photography, and under the guidance of an experienced photography instructor. 

Date: 10 - 25 March 2018
Number of days: 16
Number of participants: 6
Fees: RM4688 (deposit) + 
USD1800
Includes:

  • Return flight from Kuala Lumpur
  • All local transport
  • All accommodation (double occupancy - please enquire for single supplement)
  • Travel insurance for the duration of the trip
  • All entrance tickets and camel ride

Does not include:

  • All meals
  • Personal expenses and activities not covered in itinerary

 

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: 10 March 2018 Saturday

We will convene and depart from KLIA, taking our first step to our journey to Morocco.

Day 2: 11 March 2018 Sunday

We will arrive in Morocco and get picked up to Marrakech and check in to our hotel. We will be exploring this city for 2 nights.

Day 3: 12 March 2018 Monday

Another day of exploration in Marrakech and we'll head to Ait Benhaddou. Visit Ait Benhaddou village (where Star Wars were filmed). UNESCO as one of the world’s cultural treasures has classified the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou. It is studded with crenelated towers and its buildings decorated with geometrical motifs and are considered to be one of the most beautiful villages of this kind in Morocco. 

Day 4: 13 March 2018 Tuesday

We will head out to Dades Valley (Kalaat M’gouna) and visit the Todra Gorges. Ouarzazate is a city south of Morocco’s High Atlas mountains, known as a gateway to the Sahara Desert. Its huge Taourirt Kasbah, home to a 19th-century palace, has views over the rugged local landscape, which features in several movies.

Day 5: 14 March 2018 Wednesday

Arriving in Merzouga, we will embark on our journey into the Saharan desert on camel. The desert tour will take you to enjoy an exotic adventure. This is an experience of a lifetime, sleeping under the stars and witnessing the sunset and sunrise from the top of a giant sand dune.

Day 6: 15 March 2018 Thursday

After sunrise and breakfast, we will continue further into the Sahara Desert (black desert) and visit with local nomad family and have a break there and enjoy lunch  with nomad family. We will then ride camels to the camp to spend your second night in the tent. 

Day 7: 16 March 2018 Friday

We visit Meknes today, an ancient capital of Morocco In the 17th century. Meknes is considered as one of the imperial cities in Morocco and a significant historical monument. Described as an open air museum, it was inscribed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1996. 

Day 8: 17 March, Saturday

Today we will visit the Roman ruin of Volubilis on our way to Fes. We will have 3 nights stay in Fes to fully explore the city.

Day 9: 18 March, Sunday

We'll fully explore Fes, an imperial city that is the custodian of 13 centuries of Moroccan history. It is the world’s largest car-free urban space and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you walk through this medina, you are literally walking through 1,300 years of Moroccan heritage.

Day 10: 19 March, Monday

Another day of exploration of this ancient city.

Day 11: 20 March, Tuesday

Today we will head north to the most beautiful city Chefchaouen. This journey will take 4 hours of car drive across 300 kilometres of grand landscape. We will stay total 3 nights in Chefchaouen with ample of time for detailed exploration and photography.

Day 12: 21 March, Wednesday

Beautifully perched beneath the raw peaks of the Rif, Chefchaouen is one of the prettiest towns in Morocco, its houses painted in blue and white, creating a sense of dream when one walks in the narrow alleys. 

Day 13: 22 March, Thursday

We make our way to Tangier today, enjoying the view along the journey to reach Casablanca.

Day 14: 23 March, Friday

From the major thoroughfares lined with palm trees and tall office buildings to the Atlantic Ocean and its view on the world, Casablanca is Morocco's economic powerhouse. This vibrant city is always on the qui vive.

Modern constructions blend with charming neighborhoods that reflect Arabic-Islamic heritage and the traces of the city’s colonial period.

Day 15: 24 March, Saturday

After a long and fruitful journey through this enchanting country, it is time to bid our goodbyes and take our flight home.

Day 16: 25 March, Sunday

We'll reach Kuala Lumpur international airport today. Home sweet home.