Morocco photo WORKSHOP
From the Atlantic to the Sahara
2023
Morocco, photography expedition from the Atlantic to the Sahara

Morocco photo workshop

From the Atlantic to the Sahara
2023
1 Group
Start: April 26, 2023, Casablanca, Morocco
End:
May 4, 2023, Casablanca, Morocco
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2 Group
Start: April 26, 2023, Casablanca, Morocco
End: May 4, 2023, Casablanca, Morocco
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Guide: Dmitry Arkhipov
Price: 2890€ (Deposit 1500€)
For single occupancy: 800€
We invite you to an exciting photo tour to Morocco "From the Atlantic to the Sahara" showcasing Morocco as a beautiful cocktail of cultures and natural landscapes, sand dunes and snowy peaks of the High Atlas, olive groves and ancient cities.
Chefchaouen blue town, Morocco photo workshop
We will spend two and a half days in the silky sand dunes of the Sahara. If you have never seen the stars in the desert, the Sahara is worth visiting just for this unforgettable view and a great opportunity to capture it away from the lights of the cities, but we will also see and photograph camels walking though the desert at sunrise and sunset, and the most adventurous ones will be able to ride them.

We will visit authentic Essaouira, where fishermen bring their catch from the Atlantic in the early morning, take photos of the old Portuguese fort and famous fishing boats in the harbor. Then we'll move on to Marrakesh with its busy bazaars, squares and mosques. We will pass through the mountains of the High Atlas, see snow-covered mountain peaks over 4,000 meters and beautiful blossoming valleys, and we will also visit the Berber fortress built of clay, and photograph it at dawn and sunset.
Chefchaouen at Night, Morocco photo tour
Chouara Tannery, Fez, Morocco
Night in Chefchaouen blue town, Morocco
Chouara Tannery, Fez, Morocco
The narrow streets and famous tanneries of Fes, attracting photographers from all around the world, will capture our imagination and allow us to see the life as if it stood still for centuries. Last but not least, you will take breathtaking photos of Chefchaouen well known for its sky-blue houses of all shades.
Caravan in the Sahara
During the tour we will experience life in Moroccan riads with their cool courtyards, enjoy wonderful oriental cuisine, excellent company and master classes followed by passionate discussions with fellow photographers.
Chefchouen blue city

The itinerary of the expedition

Day 1. (April 26)
Casablanca - El Jadida.
We will meet at the Casablanca airport at 3 p.m. and go to the old Portuguese city of El Jadida, where we will take pictures of the famous cistern. Interesting perspective, mysterious light falling from a single hole in the roof, a forest of stone columns. This is a great place for cool shots.

Casablanca - El Jadida (106 km)
Day 2. (April 27)
Essaouira
In the morning we will go to Essaouira, a beautiful romantic city on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, which has managed to preserve amazing Moroccan colors.

We will take pictures of blue fishing boats in the port, a fish market, gulls, an old fortress at sunrise and sunset.

El Jadida - Essaouira (276 km)
Day 3. (April 28)
Marrakesh
In the morning, after breakfast, we are leaving for Marrakesh, the cultural capital of Morocco.

On our way, we'll stop for lunch at the local farm. And then we will visit an argan oil factory. This oil is produced only in Essaouira neighborhood.

In Marrakesh, we will visit the famous streets of Medina, the Jemaa el Fna square, which is UNESCO protected, have dinner in a restaurant with traditional Moroccan cuisine, and then, at sunset we will take long exposure pictures of the market square.

Essaouira - Marrakesh (190 км)
Day 4. (April 29)
Fortress of Ait-Ben-Haddou and the Atlas Mountains
In the morning, after the breakfast, we will wend our way for Ouarzazate through a beautiful pass in the Atlas Mountains.

We will have lunch and relax in the traditional mountain riad among the green flowering valleys and go further to Ouarzazate, where at sunset we will take pictures of the fortress of Ait-Ben-Haddou built of red-brown clay.

Marrakesh - Ait-Ben-Haddou (180 км)
Day 5. (April 30)
Ouarzazate - Sahara
In the morning we will make a long journey to the Sahara.

Merzouga is a pearl of Morocco. Because of this place, this country is worth visiting.

On our way, we will drive into interesting picturesque places, the Todra gorge, serpentines in the Atlas Mountains.

Ait-Ben-Haddou - Merzouga (400 км)
Day 6. (May 1)
Merzouga, sands of the Sahara
We will make a stop at the very edge of the dunes in a cozy lodge.

In the morning and in the evening we will take photos of the Sahara, camel caravans with drivers in national clothes.

At night we will take pictures of the infinite starry sky, the only one on Earth.
Day 7. (May 2)
Fes, tanneries
In the morning we will move to the city of Fes.

People say that the medina of Fes is the most authentic place in the East. It has retained its medieval mode of living, the civilization failed to penetrate here.

At sunset, we will take panorama pictures of Fes.

In this city, we will stay in one of the best riads of Morocco.

Merzouga - Fes (470 km)
Day 8. (May 3)
Fes - Chefchaouen
In the morning we will visit the colorful tanneries of the Chouara, where locals make famous leather goods.

Then we will visit the most romantic and beautiful city of Morocco, Chefchaouen. Its blue houses are like an icon of Morocco.

Fes - Chefchaouen (212 km)
Day 9. (May 4)
Chefchaouen - Casablanca
In the morning, one more time, we will take photos of the beautiful Chefchaouen at dawn, and we will head for Casablanca.

This is where our journey will end. Approximately at 9 p.m. we will be at the airport where you can leave home or stay some more days in beautiful Morocco.

Chefchaouen - Casablanca (370 km)
Essaouira, Morocco photo tour 2023
PRICE INCLUDES

* Transportation and transfers along the route
* Breakfasts
* 4-5* level hotels
* Excursions and guide services
* Photo consultation

EXTRA COSTS

* Tickets to Casablanca and back
* Medical insurance
* Food
* Alcoholic drinks
* Tips for bus driver

REGISTRATION FORM
To register for the tour please fill the form below. We will notify you about availability and payment options. If there are no available spots, your registration will be automatically placed to the waiting list.
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Name: Ernie Vater
Country: USA
Tour: Morocco 2022
Morocco and Cypress Swamps ... and soon South Georgia

I have taken two trips with Dmitry so far and am anxiously awaiting my third. He is not only a phenominal photographer, but has also become a friend. Dmitry cares greatly about his art and his clients. He wants to be sure to provide you with the best locations, any advice on shooting them and also enjoying yourself along the way. In short, he wants to provide the best possible experience and he works hard to achieve it. The primary focus is obviously on photography, but he takes time to allow you to experience the food, and the culture of a place as well. He takes time to get know you, and is always there if you have questions. From beginer to pro he has you covered.

As mentioned above, I have taken two trips and am signed up for my third. I have simply never been disapointed on one of his tours. You won't be either.
Name: Simanta V. Mahanta
Country: USA
Tour: Morocco 2022
If you have one shot at visiting Morocco and you want to see it all in 8 days with proud photographs, Dima's tour it is! As a well experienced traveler of Morocco, Dima knows the best locations and also understands the nuances of Morocco's personality. He's a suitable guide for all levels of photography: from a beginner to a seasoned pro.

Even a non-photographer can enjoy this trip although you will get most value if you come with a camera. Travel within Morocco was comfortable, well planned and quite efficient. Dima is a client-first person and ensures we are in position for the best photographs.
Name: Nida Raja
Country: USA
Tour: Morocco 2022
An amazing Morocco trip - and I'm not even a photographer! I wanted to have really nice pictures of myself around Morocco and your itinerary was awesome! I enjoyed modelling in different locations and thank you for directing the posing! I now have a greater appreciation and understanding of photography too. Hope to travel again and hear more of your stories.
Name: Sarwat Ibrahim
Country: Canada
Tour: Morocco 2022
Dear Dima,
Morocco photography workshop was a unique, enjoyable, and greatly productive photo tour for me.

The enormous effort you put in arranging the places, and accommodation , made this tour a memorable and enjoyable experience for me. It allowed us to be in the best places, for photography in the right time.

I was deeply connected with everyone in this tour group, such lovely, kind, friendly great people.

Above all, the learning experiences in photography , improved greatly my skills to be at the level of professional ones. Photography is my passion, and I am always trying to improve my skills through self learning, watching YouTube , reading articles, and buying photography magazines. I, must say here that what in leaned from Dmitry in 9 days is worth of what I have done in 9 years self learning.

This photo tour is addictive, looking forward for opportunity to join you in next photo tour.

I sincerely thank you

Sarwat Ibrahim
Family Physician , Toronto, Canada
Name: Barbara Tricarico
Country: USA
Tour: Morocco 2022
Dmitry

I totally loved our trip. You picked the BEST hotels! You led us to the perfect scenic spots at sunset and sunrise. Your expertise was so helpful!! I haven't shot much of anything since pre-Covid, so I needed a refresher, especially with my new mirrorless camera. (And your tripod was most welcomed.) You also came to my rescue as I almost fell into the sea at Essaouria!

I really learned a lot from your slide show (good idea!) I would have only loved one more day at Marrakech or Fes since that felt rushed. However what a great way to end at Chefchouen. I felt relaxed and we all had fun. It was a nice group as well. All in all, I'd give you 5 stars! Thanks so much and I hope to join you again!

Barb
Name: Valeria Maleva
Country: Spain
Tour: Morocco 2021
All my life I organized trips to somebody else - family, friends and clients. But this time everything was different. The photo tour with.. was a real new experience. Great company of amazing people from different countries, beautiful landscapes, a lot of fun and, I hope good photos, that I still haven't time to see. Thanks a lot, Dima @.. and hope to see your soon in the next tour!
Name: Nader Al Ajmi
Country: Kuwait
Tour: Morocco 2021
Thank you, Dimrty for a great work shop, it was very educational & adventurous.
Locations all were great.
Hotels, food & company with you and the Team was amazing.
Name: Tamara Starostina
Country: Russia
Tour: Morocco 2021
I rarely write reviews, but our photo trip to Morocco definitely deserves a glowing one. It was a perfect balance of carefully chosen locations for photo shootings, excellent organization and time management that allowed us to be at the best places at exactly the right times, and relaxed friendly atmosphere throughout the whole trip.

Dmitry gave all of us great photo tips, and somehow he managed to tailor them perfectly for each member of our team which is truly amazing, given that we all have different backgrounds and photo experience. He was always there to lead, guide and teach, and also to make sure that everyone feels comfortable and everything goes smoothly.

We experienced the best of Morocco with its historic medinas and camel caravans in the desert, while staying at exquisite authentic riads and really nice hotels. Thank you, Dmitry, for a memorable and flawless trip, - it's been an honor and great pleasure to be a part of it.
Name: Izabela Wozniak
Country: USA
Tour: Morocco 2019
The Morocco photo tour was all I was hoping for: culture, scenery, and, of course, the Sahara (including camel rides). Photographic opportunities abound but I could not have covered as much ground and been at the right place at the right time for sunrise and sunset without the guidance of Dmitry Arkhipov. It was a great experience!
Name: Rim Aron
Country: USA
Tour: Morocco 2019
I participate in several photography trips each year and enjoy most of them. But rarely do I return with such a warm and fuzzy feeling about the trip that it prompts me to write a review. I did this time.

Our 9 day trip to Morocco was truly fun, thanks to our great group of 9 like-minded individuals. Dmitry Arkhipov, who is an amazing photographer, is also a wonderful group leader, proficient in both Russian and English. He held the group together very well and shared his photographic knowledge willingly.

This was an overall A+ trip and I already signed up for another trip with Dmitry later in the year!
Name: Lana Magdel
Country: USA
Tour: Morocco 2019
Morocco is an amazing kaleidoscope of colors, history, people, food, spices, diverse culture and traditions!
Traveling Morocco with Dmitry Arkhipov was that blissful experience when you have a chance to get it all; It's a unique opportunity to exploring the country and seeing Morocco at its best, learning from Dmitry's photo guidances and improving photography skills.
Name: Natalia Metelskaya
Country: Russia
Tour: Morocco 2019
Dima, merci bien de tres interessant et entrainant tour photographique .
Je suis tres content.
J'espere etre votre tour encore fois!
Merci. Natasha