BLUE MAGIC TOUR
Where: Chefchaouen, Morocco
When: April 20-28, 2013 (9 days, Saturday to Sunday)
Class Size: 6
Tour Leaders: Younes Bounhar and assistant Amanda Large
If you have any questions, or if you wish to register for this workshop, please email us at email@example.com
Nestled in the heart of the Rif mountains, Chefchaouen, the city of blue walls, will cast its spell upon you and mesmerize you within its blue confines. Join me in my native country for a one of its kind tour with unique access to the Moroccan culture, and, of course, to amazing photo opportunities.
This adventure is designed as a photo-tour, meaning that the focus will be less on teaching and more on taking you to the best places in the best light. This is not a whirlwind tour that emphasizes quantity over quality. On the contrary, we deliberately chose to concentrate on a single area so that we can take our time, to give you ample opportunity to excite your senses, immerse yourself and absorb your surrounding and delve into the subtleties of one the best destination Morocco has to offer. We have every intention to let you experience the place like few ever do. We are keeping travel to a strict minimum, limiting ourselves to a radius of less than 100km for most of the trip, we will take time during the day to discuss all aspects of photography, including a review and discussion of images made during the trip.
Day 1 – April 20: Fes - You will be picked-up at Fes airport and taken to your hotel. A meet and greet dinner will follow, where we will discuss the adventure that is about to start.
Day 2- April 21: Fes to Chefchaouen - We will head to our destination, a mere 4 hours away: The Blue City. The rest of the afternoon and evening will be spent walking around and exploring the town.
Day 3 – 5 April 22-24 : You will be set free to explore the town at your own pace. We will allow for a couple of hours daily for gatherings to discuss your photographs and photography in general. On day 5, a day trip to the natural bridge a few km outside of Chefchaouen will be offered for those who want to come along.
Day 6 – April 25: Chefchaouen to Assilah - A quick trip will send us north to the mediterranean coast to the beautiful town of Assilah, which we will explore together. Sunset on the mediterranean sea will be served.
Day 7 – April 26: After a leisurly morning stroll around town, we will start heading back to Fes.
Day 8 – April 27: Free Day in Fes. You will be free to explore the town at your own pace. Guiding services can be arranged for those who wish.
Day 9 – April 28: You will be driven back to Fes Airport to catch your flights back home.
Level of fitness
Participants are to be in good health and able to carry their gear around over long periods of time. The itinerary includes no intense physical activity per se and the days can be as light or as heavy as you wish them to be. That said a decent level of fitness will certainly add to your enjoyment of the tour.
While the tour is set to accommodate all levels of photographic experience, it is recommended that participants have a digital SLR and a laptop order to get the most out of this experience. A complete list of recommended equipment will be sent to all participants upon registration.
Cost: $2975. This price is based on 6 paying participants. In the event there are four or five participants only, a supplement will be required (cost based on 5 partcipants: $3150; cost based on 4 partcipants: $3350) . Note that a minimum of 4 participants is required for the tour to take place.
Deposit: $1800, due upon registration
What is Included
• Local transportation (including pick-up and drop-off at the airport; air-conditioned minibus and driver).
• Double occupancy lodging. For single room accommodations, a supplement of $500 will apply.
• All meals (not including beverages).
• Entrance fees.
What is not included
• Airfare to Morocco/Fes. Royal Air Maroc offers twice daily flights from Montreal (Canada) and New York (USA) directly to Casablanca, where participants may take local flights or the train to get to Fes. Alternatively, there are several direct flights to Fes from most major European cities everyday
• All beverages
• Travel Insurance (highly recommended)