PROGRAM RATES:

$5,795 per person, double occupancy

Single Supplement: $685


PROGRAM INCLUSIONS:

  1. 6 nights in Morocco’s most impressive Imperial Cities: 3 nights at Algila Fes in the heard of Fes’ ancient medieval medina, and 3 nights at Riad Al Rimal, nestled excellently in Marrakech’s ancient medina.

  2. 5-day expedition into the Sahara Desert & through the Atlas Mountains, with one night at the Kasbah Hotel Chergui in Erfoud, one night in a private luxury desert camp in the dunes of Erg Chebbi, one night at the Xaluca Dades Hotel in the Dades Valley, and one night at Ksar Ighnda by Ait Ben Haddou.

  3. Photography workshops by internationally-acclaimed photographer & photo instructor David Wells, who will also accompany all of our excursions including the five-day trip into the desert, providing hands-on individual guidance throughout.

  4. Complete program of tours and excursions as described in the itinerary.

  5. Open Sky Expeditions Senior Tour Leader and Photographer Temu Nana as your personal host throughout.

  6. A top English-speaking Moroccan guide for all of our excursions and the desert expedition.

  7. All meals as noted in the itinerary (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).

  8. Gratuities to all guides, drivers, and wait staff for group meals.

  9. A detailed Destination & Travel Information Packet—including a recommended reading list—to assist with planning prior to departure. 

  10. A complimentary travel wallet and personalized travel notebook with your final documents.


NOT INCLUDED:

  1. International Airfare.

  2. Tourist entry visas, reciprocity fees, passport fees, and photos if required.

  3. Medical, accident, baggage or cancellation insurance.

  4. Personal items and other expenses not specifically mentioned as included.


  1. *This rate is based on current inclusions & will apply only with a minimum of 10 travelers on the program. A small group supplement of $100 will be added at 9 travelers, and of $200 at 7 or 8 travelers. The program is limited to 12 participants. 


  1. *Update: We will run this trip with as few as 4 participants this year, if that were ever required due to unexpected cancellations. The additional small group supplement for 4 to 6 travelers will be capped at an extra $200 to the above.

DEPOSIT & REGISTRATION:

A deposit of $900 per person is required to reserve your space on this program. 

You can download a registration form here

1-NIGHT OPTIONAL PRE-TOUR EXTENSION IN CASABLANCA:

  1. $365 per person, double occupancy

    Single Supplement: $100

  1. Includes 1 night at the seaside Val d’Anfa Hotel, tour program & meals as per itinerary, transfers from the airport on October 5 and to Fes on October 6, tips, excellent guide, and tour management.

Requires minimum of 4 travelers participating.

  1. Designed by OSE owner Alex Ros, a true Morocco expert (28 tours in) who is a photographer himself and an 13-year veteran of luxury travel.

  2. Accommodations are classy, top notch and NOT mass market (we have chosen them carefully, particularly our lovely boutique hotels).

  3. Even big-name tour companies (yeah, we’re looking at you Nat Geo) are simply overlaying photography on a run-of-the-mill Morocco itinerary. This effectively turns them into a race to pack in as much as possible, with no time to go through photos, actually have dedicated workshop time with the instructor, take a morning off, wander, and enjoy the experience. Moreover, they are often at the right place at the wrong light, which we have made sure to schedule around. Timing, pace and itinerary design are critical to a photo tour!

  4. Conversely, photographer-designed itineraries may be nice, but they often fall apart at delivery. Do not underestimate the value of travel logistics & management experience! Seamless execution is the name of the game here. We know through extensive experience what the critical details are!

  5. David is not there to shoot for himself. He tirelessly goes out of his way to give you critique, help you practice a skill, reviews your work, etc. 

  6. It’s really more than a workshop. This trip would stand on its own as amazing way to see a stunning country (and, by the way: any itinerary that skips out on the Sahara Desert is completely missing out).

  7. We have a fantastic local guide who we have personally vetted and has now worked with us for five years (not just one we are relying on a local partner to assign to us, as is often the case).

  8. AND MORE. 

  9. Amazing food... 

  10. Limited to a small group...

  11. Review the extensive list of inclusions on the left....

   Please allow Alex or Temu to tell you more by calling

    1.800.978.8890 or by emailing us at

    info@openskyexpeditions.com.

Why this is not your ordinary Morocco photo tour:

FINAL PAYMENT & CANCELLATION TERMS

Final payment will be due 60 days before departure (by August 5, 2017) and is payable by check or wire transfer only.

All cancellations of confirmed reservations are subject to a $300 per person administrative fee. 

2-NIGHT OPTIONAL POST-TOUR EXTENSION TO ESSAOUIRA:

  1. $645 per person, double occupancy

    Single Supplement: $235

  1. Includes 2 nights at the deluxe Villa de L’O hotel, tour program & meals as per itinerary, transfers to the airport on October 18, tips, an excellent local guide in Essaouira on October 17, and tour management.

Requires minimum of 6 travelers participating. $50 extra at 4 or 5.

Additionally, cancellations received between 61 & 90 days before departure will be assessed a 25% cancellation fee of the total tour cost per person. For cancellations received between 60 and 46 days before departure, the fee increases to 50% of tour cost. For cancellations received between 45 and 31 days before departure, the fee increases to 75% of tour cost. Cancellations received within 30 days of departure are non-refundable. Trip Cancellation Insurance is recommended.

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MOROCCO: A Visual Feast                                                               
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