A VISUAL FEAST
Journey from the Imperial Cities to the Sahara
NOVEMBER 1-12, 2024
Welcome to our Morocco Trip's info page! We are currently still developing some details for this adventure. A 2024 itinerary and registration will be available soon. In the meantime, please reference our 2023 brochure below, and feel free to inquire if you have questions!
Morocco is a a visually stunning and truly enchanting tapestry of culture, landscapes, and history that has become one of our absolute favorite destinations to bring travelers. We have spent nine years refining and perfecting this trip to provide a seamless experience with world-class photography opportunity. Join us on an epic journey from the history-rich imperial cities of Fes and Marrakech, over the rugged Atlas Mountains, and to the soul-freeing expanses of the Sahara Desert.
Photography instruction & one-on-one guidance by travel photography veteran & photo instructor David Wells.
3 nights in Fes, the largest and most intact medieval city in the Arab world, at the lovely Algila Fes boutique hotel.
3 nights in storied Marrakech, meeting point of caravans for centuries, at wonderful Dar Silsila in the medina
A 5-day journey through the stunning Atlas Mountains to the sublime Sahara Desert.
Open Sky senior Tour Leader & photographer Temu Nana as your personal host & assistant photo instructor.
A night under the stars at a private luxury desert camp in the Sahara, and a sublime sunset camel rides in the dunes en route.
Visit and photograph the UNESCO-protected, movie-recognizable 11th century Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.
Take in beautiful & varied landscapes: golden dunes, snow-capped mountains, imposing gorges & fortified ksars.
Experience Marrakech’s magical Djemma el Fna at dusk, when the square comes alive.
Travel with our top-rated English-speaking Moroccan guide Moulay Hassan.
Enjoy exquisite Moroccan fine dining at carefully selected restaurants.
Relax with logistically seamless, hassle-free travel, with tipping included & much more (see tour inclusions).
We are still nailing down some details for our 2024 Morocco itinerary. In the meantime, we've posted our 2023 trip brochure for you to check out. 2024's trip will look nearly identical.
An overview of the trip
A map of the route we take
Select trip highlights
Optional pre and post trip extensions to Chefchaouen and Essaouira
A detailed day-by-day itinerary of the main trip in Morocco (This version show's 2023's trip dates)
Leader bios for photo pro/instructor David Wells, tour leader Temu Nana, and our expert local guides
Rates & inclusions
How to sign up
Terms & Conditions
WORDS FROM OUR MOROCCO TRAVELERS
"Our trip to Morocco was absolutely flawless. Moulay was a delight, and so interesting and informative. He really let us into the Muslim world. Temu kept everything so organized, and running smoothly. He was also funny, and charming. Morocco was a very Magical and visual place, especially for photographers. David was excellent, and even the best of us all learned from him."
- Tom L.
"You guys are simply the BEST. Thank you for an amazing, one- of-a-kind, never-to-be-forgotten, awesome, experience... This was my first photography tour, I have only before traveled by myself, and never even knew these things really existed. So I cannot compare it to any others, but I have a feeling that you guys have spoiled me for any others."
- Sally S.
"It was the trip of a lifetime for me and John. It couldn't have been better. Thank you for everything!"
I've been on several photo tours....I like Open Sky because of the attention to detail and our Tour Director...Temu. The food and accommodations were wonderful.
David was certainly willing to answer any questions. His feedback was very helpful. His vision is great! I am now much more attuned to distracting things in the image - and hopefully seeing them in the viewfinder. Also learned a lot about "working" the subject. This type of photography is not my forte, so helped get me out of my comfort zone.
- Bob M.
I had a wonderful time and would recommend this trip very highly for the diversity of the experiences, exposure to Moroccan culture, and wonderful staff.
The tour was spectacular -- even beyond our high expectations.
BOOKING YOUR TRIP
To Book This Trip
Once we open registration, you can book by filling out the trip's registration form with the button below, and pay a $900 per person deposit to confirm participation on the trip.
FYI, Once You Book
Once you are confirmed for the trip, we'll provide helpful pre-departure information including a pre-trip timeline & insurance recommendations. Flight booking guidelines and a private portal for participants will follow at the appropriate time.
To participate on this trip, you will need to:
Passport: Carry a passport valid for at least 6 months after the trip ends
Travel Insurance: Have travel insurance that at least covers emergency medical evacuation. This can be obtained after booking the trip. CLICK HERE to view details on the options offered via our partner Travel Insured International.