Mystical Morocco with Ralph Velasco

Casablanca • Fes • Marrakech • Skoura • Chefchaouen

Man spinning thread in medina in Fes, Morocco by Ralph Velasco
Little boy in classroom in El Kelaa M'Gouna, Morocco by Ralph Velasco
Fish monger with poster of two girls in medina in Casablanca, Morocco by Ralph Velasco
Young boy in sardine stand in medina in Fes, Morocco by Ralph Velasco
Group with goats in an argan tree near Essaouira, Morocco by Ralph Velasco
Two young girls posing on wall in El Jadida, Morocco by Ralph Velasco
Touareg Man in colorful scarf on sand dune - Merzouga, Morocco by Ralph Velasco
Man with Bucket Walking for Slider - Chefchaouen, Morocco - Copyright 2015 Ralph Velasco
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OVERVIEW

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This new and improved itinerary has been designed to offer our inquisitive travelers the traditional Morocco.

We will have a cordial welcome in this land with its irresistible allure and warm hospitality. We begin in Casablanca, enjoying time at a relaxed pace to get acclimated and time to photograph the souk (market) and King Hassan II mosque. Then drive north to the enchanting town of Chefchaouen, located in the Rif Mountains in Northern Morocco. Chaouen, as Moroccans refer to the town, nestles in the hollow of two mountains, from which it takes its name. Steep narrow streets with white and indigo lime-washed buildings, small squares, ornate fountains, and houses with elaborately decorated doorways and red tile roofs make this a delightful town. Esteemed as a holy town, with a population of just forty thousand, it has eight mosques and several monasteries.Then it’s on to Fes, an ancient city, with its spectacular medina – where time seems to have stood still and photographs beckon around every corner. From Fes we move on to the Sahara, giving participants time to capture the pinks, reds and purples of the sunset and sunrise over the dunes, with a camel ride included. The tour ends in Marrakech, with its ramparts and colorful markets. There we will visit the famous Djemaa el-Fna Square, perhaps the greatest open-air spectacle in the world. We will see the colors and feel the pulse of Morocco. Traveling back in time, we’ll see snake charmers, musicians, magicians, acrobats, and dancers.Please join tour leader Ralph Velasco for this incredible cultural and photographic opportunity. Two or three of the evenings during the journey Ralph will be glad to hold photography education meetings and perform critiques for those that wish to have a review of their images. This is an amazing tour, one that has sold out the last six years (we recommend signing up early).

WHEN

May 8 – 20, 2017

COST

US$4,195 per person in double occupancy (please add US$595 for single supplement).  There may be an additional small group surcharge of US$300 per person in the unlikely event the group size ends up between 5 – 7 participants.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

Contact Strabo Photo Tour Collection for more details and to register, or call (607) 756-8676.

Orientation Info

PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS
  • Jemaa el Fna Square and the ancient city and souk of Marrakech.
  • The striking Kasbah of Ait-Ben-Haddou.
  • An evening in the Sahara with a traditional camel ride at sunrise.
  • Chefchaouen & The Rif, with quaint blue-washed buildings.
  • The medina of Fes, considered to be the heart of Morocco.
  • Unique visits with our expert Moroccan guide.
ABOUT YOUR GUIDE

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Ralph Velasco is a U.S.-based travel photography instructor, author and international guide who has led tours to Egypt, the Adriatic, Central Europe, Iceland, Bhutan, Nepal, VietnamCambodiaSpainRomania, Mexico’s Copper Canyon, and other locations.  He’s also organized and participated in over a dozen Humanitarian and People-to-People programs in Cuba.

Ralph is an award-winning travel photography blogger and President and CEO (Chief Experience Officer) of PhotoEnrichment Adventures.  He’s also the creator of the My Shot Lists for Travel app for iPhone, an organizational and tracking tool designed to help travelers of all photography skill levels to bring home a more well-rounded set of images of any destination or subject (available free on iTunes).

All activities and itinerary details are subject to change, but rest assured we’ll make every effort to provide a comparable alternative should changes to our schedule need to be made.

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