Mystical Morocco with Ralph Velasco

Casablanca • Rabat • Fes • Marrakech • Skoura • Desert

Little boy in classroom in El Kelaa M'Gouna, Morocco by Ralph Velasco
Lady in Red Filling Water Bottles
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
Driver and Camel Looking in Opposite Directions
Chouara Tannery
Ralph Velasco Working with Tour Participant
Man with Bucket Walking for Slider - Chefchaouen, Morocco - Copyright 2015 Ralph Velasco
Markets-Scene-Casablanca-Morocco-Copyright-2014-Ralph-Velasco
wide shot of man with bicycle
Grandma at Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco by Ralph Velasco

OVERVIEW

THIS TRIP HAS SOLD OUT THE LAST SEVEN YEARS RUNNING

SO DON’T DELAY IF YOU’D LIKE TO JOIN US IN 2019!

(if Sold Out, contact us to be added to the next Morocco trip’s interest list)

This is our new and even more improved itinerary that has been designed to offer our inquisitive travelers a look at 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. Next we’ll drive north to the capital city of Rabat for lunch and a walk around.
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 sunset and sunrise over the dunes, with a night in a Berber tent and camel ride included, experiences you won’t soon forget.
The tour ends in Marrakech, with its ramparts and colorful markets. There we’ll visit the famous Djemaa el-Fna Square, perhaps the greatest open-air spectacle in the world, and see the colors and feel the pulse of Morocco. Traveling back in time, we’ll witness snake charmers, musicians, magicians, acrobats, and dancers.  
Please join tour leader Ralph Velasco for this incredible cultural and photographic opportunity. During the journey Ralph will be glad to hold an image review and perform critiques for those that wish to submit their images.
This is an amazing tour, one that has sold out the last seven years (we recommend signing up early).
  • “LOVED your presentation at The Refinery on Saturday!! You got me motivated to travel & I learned a lot!!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME and for sharing your gift!!”

    Carole Haner-Brackett Photography Basics Meetup participant
  • “Thanks again for such an amazing trip…my photography interest and appetite has completely grown since the trip and I have come back so invigorated and inspired.  I’m excited to learn more and begin to take some higher quality pictures.”

    Sarah Radka Cuba tour participant
  • “Thanks for a great trip.  All went smoothly and I had a great time.  I return a better photographer for certain and have a new perspective on what I see.  You offer a great product – smart itineraries, hotels and food choices…I look forward to another trip.”

    David Wild Morocco tour participant
  • “The fun, adventure and friendship with you means everything to us, along with a great photo or two along the way!”

    Brandon and Shea Mayberry Morocco and Spain tours participant
  • “Ralph, Morocco truly is magical!  Thanks for a beautiful two weeks!”

    Leslie Talley Morocco, Turkey and Cambodia tours participant
  • “Our tour leader Ralph was one of the most knowledgeable trip leaders I have experienced over the past 40 years. He is a very experienced photographer and generously shared his knowledge, talents and experience with us.  I think I learned more composition skills and believe I am a better photographer.”

    Larry Ehemann Central Europe, Cuba East and Romania tour participant
  • “I really liked the [small] size of the tour. It felt like traveling with friends from very early on, and continued to feel that way. That last hotel we stayed in, the one in Budapest, was such a treat! Those views were fabulous, and it ended the trip in style. Ralph is a good trip leader… He wasn’t hovering, but he did stop and give tips and I felt well-tended. The local guides were all outstanding!”

    Heather Hellier Central Europe tour participant
  • “Ralph is an engaging and knowledgeable photographer that puts his world class experience in your hands. This trip has been off the charts.”

    Steve Grove Travel photography class, Cambodia and Vietnam tour participant
  • “The photo critique alone [at the Photography Boot Camp] is worth the price of admission.”

    Shaune Kelly Photography Boot Camp, Cuba and Tuscany tour participant
  • “Great examples clearly demonstrated the points Ralph made.  His teaching methods made many things much simpler to understand.  I thoroughly enjoyed this class!”

    Brenda Hatcher Photography Boot Camp participant

WHEN

April 19 – 30, 2019

COST

Pricing for this trip in double occupancy is $4,195.

Please add $595 for the single supplement if you’d like your own room throughout the trip.

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.
  • The capital city of Rabat, 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

Ralph-Velasco-Bio-Pic-in-BW-Copyright-Jenny-McMasters

Ralph Velasco is a U.S.-based travel photography instructor, author and international guide who has organized and led close to 100 international tours, including to Egypt, Morocco, the Adriatic, Central Europe, Iceland, Bhutan, Nepal, Vietnam, Cambodia, Spain, Romania, Mexico’s Copper Canyon, Turkey, and other locations (hover your mouse over the TOURS tab above for our currently available trips).  He’s also organized and participated in over a dozen fully-licensed Humanitarian and People-to-People programs in Cuba.

Ralph is an award-winning travel photography blogger and for the past 10 years he’s been the Founder and CEO (Chief Experience Officer) of PhotoEnrichment Adventures.  He’s also Creator of Tour Organizer Training, a free webinar and online course series designed to teach everyday people, step-by-step, how to organize and lead their own special interest trips, whether around the world or around the corner.  Click here to join the next free webinar.

TESTIMONIALS

“This was an amazing trip and I am so glad I did it. I learned a lot about Morocco, its wonderful people, the rich culture… and that dates comes from Palm Trees. I also learned a lot about photography and ways I can improve the ‘storytelling’ about my trip. The best compliments I have received from family back home have been ‘I felt like I was there with you’.

Ralph is a wonderful photo trip leader… he spends as much time with you as you need and provides some great tips and advice that anyone can use. I highly recommend the Mystical Morocco tour and can’t wait to take more trips with Ralph.”

~ Kim Wong (2017 Mystical Morocco)

 

“Thanks for a great trip. All went smoothly and I had a great time. I return a better photographer for certain and have a new perspective on what I see. You offer a great product – smart itineraries, hotels and food choices…I look forward to another trip.”

~ David Wild (2014 Morocco)

 

“Ralph, Morocco truly is magical! Thanks for a beautiful two weeks!”

~ Leslie Talley (2014 Morocco

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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