A PhotoFly favorite is back in 2023. Miraculous Moroccocontinues to impress and remains our most popular trip ever! Our SMS pre-release was last week so it’s already filling fast. Please sign up at the link above ASAP (we may not be adding a 2nd group this time!).
By the way, Fantastic Fiji still has 5 spots left but as we approach the summer dates it could fill at any time. Check out some video highlights from last year and join us on this one-of-a-kind adventure!
More trip overviews below
November 1st – 13th 2023
- 12 nights/13 days throughout Marvelous Morocco
- Private local english speaking guide throughout
- Breakfast Everyday
- 4 lunches, 8 Dinners (Including Welcome and Farewell Dinner Celebrations)
- PhotoFly Travel Club adventures are laid back when it comes to photography. They are not workshop style based tours and you do not need to be an avid photographer to join. All are welcome!)
- International Airfare is not included. We are happy to help you find a good flight as always! (Flying into Tangier (TNG) & flying out of Marrakesh (RAK) )
- All Taxes, Fees, & Transfers Included
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Tangier (2 Nights)
At the cross-roads of Europe & Africa and of the Atlantic & the Mediterranean, Tangier opens the door into Morocco. There is still an air of mystery about the city, going back over 2,000 years to the the time of the Phoenicians, and after WWII when it was made into an international zone attracting eccentric expats, colorful artists & hippies, and even spies! “Tangier the white”, the star of many films, the city of many stars – The city you fall in love with.
Chefchaouen (1 Night)
Chefchaouen is an otherworldly escape nestled in Morocco’s Rif Mountains and founded in 1471 by Moorish exiles from southern Spain. Thisdoors of morocco small town has a rich history, beautiful natural surroundings, and wonderful architecture. Known as the “blue” city due to its picturesque blue-glazed houses & buildings, they are a tradition that comes from the town’s former Jewish population.
Fes (2 Nights)
One of the largest medieval cities in the world and an UNESCO World Heritage site, Fes is Morocco’s oldest imperial city and the religious, spiritual, intellectual, and cultural center of the country.–
Guided City Walk: Considered the “Athens of Africa” for its wealth of cultural, educational, and religious institutions, the walk begins at Fes’ fascinating medina, with stops to see and photograph the artisans’ quarters, 14th-century Koranic schools, Al Karaouine (medieval theological university), and the Potters District. The famous Fes tannery affords us great panoramic views over the men hard at work treating and dying the different hides. After lunch, head to the old Mellah (Jewish quarter) and its 17th century synagogue, royal gates, and Museum of Fez.
Erfoud & the Sahara Desert (2 Nights)
Referred to as the “Gate of the Sahara”, Erfoud is perched on the edge of the Erg Chebbi – a 30 mile long and 3 mile wide set of sand dunes that reach up to 170 ft high, some of the highest in North Africa! En-route to this magical place we’ll be stopping at numerous points for awesome photographs.
Erg Chebbi Desert Camp
Our desert camp is the perfect place to enjoy a magical night in the desert under the stars. All luxury tents at the camp have air conditioning, en suite bathrooms w/ showers, and are beautifully decorated in the local Berber style. A large “dining room” tent will be the perfect meeting place for a delicious home cooked Moroccan feast. The center of the camp lights up at night with fires perfect for keeping warm while stargazing. Walk just a few feet away for absolute darkness for epic night shooting!
Boumalne Dades: Land of Valleys & Gorges (2 Nights)
This remote town is sought after for its proximity to the stunning Dades Gorges & Valleys. Famous for its majestic, sand castle like rock formations, Dades Gorge offers a plethora of unique landscape shots. At 28 km long , the gorge is diverse in scenery with countless types of interesting & unusual geological formations. It’s set among a beautiful landscape with berber villages & plantations along the Dades River culminating in a deep, dramatic canyon.
Todra Gorge: Lush palm trees cover 30 miles of wide tracts along this giant natural creation. We’ll walk among the palm and olive groves to the deep & narrow canyon of pink and grey rock towering 1,000 ft high on each side.
Marrakesh (3 nights)
Once the southern capital, the “The Red City of Morocco” is an alluring oasis with a temperate climate, distinct charm, and fascinating sights in every direction. Referred to as “The Jewel of the South”, the city reached its prominence when it became the epicenter of trade for slaves, gold, ivory, and leather along the ancient caravan routes. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire with maze-like alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) still sell traditional textiles, pottery, and jewelry. In other words, get those cameras ready!
The Souks of Marrakech: Without a doubt the most colorful and liveliest in Africa, the souks, or marketplaces, are grouped by the different trades and services they offer: the Dyers, the Blacksmiths, and the Babouche (slippers) & shoemakers, spices, and fabric sellers etc. They’re nicknamed the “Kingdom of the 5 Senses” for their perfumes, colors, sounds, touches, and tastes. Tons of photographs to capture here as the joyous rush of locals and visitors only adds to the “show”.
Travel Club Update: COVID-19
PhotoFly Travel Club takes our current global pandemic extremely seriously. As such, a number of our 2020 and 2021 adventures have had to be cancelled & postponed like most in our travel industry. We want nothing more than all of our members to stay healthy & happy during these trying times. We hope everyone is playing their part by social distancing as much as possible. The more people who properly follow this crucial tactic in our country, and everyone around the world, the faster we will conquer and come out stronger & better prepared when this happens again.
As of today, we remain hopeful that travel will become feasible and safe again for most travelers early next year. In fact many countries, including most of Europe, have been on the decline for months now. It’s important to acknowledge that these are mainly countries that have enacted strict social distancing measures much sooner and in a more timely manner than the USA has been able to. Good news is most of the countries on our upcoming calendar fit this description! For more details about the predictions and scientific modeling in each state AND many countries around the world go here: https://covid19.healthdata.org/ (you can select any state or country for the location specific predictions)
Enhanced Procedures & Safety Measures
As we get ready to explore the world with you again soon, our travel club has begun to implement new guidelines and practices for the “Post-Covid World”. Some of them are listed below. Safety is #1 and the ability to experience a destination without limitations due to the pandemic is #2
b. Sanitizer available at all times/ Surface Cleanings done constantly
c. Social distancing practices as much as possible & no contact health/temperature checks
d. Small Groups Only = Lower Risk. Only time will tell and we’re following the situation very carefully. Our pledge is to share nothing but scientific evidence and advice given by the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO). We will base our decisions in the coming months solely on these two sources.
We know this is going to be a difficult time for all of us, in a myriad of ways. PhotoFly Travel Club is committed to building amazing experiences for years to come. We will get through this together and come out on the other side with even more amazing trips.
We wish everyone nothing but the best navigating this crisis. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all to remain healthy and persevere until we overcome.
Much love and gratitude to all of our members,
Steve, Andrew, Catalin, Michelle, Raya, & the rest of our PhotoFly Team!
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