Morocco • Atlas Mountains and Marrakech Painting holiday
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Ochres and aquamarines
A typical itinerary on this painting holiday in Morocco
We arrive in Imlil in time to enjoy the views from the rooftop terrace before dinner.
Dappled light and distant peaks
Light filtering through the walnut trees, passing mules and sparkling waters of the irrigation canal and great sketching from an upstairs cafe. Later, there’s a lovely shaded spot with views of Toubkal peak.
Across a high pass we discover the village of Achdirte in the beautiful Imnane valley. Our painting subjects include farmland, sparkling irrigation channels and women washing clothes as loaded mules pass by.
The Imlil valley
We follow the river from Imlil stopping to paint at the shaded cafe Mont Blanc with its view across the river. Lunch in Ait Ali, a busy village with an old water mill.
Remote Azzaden valley
Using 4x4s we cross a high pass and descend to the remotest of villages where, from a rooftop terrace we sketch and paint the daily village scenes and enjoy a homemade lunch. This really is an amazing adventure.
Leaving Imlil, we reach Marrakech by lunch time. In the afternoon, we explore the souk and capture the excitement of Djema el Fna – the great square.
The Majorelle and Menara gardens
A fabulous morning spent painting in the Majorelle gardens – blues and yellows predominate with cacti, bamboo and water features – a calm oasis within the vibrant city. Later, we settle in the Menara gardens with its huge pond, pavilions and the distant Atlas peaks.
There’s time for a little shopping before we depart for the airport.
Note: This is a selection of the many options available on this painting holiday in Morocco. Weather conditions, group interests and the tutor will influence the final itinerary.
Where we stay on this painting holiday in Morocco
Airport transfer time
Approximately 1 1/2 hours
Dates and prices
5 full days of painting tuition
7 nights in en suite accommodation
7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners
Full-time tour manager
Personal welcome at Marrakech airport
All air-conditioned transport
Chairs and boards provided
4x4 excursion to remote village
Hotels - where we stay
Paths and pavements can be rough and sometimes steep.