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Morocco • The South West • Taroudant
Markets and mountains
A typical itinerary
Leaving Marrakech we arrive in Taroudant in time for a quiet wander around the local streets before dinner.
Getting in the mood
We spend the morning in the hotel gardens practising portrait photography. Making the most of candid opportunities in Morocco is a skill and practising on each other in the calm of the gardens is ideal. We will have lunch in the square, another great place for people watching.
At home with the local villagers
Following photography in the markets, we visit the village of Tiout for village scenes around Fatima's house as she prepares our special lunch. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the hotel, before returning to the streets for larger scale views from the ramparts – a great opportunity to consider the importance of timing in your shots.
Souks and tanneries
We start the day with a guided tour of the souk and Berber market. Later we return to our favourite café in the square from where we can continue to capture images of people and city life. After lunch, we visit the fascinating and historical tanneries.
Visit the coastal town of Agadir, barter in Taroudant market or relax in the gardens.
Mint tea at Aziz's
In the Atlas village of Riad we explore and photograph local scenes around Aziz's house while his wife prepares mint tea. Later we enjoy a picnic lunch in a nearby shady oasis by the village of Tameloukt.
The slow road over the mountains
We climb the Atlas mountains, stopping at Tinmal mosque. At the Tizi n Test pass we take mint tea and then go on to the idyllic La Bergerie for the final night.
A short transfer to Marrakech airport.
Note: On our visit to the mountain village, it will be necessary to walk on stony paths. For those who do not want this, the option to relax in the gardens is a good alternative. This is the planned itinerary but please be aware that circumstances could force changes.
Dates and prices
7 nights bed and breakfast in en-suite rooms
5 lunches and 6 dinners, some of which are in exceptional restaurants
Final night is in the High Atlas
Personal welcome at Marrakech airport and all transport in Morocco
5 days of photography tuition
Local guide and assistant
Guided visit around mountain village
Guided tour of souks and tanneries
Where we stay
20 minute flat strolls at mealtimes with taxis or horse-drawn carriages available but not included.
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