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All levels welcome! You don’t need to be an expert. Small group sizes.

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Awrd-winning Photography Tutor

Visit Morocco’s Most Iconic Sites

Experience Morocco’s Epic Night Skies

Morocco Photography Tour

Experience the Colors of Morocco, from Desert to Coast

Our Morocco photography tour is open to photographers of all levels. Join us if you are looking to hone your creative photography skills and travel to Morocco’s most compelling landscapes, from desert to coast.

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Get a glimpse of this truely amazing and scenic tour like no other. Compelling landscapes and iconic sites from desert to coast!

8 nights/9 days

  • €2600 per person
  • Price based on twin occupancy
  • *Single occupancy, extra Eur €295
  • 1-9 February 2025

Colors of Morocco. An adventure in Photography

Embark on a journey through Morocco unlike any other! Our photography tour welcomes shutterbugs of every level, offering an exhilarating opportunity to sharpen your creative eye while exploring the vibrant tapestry of Morocco’s landscapes, spanning from the sweeping deserts to the captivating coast.

An experience you’ll always remember!

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of contrasts as you traverse from the bustling cityscapes of Marrakesh and Essaouira to the tranquil expanses of the Sahara and the rugged Anti-Atlas mountains near Tafraoute.

We time our Morocco photography escapade around the new moon, unlocking prime moments for captivating night photography. Picture yourself camping beneath the breathtaking expanse of the Milky Way, with three nights of wilderness immersion. Spend one night nestled beside the majestic canyon mountains of Iriqui National Park and two nights amidst the surreal beauty of the Erg Chigaga dunes. Our experienced tutor has meticulously scouted the optimal locations for capturing the celestial spectacle of the Milky Way.

Expert photography guide

Throughout the journey, your tutor will be your guiding light, ensuring you’re in the right place at the right time to immortalize stunning landscapes and cityscapes. Receive expert mentorship and insights every step of the way, enriching your photographic skills while creating timeless memories amidst Morocco’s enchanting vistas.

Iconic Sites we'll visit

Experience the contrast of the iconic cityscapes of Marrakesh and Essaouira with the remote Saharan dunes of Erg Chigaga, and the Anti-Atlas mountains at Tafraoute.

Marrakesh

Marrakesh is also known as the ‘red city’, so named for its ochre-color walls and buildings. Its walled medina is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city sits within striking distance of the High Atlas mountains. Marrakesh was once the confluence for the trade in gold, slaves, leather, etc, with sub-Saharan Africa, and this vibrant marketplace atmosphere still stands. It has its origins in the 11th Century yet the imposing Koutoubia mosque and minaret date back to the 12th Century, the golden age of the Almohad dynasty. Your tutor will take you to the unmissable Museum of Photography (‘Maison de la Photographie’), deep within the medina walls, which houses early 20th Century images produced in beautiful sepia tones. You may also take advantage of the view from the museum’s roof terrace.

The Sahara Desert

We take you to the Erg Chigaga dunes at the heart of Morocco’s Iriqui National Park (the only national park in the Moroccan Sahara). The Erg Chigaga dunefield is one of the best places in Morocco to photograph the stars, being 60km away from the nearest light pollution and not crowded. Our secluded camp has the optimal location for the highest viewpoint in the dunefield and we ensure to summit the tallest point at least once to capture the boundless views before sunset. The Moroccan Sahara desert also features other-worldly mountains and canyons which we include on our last night within the National Park, setting up a mobile camp to get up close.

Essaouira (Atlantic Coast)

The white-washed medina of Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During the 18th Century it was a Portuguese enclave (known as ‘Mogador’). It prospered during the 19th Century due to protected trading status with Europe and had a large Jewish community. Essaouira’s lively port is very much a working, fishing port, and there is a local fish market in the walled medina where you are able to purchase a fresh catch and have it grilled for your lunch. The beach is a long, sandy expanse, and attracts kite-surfers due to the strong breezes.

Ait Ben Haddou (near Ouarzazate)

Ait Ben Haddou is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, formed of a series of adobe-constructed dwellings and fortified walls, barely inhabited now. It offers a complete panorama of pre-Saharan earth construction techniques. The oldest buildings date from the 17th Century, although their structure and technique were propagated from a very early period in Southern Morocco. The site was also one of the many trading posts on the commercial route linking ancient Sudan to Marrakesh by way of the Draa Valley and High Atlas mountains. It has been used as the backdrop/setting for numerous international film and TV productions!

Tour Overview

  • Capture the late afternoon light on ancient clay walls during a photo shoot at the hilltop village of Aït Ben Haddou.
  • Camel trek in the Sahara Desert and scale the epic Erg Chigaga dunes to photograph the setting sun.
  • Use unique vantage points in the medinas of Marrakesh and Essaouira to shoot the colorful skylines.
  • Photograph Morocco’s ever-changing landscapes: its vast palm oases, the rugged Atlas Mountains, and Saharan sands.
  • Take captivating night photography and camp out under the canopy of stars during the new moon phase.

Information

Who is it for?

Our photography tour is designed for photographers of all levels. Particularly those who are passionate about landscape photography and who love to explore and get off the beaten path.

We have planned the tour close to a new moon, so we can capture beautiful night skies above the Sahara desert. This is the opportune location to try your hand at night/astrophotography.

Light conditions in Winter in Morocco are optimal for photographers. Further, during Winter, we don’t expect to encounter many other visitors outside of the main towns.

Kit essentials to bring

DSLR or Mirrorless camera;

Both a wide-angle and a tele lens (the long lens will be particularly important in the Sahara desert). Good focal lengths for the long lens are 70-200, 70-300 or 100-400mm;

For the night sky in the Sahara desert, a fast wide-angle lens is necessary. Recommended are f/2.8 or faster;

A tripod;

Spare batteries;

Comfortable walking shoes and hiking sandals.

Photography Tutor

Michael Breitung is an award-winning, established landscape photographer from Germany. A selection of his images may be viewed on his homepage here .

Michael is an avid traveller and Morocco very quickly drew him in. He instantly fell in love with the tranquility of the Moroccan landscapes and wants to share his passion for those same places with you.

Michael will be guiding you to some of his (and our) favourite locations, a large part of which are off the beaten path, and which make for a compelling photo adventure tour.

Our Morocco Tours Are Different

Unique adventures

We’re passionate about crafting unique adventures that highlight the country’s rich cultural heritage and remarkable landscapes. Get to know us!

We’re thrilled that Lonely Planet has listed us for ten years (since the print edition of 2014). After we opened our desert camp in 2017, Lonely Planet included it (see Camp Al Koutban).

The Telegraph featured our seven-day trek from Marrakesh through the Sahara desert (in 2024, ‘Why this is the year you should discover Morocco – and 30 ways to do it’). We are also listed with Horizon Guides where we give a flavour of what to expect in the unique Iriqui National Park and desert hiking.

Our Close-knit Team of Guides

We work alongside the most trusted and respected guides, drivers and support team, who are long-standing colleagues and friends, more akin to family. Our collective aim is to give you an unforgettable holiday that will have you talking about Morocco for years to come, and will hopefully bring you back!

Emily Burrows | Owner-Manager

Emily previously held management positions in a number of multinationals. She had already been an avid fan of Morocco, having initially visited the country to trek the mountains, but it was the desert that kept her here (for her love of the outdoors). Since leaving her corporate career, she has made Morocco her base, and has travelled extensively in the Kingdom. She will be among the first to tell you that Morocco offers a truly captivating package – desert, mountains, coast, an enthralling culture, and so much colour – and hopes that every visitor to Morocco leaves with the same feeling.

Yahya Boulfrifi | Owner-Manager

Yahya hails from the Moroccan Sahara, living out his youth in the desert wilderness. He is one of the last generation to have grown up as children in the region – his parents having previously practised a way of life that had remained unchanged for centuries but which became untenable with lack of water. Yahya is an experienced desert trekking guide and an accomplished driver, and has since handed the reins over to the team while he handles logistics. Since establishing Wild Morocco he has been fortunate to have travelled extensively overseas. Expect a genuine introduction to Amazigh culture from an experienced professional.

Trip Advisor Reviews

Amazing Desert Trek
Wild Morocco organised a 4 day desert trek for me from M’Hamid to Erg Chicaga. It was a fantastic experience, living like a nomad and sleeping under the stars. Brahim and Mubarak along with their two camels were the best companions and i couldn’t have wished for better guides. Its an experience I will always remember.

Chris P | Guildford, England

Wild Morocco an unforgettable Experience
We had a great trip with Wild Morocco. The company was recommended by a close friend and didn’t disappoint. The tour took us to a Sahara desert camp from Marrakesh with stops on the way there and on the way back. The visits and hotels on the way were first class and the camp itself was very luxurious and an experience like no other. The communication from the company was excellent. Our driver Khalid was a joy to travel with, very friendly and also extremely knowledgable about the history and culture of Morocco. Highly recommend Wild Morocco.

Christopher B | England

FAQs

What's included in the price?

  • English speaking tutor
  • Airport transfer days 1 and 9 (Marrakech)
  • 4WD vehicles with drivers daily
  • Desert guide on 3 days
  • Accommodations on 8 nights (*drinks at hotels excluded)
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 7 evening meals (excluding last night in Essaouira)
  • 2 lunches in the desert
  • Drinking water/hot drinks in the desert
  • Camel trek at Erg Chigaga dunes

What are my additional costs?

The price does not include flights.

Please ensure to carry Moroccan Dirhams for your local extras such as lunch in Marrakech and Essaouira, lunches on the road days, drinks at hotels, museum entry, dinner in Essaouira, any personal items, and tips.

What's the desert camping like?

We include two nights at our fixed camp and one night out at a mobile wilderness camp.

The fixed camp is located at the base of Erg Chigaga dunes, at the heart of the Iriqui National Park. The Erg Chigaga is the longest erg, ‘sand sea’, in Morocco at approx. 40 km length. Being 60 km from the nearest village/road makes it an opportune location for star-gazing and immersion in nature.

The fixed camp has a shared bathroom facility.

The mobile wilderness camp will be at the base of the canyon mountains, shortly beyond the dried salt flats (of Lake Iriqui), approx. 90 minutes drive from the fixed camp. We provide the two-person tents, sleeping mats and heavy blankets. You won't need to share a tent if booking the single supplement.

There is no bathroom facility (simply nature).

What about the other hotels?

We use high standard, boutique 3 star hotels and riads.

We purposefully choose small and characterful accommodations. In the countryside, in rural Morocco, we work with the most comfortable choices.

You'll get to experience a great variety of hotels which showcase Morocco's hospitality.

The non-desert locations are -

1 night Marrakech riad
1 night hotel near Ait Ben Haddou
1 night Tafraoute hotel
2 nights Essaouira riad

What should I pack?

Please bring good sun protection, including lightweight long sleeves and hat - even in Winter, the sun remains very strong.

Please bring clothing you can layer easily as temperatures will fluctuate greatly day to night. You will certainly need a down/warm jacket, hat and warm sleepwear in February.

For footwear, trekking sandals (with socks) are ideal in the desert. Running shoes/trainers will be suitable for hard terrain, and note that sand/dust will get underneath your insoles.

While we do provide blankets for the night of wilderness camping, you may want to bring a sleeping bag, or a thermal sleeping bag liner.

Please bring a personal travel kit (e.g. immodium, antihistamine, painkiller, rehydration powders, band-aids, antiseptic wipes, dressing, hand gel, eye drops).

Please protect cameras/phones/tablets from desert dust, even with a sealable plastic bag.

Do you cater for a vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free diet?

Dietary requirements are catered for. Please mention your dietary restrictions/allergies at time of booking.

The emphasis is on fresh vegetables and fruit, tagines, couscous, soup, salads, bread/pancakes.

Do you provide suggestions for extending the trip?

If you plan to arrive ahead of the start date, and/or depart later, please let us know.

We are able to advise on internal travel options in Morocco.

The price includes collection and drop-off at Marrakech airport only.

What sort of weather can we expect?

For queries about Morocco weather, we find the ‘meteoblue’ forecasts reliable. Search for Mhamid or el Gouera for the Sahara desert, please click here.

Winters see cold overnight temperatures (even as low as freezing by dawn) with warm daytimes. However, climate change has affected what were once seasonal patterns and Winters are shorter/drier in the desert than before.

It should be common to see snow on the High Atlas in Winter, but snow has been arriving much later in recent years.

Typically, February sees calm conditions in the desert. You should expect to layer clothing throughout the tour.

At the coast, expect sea breezes and temperate conditions.

Where your adventure begins!

Experience Morocco like never before! Click the ‘Book Now’ button and complete the inquiry form. We’ll then send you an email to organize an online discovery session to discuss the perfect photography tour for you. Let’s go!