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Morocco Photography Tour with Langara

$3,350.00

There’s no better way to find creative inspiration than to explore somewhere new. This unique travel experience and photography workshop, is ideal for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of photography or improve their techniques in an inspirational setting. Morocco is a feast for all senses with its varied scenery. The mountains, desert and coast form a unique and colourful landscape while the medieval medinas, punctuated with souks are full of colours and aromas. With your camera in hand, discover the enchanting cities of Morocco, venture into rose-coloured kasbahs, and snap portraits of traditional Berber families in their mountain villages.

Finisterra has partnered with Langara College to bring you this amazing travel opportunity! Led by award winning photographer, Wayne Kaulbach, we’ll learn about and photograph Moroccan culture, landscape, architecture, and food. Take your travel photography to a higher level through one-on-one coaching with your instructor, group critiquing, and hands-on practice with Langara College instructor, Wayne Kaulbach. Prepare to be amazed! Photographers and non-photographers are welcome. Your experiences will provide excellent fodder for photography projects and unforgettable memories of Morocco.

Join this Morocco Photography Tour with professional photographer Wayne Kaulbach!

DATES: April 18-29th, 2020

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HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Practicing photography techniques from award-winning photographer and Langara Instructor, Wayne Kaulbach
  • Learning about Morocco’s fascinating culture & rich history on this amazing Photography Tour
  • Meeting locals & learning about life in Morocco
  • Wandering through the bustling medina of Fez
  • Developing new photography skills and understanding of travel photography fundamentals
  • Exploring the beautiful ‘Blue Town’ of Chefchaouen

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Day 1 : ARRIVAL CASABLANCA
Welcome to Morocco! Arrival at Casablanca Mohamed V airport. Welcome and assistance by the local Moroccan guide. Direct transfer to the hotel in Casablanca.

Meals : -/-/-
Overnight : Onomo 4*

Day 2: CASABLANCA TO ASILAH
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning you will meet with the tour guide and depart for the sightseeing of Casablanca, the business capital of Morocco. The city’s handsome Moorish buildings, which meld French-colonial design and traditional Moroccan style, are best admired in the downtown area. Visit of the outside of the awe-inspiring Hassan II Mosque as well as the United Nations Place and the residential area of Anfa before strolling along the Aïn Diab coast dotted with swimming pools and restaurants.
Day 03: Rabat / Chefchaouen (Travel time 5hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel.

Later on you will Direct transfer to Asilah, a fortified town in the northwest of the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Give your camera a workout as you explore its old town, or medina, is enclosed by well-preserved 15th-century ramparts and gates, built by colonial Portuguese. The medina is an art hub, known for its murals.

If lighting is right, you may catch a beautiful sunset.

Meals : B/-/D
Overnight : Al Khaima 3*

Day 3: ASILAH TO TANGIER
Breakfast at the hotel. With cameras in hand this morning, you will have the chance to further explore the beautiful fishing town of Asilah. The town is considered today as a cultural center. Lunch will be on your own.

Later today you will transfer to nearby Tangier. Its blend of cultures and influences is unique in Morocco – for much of its history it wasn’t even governed by Morocco. Tangier’s cultural life buzzes.

Meals : B/-/-
Overnight : Kenzi Solazur

Day 4: TANGIER TO TETOUAN TO CHEFCHAOUEN
Breakfast at the hotel. Make sure that your camera’s are charged. This morning depart to Tetouan, a jewel of a town in a striking location at the foot of the Rif Mountains, and just a few kilometres from the sea. Despite seeing relatively few foreign visitors, there’s an air of authenticity here that adds great value to a visit. The ancient medina, a Unesco World Heritage site, looks like it has not changed in several centuries. The city is affectionately called ‘the daughter of Granada’ by the locals.

Explore the charming city with your guide and camera in hand. The Medina is one of the most fascinating and
absorbing in the whole of Morocco, with its shaded alleyways and mosques.

In the afternoon, you will continue to Chefchaouen, the “Blue City”. Photographers go crazy for this colourful city.

Meals : B/-/-
Overnight : Riad Jasmine

Day 6: CHEFCHAOUEN CITY TOUR
Breakfast at the hotel. Chefchaouen is one of the prettiest towns in Morocco, an artsy, blue-washed mountain village that feels like its own world. The old medina is a delight of Moroccan and Andalusian influence with red-tiled roofs, bright-blue buildings and narrow lanes converging on busy Plaza Uta El Hammam and its restored kasbah.

Stroll the streets this morning with a local guide. Enjoy a moment of relaxation in «Ras El Maa» the source of water one of the prettiest places in Chechaouen.

Meals : B/-/D
Overnight : Riad Jasmine

Day 7: CHEFCHAOUEN – Optional Excursion to Akchour Waterfalls
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day in Chefchaouen to explore independently or for the more adventurous, depart for a hike to a series of waterfalls at Akchour. This area is amazing for nature lovers consisting of a lower waterfall and a much higher upper one as well as a handful of other modest waterfalls and cascades sharing the same stream as the main waterfalls. Also visit of the what is referred to as the ‘Bridge of God’. This optional excusion should only be done with those that are comfortable hiking for several hours.

Meals : B/-/-
Overnight : Riad Jasmine

Day 8: CHEFCHAOUEN TO MEKNES – VOLUBILIS TO FEZ
This morning depart to Meknes and visit of this city known as “the Moroccan Versailles” which was founded at the end of the 17th Century by Moulay Ismail. Quieter and smaller than its grand neighbour Fez, Meknes feels rather overshadowed and receives fewer visitors than it should. It’s more laid-back with less hassle, yet still has all the winding narrow medina streets and grand buildings that it warrants as an imperial city and one-time home of the Moroccan sultanate. The sightseeing of Meknes will include Bab Mansour, the best preserved gate in Morocco, Hari Souani and the old medina. Independent lunch.

Continuation to Fes via the sacred town of Moulay Idriss Ist. And the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Sitting in the middle of a fertile plain, the ruined Roman city of Volubilis is the best-preserved archaeological site in Morocco. Its most amazing features are its many beautiful mosaics preserved in situ.

Continue to Fez later in the day.

Meals : B/-/-
Overnight : Riad Fes Andalucia

Day 9: FEZ CITY TOUR
Breakfast at the hotel. The whole day is devoted to the sightseeing of Fez; the most ancient cultural and spiritual city of Morocco. In its heyday, Fez attracted scholars and philosophers, mathematicians and lawyers, astronomers and theologians. Craftsmen built them houses and palaces, kings endowed mosques and medersas (religious schools), and merchants offered exotic wares from the silk roads and sub-Saharan trade routes.

Visit of the medieval medina, the Medersas, the Karaouine Mosque and the famous Nejjarine fountain. Independent lunch.

Continuation of the visit through the old medina where the travellers will see different craftsmen still operating in the old oriental tradition.

Meals : B/-/-
Overnight : Riad Fes Andalucia

Day 10: Fez – Free Day
Enjoy exploring this beautiful city with your camera in hand.

Meals : B/-/-
Overnight : Riad Fes Andalucia

Day 11: Fez to Rabat
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Rabat, the white imperial city with palm-lined streets. Independent lunch. This afternoon you’ll have a tour of the hightlights of the administrative capital of Morocco including the Hassan Tower, the splendid Mohamed V Mausoleum and the Kasbah of Oudayas.

Meals : B/-/D
Overnight : Riad Dar El Kebira

Day 12: Rabat to Airport for International Flights OR Extend to Marrakech and the Sahara Desert
Thank you for travelling with us!

Meals : B/-/-

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Photography Instructor” tab_id=”1473439297798-296de31b-490f”][vc_column_text]Wayne Kaulbach MPA F/PPABC, received his Masters Of Photographic Arts in 2004 and his Fellowship in 2006. Along with his wife Michelle Fleming, they have owned and operated Skylight Images, a multi-award winning photographic service specializing in natural light portraiture, in Vancouver since 1995. Along with teaching travel and street photography through Langara’s Continuing Studies program for seven years, Wayne is also an ongoing contributor to Photo Life Magazine and a passionate travel and street photographer. Langara’s India Photography Tour in 2017 was the most recent tour led by Wayne. Having travelled extensively around the world, Wayne is eager to continue to share his knowledge along with his love of travel and street photography.

Wayne has led Photography Tours to India, Morocco, Portugal, and Cuba. Interested in a future tour with Wayne? Click HERE for more itineraries.Wayne Kaulbach - Guatemala Photography Tour

Check out Wayne’s work on his website: www.wkaulbach.com/

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Accommodation 12 nights based on double accommodation in 3-4* Hotels and Riads
1 Photography Instructor from Langara
Meals as per itinerary (12 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners)
A Deluxe air-conditioned vehicle at disposal according to the above-mentioned itinerary.
A qualified English speaking Moroccan guide for the duration of the tour
Entrance fees to monuments mentioned in itinerary
Portage of luggage at airports and hotels
All taxes and services

Exclusions:
International flights to/from Casablanca (contact [email protected] for more info)
Mandatory Travel Medical Insurance (for Travel Insurance click HERE)
Meals not mentioned, beverages
Entrance fees, services, excursions, etc. not mentioned (ie/ Must pay $14USD per person if you wish to enter the Mosque in Casablanca)
Items of a personal nature, such as drinks, laundry
Gratuities for local tour guide, city guides, driver, servers at meals, etc.

*IMPORTANT NOTES:
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SAMPLE HOTELS*

Casablanca – Onomo 4* (1 night on BB) :
Assilah – Al khaima 3* (1 night on BB)
Tangier – Kenzi Solazur 4* (2 nights on BB)
Chefchaouen – Riad Jasmine (3 nights on BB)
Fes – Riad Fes Andalucia (3 nights on BB)
Rabat – Riad Dar El Kebira (1 nights on BB)

*please note that hotels are subject to change

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Important Info” tab_id=”1449289392103-be095264-cb20″][vc_column_text]PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary is subject to change. Although we always do our best to stick to the itinerary, due to the ever changing nature of Morocco, activities, restaurants, hotels, and sites are subject to change due to forces beyond our control.

PASSPORTS: Must be valid for at least 6 months after your return date to Canada. Proper documentation is the responsibility of each traveller.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Please click HERE for our T & C
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Date: April 18-29, 2020

Registration Procedures
Apply early to avoid disappointment
Fill out an Application for Registration Form (PDF)
Submit a deposit for $650CAD (full payment due for bookings within three months prior to departure)
Cheque made payable to Langara College Continuing Studies.

Payment by Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard only), please call the Continuing Studies Registration office at 604.323.5322

Submit the above to:
Janinah Jansen, Program Coordinator, Educational Travel
West Broadway Centre Unit L9 – 601 West Broadway, Vancouver BC V5Y 4C2
(Or submit your application by email or fax 604.323.5899)

Costs and Fee Schedule
From CAD $4335CAD per person
Prices are based on double occupancy. Room share or single rooms for a supplement ($795 per person) on request and subject to availability
Deposit is $650 and is due at time of registration (full payment due for bookings within 3 months prior to departure). Payments non-refundable
Balance payment and registration deadline 3 months prior to travel.