Photography and cookery holiday

Atlantic Coast, Essaouira, Morocco

8 days from
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About the location

This excellent photography holiday is based in an enchanting boutique Riad, the Maison du Sud in the centre of bustling Essaouira, just 300m from the beach and was established by Darren your photography tutor who has been teaching photography for over 25 years. You can read more about Darren and his story here.

You'll be staying in a stunning Moroccan Riad that has been luxuriously renovated into a Moorish style hotel, carefully selected by your host and tutor who has been visiting and photographing the area for over 25 years. It will provide a perfect base for your photography holiday right in the heart of the old city.

If you are looking for a photography holiday with a difference, you can also take part in Moroccan cookery classes during your stay, taught by Darren’s wife Naima who grew up in Essaouira. Naima has an extensive knowledge of local Moroccan cuisine and traditional methods of cooking to produce delicious authentic dishes using local spices and ingredients.

Your hosts and tutors are dedicated to making you feel at home in Morocco and to rapidly improving your photography skills and if you choose to book the combined cooking and photography course, you’ll be introduced to the delicious local Moroccan cuisine through the cookery classes all in a fun and friendly environment.

Darren’s passion and understanding will help you experience true Moroccan culture on the stunning Atlantic Ocean through a lens and with 1 photography instructor to a maximum of 6 students, you'll be assured personal attention and have the opportunity to progress your photography whatever your level from complete beginner to advanced.

A vibrant and relaxed town Essaouira is a rich with history and culture a recognised UNESCO world heritage site. The mix of whitewashed fishing ports, bright North African technicolor and picture-postcard ramparts has been the inspiration for artists the world over particularly for musicians and photographers helping to give the town its unique creative atmosphere especially at the time of international music festivals.

Your course will begin at your Riad in the old city where your photography tutor will take you out to explore the outstanding photographic opportunities on hand and will show you all the hidden treasures that this captivating area of Morocco has to offer.

Whether you choose a photography holiday or photography and cooking holiday, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the laid back and artistic Moroccan culture discovering the charm of the coastal town of Essaouira.

- Ideal location, just 300 metres from Essaouira beach in the heart of the Medina
- 2.5 hours from Morocco, transfers are included in the price at set times only for any time from Essaouira Airport
- A safe and friendly coastal city with a small town feel
- Accommodation in a beautiful Moroccan Riad, the Maison du Sud
- Sunny roof terrace providing the perfect place to sit back and relax with a Moroccan mint tea
- Friendly and qualified photography tutor with 25 years’ experience
- Knowledgeable native cookery team
- Central location with WiFi available on most floors and incredible hospitality
- Many facilities nearby including the outdoor markets, restaurants and cafes
- Soak up local life wandering the Souks to the exotic spirit of Morocco