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Road to Morocco:
A Photo Adventure Tour through Exotic Morocco
April 24, 2019 - May 7, 2019
14 Days/13 Nights
Cost $5495.00 Double room occupancy
$895.00 Single Room Supplement
10 participants MAX. 8- min
Join us for a photo experience you will remember for a very long time…
From the Medinas of the Cities to the Rural Villages of the Rif Mountains and down to the Sahara Desert to sleep under the Stars in Authentic Berber Tents.
DATES: April 24, 2019 - May 7, 2019 ( start date may change by one day )
Get lost in the twisting and turning streets of the medinas. Discover the hidden treasures amongst the chaotic pathways of Fez and Marrakech. Walk the streets of the ‘Blue City’ Chefchaouen. (Pronounced- Shef-Shau-en) in the Rif Mts. Spend a night in an authentic (Luxury) Berber Tent in the Sahara Desert. Enjoy tea hosted by a Berber family. And much more.
Interested in our Small Group Travel, (Only 8-10 people max) - See the details below.
Your Private Morocco Photo Tour Includes:
14 Days / 13 Nights of Accommodations (4 star) - Boutique Style Riads and Hotels
Half Board (breakfast and dinner as marked on itinerary)
Air-conditioned Transportation (private vehicle seats 15 - Our group will only have a Max of 10 people)
Private Driver (licensed for tourism)
Professional English Speaking Local Photo Guide Accompanying Group.
On-Sight Photo Advise
Personal Photo Critiques - Time permitting
Excursions (Volubilis, Meknes, Chefchaouen rural village, camel trek, guide, Authentic Superior tent and where the road takes us)
Entrance fees to historical sites (including Hassan II Mosque) and much more.
Portage Tips for bags
Water in the vehicle
Airport Transfers in Morocco
Tour Does Not Include:
International R/T Airfare
Guides and Driver Tips
Trip and Medical Insurance
Prices are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control (exchange rate). We will do our best to maintain our published prices.
TENTATIVE ITINERARY - Because things change
As always we will take the road less traveled…
DAY 1: CASABLANCA (D)
Upon arrival in Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco, you will be met and transferred by van to
your Casablanca hotel, where you will check in and relax for the afternoon. Depending on time, you
could have a tour of the impressive Hassan II Mosque. Dinner will be served in a local restaurant.
DAY 2: CASABLANCA /RABAT/ CHEFCHAOUEN (B, D)
After breakfast, you will leave towards Chefchaouen, the famous blue city of Morocco in the Rif
Mountains. On route, you will stop at Rabat, the capital city and residence of the King, for lunch and
time to enjoy the beautiful coastal city. You will visit the the La Tour Hassan, Mausoleum Mohammed
V. After lunch you will continue on to Chefchaouen for the night. Dinner will be served in the hotel.
DAY 3: CHEFCHAOUEN (B, D)
After breakfast, you will have a tour of this “cool” blue town, tucked away in the mountains. You will
enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Rif Mountains. Perfect for photography, this blue city offers every
shade of blue. Dinner will be served in a local restaurant.
DAY 4: CHEFCHAOUEN (*RURAL EXPERINECE) (B, D)
After breakfast, you will take 4x4 vehicles through the mountains surrounding Chefchaouen and enjoy
a RURAL EXPERIENCE. You will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Rif Mountains.
Dinner will be served in a local restaurant.
DAY 5: CHEFCHAOUEN / VOLUBILIS / MEKNES / FES (B, D)
Before breakfast, you will want to climb up the edge of the mountain for a beautiful shot of this small
Berber town. After breakfast, you will set out to the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. You will spend
the morning exploring the 2000-year-old ruins and getting a picture of life during the Roman Empire.
Lunch will be taken in Meknes one of Morocco’s Imperial cities. After lunch, your guide will take you
on a tour of Meknes...including the stable of Moulay Ismael, the Bab Mansour, and medina. In the
evening you will head off to Fes, the cultural and spiritual capital of Morocco.
Dinner will be served in the riad.
DAY 6: FES (B, D)
At sunrise, you will be ready for some shots of the ancient city from the beautiful overlook. After
breakfast you will begin your guided tour of the medina, one of the world’s largest walled cities. You
will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber
carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. For lunch you will eat in traditional restaurant in the
heart of the medina. After lunch you will complete the tour and return to your hotel for the evening.
Dinner will be served in a local restaurant
DAY 7: FES (B, D)
This will be a free day to explore and capture Fes on film. Whether you visit the potters, King’s palace,
or just wander for candid photos, Fes is worth the extra day.
DAY 8: FES / ERFOUD / SAHARA (B, D)
After an early breakfast you will begin your ascent across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day
will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as
you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop
for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks. In the afternoon, you will make your
way down along the Ziz River Valley.
As you begin your adventure into the Sahara, you’ll be met with a 4x4 vehicle and driver at your hotel in Erfoud
Once in your 4x4, you’ll head south across the uneven black desert to the edge of the dunes where you will continue your desert adventure.
DAY 9: SAHARA DESERT (B, D)
Upon arrival this evening, you will set out on a 30-minute camel ride onto the dunes where you could choose to climb up the dune to watch the sunset. After you watch the sunset, you will return to the edge of the dunes where you will have a superior Berber tent to dream the night away under the stars.
The next morning, don’t miss the sunrise over the dunes. You will have an optional 4x4 ride around the dunes and a visit to the Nomadic Berber Villages. Listen to some of their music while you get some people photos. (Dinner is included).
AUTHENTIC SUPERIOR TENT ON THE EDGE OF THE DUNES
DAY 10: SAHARA / TODRA GORGES / SKOURA (B, D)
After breakfast, you will return by camel to the 4x4s and head back to Erfoud. From Erfoud you set out
behind the High Atlas Mountains on route to the Skoura. In the afternoon, you will take a walk up in
the towering Todra Gorges (600 feet high). The picturesque river valleys make for a beautiful journey
towards the southeast of Morocco. You will stay the night in Skoura before you cross the High Atlas
Mountains. Dinner will be served at the Kasbah.
DAY 11: SKOURA / OUARZAZATE / AIT BENHADDOU (B, D)
After an early breakfast you set off towards Ouarzazate along the route of 1000 Kasbahs. If you would
like, you can visit the ancient Kasbahs in the palmaries. Upon arrival in Ouarzazate, you can visit this
southern town, probably most famous now for the films that have been produced in the area. You will
then head out to the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou where you will be ready for the sunset and sunrise. In
typical Moroccan fashion, the true treasures must be searched out and discovered...usually off the
beaten path. In actuality, this setting has been used for more films than any other location in Morocco;
films including, Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, and The Gladiator.
Dinner will be served at the hotel.
DAY 12: MARRAKECH (B, D)
After breakfast, you will head off towards Marrakech over the High Atlas Mountains. Take some time
enjoying this beautiful landscape. Once in Marrakech, you will check into your hotel and then head off
to the Djemaa el-Fna, the center square of the medina. The famous Djemaa el-Fna, is one of the
center attractions of Marrakech. Coming alive at night with the local storytellers, entertainers, and
mouth-watering barbeque pits, the square is well worth a visit. A quiet cup of tea on the terrace of an
adjacent café provides a spectacular aerial view of the bustling square. Dinner will be served at the
DAY 13: MARRAKECH (B, D)
After breakfast, the group will have a guided tour of Marrakech, the southern pearl of Morocco. You
will discover the Palace of the Bahia, the Saadian Tombs, and many other hidden treasures. After
lunch, you will continue with the tour on to the magnificent Koutoubia Mosque and the famous
Djemaa el-Fna, one of the center attractions of Marrakech. The tour will conclude with an exploration
of the souk (market) lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and
many other art objects of Morocco. Dinner will be served in the hotel.
DAY 14: MARRAKECH / CASABLANCA/ DEPART (B)
After breakfast, you will head to Casablanca Airport.
Add $895.00 for a single private room.
DEPOSIT REQUIRED To Hold all Rooms.
Deposit $900.00 Due no later than Nov 1, 2018
To book this Photo Trip - Please call us at:
973-699-1305 to REGISTER
Room availability in most of the locations in very limited.
An early deposit guarantees an excellent quality room.
Please make checks payable to:
CPE Workshops LLC
We are now SOLD OUT!
A Return To Cuba
JANUARY 5 - 13, 2019
9 days 8 nights
Cost $3595.00 per person - for Double Room Accommodations
$3995.00 Per person --for Single Room Accommodations
Mantanzas Boys at Recess Photo by Jay Seldin
Travel Itinerary - Tentative ( It's Cuba )
Havana -2 nights
Day 1 - Visit Revolution Plaza, Walking photo tour from the Capitola to the Malecon • Lunch - El Aljibe • Dinner - La Guarida our Welcome Diner (included)
Day 2 - Breakfast •Walking photo tour of Old Havana. P2P Meet with a local photographer -P2P Rehearsal in progress ballet school • Dinner on your own
Vinales - 1 night
Day 3 - After Breakfast • Depart for Vinales. Visit cigar plantation of Hector Luis. Walking photo tour of Vinales. • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner (included)
Mantanzas/Hershey - 2 nights
Day 4 - After Breakfast • Depart for Mantanzas. Photo Op during travel, Afternoon walking photo tour of Mantanzas - Breakfast and Dinner (included)
Day 5 - After Breakfast Walking photo tour of Mantanzas. Breakfast and Lunch included. Travel the electric train from Mantanzas to Hershey. Photo Op at the old Sugar Mills. Dinner on your own
Trinidad - 2 nights/ 3 Days
Day 6 - After Breakfast Depart for Trinidad. Stop in Cienfuegos, Photo Op walking tour. After Lunch continue onto Trinidad. •Breakfast and • Lunch . Dinner on your own
Day 7 - After breakfast Walking photo tour of Trinidad w P2P local photographer TBD. After Lunch continue your Photo walk trough Trinidad. Breakfast and Lunch included. Dinner on your own.
Day 8 - After breakfast - Tentative activity drive out to Finca La Pastor to photograph the local cowboys . Afternoon activity TBD. Breakfast • Lunch •
Return to Havana - 1 night +1/2 day
Then Depart for Havana and the Park Central and for a Great Farewell Dinner at San Cristobal Restaurant in Havana. (included)
Day 9 - After breakfast Some free-time to make some last minute photographs in the Old Havana area. Around noon we will leave for our flight home to the U.S.
Deposits are Due No later than Sept 10 , 2018
A $900.00 Deposit required to hold your RESERVATION
Please Call Us To Confirm your Reservation or if you have questions - A detailed Itinerary will be emailed to you once you have registered for this Photo Trip
CPE WORKSHOPS - 973-699-1305
INCLUDED in COST:
All Hotel Accommodations
Meals as noted in Itinerary
All Tips for Guides and Drivers Only
NOT INCLUDED in COST:
All Alcoholic Beverages and Cigars
Meals noted as "On Your Own"
R/T Airfare To Havana from our starting destination - ( From Newark RT will cost approx $450-$500 )
Personal Items purchased while traveling
Tips for waiters at Restaurants
Tips for Home Stays in Casas
Tentative list of Accommodations:
Havana- The Parque Central
Vinales - Los Jazmines
Mantanzas - Hotel Velasco
Trinidad - Casas Particulares
Havana - The Parque Central
P2P = People to People
PAST Sold-Out TRAVEL WORKSHOP FROM 2017 -2018
We are now SOLD OUT!
NEW Photo Travel Tours 2017
Northern IRELAND and Ireland's West Coast
Jay Seldin's CPE Photo Workshops and 70 South Gallery
are please to offer this imitate small group
Photo Workshop Experience to Northern Ireland and beyond.
DATES: Friday, September 15 – Saturday, September 23, 2017
*9 days & 8 nights
Travel to Northern Ireland and Ireland's West Coast with Jay Seldin, documentary travel photographer and photo educator, and Ira L. Black, professional photographer, photo educator and Gallery Director of 70 South Gallery.
Small group travel only 10 people maximum
PHOTO WORKSHOP HIGHLIGHTS:
Explore the sights and sounds of Dublin
Exploring Achill Island, Ireland’s largest off shore island
Exploring the Connnemara, remote scenic region of lakes and coastline
The poignant Doo Laugh valley, Ireland’s only Fjord at Killary Harbour
Sunset at Cliffs of Moher
Authentic and lively pub scenes with traditional Irish music in the evenings
Photograph the street murals of Bogside, the site of the famous riots of Bloody Sunday
Local Irish photographer will be with us as our guide for the entire photo workshop (Gareth McCormack)
Bonus Opportunity: Upon return to the states, CPE Workshops and 70 South Gallery is offering all participants to have their work displayed in an exhibition after the workshop. Jay and Ira will work with participants to help in editing images for exhibition.
On this photo workshop there will be a host of fabulous opportunities for photographing the locals and landscape photography.
September is the perfect time of the year to visit Ireland. The crowds are gone, the weather is comfortable and the autumn light should be perfect for taking pictures of the coastline, mountains, valleys and the Irish fjord at Killary Harbour in Lough Valley. That’s right, Ireland’s only fjord!
• Double room occupancy $4395.00 Per Person sharing room
Cost for single room: Add $300for single room
Day 1 Friday, September 15th. Explore sights and sounds of Dublin via walking tour. Explore 19th-century Gresham Hotel or similar.
Day 2 Saturday, September 16th. After Breakfast will begin our trip to Northern Ireland. We will spend the afternoon touring the street murals of the Troubles era, gaining a gritty introduction to Northern Ireland's recent political past. Welcome Dinner in Belfast restaurant. For a nightcap we will go to Kelly's Cellars the oldest pub in Belfast for a pint and traditional music. Belfast Ten-Square Hotel or similar.
Day 3 Sunday, September 17th. Photograph along Antrim's famous Causeway Coast. There are a host of fabulous opportunities here for landscape photography, with sites ranging from world famous to those known only to locals. Many of the locations have featured recently in the TV series Game of Thrones. Photo stops include the island rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede, the tiny harbor of Portbradden, the twisted trees of the Black Hedges and the mouldering cliff-top remains of Dunluce Castle. We'll finish the day by capturing the sun set over the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Giant's Causeway. Overnight in Casueway Hotel or similar.
Day 4 Monday, September 18th. This will be a longer travel day with many important photo stops. Travel to the walled city of Derry. We'll walk around the walls and photograph the street murals of the Bogside, site of the infamous riots on Bloody Sunday. We'll Make our way to Achill Island in County Mayo. Photo stops along the way include the dramatic coastline at Mullaghmore, 13th-century Sligo Abbey, and Carrowmore tombs - the largest collection of megalithic tombs in Ireland, where monuments range from 5,000 to 5,800 years old. Overnight in 4-star Mulranny Park Hotel
Day 5 Tuesday, September 19th. Explore and Photograph Achill Island - Ireland's largest offshore island. Achill offers so many wild and dramatic locations. There are fabulous views from the top of the Menawn Cliffs, the secluded cove of Keem nestling beneath green mountain slopes, and the evocative remains of the Deserted Village, whose stone cottages were abandoned during the Great Famine. Overnight in 4 Star Abbeyglen Castle, Clifden.
Day 6 Wednesday September 20th. Explore and Photograph Connemara, a remote but immensely scenic region of densely packedmountains, lakes and coastline. Highlights include the stark and poignant DooLough Valley, Ireland's only fjord at Killary Harbour, the gothic, lakeside landmark of Kylemore Abbey, and a remote mountain altar used for forbidden Catholic worship during penal times. Overnight in 4 Star Abbeyglen Castle, Clifden.
Day 7 Thursday, September, 21st. Take to the high seas, embarking on a day trip to Inishmore, the largest of thethree Aran Islands. Get a feel for island life as you explore the coastal scenery and photograph the maze of ancient stone walls. Overnight in 4 Star Hotel Meyrick in Galway.
Day 8 Friday, September 22nd. Spend the day exploring County Clare. Photo spots include the 16th-century coastal keep of Dunguaire Castle, Poulnabrone Dolmen - perhaps the finest Neolithic portal tomb in Ireland - and the unique limestone pavement of The Burren.We'll round off the day by watching the sun set over the famous Cliffs of Moher. Overnight in Armada Hotel, Spanish Point.
Day 9 You will be Transferred from your hotel to Shannon airport for your international flight home.
A deposit of $1,000 per person is required to book your reservation.
Booking for this photo workshop will be on a first come first serve basis.
Hotel accommodations; 4 and 5 Star or best available
Welcome Dinner, Farewell Dinner and 2 additional Dinners during the trip
All ground transportation in an AC vehicle
Local Irish photographer will be with us as our guide for the entire photo workshop (Gareth McCormack).
Price does NOT include:
R/T international airfare from your home country to Ireland. Fly into Dublin International Airport and exit from Shannon International Airport
Travel and medical insurance.
Prices are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control (exchange rate). We will do our best maintain our published prices.
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Photo Travel Tours 2018
We are now SOLD OUT
Through the Lens- A Photo Travel Adventure
Jay Seldin's CPE Photo Workshops and OpenSky Expeditions
are please to offer this imitate small group
Photo Workshop Experience to NAMIBIA: The Desert, The Coast and the Jungle
WORKSHOP DATES: Monday, June 3 – Sunday, June 17, 2018
Dates June 3-June 17, 2018
• Photograph the hauntingly picturesque ghost town of the colonial mining era, Kolmanskop early Morning and Late Afternoon (see photo)
• Travel along the D707 road and photographthe border of the Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia’s most scenic road.
• Travel along and photograph the Skelton Coast along the Atlantic.
• Afternoon and MorningPhoto shoots (2 days) at the villages of the Himba Tribe, one of the last truly nomadic tribes in Southern Africa
• 3 Memorable Safari Days/ Nights with exciting guided game drives inside Etosha National Park, GREAT PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES.
• Sunrise photo shots at Deadviei one of the most striking photographic opportunities in southern Africa
• Climb and photograph some of the world’s most beautiful Sand Dunes at Sossusvlei.
• Walk and photograph amongst pre-historic rock art at the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Twyfelfontein.
• Photograph local villages and its people
• Plus many “off road” experiences
ITINERARY IN BRIEF:
Day 1: Depart USA Sunday June 3
Day 2-June 4: Arrive Namibia, Overnight Olive Grove Guesthouse , Windhoek
Day 3-June 5: Fly toLüderitz Nest Hotel, Lüderitz
Day 4 & 5-June 6&7: Sossusvlei - Sossus Dune Lodge
Day 6 & 7-June 8&9: Swakopmund - Strand Hotel
Day 8-June 10: Palmwag Desert- Palmwag Lodge
Day 9-June 11: Himba - Opuwo Country Lodge
Day 10-June 12: Western Boundary Etosha- Hobatere Lodge
Day 11 & 12-June 13&14: Central Etosha National Park - Okaukuejo Lodge
Day 13-June 15: Okonjima - Okonjima Lodge
Day 14-June 16: Depart from Windhoek International Airport
Day 15-June 17: Arrive back in USA
From USA to Namibia and back to USA you will need 15 days
In Addition, we are planning on offering an additional pre trip to Johannesburg , South Africafor 3 additional days. More information will be added soon about this pre-trip activity.
- All Best Available Hotels
- All meals
- Pop up roof 4x4 vehicles to travel in
-•• All GRATUITIES are now included - No extra out - of- pocket expenses for tips
- Local photo tour guide/manager
- Internal air flight (1 )
- all permits required within Namibia
- complimentary travel notebook for each traveler.
The cost for 13 days/ 12 nights will be based on total number of participants:
10 - 12 participants $7995.00 for shared room Double occupancy
8 - 9participants $8494.00 for shared room Double occupancy
Single Supplement - $450.00
A Deposit of $2000.00 per personwill hold your place on this workshop. DUE No Later than JULY 1, 2017.
Final Payment will be due 90 days prior to the start of the Photo Tour. (March, 3, 2018)
We will schedule 5 payment periods.
Initial Deposit Due by June 30, 2017 - $2000.00
2nd payment DUE by Sept 3, 2017, - $1000.00
3rd PaymentDUE by Nov 3, 2017 - $2000.00
4th Payment DUE Jay Jan 3, 2018 - $1000.00
FINAL Payment Due March 3, 2018 - BALANCE DUE Depending on Total Participants.
Notice will be sent to each member of our Photo Tour as to the total number of photographers that will be traveling with us along with the total cost determined by number of participants.
Remember this is a first come first serve basis opportunity.
Don’t wait too long or you might be shut-out of this once in a lifetime experience.
The following is general information about this Photo Travel Tour:
Namibia is a vast country, even by African standards, covering an area approximately twice the size of California, but with a population of a mere 2 million – the second lowest densities in the world giving an amazingly ‘soulful’ feeling of peace and solitude. It is also an 'ageless land’; visible through their heritage of rock art created by stone-age artists and geological attractions such as the petrified forest where fossilized tree trunks have lain for over 280 million years. Added to the space and silence, these all contribute to a feeling of antiquity, solitude and wilderness.
The climate is typical of a semi-desert country. Days are warm to hot and nights are generally cool. Temperatures are modified by the high plateau in the interior and by the cold Benguela Current that runs along the Atlantic coastline. Except for the first few months of the year, the country is generally dry with very little rain.
This Photographic Naturalist Guided Namibia Safari affords you the chance to experience this magnificent and memorable country in a very personal way. We will have your own professional and experienced naturalist guide who will enhance our enjoyment of this unique country by making it a fascinating and stress-free journey of discovery amidst very dramatic scenery. The knowledge, experience and attitude of our guides are critical to a successful safari which is why we ensure that they are both personable and very professional. Your guide will have an
intimate knowledge of each area and camp/lodge that you visit, allowing them to share the local highlights whilst adding continuity and depth to your safari. It goes without saying that they know exactly what a "True African Safari" is all about. Not only are our guides highly qualified, each has a specific area of expertise. Together they possess the breadth and depth of knowledge to allow them to answer questions and satisfy the particular interests . Our guides will turn your safari into a life enriching journey! with incredible photographs that will make a lifetime a fond memories.