Art Safari’s creative adventures in Africa to Morocco
Colours of the Bazaar
8 days in Marrakech, Imlil (High Atlas) and Essaouira on the Atlantic coast
9th to 16th November 2012
Or come to come to Fez for 4 days – (dates to suit you)
Escape for a few days painting in colourful Morocco! Breathe a sigh of relief – this is an Art Safari with few animals, only people in vibrant medina cities and dramatic landscapes.
Colours of the Bazaar – In November, catching the Moroccan autumn, we spend time in the old city and in the bazaars of Marrakech soaking in the atmosphere sketching and painting from some of the city’s most enchanting viewpoints. The streets bustle with the exotic shapes and colours of people and the artisan quarters and market stalls (we’ll pick up a few Christmas presents no doubt). The main square which by day is full of snake charmers, spice and fruit stalls in the evening becomes a huge outdoor restaurant and street theatre complete with story tellers and acrobats .
Two hours from Marrakech are the High Atlas mountains, perfect for contrast and light. It’s autumn here, so the walnut and apricot trees are dropping a carpet of yellow and orange, and the great bowl of the Toubkal mountain peaks have a dusting of snow.
Our days are for basking our sketches in warm mountainous colours, our evening is to be by the fire and enjoy tagine.
We continue our journey to the brightly coloured fishing town of Essaouira on the coast to complete the winter break. Essaouira’s medina is a miniature labyrinth of craft-laden streets, colourful carpets and the famous blue woodwork on doors in the stone arabesque arches, windows, boats, wheelbarrows; in short, anything that can be decorated blue, is blue – making for contrasting and exciting street paintings.
Your Colours of the Bazaar safari includes:-
- 3 nights in Marrakech
- 1 night in the High Atlas Mountains
- 3 nights in Essaouira
Fascinating Fez – Why not join us for three nights in the captivating city of Fez?!? We concentrate on the hustle and bustle of the streets and markets, visiting many of the city’s monuments and sights. Fes is a World Heritage site, a fascinating city, the world’s largest non-motorised zone and a very clean place of great cultural and spiritual significance and known as ‘The African Mecca’.
Our guide will bring the story of Fes to life, whilst Mary-Anne will help capture the essence of our visit with sketches and watercolours en-route. We will stay in a conveniently placed traditional Riad in the Medina close to restaurants and cafes and palaces. Please note that there will be a lot of walking on this trip as the medina has no access to cars. We stay in utmost comfort.
Your Fascinating Fez safari includes:-
- 3 nights in Fez
Why not stay longer? Talk to us about where you’d like to go to.
Fascinating Fez Tour cost: from £558 tbc per person sharing. Flights ex UK are from £40 with Ryanair, single supplement on request
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