Photography & Content Creation Tour
April 2-10, 2020
About The Retreat
Marrakesh – Desert Glamping – Chefchaouen – Fes
We are so beyond excited to introduce our FIRST EVER Photography & Content Creation Tour in beautiful Morocco!
This retreat will focus on practicing landscape photography in the Agafay Desert, street photography while exploring the souqs in Marrakesh and creating beautiful content in Chefchaouen – the famous “Blue City” of Morocco!
We’ll spend 4 days in Marrakesh, 1-night glamping in the Agafay desert, 2 days exploring Chefchaouen, plus a day trip to Fes, a World Heritage Site established in the 700s!
Ready to practice photography, create content, and explore one of the most mystical destinations in the world, all the while connecting with like-minded women?! This is was designed for you!
- Dates: April 2-10, 2020
- Retreat Duration: 9 Days, 8 Nights
- Group Size: 12 total
- Accommodation: Boutique Riad in Marrakesh, Desert Glamping, Boutique hotel in Chefchaouen
- Price: $3399 USD ***$2899 EARLYBIRD PRICE*** $500 OFF ends Nov 1, 2019
Riad in Marrakesh
4 nights in a boutique Moroccan riad in Marrakesh!
1-night glamping in the Moroccan desert!
Boutique Hotel in Chefchaouen
2 nights in a boutique hotel in Chefchaouen – the famous “Blue City” of Morocco
***on the last night we will stay in a hotel that will give us easy access to the airport for departing day.
Incredible Moroccan cuisine.
Think couscous, fresh vegetables, and traditional favorites like tagine! We will have the unique pleasure of trying all the amazing foods of this flavorful cuisine while we meander local markets and dine in the desert!
What will be served:
- 7 breakfasts
- 3 lunches
- 2 dinners
The list of places we’ll explore together!
- Create tons of gorgeous content in Chefchaouen -the famous “Blue City”!
- Explore Marrakesh
- Take a day trip to UNESCO World Heritage site, Fes!
- Wander Moroccan markets
- Glamping in the Agafay Desert
- Stay in boutique riads
- Enjoy traditional Moroccan meals
- Practice photography in one of the world’s most alluring destinations!
- …and more!
Photography & Content Creation Opportunities
Ever wonder how those stunning photos of vast landscapes are captured while scrolling through Instagram? While traveling through Morocco, we’ll have the opportunity to dive deeper into Landscape photography and put our newfound skills to use!
Lifestyle & Street Photography
Lifestyle & street photography is all about capturing real-life moments and telling a story through your photos. Morocco will be the perfect place to practice capturing these special and interesting moments and create some beautiful work!
It sounds easy – there’s the food, now take a photo of it. But the masters know that a lot more goes into creating stunning food photography shots we all know and love on Instagram! We’ll be indulging in some incredible Moroccan food along this journey and will have the opportunity to learn how to set up a food shot, lighting, and the angles needed to capture those perfect drool-worthy shots.
Day 1: Marrakesh - Welcome to Morocco!
Women will arrive at various times throughout the day. Festivities will kick off around 6pm with a welcome circle, followed by a group dinner! We recommend arriving between 10am-4pm.
Day 2: Marrakesh - Souks & Local Markets
We’ll start the day with gratitude & intention setting followed by a yummy group breakfast. We’ll then head out for a day of exploring the souks of Marrakech and will have to opportunity to watch local artisans create and sell their ornate handicrafts. We’ll return to the riad before dinner for a workshop on portrait photography.
Day 3: Marrakesh - Mosques & Palaces
We’ll start the day with gratitude & intention setting followed by a yummy group breakfast. Afterwards, we will visit the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, and the Koutoubia Mosque – the latest mosque in Marrakech. We’ll end the night with a delicious group dinner!
Day 4: Marrakesh - Wander & Explore
We’ll start the day with gratitude & intention setting followed by a yummy group breakfast. We’ll spend the day wandering the lanes and alleys of Marrakech, enjoying tea at a local cafe, and taking in local life in this special city. Stops in Medina and Jemma El Fna are a must. We’ll return to the riad before dinner for a workshop on advanced Lightroom techniques.
Day 5: Desert Glamping
Early in the morning, we will head out towards the Agafay Desert! (1-hour drive) We will spend the day enjoying the glamping-style amenities like the traditional Moroccan lounge strewn with ethic cushions, and feasting on traditional Moroccan cuisine around a candlelit communal table! That evening we will have a workshop all about night photography and will then put our newfound skills the work, photographing the starry-night sky.
Day 6: Day Trip To Fes
We’ll leave desert glamping bright and early and arrive to Fes (UNESCO World Heritage Site) in time for lunch. We’ll spend the whole afternoon exploring this centuries-old town and create tons of beautiful content! That evening we will drive to Chefchaouen where we will sleep for the night.
Day 7: Chefchaouen
We’ll wake up in the world-famous Blue City of Morocco – Chefchaouen! We’ll have the entire day and night to explore and admire the blue-washed walls found throughout this Moroccan village!
Day 8: Chefchaouen
We’ll spend the morning in Chefchaouen and after a little bit more exploring, we’ll make our way back to Marrakesh. We’ll arrive at Marrakesh around 8 pm and will spend our last night together reminiscing about epic memories from the week over our final group dinner!
Day 9: Marrakesh - Last Day!
This is the day we always dread – having to say goodbye to so many amazing women!!! Everyone will be leaving at various times throughout the day. Checkout will be around noon.
8 nights/ 9 days accommodations
7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Meditation & women’s circles
A professional photographer on site throughout the retreat
All transportation while on the retreat
Access to Private Facebook Group
Lifetime access to our Alumni Community
Any meals not listed
Add-on experiences like spa treatments, museum entrance fees etc
Flights to and from the location
Transfers to and from the airport
Personal Travel Insurance
ends Nov 1, 2019
We offer Payment Plans!
Let us create a payment plan tailored to your specific financial needs!
We only require a $650 USD deposit at booking and can then create a payment plan designed specifically for you and your needs. We can split up the remaining balance into up to 10 payments which can be paid monthly, biweekly or whatever cadence suits you best. All you have to do is tell us what you need and we can make it happen for you through our secure WeTravel booking platform! (Please note that your balance must be paid off one month prior to the retreat start date)
What is the difference between a Signature Retreat & a Photography & Content Creation Tour?
Our Signature Retreats are designed for women creatives, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and bloggers looking to learn the skills and strategies needed to succeed in the digital world. During our 7-day retreats, we run workshops on topics like; personal branding, building a community online, social media growth, SEO, email list growth, passive & active income strategies and more. We also teach photography 101 and Lightroom editing 101 – these are basic courses that teach how to use your camera in manual, and basic editing techniques to improve your photos.
what do you think:
Our Photography & Content Creation Tours are specifically designed for women creatives looking to practice their photography skills and create amazing content in a bucket-list destination alongside likeminded women. We’ll be practicing, learning, and creating on location together as there’s nothing like learning by doing! We will focus on practicing photography throughout this 9-day adventure and collaborating with one another. So let’s do this! Join us on an adventure of a lifetime and create photos so beautiful that will make you excited to go home and redecorate your walls with all the beautiful photos you took!
Do you cater for dietary requirements?
Yes! We can accommodate most diets, allergies and dietary restrictions, just make sure to let us know. We work hard to serve very healthy, clean and local produce while on the retreat. The food served is predominantly plant based but if you require a protein heavy diet we are usually able to accommodate. Prior to the retreat we will have you fill out a “Pre-Arrival Form” where you can indicate your specific needs.
What do I need to bring?
- An open mind, positive attitude, and an eagerness to learn!
- Camera and any other equipment you’d like to use – this is a photography focused retreat, so make sure to bring all the gear you want to learn how to use better!
- External Hard-drive (big enough for storing photos). THIS IS MANDATORY for photo sharing & storing.
- Laptop (not required, but is helpful to have to transfer photos, follow along for specific workshops etc)
- A pen (to take notes during the workshops)
- Bug spray
- Sneakers for any walking/hikes we may be doing
- Sandals/ Flip-flops & any shoes you like to wear (We would not recommend bringing heals for anything, but if you like to wear them feel free to bring them!)
- Cute clothing and accessories that you will want to shoot in! (there are many opportunities for photoshoots & content creation!)
- Make sure to have the proper plug adapters
What is the average group size?
This retreat can accommodate 16 women, including 2-4 retreat hosts.
What is the group age range?
We welcome women of all ages 18+ to join us on the retreats and have had women in their early twenties to late forties. We believe that age is but a number and you can learn and go after your dreams no matter what age or stage of life you are in.
What does the rooming situation look like?
Double occupancy (shared) in many cases you will be sharing a Queen or King size bed. This may not be something you’re used to, but it’s incredible how fast we all bond on our Retreats! By the end of the trip, you’ll be leaving with a group of new friends, trust us!
What does a day on the Photography & Content Creation Tour look like?
On this exploratory Photography & Content Creation Tour, our mornings will start with intention setting & gratitude followed by a group breakfast. Each day, we will head out to explore and finish off the day with a group dinner. Please reference the “Sample Itinerary” for an idea of what the Tour will look like! You will see that this specialty Photography & Content Creation Tour has a heavy focus on exploring and practicing photography in real-life travel settings!
What will I take away from a Pangea Dreams Retreat?
You’ll leave the retreat with incredible memories, new friendships & connections, loads of professional photos for your own use, new and extensive knowledge in photography!
When should I aim to arrive and depart for a retreat?
We ask that you aim to be at the retreat property on day 1 anytime before 4pm, if possible. Before the retreat, we’ll make sure to get your arrival time from you so we know when to expect everyone.
Since we will be driving back from Essaouira that morning, we recommend flights that depart later in the afternoon or evening.
What method of payment is available?
We use a secure booking platform called WeTravel to process all of our bookings. Through this booking platform you can use a credit card to book and for US citizens, you can arrange a bank transfer to avoid fees. At this time, we are only accepting payment through this platform. You can also choose to add-on one way or roundtrip airport transfers and add-on activities.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! We offer custom payment plans tailored to your specific financial needs. We can create a payment plan with monthly payment plans leading up to the retreat, every other week, or every other month depending on your needs! We can split up the remaining balance into up to 10 payments. (Please note that your balance must be paid off one month prior to the retreat start date)
Ready to join us on an experience of a lifetime?
All you have to do is fill out our application form below! And don’t worry, it’s less of an application, and more of a way for us to get to know you better! Basically, we just want to make sure that your expectations are aligned with the experiences that we offer.
NOTE: Please only complete the booking form if you are seriously interested in attending the retreat, the price is within your budget, and you can travel on the specific retreat dates available.