ITINERARY DETAILS : Atlantic Coast and Essaouira 8 days
Morocco is famous for many things such as the imposing Atlas Mountains, the exotic souks of Marrakech
and the rich Arabic and Berber cultures. Less well-known is the spectacular Atlantic coastline.
Our relaxed one-week trip follows coastal paths to the attractive town of Essouira.
On the way we pass secluded fishing villages, Argan tree orchards, deserted sandy beaches and rocky cliff tops.
As a constant companion, we have splendid sea views and the roar of the crashing Atlantic surf.
The trip is led by one of our experienced local guides, assisted by the camp and cooking staff.
A caravan of camels will carry our luggage. We end the trip with relaxing free time in both Essouira and Marrakech.
Day1: Meet at the airport and transfered to the hotel (accomodation).
Day 2: Marrakech – Tafdna
At 8 am driving toward the Atlantic Coast betweem Tamanar and Essaouira the Argan trees area, passing through Chichaoua and Ounara. Lunch time well be in our way to the fishing port of Tafdna where we meet our team camel-drivers and cook. Evening camping on a sandy beach in Tafdna.
Day 3: Tafna / Sidi Hemad Saeih
After we break and pick up our lagguge start hiking up to the plateau of Argan trees spectacular view to sea then drop down to the peach again for lunch, arrive to the Sidi Hemad Saeih in the afternoon. Where we make up our tents for night.
Day 4: Sidi Hemad Saeih – Sidi Mbarek
In the morning we start our journey follows the coast or acrossing the higher plain (depending on wind conditions). Camp at the holy Sidi Mbarek
Day5: Sidi Mbarek – Sidi Kaouki
Today is the short day, walking a long the cost, lunch might be in the Sidi Kaouki where we spend the night caming, at afternoon we have time for swimming and relaxing We spent the night camping closer to the beach.
Day 6: Sidi Kaouki – Essaouira
We leave Sidi Kaouki towards Essaouira town, crossing the protected fishing villages, after lunch in Cape Sim, then we continue allways a long the beach arrive Essaouira in the afternoon, night in a comfortable hotel .
Day 7: Essaouira Tour
After your breakfast at your hotel walk around Essaouira town, visit Sqala tour and ancient Portuguese port, eating fresh fish for lunch in a good restaurant of the town, Aftrenoon transfer to Marrakech and overnight in a hotel.
Day 8: Marrakech – Home
There may be time to visit the legendary Jamaa El Fna square, depending on flight times . Transfer to the airport. Departure
– Breathtaking cliff top walking along Morocco’s undiscovered coast.
– Stay in the stunningly picturesque UNESCO medina of Essaouira.
– Relaxed walking wild coastal camping and remote sandy beaches.
– Family adventure trek.
– Explore Marrakech, magical Souks and the colorful Djemaa-el-Fna.
Essential Equipment & Clothing for this Trek:
- Good walking boots and socks / good trainers
- personal first aid kit
- day sack/backpack
- Head torch / headlamp
- Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
- Water bottle or camel back
- 3 to 4 season sleeping bag ( winter) or light Sleeping bag ( Summer)
- Private car 4×4 or minibus
- English speaking guide, and cook
- Camels for luggages during the trek
- full board during the trek
- Tips and personal expanses
- entrance fees
- Soft/alcoholic drinks
- Travel insurance