Roam along the Moroccan coast with us, accompanied by camels. Discover the unrivaled shore of the Atlantic ocean to end this beautiful hike in laid-back Essaouira, a beautiful town, known for its fortified walls (scenes of Games of Thrones were shot here), fishing boats and a relaxed atmosphere.
Atlantic Coast – Essaouira
- 4.5 days walking (easy level)
- Relaxing at the beach
- Visiting picturesque and laid-back Essaouira
- Hiking and camping in the dunes and the woods
- Camels will accompagnie us to carry the luggage
- Moroccan picnic lunches, prepared by out own cook
Departure dates for the Atlantic Coast and Essaouira
- 12 – 19 July 2020
- 11 – 18 July 2021
- 8 days
- 4 – 20 persons per group
- Group will be accompanied by Hassan Hisse
- Luggage will be carried by mules
- Breakfast, lunch and dinners are included (except in Marrakech)
- Stays in a hotel in Marrakech, a gite (rural Moroccan home) in Tighza and 1 night of camping
- For private trips you can contact us directly
€ 450,- / USD 550,-per person (excl. flight)
Day 1 – Marrakech
Arrive at Marrakech, transfer from the airport and stay at a comfortable hotel. Free-time to discover discover the impressive ‘red city’ Marrakech.
Day 2 – Timzgida Oftas
We will drive to Timzgida Oftas (by minibus) and collect the camels that will carry our luggage during the trip. It will be an hour walk to our camping location with a very nice beach. Over there we will have dinner and pass the night
Day 3 – Tafdna
In the morning we will walk with some elevation to different plateaus to descent to the beach for a picnic-lunch. In the afternoon we will elevate for 1,5 hour untill we reach a gite. The gite lies in the quiet woods. We have home-made dinner at the gite and spend the night there.
Day 4 – Sidi Ahmed Sayhe
Today we will walk along the beach through the dunes. We will have picnic-lunch and walk during the afternoon to camp in the dunes. There we will enjoy our dinner.
Day 5 – Sidi Mbark
After camping in the dunes we will walk in the morning through the hills and decent to the dunes. Where we will enjoy our picnic-lunch. We will spend the afternoon on the beach (free-time) and dine and camp there.
Day 6 – Sidi Kaouki / Essaouira
During the morning we will walk to Sidi Kaouki, after lunch we will drive (1 hour) to Essaouira. In Essaouira you will have free-time to visit this beautiful city. We will have dinner and spend the night in a riad
Day 7 – Marrakech
We will return to Marrakech. After arrival you will have free-time to roam around beautiful Marrakech.
Day 8 – Marrakech
You will have free-time in Marrakech and we will bring you to the airport
- Full Escort: Fully escorted by Hassan (your local guide), cameleers and a cook
- All Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included, except in Marrakech; only breakfast is included in Marrakech
- Transport: Minibus or 4×4 transfers from and to the Airport and the coast
What is not included:
- Lunch and dinner in Marrakech
- International flights
- Sleeping bags
- Travel insurance
- Drinks and items of a personal nature
- Additional hotel nights before or after trek, although these can be purchased
How to get there
Direct flights are available from cities across Europe, the Middle East, West Africa and North America to Marrakech Menara Airport and other airports throughout Morocco. Upon request we can arrange the flight for you.
Passport and visas
Travellers are responsible for their own valid travelling documents.
All people travelling to Morocco need to have a passport that is valid until at least 6 months after leaving Morocco.
EU and British citizens, Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians and Americans do not require a visa to visit Morocco for stays up to 90 days. All other nationalities should check with the Moroccan Embassy or Consulate in their country for up-to-date visa information.
The currency of Morocco is the dirham (MAD), divided into 100 centimes. Changing money is easy and you will find banks and exchange bureaux in Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech, however, please note Australian dollars are not always accepted.
Vaccinations are not obliged by the Moroccan government. Check you local physician and bring along the travel route to check if vaccinations are required for you.
Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You’ll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.
In the winter months (from November to March) there may not be enough heating (sometimes none) or sufficient blankets to keep everyone warm, we recommend bringing your own sleeping bag.
Because the climate in Morocco can vary, especially in the mountains; where the nights can be cold and it will be warm during daytime, we recommend to wear different layers of clothes. And for the hiking trips; don’t forget to bring your hiking shoes!
Morocco is an islamic country, and although Moroccans in the big cities can be very liberal, it is highly appreciated -especially in the rural areas -if you cover your shoulders and your knees. This is applicable for both men and women.
The summers can be very hot. Don’t forget to bring a hat or something to cover your head. Or buy a scarf in the souks of Marrakech.
Normal tipping fees are about 200 dh per day for the driver. And about 300 dh per day for the guide. Note that tips are NOT obligatory, but only given when wanted.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
Do you want to know more about the availability, flights or do you have other questions?
Contact us via [email protected] or +212 6 62 74 30 23 (also for WhatsApp)