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Camel trek along the Atlantic coastline - 5 days with camels

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

 

Itinerary

Day1:   Arrival in MarrakecK:   Meeet our staff team  at the airport and transfered to the hotel (half board accomodation).

Day 2:   Marrakech - Tafdna:   Transfer by minibus, coach or Land Rover to Tafna, passing through Chichaoua and Ounara.   Lunch stop en route.   We then continue on through the Haha area, the Argan tree capital, arriving at the fishing port of Tafna where we meet up with our camel-drivers.   "Test day" for camel riding.   Evening bivouac on a sandy beach in Tafna.

Day 3:   Tafna - Hamad Saeih:   Once  loaded the caravan will set off, passing over Cape Tafelny via the plateau and then drop down to the beach of Sidi Hamad Saeih, where we pitch our tents for the night .

Day 4:   Hamad Saeih - Sidi Mbarek:   Our road follows the coast, either along the beach or across the higher plain (depending on wind conditions).   Camp at Marabout Sidi Mbarek

Day5:   Sidi Mbarek - The coast stretches away to the horizon. Three linked beaches lead us to Sidi Kaouki. A fishing port and meeting place for wind-surfers. We spent the night camping on the beach .

Day 6Sidi Kaouki - Essaouira: Start the day toward Sidi Kaouki, crossing the protected fishing village and the sea caves of Cape Sim. Around cape Sim, the town of Essaouira appears in the distance . We arrive there in the afternoon to have a well-earned rest and spent the night in a comfortable hotel .

Day 7:   Essaouira:  Tour of the town of Essaouira, an ancient Portuguese port, followed by lunch at a quayside restaurant where you can sample all types of fish and shellfish.   Afternoon transfer to Marrakech and overnight in a hotel .   Explore the Medina and shop in the souks.

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

Mohamed Aztat

Mountain & desert tour Guide

Imlil - Atlas Mountains - Morocco

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