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
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.
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
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
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 .
Sidi Kaouki -
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 .
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.
Marrakech - Home:
There may be time
to visit the legendary Jamaa El Fna square, depending on
flight times . Transfer to the airport. Departure