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Atlantic coast trek; walking or on camel back

atlantic coast trek

The Atlantic coast trek, Morocco follows the beach and dunes in a northerly direction for 4 days. We journey along the shore from Iftas to Essaouira, sometimes heading inland to explore the sand dunes, buildings of historical interest, through the undergrowth of Thuya, Euphorbia and Argan trees. We will also visit pretty Moroccan fishing villages and follow the ancient caravan routes of the Portuguese. After our trek we spend 2 nights in Essaouira, a small town nestled inside fortress walls where you will have plenty of time to discover the charming side streets and sample the freshly caught fish, before travelling back to the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. It is also possible to do this itinerary as a 2 day camel trek please enquire for more information.

Tour highlights

  • Trekking along the Atlantic coast line
  • Wild camping in the sand dunes
  • Fortress town and fishing harbour of Essaourira 
  • Exploring the souks in De Jemna el Fna, Marrakesh

Trek grade

Moderate

Trek style

Sleeping in 2 man tents. Trekking with a day pack to a different wild camp everyday, Main luggage is portaged by camel. All meals provided whilst on trek by our expedition cook. Trek led by qualified Moroccan guide who speaks English fluently.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Marrakech - hotel included, meals at own expense
Day 2: Drive from Marrakech to Iftas (4 hours) and trek to Tafedna - (2 hours trekking)  camping, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Day 3: Trek from Tafedna to Iften (5-6 hours trekking) - camping, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Day 4: Trek from Iften to Sidi M'Barek (4 hours trekking) - camping, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Day 5: Trek from Sidi M'Barek to Sidi Kawki (4 hours trekking) - Transfer to Essaouira (30 mins) - hotel, breakfast & lunch included
Day 6: Spend the day in Essaouira - hotel, breakfast included
Day 7: Return to Marrakech (3 hours) - hotel, breakfast included
Day 8: Depart Marrakech, breakfast only included

Price includes: meals as above, cook, transfers to and from airport, transfers to and from trek, camping equipment, campsite fees, 4 nights accommodation in 3* hotel in Marrakech & Essaouira, english speaking local guide, camels and camel drivers, drinking water on trek.

Not included: tips for guides, meals in Marrakech, sightseeing entrance fees, bottled water, soft drinks or alcoholic beverages, international flights, travel insurance, water purifying tablets

Extra night of accommodation in Marrakech or Essaourira £30pppn

For groups of all sizes, please contact us for a quote

With special thanks to Bill & Alison Glover for use of their photographs.