Essaouira Camel Trek
Formerly known as Mogador, is a city in the western Moroccan economic region of Marrakesh-Safi, on the Atlantic coast. The modern name means “the little rampart”, a reference to the fortress walls that still enclose part of the city.. 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
Day 01: Marrakech
We will be waiting for you at the airport in Marrakech. We then transfer you to Hotel or Riad, you can spend the afternoon visiting the Medina..
Day 02: Marrakech – Tafdna
Transfers by minibus (AC), to Tafdna, 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 Tafdna where we meet up with our camel drivers. “Test day” for camel riding. Evening in Bivouac on a sandy beach in Tafdna.
Day 03: Tafdna – Sidi 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 04: Sidi Hmad Saeih – Sidi Mbark
Our road follows the coast, either along the beach or across the higher plain (depending on wind conditions). Camp at Marabout Sidi Mbark.
Day 05: Sidi Mbark – Sidi Kaouki
Kaouki. A fishing port and meeting place for wind-surfers. We spent the night camping on the beach.
Day 06: Sidi 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 07: Essaouira – Marrakech
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 transfers to Marrakech and overnight in a hotel. Explore the Medina and shop in the souks
Day 08: Marrakech – Airport
There may be time to visit the legendary Jamaa El Fna square, depending on flight times. Transfer to the airport.