Wander through the mountains on the back of a mule, savour coastal views from the back of a camel, enjoy the unique accommodation of a beach camp, cycle through the Atlas Mountains
With a landscape as diverse as Morocco’s, the transportation must be built to match. The simple pleasures of just getting around are essential to this activity-heavy excursion into the desert kingdom: Mule treks into the Atlas Mountains, bike rides through ruggedly beautiful mountain passes, even a camel caravan to a campsite in the desert. But it’s not all tramping about in the dunes and hills; you’ll also have the chance to explore Essaouira, the fortified city on the Atlantic coast that was once a haven for pirates.
- Overnight in a beach tented camp with camel excursion along the coastal dunes. Mule trek near Ouirgane. Hike in the Atlas Mountains. Essaouira orientation walk. Cycling at Tafraoute.
- 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners. (Allow USD230-300 for meals not included.)
- Hotels (5 nts), guesthouse (2 nts), beach camp (2 nts, multi-share).
- Private air-con van, camel, bicycle, mule, walking
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, driver, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 15, avg 10
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Day 1 Marrakech
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Ouirgane (1B,1D)
Transfer to Ouirgane, mule ride up to Tasa Ouirgane.
Day 3 Ouirgane Valley (1B,1L,1D)
Day hiking through olive groves and Berber hamlets in the Atlas mountains. Visit ancient salt mines and view the traditional production of olive oil. Lunch with a local family.
Day 4-5 Tafraoute (2B,1L)
Drive to the Anti Atlas Mountains across the spectacular Tizi'n'Test pass, stopping on the way to visit the 12th Century Tin Mal Mosque. Cycle through painted blue rocks and rock formations around Tafraoute.
Day 6 Sidi Kaouki (1B,1D)
Transfer to the Moroccan coastline south of Sidi Kaouki, then meet the camels for a trek along the coast. Set up camp for the night along the beach.
Day 7 Atlantic Coast (1B,1L,1D)
Full-day camel trek through remote villages, picnic lunch en route. End the day enjoying the stars with a mint tea at a beach campsite.
Day 8 Essaouira (1B)
Rise early for the final camel trek. Transfer to Essaouira for a free afternoon of optional activities. There's plenty to do in the city – take to the surf or wander among the bustling souks.
Day 9 Essaouira/Marrakech (1B)
Free morning in Essaouira, then transfer to Marrakech in the afternoon for a final evening to explore the famous Djemaa el Fna Square.
Day 10 Marrakech (1B)
Depart at any time.
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