Morocco Active Adventure

9 days,Marrakech to Marrakech

Wander through the mountains on the back of a mule, enjoy the unique accommodation of a beach camp, cycle through the Atlas Mountains

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With a landscape as diverse as Morocco, the transportation must be built to match. The simple pleasures of 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 leisurely coastal walk 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.

What's Included

  • Overnight in a beach tented camp after a relaxing walk along the coastal dunes
  • Mule trek near Ouirgane
  • Hike in the Atlas Mountains
  • Essaouira orientation walk
  • Cycling at Tafraoute
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners. (Allow USD230-300 for meals not included.)
  • Private air-con van, bicycle, mule, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, driver, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 10
  • Hotels (5 nts), guesthouses (2 nts), beach camps (2 nts, multi-share).

Day 1Marrakesh

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Marrakesh/Ouirgane(1B, 1D)

Transfer to Ouirgane and take a mule ride up to Tasa Ouirgane.

Day 3Ouirgane(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy hiking through the olive groves and Berber hamlets in the Atlas Mountains. Visit ancient salt mines and view the traditional production of olive oil. Savour lunch with a local family.

Day 4Ouirgane/Tafraout(1B)

Drive to the Anti-Atlas Mountains across the spectacular Tizi'n'Test pass. Stop on the way and visit the 12th-century Tin Mal Mosque. Cycle through painted blue rocks and rock formations around Tafraoute.

Day 5Tafraout(1B, 1L)

Cycle around the city of Tafraoute, before enjoying time to relax in the city.

Day 6Tafraout/Sidi Kaouki(1B, 1D)

Transfer to the Moroccan coastline south of Sidi Kaouki and then meet the camels for a trek along the coast. Set up camp for the night on the beach.

Day 7Sidi Kaouki/Essaouira(1B)

Walk along the coast 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 8Essaouira/Marrakesh(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 9Marrakesh(1B)

Depart at any time.

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