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Marrakesh & the hiking tour in south of Essaouira

8 Days

This hiking, assisted by a caravan of camels loaded with luggage, allows you to discover beautiful southern shores of Essaouira, sandy coves, marabouts, argan trees, fishing villages, desert beaches and at the end of the Hiking, small stays in the medina of Essaouira the white and Marrakech the red end to visit these two beautiful cities.


In private camp tent during the hike, Riads and hotel in Marrakech and Essaouira.


Formalities :

A passport valid for 3 months from the day of entry into Morocco is required (essential), for nationals of the European Community (no visa).

For minors, they must have their own passport.

If the child is traveling with someone other than his or her parents :

An authorization or a legalized letter to the mayor indicating that their parents allow their child to go on a trip with the person accompanying him / her.

Health :

It is about being in good physical condition. During the hike, it is necessary to be self-sufficient and take with you a medicine kit (dressings, aspirin, anti-inflammatory, antibiotics, anti-diarrhea, total screen, lip balm, disinfectant tablets, eye drops).

Water and drinks :

For trekking tours and treks, the supply of water is made in springs or sinks, its treatment is recommended (type Micropur). Tea is served at noon (except for stages where the camels do not follow the same route as the group) and at the arrival of the stage. In the evening a tea is offered after the meal. The use of water is limited for the toilet especially in the desert.

Portage :

Each participant walks on foot with a light backpack, containing only the personal belongings necessary for the day (gourd, camera, pharmacy kit …). The remainder of the equipment and the equipment of bivouac, as well as the refueling, are transported by the camels.

The price :

All our prices vary according to the number of participants.

The price indicated will be definitive (there will be no surprises of the additional costs!).

Framing :

A professional guide certified by the Mountain Trades Training Center (CFAMM) will accompany you for all our treks. You will be assisted by a team of camel drivers and cook.

You will be notified of the schedule and venue with your guide.

Money and tips :

Currency is the Dirham. 1 € = 10.60 Dh.

Allow cash to pay for your drinks and meals if not included in the estimate, and for tips for the team accompanying you during your hike.

Accommodation :

To better enjoy the outdoors and nature, we opted for the formula “Bivouac” as accommodation. The places of our bivouacs are chosen according to several criteria: The beauty of the site, the calm, the security, the proximity of a water point …. We provide two-seater tents with foam mattress with sleeping cover, mess tents for the evening meal, floor mats, cutlery and kitchen items.

In the cities of Marrakech and Essaouira: Nights in 3 * hotel (based on Moroccan classification) and Riads, in double or triple room. There is possibility in single room / tent for an extra charge.
If you wish to stay in a superior category such as a luxurious riad or a 4 * or 5 * hotel! Contact us for more information.

Clothing and small items :

It is necessary to wear good quality shoes “hiking in the mountains”. It is hot during the day but the nights can be cool. It is therefore advisable to provide outfits accordingly: Anorak – polar – jogging – tee-shirts – bermudas – hat or chèque, and sunglasses, swimsuit, towel …

Headlamp, spare bulbs and batteries, lighter to burn litter, sunscreen cream for skin and lips, toiletries, toilet paper, wipes for cleaning.

Meals :

During the hike they are prepared by a cook. Made with fresh products, they are mainly composed of salads cooked in midday and local dishes in the evening (couscous, tagine …). A full breakfast is served outdoors or in tents before starting the day. During the bivouacs and for more comfort, meals are served every night under the mess tent. Dry fruits (dates, dried figs, peanuts & pralines) are offered to the participants during the hike.

Materials to be provided :

Cloisonne sleeping bag, normal use 0 to -5 ° C – Hiking sticks especially for mountain descents – tennis or sandal with good soles – A rain cape.

Travel and Transportation :

Transfers are carried out in taxi, in group-reserved minibuses, or private 4×4. For your comfort and safety all vehicles have a tourist transport approval.

Photo / Videos :

Always ask for permission before photographing a person.

It is prohibited to photograph or film anything that is military.

Digital cameras: Have enough memory and batteries.

High lights

A coastal hiking with a Berber camel team – Beautiful and desert beaches – Bivouacs on the beaches – Medinas of Marrakech and Essaouira – Supervision by a local team of professionals.


Day 1 :

Arrival in Marrakech, welcome and transfer to your hotel.

Transfer by minibus to reach the Atlantic coast south of Essaouira (3 hours by car). Meet with your camel team with their camels towards the marabout of Sidi Kaouki. We begin the hike by going south by crossing beautiful and beautiful beaches. We finally set up our bivouac near the sidi m'barek waterfalls. 3H of walking. Lunch picnic to sidi Kaouki.

We leave the mouth of the Wadi Arhbalou by an old donkey path on the hillside. Some shelters under rock are arranged in small cabins, to welcome in the evening the fishermen who tirelessly search the rocks at low tide. We continue our route to the south to reach the magnificent beach of Iftane and its small fishing port .4h walk. We set up our bivouac on the beautiful beach of iftane. Free afternoon on the beach.

We leave the beach of Iftane, where the fishermen prepare their boat for the next exit. Depending on the tide, we pass the tip of Lamarka by the beach, or we cross it by a natural staircase, before descending a long and beautiful sandy beach to the ocean of Sidi Ahmed Saih. And then by a donkey trail in the balcony with magnificent views of the Atlantic we reach the beautiful beach of tquert n'offous. We then climb to join the argan tree forest on the plateau of tagant, then we descend to join our bivouac on the beach of iftane. 6H walking. Transfer to Essaouira, installation in a riad in the medina of Essaouira.

Day 5 :

Free day in Essaouira. Overnight at the Riad.

After breakfast, departure to Marrakech - 3 hours drive.

Day 7 :

Free day in Marrakech.

Important :

This itinerary is given as an indication, for various reasons due to inclement weather or others, your guide may have to make changes on the program, if necessary, for the smooth running of your trip.


Included in the price

  • Transfer by taxi, minibus or 4 × 4 comfortable - Transfer from Marrakech to the starting point of the hike - An official mountain guide - Camels and camel drivers for carrying your big bags and logistics - Rental of bivouac equipment - Full board during the whole hike - Transfer back to Essaouira and Marrakech - Accommodation.

Not included in the price

  • Repatriation insurance - Your drinks other than tea and coffee served in the camp - Sleeping bag - Tips and personal expenses - Meals in Essaouira and Marrakech.

Route map

From €702
/ Adult

Terra Sud Adventures est une agence de voyage à taille humaine spécialisée dans l’organisation de voyages d’aventure au travers les plus belles régions du Maroc. Elle propose aux amoureux de la nature, d’authentiques itinéraires, de nombreuses randonnées et des trekkings adapté à tous les niveaux et tous les âges.

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