You will be welcomed by your guide or a Maroc Nature representative at Marrakech Airport. You will be driven to your hotel/Riad in the Medina. (Meals: B).
At your hotel, you will be met by your guide and drive south towards the Atlas Mountains and the lush Zat Valley. We meet our muleteers and start our challenging climb towards the ridge of the Djebel Yagour. From the pass, you will enjoy the fantastic views of the first Atlas High peaks and the green Yagour Plateau. In this area, villagers from the valleys around perpetuate a secular transhumance tradition. Each year they bring up their herds to graze from July and leave the high plateaus at the first snow falls. Today you will have walked one of these routes and camp on the foothill of the imposing Mont Meldsen (3695m), our camp is pitched in a lovely spot at 2200m high, (Meals: B, L, D).
Today is a cool walking day, we are going to follow the red sandstone gorges of oued Timlilt. At the Azib Adarnan, you will discover one the most amazing prehistoric sites of the high Atlas! On sandstone slabs, prehistoric Lybico Berbers left some superb carved rocks representing: Humans, animals from sub Sahara, weapons ... Our walk carries on between lush terraces and a beautiful "forest" of old juniper trees. Our loop end at the same camp near the stream of Timlilt, (B, L, D)..
After breakfast, we head towards the western slopes of the Yagour. You will overhang the beautiful Ourika Valley, surrounded by the Atlas "Giant" peaks. The path snakes down through a narrow gorge before we cross the beautiful villages of Anamer. We will then climb towards Tizi n'Acheg where our camp will be set in another great location, (Meals: B, L, D).
For our last stages with our mules and muleteers we will take a hillside path that will lead us to our meeting point with our minibus in the lush Ourika Valley. After farewell to our muleteer team, a very short transfer will take us to our lodge, (Meals : B, L, D).
After breakfast, we will meet our driver and minibus and drive west towards the southern coast of Essaouira. After 3h30 drive we meet our caravan at the beach of Sidi Kawki, and begin our coast trek. Our camp will be at Sidi Mbarek, after 2h30mn walk. (Meals : B, L, D).
Today we cross an area where we will observe a few "Shrines", typical buildings where a venerated saint of the region is buried. The villages we cross on our way look poor, because the land is dry and the soil is not very fertile. In this region is cultivated the famous sapoutilha from which an oil is extracted to be used for lighting. At mid afternoon we will pass by the village of Tifardine with their houses of stone and small gardens with horticultural products.
by the end of our hike we will reach the beach and camp near Sidi Ahmed Essayah. (Meals : B, L, D).
Walk on trails along the forest , going up and down the hills to avoid the steep cliffs and inaccessible coast of Cape Tafelnay and climb a water line across the forest of Tuias and Juniper. We will traverse the villages of Tigart n’Boufous, Iskoua, Tagant n’Bou Dhag and go down to the beach and reach a small fishing port of Tafdena, a very lively port where we can buy some fish for dinner. Camp will be set further down in the lagoon. (Meals : B, L, D)..
Walk on trails along the forest , going up and down the hills to avoid the steep cliffs and inaccessible coast of Cape Tafelnay and climb a water line across the forest of Tuyas and Juniper. We will traverse the villages of Tigart n’Boufous, Iskoua, Tagant n’Bou Dhag and go down to the beach and reach a small fishing port of Tafdena, a very lively port where our coastal adventure ends. After farewell to our team, we meet with our minibus for an 1h00 transfer to Essaouira. Overnight in a nice Riad in the Medina. (Meals : B, L, D).
Spend the day exploring Essaouira's souks, ancient port or galeries. There is so much to see in this peaceful city (Meals : B).
Today we leave Essaouira in the morning towards Marrakech. In the afternoon, you can visit the Djemaa Lafna Square, the souks or relax near the pool. (Meals : B)
Depend on your flight timing, a transfer is organized for you to Marrakech Airport.
|Thu 10 Nov 2016 - Fri 10 Nov 2017||Code 0023||Adult930€||Available||Book now|