A marine breath air on the Atlantic coast

An easy trek around Essaouira’s surroundings. Four days of walking between the Atlantic and the Atlas foothills full of argan trees, with camels carrying the luggage and equipment. You’ll walk along deserted beaches, some nestled into the depths of isolated coves, and some lining large bays. Countless occasions to go for a swim! This holiday is ideal for a family trip to Morocco, and we’ve added days to discover the iconic cities of Essaouira and Marrakech to cap it off.

The stages of your journey

Day 1 : Marrakech
Day 2 : Marrakech - Essaouira - Tafadna. 170 km transfer. 2h of walking
Day 3 : Tafadna – Iftane Beach. About 4h of walking
Day 4 : Iftane Beach - Marabout Sidi Mbarek. About 3h of walking
Day 5 : Marabout Sidi Mbarek - Sidi Kaouki Beach. About 3h or walking
Day 6 : Essaouira
Day 7 : Marrakech
Day 8 : Marrakech


The hike’s level of difficulty is easy: from two to four hours of walking each day. One free day in Essaouira and one in Marrakech

Your accomodation

> Bivouac sehlter during the hike : Each night, igloo tents (Ferrino brand) are set up near the kitchen tent and the mess tent where meals are taken. Floor cushions and rugs help make seating comfortable and lanterns add ambiance! Wash is quick and conveniences rustic. What is prioritized on this kind of trip is meeting local people and getting to know your Berber team (guide, cook, and mule driver).No worries! Your team will help you the first couple of times with setting up your tent if you need it. te.

Riad in Essaouira and Marrakech. We have selected for you a few of the best riads that these cities have to offer and built strong relationships with them over the years. We chose these riads based on the criteria of location (how easy it is to access), reduced capacity (number of rooms), quality and authentic cuisine, reasonable prices, and of course their overall irreproachable service and welcome. That being said, let us know exactly what you’re looking for and we’ll find the accommodation in Essaouira and Marrakech that suits you best.

The menu during the hike : 
We do our best to offer you varied, tasty, nutritious and authentic Moroccan meals on our treks.
Breakfast: cereal, bread, marmelade, milk, black tea, mint tea, coffee, hot chocolate
Lunch: a variety of salads or vegetable stews, cheeses, seasonal fruits, mint tea
Dinner: Moroccan soup and a hot entrée: tajine, couscous or noodles with desert and tea
Snacks/Dessert: crepes, apple fritter, seasonal fruit salad, cinnamon oranges, dates, rice pudding

Price for this journey in Morocco

Your hiking tour starting from 660€ per person based on a 2 person trip
Your hiking tour starting from 500€ per person based on a 4 person trip
Your hiking tour starting from 350€ per person based on a 6 person trip

This price is per person based on persons sharing a room

Final price will vary according to the number of people, the season and the dates of travelling.


- Transfer back and forth
- 3 nights in a bivouac shelter
- 2 nights in a riad in Essaouira
- 1 night in a riad in Marrakech
- The services of an English speaking guide during the hike
- The services of a cook during the hike
- Camels for luggage assistance
- All meals during the trek
- Equipment: igloo tent – mess tent – mattress and duvet – kitchen utensils

Not included

- Sleeping bags, renting is possible
- Tips and extras
- Drinks and meals in Essaouira and Marrakech

Your itinerary

Day 1 : Marrakech
Welcome and transfer from the Marrakech International Airport

Day 2 : Marrakech - Tafadna

2h of walking
You’ll take a private car to Essaouira. 170 km about a 2h30 drive. Once there, you’ll meet your guide and head south to the Tafadna circus 70 kilomètres away (1h30min). Picnic on the beach where you’ll meet up with the rest of the team. While they set up camp, you’ll go for a first hike on the extensive dune lined beach.

Day 3 : Iftane Beach

About 4h of walking
You’ll cross the Igzoulne Mountain, covered in argan trees. From here, you’ll have an incredible view over the ocean. Discover wild coves, and walk for to the enormous Iftane beach and Sidi Ahmed Saih marabout.
Bivouac overnight.

Day 4 : Marabout Sidi Mbarek

About 3h of walking
You’ll walk along the ocean atop impressive cliffs until you reach the waterfalls and marabout of Sidi Mbarek. Relax and go for a swim. Be careful when you swim, because on this part of the Atlantic coast, the beaches are often deserted.
Bivouac at Sidi Mbarek, visit the village in the afternoon.

Day 5 : Sidi Kaouki Beach
About 3h of walking
Heading north, you’ll reach the beach of Sidi Kaouki and its white marabout on the edge of the ocean. Last picnic lunch with your camel driving team.
Short car transfer 5 km to Essaouira in the afternoon.
Overnight in a riad in the medina.

Day 6 : Essaouira

Free day in Essaouira. The city, huddled into its pink ramparts looks out to the ocean. It has become one of Morocco’s cult destinations because it offers a complete travel experience: lively alleyways, restaurants with terraces, beaches, strolls along the ramparts...
Overnight in the same riad as the night before.

Day 7 : Marrakech

Transfer to Marrakech. Settle into your riad and set off to discover the city, starting at the Jemaa el Fnaa square, explore the souks, the palaces, the gardens…

Day 8 : Marrakech

After breakfast, transfer to the Marrakech airport.

> During your tour : A mountain guide accredited by the Moroccan ministry of tourism will be by your side. Your guide can adapt the trek for all levels of difficulty, from beginner to expert. He is assisted by a camel driver and a cook, depending on the size of the group