Morocco Active Adventure
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.
Wander through the mountains on the back of a mule, enjoy the unique accommodation of a beach camp, cycle through the Atlas Mountains
Private air-con van, bicycle, mule, walking
Hotels (5 nts), guesthouses (2 nts), beach camps (2 nts, multi-share).
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.
Day 1 Marrakech
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Marrakech/Ouirgane (1B, 1D)
Transfer to Ouirgane and take a mule ride up to Tasa Ouirgane.
Day 3 Ouirgane (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 4 Ouirgane/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 5 Tafraout (1B, 1L)
Cycle around the city of Tafraoute, before enjoying time to relax in the city.
Day 6 Tafraout/Sidi Kaouki (1B, 1D)
Transfer to the Moroccan coastline south of Sidi Kaouki and then walk along the coast. Set up camp for the night on the beach.
Day 7 Sidi 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 8 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 9 Marrakech (1B)
Depart at any time.