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Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-2pm
Bank Holidays 10am-4pm


Overnight Camel Trek from Essaouira

1. Pick up from hotel at 10am to go to the ranch

2. Start trek 10:00am. Trek for 6 hours with approx 1 hour break

3. Arrive overnight camp 5.00pm

4. Breakfast at 8:30am

5. Arrive back at the ranch at 10:00am

6. Arrive in Essaouira by 11am


Camel Trek on the Atlantic Coast

Trek Grade: Easy to Moderate

The scenery on the treks is very varied and beautiful. The longer the trek, the more variety you see: sandy beaches, estuary (the one that inspired Jimi Hendrix's "Castles in the Sand"!), dunes, scrub, woodlands and the crumbling remains of a 16th century Portuguese fort.

1 day and 1 night (all of 1 day and finish early on the second) - Pick up from hotel at 10am and take the short drive down the Essaouira water front to the ranch at Diabat, some 3 kilometres south of Essaouira.

Depart at 10:30am and trek for 6 hours with approx 1 hour break, arriving at the camp is 5:00pm. You may choose to sleep either in a large traditional tent, which sleeps several people or, on request, in modern 2 man tents. Breakfast at 8:30am, arrive back at the ranch at 10:00am and transfer by car to your accommodation in Essaouira by 11am. Or you will be met by your transport if you have booked one and are scheduled to leave Essaouira that morning for your next destination.

Options for extended treks of 2 days/2 nights (finishing early on the 3rd day) or 3 days /3 nights (finishing early on the 4th day) are also available - in each case the trek ends early in the morning after breakfast on the last day of the activity.

What's Included

Included are tuition, public liability insurance, meals, drinks, camping equipment except sleeping bags. Longer treks are usually 2, 3 or 6 days in length, but can be made to measure.

"The best part of our trip was undoubtedly the camel trek with overnight stay in the dunes. Mustapha, our guide, was fascinating, knowledgeable and charming, and he really cared for the beautiful camels. The fish tagine that was cooked for us on the open fire by the lovely chef was out of this world, and the lunchtime food of chargrilled chicken was scrumptious. Abdulkrim told jokes, did tricks and played the drums - he made us all laugh hysterically and really topped off a very special day." L Reip 9/07

  • 1 night/1 day
  • 2 nights/2 days
  • 3 nights/3 days
Group Type
Novices - Experienced
Trip Grade
Easy to Moderate