Atlantic Camel Caravan - Coastal Trek
Morocco, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £495 (land only) - from €695 (land only) - from $820 (land only)
Totally Undiscovered Morocco and Exclusive to KE!
Step back in time and join our Camel Caravan. Experience the breathtaking and captivating Atlantic Coast, romantic Essaouira and magical Marrakech - includes all meals and a genuine `away from it all` experience!
- A week of trekking along Morocco`s spectacular Atlantic coastline
- Breathtaking cliff top walking along Morocco`s undiscovered coast
- Stay in the stunningly picturesque UNESCO medina of Essaouira
- Explore Marrakech, magical souks and the colourful Djemaa-el-Fna
- Relaxed walking, wild coastal camping and remote sandy beaches
The wild Atlantic coast of Morocco is remote, beautiful and undiscovered. This superb walking holiday spends a week following this dramatic shoreline, camping out amongst the dunes and enjoying ever-changing views of headlands, cliffs and endless fine sand beaches. Travelling in a traditional caravan with a team of camels and their drivers and visiting villages en route, this trek is a cultural experience in an area of the country as much as it is a real adventure. Most afternoons are free to relax or beachcomb along this undiscovered coast. The trek ends in the ancient, and beautiful white-painted port of Essaouira. A fascinating medina town, whose castellated walls and rows of cannon, still pointing out to sea, are a reminder of the days when pirates and other raiders threatened this coast. With its pretty houses, bustling harbour, thriving fishing fleet, maze of market streets and numerous handicraft workshops, this is a great place to explore. Returning to Marrakech, the holiday is completed by an afternoon's exploration of the fascinating labyrinth of the souks and an entertaining evening in the famous and incredibly exotic Djemaa-el-Fna. If you're looking for a totally different perspective on Morocco, that is a real `off the beaten track` experience, this is the holiday to consider!
Is this holiday for you?
This walking and camping holiday is fully supported with a trek crew and camels that carry all of our equipment. During each day's walk you need only carry what you require that day. The holiday involves coastal walking with some ascent and descent on a variety of terrain from mule tracks to sand dunes, cliff top paths, and sandy beaches. We will be walking for around 4 to 5 hours each day at a steady pace and there will be time for stops and the occasional `paddle` in the sea, as well as opportunities for exploring sandy beaches from our camps. It can be very hot during the middle of the day, especially during July and August and this can make the walking harder. However in normal conditions this is mostly amelioratead by a cooling breeze from the sea which makes the temperatures generally pleasant for walking.