A walking holiday with a difference around Essaouira, Morocco
On Morocco’s west coast, Atlantic waves break on deserted beaches and red-rock cliffs, with just a few Berber villages between them. On The Go Tours’ walking holiday begins in the very different setting of Marrakesh’s medina, but then picks up the path along the 40-mile coastal stretch south of Essaouira. There’s a traditional approach to baggage forwarding: a camel caravan accompanies walkers among the dunes, wadis and argan trees, carrying everything needed to set up camp each night.
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The eight-day Morocco Coastal Trek runs 31 March–7 April, with five other dates lined up for later this year (from £545pp, single supplement £120; onthegotours.com). The price includes two nights’ hotel accommodation and five nights’ camping, most meals, transport between Marrakesh and the trekking route, and the services of guides. The trip starts and finishes in Marrakesh, which is served by direct flights from Birmingham, Gatwick, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester and Stansted on airlines including Air Arabia, BA, easyJet, Ryanair and TUI Airways (from £110; ryanair.com).