This excursion takes us to Sidi Mbark, a small Berber village 35 km south of Essaouira. We walk along the amazing cliff line overlooking beautiful bays below. We visit the cascade beside an old Marabout (residence for the spirit of a Saint or wise man). Discover nature at its best. Here, the convergence of a large sand dune, a small river, and an imposing rock splendidly frames a lovely bay.
The stream brings some water into this very dry region to irrigate local crops. The landscape offers a rich interplay of green, blue and yellow. As it rests on the rocks, the Marabout that gave its name to the village speaks of former times.
The hike now takes us southwards on winding paths through rolling hills. Along the way we encounter shepherds with goats and sheep. The trek provides panoramic views of the coastline and the Atlantic Ocean to the horizon. Walking above the bays we come upon stone houses where fishermen store their gear used to eke out a living from the sea.
On the return hike we stop at a bay for a refreshing swim (optional). Then, surrounded by beautiful scenery, we enjoy a vegetarian picnic at the waterfall of Sidi Mbark.
The walking time of 3.5 to 4 hours can be adjusted to your needs and desires.
As we will be driving through the Argan zone, you have the option to visit an Argan oil cooperative and learn about the production of this beautiful oil - in all the world, a product unique to this area. They will offer us a taste of the lovely things they make with it, too.
Very likely you will see the famous goats in the trees on this tour to the south of Essaouira.
The tour starts at 9 am with pick-up at your hotel. It ends at approximately 4:30 pm.
Vegetarian picnic and transport included.