Essaouira
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Essaouira: One Hour Dromedary Ride

1. Essaouira: One Hour Dromedary Ride

Depart the Ranch de Diabat on a peaceful dromedary camel. Discover the charming nature of these large animals while exploring the surrounding. This tour is ideal for groups and families with small children as the dromedary has a gentle nature.  Enjoy a ride just a few minutes from Essaouira. Walking a large beach with soft sand. Relax in the ocean breeze and see the famous island of Mogador. Pass by dunes and see the tucked away, former home of the Black Sultan. Finally cross the forest of wild Mimosas and Thuya on your return. 

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From Marrakesh: Essaouira Day Trip with Optional Camel Ride

2. From Marrakesh: Essaouira Day Trip with Optional Camel Ride

Discover the relaxed, bohemian seaside resort of Essaouira on a full-day guided tour from Marrakech. Following pickup from your accommodation in Marrakech, cross Morocco in an air-conditioned vehicle to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. On the way, take in views of the arid landscape, stop to take pictures of goats climbing argan trees, and visit an argan oil cooperative to learn how this healthy oil is produced. Upon arrival at Essaouira, follow your English-speaking guide and explore Essaouira’s most important monuments, such as the old fish market and seaport. Watch silver craftsmen and wood carvers at work in the old medina where the labyrinth of streets is lined with heavy wooden doors and whitewashed houses. See the 16th-century ramparts of Essaouria from where you'll be able to see astonishing views of the Atlantic Ocean. After the guided tour of the city, have lunch in one of the local restaurants serving delicious fish and seafood. Before heading back to Marrakech, enjoy a camel ride with a panoramic city view.

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From Marrakech: Essaouira Private Full-Day Trip

3. From Marrakech: Essaouira Private Full-Day Trip

Take a full-day private trip to Essaouira, one of Morocco’s most attractive coastal towns. Admire its undeniable charm, with whitewashed and blue shuttered houses, art galleries, wood workshops, fishermen and colorful boats, all enclosed by ancient red walls. Your private tour starts with pickup at your hotel or riad in Marrakech. Depart Marrakech, driving through lush valleys filled with orange groves, ancient olive trees, and working farms. Stop at Chichaoua for a coffee or snack at Cafe Afoulki. Continue past your first Argan trees. These special trees are valued for their nutritive, cosmetic, and medicinal properties. A relic species from the Tertiary Period, it is extremely well adapted to drought and other environmentally difficult conditions of southwestern Morocco and, while now endangered, under the protection of UNESCO. Arrive in Essaouira and wander the ancient streets, where it’s easy to imagine life before you. The streets have a Portuguese feel after they renamed the city in the 16th century and used it as a port city of their own. Dine on fish straight from the sea at any number of local restaurants, and ride a camel on the beach. After some free time to explore on your own, return to Marrakech for drop-off at your hotel or riad.

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3-Hours Dromedary Ride Essaouira, Morocco

4. 3-Hours Dromedary Ride Essaouira, Morocco

Take a moment to relax and explore nature with this dromedary tour experience. The dromedary rides are ideal for groups or families with small children. During this tour, discover the surroundings of the Ranch de Diabat in peace. Just a few minutes from Essaouira, the ride begins at the Ranch de Diabat. Continue on to the dunes, where the former home of the Black Sultan is hidden. You can roam the long beaches, overlooking the Portuguese castle on the island of Mogador. You will climb the dunes and pass by fishermen's cottages near a fresh water spring, where the animals can refresh. The route back to the Ranch de Diabat takes you along a small path through the heart of the forest. The dromedary is a quiet and friendly animal that will allow you to enjoy this tour with family or friends.

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Essaouira: 2-Hour Camel Ride

5. Essaouira: 2-Hour Camel Ride

Ride a camel across Essaouira’s beaches, dunes and forests on a 2-hour guided ride. Take in the rhythmic sway of the camel’s gait from a traditional saddle, and absorb stunning views of the Atlantic coast. Scramble up the sides of steep sandy dunes, explore shady forests and get a camel’s-eye view of Essaouira’s tranquil countryside. You will be picked up from your hotel and head to the beaches of Essaouira. This 2-hour camel ride allows you to gain insight into the Moroccan way of life through contact with Moroccans, and experience the unspoilt beauty and nature of the country. This strange animal will rapidly charm you with his intelligence and softness! Once the activity is finished, the driver guide will take you back to your city center hotel.

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From Essaouira: Dromedary Ride and Berber Tent Overnight

6. From Essaouira: Dromedary Ride and Berber Tent Overnight

Discover life in Moroccan caravans and nomad camps on a one-day tour with overnight. Explore the regions surrounding Essaouira and Diabat. Climb aboard a dromedary for a three-hour tour past the Oued River, the sandy beaches opposite the island of Mogador, and the ruins of the Black Sultan's Palace.  Cross the forest filled with thuya, mimosa, and eucalyptus to reach the large Omar dunes and a small fishing village. After a break near a fresh water spring, where free-range cows drink, return to Ranch de Diabat. Travel then by car to the Berber camp, situated about 30 minutes from the ranch within a picturesque landscape. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted with traditional mint tea and Moroccan pastries to enjoy under the tent equipped with mattresses and low tables. Settle into the wonderful location right by the sea, among beaches and cliffs, before witnessing the beautiful sunset from the camp. For dinner, the chef will serve an authentic Moroccan meal including a meat, fish, or vegetable tagine, Beldi bread, and seasonal fruit. At bedtime, get comfortable in your tent in the heart of Souirie nature. The next morning, wake for a Moroccan breakfast of bread, cheese, orange juice, coffee, milk, and tea. Drive back to the ranch where you will have the opportunity to take a shower. Conclude the tour with hotel drop-off in Essaouira.

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Full-Day Dromedary Ride in Essaouira

7. Full-Day Dromedary Ride in Essaouira

The dromedary rides are an ideal offer for groups or families with young children. While on the animal, you can explore the area of Ranch de Diabat calmly. Just minutes from Essaouira, the ride starts at the Ranch de Diabat, followed by the dunes, where the Old Palace of  the Black Sultan is hidden. Roam the long beach, with views of the Portuguese castle on the Island of Mogador. Climb the dunes and pass by fishing huts, located near a source of fresh water, where the free animals can refresh during the day. Take a break and enjoy a picnic lunch. The way back to the Ranch de Diabat over a small path in the heart of the forest. The dromedary is a quiet animal, friendly to anyone and is going to offer a pleasant time with family or friends.

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What people are saying about Essaouira

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 25 reviews

We were unsure about a camel ride at all, as we didn’t want to see any animals being mistreated or badly kept. But we were reassured by reviews and decided to go for a one-hour ride. It was an excellent choice and we had a great time. We didn’t see any evidence at all of bad treatment. As it was only an hour trip, the scenery wasn’t very inspiring, but we did get down to the beach. The guide was good at taking photos and we were offered mint tea back at the stables.

We booked an one-hour-tour and our guide was Mustafa. He dealt with the animals in a lovely way and told us a lot in this hour. We felt very welcome all the time and the ride to the beach in the morning was wonderful. We can totally recommend Ranch de Diabat.

Mr. Moustafa welcomed us very well, he has a crazy talent. He takes care of his camels with love. They understand it at a sign or a glance. 1h wonderful with extraordinary views. He also took photos like that of a postcard.

Great landscape with a great guide, who also has to be a photographer, so great pictures were taken. Everything is very professional and well organized. The dromedaries look very neat and relaxed. I can fully recommend it.

everything went great! The guide was super friendly. It was an interesting experience