Riverside Walk

Trekking & Walking holidays in Morocco, Essaouira

A riverside walk from the outskirts of Essaouira

This half-day walk (3-4 hours) starts at the entrance to town and rises to the top of a hill with a beautiful panoramic view over Essaouira’s bay, the town itself, and the Islands of Mogador.

Following a shady break while passing through a small Eucalyptus forest on the way to the riverside of "Oued Ksob".  Although the river’s water level is normally low, it flows through a gentle canyon lined with Argan trees; the combination of water and hills is charming.

Arriving at the dunes between sea and the Diabat village visit the ruins of the old sultan’s palace of Sidi Ben Abdallah.

The walk ends with mint tea and Moroccan pastry at the Hendrix Café in Diabat. Tea and transport back to Essaouira is included.

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