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Address: 8 bis rue Houmam El Fatouaki, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Phone Number: +212 615-762131
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Discover the Natural Environnement of Essaouira! You can discover the...
Discover the Natural Environnement of Essaouira! You can discover the Argan Woods, the Thuya Forests, and the unimagined world of the Dunes… take mint tea in a berber village, and learn the secrets of a unique and irreplaceable ecosystem at your own pace. Our rangers will give you a guided tour and share their knowledge of the region, on nature trails.
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A village market and an oasis - not to be missed

These small group randonnees have been a major highlight of our three visits to Essaouira. They are so well guided and give an extended picture of Moroccan life that we could... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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london
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

These small group randonnees have been a major highlight of our three visits to Essaouira. They are so well guided and give an extended picture of Moroccan life that we could never discover by ourselves. We had so much enjoyed our day excursion two years ago, to a village weekly market followed by an idyllic 2 hour ramble through the... More 

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amsterdam
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27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We booked a day in advance and were picked up rigt on time. There were 4 french speakers already in the car. We drove for about 25 min and got out on a beautiful spot. Our guide Ottoman told us about what we were going to do. We booked a 5km hike and a visit to a potter. We enjoyed... More 

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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were a group of 4 females who wanted to see a bit of the local countryside outside Essaouira. Otman was our guide and he picked us up at the arranged time and place. He was very knowledgeable of the local area and as we had an interest in bird watching he was able to help us identify many new... More 

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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I am so glad that I found out about this company before we set off. We did the half day walk with Othman to the waterfall and had tea with a Berber family. The walk was fun and informative. Ottman was a brilliant guide. He was relaxed and easygoing and shared his enthusiasm with us. I enjoyed it so much... More 

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Montreal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the ocean and argan forest. Othman was an incredible guide. Very kind, interesting and informative.

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It can seem difficult, and intimidating, to identify and get to good birding spots and nature hikes around Essaouira without local help. I found my morning's birding trip with Edouard very enjoyable and useful. We hiked inland up Oued Ksob, around Diabat, and the wetlands on the edge of the new town. As it happened, none of the three sites... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a long half-day tour of nearby countryside, Argan plantation, village, and Berber household. We booked the tour the afternoon before through Restaurant la Decouvertes --they were very accommodating and easy to work with. Our guide, Ottmane, was great! Very informative and fun. Glad we did the tour!

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Deepest Surrey
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11 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We went on one of the walks (the Argan walk was the only one available) on the basis of the TripAdvisor reviews. It was certainly interesting, and our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area - he was an Essaouira native and knew the answers to all the questions that we had been curious about. As a walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We found this tour by chance while having launch at the Restaurant La Decouverte, it was one of the best day of our trip in Morocco. The guide is a very nice guy who knows a lot about the surrounding environment. It was so nice to walk around and meet local people, the lunch was delicious (probably the best tagine... More 

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Paris
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We booked a trip with Ecotourisme to learn about the Argan tree and the oil produced from its kernels. And in the process we got a glimpse of the rural landscape and reality. Our guide, Edouard Pottier was very knowledgeable about Moroccan culture as well as the Argan tree and the social and economic impact it has in Morocco. There... More 

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