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Address: 8 bis rue Houmam El Fatouaki, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Phone Number: +212 615-762131
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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San Francisco, California
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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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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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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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Bennington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Had a great morning with Phillipe birding at a beautiful river just outside town. Rare sightings and his knowledgeable and tranquil presence made the trip perfect.

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Choice of half/full day walks, english/french guide, and various experiences available. Easy, flat walks in Argan forest, beach, country market and waterfall. I was surprised to even encounter fossils on the waterfall walk! The local guide Othman was very informative, and answered all of our questions about Moroccan culture, and the history of the area. Half day walk we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

It gets a bit boring in Essaouira after a visiting the media a few times or going to the beach. Consequently, getting out in the countryside on an ecotour excursion is a welcome change. Like other contributors, we had Otman as guide. I am not sure if there are others but we recommend you ask for Otman because he is... More 

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