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Ecotourisme et Randonnees

8 bis rue Houmam El Fatouaki, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 615-762131
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Ranked #9 of 57 Activities in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: Discover the Natural Environnement of Essaouira! You can discover the Argan Woods, the Thuya Forests, and the unimagined world of the Dunes… take mint... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Paris
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127 reviews 127 reviews
26 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Bennington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

....we went on two half day walks...one entitled "riverbed" the other entitled "waterfall". I'm incredibly unhealthy and unfit and although the riverbed walk was described as very easy and for all abilities I was puffing, wheezing and struggling pretty hard about an hour in...however, despite the failings of an old body the walk was interesting and something a bit different... More

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london
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This was one of the most memorable experiences of our ten days in Essaouira; we wouldn't have missed it for anything. What an inspiration to make possible gentle countryside explorations like this! A friendly and knowledgeable guide took just four of us first to one of the local village weekly markets about 25 kms away. We spent a fascinating hour... More

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Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

We took a half a day walk (4 hours). This walk was an excellent opportunity to see a different aspect from Morroco, not a human being on sight with just goats, donkeys and camels - the beach and sand dunes were incredible and our tour guide, Ottoman, was so professional, knowledgeable and friendly, I could not fault anything on this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We took part in a nice half-day walk to the waterfalls. It was a perfect tour. The driver Mohammed Transport was on time and highly-professional, with a very nice van. The tour was great: from a walk through an argan forest, to a magnificent beach, then to the waterfalls. We ended up in a typical berber house, to drink a... More

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London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

we had a morning walking around the argon orchards, visiting a berber home and seeing sights in the fields inland 30mins drive from Essaouira. It was great -- educational, friendly, eye-opening and good value.

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Melbourne
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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

We ddi the waterfall walk which took us through the Argon forest and down onto a deserted beach which was wide and beautiful. Then onto the small waterfall a complete contrast to the dunes. We then had tea and refreshment at a local village.

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