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HIGHLIGHT ! Discover an Argan forest, enjoy the warm welcome of a Berber family and visit an argan cooperative.


Argan Forest
A large section of this walk takes you through an Argan Forest. Argan trees are a species endemic to the south west of Morocco and are a mythical symbol of the Essaouira Region. This is a relatively easy walk suitable for people looking for a leisurely ramble.

Throughout the hike, the guide gives you useful insights into the bionomics of these trees. You then become able to observe the different stages of a tree‛s life cycle through maturity. You will also learn about the different products derived from the Argan Fruit as well as their beneficial impact on local culture.

You walk through a tiny village where there is a Marabout (a residence for the spirit of a Saint or wise man), and visit the ruins of a sugar factory from the 16th century. You are then offered tea at a Berber villager‛s home and experience first-hand traditional Moroccan hospitality.

At the end of the walking tour, you visit a women's cooperative where you discover the secret of making the famous Argan Oil.
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