Dar Sultan Palace

Dar Sultan Palace: Our most recommended tours and activities

Essaouira: 3-Hour Dromedary Ride and Berber Tent Overnight

1. Essaouira: 3-Hour Dromedary Ride and Berber Tent Overnight

Discover life in Moroccan caravans and nomad camps on a one-day tour overnight. Explore the regions surrounding Essaouira and Diabat. Climb aboard a dromedary for a three-hour tour past the Oued River, the sandy beaches opposite the island of Mogador, and the ruins of the Black Sultan's Palace.  Cross the forest filled with thuya, mimosa, and eucalyptus to reach the large Omar dunes and a small fishing village. After a break near a freshwater spring, where free-range cows drink, return to Ranch de Diabat. Travel then by car to the Berber camp, situated about 30 minutes from the ranch within a picturesque landscape. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted with traditional mint tea and Moroccan pastries to enjoy under the tent equipped with mattresses and low tables. Settle into the wonderful location right by the sea, among beaches and cliffs, before witnessing the beautiful sunset from the camp. For dinner, the chef will serve an authentic Moroccan meal including meat, fish, or vegetable tagine, Beldi bread, and seasonal fruit. At bedtime, get comfortable in your tent in the heart of Souirie nature. The next morning, wake for a Moroccan breakfast of bread, cheese, orange juice, coffee, milk, and tea. Drive back to the ranch where you will have the opportunity to take a shower. Conclude the tour with hotel drop-off in Essaouira.

Essaouira: Guided Quad Bike Tour and Camel Ride

2. Essaouira: Guided Quad Bike Tour and Camel Ride

Experience the thrill of a quad biking adventure in Essaouira with a group of friends or family. Discover the hinterland of this beautiful region accompanied by an expert guide. Explore diverse landscapes including vast sand dunes, lush pine forests and cherished landmarks like Dar Sultan Palace, Bourj El Baroud and more.  Whether you’re an experienced driver or just a beginner, benefit from an expert instructor who will tailor your experience to your skill level and preferences. Pump up your adrenaline as you zoom around this stunning location and snap some atmospheric photos as souvenirs along the way.

From Essaouira: Beachside Quad Bike Tour with Transfer

3. From Essaouira: Beachside Quad Bike Tour with Transfer

After your welcome at the Ranch you will get first safety instructions for the use of the quad and the right safety helmet will be chosen for you. Then there will be a short test driving to give you safety on the quad. Our quad rides are adapted to the participants, so it is also possible to participate with children. After that we start along the river towards the ocean. In the bushes on the banks of the river there are many different species of birds, which we can observe during a short break. Arrived at the ocean, we head south over the wide, seemingly endless sandy beach. You will pass by fresh water springs where various animals such as cows, donkeys and dromedaries often refresh themselves. We reach the Omar dunes, which are a pleasure to climb by quad bike. The southernmost point we will reach is Cap Sim; we are between 2 seas: Two seas border each other, one made up of high dunes and the other of waves, a real magic. The dunes here seem to be constantly moved by the wind. We will return on a winding road more inland, passing through the mimosa and Tuja Forest.

From Essaouira: Diabat Camel Tour with Overnight Tent Stay

4. From Essaouira: Diabat Camel Tour with Overnight Tent Stay

Explore the area, nature and landscape around Essaouira on the back of a dromedary. The ride passes relaxed, stress-free and ecological over the endless beaches south of Diabat, by fishermen's huts and by the large dunes; at low tide you can see freshwater springs in the sand where cows and donkeys drink; crossing the mimosa and Tuja forest. A leisure activity for young and old; suitable for children and seniors. Ideal for the whole family. A journey to the rhythm of the quiet step of the dromedaries, with these lovable animals, in a caravan, as the Berber people did for thousands of years. Just a few minutes from Essaouira, the ride begins in Diabat, then you reach the dunes where the ancient palace of the Black Sultan is hidden; you roam the long beach, with a view of the Portuguese castle on the island of Mogador; you climb up and down the dunes and pass by fishermen. Around noon, a break is taken, in a shady place sheltered from the wind, and there will be picnic lunch, that the dromedaries carried in their saddlebags. The way back to Diabat is through a small path in the heart of the forest. The dromedary is a calm animal, friendly to everyone and will allow a pleasant time with family or friends. From Diabat the participants will be transported to our Berber camp by car. A typical mint tea and Moroccan pastries are already waiting there. Since our bivouac is located on the beach, in the evening you can watch how the sun sinks into the sea and the dark blue sky is slowly illuminated by countless stars. Our cook serves a typical Moroccan dinner, prepared directly on site from fresh ingredients, which is eaten in front of the tent. The evening ends with a campfire, traditionally told stories, drum sounds and possibly singing. After a restful night in the Berber tent, the next morning we will have a rich breakfast before our driver takes the participants back to Diabat by car.

Essaouira: Scenic Hinterland Quad Ride with Transfer

5. Essaouira: Scenic Hinterland Quad Ride with Transfer

Experience the thrill of a quad biking adventure in Essaouira with a group of friends or family. Discover the hinterland of this beautiful region accompanied by an expert guide. Explore diverse landscapes including vast sand dunes, lush pine forests and cherished landmarks like Dar Sultan Palace, Bourj El Baroud and more.  Whether you’re an experienced driver or just a beginner, benefit from an expert instructor who will tailor your experience to your skill level and preferences. Pump up your adrenaline as you zoom around this stunning location and snap some atmospheric photos as souvenirs along the way.

Essaouira: 1 heur de Quad

6. Essaouira: 1 heur de Quad

Experience the thrill of a quad biking adventure in Essaouira with a group of friends or family. Discover the hinterland of this beautiful region accompanied by an expert guide. Explore diverse landscapes including vast sand dunes, lush pine forests and cherished landmarks like Dar Sultan Palace, Bourj El Baroud and more.  Whether you’re an experienced driver or just a beginner, benefit from an expert instructor who will tailor your experience to your skill level and preferences. Pump up your adrenaline as you zoom around this stunning location and snap some atmospheric photos as souvenirs along the way.

Essaouira: Guided Dromedary Riding Tour

7. Essaouira: Guided Dromedary Riding Tour

Our well-trained dromedaries are led by one of our experienced guides. During the ride, the dromedaries walk in a caravan, one behind the other, according to Berber tradition. To mount, they lie down and the participants can sit on the specially made dromedary saddles. The adventure begins: Leisurely step we leave Diabat to stride towards the sea. After a short while we reach the palace of the black sultan, which was also the background for several movies. Then we reach the ocean, with its wide, endless sandy beach. You can meet fishermen, or cows and donkeys that visit the fresh water springs on the beach. A break to take a souvenir photo and it goes back to Diabat by another way, through the Mimosa and Tuja Forest.

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What people are saying about Dar Sultan Palace

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

We left at 2 pm the of the wonderful creatures, the dromedaries, of which I had only heard stories .. exciting! It seems to descend into another era .. Aladdin, sultan, timbuktu and many other dromedaries guided with love by Mustafa, who is really able to communicate with them with kindness. And then an overnight stay in a fabulous Berber tent by the sea, with a breathtaking sunset right in front of us, tasting green tea and biscuits AND again a typical Moroccan dinner in front of the fire, with the tales of Mustafa What can I say, a beautiful experience ! Ps bring a pajama because despite the nice blankets, in the tent you need!

Moustapha was an excellent guide and photographer. Lover of animals, he treats them with great gentleness like an orchestra conductor. Very nice walk in the middle of the ruins, the dunes and at the edge of the raging ocean. Then departure for the bivouac an excellent meal awaited us as well as dogs, donkeys, camels and their babies. The Berber tents are spacious and the sleeping bags very clean. We were able to watch a splendid sunset and fall asleep to the rhythm of the ocean waves. A great experience not to be missed

An incredible experience with our guide Mustapha! A high afternoon in adventure on camel back between desert expanse and Atlantic Ocean. Then, a magical evening around a dinner and a typical bed. Thank you !

1st camel ride for me and no regrets, warm welcome and guide at the top, we had a good time with my daughter