Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

Best of Morocco Private Excursion 2019-2020, Explore Essaouira, learn about Argan tree and more!

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Approximately 10 hours, transportation included


Essaouira Day Trip From Marrakech Description and Booking

Essaouira Day Trip From Marrakech Highlights

  • Explore the medina, A wonderful labyrinth of streets, this 18th mid-century fortified town was built with the principles of contemporary European military architecture in a North African context
  • Visit the active fishing port is pleasurably mesmerizing to watch as the fishing boats dock. You can even see wooden boats being made and the Île de Mogador in the distance
  • Visit Musee Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah, anthropology and art unite at this quaint refurbished museum of regional art in a traditional house showcasing weapons, instruments, carpets, and historical photos of Essaouira
  • Visit a Feminine Cooperative where women make argan oil for sale using traditional methods of argan and almond oil extraction
  • Essaouira Day Trip From Marrakech Detailed Description

    In the morning we will travel for 2/5 hours to the atlantic coast to visit the peaceful and calm city of mogador, now known as Essaouira where Moroccans and visitors go to lose themselves and relax.

    On our way, we will cross the Argan trees forest, where we might spot some goats climbing the trees, we also get the opportunity to visit a cooperative of local Berber women producing the marvelous argan oil and some locally made cosmetic products rich liquid Gold.

    Once we arrive we will go on a guided visit to the portuguese port of the old Mogador to watch the bobbing blue small-scale fishermen boats in the harbor who are a signature of the city, and enjoy a lunch of grilled fresh fish.

    After that we will walk to the Portuguese bastions the skala and ramparts who were built when portuguese briefly held the city from 1506-1541, the Mellah or Jewish quarter, the Jewish population in essaouira was significant, It started with 10 families invited by the king. By the 19th century the population was over half Jewish, even though the mellah existed, people of all faiths that lived in Essaouira lived side by side, it was not a requirement that some live one place and others elsewhere.
    We will continue our visit through the little streets of the city's old Medina and appreciate its blue doors. Meander through the town’s shops and peruse through carpets and kilims to perfect your appreciation for berber design.

    One reason people love to visit? There’s very little hassle, It’s much different than in larger cities.

    For a side-excursion within Essaouira consider a visit to the sleepy Berber village of Diabat, a small village at the top of the dunes, about 3 kilometers southeast of Essaouira who was once a dope-smoking colony popular with hippies where you can experience a quad bike on the beach, camel or Berber Horse rides.

    Essaouira Day Trip From Marrakech Additional Informations

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum physical fitness is required for this tour
  • Infant seats available
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Good walking shoes are required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We recommend to book at least 24 hours prior to the tour/activity departure time.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Essaouira Day Trip From Marrakech Inclusions and Exclusions

    • Transportation in private by air-conditioned car with a professional driver and fuel charge for the entire Trip
    • Pick up from your Hotel/Riad in Marrakech
    • Drop off at your Hotel/Riad in Marrakech
    • English speaking local guide
    • Transportation in private by air-conditioned car with a professional driver and fuel charge for the entire Trip
    • Pick up from All centrally located Marrakech accommodations. If you are staying in the old city (Medina), you will be picked up from the closet point to your accommodation accessible by minivan.
    • Drop off returns to original departure point
    • English speaking local guide

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