Our private 1 day trip to Essaouira is a great way to escape big bustling cities, relax at the beautiful Atlantic coast and artistic boho cafes and get to know the history of the Moroccan most famous seaport.
Known as the ‘small fortress’ in Berber language, Essaouira is an exceptional example of a late 18th-century fortified town listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since its foundation, it has been a major international trading seaport, linking Morocco and Sub-Saharan Africa with Europe and the rest of the world. Home to traditional Gnawa music and argan oil, the town is also an example of a multicultural centre as proven by the coexistence of diverse religious ethnic groups, such as the Amazighs, Arabs, Africans and Europeans.
Today known for Jimi Hendrix favourite spot, Essaouira’s hippy and laid back vibe with its artistic touch attract travellers from around the world. Essaouira is also famous for surfing, film sets (Games of Thrones, John Wick) as well as cuisine. Fresh Atlantic fish and seafood at the local restaurants is a must-do when visiting Essaouira.
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∴ Start your day 8am with a pick up from your accommodation. Drive through the rolling hills filled with various farmlands of argan, almond and olive trees. The route is famous for goats climbing Argan trees, a bizarre and a very interesting thing to spot along the way.
∴ The first stop of the journey will be a visit to the local Argan cooperative run entirely by local women. Here you will get to know the process of extracting Argan oil and try handmade products ranging from cooking to beauty essentials.
∴ After arriving in Essaouira, explore the city’s rich history starting from the charming 18th century Medina, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
∴ Stroll down the beautiful long coast overlooking the old fortified city and explore local markets in the souks filled with hand made products. Enjoy a camel or horse ride along the charming coast. After visiting the city’s famous spots, take a lunch break in one of the local restaurants. Taste fresh Atlantic fish and seafood, a must do when visiting Essaouira.
∴ Our driver will pick you up late afternoon where the journey started and take you back to Marrakech. Estimated arrival time 7pm.
Your Accommodation in Marrakech
• Local Certified Guide
• Admission to Argan Cooperative
• Staff Gratitude
• Personal Expenses
Q1.Is one day enough to visit Essaouira?
Essaouira is a popular coastal town with lots of activities and places to discover. Our shared tour lets you discover a glimpse of the city, with its old Medina and charming Atlantic Coast. To truly immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings of this Atlantic town we do recommend booking an additional day in Essaouira. From horse or camel riding on the beach to surfing on the wild Atlantic waves and relaxing in the charming cafes with fresh seafood, Essaouira is best enjoyed when travelling slow. Contact us for tailor-made holidays around Essaouira.
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