See the most unique places Essaouira has to offer with our local official guide taking you to the most iconic spots of this famous Atlantic seaport.
Known as the ‘small fortress’ in Berber language, Essaouira is an exceptional example of a late 18th-century fortified town listed on the 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.
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 the cuisine.
Our guide will tell you all about Essaouira’s rich history, guide you around the old Medina, and famous fishing port. Discover the best local markets and merchants offering hand made unique goods from the silk roads and enjoy artistic boho cafes in charming surroundings of the old Medina.
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∴ Our official local guide will pick you up from your accommodation at the chosen time.
∴ You’ll be taken to the most iconic spots of Essaouira, from the old fortified Medina and its local souks to the famous old fishing port where you can buy the most delicious fresh fish and seafood and get it prepared in one of the local restaurants.
∴ Our guide will tell you all about Essaouira’s rich history, guide you around the old Medina, famous fishing port, and the long Atlantic beach. Discover the best local markets and merchants offering hand made unique goods from the silk roads and sub-Saharan trade routes.
∴ At the end of the tour try the most delicious fresh Atlantic seafood in local restaurants and enjoy a glass of traditional tea in artistic boho cafes in charming surroundings of the old Medina.
Your Accommodation Within Essaouira Medina
9:00am 2:00pm 6:00pm
• Local Official Guide
• Tea & A Snack
• Entries & Admissions
• Staff Gratitude
• Personal Expenses
Q1.Can I take pictures everywhere in Essaouira?
Morocco is heaven for professional and amateur photographers. While you can take pictures of most of the attractions around any city, we do advise you to be mindful when photographing people. Our guided walking tour is designed to let you discover the highlights of Essaouira and its local communities. While getting to know the architectural and cultural beauty of Essaouira, and its local residents, please respect local people's privacy and always ask if you can capture them or their products on your camera. You may also be asked for a little tip when taking a picture. We love taking pictures when travelling but what's more important to us is conscious travelling, cultural connections, and mutual respect without invading anyone's privacy.
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