From here, we will carry on to Essaouira. Upon arrival, you will explore the beautiful city at your leisure. Out of experience, Exploring Essaouira is easy on your own: Locals are very friendly, the Medina is pretty small (compared to other old towns in Morocco), and its streets are in order.
You do not need a guide for the tour of the city. You can easily explore the Medina on your own as its streets are aligned opposite each other unlike every other maze-like Medina in Morocco. Should you insist on one, your driver will help you hire a local guide.
First, you can visit the harbor with its fishing port and old Portuguese fortifications. You can still see medieval war cannons aligned in order and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Continue to the Medina ( old city ) with its well-kept fortification dating to the 18th century. The major landmark of the Medina is La Scala, which was built against foreign attacks from the sea. You can continue to Bab Laalouj ( One of the main gates of Essaouira, then to the Mellah ( the old Jewish quarter.
Along the way, various art shops, galleries, souvenir shops, and Thuya woodcraft shops are aligned in order. Choose one of the local Restaurants for a delicious seafood lunch and head to Kasbah famous for having served as a military bastion.
If you are a beach lover, enjoy a walk along the sandy beach of Mogador, and maybe watch locals playing beach ball. If you are brave enough, why not join a game for a few minutes? People from Essaouira are very friendly!! If not you can sunbathe while watching waterspouts amateurs kitesurfing or windsurfing.
Late in the afternoon, drive back to Marrakech, and your full-day tour to Essaouira will end with a drop-off at your accommodation in Marrakech.
- Medina of Essaouira – named Mogador, Unesco World Heritage
- Walk along the Essaouira ramparts
- Incredible view from Skala du Port
- Walking on the Essaouira Beach
- Essaouira fishing port- admire the blue wooden fishing boats
- Eating fresh fish and seafood
|DEPARTURE TIME||08:00 AM|
|RETURN TIME:||Approximately 06:00 PM|
- Pick up from your hotel or the nearest car-accessible point to your Riad in Marrakech
- Modern air-conditioned Minibus (Maximum 17 passengers)
- Drop off at your hotel or Marrakech city center
- Lunch & Beverages
- Local guide un Essaouira