1 Day Culture tour itinerary for Marrakech & Essaouira: Turn Up For An Excursion To This Moroccan Port City
Head over to this city located on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. It's Medina (old town) is protected by 18th-century seafront ramparts called the Skala de la Kasbah, which was designed by European engineers. See the fishing boats, eat delicious seafood and take in all the sights.
Essaouira Excursions - Day Tour
Leave from Marrakech at 8 in the morning and drive for about 170 km, passing vast landscapes dotted with sheep and goats grazing on argan trees (which only grow in the wild and on which the goats climb to eat berries) and the occasional small village.
If you wish, it is possible to stop for an argan oil tasting where the argan oil is extracted by a small cooperative run completely by women. This oil is very famous for its uses in cooking and especially in cosmetics.
Head a few kilometres further away for a panoramic view of, Essaouira, a small blue and white town on the beautiful Atlantic Coast.
Once you arrive in the port, you are free to discover its charm at your leisure.
Have a stroll along the quays which are full of life, where you can watch fishing boats coming back to the port, fishermen unloading their daily catch, and all the activities linked with the work of fishermen.
Feast on a cornucopia of freshly caught seafood options in a local restaurant overlooking the sea.
Go for a visit to the town which is pleasant and the sights varied, from the ramparts to the Medina with the Essaouira guide. In the Medina, you will see a number of local artists and lots of craft shops, many of them exhibiting craft objects made of thuya wood. Marquetry remains the speciality of Essaouira (but be aware that the wood is rare and comes with sustainability issues).
If you are interested, you can spend part of your day at the beach and return to Marrakech at 6 or 7 p.m. as it is only a 2.5-hour drive.
Private transport with A/C
English speaking driver
English speaking local (Essaouira) guide
Pick up and drop at your hotel
Lunch with drinks
Essaouira is a port city and resort on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. It's Medina (old town) is protected by 18th-century seafront ramparts called the Skala de la Kasbah, which was designed by European engineers. Old brass cannons line the walls, and there are ocean views. Strong "Alizée" trade winds make the city’s crescent beach popular for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.
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