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1 Day Culture tour itinerary for Marrakech & Essaouira: Tour To The Ancient Mogador City

Marrakech, Essaouira

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  Tour to the Ancient Mogador City

City views

Essaouira-Morocco

Visit the old port city on Morocco’s Atlantic coast for its seafront ramparts called the Skala de la Kasbah, the old medina,  a Jewish town and also tasty fish cuisines. Enter the Moulay Hassan square and also see the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions.

DAY 01

Full-Day Private Tour To Essaouira The Ancient Mogador City & Marrakech

  • Begin this day trip to Essaouira, a former Mogador city built on a rocky peninsula, with its ramparts in a vigil on the ocean, its medina in white and blue tones, its busy port and its long sandy beaches. Essaouira is now a nice little fishing port, lively with arrival of many boats where sardines and crustaceans are sold at the auction. On the docks, fishermen can be seen repairing their red nets on busy days. 

  • Enjoy the taste of sardine grilled, outdoors at one of the harbor's small restaurants.

  • Discover the Sqala du Port, a crenellated bastion built to protect the harbor and the city. It consists of two fortified wings behind the Navy gate.

  • Leaving the port Sqala, enter the Moulay Hassan square. Discover the kasbah, district surrounded by ramparts with foundations anchored in the rock. Walk along the ramparts taking the street that leads to the Sqala of the Kasbah, where the famous guns of Essaouira line up. This place was chosen by Orson Welles to turn the exterior sets of his Othello.

  • At the heart of the Kasbah, the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions is the mirror and the collective memory of the province of Essaouira. You will discover the ritual or profane musical instruments of the Aissaoua, Hamadcha and Gnaoua brotherhoods. Every year in June, the world-renowned Gnaoua Festival of Essaouira takes place.

  • 30 EUR Per Adult
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.

  • Transport with professional Moroccan driver.

  • Vehicle conditioning and very comfortable.

  • Transportation Insurance.

  • Service quality.

  • Bottled water.

  • Food.

  • Drinks.

  • Tips.

  • Personal expenses.

  • Visit the fishing town of Essaouira and explore the old harbor.

  • Take incredible pictures of the monumental "Marin gate".

  • Stroll through the old medina Mogador.

  • Explore the old Jewish Quarter.

  • Visit the Sqala of the Kasbah at your own pace.

  • Visit of Argan cooperative run by local women.

  • Enjoy the argan forest, the largest in Morocco.

  • The history of Essaouira dates back to the 8th century BC. The Phoenicians stopped there on the road of the equator. The real founder of the city was the Alaouite Sultan Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, who entrusted the construction to Theodore Cornut, an architect and a student of Vauban.

Marrakech, Essaouira

Architecture
Architecture Tour
Culture
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Museum
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Contributed By

Morocco Global

starting from
EUR 30
Type of Tour

Private Tour

Departures

This tour is offered throughout the year on the following days of the week.

  • Monday 08:00
  • Tuesday 08:00
  • Wednesday 08:00
  • Thursday 08:00
  • Friday 08:00
  • Saturday 08:00
  • Sunday 08:08
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