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Full-Day Tour Of The Medina Of Essaouira
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Culture, History

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Activity Level


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Explore the Medina of Essaouira, an exceptional example of an 18th-century fortified town surrounded by a wall influenced by the Vauban model. Visit its famous Portuguese Fortress, witness fishermen landing their catches, and savour the taste of grilled fish or shellfish at a seafood stall. Don't forget to sample coffee or mint tea in one of the cafes at Place Moulay Hassan.

  • Visit the marvellous Portuguese Fortress in Essaouria
  • Relax in one of the cafes at Moulay Hassan
  • See the magnificent fort of Borj El Barod 
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    • Visit the souks of leatherwork, metalwork, glazed pottery, jewellery, brightly coloured carpets, original art, olives, spices, rare argan oil, etc.
    • Visit the port and watch fishers land their catch or learn how boats are crafted using centuries-old techniques, then eat super-fresh grilled fish or shellfish at one of the seafood stalls.
    • Visit Place Joutiya between to watch locals auctioning everything from teapots to trousers.
    • Visit the Portuguese fortress.
    • Walk 2 miles along the beach at low tide to see the romantic fort of Borj El Barod crumbling into the sea.
    • Relax and watch the world go by with coffee or mint tea, and maybe a Moroccan pastry, in one of the cafés at Place Moulay Hassan.
    • Discover the craftsmanship and exquisite carpentry in the little thuya wood workshops under the ramparts. 

    Essaouira is fortunate to have an excellent climate, with cooling sea breezes in the summer (also suitable for water sports) and warming lowland air in winter. This lovely climate, together with its beautiful Portuguese architecture, has always attracted artists and poets, but it continues to be a traditional fishing port at its heart to this day.

What's Included
  • Private transportation (air-conditioned)
  • Pick-up and drop-off
What's Excluded
  • Lunch
  • Guide
Know before you go
  • Built according to the principles of contemporary European military architecture in a North African context. Since its foundation, it has been a major international trading seaport, linking Morocco and its Saharan hinterland with Europe and the rest of the world. The Medina of Essaouira, formerly named Mogador (name originating from the Phoenician word Migdol meaning a « small fortress ») is an outstanding example of a fortified town of the mid-eighteenth century.
Meeting Point

Marrakech, Maroc

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
1 To 3 EUR 60 Per Person
4 To 6 EUR 30 Per Person
7 To 16 EUR 20 Per Person

This is a private tour

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EUR 60 / person

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