At 8 : 00 am your guide will pick you up from your accommodation and drive towards the west. On the way, you stop to see the holy trees of argan. It is a special tree adapted to semi-desertic areas and valued for its medicinal properties. Goats climb these trees for grazing and to learn more about argan production you can visit one of the women cooperatives in the area working on the extraction of both nutritive and cosmetic oil.Our destination is the historic city of Essaouira, a small seaside town with an old fortified fishing port. Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese who occupied it till the mid of the 18th century. the impressive town fortification consists of an amazing mixture of the Portuguese, Berber and French architecture. You will have enough time to explore the small city at your leisure such as the souks and carpentry workshops devoted to Thuya wood carving. See numerous art galleries in the medina and visit the fortified harbor with its stalls of fresh fish.
This Day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech will take you to one of the best Moroccan Atlantic coast towns. It requires around 2 hours 40 minutes drive from Marrakech to this delightful old coastal city. We will begin our Day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech in the Morning, we will pick-up you from the riad, hotel or any point of your choice in Marrakech at 08:00.a.m then drive to Essaouira, we will make our way across the beautiful scenes of the R207 route to the coast. We shall stop to see the argan trees along the way.
I will give you more than a history lesson and tour; I will help you understand the culture and and feel part of the community during our time. I will introduce you to people who are masters of their things and you will feel honored to learn from them. You'll never be able to eat sardines anywhere else after you've eaten them fresh off the boat and grilled especially for you.
Day trip to Essaouira, the train Mogador built on a rocky peninsula, with its ramparts in the ocean, its medina in white and blue tones, its busy port and its long sandy beaches.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 Mohamed Abdallah Sidi Mohamed, who was born to the construction of Theodore Cornut, architect and student of Vauban Essaouira is now a nice little fishing port at the arrival of the sardines and crustaceans are sold at the auction. On the docks, the fishermen repair the red nets.Enjoy the sardine grilled in the harbor's small restaurants, then discover the Port's Sqala, 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 Moulay Hassan square.
Drive North, past Surfe's Paradise, Kilometres of secluded beaches and rocky coastline to Morocco's equivalent of St Tropez where Orson Wells filmed Othello, Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven, and where Jimi Hendrix and Cat Stevens cavorted in the swinging 60's. Wander though the port, the ramparts of the Skala, and carpenters at work, Sample the local delicacies during a seafood lunch .
Experience Essaouira’s most distinctive food and art on a 3-hour walking tour of the medina’s rich history and vibrant culture. Sample traditional sweets at the city’s oldest pastry shop and stroll the fortifications with a local guide; follow the winding lanes of a neighborhood souk to artists’ studios and workshops. Dine alongside locals as you enjoy freshly-caught fish from the Essaouira Bay, savor a sweet dessert then learn local remedies in a herbalist’s shop over a traditional glass of Moroccan tea.
Enjoy a day trip to the port city of Essaouira, discover the beautiful port city of Essaouira and the warm hospitality of its inhabitants, stroll through the old medina and its ramparts,Admire the beach, the port, the souks, the medina and the craft galleries,Explore the old Jewish Quarter, Visit the Skala and its cannons.
Experience hospitality in Morocco, from its stunning to vibrant culture, architecture and exquisite cuisines.Take a trip on the occasion and create a memorable experience with your loved ones. If you are a sun and sea lover, this paradise offers you an array of splendid sandy beaches, where you can spend time relaxing or go on a refreshing swim in Mogador as it was known in PortuguesSteeped in history , this coastal town is managing to retain it's culture provide an array of both traditional and modern Cafe's and restaurants. Locally nicknamed as "Windy city", it is very popular with Kite surfers. An amazing site of Berber crafts in the Medina includes cabinet making and wood carving. Fresh fish restaurants are easy to find here and for those who wish to just relax, Essaouira offers a huge beach with soft sand, ideal for relaxing, playing football or taking a Camel ride.
- Discover the city of Essaouira and its craft and artistic soul- Admire the old medina with its souks, port, ramparts, gates and bastions- Explore the different wood species that decorate the art of marquetry in Essaouira- Visit the museum "Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah" which abounds with the treasures of the regional arts.- Savor the Moroccan cuisine that characterizes the city of Essaouira- Give yourself the pleasure of practicing water sports safely
Travel from Marrakech and discover the beautiful city of Essaouira with rich history. Essaouira was discovered by the Phoenicians who settled there. Afterwards it was conquered by Rome and then Portugal. By the end of the 15th century, the Portuguese had built the commercial and military port of Mogador (Essaouira today).
Our trip will start by an early pick up from your hotel or Residence at 7h30 to drive from Agadir to Essaouira , the trip is a chance to Get to know the unique history, culture, and heritage of Essaouira in a one day trip. This Visit offers a charming colorful landscapes from The Moroccan - Portuguese style, to the Grand Mosque, terraces, cafes, and the souk. on the way to essaouira we will make few stops, first to see the flying goats, the second stop just to rest in a berber village and have a nice hot cup of mint tea or a coffee then to visit the argan oil factory, once we arrive to Essaouira we will start our visit with a local guide to the souk. And make a tour of the ramparts of the Kasbah and Scala, After that, we are going to visit the port of Essaouira, after finishing the visit you will have your free time for lunch,shopping and to enjoy the beauty of the city. After we will return back to Agadir with few Stops along the way again, to rest and watch the sunset on a wild beach
Avoid the crowds and get out into the stunning desert landscapes of the Essaouira region on this private quad bike tour. In the company of just your party and a guide, you can navigate the sand dunes at your own pace.
Enjoy a day of adventures in the dunes by going on an ATV quad bike tour. This flexible experience lets you choose between a morning and afternoon tour and includes a transfer from Essaouira. It’s a safe and fun way to explore Diabat, as a helmet is provided as well as a quad bike orientation. The tour covers a lot of ground in 3-hours, including Diabat village, the beach, Cap Sim, and winding forest tracks.
Discover a historic coastal city with UNESCO-listed architecture, tree-climbing goats, and a colorful port on a full-day, private tour from Marrakech to Essaouira. It’s a flexible and personalized alternative to the fixed itineraries of group tours, ensuring you’ll have plenty of time for the things that interest you, whether you’re sampling local seafood, strolling by the water, or diving into local history.
Essaouira is a medieval city known for its annual festival of Gnaoua music. The UNESCO considers the city to be an international heritage. There are many other things to admire during your Essaouira day trip from Marrakech such as its pleasant weather, place Moulay El Hassan, La Skala,the port, the ramparts, and the Jewish district 'Derb Lealouj'. thanks to the ocean breeze, Essaouira benefits from cool air.
Spend a day exploring Essaouira on the Atlantic coast of Morocco with this fully guided tour from Marrakech. You driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Essaouira, where you'll meet your guide for a tour through the old city's meandering lanes and colorful markets. You'll then sit down for lunch at a local restaurant before heading out on a quad bike tour through the scenic outskirts of town before returning to Marrakech in the evening.
Departure in the morning from Marrakech for a small group excursion You will be transported personally by private vehicles and air-conditioned. The tour starts at 8:00 in Marrakech, with a pickup at the hotel or on a central meeting place. From there, you will leave for the city of Essaouira. Count 3 hours of journey. You can explore the ancient ramparts that still stand after hundreds of years, the souks (bazaars), the beautiful square Moulay el Hassan, and the old medina (classified UNESCO heritage). You will have time to lunch in the middle of the day in one of the many restaurants on offer (large choice of fresh fish) - at your expense. After the visit, you will be brought back to Marrakech, where you will arrive around 19:00.
Most of the route is in argan forests. The argan tree is the mythical tree, the real emblem of the region of Essaouira. This course will be appreciated by those who wish to go for a leisurely stroll. Throughout the morning, the guide will explain youthe ecological characteristics of the argan tree and the different uses of the argan nut. You will cross a douar where there is a "marabout" and will also visit ruins of a candy dating from the 16th century.During the walk, a tea will be served in a Berber house. Children will have the opportunity to ride on a small donkey on part of the course (except Wednesday). The walk will end with a visit to an argan oil production cooperative. You will discover the meticulous work done by women to extract the precious argan oil.
Relax with a free pick up at your riad or hotel. Your guide will pick up at your at 8:00 a.m. Your drive toward Essaouira will take you past the Moroccan landscape including villages, camels, goats, sheep and the people of Morocco. We will stop at a at a women's cooperative where argan oil is pressed. You will stop to see the goats in trees. From here you can take the opportunity to visit a Berber market (Monday - Thursday). As you arrive into Essaouira you will taken aback by the beauty of this blue and white city next to the Atlantic. You will have your one hour camel ride at the Atlantic Ocean, and from there you will have a fresh seafood Moroccan lunch. After lunch you will have time to wander at your leisure through the port, the old medina, and the beach. You will leave Essaouira for the return drive to Marrakech arriving around 6 pm. You will be taken to your riad or hotel upon your return.
Hop on a quad bike and explore the desert outside Essaouira on this guided, 3-hour quad-bike tour. After a brief introduction to the bike and a practice run, travel from the Ruins of Sultan Palace and Portuguese Castle to Essaouira Beach and beyond. Also, visit a small forest of eucalyptus and mimosa. The quad-bike rental plus use of a helmet and wind jacket and a Essaouira hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Swap Marrakesh for a day exploring beautiful Essaouira. You’ll have the ultimate stress-free day with hotel pickup and drop-off included. Travel between dispersed sites in a comfortable vehicle with a guide to explain the sites you see. Highlights include visiting an Argan oil cooperative, seeing Bab Al Minzah Clock Tower, Bab Sebaa, and the beautiful historic souks. You’ll also have time to explore the port area and walk on the beach.
Essaouira is one of the most peaceful and most quiet cities in the country of Morocco. All throughout the year, travelers from all over the world visit the place to surf and listen to good music. There are more travelers during Gnaoua Festival because it is the perfect time of the year to have a great time in the city. With that said, we are inviting you to book a trip to Essaouira with us. It is the perfect time to change your sceneries and leave the noise of the Marrakech behind for a while. The laid-back atmosphere of Essaouira will surely relax your mind.