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Full-Day Excursion to Essaouira from Marrakech

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Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region, Morocco
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11 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more
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At a Glance

11 hours (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 1 more

Description

Travel from Marrakech to Essaouira on a full-day, guided excursion to the historic seaside city. Walk along the weathered skala, where heavy cannons are trained on Mogador island, and explore the atmospheric... More
Travel from Marrakech to Essaouira on a full-day, guided excursion to the historic seaside city. Walk along the weathered skala, where heavy cannons are trained on Mogador island, and explore the atmospheric medina. Discover Berber costumes, traditional weapons and instruments alongside richly woven carpets in the Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum,... More
Travel from Marrakech to Essaouira on a full-day, guided excursion to the historic seaside city. Walk along the weathered skala, where heavy cannons are trained on Mogador island, and explore the atmospheric medina. Discover Berber costumes, traditional weapons and instruments alongside richly woven carpets in the Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum, and visit the Mellah, a neighborhood that once housed a thriving Jewish community. Slip into a bustling local market to shop for jewelry and handicrafts, then bask away the afternoon on Essaouira’s broad, sandy beaches.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

What To Expect

Summary

Essaouira is the region's prime attraction. It first attracted international attention when, Orson Welles chose it as location for his 1952 film of Othello.

It lies beneath low Mediterranean-type hills,
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Essaouira is the region's prime attraction. It first attracted international attention when, Orson Welles chose it as location for his 1952 film of Othello.

It lies beneath low Mediterranean-type hills, carved up into small stony fields dotted with olive trees and thorny argans. Designed by a European engineer, a captive of the Sultan Mohammed Ben Abdullah,
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Essaouira is the region's prime attraction. It first attracted international attention when, Orson Welles chose it as location for his 1952 film of Othello.

It lies beneath low Mediterranean-type hills, carved up into small stony fields dotted with olive trees and thorny argans. Designed by a European engineer, a captive of the Sultan Mohammed Ben Abdullah, Essaouira has wider, more regularly shaped streets than is usual in Moroccan medinas.

As you leave the confines of Skala, you will follow Derb Laalouj street to the Museum Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah. Here musical instruments, local andalusian songs, Berber Imazighen documents, weapons, costumes, carpets, and more is displayed in the former residence pf the Pasha.

Located in the north of the city is the "Mellah" . this Jewish Quarter is crossed by the traditional Rue Mohammed Zerktouni. It is bordered by a market that extends to Bab Doukkala.

During your stay, you will also be able to enjoy beautiful beaches full of sun year-round !

What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Local guide
Gratuities
Lunch

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Your hotel or riad in Marrakech

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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This is mostly a shopping trip...
undeleeb d
, Sep 2017
This is mostly a shopping trip. You spend a few minutes of your tour in the port area and then the rest is in the medina or shops en route. You are not taken into the interiors of any of the buildings either other than the towers and walls near the port and a couple of shops that the guide chooses for you. There is an entry fee for the towers which is not much but is not mentioned in the description.

Product code: 6202P18