Essaouira

Duration: 9 hours

Great for relaxing, seafood, art and music, Essaouira’s contrasting culture, architecture and ambience make it a ‘must do’ day trip from Marrakech.

Set within 18th century sea walls studded with cannons and watchtowers, its blue and white architecture sets it apart from Marrakech, the ‘Red City’. It’s vibrant fishing harbour and long windy beaches make it the perfect place to sample fresh seafood direct from the fisherman at the harbour or stroll along the beach watching kite and windsurfers. If you feel like a walk, you can walk around the city walls taking in the views of the Atlantic from the watchtowers or stroll in the medina visiting the various art and craft shops and women’s cooperatives selling the world famous Moroccan Argan Oil, harvested and produced exclusively in this local region.

Highlights


Visit to Argan Cooperative, famous goats up a tree, UNESCO World Heritage Site medina, traditional working fishing harbour, 18th century city walls, art galleries/cafes/restaurants, Atlantic Coast beaches and walks

Included: Pick up at 08:00* from accommodation in Marrakech, private air-conditioned vehicle to and from Marrakech/Essaouira, experienced knowledgeable English-speaking driver, all fuel and road tolls, return to Marrakech 19:00*

Please note times are approximate and depend on individual requirements and the season