Essaouira ex Mogador Day Trip from Marrakech : The Hippie's paradise

Duration : 1 jour Type : Private Difficulty : Easy

Why you'll love this trip

  • Take a stroll through the old medina
  • Visit an old Portuguese harbor
  • Listen to the legend of Mogador
  • Savour fresh fish at a local restaurant
  • Privately guided by a professional guide

What you can expect

       Morocco AdvenTours invites you to  Essaouira tour that involves a journey of about 2 hours 40 minutes from Marrakesh to this charming old coastal city. There is a lot to see and to do along the way. We cross the beautiful scenery of the R207 road to the coast. On the way, we will stop to see the argan trees where the little goats climb on the low branches and feed. Sometimes there are up to 20 goats in a tree. It is a fascinating spectacle and an absolute must when it comes to be photographed. Along the way, we will stop at a women's cooperative where we produce argan oil. Our day trip to Marrakesh to Essaouira arrives in the resort and the port city where you will see the vast expanse of the North Atlantic Ocean. Old brass cannons line the walls and the ramparts protect the waterfront against ancient invasions. There are several modern cafes and restaurants in the port city and this updated culture combines very well with the history of the city. You'll feel like you're drifting in a time machine as you move from a modern cafe to a dilapidated house in the medina a few feet away. Essaouira is a popular stopover point for most tourists visiting Morocco, and you will see just why when you embark on this fascinating day trip to the coast.

This is the program

  • 8am Meet your driver at your Hotel / Riad in Marrakesh in the morning or according to your choice
  • 09:30am Drive towards Essaouira through wonderful and very diverse sceneries; have a small coffee break after 1,5 hours in a local village.
  • 11:00am Arrive to Essaouira and enjoy walking through the narrow hidden streets of the old Medina, with impressive colorful tiles and handcrafted doors!
  • 12:00 Let your guide show you the way through the vibrant souks with locally handmade products.
  • 12:30 Experience the fish market inside the souks, and see the creative ways the locals are selling their fish.
  • 1pm Discover the beautiful Jewish Quarter: full of symbols, history and beautiful architecture!
  • 2pm Visit a recently launched hidden gem: a beautifully modern restored Riad - breathtaking interior design made out of traditional Moroccan mosaic. Go to the top floor of the Riad for an amazing view over the sea and the port!
  • 3pm Stroll around the famous Moulay Hassan Saquare, take in the sea breeze and sun!
  • 4pm Visit the Skala Fortification and get a 360 view over the whole port and the city!
  • 7pm Head back to Marrakech, and stop on the way for a coffee break in a local village.

Whats included ?

  • Driver
  • Confort transport
  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Guia (300 dhs/ 30€) opcion

See the Trip Video

The road path

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