Essaouira Citadel

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From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

Explore the charming coastal city of Essaouira on a day trip from Marrakesh. Enjoy some free time to explore, where you can see the bustling port of Essaouira, stroll through the lively medina of the city, and wander through the vibrant markets. Start your morning with pickup from your accommodation in Marrakesh. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned car to Essaouira. Arrive in Essaouira and make your way through the straight streets. Enjoy free time to visit the historic ports and bustling seafood markets. Feel free to ask your driver for suggestions on the perfect place for lunch. Visit a co-operative of Berber women who produce Argan oil, and learn about this popular local product. See the old bronze cannons facing the Atlantic Ocean and wander through the colorful markets and cedar woodworking shops.  After your day in Essaouira, enjoy a seamless transfer back to Marrakesh in the evening.

Marrakech: Essaouira Day Trip with Women's Argan Co-Op Visit

Marrakech: Essaouira Day Trip with Women's Argan Co-Op Visit

Begin your day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech with a walk along the fertile plains of Haouz to the city of Chichaoua, where you'll stop for a coffee break before continuing to Essaouira. On your way, cross a forest of argan trees. Learn how argan is extracted during a visit to a local women’s cooperative. Get an inside look at how natural cosmetics are made locally from the argan seed. Afterward, continue to Essaouira. Arrive in Essaouira and have time to explore the city at your leisure. Then, visit the fishing port. Cross the Medina of Essaouira, with its souks, traditional stalls, art galleries, and woodwork workshops. Explore the art of cedarwood inlay and enjoy the beautiful objects presented by craftsmen through the medina's alleys. Visit the ramparts and gates of Essaouira, the Essaouira Citadel, military buildings, and two main fortifications: the city walls and the Sqala du Port d' Essaouira. In the late afternoon, return to Marrakech with an included transfer.

Essaouira: Private City Tour

Essaouira: Private City Tour

Visit the city of Essaouira and start off by the small fishing port of the city where you can marvel at this historical place.  See an old watchtower and get an impressive panoramic view of Essaouira. Stop at the main square to taste a real Moroccan tea before continuing to visit the most important monument of the city, the scala of the medina. Admire the location where several films have been shot such as the famous film of Orson Welles Othello, or the Game of Thrones TV show. Continue the visit in the old medina, the kasbah, the mellah, the old Jewish quarter. See the synagogues, the souks of the medina, and the fish market which is full of people who buy, grill, and eat the day's catch.

From Agadir: Essaouira Guided Day Trip

From Agadir: Essaouira Guided Day Trip

Explore the coastal town of Essaouira, visit the colorful port and decorative medina, spot goats clambering up argan trees, and stroll along the sandy beach and rock pools on a scenic day trip. Be picked up from your hotel in Agadir bright and early. Begin your trip along the picturesque R207 coastal route. Make a stop to see the argan trees where small goats climb up the lower branches and feed. Spot sometimes over 20 goats sitting up in one tree. Snap some photos of this fascinating sight. Arrive in the port where you’ll see the vast expanse of the North Atlantic Ocean. Head into the vibrant old town (medina), a stunning world heritage site. View the majestic, old brass cannons that line the walls, and ramparts to protect the seafront from ancient invasions. Stop off at a women’s cooperative where argan oil is produced. Learn how oil is extracted from the kernels of argan trees. See how it is used in cuisine as an accompaniment to Moroccan bread and in beauty products for the skin and hair. Finally, enjoy the spectacular sunset as you return to Agadir.

From Marrakech: Essaouira Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

From Marrakech: Essaouira Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

Your day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech will begin with driving along the Haouz plains. Once in Chichaoua village, located halfway, stop for a cup of coffee before you continue your journey. Upon approaching Essaouira, you will cross the Argan trees forest, where you will spot some goats climbing the trees. Stop and take some photos before you carry on to Essaouira. To watch how the Argan oil (also called the liquid gold or Moroccan oil) is extracted, you will visit a local ladies’ cooperative to learn how some fine cosmetic products are made locally out of the rich Argan oil. From here, we will carry on to Essaouira. Upon arrival, you will explore the beautiful city at leisure. Out of experience, Exploring Essaouira is easy on your own: Locals are very friendly, the Medina is pretty small (compared to other old towns in Morocco), and its streets are in order. You definitely do not need a guide for the tour of the city. You can easily explore the Medina on your own as its streets are aligned opposite each other, unlike every other maze-like Medina in Morocco. Should you insist on one, your driver will help you hire a local guide. First, you can visit the harbor with its fishing port and old Portuguese fortifications. You can still see medieval war cannons aligned in order and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Please continue to the Medina ( old city ) with its well-kept fortification dating to the 18th century. The major landmark of the Medina is La Scala, which was built against foreign attacks from the sea. You can continue to Bab Laalouj ( One of the main gates of Essaouira, then to the Mellah ( the old Jewish quarter. Various art shops, galleries, souvenir shops, and Thuya wood craft shops are aligned in order. Choose one of the local cafes for a delicious seafood lunch and head to Kasbah, famous for having served as a military bastion. If you are a beach lover, enjoy a walk along the sandy beach of Mogador and maybe watch locals playing beach ball. If you are brave enough, why not join a game for a few minutes. People from Essaouira are amicable!! If not, you can sunbathe while watching waterspouts, amateurs kitesurfing, or windsurfing. Late in the afternoon, drive back to Marrakech, and your full-day tour to Essaouira will end with a drop off at your hotel or the nearest car-accessible point to your riad. (5 hours Drive)

Essaouira: Cultural & Historical Sightseeing Tour - half day

Essaouira: Cultural & Historical Sightseeing Tour - half day

Set on a captivating sightseeing tour with your knowledgeable guide in Essaouira's UNESCO-listed Medina. Explore ancient alleyways and discover the town's rich heritage and centuries-old craftsmanship. As the morning progresses, you will step back in time with a visit to Skala Port. As you explore its historic ramparts and fortifications, the sweeping ocean views will offer you a deep appreciation for why Essaouira was such a strategically important location throughout its history. From here, you will have the opportunity to experience the lively port area and its vibrant atmosphere. While you won't dine at local restaurants, you'll still have a chance to observe the maritime culture of the town and perhaps indulge in some local snacks or refreshments. Then, you will find yourself amidst the vibrant local markets, brimming with local treasures. From the detailed craftsmanship of woodwork to the intricate beauty of local carvings, you'll witness the dedication and artistry of Essaouira's skilled craftsmen. Here, you can discover unique souvenirs and truly special keepsakes. As the tour draws to a close, your guide will lead you into the heart of Essaouira's diverse culture. You will gain insights into the town's Jewish heritage and experience the rhythmic and mesmerising beats of Gnaoua music. This immersive experience will create a deeper connection to the essence of Essaouira, leaving you with cherished memories of your enriching adventure.

Essaouira: Surf Trip from Marrakech

Essaouira: Surf Trip from Marrakech

Depart from Marrakech at 9:00 AM from your accommodation and enjoy the sights on the way to Essaouira. Your friendly and knowledgeable driver will provide opportunities for beautiful photo stops along the way. Visit one of the local female co-operatives to see the production of the famous Moroccan Argan oil. On arrival to Essaouira, you will begin the 2 hour surf lesson. After a lunch break you can explore the city and check out the fishing port of Scala, and its old town with its thuya wood workshops. Depart Essouira around 4:00 PM and enjoy the beauty of the drive back to Marrakech.

Essaouira Full Day Trip From Marrakech

Essaouira Full Day Trip From Marrakech

Embark on a morning odyssey from Marrakesh to Essaouira, an enchanting coastal retreat celebrated for its vibrant culture and flourishing art scene. Marvel at the meticulously preserved architecture and relish panoramic views of the Atlantic coast. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the warm embrace of local hospitality, gaining insight into their captivating and modest way of life. Wander along the lively harbor, where fishermen peddle freshly caught seafood from their iconic blue vessels. Explore the fortified harbor Scala and capture captivating images of the imposing Bab al Mersa ("Door of the Port"). Venture into the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the ancient seaside Medina. Lose yourself in its labyrinthine alleys and vibrant souks. Indulge in a traditional lunch at a local eatery, then journey to the historic Jewish district to witness ancient synagogues. Conclude your day by marveling at the cannons lining the city ramparts, departing for Marrakech at approximately 3:30 PM.

From Marrakech: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

From Marrakech: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

Explore the charming coastal city of Essaouira on a guided day tour from Marrakesh. Enjoy some free time to explore, where you can see the bustling port of Essaouira, stroll through the lively medina of the city, and wander through the vibrant market. Begin your morning with a pickup from your Marrakesh hotel. Travel to Essaouira in style in an air-conditioned car. Arrive in Essaouira and navigate the straight streets. Visit the historic ports and bustling seafood markets during your free time. Please feel free to ask your driver for restaurant recommendations. Visit a cooperative of Berber women who produce argan oil and learn about this popular local product. See the old bronze cannons facing the Atlantic Ocean and wander through the colorful markets and cedar woodworking shops. After your day in Essaouira, enjoy a seamless transfer back to Marrakesh in the evening.

Essaouira: eSIM Internet Data Plan for Morocco 4G/5G

Essaouira: eSIM Internet Data Plan for Morocco 4G/5G

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The best of the excursion, Zakaria Elkhal, the guide. The trip to and from Essaouria (3 hours each) flew by thanks to him. You can tell that he is passionate about what he does, and that he has a lot of knowledge about his country and its culture. Some 10 explanations in several languages, including very good Spanish and English. He answered all our questions, even if they were not related to the excursion, very willingly and with a smile. He also recommended places to eat in Essaouria. He did everything possible to make our experience during the excursion unbeatable. The driver, Ramamya, was very friendly and less reckless than most drivers in Marrakech, we felt quite safe during the trip. Between them they livened up the journey with music of all tastes, and accepted suggestions. It's so nice to go discover new places, thank you very much to both of you. Completely recommended!

Fascinating city and very different from chaotic Marrakech. First stop at a women's cooperative that produces Argan oil, immediately after we arrive in the city of Essaouira which immediately struck us with its tranquility, very friendly people and excellent food. I recommend this tour to everyone

We had a great time with Zakaria Elkhal and Ramanya, they are very good and nice people who explained everything to us about the place and left us 4 and a half hours to wander freely while remaining available for anything. Thank you, I'm satisfied.

Beautiful experience! Our guide Zakaria Elkhal speaks many languages, and is very friendly together with his driver Ramanya. Three hours of travel flew by, we had a lot of fun!

Our guide Icham is great and we had an unforgettable time with him. it was a wonderful day.