Travel to the bohemian resort of Essaouira, formerly known as Mogador, to explore its traditional port and laid-back Blues rhythm. Feast on fish at harborside restaurants and soak up the exceptional sun and sea breeze year round.
What to Expect
Depart from Marrakech to be personally transported through the vast and breathtaking Moroccan landscape on the way to Essaouira. On the journey you may see a few scattered villages and camels, sheep and goats grazing in the countryside.
The vegetation changes to Argan trees that only grow in the wild and which provide berries for local goats to eat. You may even see some precariously balance on the delicate tree branches. If you wish, it is possible to stop for some Argan oil tasting in a small cooperative run by local women, where the Argan oil is extracted from the trees. This multipurpose oil is very famous for its use in cooking and cosmetics.
Gaze at the panoramic views of Essaouira as you drive into town. The charming and artistic blue and white town has been a favorite amongst barefoot travelers for decades. In Essaouira, you can explore its peculiar wonders at your leisure. Stroll along the quays, where you can watch fishermen unloading their catch of the day and fishing boats coming back to shore, or enjoy the many restaurants at the port and dine on fresh fish and seafood.
Wander through picturesque streets, explore the historic ramparts and visit the Medina, full of local artists selling their crafts made of Thuya wood. The ramparts will give you an insight in to how this old seaport village was armed against the threat of invasion. Marquetry still remains a traditional specialty of Essaouira. Another beautiful attraction of the region is its tranquil beach, where you could easily spend a relaxing and peaceful afternoon if you prefer.
At the end of your tour, you will drive back to Marrakech for your hotel drop-off.
- English-speaking driver
- All taxes
What's Not Included
- Local guide
Know Before You Go
Tour is only available with an English- or French-speaking guide.
- Under 2 years of age free of charge
- 3 to 11 years old at 50% discount
- and 12 years old and up at full cost.