Get out of the sticky heat of Marrakech and spend the day exploring the former Portuguese harbor town of Essaouira. Discover the city on your own, or select an optional activity, and discover Essaouira's Moorish art, famous woodwork, and intricate medina.
What to Expect
The ancient city of Essaouira, discovered by the Phoenicians, conquered by the Romans, and ruled by the Portuguese, is a perfect place for a day trip from the sticky heat of Marrakech. Get picked up at your hotel or riad in Marrakech, and travel comfortably to Essaouira, where you will embark on your own leisurely tour of the city.
Formerly known by its Portuguese name, Mogador, Essaouira is reminiscent of an age when Spain, Portugal and England struggled to control the coasts. Explore the rich history of this fascinating city as you weave your way through its maze-line medina and walk along the ramparts that surround the city. Visit the great Moulay El-Hassan Square, stop in at the Grand Mosque, and walk along Siaghine Alley, stopping at a terrace of the north Bastion to admire the fine woodwork that Essaouira has become known for at the marquetry.
- Pick-up from your hotel or riad
- All taxes and fees
What's Not Included
- Tour guide
- Lunch and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs