Discover the bohemian seaside resort town of Essaouira on a private, full-day tour from Marrakech. Explore the narrow streets of the Médina (Old Town), and discover local artisans and artists. Visit a women’s argan oil collective, and more.
What to Expect
Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech on a full-day private tour to Essaouira. Following a pick-up from your hotel and riad, drive 171 kilometers west of the city center.
Travel across valleys filled with orange groves and ancient olive trees. See the first signs of the famous argan trees, valued for their health and beauty benefits. Stop for an argan oil tasting in a small co-operative run by local women. Learn how argan oil is extracted from the trees, and its uses in cooking and cosmetics.
Before entering Essaouira, get a panoramic view of the entire city and its blue and white architecture to take some souvenir photos. Then, go to the old harbor formerly known as "Mogador." Discovered by the Phoenicians, conquered by the Romans, and ruled by the Portuguese, Essaouira is a melting pot of cultures.
Explore the historic ramparts, and wander the streets of the medina to see local artists selling their crafts. Get an insight into how this old seaport city was armed against foreign threat. Then, enjoy a lunch of fresh fish, caught straight from the sea. You can even climb onto the back of a camel for a ride along the beach!
- Pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech
What's Not Included
- Lunch and drinks