ESSAOUIRA DAY TRIP FROM MARRAKECH
Day trip to Essaouira, a calm coastal city. During the trip, there is a stop at an Argan oil cooperative to learn about the traditional techniques used to produce the valuable oil. Upon arrival in Essaouira, visitors can see the well-known blue fishing boats in the port and explore various art galleries within the city’s Medina. The Medina itself is also an enjoyable place to wander around, and the ramparts overlooking the sea with cannons offer a beautiful view. Visitors can savor a seafood lunch either at the harbor stalls or at a local restaurant. The day trip ends with a return to Marrakech.
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Itinerary for a day trip to Essaouira :
Your Essaouira day trip will commence from your hotel in Marrakech at 8:30 am. We will start by driving across the Haouz plains to reach the Chichaoua village where we will pause for a coffee break. Continuing on to Sidi Mokhtar, we will pass through an Argan tree forest where you might witness goats climbing trees. You will have the opportunity to stop and capture some photographs before we proceed to Essaouira.
Upon arriving in Essaouira, our first stop will be the harbor, with its fishing port and ancient Portuguese fortifications. Here, you can observe medieval war cannons lining up towards the Atlantic Ocean. We will then move on to the Medina, the old city, with well-preserved fortifications dating back to the 18th century. La Scala, the most notable landmark of the Medina, was constructed to safeguard the city against foreign attacks from the sea. Following that, we will visit Bab Laalouj, one of the main gates of Essaouira, and then the Mellah, the ancient Jewish quarter.
En route, you will come across several art shops, galleries, souvenir shops, and thuya wood craft shops. We will take a break for a delicious seafood lunch at one of the local cafes of your choice. After that, we will head to a Kasbah known for its military bastion. If you enjoy the beach, you can take a stroll along the Mogador's sandy beach and sunbathe while watching waterspouts and amateurs kitesurfing or windsurfing. Finally, we will return to Marrakech in the late afternoon.
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