Essaouira day trip from Marrakech
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Choose Essaouira day trip from Marrakech to discover a town that was not until 1765 when the Alaouitr Sultan Sidi Mohammad Ibn Abdullah transformed Mogador into a fortified city. The ramparts were never that effective in keeping out the marauding tribesmen but now, a charming artist’s town with it old port and cannons overlooking the fishing fleet, Essaouira invites you to wander through the narrow alleyways which make up the Medina to witness artisans at work making their wooden tables, boxes and sundry items in lemon or briar wood inlaid with mother of pearl. The romans used the purpledye produced by the shellfish to colour the togas of the rich. Weather permitting, perhaps a long stroll on the beach, not forgetting to enjoy lunch in one of the many famed seafood restaurants. We hope to take you on a day trip you’ll never forget in Essaouira « Mogador » a city under the trade winds.
Essaouira day trip program
- Essaouira day trip start at 8:30 am from the Riad, Hotel or your accommodation and return around 7:30 pm. The road is much improved. There is now a four-way from Marrakech to Essaouira. So you can spend about six hours on the spot to discover the city. Along the road , The vegetation changes to argan trees which grow wild in semi-desert soil, its deep root system helping to protect against soil erosion and the northern advance of the Sahara and also on which the goats climb to eat berries. It is possible to stop for argan oil tasting in a small factory totally managed by women in difficulties. Argan oil is valued for its nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties.. (No purchase necessary). then Arriving to Essaouira. For lunch you can choose as you wish a restaurant on the harbor, the beach, the ramparts, the city, the driver can advise you. Visit The Old Town and you can take a short break in the beach (walking, swiming if the weather is good) We go back by the same road. We stop whenever there are photo opportunities.
- Points of interest:
- - Visit of the old medina - Lunch (sea food) - Argan Oil Tasting
- Driver guide
- Extras and tips