A day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira is a perfect choice if you want to visit a medieval town located on the Coast of the Atlantic Ocean, For only two hours and a half away from Marrakech. Enjoy some fresh seafood, visit a women’s cooperative that produces argan oil, listen to Gnawa music, or watch goats climbing argan trees, its perfect full-day tour from Marrakech.
Here is the Day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira Highlights:
Marrakech - Essaouira
Essaouira day Trip from Marrakech is a small medieval city, also known as Mogador, located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean (approximately a 3 hours drive from Marrakech), which was occupied in the past by Portuguese. It is famous for its annual festival of "Gnaoua Music", for its relaxing atmosphere and it is also a windsurfer’s paradise. This small town has attracted foreign visitors and artists for decades. Even Jimmy Hendrix , Mick Jagger and Cat Stevens were attracted by the somehow mystical atmosphere of Essaouira. On the way to Essaouira, we will have a stop at an Argan Women’s Cooperative to see how they are extracting oil from argan nuts. You will also have the chance to see a rare image of goats climbing up the argan trees. Upon arrival to Essaouira, you can enjoy a tour of the old port, stroll along the harbor side and admire the Skala fortress with its ramparts and ancient cannons. What is more, you can visit Essaouira's medina, which is a perfect example of Portuguese influences in architecture with its light brown stone, the municipal market, the jeweler’s quarter and the crafts complex. Explore the city’s souks, with its rustic workshops and enjoy fresh seafood at one of the local restaurants. Do not forget to have a walk on the beach, where you can fill yourself with fresh energy and relax. After a day of recharging your batteries in the best possible way, in a mystical and ancient town, we will head back to Marrakech, dropping you off at your hotel or riad.
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