From Marrakesh To Essaouira


Departure from Marrakesh in the morning at 08:00, after several stops to enjoy the scenery of the trip and take pictures, reach the port city of Essaouira at 11:00.
Explore the Medina, the ramparts and taste the cultural wealth of the city and its many art galleries. Admire the architecture of old, well-preserved buildings and enjoy magnificent views of the Skala on the Atlantic coast.
Enjoy freshly caught fish at one of the many traditional restaurants and then go on a camel ride or visit the old Jewish quarter to admire the synagogues.
Returning to Marrakesh around 20:00    

Essaouira Day Trip Highlights :

Essaouira, has long been considered as one of the best anchorages of the Moroccan coast. In 1506, the king of Portugal, D. Manuel I, ordered a fortress to be built there. The present city of Essaouira was built during the mid-eighteenth century by the Moroccan King, Mohammed III. Essaouira served as Morocco’s principal port, offering the goods of the caravan trade to the world.
The medina is home to many small arts and crafts businesses, notably cabinet making and ‘thuya’ wood-carving (using roots of the Tetraclinis tree), both of which have been practised in Essaouira for centuries. The fishing harbour, suffering from the competition of Agadir and Safi remains rather small, although the catches (sardines, conger eels) are surprisingly abundant due to the coastal up-welling generated by the powerful trade winds and the Canaries Current. Essaouira remains one of the major fishing harbours of Morocco. Essaouira is also a centre of argan oil production. It has become a tourist attraction due to the tree-climbing goats who are unique to the region, as argan trees are the only type the goats climb.  

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