Today we will travel to windy city of old called “Mogador”, now called Essaouira. Just before you get to Essaouira you will see herds of goats climbing the Argan trees looking for better food they can’t find on the ground, as this is “Argan Country”. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil where they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medical properties.
We will arrive in Essaouira late morning and then start our exploration of the city. You’ll visit the Skala Fortress, see Thuya wood carved by artisans, walk through the alleys of the medina where you can see hundreds of handicrafts.
Essaouira knew many civilisations – including the Portuguese occupation, which affects much of its architecture – however, it remains a small beautiful town with much history. Because of its size and its characteristic blue doors, washed walls and location, it is also regarded as Morocco’s “Jewel of the Atlantic”.
Your visit includes the Mellah – the Jewish headquarter, and the beach. Today you could even have lunch in a Moroccan way -fresh fish bought cooked to order, a very authentic Essaouira experience.
After that you will have some free time before we drive you back to Marrakech where your day trip ends either in the Square Jemaa el Fna or at your accommodations.
Deposit required to reserve. Does not include tips.
Day Trips include:
- Travel in airconditioned mini van or 4×4
- Fluent English-speaking driver/guide
- Local guide in Essaouira