Day trip to Essaouira with departure from Marrakech
Essaouira is one of the best touristic hotspots in Morocco, with it’s proximity to Marrakech and being on the Atlantic coast of Morocco it remains one of the must-visit places in the country, it is know for:
- Its medina (the old town) which is protected by 18th century ramparts
- The ancient copper cannons and fortifications offering an amazing view of the ocean
And much more !
Depart Marrakech in the morning and drive to the coastal resort of Essaouira to explore its rich culture and many art galleries. Admire the well-preserved buildings and get stunning views of the Atlantic coast.
Experience the warm hospitality of the locals as soon as you arrive, and get an appreciation for their simple lifestyle. Stroll around the busy harbor and see the fishermen selling fresh fish direct from their traditional blue boats. Go to the fortified harbor Scala to take amazing photos of the monumental Bab al Mersa (“Door of the Port”). Then, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the old seaside Medina. Wander the colorful souks and maze of alleys.
Enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant, and then go to the old Jewish district to see the synagogues. Marvel at the cannons on the city ramparts before heading back to Marrakech at around 4:30 PM.
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