1 Day Trips to Essaouira

1 Day Trips to Essaouira

1 Day Trips to Essaouira

UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

ORIGINALLY BUILT ON A ROCKY PENINSULA AND OVERLOOKING THE ATLANTIC, ESSAOUIRA IS ONE OF MOROCCO’S MUST-SEE DESTINATIONS. WITH A WHITEWASHED MEDINA ENCLOSED BY HUGE PINK SANDSTONE RAMPARTS WHICH IS LISTED AS A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, AND WITH A RICH PORTUGUESE AND ANDALUSIAN HERITAGE, ESSAOUIRA HOLDS GREAT APPEAL. FROM A LONG WHITE SANDY BEACH AND DUNES TO A BUSTLING FISHING PORT WITH EXCELLENT SEAFOOD AND COLOURFUL WOODEN FISHING BOATS, ESSAOUIRA HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FAVOURITE RETREAT OF HIPPIES, SAILORS, ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS.

Phoenicians & Portuguese

Founded by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC, the Portuguese arrived in the 15th century and established the first fortifications and a trading post. The town of Essaouira itself wasn’t built until the latter half of the 1700’s, sanctioned by an Alouite sultan, Mohammed II. It was actually a renowned French architect who designed and built the town, harbour and fortifications in the style of a European fortress.

Medina & Atlantic Beach

Local attractions include the Sidi Med Ben Abdallah Museum, the souks, the old city gates, and the impressive sqalas – fortified sea bastions. Perhaps enjoy a meal in one of the fabulous seafood restaurants and a stroll along Essaouira’s impressive sandy beach before you make the drive back to Marrakech

Day Trips to Essaouira

Enjoy a leisurely drive to the Atlantic Coast and the former Portuguese stronghold of Essaouira

From Marrakech it is a leisurely drive to the Atlantic Coast and the former Portuguese stronghold of Essaouira. Despite seeing an increase in visitors over the years, this town remains one of Morocco’s best-kept secrets. Complete with a bustling historical centre and surrounded by ancient city walls, Essaouira is a delightful destination for a day trip. Explore the atmospheric alleyways of the ancient medina, and the old ochre ramparts which now provide protection from the wind-assisted waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Trips

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Marrakech To Merzouga 3 Days

Sahara 3 Days To Merzouga Discover the Moroccan Sahara: Berber kasbahs, remote sand dunes, camels and beautiful gorges, the Sahara can be an inspirational experience at night .

  • Incl. breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private Transport
  • Guide
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Marrakech To Zagoura 2 Days

Marrakech To Zagoura 2 Days In comparison to Erg Chebbi and Erg Chigaga, Zagora does not offer a real desert experience but is a good choice for family tours with children or anyone with limited time.

  • Incl. breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private Transport
  • Guide
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Excursion Ait Ben Haddo

Excursion Ait Ben Haddo 1 Day Day trip with a local guide and driver you will visit Telouet and Taourirt Kasbahs plus the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ksar at Ait Ben Haddou.

  • Incl. breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private Transport
  • Guide
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