Merzouga Expedition

essaouira mogador day trip from marrakech

Departure: from marrakech to essaouira at the atlantic ocean
Duration: 1 full day trip

Overview : Within this full day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira or the old Mogador, you’ll be discovering the charming blue and white coastal Medina of Essaouira, which is located about 180 km from Marrakech. Essaouira is a city that bears the marks of the times when Spain, Portugal and England fought to control the Atlantic coasts. It has a picturesque harbor with outstanding examples of Moorish and Portuguese architecture, with Spanish cannons standing proud along the walls. Essaouira’s fishing port is full of brightly painted blue boats and the fishermen can be seen selling their wonderful array of exotic fish and seafood as the seagulls dive for tasty morsels. Essaouira is known for its Medina, that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira is not complete without a visit to one of the Argan oil cooperatives. This part of the country is where the Argan trees grow and in these work places women process the nuts by hand into the world famous health giving oils and other products used in cosmetics and for cooking. You’ll also catch the spectacle of those berber goats climbing the Argan trees.

Essaouira Mogador day Trip itinerary

We’ll pick you up from your accommodation Hotel/Riad in Marrakech at 8 am, and we’ll drive to Essaouira through a valley full of Argan trees, where we’ll stop to admire the famous spectacle of Berber goats climbing those Argan trees. Then, we’ll visit a women’s cooperative, that produces cosmetic and cooking Argan oil, drink tea with them and get an idea about their work of making Argan oil products. After that, we will get into Essaouira: a tiny charming city at the Atlantic Ocean, there you’ll walk to discover the most interesting parts, such as: the huge portthe old medinajewish quarter, and the famous central square. The city is offering numerous occasions to take wonderful pictures of its charming white and blue walls.  Music everywhere, people seems so happy and thats a good sign to get in love with the city. For lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to taste delicious fish in a typical restaurant near the port.  After lunch, you may also like to have time to walk near by the shore and also swimming, or doing other activities at the shore. After lunch, we’ll drive back to Marrakech. we’ll drop you off to your accommodation. End of our services.

  • Private service (without other travelers).
  • Comfortable transport with Air-conditioned in Wv, 4×4 Toyota or Mercedes minivan.
  • Experienced driver/guide speaking English.
  • Free time to explore the town.
  • From/to your Marrakech accommodation transfers.
  • No forced Shopping.
  • Lunch. 
  • Drinks.

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