Marrakech to Essaouira
Drive to Essaouira the “City of the Wind”. Visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil, Skala Fortress, see Thuya wood carved by artisans.
What to Expect:
After pick-up at your centrally located Marrakech hotel/Riad, or the meeting point, we start our day adventure to Essaouira. On the to Essaouira, make a stop at an Argan oil cooperative, and observe how the oil is produced using traditional techniques. Upon arrival in Essaouira, explore the historic city on your own. The town is also an example of a multicultural center demonstrated by the coexistence of Muslims, Jews and Christians. Shop for souvenirs such as silver and leather, have lunch of freshly caught, cooked-to-order local seafood. Take a swim in the calm, clear, waters, or just stroll the beach, people watch, listening to local artist singing or playing instruments in the square. Visit the Essaouira Museum, where you will see displays of artifacts such as archaeological finds from the islands of Mogador or Berber ethnic jeweler from the neighboring tribes. Climb up to the Portuguese fortress, a navigational port of call in the l6th century. See the local art galleries and the cabinet making workshops. After an afternoon of exploring, shopping, and eating return to Marrakech in the evening.
Hotel Pick-Up – Centrally Located Hotel or Riad in Marrakech
Departure Point – Café de France, Jamaa el-Fna
Full Refund if Cancelled 48 hours in Advance of Start Time of Trip.