Essaouira day trip from Marrakech

  Essaouira day trip from Marrakech

    

Highlights

  • Discover Essaouira’s charming port and discover its captivating culture and history,
  • Meet the Berber women who produce argan oil for cosmetics ,
  • Explore the medieval architecture of Old Town ,
  • Enjoy the beautiful beach, famous for its fishing industry and windsurfing.


Overview


Explore the charming white-washed buildings and fresh sea breeze of Morocco’s Atlantic coast as you visit the city of Essaouira on this 10-hour tour. Enjoy a pickup from your Marrakech hotel with an experienced driver, continuing on a road-trip through Morocco’s countryside to spend a laid-back day exploring the beautiful fishing village Essaouira on your own. Stop by the beach, check out the city’s medieval architecture or wander the ‘medina’ (walled city center).

Detailed Description


Wander the atmospheric streets of Essaouira, an ancient walled city with distinct architecture and a beautiful coastal setting, during this 10-hours excursion from Marrakech. It’s the perfect opportunity to see a different side of Morocco, spending the day exploring of the most charming cities found along the country’s wind-swept coast. Start your trip with pickup at your Marrakech hotel at 8am, continuing with your english speaking driver on a road trip through the striking landscape of rural Morocco as you head for the Atlantic coast.

Admire the stark beauty of the country’s arid terrain, keeping your eyes peeled goats and camels grazing in the countryside. During your ride, choose to make a pit stop at a community co-op where the area’s Berber women produce some of Morocco’s famed Argan oil from the nearby trees. The oil is typically used for cosmetics and cooking, and is collected from the wild trees that grow in the area. Soon you’ll arrive in Essaouira. This fishing town is celebrated for its beautiful white-washed walls and striking blue architectural details. Spend your time in the city as you wish. You might wander over to the quays that line the ocean where you’ll see fisherman selling the day’s catch. Or spend some time snapping a few photos of the colorful fishing boats lined up along the shore. If you’re feeling hungry, grab a seat at one of the many restaurants serving up a variety of fresh seafood for lunch (at your own expense).
Continue your afternoon checking out any of Essaouira’s wealth of sights. Stroll through the medina where you’ll spot a variety of art and handicrafts like marquetry, a design technique that uses different types of inlaid woods to create intricate patterns. The technique is known as one of the more famous design styles of Essaouira. Make sure to save a little time to check out the city’s beach, where you can enjoy some sand, surf and sun, before heading back to your Marrakech hotel with your driver in the evening.

Important informations


Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off,
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or 4WD with an English speaking driver,
  • Small group tour,
  • Local taxes,
  • Fuel included.

Exclusions

  • Items of personal nature,
  • Food,
  • Tips.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking,
  • A minimum of two people are required for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is only one person booked onto the tour. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund,
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult,
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking,
  • Operated by a multi-lingual guide,
  • A conservative dress code is recommended in Morocco. Men and women should keep their upper body (especially shoulders, chest and midriff) as well as their knees covered at all times as a sign of respect to the local culture. Wearing shorts is not recommended.

Meeting Point

  • Hotels and riads located in central Marrakech,
  • If you are staying inside the Medina, your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicles (this may involve a short walk).

Drop-off/End Point

  • Returns to original departure point.

Cancellation Policy


If you cancel at least 30 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 10 and 29 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 9 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


Detailed Description


Wander the atmospheric streets of Essaouira, an ancient walled city with distinct architecture and a beautiful coastal setting, during this 10-hours excursion from Marrakech. It’s the perfect opportunity to see a different side of Morocco, spending the day exploring of the most charming cities found along the country’s wind-swept coast. Start your trip with pickup at your Marrakech hotel at 8am, continuing with your english speaking driver on a road trip through the striking landscape of rural Morocco as you head for the Atlantic coast.
Admire the stark beauty of the country’s arid terrain, keeping your eyes peeled goats and camels grazing in the countryside. During your ride, choose to make a pit stop at a community co-op where the area’s Berber women produce some of Morocco’s famed Argan oil from the nearby trees. The oil is typically used for cosmetics and cooking, and is collected from the wild trees that grow in the area. Soon you’ll arrive in Essaouira. This fishing town is celebrated for its beautiful white-washed walls and striking blue architectural details. Spend your time in the city as you wish. You might wander over to the quays that line the ocean where you’ll see fisherman selling the day’s catch. Or spend some time snapping a few photos of the colorful fishing boats lined up along the shore. If you’re feeling hungry, grab a seat at one of the many restaurants serving up a variety of fresh seafood for lunch (at your own expense).
Continue your afternoon checking out any of Essaouira’s wealth of sights. Stroll through the medina where you’ll spot a variety of art and handicrafts like marquetry, a design technique that uses different types of inlaid woods to create intricate patterns. The technique is known as one of the more famous design styles of Essaouira. Make sure to save a little time to check out the city’s beach, where you can enjoy some sand, surf and sun, before heading back to your Marrakech hotel with your driver in the evening.


Important Information


Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off,
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or 4WD with an English speaking driver,
  • Small group tour,
  • Local taxes,
  • Fuel included.

Exclusions

  • Items of personal nature,
  • Food,
  • Tips.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking,
  • A minimum of two people are required for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is only one person booked onto the tour. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund,
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult,
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking,
  • Operated by a multi-lingual guide,
  • A conservative dress code is recommended in Morocco. Men and women should keep their upper body (especially shoulders, chest and midriff) as well as their knees covered at all times as a sign of respect to the local culture. Wearing shorts is not recommended,
  • Walking shoes or sneakers are recommended for the hike to the waterfalls.

Meeting Point

  • Hotels and riads located in central Marrakech,
  • If you are staying inside the Medina, your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicles (this may involve a short walk).

Drop-off/End Point

  • Returns to original departure point.

Cancellation Policy


If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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