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From Marrakech: Full-Day Essaouira the Small Fishing Harbor

Product ID: 120384
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On this full-day trip to Essaouira, a paradise of artists and poets, you will see how the long history of Essaouira or Mogador has been the target of many civilizations, such as the Spanish, Portuguese, Jewish and the Islamic presence.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Skip the line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English, French, Arabic

Pick-up service

The departure will be from your accommodation.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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  • Enjoy the argan forest, unique in the world
  • See the different gates leading you inside the medina
  • Visit the souks of vegetables, fish, furniture, spices and the other necessities of life
Full description
The meaning of the name Essaouira is a small rampart. If you’re someone who likes the ocean, sea sports, seafood or else history, you need to start this tour around 08:00 because you’re going to enjoy every single moment of your trip. Beginning with the unique argan forest, once in the city, you'll make a tour around and by car in order to locate the area and to know where to go, and to see the different gates leading you inside the medina, by the way this medina or old part is much smaller than the one in Marrakesh.

After some pictures around these gates of Bab al Minzah, Orson Welles Square, Bab Sebaa, Bab Marrakesh and Bab Doukkala, you will leave your car and go into the old part full of genuine souks of vegetables, fish, furniture, spices and other necessities of life. Of course this won’t be as long as in Marrakesh, it will take you about 2-hours to visit.

Go through the last gate leading you to the port. This gate will be Bab al Bahar or the Gate of the Sea. When you leave the port, have a peaceful walk on the beach or swim if you want. On the spot, have plenty of restaurants offering you different fish dishes, according to your choice. Whenever your activities are over, you can head back to Marrakesh, and around 19:00, you will be back home.
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Visit the cooperative of argan oil
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Walking tour
  • Transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Lunch

When you get there

Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
• This excursion requires a minimum of 2 persons
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
• Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
• If you will not be arriving at your destination within the specified reconfirmation period, please reconfirm with the emergency phone number prior to travel, or upon arrival at your destination
• Please note that departure times and locations may vary slightly
• The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions