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Essaouira Culinary & nightlife

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From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

1. From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

Explore the charming coastal city of Essaouira on a guided day tour from Marrakesh. Enjoy some free time to explore, where you can see the bustling port of Essaouira, stroll through the lively medina of the city, and wander through the vibrant markets. Start your morning with pickup from your accommodation in Marrakesh. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned car to Essaouira. Make a stop at the "goat tree" and admire this peculiar Argan tree with goats perched in it. Arrive in Essaouira and make your way through the straight streets. Enjoy free time to visit the historic ports and bustling seafood markets. Feel free to ask your driver for suggestions on the perfect place for lunch. Visit a co-operative of Berber women who produce Argan oil, and learn about this popular local product. See the old bronze cannons facing the Atlantic Ocean and wander through the colorful markets and cedar woodworking shops.  After your day in Essaouira, enjoy a seamless transfer back to Marrakesh in the evening.

Essaouira: Traditional Family Style Moroccan Cooking Class

2. Essaouira: Traditional Family Style Moroccan Cooking Class

Enjoy an evening in the name of Moroccan food and culture. Visit a local market, where you shop for the ingredients you will cook with later. Cook up a traditional Moroccan feast for dinner at a local family home and discover the authentic flavors of this exciting cuisine.   Meet your guide who will take take you to visit the local market. Learn from him about the local produce you see as well as Moroccan traditions and customs. Feel free to ask your questions and share your culinary experiences.  Upon arrival to your host “Khadija’s Kuzina” in his traditional house, you will be welcomed with open arms and authentic Moroccan hospitality. Over the next few hours, Khadija & Hussein will teach you how to cook a tasty meal of local dishes. Cooking with Khadija is often a unique social experience. She will share stories about food, about her family, and about her life.  Once your culinary masterpieces are ready, you will savor the real taste of Moroccan family cooking, around a meal served with a lot of love.

Essaouira: 1 Night in a Berber Tent by the Sea with Meals

3. Essaouira: 1 Night in a Berber Tent by the Sea with Meals

The participants will be transported to our Berber camp by car. A typical mint tea and Moroccan pastries are already waiting for you. Our bivouac is located on the beach, in untouched nature, in a place sheltered from the wind. Those who wish can take a refreshing bath in the ocean. Our cook serves a typical Moroccan dinner, prepared directly on site from fresh ingredients, which is eaten in front of the tent. We will cater to your preferences and any food intolerances that you inform us of in advance. in the evening you can watch how the sun sinks into the sea and the dark blue sky is slowly illuminated by countless stars. The evening ends with a campfire, traditionally told stories, drum sounds and possibly singing. After a restful night in the Berber tent, the next morning you will have a rich breakfast with tea, coffee, bred, eggs, marmalade, juice…. before our driver takes the participants back to Essaouira by car. This offer is very suitable for families with children (even small children) or for groups of friends.

Essaouira: 3-Hour Dromedary Ride and Berber Tent Overnight

4. Essaouira: 3-Hour Dromedary Ride and Berber Tent Overnight

Discover life in Moroccan caravans and nomad camps on a one-day tour overnight. Explore the regions surrounding Essaouira and Diabat. Climb aboard a dromedary for a three-hour tour past the Oued River, the sandy beaches opposite the island of Mogador, and the ruins of the Black Sultan's Palace.  Cross the forest filled with thuya, mimosa, and eucalyptus to reach the large Omar dunes and a small fishing village. After a break near a freshwater spring, where free-range cows drink, return to Ranch de Diabat. Travel then by car to the Berber camp, situated about 30 minutes from the ranch within a picturesque landscape. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted with traditional mint tea and Moroccan pastries to enjoy under the tent equipped with mattresses and low tables. Settle into the wonderful location right by the sea, among beaches and cliffs, before witnessing the beautiful sunset from the camp. For dinner, the chef will serve an authentic Moroccan meal including meat, fish, or vegetable tagine, Beldi bread, and seasonal fruit. At bedtime, get comfortable in your tent in the heart of Souirie nature. The next morning, wake for a Moroccan breakfast of bread, cheese, orange juice, coffee, milk, and tea. Drive back to the ranch where you will have the opportunity to take a shower. Conclude the tour with hotel drop-off in Essaouira.

From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Excursion

5. From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Excursion

Start with early morning pickup from Marrakesh and begin the 175-kilometer journey to Essaouria.  Make a stop on the way for a cup of tea, and pass by many traditional local villages. See a region that is famous for the production of argan oil. Note the many argan trees throughout the journey, and enjoy a short stop to take some photos.  Upon reaching Essaouria, explore the city at your own pace. Indulge in a lunch of fresh seafood from a typical local restaurant. Explore the fortifications of the city, wander through the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or simply relax and watch the surfers on the ocean. After a full day of exploration, meet with your driver and enjoy a comfortable transfer back to Marrakesh.

From Essaouira: Horseback Tour with Overnight Berber Camp

6. From Essaouira: Horseback Tour with Overnight Berber Camp

This ride is adapted to the riding level of the participants and is therefore also available for beginners. The easier tour for less experienced riders follows the wide, deserted beach of Diabat towards the south, in order to have lunch (which was carried in the saddle bags) in a shady place after about 3 hours of riding, followed by a rest and then return to the ranch by a different route through the Mimosa and Tuja forest. The route for experienced riders goes inland, along a river, and continues uphill to the village of Ghazoua, from where you descend again towards the ocean. Lunch, carried in the saddlebags, is taken in a shady forest area sheltered from the wind. After the lunch break, we will go back to the ranch along the Infinite Sand Beach, where a dream canter is possible. From the ranch the participants will be transported to our Berber camp by car. A typical mint tea and Moroccan pastries are already waiting there. Since our bivouac is located on the beach, in the evening you can watch how the sun sinks into the sea and the dark blue sky is slowly illuminated by countless stars. Our cook serves a typical Moroccan dinner, prepared directly on site from fresh ingredients, which is eaten in front of the tent. The evening ends with a campfire, traditionally told stories, drum sounds and possibly singing. After a restful night in the Berber tent, the next morning we will have a rich breakfast before our driver takes the participants back to Diabat by car.

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What people are saying about Essaouira

We had a wonderful time at our cooking class in Essaouira! Khadija and Hussein were fantastic hosts and we truly felt welcomed into their home. The class was very well organized and Khadija did an excellent job of explaining what we were doing and made sure to get everyone involved. The food was fantastic and I'm so glad we booked this experience!

the trip was well organised and I love each and every thing. the guide was super star Mr ismail he gave us alots of information. our driver Mr hussein drive very safely and he was friendly and gave some information about the morroco. I will 100% recommend this trip. beautiful ❤❤❤ city and beautiful beach ⛱

Great full day's outing from Marrakesh. Really enjoyed the Arganese goats in the tree - amazing! Essaouira was very beautiful - quaint, working port, beautiful blues and whites of the Medina and old town. Wonderful views of a the wild sea. Well worth the day!

yassyn took us on another wonderful trip to Essouira. He was polite, helpful and informative throughout the journey and even though he couldn't stay with us told us of the better places to see or eat. A good day that I wouldn't mind repeating.

Well run. Excellent guide and driver. Great combination of tour and free time to explore.