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Agadir To Essaouira Day Trip

1. Agadir To Essaouira Day Trip

Visit the ancient Moroccan city of Essaouira, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former Portuguese colonial town which bears the traces of its long and varied history. Your trip will start with an early pickup from your hotel and a drive from Agadir to Essaouira. On the way to Essaouira, make a few stops to see the flying goats (tree goats that can be seen hopping from branch to branch of the argan trees native to the region), rest in a Berber village and have a hot cup of mint tea or coffee, and visit an argan oil factory, a sought-after luxury product. Once you arrive in Essaouira, follow your local guide to the traditional souk market where a variety of wares, crafts, and foods are sold, offering a tantalizing array of sights and smells. After your Moroccan market experience, tour the famous Skala de la Kasbah ramparts, a relic of European engineering from the city's colonial days. From there, proceed to the bustling port of Essaouira before enjoying free time for lunch, shopping, and further exploration. Wander the Medina (fortified city) and admire a colorful landscape populated by mosques, terraces, cafes, and markets as well as historic architecture that reflects the city's unique history. After exploring the city and its beautiful sunny beaches, catch your ride back to Agadir.

From Marrakech: Essaouira 1-Day Group Tour

2. From Marrakech: Essaouira 1-Day Group Tour

Depart Marrakesh in the morning and drive to the coastal resort of Essaouira to explore its rich culture and many art galleries. Admire the well-preserved buildings and get stunning views of the Atlantic coast. Experience the warm hospitality of the locals as soon as you arrive, and get an appreciation for their simple lifestyle. Stroll around the busy harbor and see the fishermen selling fresh fish direct from their traditional blue boats. Go to the fortified harbor Scala to take amazing photos of the monumental Bab al Mersa ("Door of the Port"). Then, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the old seaside Medina. Wander the colorful souks and maze of alleys. Enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant, and then go to the old Jewish district to see the synagogues. Marvel at the cannons on the city ramparts before heading back to Marrakech at around 4:30 PM.

Essaouira: 3-Hour Horseback Ride

3. Essaouira: 3-Hour Horseback Ride

Begin your ride at the ranch where you will head out from by horseback to explore the surrounding region. As you set off in the direction of the river, continue on to visit the ruins of the old Palace of the Black Sultan. Afterward, trot along the sandy beach and take in the views of the Portuguese castle on the island of Mogador. Pass by fishermen's huts and a watering hole for cows as you get to know the landscape.  On the way back to the ranch cross through the lush forest before concluding your ride. The speed of your ride is adapted according to your equestrian skills. Max rider's weight 90kg

Casablanca: 3-Day Private Marrakech and Essaouira Tour

4. Casablanca: 3-Day Private Marrakech and Essaouira Tour

Day 1: Casablanca, Marrakech You will depart Casablanca following pickup from your accommodation at 8:00AM. From there you can relax on the 3-hour drive to Marrakech. Upon arrival, you will meet your local guide for a 3.5-hour walking tour around the Medina. You will see the stalls of the old fortified city, before going to the Palais de Bahia to discover its fantastic courtyards and mosaic walls built for Bou Ahmed. You will then stroll through the Jewish Quarter ("Mellah"), where you'll notice the difference in the architecture of the district. You can discover the hidden Saadian tombs, built during the reign of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur in 1557, and can also go into some of the stores of the souk to purchase spices and Morocco's famous Argan oil.  You will eventually Arrive at the Koutoubia Mosque, completed under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184–1199), before experiencing the electric atmosphere of Jemaa el-Fnaa, the busiest square and market place in Africa. You can sample some freshly-pressed orange juice as you watch the snake charmers, henna tattoo artists, and water merchants.  Next, you will stop for a tasty lunch in a restaurant with a terrace overlooking Jemaa el-Fnaa square (not included). You will then meet your chauffeur for the drive to Majorelle Garden, which has been bought and restored by the French designer, Yves Saint Laurent. You will benefit from about 1.5 hours of free time to explore the quiet oasis and villa that contains the Berber Museum, and can stroll around the botanical gardens to see cacti and other plants, along with vibrant cobalt walls in a shade now known as "Majorelle Blue". At the conclusion of your first day, you will overnight in the Medina of Marrakech. Day 2: Marrakech, Essaouira You will begin your second day by going for a camel ride. Following breakfast, your driver will bring you to La Palmeraie, an oasis on the outskirts of Marrakech. You can hop on your camel for a ride of about 90 minutes (including a short break) through the palm groves of Le Palmeraie. Afterwards, it will be time to drive to Essaouira. Upon arrival in Essaouira, you can discover the Portuguese character of the city at your own pace. You can visit the bustling fishing port and see how the freshly-caught fish are sold and grilled, walk through the lovely Medina with its blue and white houses and countless restaurants, and can also observe the crafts for sale. You will later climb the historic fort with its watchtower, and can get a glimpse of life in the 16th century. That evening, you will spend the night in a Riad in Essaouira. Day 3: Essaouira, Casablanca On your third day, you will drive along the coastline with a lunch break in Oualidia or El Jadida back to Casablanca, where you will be dropped off at your hotel or to the Casablanca Cruise port.

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What people are saying about Essaouira

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Very good guide, explained everything in three languages, German, English, French. Arrived in Essaouira everyone could choose from if they want to take part in the city tour and food or start on their own. The city tour was detailed and interesting, after the tour he showed us a restaurant where you can eat well, but you don't have to. We ate there it was really good. After dinner we are off on our own. Has responded to the wishes of the participants

Excellent and very comfortable trip to Essaouira with some nice and useful stops on the way. We were so happy with the company so that we decided to repeat same trip two days later and spend more time walking on the beach.

Wonderful ranch, the horses are kept very well, Karim very cute, while the horse Kamar is a big head, but then we understood each other! Maximum availability to meet us. Fantastic people!!!

The guide is very friendly, the transport is quite comfortable and you can see many things, quality and price are quite good

super relaxed trip, you are traveling without a travel guide, but that doesn't matter at all during the trip.