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Duration: 11h 30m
Location: Essaouira, Morocco | Essaouira, Morocco
Category: Day Trips & Excursions
18th-century ramparts & fishing port
Portuguese-built medieval citadel
Labyrinthine streets connecting tranquil squares
Intriguing history of the Essaouria, once called “Mogador”
Visits to markets with artisans, craftsmen & colorful fruits
Guided tour to Essaouira
Roundtrip transportation to and from central Marrakech hotels
Leave Marrakech behind and head toward the Atlantic coast of Essaouira. Your guide tells you about the history of the town and shows you characteristics of the 15th and 18th centuries, such as ramparts, the fishing port and harbor, Skala (market), and its quaint Medina.
Stroll through the picturesque blue and white town with the ocean in the background. Meander through its maze-like streets and explore its tranquil squares with white houses and street-side cafés. Your guide explains the Portuguese influence in the town—it was once called “Mogador”—and shows you the Portuguese-built medieval citadel.
It is then time to go to Skala, the municipal market. See countless artisans working in their workshops and the many arts that skilled craftsmen create. Walk through markets where stalls groan under the weight of colorful fruit and fresh vegetables, or simply wander through the harbor and witness the hive of activity at the water's edge.
If you choose to, enjoy a scrumptious lunch served at one of the many restaurants that line the coast. Before heading back to Marrakech, your guide takes you to key points of the city, including the port, Medina—the old town filled with souks—and Mellah, a Jewish quarter.
Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
Know before you book:
Children 1 and younger are complimentary.
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