Small-Group Essaouira Insider Tour by Urban Adventures

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Duration: 8h
Location: Essaouira, Morocco | Essaouira, Morocco

Category: Walking & Bike Tours

Snapshot of vibrant daily life in this artistic fishing town
Stunning views from a hidden watchtower in the ramparts
Local delicacies to sample including fresh fish & pastries
Craft workshops & artists' galleries dotted across the city
Limited capacity – maximum 12 people per group

Guided walking tour of Essaouira
Admission to the watchtower
Food and beverage tastings
Unguided roundtrip transportation between Marrakech and Essaouira via bus
Live tour commentary provided in English


Brimming with coastal character, Essaouira offers up plenty of charms and delights as you delve into the Moroccan port city with your expert guide. Explore the meandering alleyways of souks, sample aromatic cuisine, and admire panoramic vistas of the city from a little-known lookout point.

From Marrakech, take a local bus out toward the coast and meet your guide at the Essaouira station. Your tour begins with a sample from the city's oldest pastry shop, where you can taste time-honored family recipes, then follow your guide up onto the ramparts of the old city walls. Step through a hidden doorway into an ancient watchtower. From here, the view over the seaside medina—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—is spectacular, and an ideal vantage point to listen to your guide explain the similarities between Essaouira and coastal towns in France.

Next, dive into narrow backstreets and make your way to artists' studios, meeting calligraphers and painters as they display their work and provide demonstrations. Essaouira has a thriving fishing industry—enter the lively fish market to see it in action. Take in the animated atmosphere as your guide selects a fresh, seasonal snack like grilled sardines to enjoy while you visit with the locals

Just outside the city walls, your guide leads you to a bakery for a traditional Moroccan dessert, washed down with an aromatic cup of tea, and your tour of this charismatic, French-influenced fishing town concludes.

Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book: Children 5 and younger are complimentary., Maximum group size is 12 people., You meet your guide at the Essaouira bus station; the bus trip from Marrakech is included but undertaken independently and takes approximately 2 hours. You will receive your bus departure time when you call to confirm your reservation., Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

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