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Day Trip to Essaouira from Agadir

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Highlights

  • This 3000-year old town is a cradle for artists of all genres
  • See the famous rows of cannons facing the Atlantic Ocean
  • Explore Roman and Portuguese history at Essaouira

Overview

On this day excursion from Agadir, explore the varied facets of Essaouria, one of the most beautiful and unspoilt towns in Morocco. Located on the African Atlantic coast, Essaouira is one of Morocco’s top tourists resorts. Be charmed by its rich history, scenic views, traditional music and delectable seafood.

Essaouria has always been a cradle for artists of all genres. Its main square is worth a visit as this is where all the main cafes, restaurants and patisseries are clustered.

The old harbour has fine examples of both Portuguese and Moroccan architecture, as does the 17th century Mosque and the local artists quarter. Enjoy picturesque views of the fishing port and the walled medina from the bastion of Skala du Port.

There is plenty of free time for you to enjoy the charms of this resort.

Itinerary

0700h (07:00am): You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Agadir for this tour. In case your hotel is not a pick-up location, you will be advised of the closest pick-up point.

Set out in an air-conditioned bus with your guide for a sightseeing tour of Essaouira.

The breakdown of your itinerary is as follows:

0830h (08:30am): There will be a photo stop at the argan trees.

0900h (09:00am): Stop for a coffee break in Tmanar followed by a visit to a women’s Argan oil co-operative on the way.

1030h (10:30am): Arrive in Essaouira and set out for a complete guided visit.

Visit the Skala du Port , a fantastic fort that is famous for its rows of gigantic canons that face the Atlantic Ocean. Tour a souk, visit the handicraft center and discover exquisite Moroccan crafts in the medina. The medina of Essaouria is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

1300h (1:00pm) – 1500h (3:00pm): Stop for lunch (payable direct). There are plenty of fine seafood restaurants in Essaouria for you to choose from. After lunch, the rest of the day is at leisure for you to enjoy the charms of this resort. You can explore the Main Square, which is just across the port. It is a lively hub of cafes, patisseries and restaurants.

1830h (6:30pm): Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel or the closest drop-off point in Agadir.

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Reviews

A very informative guide who gave a very good commentary on all the places we visited. Beautiful city to visit. Beautiful beach----but very windy there always.... CATHERINE KEARNS

A wonderful trip with a very knowledgeable guide.Essaouira is a wonderful town, and the idea for the setting of Egner's Cardemun Town came on his holiday there. One minor problem... MATTHIAS M KRISTIANSEN

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Mondays and Fridays

Duration

Approx. 11.5 hours

Start time

Start time: 0700h (07:00am)
Duration: Approx. 11.5 hours

Meeting point

Pick-up is from centrally located hotels in Agadir.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. In case your hotel is not a pick-up location, you will be advised of the closest pick-up point. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

The tour ends at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • Pick-up from centrally located hotels
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus or minibus
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee

Exclusions

  • Meals
  • Beverages

Do/Dont's

There are plenty of photo opportunities on this tour, so don’t forget your camera. Dress in comfortable clothes. Carry sunblock and a hat

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Please note

It is advisable to re-confirm the tour departure details 48 hours prior to the start of the tour as this tour has a minimum passenger requirement of 7 people, if this is not met the tour would either be rescheduled for another date or cancelled with a full refund

Identity papers are obligatory (passport or identity card).

The program can be modified in case of unpredictable events.

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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Cancellation policy

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  • "Great Day Out" A very informative guide who gave a very good commentary on all the places we visited. Beautiful city to visit. Beautiful beach----but very windy there always....
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