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A Day in Essaouira - Tour from Marrakech

US$ 49.93 Price per person from View price guide

Highlights

  • This 3000-year old town is a cradle for artists of all genres
  • Enjoy picturesque views of the fishing port and the walled medina
  • See the famous rows of cannons facing the Atlantic Ocean

Overview

On this day excursion from Marrakech, explore the varied facets of Essaouria, one of the most beautiful and unspoilt towns in Morocco. A famous trading post 3000 years ago, its stunning beaches have made it the mecca for surfing enthusiasts today.

Essaouria has always been a cradle for artists of all genres and poets, scientists have artists flock to it for centuries. 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 time at leisure for you to enjoy the charms of this resort.

Itinerary

0730h (7:30am): You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Marrakech for this tour.

The breakdown of your itinerary is as follows:

Stop for a coffee break followed by a visit to a Women’s Argan oil co-operative on the way.

1000h (10:00am): 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 municipal market, visit the District of Jewellers and discover exquisite Moroccan handicrafts in the medina. The medina of Essaouria is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

1020h (10:20am): Refreshment stop (payable direct).

Continue with your guided tour.

1300h (1:00am) – 1700h (5:00pm): Stop for lunch (payable direct). There are plenty of fine seafood restaurants in Essaouria. 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.

1900h (7:00pm): Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel or the closest drop-off point in Marrakech.

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Reviews

Picked up at Hotel as stated on print out didn't even need to re-confirm time although booked in January .Well impressed. Great Guide & Driver who even lent me dirham to tip... D Curry

This tour was excellent. Essaouira is a lovely town and very relaxed. The trip to Essaouira was interesting in itself and when we got there we had plenty of time to see... Mr D Rees

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

French and English Speaking Guide:
01 May - 31 Oct: Friday

Duration

Approx. 11.5 hours

Start time

Start time: 0730h (07:30am)
Duration: Approx. 11.5 hours

Meeting point

Pick-up is from centrally located hotels in Marrakech.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. 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.)
If your hotel is not a pick-up location, please call the agency in order to reconfirm the tour departure details (about the pick up place and timings).

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 minibus
  • English and French 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 our as this tour has a minimum passenger requirement of 8 people, if this is not met the tour would either be rescheduled for another date or cancelled with a full refund

For hotels outside the town & riads: time & place to be confirmed at the time of the reconfirmation

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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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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