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1 Day trip : Magic road of Essaouira morocco (Mogador)

Essaouira
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Duration

1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Overview

Day trip of Essaouira morocco 

Essaouira Morocco tours is a port city and resort on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Its medina (old town) is protected by 18th-century seafront ramparts called the Skala de la Kasbah.

Which were designed by European engineers. Old brass cannons line the walls. And there are ocean views. Strong “Alizée” trade winds make the city’s crescent beach popular for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Travel Guide to Essaouira Morocco

The Medina of Essaouira Morocco, formerly named Mogador (name originating from the Phœnicine word Migdol meaning a « small fortress »), is an outstanding example of a fortified town of the mid-eighteenth century, surrounded by a wall influenced by the Vauban model.

Constructed according to the principles of contemporary European military architecture, in a North African context, in perfect harmony with the precepts of Arabo-Muslim architecture and town-planning.

It has played a major role over the centuries as an international trading seaport, linking Morocco and sub-Saharan Africa with Europe and the rest of the world.

The town is also an example of a multicultural centre as proven by the coexistence, since its foundation, of diverse ethnic groups.

Things to do in Essaouira morocco

Such as the Amazighs, Arabs, Africans, and Europeans as well as multiconfessional (Muslim, Christian and Jewish). Indissociable from the marrakech medina, the Mogador archipelago comprises a large number of cultural and natural sites of Outstanding Universal Value.

Its relatively late foundation in comparison to other marrakech medina of North Africa was the work of the Alaouite Sultan Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah (1757-1790) who wished to make this small Atlantic town a royal port.

And chief Moroccan commercial centre open to the outside world. Known for a long time as the Port of Timbuktu. Essaouira Morocco became one of the major Atlantic commercial centres between Africa and Europe at the end of the 18th century and during the 19th century.

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stop 1
  • Drive towards Essaouira through beautiful and very diverse sceneries; have a small coffee break after 1,5 hours in a local village
  • Stop 2
  • Arrive to Essaouira and wander around the narrow hidden streets of the old Medina, with impressive colorful tiles and handcrafted doors!
  • Stop 3
  • Let your guide show you the way through the vibrant souks with locally handmade products.
  • Stop 4
  • Experience the fish market inside the souks, and see the creative ways the locals are selling their fish
  • Stop 5
  • Discover the beautiful Jewish Quarter: full of symbols, history and impressive architecture!
  • Stop 6
  • Visit a recently launched hidden gem: a beautifully modern restored Riad - breathtaking interior design made out of traditional Moroccan mosaic.
  • Stop 7
  • Go to the top floor of the Riad for an amazing view over the sea and the port!
  • Stop 8
  • Stroll around the famous Moulay Hassan Saquare, take in the sea breeze and sun!
  • Stop 9
  • Visit the Skala Fortification and get a 360 view over the whole port and the city!
  • LUNCH BREAK
  • Your guide can take you to the port to buy fresh fish and cook it at a small port restaurant, or he can recommend you their favourite restaurant in Essaouira.
  • Stop 10
  • Option 1: Take a long walk on the beach and enjoy the sunset sky, with the seagulls floating afar. /// // Option 2: Visit a local art gallery and get inspired by the pieces of art.
  • Stop 11
  • Head back to Marrakech, and stop on the way for a coffee break in a local village.
  • END
  • Arrive to Marrakech and say goodbye to your awesome host!

Itinerary

Included/Excluded

  • Pick up from hotel and drop off
  • Bottle of water
  • Visit an old Portuguese harbor
  • Privately guided by your favorite host
  • Local safety regulations are put in place to ensure your comfort
  • Lunch
  • tips
  • Gratuities

Tour's Location

Essaouira

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