Standing on the edge of a rocky peninsula defying the waves of the Atlantic coastline, the old Portuguese town of Essaouira surprises you with its exceptional setting, blue-shuttered house and cannons pointing out over the open sea. Known as Mogador until the 18th century, Essaouira was occupied by the Portuguese in the 16th century and still shows traces of this occupation.
THE BEACH : The beach is well known among professional surfers and sailboarders.
THE PORT: Built in 18th century, this is one of the busiest spots in the city, where fresh fish are auctioned off after the return of hundreds of multi-colored fishing boats.
THE SAKALA: Constructed for pure military purpose, it protected the city against attacks thanks to a collection of bronze European cannons aimed at the ocean.
THE FISH SOUK: It offers a variety of fresh fish straight from the port. Tourists can taste grilled fish right here.
THE JEWELER SOUK: Unique in style, jewelry is designed by highly skilled craftsmen right on the spot.
- English speaking guide
- Ground transportation: air-conditioned minibus
- Travel insurance
- Soft/alcoholic drinks
- Tips and personal expenses
The price depends on many factors, including the number of guests, the time of the year (low vs. high peak tour season), type of accommodation you want (basic, comfort, luxury), any additional activities you want to add, etc. For this reason, please get in touch with us. Being an expert in small group travel, we will try our best to incorporate your inputs into the itinerary.
This day trip starts and ends at Marrakech. You can extend your holiday stay in Morocco by combining it with any of the other cross-country tours, active tours or day trips we offer. We can also customize the itinerary to meet your specific requirement. Please get in touch with us for details.