Full Day (+8 hours)
Essaouira is a charming coastal town located 2 hours west of Marrakech, st at the Atlantic coast.
The city consists of a 10 km sandy beach ( windy most of the time ), offshore islands, a fishing port, and a walled Medina with great Portuguese architecture.
Your budget day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech on a shared basis will start with a pick up from your Marrakech hotel or riad at 08h00 AM. You will first stop at the town of Chichaoua for a coffee break before you continue to Essaouira. Upon arrival at the town, meet your local guide (optional with extra charge. otherwise discover the city at your own) who will first lead you to the Skalla, a bastion located south east of the Medina, walk through the labyrinthine streets of the Medina while enjoying Gnaoua Muic played atevery corner, and watch the craftsmen making some beautifl thuya wood crafts. From here, you will continue to the fishing port where you will watch local fishermen selling their day catch of fresh seafood. After time at leisure for a seafood lunch in the port, and maybe a walk along the beach, drive back to Marrakech. On the way back, visit a local Berber ladies cooperative processing Argan oil, AKA the liquid gold. Your budget excursion & day trip to Essaouira will with a drop off at Jamaa Elfna Square, Gueliz or your hotel.