Essaouira Beach: Private Full-day Luxury Trip from Marrakesh
Take this day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech to discover one of the hidden gems of the Atlantic coast. This is the only Arab town who has had a majority of a Jewish population.
Essaouira, or Mogagdor is famous for its Medina fortification and fishing port. Also well known in the first place for both the Argan oil and handmade wooden crafts.
The artsy and hippy atmosphere of Essaouira, the cool weather all year long and the easy 3 hours drive from Marrakech make Essaouira a very popular day trip from Marrakech, and this is a day trip which takes place every day from Marrakech.
This is where usually the tour starts once you're in the city, the Medina of Essaouira has had its own story with the Portuguese, as In 1506, the king of Portugal, Manuel I, ordered a fortress to be built there, named "Castelo Real de Mogador". The fortress fell later to the local resistance, so there you have all the monuments with all what is still left of their cannons facing the sea. Essaouira is the only Arab town who has had a majority of a Jewish population, it is a coastal city (approx. 2,5 hour driving from Marrakech) providing a fantastic chance to relax and enjoy the beach. The Medina of Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage site. In your tour you will have both history and tradition, with a city guide (If it is included) will take you around and show you all the best of what the city has to offer. Essaouira has long beautiful sandy beaches. It is safe to swim as well as surfing. There are many activities taking place on the beach – local boys are playing football and surfing. The beach owners offer camel rides and quads over the coastline. It is a perfect opportunity to get off the pressure of the town and enjoy the coastal area of Essaouira’s cooler climate.
Highlights: Essaouira, Medina, Atlantic coast.
Includes: a driver-guide with air-conditioned vehicle (Mercedes Van), hotel pick-up and drop-off, a local guide to visit Medina, bottled water.
Not included: meals, activities.