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Day Trip to Essaouira

 

Essaouira is a city in the western Moroccan economic region of Marrakech -Tensift-Al Haouz, on the Atlantic coast. Since the 16th century, the city has also been known by its Portuguese name of Mogador or Mogadore. The Berber name means the wall, a reference to the fortress walls that originally enclosed the city.

About 160 kilometer and 2H30 drive from marrakech ,It is a small seaside town of the most fascinating feature of the coast ATLANTIC walls

  • Overview:

    • Day 1: Marrakech – Essaouira Coastline

     

    Beginning altitude: 200m / 1656,168 ft

    Maximum altitude:  400m / 1312,34 ft

    Overall trek difficulty: Medium

    Period : All year round

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  • Pre-Trek Briefing:

    It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and with about 70,000 inhabitants, the town is a well-loved destination both for locals and tourists. The walls that surround the old city are a reminder of the period of Portuguese occupation, and the Cornish of Essaouira is exquisitely beautiful.

    Day 1: Marrakech – Tahnaout – Asni – Imi Oughlad Village 1450m – Tizi Ntacht pass 2000m – Tizi Oussem Village 1750m

    In this day trip from Marrakesh to Essaouira you'll have the pleasure and the opportunity to visit and discover a Women's Co-operative manufacturing the marvelous Argan oil, a guided visit to the Skala du Port, the municipal market, the Mellah (Jewish quarter), jewelry souks of the medina, and a handicrafts complex.

    We get to the ancient port of Mogador/Essaouira, built during the Portuguese occupation in a narrow peninsula with a huge sand crescent. Perfectly sheltered by stunning French-built ramparts of the eighteenth century, the city is within a walking visit distance and is divided into various districts designed in grid form. From the top of Skala you can see the colorful fishing port and the fortresses.

    Another unique site is La Scala, which you will discover just minutes from a charming cafe that caters to lovers of Gnawa music. After lunch in a restaurant you will be able to discover the Medina famed for its multiple crafts like woodworking, inlay, leather, copper and Souiri crafts as well as fish and spice markets, bustling souks and relaxing cafes. After a full day spent enjoying these and other Essaouira treasures, you will head back to Marrakech around 7:30pm.

  • Services Included:

    • Private Transport from and Back to Marrakech
    • English, French speaking Berber tour leader

    Services Not Included:

    • Sleeping bag – you can rent one from us
    • Personal travel insurance.
    • Lunch
    • Soft drink ( water....)
    • Tips

  • Price : For pricing or more information, please contact us by Mail

    • The number of persons in your group: the more participants there are, the cheaper it gets for everyone.
    • The dates of the tour: the exact or approximate dates (for the possibility to join a group or take a private trip to enjoy it on your own pace with your loved ones).

    Discounts

    • Student Discount : 75 %
    • Under 15 years : 75 %
    • Under 10 years Discount: 50 %
    • Under 5 years : Free of Charge

  • What you need to Bring?

    • Good walking boots and socks
    • Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse
    • Trekking pants
    • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
    • Underwear
    • Long johns
    • T-shirts
    • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
    • Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket
    • Hat
    • Goggles (winter) and sunglasses (summer)
    • Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves
    • 3 to 4 season sleeping bag
    • Walking stick
    • Day sack/backpack
    • Head torch / headlamp
    • Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details
    • Ice axe and crampons (winter)
    • Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
    • Penknife (useful)
    • Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)
    • Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds
    • Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in
    • Matches e.g. burn toilet paper
    • Trail snacks
    • Zip-Up bags for camera
    • Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tap


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