Day Trip to Essaouira from Marrakech - 1 Day

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

This trip is for 1 day from Marrakech and back to Marrakech and you will have option to extend your holiday in the Atlantic Coastline as long as you want.

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.

What is Included

  • Transfers from and to your hotel
  • English, French speaking Berber tour leader
 

What is Not Included

  • Soft drink ( water....)
  • Lunch
  • Personal travel insurance
 

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/p>

Ice axe and crampons (winter)

Water bottle or camel back (recommended)

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


Start Date End Date Cost Season
01 Mai 31 October Summer Book
01 November 30 APril Winter Book

All The Morocco Trekking tours are guaranteed to depart at minimum of 2 people. We reccommend you to book your trip as soon as possible. Availability : This trek is available throughout the year, From December to April Winter Offer and from May To November Summer Offer. You can start the trek on any date you wish. Available: Book this trip now as spaces are available. (However internal flights &/or special permits may still be subject to availability.) Limited Availability: Limited spaces are available so please click on the “Contact Us” link to enquire about the departure status.

Trip Facts

Duration: 1 Day

Trip Grade: ModerateChallenginng

Trip Cost: On request

Destination: High Atlas Mountains

Best Season : All year round

Transportation :  Private Vehicle

Maximum Altituted: 400 m/ 1312,34 ft

Group Size: Min 2 person, Maximum 30

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