Essaouira, one of the ancient coastal and tourist cities of Morocco formerly named Mogador, is just a two-hour drive from Marrakech. Famous for its beach, its gulls’ symphony and strong winds, Essaouira is a quiet and serene city.
To reveal the charms of Essaouira, JCI TOURS will take you on a full-day trip program to explore its alleys, colourful bazaars, ramparts, and the city’s lively fishing port. Book your short day trip and you will instantly fall in love with this magical city!
From Marrakech, your departure is expected at 8:00 a.m. after breakfast. Your destination will be the lovely city of Essaouira. This relaxing slow-paced city attracts thousands of tourists every year. It has also been a favorite choice for films producers.
Along the way, you will notice huge argan tree fields in every direction! This sacred tree is very specific of the region between Agadir and Essaouira. Taking a closer look, the scene of happy goats climbing up the trees will fascinate you. A perfect time to get your cameras ready for taking some amazing photos.
Starting with a visit to the fishing port and the fish market, you will admire the hard work of the fishermen, the colorful boats which decorate the edge of the port, and the hungry gulls hovering above. This is the best occasion to enjoy a delicious fish lunch, one of the city’s specialties (Optional). Then starts your visit to explore the city Souks where skilled craftsmen will surprise you with their amazing handicrafts and Thuya woodwork, for which Essaouira is renowned.
After strolling in the spices souk, flea market and auction souk, you can end your visit with a walk by the sea to admire the sunset. An extraordinary view not to be missed!
Free time before your trip is over. Back to Marrakech with a lot of memories and moments of excitement.
Note: If you plan a visit to Essaouira in June, you will have the chance to attend the mystical Gnaoua Festival hosted by the city every year. You will admire the public shows and the fusion of the Berber, the African and the Arabic religious songs which resound from everywhere adding a unique charm to this enchanting city.