Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech, the ancient Mogador, you may take a day excursion to the coastal city of Essaouira. On the route, we will go through enormous argan woods, from which we will extract the priceless oil and whose growth we will be able to see in some of the cooperatives that are already in existence.
This city was formerly a Portuguese stronghold, and behind its walls are hidden numerous lovely spots that are steeped in history. Upon arrival, you will have the opportunity to visit some of these places…
The Essaouira Day Trip begins with a journey over the Haouz plains, on route to the town of Chichaoua. A brief pause is made at this location to partake in a coffee break, followed by further travel to Sidi Mokhtar.
During your journey, you will traverse the argan forest, wherein you will see goats engaging in the remarkable behaviour of climbing argan trees. To get insight into the extraction process of argan oil, often referred to as “liquid gold” or “Moroccan oil,” one may consider visiting a nearby women’s cooperative.
This visit would provide an opportunity to explore the local production of high-quality cosmetic items derived from the abundant argan oil resources.
Subsequently, we will proceed with our excursion to Essaouira, once your arrival, you will have the opportunity to leisurely explore the aesthetically pleasing urban landscape.
Based on empirical evidence, it can be said that independent exploration of Essaouira is a straightforward endeavour. This assertion is supported by the amiable disposition of the local populace, the relatively modest size of the medina in comparison to other historical Moroccan towns, and the well-organized layout of its streets.
There is no need for a guide while touring the city. In the event of your insistence on acquiring one, your driver will facilitate the process of engaging a local guide for the purpose of the trip.
When visiting Essaouira, tourists have the opportunity to see the historic Portuguese casbah known as Secala. This ancient fortress serves as a starting point for further exploration of the city’s harbour, where one can observe local fisherman engaged in the sale of freshly caught fish and seafood from their boats.
Subsequently, one will go to the renowned location of Moulay el Hassan in order to get access to the ancient medina, where one may explore the labyrinthine alleyways and partake in visits to several art galleries.
Subsequently, one may choose to partake in a piscine midday meal at a nearby eatery or alternatively, return to the port in order to get freshly caught fish and prepare it inside the confines of a modest local establishment.
Upon the conclusion of the afternoon, one should go back to Marrakech, so concluding the day excursion to Essaouira, either by returning to the hotel or the riad.