1 Day Tour from MARRAKECH TO ESSAOUIRA Morocco

MARRAKECH TO ESSAOUIRA 1 DAY TRIP

Deaparture at 8 a.m. we will drive for about 170 kilometers. There are vast landscapes during the trip, with a few villages, dromedaries, sheep and goats’ herds grazing in peace the few dry and seldom herbs.The vegetation then changes to argan trees which only grow in the wild and on which the goats climb to eat berries. If you wish, it is possible to stop for argan oil tasting in a small cooperative totally ran by women, where the argan oil is extracted. This oil is very famous for its uses in cooking and especially in cosmetics. A few kilometers further away, there is a panoramic view on Essaouira , a small blue and white town which reminds us of breton port towns. Once you arrive in the port, you are free to make your own moves. You can have a stroll on the quays which are full of life, where you can watch fishermen unloading their catch of the day, fishing boats coming back to the port and all the activities linked with the work of fishermen. Lunch can be taken in a restaurant where it is possible to choose all the seafood or fish you want to eat. The visit of the town is pleasant and varied : the ramparts, the Medina which is the place where you will see a number of local artists and lots of craft shops, a lot of them exhibiting craft objects made of thuya wood. Marquetry remains the speciality of Essaouira . If you feel like it, you can spend part of your day at the beach. Return to Marrakech at 6 or 7 p.m..