Essaouira

Easy 1 Days from 65 Euros per person

Ramparts of Essaouira

Itinerary

After breakfast at 8am we pick up you from your hotel or riad. Via chichaoua the town lies 75 kilometres from Marrakech on the essaouira road is famous amongst other things its carpets with their dominant reds decorated with animal motifs or stylized drawings of peoples. Souk (Market) day is saunday.

Essaouira the city appears as if by magic, surrounded by water, sand and flora white and shining, its attractive silhouette standing between the sea and the dunes of desert. The name essaouira comes from Al souirah, which in Arabic means ‘’ small fortress’’ sourrounded by walls ‘. This was the name given to the city in the 18th century until Morocco’s proclamation of independence (1956), it was called Mogador, a name that is possibly a translation to spanish of berber word Amogdul( the protégé) the city of Essaouira itself, sited on a promontory on terra firma, was apparently founded in the 18th century. Earlier, at the beginning of the 16th century, the Portuguese had built a fortress which was restored by Moulay abd el malek in 1628. The city was in fact founded by sidi Mohammed Ben abdallah member of the still reigning Alawid.

Essaouira surrounded by high walls is divided means of interior walls into three differentiated urban areas: the medina, the mellah and the Kasbah .There are many lovely gardens within the city , forming areas of delicious coolness .The outstanding monuments here are the porte of Marine with the figure 1769( the date of its construction marked on the pediment , the sqala in the harbour – an old battery whose cannons were made in spain , the sqala in the Kasbah an impressive platform some tow hundred metres long an the sanctuary of moulay abd el kader el jilal.

There is a splendid at eassaouira with fine sand, where the climate is always mild because it is sheltered by island in the bay.

In the end of afternoon we come back again to Marrakech its 3 hours from Marrakech to essaouira and other 3 hours back but it’s one of the nice beach in morocco closed to Marrakech.

It’s the relaxed town of morocco and the windy town also of Africa.

Prices

No. of People Price
2-4 80 euros
5-15 65 euros

Included

  • Transport
  • Guide

Not Included

  • Soft Drinks (Fanta,Coca,water,…)
  • Personal travel insurance .
  • Personal equipment (walking shoes ,…)
  • Tip for the guide and driver.

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