Located on the windy Atlantic coast, about two hours southwest of Marrakesh, is the small city of Essaouria. “Swerah,” as locals call it. Or it’s old Portuguese name “Mogador”,
Our guide will help you discover the highlights. This blue seaside town combines some of the best of what Morocco has to offer — excellent beaches, great food, and vibrant culture — with a chill atmosphere that isn’t as prominent in other parts of the country.
This vibrant city has a long history of colonization. The Portuguese were responsible for the construction of the massive stone walls that still surround the old medina of Essaouira. This, among other reasons, is why it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
We leave Marrakech at 8:30 AM and head to Essaouira with a few stops in the villages chichaoua, and Sidi Al Mokhtar.
Another unique site is “La Scala” The Ramparts – Take a stroll along the old Portuguese ramparts as the sun sets over the Atlantic Ocean. Listen to the waves crash and watch as the world transforms into hues of orange, pink, and red.
Make sure to bring your camera! 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 Essaouira treasures.
We will head back to Marrakech around 19:30.
Sunny Morocco, is an agency of events,tourism organization in Marrakech. After 13 years of experience, Mohamed and his team will make your stay as pleasant as possible.