Essaouira Full Day

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Explore Essaouira
Explore Essaouira
Beautiful blue boats in Essaouira
Beautiful blue boats in Essaouira
The famous town square with cafes and restaurants seaside at entrance to the ancient medina in Essaouira, Morocco.
The famous town square with cafes and restaurants seaside at entrance to the ancient medina in Essaouira, Morocco.
Spend the day with us exploring Essaouira
Spend the day with us exploring Essaouira
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What To Expect

Spend the day with us exploring Essaouira, home to a traditional Portuguese harbor with fine examples of Moorish and Portuguese art. Famous for its fine wood-work, Essaouira is also home to the silver souk, art galleries and islands.

Specifications

Type:
Tours around Marrakech
Departs From:
Marrakech
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
11 hours
Availability:
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8:00 AM
Product Code:
5977
Voucher info:
Print voucher. You will not have access to the tour without this voucher.
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Description

Spend the day with us exploring Essaouira. Formerly known as Mogador, Essaouira is reminiscent of an age when Spain, Portugal and England struggled to control their coasts. It is home to a traditional Portuguese harbor with fine examples of Moorish and Portuguese art. Famous for its fine wood-work, Essaouira is also home to the silver souk (commercial quarter), art galleries and islands.

Essaouira was discovered by the Phoenicians who settled there. Afterwards it was conquered by Rome and then Portugal. By the end of the 15th century, the Portuguese had built the commercial and military port of Mogador (Essaouira today). This port is built at the foot of the city's ramparts. In 1769, the Navy built a door to connect the loading docks of the port to the city. From this door a small bridge leads to Skala Port and the ramparts that cut the old city into several districts.

In the medina, see Moulay El-Hassan Square, the Grand Mosque and Siaghine Alley. From the terrace of the north Bastion you can access the marquetry, where the Morocco's best marqueteurs work on cedar.

As you leave the confines of Skala, you will follow Derb Laalouj street to the Museum Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah. Here musical instruments, local Andalusian songs, Berber Imazighen documents, weapons, costumes, carpets, and more is displayed in the former residence of the Pasha.

Located in the north of the city is the "Mellah". This Jewish Quarter is crossed by the traditional Rue Mohammed Zerktouni. It is bordered by a market that extends to Bab Doukkala.

During your stay, you will also be able to enjoy beautiful beaches full of sun year-round!

Highlights

  • Visitee guidee

  • Beautiful Fishing Port and Medina

  • Moulay El-Hassan Square

  • Grand Mosque

Includes

  • All taxes and fees

  • Pick-up from Marrakech city-center hotels

  • Professional tour guide

Excludes

  • Lunch and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Please make sure you are at the reception at least 30 minutes before scheduled departure time.

  • Please call 48 hours prior to your tour to confirm your departure and/or pickup time.

  • Please make sure you have a printed voucher with you and present it to our staff at the departure point in front of Central Office/Poste Centrale.

  • Valid identity papers are obligatory (passport or identity card).

  • Hotel name, address and telephone details are required from the customer.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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