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Essaouira Excursion

An ancient Portuguese fortress that dates from the 18th century (formerly called Mogador) and one of the most attractive towns along Morocco’s Atlantic coast, Essaouira. Enjoy a two and a half hour drive through vast dry planes and argan plantation.

Your exploration of the town starts by visiting the fortifications consisting of an amazing mixture of Portuguese and Berber military architecture. Take a stroll in the Medina and explore the souks and the carpentry workshops devoted to cedar and thuya wood carving.

You may continue sightseeing and visit the art galleries and the fortified harbor with its stalls of freshly caught barbequed fish. Lunch can be taken in one of the town’s recommended restaurants and the afternoon can be spent far from the hustle and bustle strolling along the beach.

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Other experiences in Marrakesh

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.

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