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Essaouira Old Jewish Cemetery

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From Marrakech: Essaouira Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

1. From Marrakech: Essaouira Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

Your day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech will begin with driving along the Haouz plains. Once in Chichaoua village, located halfway, stop for a cup of coffee before you continue your journey. Upon approaching Essaouira, you will cross the Argan trees forest, where you will spot some goats climbing the trees. Stop and take some photos before you carry on to Essaouira. To watch how the Argan oil (also called the liquid gold or Moroccan oil) is extracted, you will visit a local ladies’ cooperative to learn how some fine cosmetic products are made locally out of the rich Argan oil. From here, we will carry on to Essaouira. Upon arrival, you will explore the beautiful city at leisure. Out of experience, Exploring Essaouira is easy on your own: Locals are very friendly, the Medina is pretty small (compared to other old towns in Morocco), and its streets are in order. You definitely do not need a guide for the tour of the city. You can easily explore the Medina on your own as its streets are aligned opposite each other, unlike every other maze-like Medina in Morocco. Should you insist on one, your driver will help you hire a local guide. First, you can visit the harbor with its fishing port and old Portuguese fortifications. You can still see medieval war cannons aligned in order and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Please continue to the Medina ( old city ) with its well-kept fortification dating to the 18th century. The major landmark of the Medina is La Scala, which was built against foreign attacks from the sea. You can continue to Bab Laalouj ( One of the main gates of Essaouira, then to the Mellah ( the old Jewish quarter. Various art shops, galleries, souvenir shops, and Thuya wood craft shops are aligned in order. Choose one of the local cafes for a delicious seafood lunch and head to Kasbah, famous for having served as a military bastion. If you are a beach lover, enjoy a walk along the sandy beach of Mogador and maybe watch locals playing beach ball. If you are brave enough, why not join a game for a few minutes. People from Essaouira are amicable!! If not, you can sunbathe while watching waterspouts, amateurs kitesurfing, or windsurfing. Late in the afternoon, drive back to Marrakech, and your full-day tour to Essaouira will end with a drop off at your hotel or the nearest car-accessible point to your riad. (5 hours Drive)

Agadir or Taghazout Essaouira old city day Trip with guide

2. Agadir or Taghazout Essaouira old city day Trip with guide

Explore the coastal town of Essaouira, visit the colorful port and decorative medina, spot goats clambering up argan trees, and stroll along the sandy beach and rock pools on a scenic day trip. Be picked up from your hotel in Agadir bright and early. Begin your trip along the picturesque R207 coastal route. Make a stop to see the argan trees where small goats climb up the lower branches and feed. Spot sometimes over 20 goats sitting up in one tree. Snap some photos of this fascinating sight. Arrive in the port where you’ll see the vast expanse of the North Atlantic Ocean. Head into the vibrant old town (medina), a stunning world heritage site. View the majestic, old brass cannons that line the walls, and ramparts to protect the seafront from ancient invasions. Stop off at a women’s cooperative where argan oil is produced. Learn how oil is extracted from the kernels of argan trees. See how it is used in cuisine as an accompaniment to Moroccan bread and in beauty products for the skin and hair. Finally, enjoy the spectacular sunset as you return to Agadir.

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What people are saying about Essaouira Old Jewish Cemetery

Guide was very helpful and a very good day took 5 hours to get to the market 4 hours at the market then 4 hours home was a very long day.easy to get lost around the market as everywhere loots very simular.hard to find toilets as most places said toilets but we're Infact a shower defiantly have to haggle with the stall sellers to get a good price had a pizza for £2.50 which was amazing and very very cheap. Make sure u take cash as only had 3 cash machines there and stalls only accept cash.overall very long day good cheap food and bargains.

The driver Houcein (Ford) car very nice and helpful. He shows us the entire route to Essaouira. He was very punctual when picking up and returning. This trip to Essaouira is simply a dream. Truly fairytale paradise and everything there is authentic.

I'm a European for the first time in Morocco and I really recommend this activity to have a glimpse of a city different from Marrakech. Of course the organization made it very easy, accessible and friendly :)

A nice excursion in a characteristic place definitely worth a visit