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FULL-DAY TRIP TO ESSAOUIRA AND ARGAN FOREST FROM MARRAKECH

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What to Expect
Day trip to Essaouira, the former Mogador built on a rocky peninsula, with its ramparts in vigil on the ocean, its medina in white and blue tones, its busy port and its long sandy beaches. 

The history of Essaouira dates back to the 8th century BC. The Phoenicians stopped there on the road of the equator. The real founder of the city was the Alaouite sultan Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, who entrusted the construction to Theodore Cornut, architect and student of Vauban Essaouira is now a nice little fishing port very lively at the arrival of the boats where sardines and crustaceans are sold at the auction. On the docks, fishermen repair the red nets. 

Enjoy the sardine grilled outdoors in the harbor's small restaurants, then discover the Sqala du Port, a crenellated bastion built to protect the harbor and the city. It consists of two fortified wings behind the Navy gate. Leaving the port Sqala, enter Moulay Hassan square. Discover the kasbah, district surrounded by ramparts with foundations anchored in the rock. Walk along the ramparts taking the street that leads to the Sqala of the Kasbah, where the famous guns of Essaouira line up. This place was chosen by Orson Welles to turn the exterior sets of his Othello. 

At the heart of the Kasbah, the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions is the mirror and the collective memory of the province of Essaouira. You will discover the ritual or profane musical instruments of the Aissaoua, Hamadcha and Gnaoua brotherhoods. Every year in June, the world-renowned Gnaoua Festival of Essaouira.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Departure from your accommodation in Marrakech
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
10h
Return Details
Return to the original pick up point
Inclusions
  • Pick up and return from your Hotel/Riad
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Fuel/Gas
  • Visit of Argan Cooperative
  • Bottled water
  • Local taxes
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or 4WD
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Marrakech First Trip
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French
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