Essaouira or Mogador is an old fort and fishing harbor located near Marrakech. It is one of the most well-known attractions near Marrakech. People love this place for its quiet, artistic, and bohemian feel. The town has been influenced by Carthaginian, Berber, Portuguese, Arabs, and various other cultures. Before reaching Essaouira, you can visit an Argan Oil cooperative, where you will find women extracting Argan Oil. The Argan Tree is a type of flowering plant, which only grows in southern Morocco. The oil from this tree, due to its aesthetic and cooking benefits is in huge demand all over the World. While having a city tour, you will visit the fishing port, where you will find the local fishermen returning to their homes after a hectic day. You will also get to visit Skala Kasbah, which was built in 1765, as a defense against attacks from the sea. While the tour, you will also be free to have a seafood lunch at any local restaurant of your choice. After lunch, you can have a walk on the golden beach and enjoy the serenity of the place. You will also get an opportunity to explore some of the most stunning art galleries of Medina. You can easily explore the whole place on foot and even do some shopping before returning to Marrakech.
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- Perfect place to get away from hustle and bustle of Marrakech
- Visit Argan Oil Cooperative and get to see the extraction procedure of this valuable oil
- Explore the Medina of Essaouira (UNESCO World Heritage)
- Relish lunch of fresh seafood
- Pamper yourself in the coolness and calmness of the city