Day trip

From Taghazout: Medina of Essaouira Guided Day Trip

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Activity provider: Sole Surfey

From Taghazout: Medina of Essaouira Guided Day Trip

Activity provider: Sole Surfey

From US$ 55.89 per person

Discover the unique history and culture of Essaouira on a guided day trip from Taghazout. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Listed walled Medina and stroll through the charming market streets.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Guided city tour in Essaouira
  • Free time in Essaouira city
  • Air-conditioned transportation
Full description
Get to know the unique history, culture and heritage of Essaouira on a one day trip from Taghazout. A Visit to the Medina of Essaouira offers a charming colorful landscapes from The Moroccan - Portuguese style of the Grand Mosque, terraces, cafes and souks. This old Portuguese city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco in 2001. Our tour will start by driving for a couple of hours through the atlas mountain, with few stops along the way: First stop to see some "flying goats" climbing the Argan trees looking for the fresh nuts. Second stop to relax and have a coffee break in a berber village. Third stop to visit the Argan Oil factory to learn more about the Argan oil. Once we arrive to Essaouira, you will have your free time to visit the souk which is located inside the Medina and make a tour of the ramparts of the Kasbah, where you will explore the ramparts of the Scala, the port of Essaouira, the municipal market, the neighborhood jewelers and craft complex. Stores are along the streets and they sell a massive variety of beautiful handcrafted items, such as Thuya wood products, clothes and carpets... Don't forget to to squeeze in a quick visit to the beautiful sunny beaches of Essaouira After your free time, we will start our return journey back to Taghazout.
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  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English, French

  • Transport
    • Transport by van

    • Pickup & drop-off by bus / coach

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

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4.7 /5

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It was not clear from the description that it was a tour with 15-20 tourists. Of course, one could not make individual requests, such as photo stops or small explorations during the journey, although one could see interesting-looking geological formations from the bus. We only stopped briefly because of the goats in the tree. The visit to the argan oil production was interesting but very "touristy". The city of Essaouira itself is spectacular, but you don't need 3.5 hours of free time there, especially not after the city tour, where you have already seen almost everything. After lunch it was so foggy that you couldn't see anything, so be sure to bring a sweater. The restaurant recommended by the tour guide was nothing special, but not bad. The tour lasted 10.5 hours instead of 9 hours as stated. So don't plan any other activities for that evening (I missed my booked yoga class).

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November 13, 2022

Fantastic trip albeit a 3 hour plus drive from Taghazout. 3 stops on the way to Essaouira which is steeped in history and well worth a visit

October 4, 2022

November 3, 2022

Product ID: 422073