4 days

Essaouira Extension

Essaouira Extension

UNESCO World Heritage-listed Essaouira medina

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  • A couple of days taking in the sea air and relaxed markets within the fortified walls of the charming and picturesque coastal town of Essaouira is the ideal way to unwind at the end of your tour.

    Why we love it

    • Essaouira is a gorgeous town with a village atmosphere; with classic imperial architecture, local markets and hooded jellabas worn everywhere, it's Morocco in a microcosm.

    Itinerary

    Day 1-2 - Essaouira

    • You will be picked up from hotel by your driver and transferred to Essaouira, a three hour drive away.
    • On arrival in Essaouria, you will be met by your local guide. They will guide you through the the narrow streets of this charming coastal town. The streets size discourages cars, and as you walk through the town it feels as though little has changed since the days of sea pirates.
    • It is one of North Africa's most attractive settlements and soon you find yourself slipping into its easy-going rhythm. The fishing port is a serious commercial operation and it is fun to observe the daily catch and its subsequent auction.
    • Elsewhere there are markets, numerous shops and several fine art galleries to distract the visitor, along with a wide variety of restaurants.
    Riad Residence El Mehdi or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 3 - Essaouira - Marrakech

    • You will have time this morning for either further exploration or relaxation before it is time to return to Marrakech. You will meet your driver and transfer back to Marrakech.
    • After settling back in to your hotel you will likely be drawn back to the Djemaa el Fna, and the surrounding medina. Eating out at one of the many outdoor restaurants overlooking the square is a great way to finish your trip.
    Hotel les Trois Palmiers or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 4 - Marrakech

    • Your trip will come to an end after breakfast today. Check-out time is usually around 12.00 noon and you are free to leave at any time. If you have arranged a private airport transfer you will be advised of the pick-up time.
    • Additional accommodation can be pre-booked if you wish to spend more time exploring Marrakech.
    Breakfast
  • What to Know

    What's Included

    • Local guide, transport and sightseeing.
    • Return transfers from Marrakech to Essaouira
    • Walking tour of Essaouira, with plenty of time to explore the town and make your own discoveries

    Not Included

    • International flights, airport transfers, departure taxes, visas, insurance (compulsory on all trips), meals not listed (lunches and dinners), any optional tours or activities during free time, camera fees, excess baggage charges, tips and items of a personal nature.
    • Airport transfers
    • Departure taxes
    • Visas
    • Insurance (compulsory on all trips)
    • Meals not listed (lunches and dinners)
    • Any optional tours or activities during free time
    • Camera fees
    • Excess baggage charges
    • Tips and items of a personal nature
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Trip Code PGEX
Group size 1 - 16
Start City: Marrakech
End City: Marrakech
Style: Small Group

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