Your day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech will star tat 08h30 from your hotel or riad with a drive through the Haouz planes.
On your way, you might want to visit an Argan oil ladies cooperative to learn about this rare tree unique to this region, and watch the local ladies processing the nuts into a liquid gold.
Upon arrival at the old Portuguese fortified town of Mogador, you will start your visit of the Bastions of Skala, wonder around the streets of the Medina with its thuya wood shops and artists galleries while you listen to Gnaoua music played from every shop out there.
From here, you will continue to Place Moulay El Hassan, famous for its cafés, and hosting the Gnaoua music festival every June of the year.
After a little break in the place, we continue to the harbor where we will watch the fishermen returning back with their fresh catch.
You might want to have lunch just outside the port, where food stalls serve grilled fish.
You will have some time at leisure to wonder in the sandy beach, sunbathe or relax in one of the beach front cafés.
By mid afternoon, we drive back to Marrakech.
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