One Day Excursions From Marrakech : Essaouira
Roughly about 175 km far from Marrakech we found this little fishing village built on a rocky island. Essaouira, is surprising by their isolation. Then discover The beauty, quality of light, the mild climate, the picturesque appearance of the city and port. Afterwards Make a place to discover, to open the senses to the poetic perception and wishing.
– Departure time from Marrakech at 8 am
– Return back to Marrakech at 6 pm
Essaouira is known as Morocco’s windy city. A combination of spectacular beaches, great sea and the almost constant tropical trade winds.
The city has a dual heritage and this can be seen in the mighty walls that surround this old Moroccan trade centre. Once a Portuguese fortress, rusting cannons between the ramparts still point out to sea, and there is a certain European feel to the construction of the city once known as Mogador.
However, the narrow, winding streets are filled with the song of the Gnaoua, women in white haiks weave their way through the alleys of the old medina and palm trees cast their shadows on the walls of whitewashed houses. At its heart, Essaouira is still a Moroccan city.