Theodore Cornut, a French military architect, constructed the ramparts of Essaouira in 1760 to protect the port from raiders. The ramparts are incredible imposing pieces of old and historical architecture, offering a real atmosphere for the city. Don’t miss out on taking advantage of the beautiful sea views.
Il Mare café, bar, and restaurant are famous for their mouthwatering local dishes and live music. It offers beautiful views of the ramparts from its funky terraces, an ideal ambiance and location, and an opportunity of experiencing a lovely sunset at the piano bar.
Annual Music Festival
The Gnaoua World Music Festival is a music festival platform from the Ghanaian empire of Ouagadougou annually held in Essaouria. You’ll find rock, pop, and jazz music performers from around the world entreating over 500,000 guests in four days. Don’t miss out on the free performances.
Visit an Argan Oil Cooperative
Morocco is rich in native argan trees, and many places serving argan oils and products. There’s an argan oil cooperative in Essaouira, where you can see how these critical products to Morocco are made. You’ll find argan trees-adorned rooms where women use ancient instruments and tools to hand press argan oil from the kernels. Do note that buying argan products from here is more expensive, so it’s highly recommended to see the process.
Essaouira is a resort and port beach famous for its kitesurfing and windsurfing owing to the strong winds all year round. You’ll find many surfing and windsurfing schools and surf shops everywhere in Essaouira. Don’t miss out on this great activity.
Don’t like water sports? Essaouira has another alternative for you: horse riding along the beautiful coastline.
Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Museum
Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Museum in Essaouira, located in a 19th-century former riad, was named after the city founder. The museum is the home to historical artifacts, including jewelry and pottery. Take a stroll around and soak up the stunning architecture of the building. It’s a complete trip back in time to learn more about the Berber’s culture, rituals, and traditions.
Fishing Market and Port
Essaouira was once the main fishing port in the mid-1900s in Morocco. Since fishing is a prominent trade in Essaouira, you’ll find plenty of restaurants here serving freshly cooked fish and sea dishes.
No matter you’re interested in shopping or not, meandering around traditional markets in Morocco brings you the vibes of life. Take a stroll around the conventional souk where you can see locals selling traditional clothes, pottery, tapestries, and even local food, and soak up the authentic cultural experience in Essaouira.
Traveling with a small group of passengers, divides mutual costs such as tour guide cost, transportation, entry fees, etc. between few passengers and makes your tour more affordable. The members of small group tour could be your own family or friends, or other savvy travelers that you will meet and share a journey.
Your time is priceless and we don’t want you to spend your travel time on planning for your vacation day by day. Booking a multi-day tour to a specific destinations makes it easier for you to focus on what you love, instead of going through hundreds of different daily itineraries and plan for each day individually. Simply choose your tour based on the desired duration.
For many destinations, having a local tour guide is a necessity. A professional tour guide helps you to get the most of your travel experience, plan your tours, answers to your questions, teach you the basics of the language, and manage the timings for you and other travelers. All the tour guide fees are included in your tour package.
We carefully handpick all the tours to make sure we offer the most convenient ones that covers everything you need. This includes affordable hotels, local transports, meals, and entry ticket. We make sure to include all the main costs into our itineraries so that you pay for the whole package once, and enjoy your all inclusive tour.