Are you interested in taking this trip? We'd love to show you some of Morocco's hidden secrets.
We begin our journey at eight o'clock and, three hours later, we arrive at Essaouira on the Atlantic coast, built by the Portuguese on a high, crescent-shaped peninsula of fine sand. Since the 16th century, Essaouira has also been known by its Portuguese name of Mogador. To the south of the harbour is a long, sandy beach.
The town is sheltered by the high, solid walls which were constructed by the French in the 18th Century. It is largely pedestrianised and is divided into different districts in a grid system.
From the top of the Skala you can see the very colourful fishing harbour, Spanish fortresses and cannon.
This city is famous for its handicrafts in pearl, silver, bronze and wood including ebony. It was once Morocco’s principal port and it was from here that goods carried north in caravans from sub-Saharan Africa were shipped to the rest of the world.
If you enjoy savouring seafood meals, then the port is the ideal location to try the authentic cuisine.
We leave Essaouira in the afternoon and return to Marrakech.