Essaouira ....... the pearl of the Atlantic
Departure at 08:15 am, driving along the Atlantic coast with beautiful little wild beaches. Panoramic views, and beautiful landscape will take your breath away. Pull over at any corner for pictures, for exp. goats on the trees,... stop at any beautiful sights for a fresh breathe of the Atlantic breeze. Most part of the itinerary is mountainous; where the famous Argan tree grows.
On our way a short visit to a female cooperative of Argan oil extraction is also possible. Being part of the program INDH: (the National Initiative of Human Development).
Once arrived to Essaouira, we visit the port considered in the XVIII century the international leader port, linking Morocco with its Saharan hinterland to Europe, and of course to the rest of the world. Visit of the Medina, built accordingly to the principles of the European military architecture of that time: La Scala and its old canons directed to the Atlantic, the old Jewish quarter "El Mellah", in the end the main square surrounded by many cafies and shops.
After the visit of the Medina, and its lively alleys, we will have lunch in a restaurant facing the Atlantic.The specialty there is seafood, fish, and others. After lunch; free time.
Duration: Departure at 08:15 am from your hotel, return about 06:30 pm.
Total mileage: 340 km