Essaouira is a small town built in eighteenth-century and bathed by the waves of Atlantic Ocean. This town is located 180km westward from Marrakech. In 2001, Essaouira was declared a world heritage site. Originally called "Souira" ("the small fortress"), the name became "Es-Saouira" ("the beautifully designed").
We leave at 8 in the morning. After a 2.5 hour trip, we arrive to the medina of the town and we enjoy in the port of Mogador.
Although its core business is fishing, Essaouira is also famous for its fine craftsmanship, especially wooden objects sandwiching the lemon wood carving, ebony, mother of pearl or silver or copper wires.
As the trip takes only 2.5 hours we are back to Marrakech in the afternoon.