Unwind by escaping the sometimes overwhelming hub of Marrakech, and head for the deliciously laid-back Atlantic coast at the town of Essaouira, for a truly relaxing day of Moroccan coastal culture.
You’ll be picked up at approximately 8am from your riad or hotel in Marrakech, and driven for around three hours through the picturesque Moroccan countryside to the incredibly relaxed, stunningly beautiful seaside town of Essaouira.
Along the way, we’ll stop to see the famous, bizarre tree-climbing goats, that used to have an interesting hand in the argan oil production process.
When we arrive in Essaouira, you’ll be free to explore the old, authentic Medina, stroll along the promenade in the fresh sea air, or feel the sand between your toes on the golden sand beach.
You can wander across ancient bridges, along fortified walls and through medieval towers, or wind through the quaint, blue-painted streets and into fascinating shops.
We’ll dine at a local restaurant in the area, serving up delicious, authentic Moroccan cuisine, as you soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
After lunch, you’ll meet some local Berber women who work in the production of argan oil, a product you might recognise as an ingredient in your shampoo, and also something the locals use in their food.
Understand their way of life and get under the skin of this fascinating culture, before we finally make the journey back to Marrakech, arriving at around 7pm.
There aren’t many places that offer surf, sand, gorgeous streets and ties to Game of Thrones and Jimi Hendrix, but Essaouira is one of them.