A course of two hours during which, we can make stops if you wish to take photos, small visits to the cooperatives of products comestiques, otherwise, pursuit of the journey directly from Marrakesh in good conditions (professional driver, comfortable vehicle with air conditioning). We join you on your place of hosting and we shall go to the place the closest to your destination if you live in a riad in the medina or in your hotel.
Essaouira, is situated in the face of the Atlantic Ocean and the account 77 966 inhabitants in 2014. From the Antiquity, Essaouira is inhabited by the Berber natives, the Phoenician then Romain, it is that from XV ème century that the site is really occupied by the Portuguese, who build in 1506 a fortress and ramparts quickly abandoned in front of the relentless resistance of the local population.Its former medina extends over around thirty hectares, built on a rocky peninsula in the ocean in a continuation of islands scattered on the coast. It is sultan Mohammed ben Abdellah who orders his construction from 1760. Several renowned architects participate in it, such Théodore Cornut, who draws the plan of the city. Essaouira and its surroundings have a fauna and a flora exceptional.Classified biological reserve since 1980, the island of Mogador is a very appreciated natural and ornithological site. He counts several species of birds such as gulls, gulls, big cormorants, pale straps and big ravens, but it is especially a place of welcome for the very rare 700 couples of Eleanor's hawks which come to reproduce there between April and October before leaving for distant Madagascar. Thanks to all these natural, historic and cultural aspects, the island of Mogador, his port, dating VII ème century and the beaches, allowing the practice of water sports.Essaouira welcomes every year the festival of the music gnaoua, native of the empire of the Western Sudan (Mali, Guinea, Senegal, Ghana, Niger) .Des slaves were returned by these countries and enlisted in the army of sultan Ahmed El Mansour. After his death, these troops were scattered and a party found itself to Essaouira. They participated in the works of the bulwarks of the city. It is also renamed for the practice of the windsurfing and the kitesurf, thanks to the powerful winds which blow almost constantly in the bay, as well as the annual organization of a stage of the world cup of kitesurf. Its specific small business sector is also appreciated, such the work of the wood of thuja. The fish market and spices is it just as much. The region of Essaouira has for peculiarity to possess a great deal of fields of argan trees and stays the only region in the world to produce this type of oil. The argan oil is always estimated for its qualities of skincare and its particular taste in the cooking. The excursion is the ideal opportunity to explore completely the world heritage of this city classified by the UNESCO since 2001, to take advantage of its golden beach, its mysterious alleys and its beautiful home-made creations.