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Essaouira Tour from Marrakech shared small-group

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    What to Expect
    The hustle and bustle of Marrakech quickly slips away as you enter into the peace and beauty that is Essaouira. This ancient citadel on the West Atlantic coast of Africa literally means “wall” in the Berber language, and you’ll soon discover why. Travelers from all over the world come here to experience the very special weather, and explore its diverse and unique history.

    The vegetation changes to Argan trees that only grow in the wild and which provide berries for local goats to eat. These special trees are valued for their nutritive, cosmetic and numerous medicinal properties. The tree, a relict species from the Tertiary age, is extremely well adapted to drought and other environmentally difficult conditions of southwestern Morocco, and while now endangered, they are under protection of UNESCO.

    Gaze at the panoramic views of Essaouira as you drive into town. The charming and artistic blue and white town has been a favorite amongst barefoot travelers for decades. In Essaouira, you can explore its peculiar wonders at your leisure. Stroll along the quays, where you can watch fishermen unloading their catch of the day and fishing boats coming back to shore, or enjoy the many restaurants at the port and dine on fresh fish and seafood.

    Wander through picturesque streets, explore the historic ramparts and visit the Medina, full of local artists selling their crafts made of Thuya wood. The ramparts will give you an insight in to how this old seaport village was armed against the threat of invasion. Marquetry still remains a traditional specialty of Essaouira. Another beautiful attraction of the region is its tranquil beach, where you could easily spend a relaxing and peaceful time

    After a full day of sightseeing, return to your hotel
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Marrakesh, Morocco
    2: Marrakesh, Morocco
    3: Medina, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
    4: Jamaa El Fna, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco

    Traveler pickup is offered
    jemaa el fna square
    Departure Time
    8:45 AM
    Duration
    10h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Driver/guide
    • Stop To visit a Traditional Argan Oil factory
    Exclusions
    • lunch Is Not Inluded
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I wanted to love this trip but I didn’t. However, our driver Karima was spectacular. She made a few stops on the way, so we saw the goats in the tree and and argan cooperative. We enjoyed both stops. When she dropped us off at the town, she pointed out a few lunch places.
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    Response from DAOUDBRAHIM, Owner at Essaouira Tour from Marrakech shared small-group
    Responded 2 days ago
    Thank you very much Waleed for your comment. It will be a pleasure to see you again !
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    we booked with this agency and we were very satisfied with the services of organization, the manager was respenssif and very nice, essaouira is a very beautiful city full of history and beautiful landscapes, we are very satisfied and we strongly recommend that you discover
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    Response from DAOUDBRAHIM, Owner at Essaouira Tour from Marrakech shared small-group
    Responded 25 Aug 2019
    Thank you for your confidence in reserving with us, and for your opinion which will be shared with our partners Best regards. Brahim
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    First of all the driver arrived almost 30 min late to our hotel. Second, we had only a driver and no guide at all, we were left alone in the essaouira city to figure everything out. From what I found you cound pay half of the money for the transport only, so this tour is not
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    Response from DAOUDBRAHIM, Manager at Essaouira Tour from Marrakech shared small-group
    Responded 8 May 2019
    Hello, Thank you very much for your comment, we appreciate all the constructive comments of our customers Let me explain you, the pickup from the hotel was scheduled between 8:00 and 8:30 and departure at 8:45, the driver was at the Novotel hotel at 8:31, the two customers who participated with you took a little late with their 2years baby,let me remembering you that you are responsible to write objective reviews on TripAdvisor, on our tour program we said that there is no local guide at Essaouira and it’s optional, your driver is your guide during the drive between Marrakech and Essaouira, you said that people could pay the half of the price for other transportation, Let me say a final word transportation with an ordinary 50 places bus coast 24€ for a round trip without any assistance or explanations or stops and you have to take a taxi to go to the bus station and another taxi to get back to your hotel nothing that taxis will coast you 20 € , However you paid only 20€ for this day tour with a private driver and a confortable AC Mercedes minivan Vito and you where only 4 people in this tour with private pick up and drop off. I’m really sorry that you couldn’t be enough positive to enjoy your day. Wish you a good luck.
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    We expected more from this trip. We had not even 5 hours for visiting Essaouira. We could have seen more if we had planned by ourselves the trip. Especially the bus drive back to Marrakech was weird because the driver turned after one hour drive back to Essaouira. No one
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    The organization was very professional, I was notified about the pickup 1 day after the booking. Despite not speaking English the driver was generally nice and drove us safely in an air conditioned vehicle to Essaouira. The city is absolutely worth a visit, but this day trip
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