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Escape to Essaouria

Escape to Essaouria – Extension to our Mysteries of Morocco tour

October 1 to October 4, 2019

4 Days/3 Nights

After an action-packed adventure through the deserts and the Kasbahs, what could possibly be better than 4 relaxing days on the beautiful African coast?  Nothing would be our answer, and that is exactly what you can choose to do if you like or join us in some more fun and exploration as we continue our Moorish Odyssey while visiting the charming and ancient port city of Essaouria! 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • • Guided tour of the charming seaside town of Essaouira, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • • Yoga on the Beach
  • • Tree climbing goats! 
  • • Discover the craftsmanship and exquisite carpentry of native thuya wood 
  • • Visit an association of Berber women producing Argan oil and learn how it’s done
  • • Shop in the souks at a very relaxed pace
  • • Stroll along Essaouira endless sandy beaches

Day one October 1:

We say goodbye to some of our friends after breakfast, and head to the magical African coastal town and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Essaouira.  It is one of the most picturesque places in the country with a thriving fishing industry, harbor front restaurants and a wonderfully relaxed pace of life. On our three hour journey we will stop for some mint tea or thick coffee at a local café and visit a Cooperative to see how women make Argan Oil.  Everyone’s favorite Morroccan photo op is of the famous climbing goats, and you will catch them in the Argan trees eating fruit and leaves. After checking in at our hotel, enjoy a typical seafood lunch on your own in the fishermen’s market hall at Essaouira’s small port. After lunch we set off with a local guide to explore the most interesting must-see places and attractions this sea-side medieval town has to offer. Essaouria boasts lovely white-washed and blue-shuttered houses, colonnades, art galleries and mouth-watering waterfront seafood restaurants, and you can dine in one this evening, we are happy to offer suggestions!

Day two October 2:

Time to relax with a morning yoga class, and then enjoy a delicious breakfast. Essaouira’s biggest attraction may be its relaxing atmosphere. You will have plenty of time to enjoy and discover this 18th century fortified town at your own pace. You will notice that life is easy here right away.  Even shopping is much slower than in the bustling cities like Marrakesh.  The ancient port of Essaouira is one of the most picturesque places in the country with smells, scents and colours and photo opportunities galore. If you are feeling ambitious, you may be tempted to windsurf, ride a horse on the beach or play a round of golf.  If not, well, that is why we are here, pure relaxation, you have earned it! 

Day three October 3:

You know the drill, yoga, breakfast and then you have the whole day to do as you please!  There are so many things to do in Essouaria, it will be hard to decide what to do, or what no to do, but we will be happy to make some suggestions.  Relaxing on the beach, shopping in one of the seaside market stores, or enjoying a traditional hammam treatment are all excellent choices.  You know Nancy will probably be looking for SUP opportunities that you can join in. Tonight we gather together one more time for another Farewell Dinner with our friends, both old and new.  

Day four October 4:

Breakfast and then we say goodbye, or fare thee well at least.  We will make sure you are transferred to the airport by your guide, who will also assist you with the paperwork formalities before you board your homeward flight. If your flight departure is scheduled in the afternoon, there will likely be more time to explore the bustling souks and pick up a few last minute souvenirs before you fly back to your destination with sweet memories of Morocco that will last for a lifetime.

Essaouria Extension cost:

$855.00 per person double occupancy

$363.00 single supplement if available

Included in the trip cost:

  1. キ 3 nights accommodations in a 4 star centrally located hotel
  2. キ 2 yoga classes
  3. キ Breakfast daily, one lunch and a Farewell dinner
  4. キ All tours and activities outlined in the itinerary
  5. キ All gratuities to guides and drivers
  6. キ Airport transfer to Marrakesh or Casablanca

Not included:

  1. キ Airfare to and from Morocco
  2. キ Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  3. キ Items of a personal nature

 

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