Excursion to Essaouira
Essaouira: Former Phoenician counter, baptized Mogador by the Portuguese, the well designed is a unique citadel, cradle of artists of all kinds, fishing port and market with intense activity, cabinetmakers who carve scented or precious woods: thuja, cedar, unforgettable ebony!
Departure for the discovery of the Moroccan St Malo, Essaouira, a small fishing port on the Atlantic, 170 km from Marrakech. As you approach Essaouira, the argan plantations welcome you. Stop at a women’s cooperative making Argan oil. Then continue to the city. Visit of the Essaouira medina and its maze of alleys to discover the facets of local craftsmanship: marquetry on Thuja wood and the goldsmiths renowned for their silver jewelry. Then continuation of the visit leaves the port and the Sqala (vestiges dating from the Portuguese colonization). Free lunch on the place, then free time before the scheduled departure around 4:00 p.m. The ancient Mogador, which stretches over an almost narrow and low island, is nestled within the ramparts dividing the old city into several quarters. Its typical Portuguese port, from the top of La Scala you will have a magnificent view while admiring the bronze cannons that were cast in Spain. It is distinguished by the finesse of its craftsmanship: woodwork (Thuja) With very beautiful inlay of ebony lemon trees with copper and silver threads or mother-of-pearl.