Marrakech: Essaouira Day Trip with Women's Argan Co-Op Visit

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Cross a forest of argan trees and learn about argan oil processing at an artisanal factory on a day trip to Essaouria from Marrakech. See the Sqala du Port d'Essaouira and the Essaouira Citadel.


  • Immerse yourself in the local atmosphere of Essaouira while exploring the medina
  • Venture through a forest of argan trees to an argan oil cooperative
  • Stroll through souks, traditional stalls, art galleries, and woodwork shops
  • See highlights like the Essaouira Citadel and the Sqala du Port d' Essaouira
  • Discover natural cosmetics made with argan oil at a women's co-op


Begin your day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech with a walk along the fertile plains of Haouz to the city of Chichaoua, where you'll stop for a coffee break before continuing to Essaouira. On your way, cross a forest of argan trees. Learn how argan is extracted during a visit to a local women’s cooperative. Get an inside look at how natural cosmetics are made locally from the argan seed. Afterward, continue to Essaouira. Arrive in Essaouira and have time to explore the city at your leisure. Then, visit the fishing port. Cross the Medina of Essaouira, with its souks, traditional stalls, art galleries, and woodwork workshops. Explore the art of cedarwood inlay and enjoy the beautiful objects presented by craftsmen through the medina's alleys. Visit the ramparts and gates of Essaouira, the Essaouira Citadel, military buildings, and two main fortifications: the city walls and the Sqala du Port d' Essaouira. In the late afternoon, return to Marrakech with an included transfer.


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