Essaouira (Mogador) can be a perfect choice for a one day trip away from the hectic activity of Marrakech. Or make it part of the grand Morocco tour.
It is a small seaside town with fortified walls about two and a half hours from Marrakech with a stop of 30 min for a break and to visit a local Berber ladies cooperative of Argan Oil ,to see how they make it and have an idea about this magical tree ,and what they can make from it It, Essaouira is a fascinating town lying on the crossroads between 2 tribes, absolutely Moroccan, but adding its own cultural mix from further into the south of Africa, as well as hosting a large Jewish population. is a favorite among visitors and locals alike. There are constant sea breezes that cool it in summer and keep it temperate it in the winter. It also offers some of the best kite-surfing in the world.
Its beautiful beaches, fishing harbor, sea views and amazing mix of architecture, as well as a special quality of light have given it a flourishing art scene. Any time, a stroll through the exciting medina and souks to explore See especially the skilful wood-workers dedicated to Argan and juniper sculpture. You can also enjoy a local specialty of a delicious fresh seafood lunch.