Essaouira the Pearl of the Atlantic

Departure at 8:00 am from your hotel. Travel of 180 km between Marrakech and Essaouira which allows you to discover the south-western part of the Alhaouz plain rich in olive trees, apricot trees and vines. This region is also known for its large production of green melons, also known in Arabic as “Souihla”, a name also carried by the region outside Marrakech. Leaving the plain of Alhaouz we discover an arid and semi-desert landscape, it is the plain of Chichaoua called once called “the plain of sugar cane”. This plain, now inhabited by a semi-nomadic tribe, is one of the reasons for the construction of the town of Essaouira. Between this last one and Essaouira the plain of Chiyadma one can admire the forest of Arganiers a wild tree growing only in Morocco classified heritage of humanity. Visit to a women’s cooperative for the extraction of Argan oil (Cooperative sponsored by the Social Development Agency and with the support of the European Union), Oil rich in vitamin E, antioxidants, it is mainly used for its cosmetic properties. Arrived in Essaouira free day. The time of departure back to Marrakech will be at your choice.

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