The picturesque fishing port of Essaouira is the nearest seaside to Marrakesh and well worth a visit. Previously known by its Portuguese name Mogador, a fortress still commands the entrance to the harbour and the medina itself has walled ramparts.
Essaouira is usually much cooler than Marrakech and can be windy at times, it is no coincidence that the world wind surf championships are held here. Once in Essaouira you will enjoy a guided tour around this beautiful little town including lunch in local restaurant. We will be back in Marrakesh at around 6.00pm.