Essaouira – Mogador, Morocco Itinerary

I am attending a press trip to the beautiful Moroccan seaside town of Essaouira Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th April and hope you will follow the adventure on the #epicEssaouira hashtag.

Essaouira is a beautiful coastal location about two hour’s drive from Marrakech. It’s known for its hippy-chic atmosphere, gorgeous weather, delicious seafood and local activities (water sports, horse riding, pottery, cooking, beach quad biking are just a few).

The famous fishing port in the medina (a UNESCO World Heritage site) sits close to its colourful souk and a stone’s throw from its sandy beaches.

Coastal town and Port of Essaouira in Morocco on Mallory on Travel adventure, photography

Port of Essaouira

Day 1  Travel Day

Easyjet Flight Departing from London Gatwick

  • Arrival in Marrakech
  • Transfer from Marrakech to Essaouira by mini bus taking a scenic route with plenty of photo opportunities.
  • Check in at the hotel Le Medina
  • Evening dinner at Taros restaurant – Terrace offers a beautiful view of the beach, the ocean and the medina with live music…

Day 2 Vineyard – Gnawa music initiation

  • am: Visit of Mogador
  • Depart for the Val d’Argan vineyard for a visit of the site
  • pm – Lunch on site in the restaurant that overlooks the vineyards with traditional Essaouira cooking
  • Visit of the city of Essaouira
  • Visit of Transe Music shop and initiation/workshop of Gnawa music
  • Evening: Dinner at Mamouche restaurant

Day 3 – Horse riding and pottery course

  • am: FREE TIME or horse riding
  • pm: Lunch at the restaurant The Ocean Vagabond
  • Visit of the Argan Oil cooperative KAOUKI with a guided tour showing the 7 step process for making Argan Oil. (Founded in 2005, the co-op focuses on the production of Argan oil and the creation of products that are 100% organic and high quality: Argan oil, soap, shampoo, creams etc.)
  • Visit ‘L’Or d’Essaouira’ shop for home-made pottery in TADELEKT and pottery course using clay.
  • E vening: Dinner at the restaurant ‘L’Heure Bleue’ – five star, stunning restaurant and hotel with roof-top pool and own private spa and cinema
Fortified ramparts of the Moroccan coastal town Essaouira on Mallory on Travel adventure, photography

Ramparts of Essaouira

Day 4 – Travelling

  • 5am Check out of hotel (note that checkout time!)
  • Transfer to Marrakech or Essaouira airport

Easyjet Flight Departs Marrakech

This trip is kindly provided by Tourist Board, Faical and the itinerary arranged by Ketchum Pleon Limited

*All images courtesy of Ketchum Pleon Limited


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