This 6 days tour following the Atlantic Ocean coast line will bring you from old Portuguese comptoirs to fishermen villages, from Oualidia oysters breeding area to the potters furnaces in Safi, including Marrakech of course and a visit to Casablanca superb mosque, air schedule permitting.

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
  • Day 1 : Marrakech

    You will be greeted at Marrakech airport by our representative and transferred to your Hotel or Riad. Depending on your arrival time and after you check in and refresh in your hotel, your driver will pick you up for a panoramic and orientation drive of Marrakech.

  • Day 2 : Marrakech

    A full day guided tour of Marrakech with a professional local guide to discover the major monuments and cultural treasures of the imperial city.

    You will visit the Medrassa Ben Youssef, the Souks of the Medina, the Museum of Marrakech, the Saadian Tombs, the Dar Si Said Museum, the Bahia Palace, the Majorelle Gardens with Yves Saint Laurent’s private collection of Islamic Arts and the Jamaa L’Fna Square.

  • Day 3 : Marrakech – Essaouira

    Leave Marrakech to Essaouira, the former Mogador. Arrival at lunch time (on own). Afternoon visit of the city.

    First a Phoenician counter dating back to 814 BC. Then under the Roman occupancy, Essaouira became famous for its production of «Purple dye» coming from the Murex shellfish, used for the Roman Togaes.

    In the 16th century the Portuguese sailors renamed it Mogador and it became a very important trading centre. In 1764 the sultan Mohamed ben Abdellah will call upon the French architect Théodore Cornut – disciple of Vauban – to build a new city, which he did and Essaouira deserves her name, meaning «the well drawn».

    The city was very wealthy until the second half of the 19th century, mainly due to the presence of a large Jewish community (up to 17.000 against only 210.000 Moslems!). But most of them left after the Six days war, and after a decline also of its fishing harbour – as the sardines shoals were drifting far more south – the blue and white city is born and alive again, mainly through culture (handicraft of Marquetry, painting, music festivals) and Tourism.

    Dinner and overnight in your hotel.

  • Day 4 : Essaouira - Safi - Oualidia - El Jadida

    Morning departure to Safi, fishing harbour on the Ocean and centre of a very famous pottery tradition. Visit of the city and the potters quarter.

    Then on to Oualidia, a holiday seaside resort on a lagoon, famous for its oyster breeding and sea food restaurants. Lunch stop (on own).

    Then onto El Jadida by a superb road bordering the Atlantic ocean.

    Check in your hotel for dinner and overnight.

  • Day 5 : El Jadida – Casablanca

    Morning visit of El Jadida, including the Portugaise Cistern and the Remparts.

    Then, either lunch there or on to Casablanca (only 85 kms away by the motorway). Check in your hotel.

    Afternoon at leisure with car at disposal if you want to finish your shopping.

  • Day 6 : Casablanca

    In the morning, transfer to Casablanca airport according to the schedule of your departure flight.

MAP OF ITINERARY

Please note that all timings and mileage are given for a return trip, based on Google Maps data and itinerary availabilities. Trek itineraries are also not displayed as exactly as planned by us, because Google Map does not provide this type of information yet; you should then refer to the “day by day” program for accurate details.