This extension takes you to the Atlantic coastal towns of Essaouira, Safi and El Jadida.
Day 1 Marrakech / Essaouira
Enjoy a leisurely start today, with breakfast followed by a drive of approximately two hours to Essaouira, a picturesque fishing town that was the former Mogador and Portuguese stronghold along the Atlantic coast. This charming port has been an important stop along trade routes since Roman times and, with its exquisite beach, has become one of Morocco’s most popular coastal destinations. There is a Portuguese, French and Jewish legacy here, as well as an artistic base that has for centuries attracted musicians, painters and craftsmen from within Morocco and all over the world. It is well known for its woodcarving handicraft. After lunch in the medina, you will visit the ramparts and fortress, local woodcarvers and more. Later, stroll the beach or take an optional camel ride along the shore. Dinner will be served at your riad.
Day 2 Essaouira / Safi / Casablanca
Following breakfast, you will depart Essaouira for Casablanca, with a stop in Safi & El Oualidia on the way. Safi is famous for the colorful pottery and Portuguese influence. You will drive along the beautiful coastline road to El Jadidia, visiting the town’s famous Portuguese citadel, ramparts and underground cistern before continuing on to Casablanca.
Day 3 Casablanca Departure
After breakfast you are transferred to the airport for your departure.
Time permitting, you might want to visit the Hassan II Mosque, the old medina or take a tour of the city.
What to Expect
Duration 3 days
Match the trip’s intensity to your ability and motivation.
Easy walking, with opportunities for low-key physical activity.
Energetic exploration with optional day hikes, leisurely cycling, or light canoeing.
Day-long active excursions and options for demanding activity in varied environments.
Strenuous hiking or other intense activity that may be at high altitude or over rough terrain.
Multi-day trekking and other activities requiring endurance or strength. Steep trails. No technical expertise necessary.