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Experience Essaouira: Food and Art Walking Tour of the Medina and Ramparts

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide at Bab Sba in the late morning to begin your 3-hour food and art tour of Essaouira. This fascinating city often flies under the radar of visitors, and so the streets are filled with authentic cultural delights just waiting to be discovered.

    Start with a visit to the oldest pastry shop in the city, and sample traditional Moroccan pastries made with time-honored family recipes. Continue walking onto the city ramparts. These fortifications offer a glimpse into how the old seaport village was once protected against invasion. Stop at an old watchtower, and enjoy panoramic views from a little-known lookout point away from the tourist crowds. Gaze out at the city as your guide points out all the must-see landmarks.

    Next, make your way into the center of all the action: the Medina of Essaouira. This UNESCO World Heritage-listed area is an outstanding example of late-18th-century fortifications in Morocco. Wander around the colorful souks and meet local artists to check out their art.

    After getting your art fix, head to the bustling seaside fish market, where fishermen haul in their daily catch. Sit side-by-side with locals at a wooden table for a savory lunch of grilled fish (usually sardines, a local favorite). For dessert, head to a shop just outside the medina to try a typical Moroccan treat. Then, wash it down with a cup of aromatic tea at a traditional herbalist's shop.

    Your tour ends near Bab Doukkala. Your guide will be happy to give you recommendations on other things to do and see in Essaouira, or offer directions back to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Avenue du Caire, Essaouira, Morocco
    Departure Time
    11:30 AM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Food and drink tastings
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This is a child-friendly tour, but is not stroller-friendly. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page. Please note this tour includes possible small spaces and is therefore not suitable for strollers.
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved; please wear suitable footwear
    • A conservative dress code is recommended in Morocco. Men and women should keep their upper body (especially shoulders, chest and midriff) and knees covered at all times as a sign of respect to the local culture. Wearing shorts is not recommended. Mornings can be cool and winter months can be wet and windy so please dress appropriately
    • We believe in Responsible Travel. Please bring a refillable bottle for water and remember to keep hydrated, especially during hot days. A reusable bag is also recommended to carry any purchases to reduce plastic bag waste.
    • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    We had a great moment with Saïd through Essaouira. Saïd brought us through the harbour, the medina and the markets. It was a pleasure to discover a bit of Moroccan history and food culture. All this in a very nice, casual and open way. We highly recommend this tour with Saïd.
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    We had a great tour but unfortunately I cant recall the guide's name! Looks to have been under Urban Adventures. Sorry about that but he was really charming and laid back. He took us to see some wonderful art galleries and we didn't realise that part of the ramparts was even
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    I loved the tour! Said pointed out many things to me and found interesting little places to take me to. He showed me all around the port which was so interesting! I liked that we chatted and he tailored the things we saw based on what I was interested in. I asked to stop a
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    Having read all the reviews we booked this tour in the hope of brilliance. We cannot say all the positive things that others have. Said seemed to spend most of his time saying hello to his mates and really didn't tell us much. He could have said so much more about the Medina
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    We had three days in Essaouira and spent two of them doing tours with Said. We learned a lot about the city and explored the harbor the Babs the markets and ate delish fish purchased and prepared by Said! Highly recommend!
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