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Hop on a friendly and well-trained Berber steed and gallop across the smooth Moroccan sand on a horseback riding tour from Essaouira. Follow
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World heritage site · Neighborhood
Medina of Essaouira , Essaouira
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Stroll down the atmospheric streets of Medina of Essaouira, the old walled part of the city with historical landmarks and an ongoing sense of
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Essaouira Ramparts , Essaouira
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Exploring Essaouira Ramparts allows you to gain a fresh perspective on the city and survey the area from atop fortified walls that enclose a
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Kayaking & Canoeing , Essaouira
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Essaouira

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Nature & Wildlife Tours · Landmarks · Piers & Boardwalks
The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site. Stately 18th-century ramparts protect the meandering streets of the oceanside town, dotted with rustic whitewashed houses and arts-and-crafts stores. Day-trip opportunities are plenty, as Essaouira's rural surroundings house picturesque villages and forest trails. On a holiday in Essaouira, you can check out the local seafood specialties, or spend your days surfing and swimming on the sandy shore. Make your own Essaouira vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Morocco day trip app.

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Where to stay in Essaouira

Accommodations in Essaouira concentrate mainly in and around the old medina quarter, but you an also find several lodging options lining the long waterfront promenade. You can choose from a variety of "riads," traditional Moroccan houses transformed into guesthouses. These establishments vary in pricing and range from budget-friendly to mid-market, while several hotels offer luxurious, 5-star services.
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