AGADIR, MARRAKESH & Essaouira
(03 nights / 04 days)
Day 1: Agadir – Essaouira (ciy tour)
Meet and great at Agadir seaport, then transfer to Essaouira, a charming city and one of the best cities in Morocco. This relatively small, easily navigable beach city is ideal for a free day. Essaouira has got a distinct multicultural feel, resulting from the large Portuguese, French, and Jewish populations that once called it home. Its mild climate and expansive stretches of ocean sand also place it among Morocco’s top beach towns. Essaouira’s walled medina was added to Unesco’s World Heritage list in 2001. Its well-preserved, late-18th-century fortified layout is a prime example of European military architecture in North Africa. For the visitor, the mellow atmosphere, narrow winding streets lined with colourful shops, whitewashed houses and heavy old wooden doors make it a wonderful place to stroll. Overnight in Essaouira.
Day 2: Essaouira – Marrakech (city tour)
After breakfast, leave Essaouira heading to Marrakech, the pearl of the south of Morocco and one of the most charming cities in the world. There is absolutely a lot to see in this city that Winston Churchul called “the most beautiful place in the world at sunset”. Enjoy the guided city tour of Marrakech beginning with a visit to the Kotoubia Mosque. The mosque is the largest in Marrakech and one of the oldest mosques in the world. The minaret, 77 metres (253 ft) in height, includes a spire and orbs. It was completed under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184 to 1199), and has inspired other buildings such as the Giralda of Seville and the Hassan Tower of Rabat. Continue to the world-famous Jemaa el Fna Square, which houses arrays of food, snake charmers, local musicians, and fortune-tellers. There’s nowhere on Earth like the Jemaa el Fna, the square at the heart of old Marrakesh. Your next stop is the Bahia Palace, and the Saadian Tombs. The Saadian tombs in Marrakech date back from the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). The tombs were discovered in 1917 and were restored by the Beaux-arts service. The mausoleum comprises the interments of about sixty members of the Saadi Dynasty that originated in the valley of the Draa River. Overnight in Marrakech.
Day 3: Marrakech – Agadir (city tour)
After breakfast, return to Agadir, one of the top destinations in Africa. Agadir is located on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean and at foot of the Atlas Mountains. Agadir is a very modern city and one of the largest seaside resort in Africa. The city is well-known for its unusually mild year-round climate and it is one of the best places in the world for the snowbirds. The city tour of Agadir includes a stop at the hilltop ruins of the old Kasbah (also know as Agadir Oufella). The site has an exceptional view over the whole city. After the visit of the Kasbah, stop at the largest sardine fishing fleet in the world, located in the port of Agadir where traders haggle for fresh fish in the daily auctions, and marvel at the traditional craftsmanship used to build wooden fishing boats for hundreds of years. We will continue our tour to city centre to visit The Birds Valley. The valley is a small zoo with diffrent kinds of birds and and other animals. Complete the tour of Agadir with the visit of Souk El Had. The literary translation of Souk El Had is Sunday Market. This Souk (market) is the largest market in the region with about 6000 small shops. Souk El Had is surrounded by walls and has several entrances. In this market, you can always find something intesrseting for you including all kinds of handicrafts and traditional decorations. Spend the rest of the time enjoying a nice walk along the corniche of Agadir or along the longest beach in Morocco with over 03km of golden sand. Overnight in Agadir.
Day 4: Agadir port
After breakfast, we will assist you to your cruising ship.