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

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    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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    I did the Experience Essaouira Good and Art Walking Tour through the Medina and Ramparts with Said yesterday. This was booked through Urban Adventures. Said was friendly, informative, knowledgeable, and made my tour personalized with some extras I was hoping to do. He spent extra...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank trinagypsy
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    First off, we asked Said very late, to acquire a wheelchair for my father. He couldn’t have joined us on the tour without it. Said showed up with a wheelchair, walked us back to our Riad to pick up my father, and off we went....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank hajjmalik_djellaba
    Reviewed 25 June 2019 via mobile

    Our tour with Said was so great! Said our tour guide was amazing 😄 He was so patient and kind and even helped us out with shopping around the Medina too! We learnt lots about the history of Essaouria and it was very interesting. Would...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank melissasV7333TR
    Reviewed 20 April 2019

    Our guide Said made for one of our best days in Morocco. We were supposed to go from 11 to 2:30 but we were together until after 5. We toured all over the Medina with great input from Said on local history going back to...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Beachguy321
    Reviewed 14 March 2019 via mobile

    The best way to see the medina without getting lost! Our guide (Saeed) was thoughtful and gentle, and didn’t rush us, in fact it lasted more like 4 hours than 3 to allow for much art appreciation and photography. Tour finished with a delicious meal...More

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