This day trip takes you to Essaouira,a beautiful seaside city about two and a half hours from Marrakech. Situated on the Atlantic Coast, it has a year-round mild temperature with an expansive golden beach popular with windsurfers. Essaouira is famous for its fresh grilled seafood, thuja wood crafts and artists. Old Portuguese ramparts guard the walled city. Watch silver craftsmen and wood carvers at work in one of the most charming medinas in Morocco. Visit a traditional pharmacy and learn about natural medicines and cures. See a women’s cooperative where argan nuts are processed by hand into one of the rarest and most versatile oils in the world. Recommended year round, especially in summer to escape the Marrakech heat.