Hello! Congrats on taking the plunge. Whether it’s your first venture to Africa or not, you’ll find Essaouira is unlike anywhere else.
Quieter than its better-known big sister, Marrakesh, and less chaotic than Casablanca or Fez, Essaouira rewards adventurous travelers with an impressive walled medina, authentic souks, fantastic eco tours, superb cuisine and hair-raising water sports all on a micro budget. Who knows, Essaouira may charm you to put down semi-permanent roots for a while in this timeless yet satisfyingly progressive city where Arab, Berber, European and African cultures sit comfortably together.
To get the most out of this itinerary, please make sure you read it front-to-back. It is sectioned into three parts: prep, daily itineraries, and an appendix identifying everything you need to print (lodging, train tickets, etc).
This is an interactive PDF, which allows you to add your own notes in the text boxes provided and check the boxes as you complete tasks. All the links are active, so all you have to do is click!