Extended on a peninsula, with the old town fortified by high walls overlooking the sea, today’s Essaouira, was known to the Phoenicians and Romans as a production center of the royal purple (porpora). Permanent inhabitation began in the first century A. C. The fascinating fortified town built by the Portuguese in the fifteenth century, with a fishing port, the medina and the mellah, makes a unique atmosphere of this Moroccan pearl. Essaouira benefit from a large beach and a stable year-round climate thanks to the trade winds. Essaouira is famous for the best Moroccan artisans and for processing of the precious tuia wood (burl) indigenous to the region.
DAY 1 - Upon arrival at Marrakech airport a Jnane Allia appointee will welcome participants and escort them to our hotel. After a fast check-in relax at the swimming pool for leisure. If you arrive in the morning we may arrange a transfer to the city for a visit. Dinner served at 7:30pm.
DAY 2 - After breakfast transfer to the Marrakech city for a guided cultural tour. Lunch in town then return with our chauffer for free time. Enjoy a yoga class (on demand), a massage (on demand), pool or simply relax. Dinner is served at 7:30pm.
DAY 3 - After breakfast transfer to Marrakech for a free day of visiting the Medina on your own in order to explore Moroccan handicraft or other nice opportunities in the souk. In the afternoon return to Jnane Allia. Dinner will be served starting at 7:30pm.
DAY 4 - After breakfast transfer to Marrakech city from the Supra Tours Bus Station. They are comfortable busses with air conditioning and wifi on board. The bus takes you to Essaouira and on arrival a representative will accompany you to the Riad where you shall stay overnight. Dinner and City Tour is exclusive.
DAY 5 - After a free day at the ocean the bus will return you to Marrakech. A representative of Jnane Allia will welcome and escort you from the station. Arrival into J.A. is anticipated for the afternoon and a Hammam is offered. Dinner included.
DAY 6 - Transfer to the airport for departure.
Included: 5 nights lodging including breakfast, transfer from and to Marrakech Menara, 1 guided tour in Marrakech’s Medina, 2 roundtrip transfers to Marrakech and venue, 1 autobus trip to and from Essaouira, 1 Hammam in Jnane Allia, 2 dinners (first and last night)
Not Included: Flights, alcohol, travel and medical insurance.
€ 620 Single Occupancy
€ 365 Per Person in Twin Sharing