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Visiting Essaouira during Eid al-Adha: everything you need to know

Goats heads on BBQs, discarded fleeces on the streets, blue doors of shops closed, and a very, very quiet medina… If you are visiting Essaouria during Eid al-Adha, ‘the feast of sacrifice’, the medina and town will feel very different. It’s a very special time to visit Essaouira, but it’s not for everyone. Here we …

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Getting the bus from Marrakech to Essaouira: everything you need to know

Bus travel is the cheapest way to get from Marrakech to Essaouira. Check out our guide to getting from Marrakech to Essaouira for a break down of all the options. There is no train between Marrakech and Essaouira. Here we detail everything you need to know about the Marrakech to Essaouira bus, and if you …

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Getting the bus from Essaouira to Casablanca: everything you need to know

Besides driving, the easiest way to get from Essaouira to Casablanca is by bus. There is no train between Essaouira and Casablanca. Here we detail everything you need to know about the bus from Essaouira to Casablanca. We will cover details about the bus from Casablanca to Essaouira in a different post. How long is …

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PETITS TAXIS: the BEST way to get around Essaouira

Essaouira is a relatively small town and very compact. With the Medina being traffic-free, many visitors to Essaouira find that getting around by foot works perfectly. Indeed, if you are just strolling around the laneways of the medina, along the Ramparts, or the fishing port, walking is indeed the best way to get around Essaouira. …

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Essaouira travel FAQs: everything you need to know for a smooth visit

Whilst Essaouira is far more relaxed than Marrakesh and provides a soft landing for a first time travel experience to the African continent, if you have flown in directly from Europe the differing sites, sounds and smells hit immediately and may be unsettling initially. But any worries about visiting Essaouira for a first time can …

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