Essaouira Mogador is a town at the Atlantic coast of Morocco
Essaouira

 
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Eco Friendly Tours

 

Eco- friendly tourism involves the education of environmental issues such as, the protection of natural resources or endangered species but also education about the cultural and historical values particular for the region.
In addition to visiting the natural areas there also should be an effort to protect and empowering the local community, socially and economically.

 

For an active holiday

Tour in the rural aeras  with helpof donkey

 
  • Minimize impact
  • Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect
  • Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts
  • Provide direct financial benefits for conservation
  • Provide financial benefits and empowerment for local people
  • Raise sensitivity to host countries' political, environmental, and social climate
  • Support international human rights and labor agreements

 

 


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All Moroccan and foreign tourists should adopt the "leave no trace" behavior.
For example if you plan a picnic in a natural site it will be much easier to leave no trace if you use traditional products : bread, pastries, fruits, dry fruits (dates, apricots, figs, raisins...), almonds, nuts... Avoid modern products with non biodegradable packages. Collect all your waste and bring them back in a town where garbage collection is organized.

Here are some examples of the time needed for waste to decompose :
•Tissue (Kleenex): 3 months
•Cigarette filter : 1 to 2 years
•Fruits peel : 3 to 6 months
•Chewing-gum : 5 years
•Aluminium can : 50 to 100 years
•Plastic bag : 10 to 20 years
•Plastic soda bottle : 450 years
•Plastic cup, plastic lighter : 100 to 1000 years
•Telephon card : 1000 years
•Glass : 4000 years


From: http://www.marocecotourisme.com/en/waste.php

bohaira Lagoons

 

A selection of places with special interest in Essaouira Mogador
you find in Targets

 

 


The medina is exellent for walking tours.

Look at map of the Medina


The town of Essaouira

Essaouira is a small town and suited for walking tours or by bicycle.

Bicycle tours


Look at map of the town Essaouira


The regions

The nearest regions can be reached by bicycle or by local transportation with bus or shared taxis.

Bicycle tours
The 150 km coast is a landscape of rocks and wild beaches of sand. Small typical villages of fishermen. The see offer exellent conditions for surf, wind- and kitesurfing. 45% of the surface of the Province is covered with forests of Thuja or Argan trees. Rural villages and souks are plenty.

Look at maps of the region of Essaouira

 

Suggestions of educative tours.

 

The Medina


Islamic buildings in the Medina

Islamic buildings

Mosques

Zaouias


The Jews

Jewish history and sites

The Mellah

Jewish historical sites


Architecture

The gateways of the medina

The walls and gates of the Medina

The Doors and symbols

Old Consulates in the Kasbah


The Town of Essaouira


Urban growth and ecology

The "Green Wall"
and the Lagoon forest


Interesting spots with
cultural and historical values.

The Portogfuese church

Targets


Graffiti Tour

Graffiti  Sekkala

Contemporary public-space artworks
in Essaouira. Territorial graffiti
.



Northwest  beach of Essaouira

Walking tour Seaboard walking tour.
Start at Plage Safi easy walk along the northwestern shore south to to the Port, passing outside the ramparts of the medina.

The full length of this trip is only possible at low tide and most pleasant when it is not too windy.
Learn more:


Excursions

The Qalb

Hilking symbol - Trail
Easy walk uphills in thuja forest
Bicycle tours
Mountainbike. Moderate to difficult. Cyclists with some experience of on-or off-road cycling

 

The Regions


Visit the local markets in the region

Weekly rural souks

Souks


Regional tours are found in
Tour Maps

Bicycle tours

 

Find locations by GPS

Coordinates
Location
N31 26.197
W9 45.555
N31 28.686
W9 44.595
N31 26.421
W9 37.099

GPS


The 27 (24 active and 3 backups) satellites making up the GPS network over earth send microwave signals at light speed to communicate positions. For years, the military has used GPS coordinates to locate people, targets, set navigation and establish meeting places. Today, people use GPS for hiking, driving, SCUBA diving, golf and other applications where specific locations are needed.
 


Rural Architecture
Visit historical monuments
in the region

Kasbah Hamidouch

Kasbah Hamidouch
17th century fort built by Moulay Ismail. 10 km south of Souira Qadima. Province of Safi.

 

 

Hiking

Walking downhills  at Djebel Hadid

Djebel Hadid

Hilking symbol - Trail
Moderate -partly difficult hike
Mountainbike.
Grade: Red-Black.
Difficult -Severe.
Expert mountain bikers on hillsides - crossing oueds

Argan

Visit the Argan forest and learn about arganoil production in a local village.


Thuja


The beaches north and south
of Essaouira

Walking along the beach north of Plage Safi or south from Plage Tagharte to Cap Sim and Sidi Kaouki


 
   

 

Tour Maps


Eco Friendly Tours