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Marrakech or Essaouira?

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Marrakech or Essaouira?

Hello All. May I please ask a question of those who have been to Marrakech and Essaouira? If you had to choose between a day spent at Les Jardins Majorelle and shopping in the Marrakech souks versus a day trip to Essaouira, which do you think would be better for a first-time visitor to Morocco? Based on the tour itinerary, I would not be able to visit Les Jardins Majorelle or the medina and Jemaa El Fna Square if I choose the Essaouira day trip.

Thank you so much for any insight.

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1. Re: Marrakech or Essaouira?

Hi,

If all you are being offered is one day in Marrakech then choose Essaouira. Marrakech is not a day trip destination.

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Hi Shimmin, thank you so much for the response. The trip actually includes about two-and-a-half days in Marrakech, so it's really more of an optional day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira and back. I'm just trying to decide if Essaouira is worth missing out on Les Jardins Majorelle and guided time in the medina.

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3. Re: Marrakech or Essaouira?

If you only have 2 and a half days in Marrakech I'd say forget Essaouira on this occasion.

Edited: 06 December 2013, 15:29
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Agreed. In only two and a half days you can only begin to scratch the surface of Marrakech, let alone the medina and its souks.

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Thank you both!

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