Close your eyes and take in the sounds and sensations of Morocco in the latest Destination Morocco episode: a live walking tour of the beautiful coastal city of Essaouira. Zaid, our local guide with decades of experience, takes us through the winding alleyways of the Medina, past the fish markets and musicians, heading up onto the city walls and darting into artisan craft studios.
Live & Immersive Walking Tour of Essaouira - Ep. 33
This authentic and immersive audio experience will make you feel like you are there with Zaid as he shows around Destination Morocco's podcast producer Ted Cragg and his family, on their recent visit to Morocco. The tour is a great example of the type of experience you can expect in Morocco, as multi-day, multi-city tours will always include a local guide to show you around each new location.
Learn how Essaouira is reknowned for its welcoming spirit and pluralistic version, encouraging people of different religions and cultures to live side by side. In the 18th and 19th centuries this was far from a common occurrence. In Essaouira, locals would carve their identity above their doorway to demonstrate their kinship and encourage others to do the same. As we walk along, Zaid tells us this back story, as well as pointing out the symbols carved on the city gates, the various European influences, and explanations of everything from hammams to kasbahs and the call to prayer.
Episode 7, "Discover Essaouira, Morocco's Coastal Gem"
Episode 30, "Family Travel in Morocco"