Trip idea in Morocco

Argan Oil, The New Gold


from £700 pp

(ex international flights)


8 days

This twin centre trip divides your time between Marrakech and the pretty coastal town of Essaouira. As well as discovering these two mainstays of Morocco, you'll also learn all about argan nuts and the production of argan oil, and in the process gain deeper insights into life in rural Morocco, as well as Moroccan culture and traditions. Argan oil has been used for centuries in Morocco in both cooking and as a remedy, but with its increasing popularity in the west it is becoming more important to the Moroccan economy.

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Day 1 - Marrakech

  • Transfer from Marrakech airport to the city
  • At leisure in Marrakech before your argan oil trip
  • Jamna El Fnaa Square

Day 2 - Marrakech

  • Half day city tour of Marrakech
  • Visit the Jardin Majorelle
  • Hammam experience in Marrakech

Day 3 - Essaouira

  • Marrakech to Essaouira
  • Meet argan oil producers
Sidi Kaouki, Essaouira

Day 4 - Sidi Kaouki, Essaouira

  • Argan nut harvesting
  • At leisure in Sidi Kaouki

Day 5 - Essaouira

  • Visit an argan oil cooperative

Day 6 - Essaouira

  • Learn to cook with argan oil
Essaouira, Marrakech

Day 7 - Essaouira, Marrakech

  • At leisure in the coastal town of Essaouira
  • Transfer from Essaouira to Marrakech via Argan oil cooperative

Day 8

  • Airport transfer from Marrakech to the airport