Excursion to Oualidia & Safi pottery

Excursions from Marrakech, Marrakech

A day trip to the lagoon fishing village of Oualidia and the fishing town of Safi and its potteries.

There is a drive of about 5 hours back and forth from Safi, so this trip needs to start early.

Oualidia is a seaside resort where the old king use to have his summer residence. You will see local fishermen and, in the spring and autumn months, migrating birds can be observed on the lagoon from a small boat.

  • Drive to Oualidia (1 hours drive) where you will see the splendid lagoon stretching 11 km from north to south. Observe fishermen on the beach with their fresh catch of the day or mending their nets. Oualidia is a haven for migrating birds which can be viewed by small fishing boats for hire.
  • View Safi from the cliffs.
  • Safi, under the rule of the Portuguese was the biggest of the three towns, with its own cathedral. It can be visited but is in a poor state.
  • It is the second largest sardine fishing port in Morocco with a big industrial harbor.  It is also a town famous for its potters and you may with to pay a visit the pottery museum there.
  • You will visit the workshop owned by an 8th generation master potter and visit the ramparts built by the Portugese.
  • Lunch at the Serghini’s is included in the price.

Price:  700 Dh per person

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