Known until the 1960s as Mogador

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Essaouira is a port city is in the western Moroccan region of Marakesh-Safi, on the Atlantic coast. Here you can visit beaches like Plage d’Essaouira and Plage Tagharte. You can also go to the City Walls monument, Musée Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah, Bab Sba, Dar Souiri, and the Gallery Kasbah. 

This beautiful, vibrant town has such a deep history, but you can also find tons of team-building activities for you and your team to try while on your company retreat. You could go on a horseback or camel tour, take surf lessons, go on a stand-up paddleboard, do a treasure hunt, an electric bike tour, and so much more.

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These team-building activities are available as part of our retreat package.

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See Essaouira from the water on a stand-up paddleboard

  • Stand-up paddleboarding is accessible to everyone, whatever your age
  • Staff is super kind and the gear is top notch.
  •  They’ll explain clearly: how to be safe in the water, the right technique to train in the white wash, and overall, they explain it to you with a smile!
  •  Learn from an excellent instructor for complete beginners. 
  • There’s a nice little coffee bar where you can get a good coffee treat after an exhausting session.

Try taking surf lessons in Essaouira

  • Essaouira is one of the best surfing destinations in Morocco, especially to learn and practice. 
  • There are waves for every level all year round.
  • You'll get a 2 hour lesson from a certified instructor, complete surf equipment, private transport, and bottled water.
  • The location of the surf school is unbeatable since it’s close to the beach where you can surf.
  • You’ll be offered a changing area, and you could take a shower after surfing.

Go on a horse adventure in Essaouira

  • Discover Essaouira and its surroundings from a whole new angle. 
  • Come and enjoy an unforgettable moment surrounded by nature and get closer to Moroccan culture.
  • There are horses appropriate for all levels.
  • Enjoy a guide who cares so deeply for the animals and is magical with horses!
  • This ride will make you discover some beautiful landscapes that you would’ve never seen before.
  • You’ll have horses who are friendly and easygoing with stalls that are very clean.

Take an authentic camel ride in Essaouira

  • Enjoy an authentic camel ride on the marvelous beach of Essaouira while witnessing the mesmerizing colors of the sunset. 
  • You’ll be introduced to your camel, then the journey starts with a ride on the beach alongside the Atlantic Ocean, going up the little sand dunes, while the sun slowly goes down.
  • Your guide can also be your photographer so this experience is well captured for your memories. 
  • Learn from a guide who knows the desert very well, is kind and patient, and explains everything in English.
  • The staff will provide everything you need and ensure you’ll have lots of fun.

Speed through Essaouira on an electric bike tour

  • Ride silently on a fully electric vintage vehicle that's easy-to-use and requires no license on this entirely new, fun, and ecological way to explore the surroundings of Essaouira.
  • They ensure that your experience is both personal and authentic, offering a level of immersion that goes well beyond a typical sightseeing tour.
  • Open up easily to the locals thanks to our amazing hosts speaking English, French, and the local language.
  • Choose from an hour-long to half-day expedition that offers breathtaking views, fascinating visits, and warm encounters that will immerse you in the heart of Moroccan culture.
  • Enjoy having a great guide, but be ready for a good amount of riding, some scenic stops, and a delicious lunch at a local spot.
  • The bikes are super cool and easy to ride.

Try a game of paintball in Essaouira

  • Try a spot that’s been converted into a real playground combining natural and artificial obstacles. 
  • Practice this sporting activity in complete safety with new and professional equipment in a specific games area.
  • Choose from a wide variety of scenarios with different difficulty levels.
  • You’ll need a maximum of 10 people and a minimum of 6 people.
  • Have a playing time of 2 hours.
  • Includes a set of 100 rounds of ammunition, a bottle of water, and insurance for paintball practice.

Get creative with a painting art workshop

  • This workshop includes plein-air painting and indoor training courses. 
  • They provide the necessary material for outdoor drawing and painting, easels, paint brushes, etc. 
  • It’s so much more than an art workshop, it’s a deep connection with yourself, and your creativity.
  • Even if you think that you can’t paint or express yourself, after this course you’ll be really relaxed and have a good time.  
  • You’ll learn to paint while having a great time in a magical place, even if you’re a beginner.

Learn about Moroccan food in a cooking class

  • Take an authentic Moroccan cooking class where you learn how to cook traditional Moroccan dishes and experience the friendly hospitality of a Moroccan family kitchen.
  • This entire cooking experience takes around 4 hours and you’ll buy everything you need to prepare your recipes in the traditional shops and markets of Essaouira.
  • Learn how to select fresh spices; choose from fish, chicken, or meat at the market; pick up hot bread from the bakery; and find the freshest herbs and vegetables.
  • This class allows you to experience and learn how to create authentic Moroccan dishes. 
  • The cooking experience is at a great pace, well organized, very clean, and easy to follow.
  • The kitchen is large and well equipped, everything is extremely clean, and the chef speaks perfect English.

Go on a treasure hunt in Essaouira

  • This treasure hunt allows you to live a unique experience where the medina becomes your playground.
  • Guided by a parchment of 8 riddles, a map of the medina, and a logbook, including culture points, you’ll explore the city through the universe of Barbarian pirates and discover the rich historical past of Essaouira. 
  • The only equipment you’ll need is good comfortable boots and good humor! 
  • The puzzles are accessible to all and it takes 2-3 hours. 
  • There’ll be multiple teams with a minimum of 5 members to participate in competing in finishing the treasure hunt.

Finish your day with a yoga class

  • Enjoy a kind, helpful, and bilingual instructor who’s willing to go the extra mile for their students! 
  • There’s a wide range of classes, one in the morning and evening to suit all needs
  • Instructors are very professional and well experienced with a deep knowledge about yoga. 
  • The studio overlooks the beach, so if you take classes in the evening, you can enjoy the sunset while you practice!
  • Experience yoga in a clean, bright, and comfortable studio.

Would you like to book any of these activities?

These team-building activities are available as part of our retreat package.

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