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The Sunday Market in Had Draa & Local Food Tasting

Essaouira, Morocco

Experience hosted by Claudia

4.5 hoursHosted in German, English and French
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes drinks and transportation

What you'll do

The largest rural market in the Essaouira region takes place every Sunday in Had Draa located 30 km up the road towards Marrakech. The farmers of the region travel there by donkey to offer their crops, animals, and crafts, and to also do their weekly shopping. The gathering at Had Draa is mainly attended by men although everyone socializes, chats over tea with friends, and exchanges news in cafés or under tents.
The market gives an authentic insight into daily lives in the Moroccan countryside. Vegetables, fruits, nuts, and spices release their plethora of aromas while the market showcases everything needed to live and work.
We sample and taste a variety of foodstuffs. Next door are many cafes with open grills which presents us with the unique opportunity to try fresh grilled dromedary, served along with warm bread, olive and Argan oil, as well as traditional mint tea.

HIGHLIGHTS ! Discovering rural life and taste local food.
Other things to note
Please leave your values at the hotel, as there may be pick pocket issues at the crowded market.
The largest rural market in the Essaouira region takes place every Sunday in Had Draa located 30 km up the road towards Marrakech. The farmers of the region travel there by donkey to offer their crops, animals, and crafts, and to also do their weekly shopping. The gathering at Had Draa is mainly attended by men although everyone socializes, chats over tea with friends, and exchanges news in cafés or under tents.
The market gives an authenti…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Various tastings, tea.
  • Transportation
    Transport with taxi or van.

Meet your host, Claudia

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 2 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I live since 9 years in Essaouira and do tours to culture, nature and people since 6 years. Come and join me or my moroccan female guide to discover the authentic Morocco. I love to share my passion and love for this country and will take you on a magical journey out of town!
We are a team of women, there is Naima and Malika who are also vers happy to take you out on an excursion.
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Where you'll be

Sunday market in Had Draa, the biggest rural market in the region.
Susan
March 2020
Our guide was namina, she was very welcoming and gave us a real and valuable insight into the changing lives of young women in Morocco which we all felt was a unique experience. We definitely could not have done the trip on our own as she took us to local places that we wouldn’t not have found and made us feel safe. Namina was an impressive guide and knew alot. We really enjoyed the market and oasis. We would recommend if you’re interested in fining out more of the real Morocco.
Our guide was namina, she was very welcoming and gave us a real and valuable insight into the changing lives of young women in Morocco which we all felt was a unique experience. W…
Tom
October 2019
Amazing experience which was a highlight of our trip. There's no way we could have done this on our own. Further was awesome there were almost no other tourists where we went :-)

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

sun protection

a bottle of water.