1 Day Trip To Essaouira From Marrakech

Day Trip From Marrakech

1 Day Trip To Essaouira From Marrakech

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1 Day Trip To Essaouira From Marrakech, Spend a full day in the Atlantic coastal city and explore the city of Essaouira from Marrakech, discover a charming medina, stroll through the colorful souks, narrow alleys and a center full of beer gardens and restaurants seafood. Visit sekkala, the old Portuguese fortress; you will have the freedom to explore the city at your own pace, with an additional stop in an argan oil cooperative along the way to discover this magic oil and its benefits.

A day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech is a popular choice for travelers looking to explore the coastal beauty and charm of this historic city.

Day trip To Essaouira From Marrakech:

Depart from Marrakech: Start your day trip by leaving Marrakech in the morning. You can either take a private car or join a guided tour that includes transportation.

Scenic Drive: Enjoy a scenic drive through the countryside. Passing by small villages and the beautiful landscapes of the Moroccan countryside. The journey from Marrakech to Essaouira takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours.

Explore Essaouira Medina: Once you arrive in Essaouira, head straight to the medina, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the narrow streets, vibrant markets, and whitewashed buildings. The medina is known for its blue-shuttered doors and vibrant art scene.

Visit the Skala and Port: Walk along the historic Skala de la Ville, a fortified sea wall, and enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the bustling fishing port, where you can witness the local fishermen bringing in their daily catch.

Relax on Essaouira Beach:

Take some time to relax on Essaouira’s beautiful sandy beach. Enjoy the ocean breeze, take a leisurely stroll along the shore, or simply soak up the sun.

Enjoy Fresh Seafood: Essaouira is famous for its fresh seafood. Head to the port area or one of the local restaurants to indulge in a delicious seafood lunch, featuring dishes like grilled sardines or Moroccan fish tagine.

Visit the Scala du Port and Mellah: Explore the Scala du Port, a historical defensive structure that offers panoramic views of the medina and the ocean. Then, visit the Mellah, the former Jewish quarter, which has a rich cultural and historical significance.

Free Time and Shopping: After exploring the main attractions, take some free time to wander the streets at your own pace. Shop for local handicrafts, including woodwork, textiles, and the famous Thuya wood products.

Return to Marrakech: Depart from Essaouira in the late afternoon to return to Marrakech. Enjoy the scenic drive back and arrive in Marrakech in the evening.

Customize your day trip to Essaouira

Note: You can customize it based on your preferences and available time. Additionally, consider booking a guided tour that includes transportation and a knowledgeable guide to make the most of your day trip to Essaouira.

What is included in the tour price :

    • Pick up and return services form your Hotel/Riad
    • A professional English-speaking driver
    • Confortable air conditioned Minibus or a 4×4.

Key Details of 1 day Trip :

    • Duration : 1 Day
    • Instant Confirmation
    • Available – Fill Booking Form to Reserve
    • Live Guide (optional)
    • morocco tours services
  • Departure
    Trip From Marrakech
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 08:00 AM for a prompt departure at 08:30 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 18:30 PM.
  • Included
    1 Day Trip To Essaouira From Marrakech
1 Day Trip To Essaouira From Marrakech
A day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira begins with a drive along the village of Amazighs. Along the way, you'll cross an argan tree forest where you can find goats climbing trees. Visit your local women's co-operative to see how argan oil (also known as Moroccan oil) is extracted. Upon arrival, visit Essaouira's fishing port, watch local fishermen return inland with their catch, and visit Skala Kasbah, a wartime fortress. Visit some of the beautiful Essaouira art galleries scattered around the medina. Take a walk in the medina of Essaouira. The streets are on the opposite side of Morocco's other Medina streets, so it's easy to explore. Enjoy a seafood lunch at the harbor. Walk along the beach to see the local boys. You definitely don't need a guide for a city tour. If you insist on one, your driver will help you hire a local guide for a city tour. Returning to Marrakech by car late in the afternoon, the full-day tour to Essaouira ends with a drop-off to the hotel or the closest car-accessible location to Riad.


Value For Money

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please note: due to the long distances, approximately 8 hours will be spent driving each day
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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