Overview:

Essaouira day trip from Marrakech is one of the most popular day trips from Marrakech. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, Essaouira offers a great atmosphere for people seeking tranquility and relaxation. Once you put a foot on the wind-blown sand, you will feel the invigorating sensation from the Atlantic Ocean breeze.

Tour the calm seaside medina, stop by the local shops selling silver and leather goods and souvenir and explore the windy alleyways and the vivid market. Stop by the famous and much talked about port with its blue boats and flocks of seagulls flying above.

Choose a selection of freshly caught fish in the seaport to have prepared for lunch on the stop. Relax in one of the many cafés overlooking the ocean or in the middle of the town. Visit women co-operatives making argan products.


Major highlights:

  • Tour the seaside medina of Essaouira, stop by the local shops selling leather and silver goods and souvenir
  • Wander the windy alleyways and the vivid market
  • Stop by the famous seaport with its blue boats and choose a selection of freshly caught fish to be prepared for lunch on the spot
  • Take a walk by the ocean and feel the cool breeze of the beach
  • Visit women co-operatives making argan oil products

What is included:

  • Private transportation in an air-conditioned Toyota Prado Tx or a Deluxe Van and Fuel
  • Pick-up from and drop-off back at your accommodation in Marrakech
  • Experienced Berber/ Nomad driver/ guide speaking English/ French/ Spanish/ Italian
  • Lunch with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop whenever you wish

What is not included:

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extra

Good to know :

  • This day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira can be customized to accommodate your individual interests
  • Free of hidden costs, cheap tourists’ traps, or forced shopping

Prices Table

Number of Participants 2 Participants 3 Participants 4 Participants 5 Participants 6 Participants
Price Per Participant 80 € 70 € 50 € 40 € 40 €
Total Price 160 € 210 € 200 € 200 € 240 €

Itinerary:

Essaouira day trip is one of the most popular day trips from Marrakech. Essaouira, formerly known as Mogador, is a gorgeous coastal town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and many tourists’ darling that is set 3 hours’ drive from Marrakesh.

Start your Essaouira day trip by a morning departure from your riad in Marrakech in a 4×4 air-conditioned car. After a scenic drive through the countryside landscape, we stop by Berber people tending their goats as they look for pasture, and perhaps we could find goats climbing up trees in their search for pasture.

Back on the paved road, after a short drive, we visit an argan oil women co-operative. You will learn about the benefits and the use of argan oil and witness the process of manufacturing cosmetic products.

Once we arrive in Essaouira, there will be plenty of opportunities to explore the calm and charming medina, stroll along the windy streets to admire and photograph the 16th-century massive ramparts, reminiscent of the Portuguese architecture, and to visit the local wood and silver craftsmanship.

We stop at the seaport where it is possible to choose a selection of freshly caught fish to be prepared for your lunch in one of the many restaurants overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

After lunch, enjoy a stroll along the beach, go for a swim, or simply sip a glass of Moroccan traditional mint tea and enjoy the tranquility of this charming coastal town. We arrive back at Marrakesh by the end of the day which marks the end of your Essaouira day trip.