This Private & Shared day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech includes a visit to the most essential historical sights of Essaouira’s Medina, with its wide old alleys and bustling fish souk. Moreover, visit the Harbor’s Port and its charming blue boats and groups of lovely seagulls flying around. Last but not the least, relax at an ocean-facing restaurant sipping on a cup of mint tea and enjoy the tranquility while watching the locals playing soccer and kite surfing.
Meet up your driver/guide in your accommodation at 8am and head over to Essaouira on Morocco’s Atlantic Coast. Along the way, stop off to take pictures of the goats climbing the Argan trees, it is an incredibly interesting scene. Thereafter, continue on to the Argan oil Berber women’s Cooperative to view traditional methods of extracting nutritive oil from this nut, reputedly rich in nutrients and antioxidants beneficial to cosmetic and culinary.
Upon arrival, explore the sights and delights of Essaouira on your own. Plenty of time to bravely wander the old Mogador city. Besides, the locals are so warm-hearted and would be always glad to help indeed. Perhaps, start by strolling through the brilliant and radiant Medina and its Lively fish market, winding streets lined with whitewash houses, as well as small admirable spice and jewelry shops.
Afterwards, visit the Harbor’s port and its bright-colored fishing boats, an old Portuguese fortification built along the cliffs that defended the city from sea attacks. On the other hand, it’s an opportunity to see the medieval war cannons and an amazing view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Enjoy your lunch break in a typical restaurant, you probably miss the seafood. Thereafter, wander around and admire the circus atmosphere of the Moulay Hassan Square, bustling with acrobats, Gnawa performance and dance as the city is also famed for hosting the Gnaoua world Music Festival.
Last but not the least, head to the beachfront lined with a wide variety of cafés for sipping on a cup of coffee or Mint tea. If it is summer, why not try some water sports as well, as the windy shores here offer ideal conditions for wind and kite surfing.
At the end of the day, head back to Marrakech after a long adventure exploring Essaouira. Eventually, drop you off at Jemma El-Fna square or closest possible location to your hotel.
If the above proposed Itinerary: Private day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us. We provide customized Morocco day trips starting in Marrakech according to your duration of stay and your preferences. You can come with your family, relatives, friends or all of them. Just let us know your duration, what you wish to do in the state, and leave the rest to us, we’ll create a unique itinerary to suit your tastes and budget. Besides, our Expert Team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is at your service to reply all your questions, give you detailed quotes about our Morocco Private tours, and tips about the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re thinking about leading a tour or making a request, we’re here to help.
For first-time visitors, we recommend spending at least a full day in Essaouira. This should give you sufficient time to get acquainted with the city, see the main landmarks and visit a few of the most popular tourist attractions in Essaouira.
It takes around 2 or 3 hours to drive the 118 miles (190 km) across the Argan Trees of Sous.
If you want to visit Essaouira then yes it is worth it. Essaouira is an extremely fascinating town to visit and the people are so friendly. Further, It has a lot to offer by way of architecture, arts and culture, not to mention pretty good shopping, hotels and restaurants with great balconies and tasty seafood.
99 Reviews ★★★★★ Authentic & Genuine Reviews from our Travellers
We had an amazing experience exploring the Mogador as we were there during the off season. I would recommend anyone visiting Essaouira, The cooperative of argan oil and The tree-climbing goats which were Incredibly fabulous. Our guide Brahim was very informative and fun and also really made the day fantastic. The Medina’s attractions are so beautiful and well worth the visit. Have a cup of coffee on the balcony of a café overlooking the Atlantic Ocean is also a great experience, and is a must-do.
Tiago Santos 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Family Traveller 〉 December 12th, 2022
We had booked a day excursion to Essaouira with Morocco Tabiarte Tours agency. The tour fits the description. There is punctual pick up at hotel. Over and above that, we went to see goats on Argan trees, the cooperative of argan oil, and also spend plenty of time in the seaside town around 4 hours. On the other hand, the driver hamid was super nice and kind, and gave important information to us about essaouira city during the car ride.
The only regret was Essaouira is too great, and we wish we could stay longer. I will suggest travelers with limited time to join this tour, but if u have more time, consider to stay longer in Essaouira. It is a charming destination with a lot to see.
Sveinung 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Family Traveller 〉 December 10th, 2022
We were very thrilled with this day trip. Our driver, Hami was funny, engaging, and also gave us lots of helpful information. We loved seeing the Harbor’s port as well as spending time at the Bustling Fish market, Moulay Hassan square in the Medina. The fishing port of harbor was the highlight with its beautiful blue boats and stunning views from the citadel itself. In addition to that, we cannot forget the tree-climbing goats, so fascinating and impressive. I would highly recommend this excursion and this tour company! Read More Morocco tour’s reviews
Guillaume 〉 5 out of 5 ★★★★★ 〉 Family Traveller 〉 December 3rd, 2022