Embark on an exquisite Private & Shared day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech. Delve into the timeless allure of Essaouira’s Medina, strolling its narrow streets alive with history and vibrant energy. Lose yourself in the bustling fish souk, a tapestry of sights and sounds where locals and visitors intertwine. Witness the picturesque harbor with its enchanting blue boats and graceful seagulls soaring overhead. Last but not the least, relax at an ocean-facing restaurant, sipping on a cup of mint tea as you witness locals engaged in soccer matches and thrilling kite surfing activities, immersing yourself in the tranquil ambiance of this coastal gem.
You’ll be met by your personal Driver/Guide in your accommodation at 8 am and make your way to Essaouira on Morocco’s Atlantic Coast. En route, witness a fascinating spectacle as you stop to capture photos of goats adroitly climbing Argan trees.
Next, delve into the traditional techniques of extracting nutritive Argan oil at the Berber women’s Cooperative, renowned for its beneficial properties in both culinary and cosmetic realms.
Upon arrival in Essaouira, immerse yourself in the charm of the city at your own pace. Fearlessly explore the old Mogador city, where locals greet you warmly and are eager to assist. Begin your adventure by wandering through the vibrant Medina, bustling fish market, and enchanting winding streets lined with whitewashed houses and charming spice and jewelry shops.
Afterward, visit the historic harbor and marvel at the colorful fishing boats, as well as the remnants of the Portuguese fortification perched on the cliffs, offering sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and showcasing medieval war cannons.
Indulge in a delectable seafood lunch at a typical restaurant, savoring the flavors of the sea. Then, soak in the lively atmosphere of Moulay Hassan Square, where acrobats, mesmerizing Gnawa performances, and dance bring the place alive, highlighting the city’s association with the renowned Gnaoua World Music Festival.
Before bidding farewell to Essaouira, take a moment to relax on the beachfront, where an array of charming cafés await, serving aromatic coffee or refreshing mint tea. If it’s summer, seize the opportunity to partake in thrilling water sports like wind and kite surfing, thanks to the ideal conditions offered by the windy shores.
As the day draws to a close, head back to Marrakech, feeling the fulfillment of a day filled with adventure and exploration. Finally, your driver will drop you off at Jemaa el-Fna square or the nearest convenient location to your hotel, concluding this memorable Essaouira experience.
If the above proposed Itinerary: Private day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira does not match what you’re looking for, then contact us, and we’ll tailor a customized Day Trip from Marrakech specifically designed to match your desired duration and interests. Whether you’re traveling with family, relatives, or friends, simply inform us of your timeframe and desired activities, and leave the rest to us. Our dedicated team at Morocco Tabiarte Tours is here to answer all your questions, provide detailed quotes for our Morocco Private tours, and offer valuable advice on the best time and places to visit. Whether you’re seeking guidance or ready to make a booking, we’re committed to assisting you every step of the way.
For first-time visitors, we strongly recommend dedicating at least a full day to immerse yourself in the captivating essence of this coastal city. This generous allocation of time guarantees abundant opportunities to meander through its enchanting streets, marvel at its iconic landmarks, and partake in a curated selection of the city’s most alluring tourist attractions. Rest assured, this indulgent day in Essaouira promises an unforgettable and transformative experience.
The journey from Marrakech to Essaouira typically takes around 2.5 to 3 hour-drive (190 km). The exact duration can vary depending on factors such as traffic conditions and the mode of transportation chosen. It is worth noting that there are multiple options available for traveling between the two cities, including shared taxis and buses or with an organized tour (comfortable car with A/C and English-speaking driver).
If you have the desire to explore Essaouira, rest assured that it is indeed a destination worth considering. This coastal town possesses a captivating charm that is sure to leave you enthralled, complemented by the warm and welcoming nature of its inhabitants. Delving into Essaouira’s rich tapestry, you will discover a treasure trove of architectural wonders, vibrant arts and culture, and a plethora of delightful shopping opportunities. The city also boasts an array of inviting hotels and restaurants, many of which offer scenic balconies where you can relish delectable seafood while enjoying picturesque views. Prepare to be captivated by Essaouira’s allure as it weaves its spell upon you.
In Essaouira, you have a wide range of exciting activities to choose from, including camel trek, quad biking, and horse riding. Here are some details about each activity:
These activities offer a unique way to experience the natural beauty of Essaouira and its surroundings. Whether you prefer a peaceful camel ride, an adrenaline-pumping quad bike excursion, or the elegance of horse riding, you’ll find options to suit your preferences. It’s advisable to check with local tour operators or activity providers to ensure availability and to arrange these experiences during your visit.
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 ibrahim 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 〉 June 19th, 2023
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 〉 June 5th, 2023
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 〉 May 22nd, 2023