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Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

Overview:

Experience the tranquility of Essaouira day trip from Marrakech. En route, indulge in a visit to an Argan oil cooperative, unveiling the traditional techniques behind the production of this golden elixir. Explore the vibrant fishing port adorned with iconic blue boats and peruse art galleries in the charming Medina. Wander through the Medina narrow lanes and stroll along the seaside ramparts adorned with historic cannons. Relish a seafood lunch at the harbor stalls or a local restaurant before concluding your journey with a return to Marrakech.

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Additional information:

  1. We offer both standard and luxury. Please let us know what your preferences are and we will send you the available options.
  2. In addition to the first-class service, we have free wifi, water, pillows, and a wide variety of music in our vehicles for your amazing journey.
  3. Please contact us for the desired tour, pricing, and more information: [email protected]

Tour Plan:

Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

Our best Essaouira day trip starting from your Marrakech hotel at 9 am. Traverse the picturesque Haouz plains, making a charming coffee pitstop in Chichaoua village before progressing to Sidi Mokhtar. En route, the Argan tree forest unfolds, providing a chance encounter with goats gracefully perched on the trees an Instagram worthy moment. Continue the trip to Essaouira, a coastal haven.

Upon arrival, delve into the maritime history with a visit to the bustling harbor, adorned with a fishing port and ancient Portuguese fortifications. Witness medieval war cannons standing guard, offering panoramic views of the vast Atlantic Ocean. The exploration extends to the Medina, a well preserved 18th century fortified city showcasing the iconic La Scala, a sea defense landmark. Wander through Bab Laalouj, one of Essaouira main gates, and explore the Mellah, the captivating old Jewish quarter.

Discover the city vibrant artistic scene with various art shops, galleries, souvenir stalls, and thuya wood craft shops lining your path. Choose a local café for a delectable seafood lunch, savoring the flavors of the ocean.

The journey continues to a renowned Kasbah, steeped in military history, offering insights into its strategic significance. For beach enthusiasts, a leisurely walk along the sandy Mogador beach provides a tranquil escape, with the added spectacle of kitesurfing and windsurfing enthusiasts.

As the day winds down, relish the memories of Essaouira rich heritage, diverse landscapes, and the rhythmic energy of Morocco, concluding with your return to Marrakech.

Frequently Asked Questions

Essaouira is about 176 kilometers (109 miles) away from Marrakech The travel time by car is approximately 2.5 to 3 hours, depending on traffic and the route chosen.

The Essaouira day trip begins at your Marrakech hotel and concludes at your accommodation in Marrakech/Essaouira, ensuring a seamless and convenient travel experience.

For your comfort, we provide a fleet of vehicles, including the Toyota Prado Land Cruiser TX and Mercedes Benz Sprinter minibus for larger groups, enhancing your overall travel experience.

es, we make a captivating stop at a traditional Argan oil cooperative run by local women. It’s an opportunity to explore the intricate process of crafting this golden elixir. Worth mentioning, each cooperative boasts a showroom where their exceptional goods are displayed. Importantly, there’s absolutely no pressure or obligation to make any purchases during your visit.

You are scheduled to arrive in Essaouira around noon, and the return journey to Marrakech is set to commence at approximately 15:00/16:00.

While swimming is certainly an option on the beaches of Essaouira, it’s worth noting that the coastal city tends to be windy for most of the year. However, there can be pleasant surprises during winter when Essaouira can be surprisingly warm and sunny. So, do bring along your bathing suit and towel you never know what delightful beach conditions await.

Undoubtedly, the Marrakech to Essaouira tour is a highly worthwhile experience. For those situated in Marrakech, Essaouira stands out as one of the finest day trips. In fact, it’s not uncommon for many visitors to extend their stay, captivated by the beauty and laid-back, hippy atmosphere that Essaouira exudes.

Once known as Mogador, the Medina of Essaouira carries a rich historical legacy. This extraordinary town is encircled by a Vauban model wall, meticulously constructed in adherence to contemporary European military architecture principles. The architectural marvel of Essaouira’s Medina tells a captivating story of strategic design and cultural significance.

Essaouira, Morocco, is renowned for its historic port and UNESCO-listed Medina with blue-and-white buildings. Famous for its thriving fishing industry and blue boats, the city hosts the annual Gnaoua World Music Festival. The beach draws windsurfing enthusiasts, and Essaouira is a filming location for Game of Thrones, adding to its cultural allure.

Explore Essaouira’s UNESCO-listed Medina, known for its vibrant markets and historic charm. Visit the bustling fishing port with iconic blue boats and enjoy the sandy beach for windsurfing. Attend the Gnaoua World Music Festival in June and ascend the Skala de la Ville for panoramic ocean views. Discover local art, explore argan oil production, and embark on a boat trip to Mogador Island. Essaouira rich history, cultural events, and coastal beauty create a delightful Moroccan escape.

Reviews:

Gabriele
Gabriele
2023-09-22
Excellent experience in Morocco During the last months, I’ve been visiting Morocco quite often with groups. The experience, organisation, structures, activities as well as the support provided before, during and after the trip let us have an amazing experience. Drivers are always so skilled, professional and kind: worth-mentioning is especially Mustafa, with whom I travelled twice. Hope to see you soon again!
Sergio B
Sergio B
2023-09-10
SIN DUDA UN VIAJE INOLVIDABLE Gracias a Hassan hemos podido ver todo lo que teníamos pendiente por ver. Nos ha organizado el viaje totalmente y nos ha explicado todos y cada uno de los paisajes y monumentos que íbamos recorriendo. En nuestro caso que somos españoles hemos podido comunicarnos perfectamente en español con él. Es una gran persona y estamos seguro de que cuando volvamos a Marruecos repetiremos con él. Ha hecho unas vacaciones inolvidables
Sunny4Sun
Sunny4Sun
2023-09-09
Great experience! After a lot of research, we contacted Hassan for a 5-day desert trip with Best Morocco Travel and he was on time to respond to all our requests. From Marrakesh to the Sahara desert, the experience was impeccable. The well-planned itinerary, comfortable accommodation, and transportation provided by his agency deserves 5 stars. Our guide Hassan’s experience, knowledge and friendly behavior made it a perfect and unforgettable trip. I highly recommend traveling to Morocco for an amazing trip with Best Morocco Travel company.
Susanne N
Susanne N
2023-09-06
Marokko 🇲🇦 2023 We booked a trip to Morocco for 10 days with Best Morocco Travels agency it was really unforgettable and Hassan was always responding on time and providing nice services. Mustafa our driver was exceptional. He expertly guided us through Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Fes, Marrakech, the Sahara, and Berber villages and invited us to lunch with his family it was the best trip we have ever been on in our life. The itinerary was well organized, and the accommodation and local cuisine were top-notch. Moustapha local insights enriched our experience. Best Morocco Travel agency and Moustapha exceeded my expectations, making this trip a highlight of our trip. If you are planning to visit Morocco, we highly recommend their services, Thank you for the great experiences we will come back again. Susan and friends
Diana
Diana
2023-07-09
Inesquecível!! Éramos seis amigas na nossa inesquecível viagem ao Marrocos, e nosso guia/motorista Hassan foi muito atencioso e prestativo, sempre pontual e pronto para atender às nossas solicitações. Excelente motorista, nos sentimos seguras durante toda a viagem. Van confortável e com wi-fi. Recomendo muito os seus serviços. O ponto alto da viagem foi nossa ida ao deserto e pernoite no acampamento. Experiência única e imperdível!
Sam M
Sam M
2023-04-08
An Outstanding Cultural Tour I just completed a multiday tour with Hassan from Best Morocco Travel as my guide. Safely driving his comfortable vehicle while playing wonderful Moroccan music on his sound system, Hassan took me to many memorable destinations. He knows his country. He’s a bright young man with plenty of energy. His English language skills are impressive. If you’re fortunate to have Hassan as your guide, he will take great care of you. Hassan is THE guide to have when visiting Morocco. I recommend him without hesitation.
andreschilesan
andreschilesan
2023-01-10
100% RECOMENDABLE. EXCELENTE Y PROFESIONAL. Hassan es súper profesional, puntual, confiable y atento. Hizo lo posible para que tuviésemos la mejor estadía en Marruecos. Hicimos un tour de 9 días excelente, fluido, muy bien organizado por Hassan y precioso. Además Hassan conduce de maravilla!!! El coche fue un 4 por 4 impecable y cómodo. Nuestros pedidos especiales, como salir a hacer trekking en la montaña, y cambio de itinerario durante el viaje fueron resueltos en forma expedida. Sin costo adicional, lo cual valoramos mucho. Muy flexible. Nos sentimos totalmente satisfechos y agradecidos. Recomendamos BEST MARROCCO TRAVEL 100%. MUCHÍSIMAS GRACIAS HASSAN!!!
Maria
Maria
2022-12-16
Best 9 days trip in Morocco We had been in contact with Hassan from USA looking for trip in Morocco, Best Morocco Travel, was always very helpful and quick to answer our questions. The tour was the best introduction to Morocco and was very interesting, Mohamed, our private tour guide taught us much about the country and was answer all our questions. He was very enthusiastic and made the long trip fun and interesting. The accommodation was in the riads, and two desert glamping tents with ensuites. All dinners and breakfasts were provided and many of the meals were exceptional! Being at the edge of the Sahara was amazing. The dunes, and quad bike the camels and the experience was amazing! Best Morocco Travel has many smaller tours as well. We Booked the trip in this company because hassan answered quickly and help us to choose the tour. mohamed and their team looked after us very well. Thank you for a magic time in Morocco. We highly recommend this company at bestmoroccotravel.com And it would be more fun if you had Mohammed as your tour guide, we will come back again, thank you again.
Rosiele d
Rosiele d
2022-09-22
Foi maravilhoso 🤩 Agência de extrema confiança, excelente atendimento! Procurei a agência porque me indicaram. Sou brasileira e optei por uma viagem internacional,vivi experiências incríveis.
Hannah & Vee
Hannah & Vee
2022-06-12
Excellent service Excellent service! Hassan is extremely friendly, punctual and knowledgeable. He made sure we were well looked after wherever we went. Highly recommend this very comfortable, safe and efficient service. Would happily use again!