Our day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech is a perfect chance to get to discover the “wind city of Africa”: Essaouira, a beach town located only 2 hours away from Marrakech. Essaouira has its own distinguishing character when the wind blows, you sense its rebellious-self, and only when you wander around its souks, hear the Gnawa music and admire the art galleries, will you then feel its hippie and bohemian spirit. This Tour from Marrakech to Essaouira will liberate you from the nerve-wracking chaotic imperial cities, and instead, you will relax and breather in the ocean air, eat fresh seafood and delight in the positive and relaxed vibes.

Taking day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech will assist you to stay far away from the clamor of Marrakech the red city, Explore the excellent and wonderful coastline town of Essaouira.

At that point discover the post dividers of the medina,  and explore the beautiful seaside town of Essaouira, and visit the traditional port, breathtaking beach,walk at the edge of the ocean, keep strolling along the drift to discover the Skala, a fortress going back to the Portuguese occupation, a great many delightful seagulls are flying everywhere. A short time later, head towards the angling old port with blue watercraft and beautiful banners; there will likewise be the ideal opportunity for a delicious meal break amid the day, at a conventional shoreline eatery.


Features of day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech

  • Watch and take pictures of goats climbing Argan trees.
  • Visit a local ladies Argan oil cooperative on the way.
  • Visit Essaouira’s famous fishing port and bastions.
  • Walk in the old Medina of Essaouira.
  • Enjoy a seafood lunch at the harbor.
  • Enjoy an hour hike at Imlil National Park.
  • A/C vehicle driven by an English speaking driver/guide.
  • Pick up / drop off at your Marrakech hotel/riad.




We start our Marrakech to Essaouira excursion with an 8 am pick up from your hotel or riad. Our road to Essaouira will be very enjoyable as we drive past the solitude of the Moroccan landscapes carpeted with Argan trees and dotted with tufty-hair black goats. Before reaching Essaouira we might opt for a break for you to take a close look at the Argan trees fields. Argan oil was proved to be one of the most valuable oils in the world, as it has revolutionized the cosmetic industry. You might get a chance to take pictures of goats climbing Argan trees, which will make a perfect holiday card to distribute to your friends upon your arrival to your home country, and also a chance to visit a women-run Argan oil cooperative where they process the oil. We carry on with our trip and make one additional stop at Val d’Argan, a one of a kind vineyard in the region, established by a French wine connoisseur ( Depending on availability )

The first thing to do once we arrive in Essaouira is meet your guide, who will take you on an introduction tour around the city. The tour will include a walk in the Mellah (an old Jewish neighborhood), you will also see the Kasbah (the old military bastion) and its chunky walls which serve to deter the pounding waves of the Atlantic Ocean and watch fishermen mend their fishing nets and take care of their old traditional boats in the huge atmospheric port.

Lunch, of course, will be in the form of a delicious fresh seafood plate at one of the local cafes.

You will enjoy the rest of the afternoon absorbing the chilled and relaxed atmosphere of the city. You could poke around the souks, stroll along the seashore, order a French croissant and feel the French ambiance at one of the cafes on the Plazas. Or if you are an art lover, you will be rewarded with many art galleries in the souk and Gnawa traditional music emanating from almost every shop.

We conclude our day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech with a drive back to your hotel late in the afternoon

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