Day trip

From Marrakech: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

From Marrakech: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Marrakesh Travel Services
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From £21.19 £18.01 per person

Enjoy a day trip to Essaouira, on the coast of Morocco. See the Medina, the beach and visit an association of Berber women producing argan oil.

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Duration 10 hours - 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from all Marrakech hotels. For guest houses and riads, the pickup will be from the nearest point accessible by van. This location will be provided the day before the activity.
Private or small groups available


4 - 18 hours
  • Marrakech

  • 3 hours
  • Photo stop, coffee

  • Essaouira (lunch, guided tour)

  • 3 hours
  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • Discover the beautiful city of Essaouira on a day trip
  • Admire the port, the market, and the jeweler's quarter
  • Enjoy the visit of the beach
  • Visit an association of Berber women producing argan oil
Full description
Leave Marrakech at 08:00, ready for a 3-hour journey to the beautiful Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast. Once you arrive at the port city, formerly known as Mogador, you will have time to enjoy the charming sights of Essaouira, including its ocher-colored walls, the beautiful Moulay El Hassan square, and the souks, as well as the little streets of the city's old Medina. Enjoy a lunch of fresh fish in a local restaurant. During your trip, visit an association of Berber women producing argan oil, see the local markets, and marvel at the gems in the jeweler's quarter.  You will return to Marrakech at the end of the afternoon, arriving back to the "Red City" at around 19:00.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned minibus (17 seats) or (8 seats)
  • English or French speaking driver
  • Local guide
  • Lunch and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 2207 reviews

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We were taken to Essaouira by Abdel. We were a group of 19 on the bus which had an AC that didn't work very well. We made 3 stops in the morning on the 3 hour drive to Essaouira. On site, one-hour visit with a local guide, very interesting because it allows you to immerse yourself in the history of this port city. Then: free field for lunch, stroll. We ate fresh fish on a roof terrace, a treat. The return is at 4 p.m. (we left later because a young couple had not arrived..). I recommend this excursion even if the trip is long, We would have liked explanations of what we see along the way.

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8 April 2022

Booked as the cheapest way to get to Essaouria from Marrakech. As such we weren’t particularly interested in the tour itself, which we felt lasted too long. Essaouria is lovely though. Argan oil co-op were too pushy in sales - we explained that we’d actually just visited another co-op and had stocked up on loads of argan oil, but they still tried to pressure us into buying ‘just a small’ product. Was off-putting considering the generally great work the co-ops do. Have my doubts about the goats in trees and if they are genuinely up there or coerced in some way. They weren’t tied up though and didn’t seem distressed. Driver should have explained more about it though - we read up on this phenomenon so knew about it, but others may not have. Quite a bumpy journey with a driver less communicative than others we’ve had in the past

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27 March 2022

The trip was nice. Me and my wife didnt take the tour, as we wanted to enjoy the very small city by ourselves. The tour guide was nice to tell us a few landmarks. Essaouira is a nice quiet town to get away from the hectic life of marrakesh. Would book again.

27 February 2022

Product ID: 56046