From Marrakech: Full-Day Trip to Essaouira

From Marrakech: Full-Day Trip to Essaouira

From $40.14 per person

Spend the day in the laid-back seaside town of Essaouira and discover its historic monuments at leisure. Wander the maze of alleys in the souks, watch the fishermen arrive back on land in their traditional blue boats and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic, German, Italian, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel anywhere in Marrakech or the closest accessible point by car if your riad is in the Medina.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the bohemian fishing town of Essaouira
  • Take amazing photos of the monumental "Door of the Port"
  • Stroll through the Medina
  • Explore the old Jewish district
  • Visit the Scala Kasbah at your own leisure
Full description
Depart Marrakech in the morning and drive to the coastal resort of Essaouira to explore its rich culture and many art galleries. Admire the well-preserved buildings and get stunning views of the Atlantic coast. Experience the warm hospitality of the locals as soon as you arrive, and get an appreciation for their simple lifestyle. Stroll around the busy harbor and see the fishermen selling fresh fish direct from their traditional blue boats. Go to the fortified harbor Scala to take amazing photos of the monumental Bab al Mersa ("Door of the Port"). Then, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the old seaside Medina. Wander the colorful souks and maze of alleys. Enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant, and then go to the old Jewish district to see the synagogues. Marvel at the cannons on the city ramparts before heading back to Marrakech at around 4:30 PM.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bilingual driver
  • Free time to explore the sites
  • Insurance
  • Fuel for the entire journey
  • Stops to take photos and admire the landscape
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch and drinks (aside from water)
  • Personal expenses
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Know before you go

  •  Bring sunscreen and your camera
  • Wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket for the evening
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 188 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5
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Our driver Abdelillah was so lovely! Always smiling and made us feel very welcome. The journey on the way there is broken up nicely with stops at a cafe, viewpoint and Argan oil cooperative. The scenery is beautiful and keeps you entertained for most of the time. We had around 3 hours to explore the medina after eating lunch. Which is so much more relaxed than Marrakech. Would recommend this tour if you want a day trip to the beach. However it was quite a lot cooler than Marrakech....24 degrees and cloudy. So you may want to take a coat and if you’re wanting to swim in the sea it is quite chilly!

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16 May 2019

Amazing service!!

We had amazing time!! Our driver (trip happened on Saturday 9th March) was great, communicative, friendly, drove safely and simply, made us feel welcomed! I almost lost my phone, but he helped to get it back, we also booked taxi to the airport and everything went smoothly. The driver also took us to see the goats on the tree (typical moroccan scenery ), argan oil production “fabric” and showed us great sea food restaurant by the beach. Amazing experience Definitely we recommend and will come again!

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26 March 2019

It's OK :)

The one thing that I noticed is that you are like 6 hours in the car, and like 4 hours in Essaouira...but it's nice you have your one time to spend there, and to see the argan-goats on the way. So conclusion: however it's going to take a lot of hours to go to Essaouira, so for 25€ it's really OK! :)

16 January 2019

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