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From Marrakech: Essaouira & Atlantic Coast Full-Day Trip

From Marrakech: Essaouira & Atlantic Coast Full-Day Trip

From £17.07 per person

Explore the laid-back seaside resort of Essaouira with round-trip transfers from Marrakech. Enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from the Skala du Port and ramparts, and taste fresh seafood on the seafront.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Itinerary
4.5 hours
  • Marrakech

  • 1 hour
  • Photo stop

  • 1 hour
  • Argan oil factory

  • 45 minutes
  • Essaouira (guided tour, lunch)

  • 3 hours
  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Highlights
  • Explore the laid-back town of Essaouira at your own pace
  • Wander the labyrinthine streets of the medina
  • Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch in the port
  • Walk around the 16th-century ramparts
  • Soak up the sun on more than 6 miles of beaches
  • Visit an argan oil co-operative en route back to Marrakech
Full description
Experience the bohemian vibe of Essaouira on the Atlantic coast on a full-day tour from Marrakech. Transfer by air-conditioned vehicle across west Morocco, enjoying views of the arid landscape and argan trees en route. Stop at the town of Chochaoua for coffee. Arrive in Essaouira approximately 2 hours after your departure from Marrakech. Get your 1st views of more than 6 miles (10 kilometers) of golden beaches, popular with surfers for the constant, bracing winds. Once in Essaouira you are free to explore the medina and Portuguese architecture on your own. Alternatively, meet your local guide for a 1.5-hour tour of the Skala du Port and bastion southeast of the medina. Stroll the labyrinthine streets of the medina, hearing traditional Gnaoua Muic music on every corner. Watch artisans at work, crafting thuya wood crafts. Continue to the fishing port to see the fishermen selling their catch of the day. Taste fresh seafood over lunch in the port. Then, take a walk along the beach before your transfer back to Marrakech. En route, stop at an argan oil co-operative to see how the Berber ladies process the traditional argan oil, known locally as “liquid gold.”
Includes
  • Pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • English-speaking driver
  • 1.5-hour tour of the city with an English/French-speaking local guide
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
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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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 356 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.2/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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As announced, two stops will be made. One in which a goat tree is viewed. Here, of course, the shepherds want to tip for photos and one at the argan oil factory. As the other reviews show: Better not buy anything here, as everything is overpriced. In addition, the saleswoman prayed everything down in quick English. You toilets were very clean! The city tour was very good. The guide spoke slowly and clearly and gave you the most important details. His restaurant tip at the end is not recommended! we waited over an hour for our food! And it wasn't really cheap either, pure tourist rip-off!

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13 March 2020

The trip to Essaouira with our driver Said was great! A great city and a great driver who was funny and explained everything we wanted to know in detail. The journey was also pleasant despite the travel time. The guide who initially accompanied us in Essaouira was also very nice and explained interesting facts, recommendable!

7 March 2020

A very nice day in a comfortable bus to discover Essaouira, a quiet town with its pretty beach, its port and its fishermen. We have lunch in a small restaurant in the medina. We eat fresh fish. It was an excellent lunch at a very affordable price. A great time

3 January 2020

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Product ID: 52715