Enjoy a private day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira, a lovely and calm seaside town that is only two hours and a half away from Marrakech. Visit the famous port with its blue boats and flocks of seagulls flying above, and let the sea breeze refresh you as you walk on top of the Skala du Port and along the 6km long sandy beach. Treat yourself to a delicious seafood lunch, and take a walk in the old Medina of Essaouira.
Start your Day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech at 08h00 am. Cross the Houaz Planes towards the village of Sidi Lmokhtar just West of Marrakech.
You will have a coffee break and continue past the unique Argan trees forest located in this area. This is where you will find goats climbing trees in search of Argan nuts, a wonderful and rare sight to behold.
You can stop at a local cooperative that processes Argan oil before continuing to Val d’Argan, a vineyard that was established by a French wine connoisseur. Should you choose so, you can partake to some wine before leaving for Essaouira.
Upon arrival, you will meet your local guide who will introduce you to the city. You will visit the Medina, the Mellah (old Jewish quarter), the Kasbah (old military bastion), and the fishermen’s port.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will be free to enjoy the city, with its beautiful beaches and relaxed mood, enjoy a cup of coffee or mint tea at the famous Place Moulay Elhassan while listening to atmospheric Gnawa music being played.
After that, your driver will take you back to Marrakech. Your Marrakech to Essaouira day trip will come to an end around 18h00, as your driver will drop you off at your hotel or riad.
From Marrakech to Essaouira, and back to Marrakech
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People that possess the US, Canadian, UK, Australian and Europian nationalities do not require a visa to enter Morocco as a tourist.
– You can wear clothes that are adequate for each season in Morocco. – You can check the information about the weather in Morocco.
Up to 24 hours before the departure free cancellation and full refund,
You can explore a lot of Essaouira on your Day trip like visiting the port exploring the souks, strolling in the medina, and going along the windy beach. You can explore much of Essaouira on a single day trip from Marrakech: Visit the fishing port, the Skala, the Medina, and walk on the beach. BUT many first-time visitors of Essaouira always tend to return there for a 2 or 3 days short break to fully enjoy it. They do it to experience kitesurfing, enjoy its calm bohemian atmosphere, a Hammam retreat, or cooking class in one of its reads.
The distance between Marrakech and Essaouira is about 190 km and takes about 2 and a half hours to reach Essaouira from Marrakech via R207.
Absolutely yes, its diverse culture, beautiful weather, Golden Ramparts, ports, Souks and foods make Essaouira one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Morocco.