Private day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech

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Private day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech

(2 Reviews)
  • 1 Days
  • Min People : 1
  • Every Days
  • Min Age : 1+
  • Pickup: Airpot/ Hotel

Private day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech Overview:

Nestled on the Atlantic coast, Essaouira is a vibrant port city known for its unique blend of cultural heritage, stunning architecture, and picturesque landscapes. A private day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech offers an unforgettable journey filled with breathtaking views, historical sites, and culinary delights. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a lover of arts, or someone seeking a peaceful escape, Essaouira has something to offer for everyone.

Departure & Return Location

Marrakech/ Marrakech

Departure Time


Marrakech to Essaouira Day Trip Highlights:

  • Take a day excursion to explore the seaside town of Essaouira.
  • Take in a unique sight: goats scaling Argan trees.
  • Learn about Argan oil processing
  • Visit the Medina of Essaouira
  • Walk to the fishing port and enjoy a delicious seafood lunch
  • Enjoy a walk on the sandy beach of Essaouira

Itinerary of private day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech:

Day 1: Marrakech → Essaouira → Marrakech

The trip from Marrakech to Essaouira covers approximately 190 kilometers and takes about 2.5 to 3 hours by car. Opting for a private tour ensures a comfortable and personalized experience. Departing early in the morning allows you to make the most of your day in this charming city. As you travel through the Moroccan countryside, you will witness the changing landscapes, from the bustling streets of Marrakech to the serene coastal views of Essaouira.

During the drive, you will pass through small villages and vast argan tree plantations. Consider making a stop at one of the argan oil cooperatives to learn about the production process and purchase some authentic Moroccan argan oil. The cooperative visits provide insight into the local Berber culture and the importance of argan oil in their daily lives.

Upon arriving in Essaouira, the first stop is usually the Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Medina is a maze of narrow streets lined with whitewashed houses, vibrant souks, and artisan workshops. Unlike the bustling Medina of Marrakech, Essaouira’s Medina offers a more relaxed atmosphere, making it perfect for leisurely exploration.

After that, your driver will take you back to Marrakech. Your Marrakech to Essaouira day trip will end around 18h00, as your driver will drop you off at your hotel or riad.

What's Included in your private day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech:

Price Includes

  • Pick-up & Drop-off at your Hotel or Airport
  • Camel ride in the Sahara desert
  • A/C modern vehicle driven by an English/French speaking driver
  • Local guide English speaking guide in Essaouira

Price Excludes

  • Lunches & drinks.
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Travel insurance

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FAQ about day trip from essaouira to marrakech:

What can I expect on a day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira?

Expect a lovely ride to the tranquil coastal town of Essaouira, where you can explore its old port, stroll along beautiful sandy beaches, and soak up the beauty of its Medina. The tour mixes cultural experiences with a relaxed beach atmosphere.

How long is the drive from Marrakech to Essaouira?

It usually takes two and a half hours to drive from Marrakech to Essaouira, during which time you can enjoy the scenery of the Moroccan countryside, which includes the unusual Argan trees, which are famed for its goats that climb trees.

Will I have time to relax on the beaches of Essaouira?

Yes, there is time allotted for strolling and relaxing on Essaouira’s six kilometers of sandy coastline. It’s the ideal approach to relax following your exploration of the town’s historical attractions.

How far is Essaouira from Marrakech?

The distance from Marrakech to Essaouira is 177 kilometers. However, the route is filled with breathtaking scenery and many pauses.

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David Mart

Solo Traveller

I had an incredible day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech! The journey was comfortable, and the scenery along the way was breathtaking. Essaouira itself is a charming coastal town with a rich history and vibrant culture. We explored the medina, which was filled with colorful markets and friendly locals. The seafood lunch by the port was absolutely delicious, and the fresh ocean breeze made it even more enjoyable. Our guide was knowledgeable and passionate, sharing fascinating stories about the town’s past. I highly recommend this trip to anyone looking to experience a different side of Morocco!

April 18, 2024

Zachary O

Family Traveller

Our day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech was an unforgettable experience. The drive through the Moroccan countryside was picturesque, with stunning landscapes and a few interesting stops along the way. Essaouira’s medina is a UNESCO World Heritage site and it’s easy to see why – the architecture and atmosphere are truly unique. Walking through the narrow streets, we discovered beautiful handicrafts and artwork. The visit to the ramparts offered amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean. The fresh seafood at a local restaurant was a highlight of the day. Overall, this trip was well-organized and a fantastic way to spend a day away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.

March 13, 2024
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