Essaouira 1 Day Tour

A day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech allows you to discover the beauty of the laid-back coastal city of Essaouira as well as the surrounding areas. In other words, on this single-day tour, you will have an amazing experience while visiting centuries-old forts and a medina, relaxing on the beach, and eating fresh seafood. The tour offers a perfect escape from the bustling Marrakech. Three hours to drive passing through a fantastic landscape, with argan trees will take you to the dreamy Atlantic coast. Truly, delivering a splendid relaxing experience. 

In short, you will leave behind the rather dry and hot Marrakech to enjoy the breezy and cooler coast of the Atlantic.  Essaouira is considered one of the most fascinating cities in Morocco.  Interestingly, it is known for its unique artsy scene. In fact, 60s-star Jimi Hendrix loved this special place so much and therefore, bought Sultans’ palace ruins in the town. 

Day Trip to Essaouira from Marrakech

Are you a fan of surfing? Above all, the windy city is best known as a surfing town.  Essaouira coast offers excellent conditions for both kite and weaves surfing.  Not to mention, Essaouira beach is a magnificent site where the horizon becomes to live with the colorful kites. 

Furthermore, if you’re into art, spirituality, good music, and interesting shops Essaouira will never fail to impress.  Finally, the town is also famous for its fresh seafood.  You can just crab any catch of the day from the fishing pier and grill it on the spot. Day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira makes a perfect escape to slow down and relax. 

Tour Highlights

  • Discovering the beautiful coastal city of Essaouira
  • Exploring the old town and its medina
  • Visiting the port and the souks
  • Relaxing on the beach
  • Sampling a variety of fresh seafood
  • Enjoying a scenic road trip
  • Visiting an argan oil cooperative

Itinerary of Day Trip to Essaouira from Marrakech

After breakfast, we will pick you up from your accommodations to start our day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech.  With that being said, we will take a scenic 3-hour journey to the port city of Essaouira.  Indeed, this is one of the most scenic routes out of Marrakech.  Also, if we’re lucky we’ll get to see tree-climbing goats eating argan fruits by the road.  

Upon arrival to Essaouira, we will start exploring the ancient town and the medina. For sure, the old medina is an incredible experience for visitors. The windy city exhibits narrow streets, art galleries, fresh seafood places, and a variety of street vendors. 

First, we’ll proceed to the medina’s vibrant souks which offer a variety of artisan goods. Next, we will visit Scala, Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah Museum, and, the Mellah, the old Jewish quarter. Not to mention, for lunch we’ll head to one of the many seafood places to taste the Essaouira catch of the day.

After lunchtime, we will go to see the coastal part of the city.  In brief, the port and the famous fortresses-built centuries ago are must-see places.  Then, we go to the Sgala de la Kasbah which is situated along the coast.  Here,  you get an idea of what the historical Essaouira looked like centuries ago.  For sure, the old village still has some of its ancient architecture intact. It’s a beautiful place to see. 

Afterward, we will head to the beach for a walk.  Here, you can admire kite surfers who do their amazing stunts. Late in the afternoon, we will set off on our return journey to Marrakech.  So, we should arrive around 6 pm which marks the end of our single-day Essaouira tour. You will be dropped off at your accommodations.

Additional information:

  • We offer both standard and luxury accommodations. Please let us know what your preferences are and we will send you the available options.
  • In addition to first-class service, we have free Wifi, water, pillows, and a wide variety of music in our vehicles for your amazing journey.
  • Please contact us for the desired tour, pricing, and more information: [email protected]

  • Included

    Accommodations during the tour
    English or Spanish speaking driver
    Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodations
  • Not Included

    Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
    Entry fees
    Some complementary dinners
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