1 Day Trip From Marrakech to Essaouira
1 Day Trip From Marrakech to Essaouira Overview
1 Day Trip From Marrakech to Essaouira to discover the best of Mogador, located southwest of Safi and Casablanca. A professional guide will guide you around and show you all that this ancient city has to offer. During this trip, you can see unusual goats that are adept at climbing trees
One day trip to Atlantic port of Essaouira, from Marrakech by air-conditioned vehicle. On the route, we stop to visit an Argan Women’s Co-operative. Our guide gives you a tour of the city. The Medina of Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tour contains tradition and history. Essaouira has long beautiful sandy beaches. It is not dangerous to swim as well as surf. There are many activities taking place in this fabulous city. The beach owners offer quads and camel rides over the shoreline.
Enjoy free time to have lunch in one of the local restaurants and walk through the souks and buy a souvenir before traveling back from Essaouira to Marrakech.
The tour starts at 8:00 hour from your accommodation in Marrakech and returns back to Marrakech at 18:00 hour. Through the trip, you will even have the capacity to enjoy distinct landscapes in the surrounding countryside.
What You’ll Do During our 1 Day Trip From Marrakech to Essaouira
- Explore the Medina of Essaouira
- Visit the Mellah. Walk on the beach
- Visit the picturesque harbor
1 Day Tour From Marrakech to Medina of Essaouira
1 day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira, a coastal city (approx 2,5 hours driving from Marrakech) provides a fantastic chance to relax and enjoy the beach. The Medina of Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tour includes history and tradition, with a city guide that will take you around and show you all the best of what the city has to offer. Essaouira has long beautiful sandy beaches. It is safe to swim as well as surf. There are many activities taking place on the beach – local boys are playing football and surfing. The beach owners offer camel rides and quads over the coastline. It is a perfect opportunity to get off the pressure of the town and enjoy the coastal area of Essaouira’s cooler climate.
The tour begins at 8:00 hour from your accommodation in Marrakech and returns back to Marrakech at 18:00 hour. On the route back from Essaouira there’s a chance to end our trip by visiting an Argan Oil Women Cooperative. Through the trip, you will even be able to enjoy different landscapes in the surrounding countryside.
Once called Mogador by merchants and Western sailors, Essaouira is famous because of its annual Gnaoua Music Festival that draws 300,000+ people in June. Additionally, it comes with an extensive beach for surfing named Plage de Safi. The trip to this former colonial fishing town provides easy access to Berber villages along the road. Essaouira is also known as the Wind City in Africa and is a pitstop for the hippie journey from Marrakech. If you like art, there are a lot of art galleries which can be visited.
In the city, you will have a short walk across the town, through narrow streets. You will also visit the Skala du Port, the fishing harbor which provides spectacular views over the Portuguese ramparts. Discover all kinds of spices and jewelry at the souks of the medina. Around the fishing harbor, you can enjoy fresh delicious seafood in one of the local restaurants.
Essaouira’s history is a memory of changing times when England and Spain struggled to keep control over their coasts. It’s an average colonial harbor that is a sensational example of colonial and Moorish architecture.
With a city guide, you will visit the Mellah, Cemetery, and Synagogue. Essaouira’s Mellah includes more than 10 percent of the city, but Jews constituted nearly 40 percent of the population within the late 1880s. Jewish personalities around the gates to the Mellah demonstrate the requirements Jews were allowed to enter into the Mellah. Some of the wealthier Jews were not really supposed to live in the Mellah, in Essaouira. Plaques show the structures with which synagogues were found.
After visiting all that the city of Essaouira has to offer we will drive back to Marrakech. On the way, we will visit an Argan Oil Women Cooperative to end the Essaouira trip. Around 18:00 hour our driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Marrakech where the trip comes to an end.
Marrakech Trip to Essaouira Prices (per person) And Required Persons Per Group :
2 PaxCouple1 day85€
3 PaxGroup1 Day60€
4 PaxFamily1 Day45€
5 PaxFamily1 Day36€
What is included:
- Air-conditioned private vehicle with a professional driver
- Pick up & Drop off at your hotel
- City Guide
What is not included:
- The price of the trip does not include: Lunch
What to Bring:
- Hiking shoes, camera (optional), sun hat, and sunglasses.
Knowing before booking with us
Desert Morocco Adventure organizes only private tours so please if you are traveling with 2 adults ( in total 3 persons) and you are planning to book with us a tour make a booking in the tour schedule for 3 pax and not in a group of 5 unless you are 5 persons in total.
If you are more than 5 people or you are traveling with kids please contact us.