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From Marrakech: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

1. From Marrakech: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

Leave Marrakech at 08:00, ready for a 3-hour journey to the beautiful Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast. Once you arrive at the port city, formerly known as Mogador, you will have time to enjoy the charming sights of Essaouira, including its ocher-colored walls, the beautiful Moulay El Hassan square, and the souks, as well as the little streets of the city's old Medina. Enjoy a lunch of fresh fish in a local restaurant. During your trip, visit an association of Berber women producing argan oil, see the local markets, and marvel at the gems in the jeweler's quarter.  You will return to Marrakech at the end of the afternoon, arriving back to the "Red City" at around 19:00.

From Marrakech: Essaouira & Atlantic Coast Full-Day Trip

2. From Marrakech: Essaouira & Atlantic Coast Full-Day Trip

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 Chichaoua 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.”

Essaouira: One Hour Dromedary Ride

3. Essaouira: One Hour Dromedary Ride

Depart the Ranch de Diabat on a peaceful dromedary camel. Discover the charming nature of these large animals while exploring the surrounding. This tour is ideal for groups and families with small children as the dromedary has a gentle nature.  Enjoy a ride just a few minutes from Essaouira. Walking a large beach with soft sand. Relax in the ocean breeze and see the famous island of Mogador. Pass by dunes and see the tucked away, former home of the Black Sultan. Finally cross the forest of wild Mimosas and Thuya on your return. 

Marrakesh: Day Trip to Essaouira with Argan Oil Experience

4. Marrakesh: Day Trip to Essaouira with Argan Oil Experience

Discover the port city of Essaouira on this full-day tour from Marrakesh. Admire views of the Moroccan countryside. Stroll through the lively Medina market and visit a seaside fortress. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech, in the morning. Sit back and enjoy the Moroccan countryside on the way to Essaouira. Take in views of Argan trees and keep an eye out for the goats that like to snack on these trees. Stop to capture some photos of the countryside before heading to a women's cooperative to watch as they make products from Argan nuts. Have the chance to buy some Argan oil or Amlou paste. Arrive at the city of Essaouira and begin your tour. Walk in the vibrant Medina market and snap pictures of colorful streets. Visit the port and watch the fishermen. Make your way to Squala, a 15th-century fortress that has been featured in TV shows like 'Game of Thrones.' Have some time to go purchase lunch at a local restaurant and visit the sea before heading back to your accommodation in Marrakech.

Discover Ancient Essaouira: Full-Day Trip from Agadir

5. Discover Ancient Essaouira: Full-Day Trip from Agadir

Your day-long adventure begins as you head north from Agadir to the former Portuguese city of Essaouira, passing isolated beaches, the palace of a Saudi prince, and the village of Taghazout along the way. Once known by its Portuguese name of Mogador, the city of Essaouira is a citadel with a prestigious past, occupied by various civilizations since prehistoric times. And famous for its Tyrian factory that once supplied Rome with its legendary purple dye, Essaouira is a cradle for artists of all types. Upon your arrival in the city, embark on a tour of the port and watch as the fishing boats return home. The Bab El Marse port not only has its Sqala canons on display, but it offers amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Medina. Travel to the Media itself—a UNESCO World Heritage site—and go inside to meet celebrated marquetry inlayers and cabinetmakers. Stop in at the Women's Cooperative manufacturer of argan oil, and then enjoy some free time exploring the alleyways of the Medin, strolling along the endless beach, or testing out some fresh fish at a local beachfront restaurant.

Agadir To Essaouira Day Trip

6. Agadir To Essaouira Day Trip

Visit the ancient Moroccan city of Essaouira, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former Portuguese colonial town which bears the traces of its long and varied history. Your trip will start with an early pickup from your hotel and a drive from Agadir to Essaouira. On the way to Essaouira, make a few stops to see the flying goats (tree goats that can be seen hopping from branch to branch of the argan trees native to the region), rest in a Berber village and have a hot cup of mint tea or coffee, and visit an argan oil factory, a sought-after luxury product. Once you arrive in Essaouira, follow your local guide to the traditional souk market where a variety of wares, crafts, and foods are sold, offering a tantalizing array of sights and smells. After your Moroccan market experience, tour the famous Skala de la Kasbah ramparts, a relic of European engineering from the city's colonial days. From there, proceed to the bustling port of Essaouira before enjoying free time for lunch, shopping, and further exploration. Wander the Medina (fortified city) and admire a colorful landscape populated by mosques, terraces, cafes, and markets as well as historic architecture that reflects the city's unique history. After exploring the city and its beautiful sunny beaches, catch your ride back to Agadir.

From Marrakech: Essaouira 1 Day group tour

7. From Marrakech: Essaouira 1 Day group tour

Depart Marrakech in the morning and drive to the coastal resort of Essaouira to explore its rich culture and many art galleries. Admire the well-preserved buildings and get stunning views of the Atlantic coast. Experience the warm hospitality of the locals as soon as you arrive, and get an appreciation for their simple lifestyle. Stroll around the busy harbor and see the fishermen selling fresh fish direct from their traditional blue boats. Go to the fortified harbor Scala to take amazing photos of the monumental Bab al Mersa ("Door of the Port"). Then, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the old seaside Medina. Wander the colorful souks and maze of alleys. Enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant, and then go to the old Jewish district to see the synagogues. Marvel at the cannons on the city ramparts before heading back to Marrakech at around 4:30 PM.

From Marrakech: 2-Day Game of Thrones Tour of Essaouira

8. From Marrakech: 2-Day Game of Thrones Tour of Essaouira

Experience the city that has inspired artists and television producers across the decades. Immerse yourself in the singular atmosphere of Essaouira on this two-day guided tour. Peruse the winding sandstone towers, made famous by the show Game of Thrones, and look out over the aqua blue Essaouira sea. Named Astapor in the show, this is the site where Khaleesi first utters the word “Dracarys.” There is, of course, lots to see for those who haven’t seen the show, as Essaouira offers a calm, high-walled city on the Atlantic coast with a wondrous medina and artistic atmosphere. See the ruins that inspired Jimi Hendrix to write his famous song “Castles Made of Sand,” before heading for dinner in a local restaurant and settling down for the night. Before you leave the next day, enjoy free time to explore the city.

From Agadir: Essaouira Guided Day Trip with Argan Oil Visit

9. From Agadir: Essaouira Guided Day Trip with Argan Oil Visit

Explore the coastal town of Essaouira, visit the colorful port and decorative medina, spot goats clambering up argan trees, and stroll along the sandy beach and rock pools on a scenic day trip. Be picked up from your hotel in Agadir bright and early. Begin your trip along the picturesque R207 coastal route. Make a stop to see the argan trees where small goats climb up the lower branches and feed. Spot sometimes over 20 goats sitting up in one tree. Snap some photos of this fascinating sight. Arrive in the port where you’ll see the vast expanse of the North Atlantic Ocean. Head into the vibrant old town (medina), a stunning world heritage site. View the majestic, old brass cannons that line the walls, and ramparts to protect the seafront from ancient invasions. Stop off at a women’s cooperative where argan oil is produced. Learn how oil is extracted from the kernels of argan trees. See how it is used in cuisine as an accompaniment to Moroccan bread and in beauty products for the skin and hair. Finally, enjoy the spectacular sunset as you return to Agadir.

Overnight Surf Trip to Essaouira and Sidi Kaouki

10. Overnight Surf Trip to Essaouira and Sidi Kaouki

Departure is from Marrakesh at 08:00 to Essaouira. On the way you will stop at the small female co-op to see the production of Argan oil. On arrival to Essaouira you will hit the surf for your first 2-hour surf lesson. After that you will have a lunch break followed by a sightseeing tour of the Scala and old town with its Thuya wood workshops. After your busy day you will stay overnight and relax in a Riad. The next morning, after a hearty breakfast, you will head to Sidi Kaouki for the second lesson, another beautiful town just south of Essouria. Enjoy your lunch in a cozy restaurant with a panoramic view of the beach, and then head back to Marrakesh through Essaouira for a spot of shopping or a cafe break along the way. Departure to Marrakesh is at around 17:00.

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What people are saying about Essaouira

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4.5 / 5

based on 1,544 reviews

Excellent! Very good service from beginning to end. Everything was very simple, professional and we were given all the information we required. Thank you for the great service.

Very good communication regarding the pick-up. Very modern car. Very nice driver Reda. On site great guide named Youness. Essaouira is a great city. Always happy.

Really good, great value for money with what was included and the driver and guide was very informative

Recomendable comprar souvenirs allí porque es más barato que en el zoco de Marraquech

Fantastic tour guide and Essaouira is well worth the visit