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From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

1. From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

Explore the charming coastal city of Essaouira on a guided day tour from Marrakesh. Enjoy some free time to explore, where you can see the bustling port of Essaouira, stroll through the lively medina of the city, and wander through the vibrant markets. Start your morning with pickup from your accommodation in Marrakesh. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned car to Essaouira. Make a stop at the "goat tree" and admire this peculiar Argan tree with goats perched in it. Arrive in Essaouira and make your way through the straight streets. Enjoy free time to visit the historic ports and bustling seafood markets. Feel free to ask your driver for suggestions on the perfect place for lunch. Visit a co-operative of Berber women who produce Argan oil, and learn about this popular local product. See the old bronze cannons facing the Atlantic Ocean and wander through the colorful markets and cedar woodworking shops.  After your day in Essaouira, enjoy a seamless transfer back to Marrakesh in the evening.

From Marrakech: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

2. From Marrakech: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

Discover Essaouira on this day trip with a local guide. Explore the port city's breathtaking sights and streets, and see local markets and jewelers. Depart Marrakech in the morning and head to 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. Take pictures of its ocher-colored walls, the beautiful and vibrant Moulay El Hassan square, the markets also known as souks, as well as the little streets of the city's old Medina. Then, enjoy a lunch of fresh fish in a local restaurant. During your trip, you'll also visit an association of Berber women producing argan oil, see the local markets, and wow at the gems in the jeweler's quarter.

Essaouira: Private City Tour

3. Essaouira: Private City Tour

Visit the city of Essaouira and start off by the small fishing port of the city where you can marvel at this historical place.  See an old watchtower and get an impressive panoramic view of Essaouira. Stop at the main square to taste a real Moroccan tea before continuing to visit the most important monument of the city, the scala of the medina. Admire the location where several films have been shot such as the famous film of Orson Welles Othello, or the Game of Thrones TV show. Continue the visit in the old medina, the kasbah, the mellah, the old Jewish quarter. See the synagogues, the souks of the medina, and the fish market which is full of people who buy, grill, and eat the day's catch.

From Agadir or Taghazout: Essaouira Day Trip with Transfer

4. From Agadir or Taghazout: Essaouira Day Trip with Transfer

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.

Essaouira: Guided Quad Bike Tour and Camel Ride

5. Essaouira: Guided Quad Bike Tour and Camel Ride

Experience the thrill of a quad biking adventure in Essaouira with a group of friends or family. Discover the hinterland of this beautiful region accompanied by an expert guide. Explore diverse landscapes including vast sand dunes, lush pine forests and cherished landmarks like Dar Sultan Palace, Bourj El Baroud and more.  Whether you’re an experienced driver or just a beginner, benefit from an expert instructor who will tailor your experience to your skill level and preferences. Pump up your adrenaline as you zoom around this stunning location and snap some atmospheric photos as souvenirs along the way.

Essaouira: Guided Quad Biking 2 hours.

6. Essaouira: Guided Quad Biking 2 hours.

Experience the thrill of a quad biking adventure in Essaouira with a group of friends or family. Discover the hinterland of this beautiful region accompanied by an expert guide. Explore diverse landscapes including vast sand dunes, lush pine forests and cherished landmarks like Dar Sultan Palace, Bourj El Baroud and more.  Whether you’re an experienced driver or just a beginner, benefit from an expert instructor who will tailor your experience to your skill level and preferences. Pump up your adrenaline as you zoom around this stunning location and snap some atmospheric photos as souvenirs along the way.

From Marrakech: Private Full-Day Essaouira Tour

7. From Marrakech: Private Full-Day Essaouira Tour

Take a 10-hour trip to Essaouira from Marrakech and spend time in the laid-back fishing town. On route, stop to visit an Argan Women’s Co-operative to see the women at work extracting oil from argan nuts, and then continue your journey westward. Essaouira is fortunate to have an excellent climate, with cooling sea breezes in the summer (also good for water sports) and warming lowland air in winter. This lovely climate, together with its beautiful Portuguese architecture, has always attracted artists and poets, but it continues to be a traditional fishing port at its heart to this day. Essaouira is the perfect destination for a day trip away from the hectic activity of Marrakech, with a vast array of things to do and try including: shopping in the souks for leatherwork, metalwork, glazed pottery, jewelry, brightly colored carpets, original art, olives, spices, rare argan oil and more. Visit the port and watch fishermen landing their catch, or learn how boats are crafted using centuries-old techniques, then eat fresh grilled fish or shellfish at one of the seafood stalls, visit Place Joutiya between 16.00 and 17.00 to watch locals auctioning everything from teapots to trousers, walk 2 miles along the beach at low tide to see the romantic fort of Borj El Barod crumbling into the sea, or the ruined sultan's palace at Diabet, take a boat to the Iles de Mogador, breeding ground for the rare Eleanora’s falcon, try some watersports (surfing/kitesurfing/windsurfing/bodyboarding/kayaking), or just sit at a beachside café. Relax and watch the world go by with coffee or mint tea, and maybe a Moroccan pastry, in one of the cafés on Place Moulay Hassan.

From Marrakech: Essaouira Private Full-Day Trip

8. From Marrakech: Essaouira Private Full-Day Trip

Take a full-day private trip to Essaouira, one of Morocco’s most attractive coastal towns. Admire its undeniable charm, with whitewashed and blue shuttered houses, art galleries, wood workshops, fishermen and colorful boats, all enclosed by ancient red walls. Your private tour starts with pickup at your hotel or riad in Marrakech. Depart Marrakech, driving through lush valleys filled with orange groves, ancient olive trees, and working farms. Stop at Chichaoua for a coffee or snack at Cafe Afoulki. Continue past your first Argan trees. These special trees are valued for their nutritive, cosmetic, and medicinal properties. A relic species from the Tertiary Period, it is extremely well adapted to drought and other environmentally difficult conditions of southwestern Morocco and, while now endangered, under the protection of UNESCO. Arrive in Essaouira and wander the ancient streets, where it’s easy to imagine life before you. The streets have a Portuguese feel after they renamed the city in the 16th century and used it as a port city of their own. Dine on fish straight from the sea at any number of local restaurants, and ride a camel on the beach. After some free time to explore on your own, return to Marrakech for drop-off at your hotel or riad.

From Casablanca: Day Trip to Essaouira

9. From Casablanca: Day Trip to Essaouira

Get away from the hustle and bustle of Casablanca and visit the pearl of the Atlantic, the port city of Essaouira, known for its sun, beaches, and enchanting medina. After being picked up at 7 AM from your hotel or riad in Casablanca, head towards Essaouira via the scenic Safi coastal route. Drive for about 4.5 hours and feel free to request a stop at any time to rest a little, drink something, or see a place that is not included in the itinerary. Arrive in Essaouira, and begin exploring this stunning example of Moroccan heritage. Wander through the historic streets and walk along the beaches.  The Mogador Island, just a few meters off the coast, lies in clearest of waters and its moderate waves and the surroundings make it one of the most popular beaches in the area. Discover the real essence of the city at your own pace with approximately 8 hours to spend as you wish. At the end of your day, return to Casablanca where you will be dropped off back at your hotel or riad. 

From Agadir: Essaouira Private Full Day Trip With Lunch

10. From Agadir: Essaouira Private Full Day Trip With Lunch

Essaouira the Portuguese city or the Mogador town is one of the imperial cities in the kingdom of Morocco. The city was built by the Portuguese in 1506 and named Castelo Real de Mogador. Essaouira has so many monuments and historical sites to visit such as the City walls, and the Dutch cannon made by Adrianus Crans in The Hague in 1744 installed in Essaouira. The Genoese-built citadel by the harbor, The ramparts from the Medina, And the harbor scala. Begin your journey to Essaouira starting from agadir at 8:00 AM from your hotel or residence. After pickup, we will start driving north agadir by the coast of the Atlantic ocean. After 40 mins drive we will stop for a panoramic view of the tamri beach, then continue to Essaouira. On the way, you will notice goats on trees that we call the flying goats, one of the unique scenes that you only see in Essaouira. The last stop before arriving in Essaouira will be at the Argan Cooperative. Once arrived, you will have time to visit the historical sites, the Medina, the souk market, and the old harbor. Then enjoy a nice meal in Essaouira before starting our way back to agadir Around 3 PM. The arrival to Agadir is estimated around 7 PM.

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Pick up was on time. Vehicle was in perfect condition and our driver was a true professional. Did three stops on our way there as described in the excursion details. In Essaouira our guide was Zaid Ait Bahadou. Tour guide is not mandatory but i strongly advise anyone to follow it. Took us 1,5 hour. Can't say enough about this man, he was possibly the best guide i have ever met. Friendly, relaxed and explained everything without any rush, fluently in three languages (English, French and Spanish). In the end we asked him and he suggested a restaurant with delicious food and good prices. Really made a difference, our trip to this city wouldn't be so good without him.

A real good plan to spend the day in Essaouira. Abdel the driver, Zaid the guide and the women of the argan oil cooperative are all very friendly and give good advice. The only downside, the tourists on the bus are not always friendly and punctual.. suddenly the excursion ended much later than expected (1h30 in sight) but it is not because of the company. I recommend for small groups who want to spend a great day without organizational stress.

Everything was on schedule. They picked us from our hotel and we had a comfortable vehicle. When we arrived at easouira we had a tour guide for one hour. His name is zaid and he did an excellent job. Showed us every detail of the place and history, and he was also funny making some jokes. Totally recommend. Yhe price is really cheap for this experience.

It was a great experience! We had very nice driver. He picked up us on time, his van was spotless clean. He explained schedule for whole day. In Essaouira we joined larger group with local guide. He was great! Very friendly and knowledgeable! We loved Essaouira too! Worth a day trip from Marrakech.

Very good value for money, with a guided tour of the city at the top!