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From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

Explore the charming coastal city of Essaouira on a day trip 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. 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

From Marrakech: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

Discover Essaouira on this day trip. 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.

Marrakech: Essaouira Day Trip with Women's Argan Co-Op Visit

Marrakech: Essaouira Day Trip with Women's Argan Co-Op Visit

Begin your day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech with a walk along the fertile plains of Haouz to the city of Chichaoua, where you'll stop for a coffee break before continuing to Essaouira. On your way, cross a forest of argan trees. Learn how argan is extracted during a visit to a local women’s cooperative. Get an inside look at how natural cosmetics are made locally from the argan seed. Afterward, continue to Essaouira. Arrive in Essaouira and have time to explore the city at your leisure. Then, visit the fishing port. Cross the Medina of Essaouira, with its souks, traditional stalls, art galleries, and woodwork workshops. Explore the art of cedarwood inlay and enjoy the beautiful objects presented by craftsmen through the medina's alleys. Visit the ramparts and gates of Essaouira, the Essaouira Citadel, military buildings, and two main fortifications: the city walls and the Sqala du Port d' Essaouira. In the late afternoon, return to Marrakech with an included transfer.

Marrakech: Guided Day Trip to Essaouira with Co-Op Visit

Marrakech: Guided Day Trip to Essaouira with Co-Op Visit

Explore the best places in Essaouira on a day trip from Marrakesh. See the bustling Port of Essaouira, stroll through the lively medina of the city, and learn about a Berber women's again oil association. After pickup, start your day by traveling by van to Essaouira. In Essaouira, make your way through the city's straight streets. Visit the historic ports and bustling seafood markets, then head to a co-operative of Berber women who produce argan oil. Continue the tour to the old bronze cannons facing the Atlantic Ocean. Wander through the colorful markets and cedar woodworking shops with your tour guide leading the way. After your day in Essaouira, take a final transfer to Marrakesh in the evening.

From Marrakech: Essaouira & Atlantic Coast Full-Day Trip

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 (subject to availability). 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. self guided to 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 cooperative to see how the Berber ladies process the traditional argan oil, known locally as “liquid gold.”

From Marrakech: Full-Day Trip To Essaouira by Van

From Marrakech: Full-Day Trip To Essaouira by Van

Your day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech will start with a scenic drive through the Haouz plains. Upon reaching the village of Chichaoua, midway through your journey, you'll pause for a delightful cup of coffee. As you continue your drive, you'll traverse the argan forest and make a stop at a local women's cooperative to learn about the production of fine cosmetic products made from argan oil. Upon arrival in Essaouira, you'll have the freedom to explore the beautiful city at your own pace. With its welcoming locals and tidy streets, navigating the medina is a breeze. Begin your exploration at the fishing port, where ancient Portuguese fortifications and medieval war cannons overlook the Atlantic Ocean. Wander through the well-maintained fortifications of the 18th-century medina, and delve into the historic Bab Laalouj and Mellah, the old Jewish quarter. Peruse the various art shops, souvenir galleries, and thuya wood craft shops that line the streets. Indulge in a delicious seafood lunch at one of the local cafes before visiting the kasbah, renowned for its role as a military stronghold. If you're a beach enthusiast, take a leisurely stroll along the sandy shores and even enjoy a friendly game with the locals, known for their warmth and hospitality. As the afternoon draws to a close, you'll bid farewell to Essaouira and embark on your return journey to Marrakech. Your day trip concludes with a drop-off at your hotel or the nearest accessible point to your riad. Enjoy the convenience of pickup and drop-off from all hotels in Marrakech or the nearest accessible point to the Riad in the old city.

Morocco: Prepaid eSIM with Mobile Data

Morocco: Prepaid eSIM with Mobile Data

Discover the wonders of Morocco without missing a beat! Our Prepaid Fes Morocco eSIM ensures you stay connected with high-speed data, whether you're admiring the ancient beauty of Marrakech's medina, exploring the enchanting blue city of Chefchaouen, experiencing the vibrant culture of Casablanca, wandering through the historic streets of Fes, or trekking the stunning landscapes of the Sahara Desert. Stay connected and share every memorable moment from the most visited and beloved cities across Morocco wiht our eSIM for morocco How It Works: 1.Purchase: Select the data package that fits your travel plans. 2.Scan & Activate: Upon purchase, you'll receive a QR code. Scan it with your eSIM-compatible device, and you're ready to go! 3. Stay Connected: Enjoy uninterrupted connectivity throughout your Turkish adventure. Compatibility: Ensure your device supports eSIM. Check our compatibility list https://esimfox.com/pages/compatible-devices for more details. you can also contact us under: https://esimfox.com/pages/contact

Essaouira Sand Dunes: Half Day Quad Bike Tour

Essaouira Sand Dunes: Half Day Quad Bike Tour

Enjoy the golden sand dunes of Essaouira by thrilling quad bike transit. After a brief safety information session, and after having adorned yourself in protective gear, you will have a tour test to get used to your quad bike and the safety rules. Once this is completed, your 3 hour quad bike tour will begin. Your tour will begin by crossing Oued Ksob to the ruins of the Sultan's Palace that accompany you to the wild beach of Diabat. Following this you will navigate through the magnificent dune fields, driving on both sandy and rocky paths to overlook the Atlantic Ocean.

Marrakech: Essaouira Day Trip with Transfers and Co-op Visit

Marrakech: Essaouira Day Trip with Transfers and Co-op Visit

Meet outside the Argana Cafe in the morning or enjoy a convenient pickup from your hotel or riad in Marrakech. Embark on a 3-hour journey to the beautiful seaside town of Essaouira. Stop for a rest at a café where you can grab a bite to eat and stretch your legs. On your second stop, take photos of the goats climbing the argan trees, followed by a brief visit to a women’s cooperative, and discover how a range of cosmetic products are produced locally. Arrive at Essouria, and explore the beautiful city, its many boutiques, and its idyllic beach at your own pace with free time. Finally, depart Essaouira with a convenient return transfer and arrive in Marrakech in the late evening.

Ful day trip to Essaouira the Mogador magic

Ful day trip to Essaouira the Mogador magic

Visit the historic port city of Essaouira on a full-day trip from Marrakech, and spend the day exploring traditional Medina full of beautiful architecture, and Morocco’s laid-back, seaside culture. You’ll see how argan oil is extracted, and visit Essaouira’s Medina, a unesco World Heritage Site. After 1,5 hours we have the first stop break time 15 mn and the second stop will be at a small argan oil cooperative run by local women to learn how the Argan oil is extracted and used with the option to purchase oil direct from the producers before continuing to Essaouira. Once in Essaouira, you will have free time to explore the old Medina and the beautiful ramparts including the Sekkala, the old harbor, and fish markets, on your own and enjoy a seafood lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, you can enjoy a walk along the beautiful beach and take some amazing photos of this amazing sand beach before driving back to Marrakech by the end of the afternoon.

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What people are saying about Essaouira

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(24 reviews)

We spent a very good day in Essaouira, a very pretty little fishing town, typical and authentic. The 4 hours granted to us in free time allow everyone to live their experience as they wish. Ibrahim and Omar are very friendly and outgoing people. The careful driving on the part of Ibrahim and the interesting information on the history of Morocco that Omar knows perfectly, moreover he takes the time to translate into the different languages (for us in French despite a majority of English speakers) which is very appreciable. It’s an excursion that we recommend with your eyes closed 😊

We traveled to Essaouira and had the best cheerful driver/guide Eyub and a classy van for the trip. Since we had the best conditions and everything happened as predicted, we were more than satisfied, and we truly recommend this agency and guide.

The trip was beautiful and peaceful. We visited an Argan cooperative and tasted their products before arriving in the city. The guide is driver Mohamed was great and very helpful. Unforgettable trip that I recommend to everyone.

A nice day out away from busy Marrakesh. Omar and Ibrahim were excellent guides and it was really good to get some of Moroccan history during the trip.

Mohamed has been a very good driver and helped us with everything we needed, a very good experience