From Marrakech: Private Full-Day Essaouira Tour

4.2 / 5

9 reviews

From Marrakech: Private Full-Day Essaouira Tour

From US$ 40.72 per person

Visit a former Phoenician trading port, baptized “Mogador” by the Portuguese, the “well drawn" city is a unique citadel, cradle of artists of all kinds. Discover an unforgettable cultural melting pot!

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 8 hours
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Driver
English, French, Spanish
Pickup optional
Your Hotel or Riad in Marrakech.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a trip to Essaouira
  • Travel with a private chauffeur guide
  • Receive instant confirmation of your booking
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport
  • Fuel
  • Chauffeur guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Your Hotel or Riad in Marrakech.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Extra hygiene precautions are being taken due to the COVID-19 virus. All vehicles are thoroughly disinfected after each use. The driver and/or guide will wear a mask and gloves during the activity.
  • Hand sanitizer is provided in all the vehicles and face masks are distributed to each customer. The use is obligatory during the activity
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour must be booked at least 24 hours in advance of your travel date
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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January 29, 2020

Had a really good tour guide named Mahdi, he's really knowledgable and well versed. Would highly recommend :)

December 12, 2019

A beautiful day in Essaouira despite a foggy weather Really a shame to have had a Spanish guide because 6 against 2 French Even if he tried to translate at times we had less explanation

October 9, 2019

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