Moulay Hassan Square, Essaouira: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Marrakech: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

1. 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 Day Trip From Marrakech

2. Essaouira Day Trip From Marrakech

Depart Marrakech around 8:00 a.m., ready for a 2.5-hour journey to beautiful Essaouira on the Atlantic coast, including 3 stops along the way. Once you arrive at the port city, formerly known as Mogador, you will have time to enjoy the charming sites of Essaouira, including its ocher-colored walls, the beautiful Moulay El Hassan square and the souks, as well as the small streets of the city's ancient medina. Enjoy a fresh fish lunch at a local restaurant. During your trip, visit a Berber women's association producing argan oil, tour local markets, and marvel at the precious stones of the jewelry district. You will return to Marrakech at the end of the afternoon to arrive at the “Red City” around 7:00 p.m.

From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

3. From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

Leave Marrakecharound 08:00Am ready for a 3-hour journey to the beautiful Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast included 3 stops break on the way . 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.

Luxury day trip to Essaouira ,atlantic coastal with a group

4. Luxury day trip to Essaouira ,atlantic coastal with a group

Essaouira is a medieval city known for its annual Gnaoua music festival, and UNESCO considers the city an international heritage. There are many other things to admire during your visit to Essaouira, such as its pleasant climate, Place Moulay El Hassan, La Skala, the port, the ramparts, and the Jewish quarter of Derb Lealouj, and we do not forget not as spiritual beach vibe. Hit the road to the seaside resort on the Atlantic coast with a comfortable pickup from your accommodation with a professional driver, you will discover three places before your arrival in Essaouira where you will stop on the road. The first stop will be a coffee break to rest, The next stop will be at a cooperative Upon arrival in Essaouira, the UNESCO-recognized narrow alleys and alleyways of the medina, explore a thriving Jewish quarter and meet skilled local artisans; Linger on the city's vast sandy beaches and enjoy the sound of Gnawa music in the lively cafes of Place Moulay El Hassan. You will be free to have your lunch wherever you like in front of the premises or in a restaurant if you need any suggestions which you can ask the driver. Then you can relax on Essaouira beach and enjoy the fresh air. Back to Marrakech at 5 pm Note please : The trip is with a group not private, please ask the driver for any information before the minibus move or at the stops thanks.

Essaouira Coastal City Discovery Day Tour From Marrakech:

5. Essaouira Coastal City Discovery Day Tour From Marrakech:

Essaouira, the city of a thousand treasures Discover the charming coastal town of Essaouira on a guided tour from Marrakech. This day full of discoveries includes: A comfortable transfer by air-conditioned car from your accommodation in Marrakech. A guided tour of the Essaouira medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Free time to explore the lively port, vibrant markets, and sandy beaches. A visit to a Berber women's cooperative that produces argan oil, a renowned local product. Your day begins with a transfer from your accommodation in Marrakech. Once in Essaouira, you will be greeted by your local guide. The first stop on your tour is the medina, a fortified city with narrow, winding streets. You will discover its many historical monuments, such as the Moulay Hassan Mosque, the port, and the ramparts. After the guided tour, you will have free time to explore the city at your own pace. You can enjoy the Atlantic breeze on the beach, wander through the lively markets, or sample the local delicacies. In the late afternoon, you will visit a Berber women's cooperative that produces argan oil. You will learn more about this local product with many benefits. The day ends with a comfortable transfer back to Marrakech. This tour is the perfect opportunity to discover the beauty and charm of Essaouira, a city that has something to offer everyone.

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What people are saying about Moulay Hassan Square, Essaouira

This was the highlight of our trip while in Morocco. This coastal town is beautiful! The shopping is great too - found so many great pieces of art and clothes here. Since my friend was interested in learning about the Jewish history behind this town, our tour guide took me and my friends to the Jewish Quarters within the city when the official tour was over. We were able to visit a Jewish school that made beautiful jewelry and were able to buy it. I think the tour guide’s name was Zaid - I could be wrong. But he was so kind and even had his friends sing Happy Birthday to me in French and Arabic, since it was my birthday. So sweet! Wish we could’ve stayed here longer. This experience was unforgettable!

For a private trip, this was perfect in terms of price and services. Our driver was great, very dynamic, the journey was smooth. Our guide as well was very interesting and nice. The stop at the argan shop is a little bit a way to make you buy expensive products but if this helps the women communauty of this village why not ? Expect also to spend around 15£ per person at least for the lunch but the seafood was really tasty and fresh. The souk at Essaouira is also much quieter than Marrakesh, and if you like art gallery this is the right place. I really enjoy the trip and recommend this experience.

Great day tour, sufficient time to relax, explore and have a nice seafood lunch in Essouira. Transportation is provided, guide serive pretty basic thankfully not required. Compulsory stop to view goats (not treated well!) and Argan oil, thakfully both take only 15-20 mins.

Wonderful day; lovely place to visit. Excellent tour of town. Great to walk along a beach in the sun in January! Younis very good, considerate driver; although a fairly long drive stopped for breaks

It was amazing trip, town is really beaufiful, different from Marrakesh