Port of Essaouria

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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.

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

2. 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 Agadir: Essaouira Guided Day Trip

3. From Agadir: Essaouira Guided Day Trip

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.

Agadir or Taghazout : Essaouira Mogador Day Trip

4. Agadir or Taghazout : Essaouira Mogador Day Trip

Explore the charming coastal town of Essaouira with your own guide. Visit the colorful port and decorative medina, spot goats clambering up argan trees, and stroll along the sandy beach on a scenic day trip. Be picked up from your hotel in Agadir or Taghazout 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.

Unveiled: Full Day Escape to Essaouira from Marrakech

5. Unveiled: Full Day Escape to Essaouira from Marrakech

Essaouira Exploration: A Unique Day Trip from Marrakech Embark on a Scenic Journey: Your adventure begins with a picturesque drive along the Haouz plains, offering stunning views of Morocco's diverse landscapes. As you make your way to Essaouira, you'll stop in the village of Chichaoua for a refreshing cup of coffee, immersing yourself in the local culture before continuing your journey. Discover the Argan Forest: En route to Essaouira, delve into the lush beauty of the argan forest, where you'll visit a local women's cooperative to learn about the production of fine cosmetic products made from the rich argan oil. Gain insight into traditional techniques and support local artisans as you explore this sustainable industry. Explore Essaouira at Your Leisure: Upon arrival in Essaouira, the day is yours to explore this enchanting city at your own pace. Navigate the charming medina, where tidy streets and welcoming locals await. Wander through the historic fishing port, admiring old Portuguese fortifications and medieval war cannons overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Immerse Yourself in History and Culture: Stroll along the well-maintained fortifications dating back to the 18th century, and venture into the Mellah, the old Jewish quarter, where art shops, souvenir galleries, and thuya wood craft shops beckon. Indulge in a delicious seafood lunch at a local café and visit the kasbah, a historic military stronghold with panoramic views of the city and sea. Beachside Bliss and Friendly Encounters: For those who love the beach, take a leisurely walk along the sandy shores of Essaouira, where friendly locals await. Feel the warmth of the sun on your skin and perhaps engage in a friendly game with the locals before bidding farewell to this coastal gem. Return to Marrakech: As the afternoon draws to a close, you'll journey back to Marrakech, reflecting on the day's adventures and unforgettable memories. Your day trip to Essaouira concludes with a drop-off at your hotel or the nearest accessible point to your riad, leaving you with a sense of fulfillment and a desire to return to this magical city. Convenience and Comfort: Enjoy hassle-free transportation with pickup and drop-off from all hotels in Marrakech or the nearest accessible point to your riad. Please note, there is an additional 20 euro charge for hotels outside Marrakech, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable experience for all travelers.

From Marrakech: Essaouira Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

6. From Marrakech: Essaouira Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

Your day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech will begin with driving along the Haouz plains. Once in Chichaoua village, located halfway, stop for a cup of coffee before you continue your journey. Upon approaching Essaouira, you will cross the Argan trees forest, where you will spot some goats climbing the trees. Stop and take some photos before you carry on to Essaouira. To watch how the Argan oil (also called the liquid gold or Moroccan oil) is extracted, you will visit a local ladies’ cooperative to learn how some fine cosmetic products are made locally out of the rich Argan oil. From here, we will carry on to Essaouira. Upon arrival, you will explore the beautiful city at leisure. Out of experience, Exploring Essaouira is easy on your own: Locals are very friendly, the Medina is pretty small (compared to other old towns in Morocco), and its streets are in order. You definitely do not need a guide for the tour of the city. You can easily explore the Medina on your own as its streets are aligned opposite each other, unlike every other maze-like Medina in Morocco. Should you insist on one, your driver will help you hire a local guide. First, you can visit the harbor with its fishing port and old Portuguese fortifications. You can still see medieval war cannons aligned in order and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Please continue to the Medina ( old city ) with its well-kept fortification dating to the 18th century. The major landmark of the Medina is La Scala, which was built against foreign attacks from the sea. You can continue to Bab Laalouj ( One of the main gates of Essaouira, then to the Mellah ( the old Jewish quarter. Various art shops, galleries, souvenir shops, and Thuya wood craft shops are aligned in order. Choose one of the local cafes for a delicious seafood lunch and head to Kasbah, famous for having served as a military bastion. If you are a beach lover, enjoy a walk along the sandy beach of Mogador and maybe watch locals playing beach ball. If you are brave enough, why not join a game for a few minutes. People from Essaouira are amicable!! If not, you can sunbathe while watching waterspouts, amateurs kitesurfing, or windsurfing. Late in the afternoon, drive back to Marrakech, and your full-day tour to Essaouira will end with a drop off at your hotel or the nearest car-accessible point to your riad. (5 hours Drive)

Agadir or Taghazout Essaouira old city day Trip with guide

7. Agadir or Taghazout Essaouira old city day Trip with guide

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.

Discovering Essaouira: One-Day Escape from Marrakech's Bust

8. Discovering Essaouira: One-Day Escape from Marrakech's Bust

Upon arriving in Essaouira, you'll be greeted by the imposing city walls that surround the medina, a Unesco World Heritage Site. As you wander through the narrow streets, you'll encounter a bustling mix of shops, art galleries, and local artisans. The medina is famous for its vibrant blue doors and whitewashed buildings, creating a unique and photogenic backdrop. One of the main attractions in Essaouira is its picturesque harbor, where traditional blue fishing boats dot the sea. You can witness local fishermen bringing in their catch of the day or explore the fish market, where a variety of freshly caught seafood is on display. Don't miss the opportunity to savor a delicious seafood lunch at one of the many waterfront restaurants. Essaouira is also renowned for its strong winds, making it a popular spot for wind and kite surfing enthusiasts. You can take a stroll along the scenic beach, watch the surfers in action, or even try your hand at these exhilarating water sports. For history and culture enthusiasts, a visit to the Skala de la Ville, a 16th-century fortification with cannons and sea views, is a must. The fort offers a glimpse into Essaouira's defensive past and provides panoramic views of the city and the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to its rich history and coastal beauty, Essaouira is known for its lively arts and music scene. The city hosts various music festivals throughout the year, celebrating Gnawa music and other local traditions. You may have the opportunity to listen to live performances or browse the art galleries showcasing traditional and contemporary Moroccan artwork. As the day comes to a close, you can relax on the beach, taking in the stunning sunset over the Atlantic Ocean, before heading back to your starting point, carrying fond memories of Essaouira's unique blend of history, culture, and coastal charm.

Essaouira Atlantic coast Day trip from marrakech

9. Essaouira Atlantic coast Day trip from marrakech

This day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech will enable you to see the lovely seaside town of Essaouira. Throughout your excursion from Marrakech, you’ll get a chance to make two or three stop for a cup of coffee in Chichaoua village, after that, you will head to across the Argan trees forest, on your way admire the beautiful olive groves, and even goats climbing Argan trees. stop for some pictures before you continue your day tour to Essaouira. Here you will visit the Berber women cooperative and Learn how they produce rich Argan oil, named the Moroccan liquid gold. Upon arrival in Essaouira, You will have enough free time out of experience to explore the city on your own, Also called Mogador, Essaouira is a lovable, serene town on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. First thing you can Visit the old port of Essaouira and the Scala. It is an eighteenth-century bastion that protected the city. On top of the bastion, you can see medieval war cannons its an advantage of the picturesque overlooking at Atlantic ocean, As you can free yourself in the vibrant streets of the popular Medina. Have we mentioned that there are also delicious restaurants here? Indeed, the seafood restaurants along the beach are accessible in different varieties and very reasonable prices, Explore the tradition of the city of refined artistry, The beaches are perfect for windsurfing, as winds here blow continuously on the quiet ocean. Travelers like you can also can take advantage of riding on a camel while you’re on the beach. Late in the afternoon, You will end your day trip to Essaouira with a drop off at your hotel or the nearest car-accessible point to your riad in Marrakech

Day Trip To Essaouira From Marrakech

10. Day Trip To Essaouira From Marrakech

leave the busy streets of the red city, and head to Essaouira for one unforgettable day tour from Marrakech. After meeting our driver around 8:00 Am at the meeting point or the hotel. from here start your authentic trip to one of the old cities in Morocco. on the way enjoy the nicest view of hundreds of olives and grapes farmers before start seeing the Argan trees which grow only in the mountains along the road to Essaouira. In the middle of the road stop for L.W. and sip your first glass of mint tea before heading to the cooperative of Argan where the ladies serve a delicious breakfast made of argan oil, honey, olives oil, and bread. Learn about the argan process then make your way to Essaouira as the last station. upon your arrival meet your guide in Essaouira who will show you every corner of Essaouira city. Learn about the Jewish history of Essaouira and visit the big port of Essaouira before heading to a local restaurant where you'll be able to taste delicious seafood. after lunch, walk at the beach of Essaouira before returning to Marrakech in the late afternoon.

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Great way to visit Essaouira from Marrakech! The transport was fast and efficient, and it's great to be picked up and dropped off right in the city centers. We had around 4,5 hours in Essaouira which was enough to explore, shop and have lunch. The price is good too. The only downside was other costumers who disrespected the departure times, again and again, leaving the rest of is to wait for them. No fault of the tour company, of course.

Please be aware that this service doesn’t provide a guide. You will have 4/5 hours to explore the city alone, well worth it! Our driver Mouiguina was super friendly, drove safely and was very punctual. For the price I think this experience is great and I would recommend it to all my friends. The city is beautiful!

It dispensed with the d'argan cooperative. On the other hand, they take us to these cooperatives, where they leave us plenty of time to spend money when there is supply everywhere, as well as demonstrations.

Very nice excursion. Visit to an argan oil product factory. Free time of ideal length for lunch and sightseeing. Attentive and careful driver.

ask everyone to turn on the air conditioning. it was a little cold