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Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech provided by Marrakesh Travel Services

Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech
4.5
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from HK$216.30 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Visit Essaouira from Marrakech on an excursion that takes care of the details so you can spend an independent day exploring colorful bazaars, historic ramparts, and the city’s bustling fishing port. Prebooking door-to-door transport from Marrakech to Essaouira ensures a hassle-free experience, with a short walking tour included to get your bearings.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Explore the historic city of Essaouira in a day trip from Marrakech
Enjoy a short walking tour of the area before exploring independently
Travel in the comfort of a climate-controlled minivan
Convenient pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels
What to expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Marrakech, or at a central location, for the trip to Essaouira, a laid-back city that’s cooled by sea breezes. On your way to Essaouira, make a stop at an Argan oil cooperative, learning how the golden oil is produced using traditional techniques. Upon arrival in Essaouira, set out on a short guided walking tour to get your bearings in the UNESCO-listed historic center, which is ringed by fortifications with great views of the ocean. Then enjoy free time to see and do what you want. You can sip mint tea in the Moulay el Hassan square, browse for souvenirs at the bazaars, or try freshly caught, local seafood at an open-air restaurant. Rejoin the driver and group after an afternoon of exploration and begin the return trip to Marrakech, where the day concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18829P5
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • local guide • Entry/Admission - Medina of Essaouira
Exclusions
Drinks • Food and drinks • Lunch
Duration
10h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
- Pick-up from all hotels and riads in Marrakech . - If your riad is in the medina the pick-up location will be the nearest accessible place to the riad . - All guests should contact the agency for the pickup location and address. - Put your hotel name adress in special request .
Hôtel Restaurant Café de France, jamaa el-fnna، Rue des Banques, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • local guide • Entry/Admission - Medina of Essaouira
Exclusions
Drinks • Food and drinks • Lunch
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
- Pick-up from all hotels and riads in Marrakech . - If your riad is in the medina the pick-up location will be the nearest accessible place to the riad . - All guests should contact the agency for the pickup location and address. - Put your hotel name adress in special request .
Hôtel Restaurant Café de France, jamaa el-fnna، Rue des Banques, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Please enter your phone number and your country code.
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Please provide your international phone number
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
Provide your hotel address
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hôtel Restaurant Café de France
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Medina of Essaouira
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Guided tour with our local guide for one hour then free time to discover the city of Essaouira
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    Hôtel Restaurant Café de France
    jamaa el-fnna، Rue des Banques, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
    See address & details
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Popular mentions

4.5
311 reviews
Excellent
192
Very good
74
Average
27
Poor
11
Terrible
7

Angieow
12 contributions
Essaouira
It is beautiful coastline along the coast of Morocco. The fresh air and admire the port of fish market
Sea breach and the freshly cook meal I nearby the restaurant.
Visiting the jeweler's quanter and enjoying a day out in this amazing
beautiful city of Essaouira.
Great experience watching tree-climbing goats in the Argan Valley
On the way we went to Argan oil factory. Watching the Berber woman making and producing argan oil.
Highly recommend Mouhssine to all visitors who come to visit Morocco who is great tourist guide and good driver
The whole trip was well planned and it was value for the money.
Totally we had good experience and fantastic holiday.
Written 5 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Meghan R
Naas, Ireland28 contributions
Good trip once your not afraid to look around by yourself
It's a good trip to go on. The drive is long but if your interested in game of thrones it's cool to see where it was filmed. The goats are cool but the farmers beg you to pay to take pictures. The women in the Aragon oil factory were lovely. The beach is lovely too (bit dirty but not the worst I've been to). The tour guide rushed our tour of the town, lost us (we eventually found him) and recommended restaurants. The main complaint I have is that it seems all the tours stop at the same shop. Bring your own snacks cause this shop charged us 70dh for two small chocolate bars and a 500ml of orange. It also charged for the bathroom. I'd hate to see what the coffees and cooked food was considering you can get a 1.5ltr of orange in a supermarket for 6dh.
Written 24 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jacek Kinowski
Konin, Poland5 contributions
Excellent experience and wonderful time
We came to Morocco from Poland and we were really looking for trip to desert. company provided us everything and our driver Mustapha Jouidi was really helpful and took care of all of us there.
Trip is really worth its price :)
Written 12 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Syd S
2 contributions
Essaouira day trip tour 11th March 2020
Mar 2020 • Couples
The day trip was great. The driver (Laarbi) who took us to Essaouira was very helpful and explained from the start of the trip what we was going to do. Also the tour guide was really good in sharing with the group the history of Essauira.
Written 11 March 2020
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Michael W
3 contributions
Essaouira
Mar 2020 • Couples
From the start it was well organised with a friendly and efficient driver. We took up the option of a tour guide which was well worth it as he was so informative, friendly and comical. Although it was a long journey the stops were very convenient and welcome. Thanks for making it a memorable day.
Written 10 March 2020
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Meredith K
Philadelphia, PA35 contributions
Worth the 6 hours of travel!
Mar 2020
We were a little nervous about whether or not this trip would be worth it considering the amount of driving it takes to get from Marrakech to Essaouira. But as soon as we exited the van in Essaouira, we were so glad we did. The 1 hour tour with Hassan was a really nice way to not only get our bearings, but learn more about the city, though my husband told me he could have done without it. Essaouira was so different from Marrakech, both in climate and in feel, and my husband and I are both such beach lovers, that an afternoon with the sea breeze, the sound of the gulls, and a pina colada overlooking the Atlantic Ocean were exactly what we needed!
Written 10 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Diana A.
2 contributions
Enjoyable ride with our driver Aziz
Feb 2020 • Friends
We were 3 women and have booked a trip from Marrakech to Essaouira. It was an enjoyable and nice ride with Aziz with stops at the famous trees with the goats and an argan oil shop with an interesting guided tour. We had enough time to stroll through beautiful and cozy Essaouira.
Written 8 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lucian Cociug
7 contributions
Great trip !
Mar 2020
Very nice trip with 2 stops - argan farm and goats pictures and must be visited the fish market from Essaouira.
Written 7 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

boldvision
Austin, TX43 contributions
Would not again.
Mar 2020
8 hours of driving (should have been 3 each way but we hit a snag of traffic that caused a 2 hour delay going). Maybe this was an isolated incident. The fresh fish and oceanic small town fisherman's village/market was beautiful yes, however, my first world inclinations was to wonder about the sanitary conditions of the handlers of it. I wound up having a $40 lobster that I had no idea would cost so much based on the gentleman's lure that my husband and I eat there for $10 each. The lobster was actually rubbery. Maybe that is another first world assumption. I also didn't realize that the drviers were not guides, simply a ride where we were left for 4 hours to explore on our own. I find guided tours much better because I am offered a history of the place which I couldn't really discern from this place. I had difficulty seeing beyond no toilet paper, no toilets, (holes in the ground that cost money), and all the people aggressively vyying for our money. I didn't rate this experience lower than a 3 because I wanted to give the diver some respect for his desire to create a safe and pleasant experience for all of us, so much so that he dropped my husband and I off first going back even though we were probably not first on the route back to get ready to catch an early morning flight. The driver was kind and caring though not informative or knowledgeable. He also played loud pop music the entire time which took away from this historic experience.
Written 7 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Angel D
7 contributions
Nice trip
Feb 2020
It's a nice trip with a few stops (when stopping for coffee they can rip you off if you buy any snacks, I paid about 9 euros for package of peanuts and 20 grams Pringles). Essaouira has some nice spots to see and take pictures. There's a guide with a quick tour showing you the basics (and promoting 2 restaurants). There's enough time to walk around by yourself after the tour. The ocean was just freezing although the weather was about 30 degrees Celsius.
Written 7 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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WORST COMMUNICATION AND ORGANIZATION
This is just the worst experience ever! I booked a trip, and instantly contacted the organizers about details of t
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Wonderful trip with Mostafa! Beautiful scenery!
Very good experience overall! Be careful of tourist traps in certain places - the scarf wasn't needed and you can b
SAUL C
SAUL C
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Very nice.... nice people
everything was nice.... no problem.... very polite people, very attention, kind.... good driver, and clean car.
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Terrible travel companions, Good tour
We booked this trip for my girlfriend and I in february 2020. The trip itself was nice enough albeit quite long but
Amymckenny
Amymckenny
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Wouldn’t recommend personally
This trip is described as one of Marrakech's best excursions. Personally I would not recommend this to anyone. Our
noravalzam
noravalzam
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Amazing!!!
Amazing experience! I'll repeat this all over again. We booked the 2 days 1 night tour to Zagora. Our driver, Laarb
LucyW2120
LucyW2120
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Amazing day trip
We had a great day trip, it was very well organised too and our guide was informative and funny. He allowed us to t
44chaimaez
44chaimaez
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Mooie trip!
The trip was amazing we had a driver his name is Hiesam. He is a good guide and took very good care of us. He was o
Sophiasteve
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Holiday
Beautiful place good for all the family to spend whole day there. I loved it so did the kids going back again this
m1ssriss
m1ssriss
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Amazing Experience
Our driver Mohamed Tinghir was great. We made lots of sight seeing stops which made the long trip to the desert see
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"Buy Buy Buy"
If you have the time and resources to rent a car and take yourself -- do that. If you don't, this tour is worth it
pistaki
pistaki
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Amazing waterfalls and a chilly swim :D
We enjoyed a great trip to the waterfalls, where we were greeted by monkeys and even partake in a chilly swim. Both
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Ouzod was beautiful
We had a great day trip to the Ouzod Falls. We were with two French couples and our tour guide was more comfortable
juccid
juccid
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Amazing day
Really good service! We enjoyed our trip, nice and friendly people, amazing waterfall! Thank you to you all expecia
wachkras
wachkras
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Great transfer
Good work from agency and the driver mahmod too he took us from the airport to our hôtel without any problem by a c
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