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Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

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Embark on an unique journey from Marrakech to the seaside city of Essaouira on  full-day tour. Explore the sights and sounds of this vibrant city, soaking in hundreds of years of culture and history.
  • Explore the historic city of Essaouira in a day trip from Marrakech
  • See traditional Argan oil production in the countryside
  • 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 roughly 3-hour 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 your own to explore the compact historic center, ringed by fortifications with great views of the ocean. You'll have the freedom 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Diaffa, 16 Derb Jdid, Marrakech 40030, Morocco

Traveler 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 .

All guests should contact the agency for the pickup location and address
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Medina of Essaouira
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • Provide your hotel address
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Essaouira day trip is worth doing if you have plenty of days in Marrakech. We were picked up close from our Riad on time and we made 3 stops while on our 3 hour trip; Refreshments stop, pictures of the goats on trees and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank constantinos_ph
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What I enjoyed most was walking through the market and looking around the non-touristy parts, although the small restaurants (often selling fish from the port) are lovely and food smells amazing. The climb up to the fort wall was good and worth the 60 dirham,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a lot of fun! The tour guide in Essaouira was very helpful. We learned a lot in a span of 1 hour! Will definitely recommend this!

Thank vinavasquez
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely day trip, driving through parts of Morocco you wouldn’t see if you’d stay in Marrakech only! Travelled with my son, Mohammed was a lovely and friendly driver! Enjoyed stopping off at the argan oil production factory but absolutely DISLIKED the goats forced on the...More

4  Thank taniades0usa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a daytrip to Essaouira and we enjoyed it very much except for the guide. He shows you the places where you can eat but these are very expensive and probably his friends or he gets a percentage. He only shows you the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank steed0806
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andy h
13 September 2019|
Response from christine186361 | Reviewed this property |
I think they pick up from most places we stayed 30 Minutes out side of Marrakech and we were first pick up .When you book just E.Mail your address and mobile phone...Ho pe that will help.x
27 August 2019|
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Response from krjh1 | Reviewed this property |
From start to finish approx. 10-11hrs bus trip. Stops for pics of tree goats and refreshments. On arrival in Essaouira there is a guided medina tour then free time of approx. 3hrs for lunch, shopping, fishing village and... More
Shayonti C
11 August 2019|
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Response from jsmsomerset | Reviewed this property |
Hi we had a car and driver for our tour arranged by the ryad we were staying at.
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