Good trip- it was what I expected from reading previous reviews. The pick-up from the hotel was efficient and the trip was well organized. It is a long ride from Marrakech with many stops along the way, as mentioned in previous reviews. The beach was nice; however, that particular day it was too windy to stay on the beach. The guided tour around town was also interesting and permitted to have a brief overview of the city since if we spent only a few hours in Essaouira.
The tour of Marrakech was exceptionally well-organized with knowledgeable guide. The morning tour included the Koutoubia mosque, the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace and Berber museum. After an excellent lunch of traditional Moroccan foods, we visited the areas medina, an herbalist and finished at the Djemaa el Fna square with free time. It is a walking tour, but a bus brought us from place to place as we were a large group (50 people). Transport from hotel was a great plus!