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Adele E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Not only did we get to see Essaouira, but we also got a chance to make some stops that helps us appreciate the culture and way of life there. We enjoyed the day trip and would do it again.

Amy L. G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Our Guide Micky was wonderful. The day was so well organized and planned. We got so much information about the culture and life of the area. Micky treated us like family, made jokes, took care of us. We had time in shops, on the beach, eating meals, and even some time on our own. This was a fabulous trip!

JOHN W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Very good trip very interesting trip to the women's cooperation but would have liked a little extra time to explore without the guide.

mary c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Well worth doing,tour guide very good,everything was very organized.Lovely place to visit.

elizabeth d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

lovely tour,the hotel pick up was punctual,nice air conditioned bus. The journey was good our guide Abdul spoke excellent English and French and gave a lot of helpful information about our journey and the surrounding areas. We had a break about an hour and a half into the journey much appreciated.Then on to the Argan oil Co-Operative.. after seeing the goats in the trees eating the nuts!The Co-Operative visit was for me very interesting and educational,i enjoyed seeing the women work and learning about the process involved. In the shop the prices were not too expensive and i thought the quality of the products was excellent. I bought a face cream with Rose oil in it and it is divine!! Once we reached Essaouira there was a pleasant sea breeze we changed guides for a local guide who showed us around the port,the Jewish quarter and the market. We then had a break until it was time to head back. We found a lovely place to eat that had three courses for 55DH it was great soup or salad ,fish,chicken, or meat with rice and a great home made natural yoghurt. Very good value. After Marrakesh it was pleasant to stroll around the cool streets and not get hassled i would love to do this visit again!!

Jessica S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

It was great! The tour guide was so informative and just amazing. We stopped at hand made argan oil manufacturers on the way. When we got there he guided us through the town and then we had a bit of time to ourselves. I would definitely recommend!

Colin R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

A long day, good tour, expensive lunch

Christine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

A well organised visit with stops on the way and on the way back to break up quite a long journey. The organisation to collect you from your hotel or riad was punctual and superbly organised. The guide was very informative. A bit of spare time to wonder around the souk and do that extra bit of site-seeing or shopping. Essaouira is a lovely fishing port facing the Atlantic with the bracing winds coming off the Atlantic on one side and beautiful sandy beaches on the other. A small souk in the middle of the town selling lots of Moroccan wares as well as the necessities for living. Altogether a good day's visit well worth the journey.

rachelanne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

Loved this trip to the coast and the stop at the Moroccan Oil cooperative. The meal in the restaurant recommended by our guide was very tasty. The guide was fantastic - friendly and happy to share his knowledge. He really seemed to enjoy his job and sharing his country with us. Loved the walks through the tiny alleyways.

Peggy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

So convenient...on the way saw Goats in the trees, literally and arrived at a delightful fortresses seaport where fresh fish were grilled along the sea front ... utterly delightful and v well organised !

Lorna T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Excellent. The Guide was great giving interesting and useful information in both English and French. The stop at the Aargan oil cooperative was a great break from the coach (its a long drive). Essouira itself is beautiful and more relaxed than Marrakech. A lovely break from the bustling souks to stroll round the quieter streets. Great food and wonderful crepes from a stall just off the main square!

Elizabeth J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

This was a brilliant day out and really good value for money. We were treated very professionally, and our guide was friendly and informative. It was the perfect mix of guided tour group and free time once we got to Essaouira, and the restaurant our guide took us to for lunch was great, with delicious, fresh fish. A relaxing day out and a good chance to go round the markets without the stress and hassle of Marrakech.

AARON R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

had a wonderful time, great people on trip the only drawback was the weather but we all surived. i would recommend your agency again. in fact when i go to austraila i will probably contact you again. glad i was able to pay prior to the trip it was convenie t for me.

susan s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2012

Brilliant trip. Quite a long bus ride but interesting stops. Loved the goats up the trees!!
Great guides would advise anyone to take this trip. Beautiful place to visit.

Paul D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2012

An excellent day in every respect, interesting journey, just enough time at the womens cooperative which was interesting too. The short and informative guided tour was very good and the amount of free time just right. We chose to eat at the restaurant our guide suggested , it was right on the sea front and we were very happy with the food and service.The transport was excellent and our guide Larby added to the day with absolutely excellent Engish and pleasant manner.

Jean-Claire F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2012

It's a long drive from Marrakesh to Essaouira so we could have done without the additional stops along the way. Essaouira is beautiful though and a much more laid back place the Marrakesh; beautiful beach - if a little windy!

mrs v Henckel H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2012

Excellent guide and a great day out. Loved the little port and its markets. Plenty to see and if you wanted to get away from it all time to just unwind and walk along the beach.

ferdinando t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2011

The tour and mainly the guide was perfect.Only one notice. It would be better if also people that not stay in 5 or 4 stars hotels in Marrakech could have a pick-up service and can go back to their hotel of residence.But the guide was very kind and dropped my wife and me close to the most important square of Marrakech.
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Susan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2011

An enjoyable day with enough time to explore Essaouira on our own. Taken in a minibus the trip did not feel like we were being herded about, but it was friendly and informative. The usual tourists stops at an argan oil co-operative and a wood skills co-op but both were interesting and not too much hard pressure selling. I would recommend a visit to this beautiful town.

Caroline W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2010

I was picked up from my hotel and taken to the tour operator offices where everyone else was waiting in a minibus. The bus ride was 3 hours with a stop to use the toilets and have a drink. Essaouira is a very nice little fishing village at the end of a long beach. It was so nice to breathe in the sea air. We had time to wander on our own. The guide there was excellent and very friendly. He took the time to talk to everyone and was very helpful. He spoke French and English very well. He also suggested a restaurant by the beach that was very good and reasonable. The guide on the bus was a little difficult to understand as the microphone was too loud. The trip back took a little less time. However, some of us had to get into a different car to be taken back to our hotels. I was not happy about not being dropped ast my hotel. I wsas left on the wrong side of a multi lane road, in the dark and had to negoitate trying to cross in the middle of all the heavy traffic as there were no proper crossings, and think they could have gone around the square to drop me off. Otherwise a really nice day out and can definitely recommend it as it is completely different to Marrakech.

Jack T United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2009

A fun day, and a complete contrast to the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. The beach is beautiful, and the town is lovely!

Nathalie T United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2009

Great day out from Marrakech. Really enjoyed seeing Essaouira.

David B

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2016

Very enjoyable tour with an interesting guide around the town.

Carlos C

4 star rating: Recommended
September 2015

Very nice tour. A day well spent.
Essaouira is a pitouresque city full of history.
The guide led us through the sites and spoke good english.
It took us about 3 hours from Marrakech to Essaouira.

Paul W Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

Guide had good information / history in good english and french. Bus neat and clean.

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