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Day trip to Essaouira, the train Mogador built on a rocky peninsula, with its ramparts in the ocean, its medina in white and blue tones, its busy port and its long sandy beaches.
The history of Essaouira dates back to the 8th century BC. The Phoenicians stopped there on the road of the equator. The real founder of the city was the Alaouite Sultan Mohamed Abdallah Sidi Mohamed, who was born to the construction of Theodore Cornut, architect and student of Vauban Essaouira is now a nice little fishing port at the arrival of the sardines and crustaceans are sold at the auction. On the docks, the fishermen repair the red nets.
Enjoy the sardine grilled in the harbor's small restaurants, then discover the Port's Sqala, a crenellated bastion built to protect the harbor and the city. It consists of two fortified wings behind the Navy gate. Leaving the port Sqala, enter Moulay Hassan square.
You don’t need to venture deep into the Sahara for a classic Moroccan desert experience—instead, this small-group, overnight tour from Essaouira offers an accessible introduction to Morocco’s Berber culture. Following afternoon pickup at your hotel, transfer to Diabat: a beach famed for its wild, coastal scenery. Go for a multi-hour camel ride and spot dunes and fishing villages as you go. In the evening, enjoy tea and dinner in a Berber-style camp before an overnight stay. The next day, return to Essaouira.
Enjoy a day trip to the port city of Essaouira, discover the beautiful port city of Essaouira and the warm hospitality of its inhabitants, stroll through the old medina and its ramparts,
Admire the beach, the port, the souks, the medina and the craft galleries,
Explore the old Jewish Quarter, Visit the Skala and its cannons.
During this Essaouira tour you'll discover another part of the moroccans lifestyle, the weekly markets where locals go to purchase each week, all their daily needs and goods. You'll enjoy a rich berber breakfast among the locals.
- Get introduced to the Moroccan lifestyle
- Travel back in time centuries ago
- Unique & Original tour
- Live the locals experience
- Discover the Moroccan culture
- Learn to bargain
This Day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech will take you to one of the best Moroccan Atlantic coast towns. It requires around 2 hours 40 minutes drive from Marrakech to this delightful old coastal city.
We will begin our Day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech in the Morning, we will pick-up you from the riad, hotel or any point of your choice in Marrakech at 08:00.a.m then drive to Essaouira, we will make our way across the beautiful scenes of the R207 route to the coast. We shall stop to see the argan trees along the way.
• Discover the countryside around Diabat / Essaouira on the dromedary
• Move on without stress and ecologically with the lovable dromedaries
• Bring the whole family; an activity for young and old; suitable for children as for seniors
• Take a trip to the rhythm of the quiet step of the dromedary
- Discover the city of Essaouira and its craft and artistic soul
- Admire the old medina with its souks, port, ramparts, gates and bastions
- Explore the different wood species that decorate the art of marquetry in Essaouira
- Visit the museum "Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah" which abounds with the treasures of the regional arts.
- Savor the Moroccan cuisine that characterizes the city of Essaouira
- Give yourself the pleasure of practicing water sports safely
Discover a historic coastal city with UNESCO-listed architecture, tree-climbing goats, and a colorful port on a full-day, private tour from Marrakech to Essaouira. It’s a flexible and personalized alternative to the fixed itineraries of group tours, ensuring you’ll have plenty of time for the things that interest you, whether you’re sampling local seafood, strolling by the water, or diving into local history.
We organize guided Morocco desert trip with hotel pick up.
3 days Desert Tour from Essaouira to Sahara in Morocco camel trip :
Pick up from your riad / reach you in your hotel in Essaouira
Transport in comfortable A/C vehicle
English speaking guide / driver.
Dinners and breakfasts
Accommodation in hotels / riads
Camel ride in Merzouga desert
Sleeping in Sahara camp - tent.
NOT INCLUDED :
Drinks and lunch
Essaouira is a medieval city known for its annual festival of Gnaoua music. The UNESCO considers the city to be an international heritage. There are many other things to admire during your Essaouira day trip from Marrakech such as its pleasant weather, place Moulay El Hassan, La Skala,the port, the ramparts, and the Jewish district 'Derb Lealouj'. thanks to the ocean breeze, Essaouira benefits from cool air.
Spend a day exploring Essaouira on the Atlantic coast of Morocco with this fully guided tour from Marrakech. You driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Essaouira, where you'll meet your guide for a tour through the old city's meandering lanes and colorful markets. You'll then sit down for lunch at a local restaurant before heading out on a quad bike tour through the scenic outskirts of town before returning to Marrakech in the evening.
Travel from Marrakech and discover the beautiful city of Essaouira with rich history. Essaouira was discovered by the Phoenicians who settled there. Afterwards it was conquered by Rome and then Portugal. By the end of the 15th century, the Portuguese had built the commercial and military port of Mogador (Essaouira today).
Relax with a free pick up at your riad or hotel. Your guide will pick up at your at 8:00 a.m.
Your drive toward Essaouira will take you past the Moroccan landscape including villages, camels, goats, sheep and the people of Morocco. We will stop at a at a women's cooperative where argan oil is pressed. You will stop to see the goats in trees. From here you can take the opportunity to visit a Berber market (Monday - Thursday). As you arrive into Essaouira you will taken aback by the beauty of this blue and white city next to the Atlantic. You will have your one hour camel ride at the Atlantic Ocean, and from there you will have a fresh seafood Moroccan lunch. After lunch you will have time to wander at your leisure through the port, the old medina, and the beach. You will leave Essaouira for the return drive to Marrakech arriving around 6 pm. You will be taken to your riad or hotel upon your return.
Drive North, past Surfe's Paradise, Kilometres of secluded beaches and rocky coastline to Morocco's equivalent of St Tropez where Orson Wells filmed Othello, Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven, and where Jimi Hendrix and Cat Stevens cavorted in the swinging 60's. Wander though the port, the ramparts of the Skala, and carpenters at work, Sample the local delicacies during a seafood lunch .
Swap Marrakesh for a day exploring beautiful Essaouira. You’ll have the ultimate stress-free day with hotel pickup and drop-off included. Travel between dispersed sites in a comfortable vehicle with a guide to explain the sites you see. Highlights include visiting an Argan oil cooperative, seeing Bab Al Minzah Clock Tower, Bab Sebaa, and the beautiful historic souks. You’ll also have time to explore the port area and walk on the beach.
Essaouira is one of the most peaceful and most quiet cities in the country of Morocco. All throughout the year, travelers from all over the world visit the place to surf and listen to good music. There are more travelers during Gnaoua Festival because it is the perfect time of the year to have a great time in the city. With that said, we are inviting you to book a trip to Essaouira with us. It is the perfect time to change your sceneries and leave the noise of the Marrakech behind for a while. The laid-back atmosphere of Essaouira will surely relax your mind.
Day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech, the coastal city inhabited since prehistoric times and formerly known as Mogador, the citadel of Essaouira was famous for its manufacture of Tyrian origin of the legendary purple tint it supplied to Rome. With an ocher wall, the medina is now incomparably charming (inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List since 2001), its pedestrian streets and its white houses with blue shutters, Mogador has become a place of choice for art and culture, the whole world culture.
✔ On the Road to Essaouira you will see very beautiful pastures and scenes such as goats climbing trees.
✔ Discover the city once called by the Portuguese Mogador and its beautiful beach.
✔ Take a walk in the Medina of Essaouira and on the pier of its harbor.
✔ Enjoy lunch with fresh local fish.
✔ The medina of Essaouira has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001.
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 after an afternoon of exploration and begin the return trip to Marrakech, where the day concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
• Visit the bohemian fishing town of Essaouira
• Take amazing photos of the monumental "Door of the Port"
• Stroll through the Medina
• Explore the old Jewish district
• Visit the Scala Kasbah at your own leisure
Pre-book a transfer a tour of one of the hotels where our guests reside from the city of Essaouira to Talmest Saturday Weekly souk, and stop wasting time and effort looking at bus schedules , and wait in the queue to get an uncomfortable seat next to many people. Book a private, relaxed and comfortable excursion from Essaouira to Talmest Saturday's weekly souk.
Departure at 8:00 from your hotel or riad for the port city of Essaouira, located on the Atlantic coast, 180 kms from Marrakech.
On the road, we can see many fields of argan trees. (cooperatives to visit).
Discovery of the streets of the Medina (World Heritage Site of Unesco), the port, the Scala, Crafts souiri, the fish market and spices.
Free lunch in the medina or near the port.
Return to Marrakech around 19:00 / 20:00