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Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

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  • 10 hours (Approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Spend a day in the seaside community of Essaouira on a full-day trip from Marrakech, and discover an atmospheric medina, colorful bazaars, and a center that bustles with open-air cafes and seafood restaurants. Pre-booking a ride to Essaouira is a hassle-free way of making the trip, with all transport by climate-controlled minivan, plus a short guided tour of the area before exploring independently. This trip includes pickup and drop-off at centrally-located hotels in Marrakech.
  • Round-trip transport to Essaouira from Marrakech
  • See the city's medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Free time to visit the city's waterfront and historic center
  • All transport by climate-controlled vehicle
  • Pickup and drop-off at centrally-located Marrakech hotels

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • local guide
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • jamaa el-fnna، Rue des Banques, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Departure Time

  • 8:00 AM

Return Details

  • Returns to original departure point

What To Expect

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 travellers can participate
  • Provide your hotel address
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Operated by Marrakesh Travel Services

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
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Q:What is the policy on sanitisation during Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech?

A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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Q:What is the social distancing policy during Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech?

A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Traveller Tips

It's a long day but with two stops enroute it's worth the experience once there.
Guide was included in the trip but it wasn’t mandatory so you could leave the tour any time you wanted.
Buy all your souvenirs here, They are substantially cheaper than in Marrakech!
455 reviews
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Excellent day trip!!
Wendy_A, Dec 2021
I loved this day trip — convenient pickup (and on time!) near my hotel, nice van, friendly driver Moha and knowledgeable guide Zaid. A highlight was seeing the goats in trees! Also it was nice to have plenty of time to shop. I would highlight recommend it.
Love getting to stop to...
Roxanne_R, Nov 2021
Love getting to stop to visit the goats and the Argan oil collective. Great pacing, interesting tour and time to ourselves!
Beautiful fishing village. Highly recommended!!
Rocio_M, Nov 2021
Beautiful and quiet village to skip from the intense activity of Marrakesh Medina. Good-quality and cheap fresh fish for lunch. Highly recommended for a full day trip. Guide tour was extremely interesting and funny with Zaid, the best local guide ever!
Essaouira is beautiful...
Jasmine_S, Sep 2021
Essaouira is beautiful city! We stopped by the argan oil cooperative and the goat tree which is a sight to see. Upon arriving to Essaouira, the driver introduced us to our guide who apparently tpured us around Essapuira till 1400. None of us haven't had lunch by that time which was unfortunate and the tour guide just kept on making us walk and show various sites. Afterwards, they gave is till 1600 to roam around the city which is quite a short time for our group. It would have been better if it was extended till 1700 and then we would arrive back to marrakech just in time before the set curfew.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Lodela_H, Sep 2021
It was a great trip . Yones is amazing and the tour guide . Essaouira is relaxing place for a day trip with Yones’ company . He is also on time in picking up .
maria_d, Sep 2021
Great trip! Although one day is definitely not enough in this beautiful seaside resort-city the trip still won’t disappoint. The driver stopped on the side of the road to show us the goats on the argan tree from where the oil is produced following a visit to an all women cooperative where we learned how the most famous Moroccan Export is made before arriving at ESSAURIA. Once there the knowledgeable guide gave us an excellent tour of the port and the medina. (Walled City, in Arabic) giving us little extra time left to go shopping! The city is a Jewel , vendors much less aggressive and merchandise cheaper then Marrakech, this is the place for you to buy your souvenirs and everything else you want to Take home. Well worth your time and money. My friend and I sacrificed our lunch for shopping, lol. This is not a day trip, the city is definitely well worth staying at least one night. Enjoy
Well organised and welcomed escape from Marrakesh
Amy_F, Aug 2021
Excellent organisation and the driver Isham was very friendly and punctual. Great pick up from the hotel. Essaouira was beautiful and a nice escape from the heat of Marrakesh! Would definitely recommend this tour!! And the price was very good!
Just ok
Amanda_J, Aug 2021
It was an ok day out. Picked up on time and the vehicle was lovely. First stop was the goats in the tree, second was an argan coop, then Essasouira. The driver was just that, a driver, not a local guide. He didn't give us any information, in fact he barely spoke except to give us times. It also says a short guided tour of Essasouira but we were dropped at the carpark near the Medina and told to be back in 4hrs.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Noice !
NNa, Aug 2021
Nice trip to Essaouira where the weather was windier and cooler than in Marrakech. On the way there we stopped twice to see goats in a tree and visit a local cooperation of argan oil. Free time in Essaouira (4h30), we wandered in the street, enjoyed the shops, battlements where the famous scene from GOT was shot when Khaleesi acquires her army of unsullied. Ate great fish at the Restaurant Des Rêves (recommend the deep fried mix OMG). Dipped our feet in the Ocean for half an hour. A 3 hour drive from Marrakech but worth it.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Independent tour to a cool city
Kayla, Aug 2021
This was the exact trip we wanted. It was mostly independent with three or 4 stops. The first and last stops being at the equivalent of large convenient stores with bathrooms. The 2nd stop was at the trees with goats in them. The 3rd stop was at an argon oil cooperative where they show you how they produce the argon oil and turn it into various products for sale. Then you get dropped off in essaouira and you get 4ish hours to wander around and explore. I really enjoyed this tour and felt it was properly advertised as a driver to get you from A to B then back. Not much more. I feel like it was worth it. The bus was air conditioned well and the driver was attentive to requests and questions, but he was not overbearing or overly talkative. Would I take this your again or reccomend it to my friends and family who are independent and dont mind choosing their own adventure: Yes
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