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small group excursions to Essaouira from marrakech

The Essaouira tour starts from the hotel at 08:30 for an unforgettable day to this splendid city.About 160KM of a splendid journey of two and a half hours through the cultures of Argan and the breathtaking natural landscapes. You will come across dozens of goats perched on the argan trees.The Pearl of the Atlantic is known for its charm and beauty as well as its total serenity. Your exploration of this tourist town begins with visiting a women's cooperative producing Argan oil. Then you will discover the fishing port of Essaouira with its bronze cannon, which you can catch freshly caught fish barbecue.Your visit inside Essaouira will go by yourself to make the most of it ... You can have lunch at your own pleasure at one of the local restaurants that serves delicious fish and seafood. Then, return to Marrakech around 18:30.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Full day trip to Essaouira Mogador from Marrakech

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.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Walking Tours

Experience Essaouira: Food and Art Walking Tour of the Medina and Ramparts

Experience Essaouira’s most distinctive food and art on a 3-hour walking tour of the medina’s rich history and vibrant culture. Sample traditional sweets at the city’s oldest pastry shop and stroll the fortifications with a local guide; follow the winding lanes of a neighborhood souk to artists’ studios and workshops. Dine alongside locals as you enjoy freshly-caught fish from the Essaouira Bay, savor a sweet dessert then learn local remedies in a herbalist’s shop over a traditional glass of Moroccan tea.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Day Trip From Marrakech to Essaouira

Day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira, this excursion will take you to one of best the Moroccan atlantic coast cities
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Essaouira: 3-Hour Quad Bike Tour

Hop on a quad bike and explore the desert outside Essaouira on this guided, 3-hour quad-bike tour. After a brief introduction to the bike and a practice run, travel from the Ruins of Sultan Palace and Portuguese Castle to Essaouira Beach and beyond.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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ATV quad biking in Essaouira Beach

If you are wondering what to do Essaouira, this would be a great Essaouira tour to discover Essaouira beach and its surrounding with highly professional Essaouira quad guides.You will have an initiation for 15 minutes before hitting the road alongside Essaouira beach to reach the landscape looking like Desert dunes to cross the river of "Oued Ksob" and discover the ruins of an old Sultan palace for an experience full of Thrill, sensation and adrenaline rush.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Day Trips

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Hiking Large landscape with meals at the inhabitant - 12km

Stroll in the heart of a forest of argan trees and various species, until reaching the ocean. After a walk along the beach, you will go back towards the waterfalls of Sidi M'Barket will cross terraced gardens. Nature offers a magnificent sight here.At noon, you will be welcomed by a Moroccan family to enjoy a tajine simmered at the solar cooker. This hike of 12 km on the morning, ends at the beginning of the afternoon by crossing the village of Sidi Ahmed Essayeh.This walk makes it possible to make beautiful meetings and to admire sumptuous landscapes.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Dining Experiences

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Explore Essaouira and taste local delights

I will give you more than a history lesson and tour; I will help you understand the culture and and feel part of the community during our time. I will introduce you to people who are masters of their things and you will feel honored to learn from them. You'll never be able to eat sardines anywhere else after you've eaten them fresh off the boat and grilled especially for you.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Full day trip to Essaouira Mogador and Atlantic coast from Marrakech

Take a full-day private trip to Essaouira, one of Morocco's most attractive coastal towns. It's charm is undeniable, with its white washed and blue shuttered houses, art galleries, wood workshops, fishermen and colorful boats, all enclosed by ancient red walls.- Relax at the bohemian coastal resort of Essaouira.- Try fresh seafood from the local market.- Stroll around the medina and port.- Walk through Skala Harbor and visit the old fortresses.- Relax on the beach, or swim in the Atlantic.- Ride camels on the beach.- Visit the Argan Woman's Co-operative
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Photography Tours

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Private day tour to essaouira from Marrakech

From your accommodation in Marrakech, take the north-west to reach the east coast of the Atlantic Ocean and visit the famous city of Essaouira, formerly known as Mogador during the Portuguese colonization in the 16 th century.Formerly known as Mogador, this small fortress was designed as a fortified town surrounded by ramparts. Essaouira has played a major role as an international trading port between Morocco and sub-Saharan Africa to Europe and to the world. Since 2001 its medina is registered in the World Heritage of UNESCO .Today, Essaouira has become the most popular coastal city of Morocco. Essaouira is known for its fishing port and its blue fleet of wooden fishing boats. However, since the late 20 th century, Essaouira knows a spectacular revival mainly due to tourism. The Medina of Essaouira is one of the best-preserved medinas of Morocco. His numerous craft shops, art galleries and open lifestyle attract visitors from around the world
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Morocco day tours from Marrakech to Essaouira, Full day trip

Visit the historic port city of Essaouira on a full-day trip from Marrakech, and spend the day exploring traditional agriculture, architecture, and Morocco’s laid-back, seaside culture. You’ll see how argan oil is extracted, and visit Essaouira’s Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This full-day Essaouira tour includes pickup and drop-off at hotels in Marrakech, a guided walking tour of Essaouira, and free time to explore on your own.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Walking Tours

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Waterfall and marabout of Sidi Mbarek & tea at a Berber family

Especially beautiful natureLiving the locals with traditional tea ceremonyTour beyond the tourist paths
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

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Half day in the argan forest and visit of an argan oil cooperative

Most of the route is in argan forests. The argan tree is the mythical tree, the real emblem of the region of Essaouira. This course will be appreciated by those who wish to go for a leisurely stroll. Throughout the morning, the guide will explain youthe ecological characteristics of the argan tree and the different uses of the argan nut. You will cross a douar where there is a "marabout" and will also visit remains dating from the 16th century.During the walk, a tea will be served in a Berber house. Children will have the opportunity to ride on a small donkey on part of the course (except Wednesday). The walk will end with a visit to an argan oil production cooperative. You will discover the meticulous work done by women to extract the precious argan oil.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Excursion Essaouira

With our Excursion Essaouira you will discover Mogador, which is a tourist town, which opens its doors on the Atlantic coast and which is inscribed on the list of the world inheritance of UNESCO.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Top Excursions: Full Day Trip To Essaouira Mogador From Marrakech

The coastal city of Essaouira, which is located in the west of the country, is the ideal place to relax and to forget all bargains for a few moments. The name of the ancient citadel on the Atlantic coast in West Africa literally means 'wall' in the Berber language. Tourists from all over the world, discover its unique and diverse history and try out its fresh seafood.The trip from Marrakech to Essaouira starts from your hotel. We will drive you through beautiful valleys full of orange groves, old olive groves and farms on the way to the coast. Once arrived in Essaouira, you will undoubtedly be amazed by the tranquility of the place. The medina is surrounded by walls, the bazaars are easy to access and the beaches are perfect for surfing. The old Portuguese trading post of Essaouira has a beautiful appearance and will give you the feeling of being thrown back in time
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Sunset to Diabat & Dar Sultan

We meet about 1.5 hours before sunset. This one-hour walk takes us along the Oued Ksob River and through the dunes.On the tour we get to know the diverse nature around Essaouira.You will discover the ruins of the former Sultan's Palace, which today is surrounded by sand and sits in the midst of unspoiled nature. The grand palace dates back to the 18th century, Essaouira's origins and invites you to dream of bygone times.During the subsequent tea in Diabat we let our soul and enjoy the sunset over the purple islands of Mogador.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Shopping Tours

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Marrakech historical day trip to Essaouira

Your driver/guide will pick you up from your accommodation at 8AM and drive through the express road to explore Essaouira. On the road we will stop for some memorable photos and visit an association of Berber women producing argan oil, the part of the medina of Essaouira concentrates the majority of the monuments: the clock tower, the Istiqlal, Sidi Mohammed Ibn Abdallah (the biggest mosque of Essaouira) “Ibn Youssef” the Souk, the Jdid, the square of Moulay Hassan , the square of Orson Welles (which made the city famous in the movie Othello), the Skala the fort … On the other hand, you can’t miss a visit to the old Jewish quarter or Mellah, something abandoned nowadays but with a lot of charm, , the beautiful Moulay El Hassan square and the souks, as well as the small streets
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Shopping Tours

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Full Day Private Trip - Marrakesh > Essaouira

Drive to Essaouira the “City of the Wind”. Visit the women’s co-operative of Argan oil, Skala Fortress, see Thuya wood carved by artisans.Festival of “Gnawa Music”.Argan Oil Co-operative.Portuguese Skaala Fortress.Local Art Galleries and Wood Carvers.Visit the Essaouira Museum.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Cultural Tours

Day trip to Essaouira Mogador including walking tour from Marrakech

You will be picked up from Marrakech in the morning to start your journey to Essaouira. Stop for a coffee break followed by a visit to a women's argan oil co-operative on the way. Arrive in Essaouira and set out for a city tour.Visit the skala, famous for its gigantic cannons that faces the Atlantic Ocean. Tour to the municipal market, visit the jewellery district and discover Moroccan craft shops in the medina. There are plenty of fine seafood restaurants in the city to choose from for your lunch (own expense).After your break, where is your favorite place, where most cafes, patisseries and restaurants are located. The rest of the day is spent in the city of Marrakech in the evening, where your tour will end.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Shopping Tours

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Marrakech Shared group day trip to Essaouira

Essaouira ex Mogador is an old town located at the edge of Atlantic Ocean founded by Sultan Mohamed ben abdellah 1760 located 170 km from Marrakech about 02h30 drive. Essaouira remains one of the best destinations from Marrakech. Essaouira has a fishing port where fishing is mainly sardines. Just like Marrakech it is an important tourist attraction. A small visit of the souks is essential with the splendid sight of the ocean since the ramparts and mainly since the Sakala. On the road to Essaouira, you will find many argan trees. These trees grow only in the south-west of Morocco. Trees at the age of forty produce fruit containing hard cores containing again seeds from which argan oil is obtained. This oil is used for cosmetic or culinary purposes.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

Shopping Tours

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Marrakech day trip to Essaouira

Leave Marrakech at 08:00, ready for a 3-hour journey to the beautiful Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast. Once you arrive at the port city, formerly known as Mogador, you will have time to enjoy the charming sights of Essaouira, including its ocher-colored walls, the beautiful Moulay El Hassan square, and the souks, as well as the little streets of the city's old Medina. Enjoy a lunch of fresh fish in a local restaurant.During your trip, visit an association of Berber women producing argan oil, see the local markets, and marvel at the gems in the jeweler's quarter. You will return to Marrakech at the end of the afternoon, arriving back to the "Red City" at around 7 OM
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

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The blue bohemian: Essaouira

Spend your day admiring one of the most exotic cities in the kingdom. Essaouira, the bohemian city, with its walls, its small port, the seagulls, and its ramparts is undoubtedly one of the most special cities of Morocco.Essaouira is inspiring. You will see art at every corner. The atmosphere is relaxing and the climate is very temperate all year round. The city is also full of history. The old medina will take you a few centuries to the past. The change of scenery is guaranteed.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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Shopping Tours

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Marrakech: Shared day trip to Essaouira

Essaouira is the jewel of the Moroccan Atlantic and one of the places we met on our trip to Marrakech. This city of white buildings and bathed by the Atlantic Ocean is perfect to relax from the stressful, sometimes, Marrakech. Its medina was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and enjoys a beautiful architecture and that with the typical Moroccan shops make a whole with much charm. Its gastronomy based on fresh fish is delicious.We will pick you up from your accommodation at 8 AM and drive towards the city of Mogador Essaouira, during the drive we will stop at the Argan forest for some amazing pictures of the Goats climbing the argan trees, and then, not far we will stop at the argan factory running by women, you will discover the benefits of this magical oil and different products made from Argan. after the visit to the factory, we will continue to reach Essaouira.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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