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Explore the charming white-washed buildings and fresh sea breeze of Morocco’s Atlantic coast as you visit the city of Essaouira on this private 10-hour tour. Enjoy a pickup from your Marrakech hotel from your personal driver, continuing on a road-trip through Morocco’s countryside to spend a laid-back day exploring the beautiful fishing village Essaouira on your own. Stop by the beach, check out the city’s medieval architecture or wander the ‘medina’ (walled city center). Your trip includes transport by air-conditioned minivan or 4x4, driver and round-trip hotel transport.

Highlights

  • A private 10-hour trip to Essaouira from Marrakech
  • See Essaouira’s charming port and discover its captivating culture and history
  • Meet the Berber women who produce argan oil for cosmetics
  • Explore the medieval architecture of Old Town
  • Enjoy the beautiful beach, famous for its fishing industry and windsurfing
  • Relax while your private driver transports you to this enchanting destination

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

See the historic ramparts built to defend the town

Wander the atmospheric streets of Essaouira, an ancient walled city with distinct architecture and a beautiful coastal setting, during this 10-hour private excursion from Marrakech. It’s the perfect opportunity to see a different side of Morocco, spending the day exploring of the most charming cities found along the country’s wind-swept coast.


Start your trip with pickup at your Marrakech hotel at 8am, continuing with your personal driver on a road trip through the striking landscape of rural Morocco as you head for the Atlantic coast. Admire the stark beauty of the country’s arid terrain, keeping your eyes peeled goats and camels grazing in the countryside.


During your ride, choose to make a pit stop at a community co-op where the area’s Berber women produce some of Morocco’s famed Argan oil from the nearby trees. The oil is typically used for cosmetics and cooking, and is collected from the wild trees that grow in the area.


Soon you’ll arrive in Essaouira. This fishing town is celebrated for its beautiful white-washed walls and striking blue architectural details. Spend your time in the city as you wish. You might wander over to the quays that line the ocean where you’ll see fisherman selling the day’s catch. Or spend some time snapping a few photos of the colorful fishing boats lined up along the shore. If you’re feeling hungry, grab a seat at one of the many restaurants serving up a variety of fresh seafood for lunch (at your own expense). 


Continue your afternoon checking out any of Essaouira’s wealth of sights. Stroll through the medina where you’ll spot a variety of art and handicrafts like marquetry, a design technique that uses different types of inlaid woods to create intricate patterns. The technique is known as one of the more famous design styles of Essaouira. Make sure to save a little time to check out the city’s beach, where you can enjoy some sand, surf and sun, before heading back to your Marrakech hotel with your driver in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Howard J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

A long day but the time at the ocean and seeing the fisherman were just in the movies. Restaurant we had lunch was some of the best fish I have had and can't forget the goats in the trees was the best

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