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Private Day Trip from Marrakech to Essaouira City

  • Discover the coastal city of Essaouira
  • Visit the local fishing harbor and medina
  • Fun for the entire family
Private Day Trip from Marrakech to Essaouira City
From US$92.41
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Private Day Trip from Marrakech to Essaouira City
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Explore the serene coastal city of Essaouira on this private, full-day tour from Marrakech. Located on Morocco’s Atlantic Coast, this walled port city — a late-18th-century fortified town — includes a fishing harbor (with an abundance of seagulls always soaring overhead) and a medina full of local artists selling their wares. Lunch is not included but there are a number of fine restaurants to pick from with fresh local fish and seafood for lunch. Marrakech hotel pickup and drop-off included. 
What to Expect
After departing from Marrakech on a private tour you will be personally transported through the vast and breath-taking Moroccan landscape to Essaouira. On the journey you may see a few scattered villages and some camels, sheep and goats grazing in the countryside.
The vegetation then changes to Argan trees that only grow in the wild and which provide berries for local goats to eat. If you wish it is possible to stop for oil tasting in a small cooperative run by local women, where the Argan oil is extracted from the trees, this multi-purpose oil is very famous for its uses in cooking and also in cosmetics.
Nearby you can gaze at a panoramic view of Essaouira, a charming and artistic blue and white town. Once you arrive to Essaouira you can explore its peculiar wonders at your leisure. Stroll along the quays, where you can watch fishermen unloading their catch of the day and fishing boats coming back to shore, or enjoy the many good restaurants at the part and dine on fresh fish and seafood.Essaouira is a picturesque and divers town where you can explore the historic ramparts and visit the Medina full of local artists selling their crafts made of thuya wood. The ramparts will give you an insight in to how this old seaport village was armed against the threat of invasion. Parquetry still remains a traditional speciality of Essaouira, and another beautiful attraction of the region is its tranquil beach, where you could easily spend a relaxing and peaceful afternoon.
Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2018
Nice tour

An interesting city (very different compared to Marrakech). It is worth 2+ hours' drive. Very good communication before the tour. Modern car. The guide (Abdul) was great - knowlegeable, very good English, able to accomodate various wishes (eg. shopping).

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jajalumaca
Reviewed 3 August 2018
A wonderful day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira

The trip went exactly as it was described on the company's website. After we called the company a couple of days before the date of our trip, we received confirmation via email and the exact time we would be picked up from our hotel. Our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Bistra A
moroccoinspiringtour, Owner at Morocco Inspiring Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

So great to hear from you! Really enjoyed your comment about the day trip and our guide Ismail, Wish you the best, and welcome any time to your second country. ElAlaoui

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Marvellous Essaouira!

We went with my husband on a private tour from Marrakech to Essaouira, a beautiful white and blue city, located just over an hour away, with an old area (Messina) and narrow streets with craft shops. It's on the Atlantic coast, and it has a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Monica0o
Reviewed 20 May 2018
Private Day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira

Abdul was a great conversationalist and wanting to expand his knowledge of the English language which is already very good. He explained various sites on the way and answered all our questions including the social fabric of Morocco. Aziz was wonderful and very proud of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank edward s
Reviewed 29 April 2018
Fantastic tour, and a fantastic guide

We took this tour to Essaouira after two days in Marrakech, and had a brilliant. Our tour guide Ismail was very knowledgeable, and a lot of fun. Essaouira has beautiful beaches and a couple of amazing fortresses with great views. It is also very calm...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jennifer M
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