From Marrakech: Full-Day Trip To Essaouira by Van

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Stroll through the charming alleyways of a historic coastal medina on a full-day excursion from Marrakech to Essaouira, complete with round-trip transportation.


  • Traverse the picturesque Haouz plains and argan forests on your journey to Essa
  • Enjoy the freedom to explore Essaouira's charming medina
  • Visit the fishing port with its old Portuguese fortifications
  • Delve into Essaouira's rich history
  • Engage with locals and enjoy their warmth and hospitality


Your day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech will start with a scenic drive through the Haouz plains. Upon reaching the village of Chichaoua, midway through your journey, you'll pause for a delightful cup of coffee. As you continue your drive, you'll traverse the argan forest and make a stop at a local women's cooperative to learn about the production of fine cosmetic products made from argan oil. Upon arrival in Essaouira, you'll have the freedom to explore the beautiful city at your own pace. With its welcoming locals and tidy streets, navigating the medina is a breeze. Begin your exploration at the fishing port, where ancient Portuguese fortifications and medieval war cannons overlook the Atlantic Ocean. Wander through the well-maintained fortifications of the 18th-century medina, and delve into the historic Bab Laalouj and Mellah, the old Jewish quarter. Peruse the various art shops, souvenir galleries, and thuya wood craft shops that line the streets. Indulge in a delicious seafood lunch at one of the local cafes before visiting the kasbah, renowned for its role as a military stronghold. If you're a beach enthusiast, take a leisurely stroll along the sandy shores and even enjoy a friendly game with the locals, known for their warmth and hospitality. As the afternoon draws to a close, you'll bid farewell to Essaouira and embark on your return journey to Marrakech. Your day trip concludes with a drop-off at your hotel or the nearest accessible point to your riad. Enjoy the convenience of pickup and drop-off from all hotels in Marrakech or the nearest accessible point to the Riad in the old city.


Pickup and drop-off (or nearest accessible point to your Riad in the old city) Bilingual driver Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle

Important Information

  • It is currently not possible to see the goats on the argan tree as pictured

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