From Marrakech: Guided tour of Essaouira the coastal city

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Discover Moroccan culture in a day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech, just 2.5 hours away. Let a local guide show you this enchanting coastal town.


  • Take a refreshing coffee break
  • Explore the Argan oil cooperative
  • Explore the charming coastal city with local guide
  • Enjoy your free time to unwind and explore Essaouira's allure
  • Drink your cup of tea with local family


Discover the enchanting journey from Marrakech to the coastal gem of Essaouira, starting your adventure at 8 in the morning. As you depart, you'll traverse the scenic Haouz Plains, setting your course toward the charming village of Sidi Lmokhtar, just to the west of Marrakech. On your way, pause for a rejuvenating coffee break while you soak in the breathtaking surroundings. As you continue your journey, you'll find yourself surrounded by the remarkable Argan tree forest. This area is renowned for a truly extraordinary spectacle – goats climbing these trees in search of Argan nuts. It's a rare and captivating sight that will stay with you. If you're intrigued by the allure of Argan, don't miss the opportunity to visit a local cooperative where Argan oil is processed. Learn about the production process and the significance of Argan oil to the region, before you continue your journey to Essaouira. Upon reaching Essaouira, you'll be greeted by a local guide who will escort you through the heart of the city. Your journey will lead you to some of the most iconic landmarks, including the historic Medina, the Mellah (old Jewish quarter), the Kasbah (ancient military bastion), and the bustling fishermen's port. Lunchtime offers an opportunity to savor the flavors of Essaouira at a local restaurant. Feast on traditional dishes, each brimming with local ingredients and culinary craftsmanship. The afternoon is yours to explore and relish the city's laid-back ambiance. Essaouira boasts stunning beaches and a tranquil atmosphere that invites you to unwind. Sip on a cup of coffee or savor the refreshing taste of mint tea at the renowned Place Moulay Elhassan. While you relax, allow the soulful rhythms of Gnawa music to captivate your senses. As the day winds down, your driver will be ready to take you back to Marrakech. Your remarkable Marrakech to Essaouira day trip will come to a close around 6:00 PM. Your driver will ensure you reach your hotel or riad, bringing an end to your unforgettable adventure. Embark on this unforgettable journey and experience the best of both Marrakech and Essaouira. Discover the hidden gems, captivating sights, and mouthwatering flavors of this Moroccan coastal paradise.


Pick up and drop off at a location at your choice in Marrakech. A/C modern Minivan Or Minibus. Driver.

Important Information

  • The trip to Essaouira takes three hours and the return trip takes three, so you should be able to relax in the van for that long. Depending on the availability of vehicles and staff, the tour may take place in a minibus with 17 seats or in a regular bus.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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