Day Trip to Essaouira

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Day Trip to Essaouira

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Day Trip Overview

Essaouira, also known as Mogador, is a charming port city located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. Since the 16th century, the Portuguese have used it as a trading post, and the city now exudes a peaceful, serene atmosphere. All the whitewashed buildings give it a sense of tidiness, making it a favorite destination for visitors seeking a pleasant and tranquil holiday.

Due to its close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, there is plenty of fun to be had while visiting the beach. Windsurfing is one activity in particular that tourists can enjoy, as the waters are consistently calm and the winds are strong. Alternatively, why not try something unique like camel riding on the beach? And of course, there are plenty of restaurants nearby offering a range of different seafood dishes at reasonable prices.

Essaouira is an ideal destination for any tourist wishing to immerse themselves in the culture of this historic town. With its quaint streets and alleyways, it’s easy to explore the city on foot. From traditional woodworking and art galleries to bustling souks, you’ll learn more about the culture and way of life of the locals. The city is also known for its distinctive spice and jewellery markets, which were once key trading areas for Jewish merchants.

Tourist attractions in Mogador

Essaouira’s serene environment has attracted the attention of many famous filmmakers, musicians, and artists. Orson Wells used the quaint alleys of the city to shoot certain scenes in his classic film, Othello. In addition, Jimi Hendrix’s song “Castle Made Of Sand” is said to have been inspired by the atmosphere of Essaouira. Furthermore, the town holds the Gnaoua Music Festival annually; the event is celebrated by musicians from all parts of the globe.

The laid-back atmosphere, hospitable locals, and idyllic beaches make Essaouira an excellent destination for a relaxing getaway. From sightseeing around the city to indulging in the stunning coastline, tourists will find no shortage of enjoyable activities in this Moroccan paradise.

Day Trip Highlights

Take a journey of discovery to the striking coastal town of Essaouira with a professional guide on this full-day tour from Marrakech. Admire the beautiful views of bountiful valleys and UNESCO-registered Argan trees as you make your way to the city. Once there, embark on a guided tour of the charming Medina district and experience the unique architectural blend of cultures. Afterwards, spend some free time strolling along the idyllic beach or visiting one of the many seafood restaurants. You’ll be brought back to Marrakech in the evening, leaving with wonderful memories of this magical day trip.

  • Experience the unique culture of Essaouira.
  • A UNESCO World Heritage Site!
  • Soak up the serenity in this old Portuguese city.
  • Explore the marvelous argan oil sold in a woman’s cooperative.
  • Pay a visit to the souks and shops.
  • take a walk along the beach and port, and traverse the ramparts of the Scala and the municipal market.
  • Round-trip transportation from accommodations in Marrakech is included.

Day Trip Itinerary

1 Day : Marrakech – Essaouira

Head out from your hotel in Marrakech and take the journey to Essaouira. Along the way, don't miss the chance to explore the local sights, from an Argan cooperative to a panoramic view of Essaouira. When you reach the city, you'll be dropped off at one of the gates to the old Medina with a map in hand. Then the adventure begins as you explore the ancient city walls, check out the historical monuments, and take in the museum.

You are welcome to have a delightful lunch at the harbor-front main square (not included). Following your meal, you can then enjoy a refreshing beverage at one of the nearby coffee shops by the seashore. Once the afternoon has come to a close, make your way back to your Marrakech hotel with an expected arrival time of 4 or 5 pm, where your tour will conclude.


  • Take a guided tour of the picturesque city in an air-conditioned minivan!
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included,
  • As are local taxes, so you can relax and enjoy the sights.
  • Visit the stunning medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Take some free time to explore the waterfront and historic center, and make lasting memories.


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Local Guide

Things To Remember

  • If the Essaouira excursion we provide does not suit your preferences, feel free to reach out to us and we'll customize the trip to meet your specific desires. Additionally.
  • All children under 12 years of age can benefit from a 50% discount, with a limit of one child per family.

prices for private tours

Private day trips are organized in luxury vehicles with your own private driver
NUMBER OF PEOPLE 1-2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
PRICE 90 € 95 € 100 € 105 € 110 €
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price for shared day trips

Shared day trips are organized in a small group of 17 persons
29 €

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