Departure Location
Private Tour
Tour Type
8 Hours Tour

Essaouira Day Trip From Marrakech

Essaouria is a fun-filled and relaxing day trip from Marrakech After breakfast at your hotel, depart for Essaouira. The journey to this former Portuguese fishing village offers up only a few roadside towns and the occasional Berber village. In the ’60s and ’70s, Essaouira was a pitstop on the hippie trek from Marrakesh. Jimi Hendrix made the pilgrimage, as did Bob Marley and Cat Stevens. Essaouira was the inspiration for Hendrix’s song “Castles Made of Sand”.

Visit this sea-side medieval town that boasts lovely white-washed and blue-shuttered houses, colonnades, thuya wood workshops, art galleries and mouthwateringseafood. Once called Mogador by European sailors and traders, Essaouira is known for its annual Gnaoua Music Festeval that attracts 300,000+ people in June. It also has an expansive beach for surfing called Plage de Safi.


Departure/Return Location  From / To Marrakech
Departure Time  08h00 am
Return Time 07h00 pm


Essaouira Day Trip From Marrakech


Morning Pickup

Begin your tour with a morning pickup at your Marrakech hotel or riad, and relax in your comfortable air-conditioned minibus on route to Essaouira – a coastal city widely considered the jewel in Morocco’s crown.

Explore Essaouira at your Leisure, or Book a Guide

Upon arrival in Essaouira, you can choose to explore at your leisure or upgrade for a guided city walking tour. As you wander along the narrow, winding streets of the medina, admire the beautiful blue and white walls, which create a striking contrast against the azure sea. You’ll be completely immersed in Moroccan culture – with colorful shops, bustling markets, and the aroma of freshly cooked seafood. Stroll along the Skala de la Ville – the city’s historic ramparts – to the lively Place Moulay Hassan. Along the way, admire panoramic views over the picturesque harbor – where traditional blue fishing boats bob on the ocean waves. The refreshing sea breeze and the sound of seagulls overhead create a serene ambiance, as you explore quaint streets lined with art galleries, handicraft shops, and charming local cafés.

Take a Stroll Across the Sand

The beach in Essaouira is a popular spot for relaxation and water activities. Feel the sand between your toes as you take a leisurely walk along the shoreline, enjoy a refreshing dip in the Atlantic waters, or upgrade to enjoy a camel-ride along the beach. You may even get to see local fishermen skillfully maneuvering their boats, or practicing the age-old art of net fishing. Seafood lovers will delight in the abundance of fresh seafood available in Essaouira. Perhaps savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant (own expense), where you can indulge in specialties such as Essaouira’s famous grilled fish.

Conclude your Tour

As the day comes to a close, embark on your return journey to Marrakech, carrying with you memories of Essaouira’s charm, coastal beauty, and vibrant cultural scene. On arrival back at your Marrakech accommodation, your tour will come to an end.


Essaouira Day Trip From Marrakech

Transportation Included Not Included

Minivan 1 to 7 peaple : 150 €

Minibus 8 to 15 peaple : 200 €

AC  Vehicules

Speaking English Drivers

Local Tour Guide

Meals & all drinks


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