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Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech
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Tour snapshot
Explore the historic city of Essaouira in a day trip from Marrakech
Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
100
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    10h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    100
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Visit Essaouira from Marrakech on an excursion that takes care of the details so you can spend an independent day exploring colorful bazaars, historic ramparts, and the city’s bustling fishing port. Prebooking door-to-door transport from Marrakech to Essaouira ensures a hassle-free experience, with a short walking tour included to get your bearings.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, English, French
Highlights
  • Enjoy a short walking tour of the area before exploring independently
  • Travel in the comfort of a climate-controlled minivan
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your hotel in Marrakech, or at a central location, for the trip to Essaouira, a laid-back city that’s cooled by sea breezes. On your way to Essaouira, make a stop at an Argan oil cooperative, learning how the golden oil is produced using traditional techniques. Upon arrival in Essaouira, set out on a short guided walking tour to get your bearings in the UNESCO-listed historic center, which is ringed by fortifications with great views of the ocean. Then enjoy free time to see and do what you want. You can sip mint tea in the Moulay el Hassan square, browse for souvenirs at the bazaars, or try freshly caught, local seafood at an open-air restaurant. Rejoin the driver and group after an afternoon of exploration and begin the return trip to Marrakech, where the day concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a short walking tour of the area before exploring independently
  • Travel in the comfort of a climate-controlled minivan
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your hotel in Marrakech, or at a central location, for the trip to Essaouira, a laid-back city that’s cooled by sea breezes. On your way to Essaouira, make a stop at an Argan oil cooperative, learning how the golden oil is produced using traditional techniques. Upon arrival in Essaouira, set out on a short guided walking tour to get your bearings in the UNESCO-listed historic center, which is ringed by fortifications with great views of the ocean. Then enjoy free time to see and do what you want. You can sip mint tea in the Moulay el Hassan square, browse for souvenirs at the bazaars, or try freshly caught, local seafood at an open-air restaurant. Rejoin the driver and group after an afternoon of exploration and begin the return trip to Marrakech, where the day concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 18829P5
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Medina of Essaouira
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • - Pick-up from all hotels and riads in Marrakech . - If your riad is in the medina the pick-up location will be the nearest accessible place to the riad . - All guests should contact the agency for the pickup location and address. - Put your hotel name adress in special request .
  • Hôtel Restaurant Café de France, jamaa el-fnna، Rue des Banques, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please enter your phone number and your country code.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please provide your international phone number
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Provide your hotel address
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Medina of Essaouira
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • - Pick-up from all hotels and riads in Marrakech . - If your riad is in the medina the pick-up location will be the nearest accessible place to the riad . - All guests should contact the agency for the pickup location and address. - Put your hotel name adress in special request .
  • Hôtel Restaurant Café de France, jamaa el-fnna، Rue des Banques, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please enter your phone number and your country code.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please provide your international phone number
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Provide your hotel address
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hôtel Restaurant Café de France
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Medina of Essaouira
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Guided tour with our local guide for one hour then free time to discover the city of Essaouira
    Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Excellent
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Very good
77
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Neno S
Picton, Canada111 contributions
Coming from Canada, our first trip to Morocco, we did day trip to Essaouira from Marrakesh, very nice, hotel pick up and drop off, courteous driver, amazing and knowledgeable local guide Zaid made it perfect. Highly recommended
Written 16 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rumple
County Tipperary, Ireland13 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Not much to see here tbh. Six hour round trip and a day wasted. It's not like the advert! Would t bother wasting your time on this one although it was really pushed by the tour operators.
Written 6 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lily
New York3 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
An easy and simple way to get to see and learn about Essaouira for a day. There were about 10 people on our tour and the driver spoke to us in mostly English and French on the way there. It took about 2.5 to 3 hours each way. On the way there, they made 2 stops - one to see goats in a tree and another to see an argan oil women’s cooperative, which included local women making argan oil, a shop for argan products, and an opportunity to use the toilet. They offered to make a third stop too prior to seeing goats, for those who needed to use the restroom earlier.

When we got to Essaouira, there was a local tour guide waiting for us, offering to give us a 1-2 hour tour and history lesson of the city if you wanted to take it. The guide was very helpful and provided translation to the group in English, French, and Spanish. At the end of the tour, you have about 2 hours to tour the city on your own before getting back in the van to go go back to Marrakech.

One thing I wish we had more direction and time for was exploration outside of the medina. There’s not much mention of photo opportunities or what happens near the beach, which may prevent people from exploring it on their own. Otherwise, overall good trip.
Written 1 November 2021
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Ryan S
3 contributions
Our driver, Moha, was great. Very friendly and helpful. We stopped to take some pictures of goats in an argan tree on our way to Essaouira. When we arrived, our tour guide, Hassan, told us about the history of the city and pointed out the filming locations for the city of Astapor in Game of Thrones. We had some great seafood for lunch and then spent the rest of the afternoon wandering the many shops in town.
Written 30 October 2021
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Rita M
12 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Friends
Essaouira is a beautiful with the beach and the Medina. Thank you for Said for showing us around. The goats on the trees are also interesting and unique to see. A must when you visit Morocco. Dont forget to try the fresh catch.
Written 21 October 2021
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SimonaSekulova
Sofia, Bulgaria16 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Friends
Interesting visit if you want to get to the Atlantic Ocean. I recommend sitting at a beach bar. The travel guides were helpful.
Written 20 October 2021
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Николай Т
Sheregesh, Russia30 contributions
This was really a nice experience. We had a small group of 8 persons travelling in a minibus. The transportation was comfortable thanks to professional and very calm driver. The place we visited on the way to Essaouira were too touristic in my regard, for instance when you the argan oil production site you have no impression of authentic facility, it is totally made just for tourists. This is also true when it comes to goats on the trees: shepherd force them to do it so you can make good photos. Goats really climb the trees in wild argan forests, but not between Marrakesh and Essaouira.
Essaouira is the great place to visit. We have a friendly guide who speaks English, Arabic, French, Spanish and Italian. We had a tour around medina and a little talk about Moroccan history and culture.
The town itself is exciting: beautiful, calm and quiet with chilly weather. Nothing like noisy all-touristic and really fake Marrakesh. Essaouira in my opinion is highly recommend to visit and stay for a few days. As one of our tour mates told, it reminds Nice.
Written 10 October 2021
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Angieow
12 contributions
It is beautiful coastline along the coast of Morocco. The fresh air and admire the port of fish market
Sea breach and the freshly cook meal I nearby the restaurant.
Visiting the jeweler's quanter and enjoying a day out in this amazing
beautiful city of Essaouira.
Great experience watching tree-climbing goats in the Argan Valley
On the way we went to Argan oil factory. Watching the Berber woman making and producing argan oil.
Highly recommend Mouhssine to all visitors who come to visit Morocco who is great tourist guide and good driver
The whole trip was well planned and it was value for the money.
Totally we had good experience and fantastic holiday.
Written 5 July 2020
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Meghan R
Naas, Ireland28 contributions
It's a good trip to go on. The drive is long but if your interested in game of thrones it's cool to see where it was filmed. The goats are cool but the farmers beg you to pay to take pictures. The women in the Aragon oil factory were lovely. The beach is lovely too (bit dirty but not the worst I've been to). The tour guide rushed our tour of the town, lost us (we eventually found him) and recommended restaurants. The main complaint I have is that it seems all the tours stop at the same shop. Bring your own snacks cause this shop charged us 70dh for two small chocolate bars and a 500ml of orange. It also charged for the bathroom. I'd hate to see what the coffees and cooked food was considering you can get a 1.5ltr of orange in a supermarket for 6dh.
Written 24 March 2020
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Jacek Kinowski
Konin, Poland5 contributions
We came to Morocco from Poland and we were really looking for trip to desert. company provided us everything and our driver Mustapha Jouidi was really helpful and took care of all of us there.
Trip is really worth its price :)
Written 12 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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