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  1. Morocco
  2. Souss-Massa
  3. Agadir
  4. Essaouira Beach

Essaouira Day Trip from Agadir

Product ID: 158933
Get to know the unique history, culture, and heritage of Essaouira on a one day trip. See this old Portuguese city's mosques, terraces, cafés, fortifications and explore its markets.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
English, French

Pickup included

Pick-up from your hotel in Agadir.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See an ancient Portuguese city
  • Visit an argan oil factory
  • See goats climbing trees
  • Enjoy free time in Essaouira to explore all of its must-see sites
Full description
One this one day trip, immerse yourself in the unique history, traditions and cityscapes of Essaouira. The tour starts with pick-up at approximately 7:30 AM from your hotel and takes you on a comfortable ride through the Atlas Mountains, with a few stops along the way: first, stop to see some "flying goats" climbing the Argan trees looking for fresh nuts. Then, you'll stop to relax and have a coffee break in a Berber village. The third stop will be a short visit to an argan oil factory.

This trip's destination is ultimately the medina (old, walled city) of Essaouira, a city offering views of charming colorful landscapes in Moroccan and Portuguese style. See the Grand Mosque, terraces, cafés, and the souk (the market). This old Portuguese city was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morocco in 2001! Once you arrive in Essaouira, you'll have free time to visit the souk located inside the medina. Then, take a tour of the ramparts of the Scala of the Kasbah (an ancient fortification), the port of Essaouira, the municipal market, and the neighbourhood jewelers and craft complex. Stores along the streets will be selling a massive variety of beautiful handcrafted items, such as Thuya wood products, clothes, carpets, and more.

After your free time enjoying the city and its beautiful sunny beaches, it's time to hit the road again for your trip back to Agadir, again with a few stops along the way to rest and watch the sunset on a wild beach.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Air-conditioned transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.5 / 5
  • Safety
    3.8 / 5
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Totally worth the visit

The town is simply stunning and so characteristic! I give a 4 star just because the tour was not guided at all. However it was nice to stroll around at your own pace and there was plenty of time to go and discover the narrow lanes, the markets and chill out for lunch and coffee. The driver was friendly and could speak English well. The car was comfy and he stopped if few beautiful places to take pictures

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May 12, 2019

Totally worth the visit

The town is simply stunning and so characteristic! I give a 4 star just because the tour was not guided at all. However it was nice to stroll around at your own pace and there was plenty of time to go and discover the narrow lanes, the markets and chill out for lunch and coffee. The driver was friendly and could speak English well. The car was comfy and he stopped if few beautiful places to take pictures

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May 12, 2019

Interesting city, less so the trip

We started the tour one hour later than planned but were informed about this the evening before by mail. The car felt a little too small for 7 adults, so the drive to Essaouira was a little uncomfortable. We could tell the driver was really experienced and knew the road very well, so maybe that's the reason why he was speeding through the narrow streets on the way to and back from Essaouira. For us personally it was fine but the other people in the car were scared and I wouldn't recommend it if you have a weak stomach. The tour guide was Spanish speaking even though an English speaking guide was promised to us. We managed communicating in different languages instead but that was a little disappointing. Once arrived in Essaouira the guide gave us a quick tour through the old city and after that we had enough time to explore the city by ourselves. Overall is was a nice experience but I'm not sure if I would recommend it.

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August 7, 2018

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Agadir Shore Excursions

Product ID: 158933