1. Morocco
  2. Marrakesh-Safi
  3. Marrakech
  4. Essaouira Citadel

From Marrakech: Full-Day Trip to Essaouira

Product ID: 126842
Spend the day in the laid-back seaside town of Essaouira and discover its historic monuments at leisure. Wander the maze of alleys in the souks, watch the fishermen arrive back on land in their traditional blue boats and more.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Arabic

Pickup included

Pick-up from your hotel anywhere in Marrakech or the closest accessible point by car if your riad is in the Medina.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the bohemian fishing town of Essaouira
  • Take amazing photos of the monumental "Door of the Port"
  • Stroll through the Medina
  • Explore the old Jewish district
  • Visit the Scala Kasbah at your own leisure
Full description
Depart Marrakech in the morning and drive to the coastal resort of Essaouira to explore its rich culture and many art galleries. Admire the well-preserved buildings and get stunning views of the Atlantic coast.

Experience the warm hospitality of the locals as soon as you arrive, and get an appreciation for their simple lifestyle. Stroll around the busy harbor and see the fishermen selling fresh fish direct from their traditional blue boats. Go to the fortified harbor Scala to take amazing photos of the monumental Bab al Mersa ("Door of the Port").

Then, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the old seaside Medina. Wander the colorful souks and maze of alleys. Enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant, and then go to the old Jewish district to see the synagogues. Marvel at the cannons on the city ramparts before heading back to Marrakech at around 4:30 PM.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bilingual driver
  • Free time to explore the sites
  • Insurance
  • Fuel for the entire journey
  • Stops to take photos and admire the landscape
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Know before you go
• Bring sunscreen and your camera
• Wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket for the evening
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 188 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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Our driver Abdelillah was so lovely! Always smiling and made us feel very welcome. The journey on the way there is broken up nicely with stops at a cafe, viewpoint and Argan oil cooperative. The scenery is beautiful and keeps you entertained for most of the time. We had around 3 hours to explore the medina after eating lunch. Which is so much more relaxed than Marrakech. Would recommend this tour if you want a day trip to the beach. However it was quite a lot cooler than Marrakech....24 degrees and cloudy. So you may want to take a coat and if you’re wanting to swim in the sea it is quite chilly!

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May 16, 2019

Amazing service!!

We had amazing time!! Our driver (trip happened on Saturday 9th March) was great, communicative, friendly, drove safely and simply, made us feel welcomed! I almost lost my phone, but he helped to get it back, we also booked taxi to the airport and everything went smoothly. The driver also took us to see the goats on the tree (typical moroccan scenery ), argan oil production “fabric” and showed us great sea food restaurant by the beach. Amazing experience Definitely we recommend and will come again!

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March 26, 2019

It's OK :)

The one thing that I noticed is that you are like 6 hours in the car, and like 4 hours in Essaouira...but it's nice you have your one time to spend there, and to see the argan-goats on the way. So conclusion: however it's going to take a lot of hours to go to Essaouira, so for 25€ it's really OK! :)

January 16, 2019

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Product ID: 126842