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

From Marrakech: Essaouira Tour

Product ID: 69738
Visit a former Phoenician trading port, baptized “Mogador” by the Portuguese, the “well drawn" city is a unique citadel, cradle of artists of all kinds. Discover an unforgettable cultural melting pot!
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
Spanish, English, French

Pickup optional

Your Hotel or Riad in Marrakech.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a trip to Essaouira
  • Travel with a private chauffeur guide
  • Receive instant confirmation of your booking
Full description
Take a 10-hour trip to Essaouira from Marrakech and spend time in the laid-back fishing town. On route, stop to visit an Argan Women’s Co-operative to see the women at work extracting oil from argan nuts, and then continue your journey westward.

Essaouira is fortunate to have an excellent climate, with cooling sea breezes in the summer (also good for water sports) and warming lowland air in winter. This lovely climate, together with its beautiful Portuguese architecture, has always attracted artists and poets, but it continues to be a traditional fishing port at its heart to this day.

Essaouira is the perfect destination for a day trip away from the hectic activity of Marrakech, with a vast array of things to do and try including: shopping in the souks for leatherwork, metalwork, glazed pottery, jewelry, brightly colored carpets, original art, olives, spices, rare argan oil and more. Visit the port and watch fishermen landing their catch, or learn how boats are crafted using centuries-old techniques, then eat fresh grilled fish or shellfish at one of the seafood stalls, visit Place Joutiya between 16.00 and 17.00 to watch locals auctioning everything from teapots to trousers, walk 2 miles along the beach at low tide to see the romantic fort of Borj El Barod crumbling into the sea, or the ruined sultan's palace at Diabet, take a boat to the Iles de Mogador, breeding ground for the rare Eleanora’s falcon, try some watersports (surfing/kitesurfing/windsurfing/bodyboarding/kayaking), or just sit at a beachside café. Relax and watch the world go by with coffee or mint tea, and maybe a Moroccan pastry, in one of the cafés on Place Moulay Hassan.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport
  • Fuel
  • Chauffeur guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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Meeting point

Your Hotel or Riad in Marrakech.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• Extra hygiene precautions are being taken due to the COVID-19 virus. All vehicles are thoroughly disinfected after each use. The driver and/or guide will wear a mask and gloves during the activity.
Hand sanitizer is provided in all the vehicles and face masks are distributed to each customer. The use is obligatory during the activity
• Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• This tour must be booked at least 24 hours in advance of your travel date
• Confirmation of this tour will be received at the time of booking
• A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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January 29, 2020

Had a really good tour guide named Mahdi, he's really knowledgable and well versed. Would highly recommend :)

December 12, 2019

Interesting trip

Good visit in a quite peculiar city. Excellent driver on time, kind and always helpful. Excellent seafood lunch for a reasonable price. Pity that local guide rushed us a bit too much with limited added value.

August 15, 2016

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Argania Travel

Product ID: 69738