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From Marrakech: Day Trip to Essaouira

Product ID: 229483
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Discover the blue-shuttered houses and historic seaside fortresses of Essaouira on this day trip from Marrakech.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
English, French, Arabic
Spanish, English, French, Arabic
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Your hotel in Marrakesh
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy panoramic views of the city from the Skala du Port
  • Experience the vibrant energy of the port
  • Savor freshly-grilled fish at the fish souk
Full description
Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and head to the laid-back paradise of Essaouira for the day. After getting picked up from your hotel, enjoy a 3-hour scenic drive along the Atlantic coast to the former Portuguese town of Essaouira. Spend the day exploring the city at your own pace and head back to Marrakech in the evening.

Head to the beach to do a spot of surfing or take a dip in the beach's crystal-clear waters. Later, head to the city port, one of the most animated spots in the city. Meet locals selling their fish after returning from sea on their picturesque sailboats. Stop for lunch at the fish souk, where you can sample these freshly-caught fares.  In the afternoon, visit the Sakal, where you can admire postcard-perfect views of the sea and learn more about the city's military history. 

Finish your visit to Essaouira with a stroll along the town’s sunlit pedestrian main square, Place Prince Moulay el Hassan. Be sure to leave some time to wander through the aromatic and sparkly spice and jewelry souks of the medina before heading back to Marrakech.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver
  • Moroccan mint tea
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Other drinks
  • Tour guide
Save up to 20%

From US$ 65.05 US$ 52.04 per person

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Trek Morocco

Product ID: 229483