1. Morocco
  2. Marrakesh-Safi
  3. Marrakech

Essaouira & Atlantic Coast Full-Day Excursion from Marrakech

Product ID: 52715
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Explore the laid-back seaside resort of Essaouira at your own pace on a self-guided tour, with round-trip transfers from Marrakech. Enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean from the Skala du Port and ramparts. Taste fresh seafood on the seafront.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
Spanish, English, French
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up service

Pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the laid-back town of Essaouira at your own pace
  • Wander the labyrinthine streets of the medina
  • Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch in the port
  • Walk around the 16th-century ramparts
  • Soak up the sun on more than 6 miles of beaches
  • Visit an argan oil co-operative en route back to Marrakech
Full description
Experience the bohemian vibe of Essaouira on the Atlantic coast on a full-day self-guided tour from Marrakech. Transfer by air-conditioned vehicle across west Morocco, enjoying views of the arid landscape and argan trees en route. Stop at the town of Chochaoua for coffee.

Arrive in Essaouira approximately 2 hours after your departure from Marrakech. Get your 1st views of more than 6 miles (10 kilometers) of golden beaches, popular with surfers for the constant, bracing winds.

Once in Essaouira you are free to explore the medina and Portuguese architecture on your own. Alternatively, hire a local guide for a tour of the Skala du Port and bastion southeast of the medina. Stroll the labyrinthine streets of the medina, hearing traditional Gnaoua Muic music on every corner. Watch artisans at work, crafting thuya wood crafts.

Continue to the fishing port to see the fishermen selling their catch of the day. Taste fresh seafood over lunch in the port. Then, take a walk along the beach before your transfer back to Marrakech. En route, stop at an argan oil co-operative to see how the Berber ladies process the traditional argan oil, known locally as “liquid gold.”
Includes
  • Pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • English-speaking driver
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Guide

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Please bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• If you wish to hire a local guide in Essaouira, your English-speaking driver will be happy to recommend one