From Marrakech: Essaouira & Atlantic Coast Full-Day Trip
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- Duration: 10 hours
Just one hour away from the legendary Jemaa El Fna Square, your hot-air balloon will fly over the beautiful countryside, letting you see the amazing contrast between Morocco’s urban and rural areas. After an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Marrakech, you will drive 45 minute out of the city to the balloon launch site. Here you will receive a full pre-flight safety briefing , and have a chance to watch the launch team prepare the balloon for departure. Once in the air, you journey will cover a distance between 9 and 15 miles (15-25 km), depending on the wind speed, taking you over a local village and the picturesque surrounding areas. The flight will last one hour, and after a gradual descent back to land, you will be able to ride a camel around the Palmeraie. Afterwards, you will be taken to the village for mint tea and home baked bread at a local Berber household. Follo...
Absolutely unreal - if you're on the fence about booking, just do it. Pictures and videos however good don't do the real thing justice it's something you definitely have to see in person
Experience the beauty of the Ourika Valley up-close on this full-day scenic tour from Marrakesh, and escape the hustle and bustle of the city for the day. The Ourika Valley is the closest day trip from Marrakesh, but it’s not just its convenience that makes it special. Drive towards the Atlas Mountains, taking in the beautiful landscape of green meadows and authentic 16th and 17th-century Berber villages. If you take your tour on a Monday, you can even stop at a roadside souk. See fruit orchards, vegetable terraces, and villages clinging to the side of hills. Marvel at the labor undertaken by the Berbers who hoisted materials to construct small houses up mountain sides, and work the terraces in a hostile environment. Continue along the valley of palm trees, following the Ourika River. Fruit trees, tiny hamlets, riverside restaurants, and the summer homes of the wealthy will keep you o...
The trip to Ourika was fun. Both the guide, Mohammed and the driver Omar were excellent in their roles. The hike to the falls was nice and can be done easily, Mohammed was extremely helpful even with passersby, making sure that no one gets hurt navigating the rocky parts of the hike. The view of the valley from the hilltops is just beautiful.
Leave Marrakech at 08:00, ready for a 3-hour journey to the beautiful Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast. Once you arrive at the port city, formerly known as Mogador, you will have time to enjoy the charming sights of Essaouira, including its ocher-colored walls, the beautiful Moulay El Hassan square, and the souks, as well as the little streets of the city's old Medina. Enjoy a lunch of fresh fish in a local restaurant. During your trip, visit an association of Berber women producing argan oil, see the local markets, and marvel at the gems in the jeweler's quarter. You will return to Marrakech at the end of the afternoon, arriving back to the "Red City" at around 19:00.
The experience was good! Everything was as described, the transportation was clean and the guide was charismatic! However the fact that there was only one guide that had to translate the same thing into 3 different languages (English, Spanish, French as not everyone spoke English) was a bit of a time waster. Essaouira is very nice and definitely worth the visit!
Escape the bustling souks, streets, and palaces of Marrakech, and climb onto the back of a camel to ride through the beautiful Palmeraie on the outskirts of the city. Embark on a 20-minutes-drive away to an oasis of manicured gardens, sweet-scented orange trees, and palm groves that make ideal terrain for a spot of light camel riding and quad biking. Along the way, discover traditional Berber villages, see houses typical of the region and meet some locals. Stop for a cup of Moroccan tea and a snack with a local family. With your guide as translator, talk to them about their experiences living in Marrakech. Next, enjoy being taken into the heart of the old medina. A gracious welcome awaits you at a traditional spa and hammam, where you can relax and enjoy the quiet and peaceful setting. Experience a sense of wellbeing and enjoy moments of relaxation and rejuvenation through aromati...
Très bon combo d’activités !! Le chameau est un peu décevant mais sinon le quad est super et le spa incroyable!!!
Depart from Marrakech in a small-group or private tour to the Atlas Mountains in the company of an experienced, English-speaking guide, heading to the Ourika Valley, which is about a 1-hour drive from Marrakech and famous for its waterfalls. Visit the waterfalls after a 1.5-hour walk with a mountain guide and spectacular views of different landscapes as far as the eye can see. Visit Berber women extracting Argan oil, which is unique to Morocco. Continue through the Oukaimden Valley, taking a secluded mountain road and passing through traditional Berber villages built from adobe and stones. Discover the authentic life of Berber people and enjoy a delicious lunch in a typical Berber house with an amazing view over Sidi Fares Valley. After that, visit the Asni valley, famous for its apple, walnut, almond and peach trees and enjoy the sight of the snowy summits of the Atlas Mountains. This...
Ahmad was extremely kind, knowledgeable and spoke English fluently! He picked us up on time and stopped to get us water and coffee on our way to the Atlas Mountains. He took us through beautiful scenic routes and we stopped to have lunch at the most beautiful home with the best view!! Ahmad was extremely kind and patient & gave us a ton of information regarding the Atlas Mountains and the people who live there!! Ahmad made our experience in Atlas Mountains incredible!! I highly recommend booking through this agency and I highly recommend requesting Ahmad as your tour guide!!!
Spending a night in the Sahara Desert is an unforgettable experience for visitors to Morocco and this three-day tour lets you travel further and explore more along the way. Visit UNESCO-listed Ait Ben Haddou, the Valley of the Roses, and Tinghir ; stop at traditional Berber villages around the Todra Gorge; then take a camel trek through the Erg Chebbi dunes the highest in Morocco and sleep beneath the desert stars at Berber campsite. Day 1 : Marrakech - Tinghir Your shared 3 day desert tour from Marrakech to Merzouga will start early in the morning. Depart from Marrakech around 7:30 AM to ait ben haddou through tizi Ntichka pass and the high Atlas Mountains. Many stops will be made along the way. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Kasbah ait ben haddou, which was also served as a set for various Hollywood blockbusters. Continue to Ouazazate and Kasbah Tao...
What a wonderful trip for an amazing price. This tour felt like a private tour, it was just the right sized group for it to be social but not overcrowded. The tour matched the description and exceeded our expectations. There is no getting away from it being a long journey, but the frequent stops make it manageable and it is totally worth it to see the Sahara! The stars are amazing!!!!! The accommodation was high quality with private tents and thick blankets - ideal for the chilly nights.
Morocco is known for its bold and flavorful cuisine, and what better place to discover it than the bustling city of Marrakech? Kick off this delicious Marrakech food tour at the legendary Djemma El Fnaa square, home to almost a millennium of trading, bargaining, eating, and mingling. You’ll feel the history, tradition, and culture instantly as you wander off into the cozy narrow streets branching off from the square, stopping along the way to explore some hidden local shops to taste a few of the many versions of olives, nuts and other typical Moroccan snacks. From there, head to one of the most popular sections of the city – the spice market! Take in the fragrant aromas of cumin, saffron, ginger, pepper, and turmeric as you wander through the colorful market, and then continue your Moroccan food odyssey through the souks, where you'll discover the many traditional breads, and perhaps t...
A very thorough food tour given by a very knowledgeable guide. We not only learned about the food but also a good deal about Marrakech and the culture of Morocco. As to the food, it was exotic and delicious nothing too crazy. There were vegetarians in our group who were easily accommodated. Overall a terrific tour. Thank you Omar!
Your 9-hour tour begins at 8:00 AM in Marrakech as you head out on a scenic minibus drive to the waterfalls. This is an excellent opportunity to escape from the city and explore a side of Morocco not many visitors get to see. En route you’ll pass through many traditional Moroccan towns and rural villages. When you arrive at the Ouzoud Waterfalls, after about a 3-hour drive, you’ll have 4 hours to enjoy the cascades and the area’s natural beauty. Be sure to check out the wild monkeys living in the trees and take a swim if you like. Select the option including a boat ride to see the stunning falls from the water. You can walk down along the cascades, relax to the sound of the falls, enjoy a picnic lunch or visit one of the many cafés and restaurants. After a restful and relaxing afternoon, you’ll head back to Marrakech by minibus.
This is a full day trip. You are instructed to meet outside the Cafe Restaurant de France if not being picked up from a hotel, however the Cafe Restaurant de France closed some time ago! The journey was fine, in a comfortable mini bus. On arrival we were met by our guide who escorted us to the falls, down to the bottom and then up the other side, with an organised lunch break. I was one of only two solo travellers so we were rather 'thrown' together despite me not speaking either Arabic or French and she not speaking English. The waterfalls are spectacular- even at the end of summer with the water level probably at its low point. The food was very good. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip, but more enjoyable when you are with someone to share the experience with.
Escape the everyday stress of the streets of Marrakech and head to a spa in the famous Bab Doukkala district in the Medina of Marrakech. Discover a range of available therapies that include an authentic hammam experience, massage treatments and facials. Whether you are a single traveler, a couple or traveling as a family, there's something to suit to fight the battle against stress and fatigue. Discover the secrets of Moroccan beauty and benefit from aromatherapy treatments that offer relaxation, stimulation, relief, immune protection and pure pleasure. Get a warm welcome from the spa staff on arrival as they explain the procedure to you while you relax with a fresh cup of bio tea on the terrace. A traditional black soap with eucalyptus will then be applied, along with argan oil, leaving your skin feeling soft and refreshed. End your experience with a 45-minute scrub using a horsehair ...
Don't let the bad reviews put you off. I was sceptical too after reading them, but after having experienced for myself, I had a great experience. I opted for the Hammam and massage. The place was basic, but clean and friendly. The Hammam was a private experience so I could relax without worrying about others. The massage was good too, with nice ambient music in the background. Would recommend both. The only catch was English was minimal, but we got by on hand gestures and everyone was very friendly.
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Hicham driver super nice comfortable transport 4 hours of time in Essaouira who gives time to hang around here and there. Fresh fish grilled on the barbecue to the left of the large square before the medina, you choose your fish (sole, sea bream, sardines, shrimps and you negotiate the prices.
Everyone at explora was so hospitable! I learned so much from my surf instructor and had a fun day hanging in essaouira with the locals. Highly recommend!
Great experience that I recommend. Smooth contact with the agency. The driver was funny and punctual. Thank you and good luck
The trip was well organized and our driver, Said, was amazing. He was very friendly and even adaped to our needs.
It was a great experience! Nice guide, good organisation. Thank you !!