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From Marrakech: Essaouira & Atlantic Coast Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Ando Travel Ltd

From Marrakech: Essaouira & Atlantic Coast Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Ando Travel Ltd
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Explore the laid-back seaside resort of Essaouira, and enjoy panoramic ocean views from the Skala du Port and ramparts. Taste fresh seafood on the seafront.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pick-up at your hotel or riad in Marrakech, or at the nearest point with vehicle access (such as Jemaa El Fna Square).
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Itinerary
4.5 hours
  • Marrakech

  • 1 hour
  • Photo stop

  • 1 hour
  • Argan oil factory

  • 45 minutes
  • Essaouira (lunch, guided tour)

  • 3 hours
  • Marrakech

Pickup included
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 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 Chichaoua 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, meet your local guide for a 1.5-hour 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 cooperative to see how the Berber ladies process the traditional argan oil, known locally as “liquid gold.”

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Live guide
  • Entry fees to the city wall
  • Guided tour around the city wall
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 623 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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It’s a long way to Essaouira, about 3h , from Marrakech. However we got lucky and our driver was very nice ( Ismail). The town it’s really nice and full of gift shops. There is also a little beach zone. The guided tour at Essaouira was nice but it felt short.

November 24, 2022

Very nice town by the sea. I had a lovely day walking around, the tour guide was ok, a bit in a rush but other than that was alright. We didn't accepted his suggestion for restaurant as itcwas a bit pricy and very touristic. Instead, I eat on a local restaurant and had the best tajine. The driver was really nice and super attentive.

November 14, 2022

We had fun exploring Essaouira, i want to give all the credit to our driver Ishmael for giving us a wonderful experience. He became our driver consecutively from a different tour (Sahara Desert). I believe this tour is worth it since you’ll get to experience different scenery out of Marrakech. And if you’re a fan of GOT you’ll truly enjoy this tour.

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November 14, 2022

Product ID: 52715