Day Trip to Essaouira


1 day

Tour Type

Day Trip To Essaouira From Marrakech

Day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech offers a refreshing escape from the city bustle. Depart after breakfast, traversing quaint towns and Berber villages, reminiscent of a bygone era. In the 1960s and 70s, Essaouira was a haven for hippies like Jimi Hendrix and Bob Marley, adding to its eclectic charm. Explore the town’s history through its white-washed houses, art galleries, and thuya wood workshops. Don’t miss the tantalizing seafood and the vibrant atmosphere of the annual Gnaoua Music Festival, drawing crowds in June.

Revel in the coastal delights of Essaouira, once known as Mogador, boasting an expansive beach, Plage de Safi, ideal for surf enthusiasts. Enjoy the laid-back vibe as you stroll along the seafront, discovering its medieval charm and cultural treasures.

Tour Map

Day Trip To The Ourika Valley – 1 day:


  • Transportation (4×4 SUV or minibus with air-conditioning)
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Flights
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Admittance fees (for optional attractions such as museums and mosques)

Tour Plan

Embark on an unforgettable 1 Day Excursion to Essaouira from Marrakech to the enchanting coastal town of Essaouira, a journey that promises a delightful blend of history, culture, and seaside allure. As you depart Marrakech, the scenic drive unveils Morocco’s diverse landscapes, transitioning from the vibrant red hues of the city to the calming blue hues of the Atlantic coastline. Upon arrival in Essaouira, the day unfolds with a stroll through the UNESCO-listed medina, where the narrow lanes reveal an array of art galleries, vibrant markets, and the skilled artisans crafting intricate woodwork. A highlight of your day is a visit to the historic Scala Harbor, where the ocean’s rhythmic waves provide a soothing backdrop to the bustling activity of local fishermen. Immerse yourself in the maritime atmosphere as seagulls soar overhead and fishing boats sway gently in the harbor. Essaouira is renowned for its fresh seafood, and a midday pause at a seaside restaurant offers a culinary adventure. Savor the catch of the day, expertly prepared and infused with the flavors of the Atlantic. Post-lunch, leisure takes center stage as you wander along the sandy shores of Essaouira’s expansive beach. Feel the soft grains beneath your feet and embrace the invigorating sea breeze. Adventure seekers may opt for camel rides along the coast, adding an extra layer of excitement to their coastal exploration. The day concludes with a panoramic view of Essaouira from the Skala de la Ville, providing a stunning vista of the city’s white-washed architecture against the deep blue of the ocean. Whether you’re captivated by the historical charm of the medina, the flavors of seafood cuisine, or the tranquility of the Atlantic, a day trip to Essaouira promises a well-rounded and enriching experience for every traveler.

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