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Agadir To Essaouira Day Trip

1. Agadir To Essaouira Day Trip

Visit the ancient Moroccan city of Essaouira, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former Portuguese colonial town which bears the traces of its long and varied history. Your trip will start with an early pickup from your hotel and a drive from Agadir to Essaouira. On the way to Essaouira, make a few stops to see the flying goats (tree goats that can be seen hopping from branch to branch of the argan trees native to the region), rest in a Berber village and have a hot cup of mint tea or coffee, and visit an argan oil factory, a sought-after luxury product. Once you arrive in Essaouira, follow your local guide to the traditional souk market where a variety of wares, crafts, and foods are sold, offering a tantalizing array of sights and smells. After your Moroccan market experience, tour the famous Skala de la Kasbah ramparts, a relic of European engineering from the city's colonial days. From there, proceed to the bustling port of Essaouira before enjoying free time for lunch, shopping, and further exploration. Wander the Medina (fortified city) and admire a colorful landscape populated by mosques, terraces, cafes, and markets as well as historic architecture that reflects the city's unique history. After exploring the city and its beautiful sunny beaches, catch your ride back to Agadir.

From Marrakech: Essaouira 1-Day Group Tour

2. From Marrakech: Essaouira 1-Day Group Tour

Embark on a morning journey from Marrakesh to Essaouira, a charming coastal resort known for its vibrant culture and art scene. Admire the well-preserved buildings and indulge in breathtaking views of the Atlantic coast. As you arrive, experience the warm hospitality of the locals and get a glimpse into their simple yet intriguing lifestyle. Stroll along the bustling harbor and witness the fishermen selling fresh fish directly from their traditional blue boats. Visit the fortified harbor Scala and capture stunning photos of the monumental Bab al Mersa ("Door of the Port"). Next, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the old seaside Medina. Get lost in the labyrinthine alleys and colorful souks. Savor a traditional lunch at a local restaurant, and then head to the old Jewish district to see the historic synagogues. Finally, marvel at the cannons on the city ramparts before departing for Marrakech around 3:30 PM.

From Marrakech: Essaouira Private Full-Day Trip

3. From Marrakech: Essaouira Private Full-Day Trip

Take a full-day private trip to Essaouira, one of Morocco’s most attractive coastal towns. Admire its undeniable charm, with whitewashed and blue shuttered houses, art galleries, wood workshops, fishermen and colorful boats, all enclosed by ancient red walls. Your private tour starts with pickup at your hotel or riad in Marrakech. Depart Marrakech, driving through lush valleys filled with orange groves, ancient olive trees, and working farms. Stop at Chichaoua for a coffee or snack at Cafe Afoulki. Continue past your first Argan trees. These special trees are valued for their nutritive, cosmetic, and medicinal properties. A relic species from the Tertiary Period, it is extremely well adapted to drought and other environmentally difficult conditions of southwestern Morocco and, while now endangered, under the protection of UNESCO. Arrive in Essaouira and wander the ancient streets, where it’s easy to imagine life before you. The streets have a Portuguese feel after they renamed the city in the 16th century and used it as a port city of their own. Dine on fish straight from the sea at any number of local restaurants, and ride a camel on the beach. After some free time to explore on your own, return to Marrakech for drop-off at your hotel or riad.

Essaouira: 3-Hour Horseback Ride

4. Essaouira: 3-Hour Horseback Ride

Begin your ride at the ranch where you will head out from by horseback to explore the surrounding region. As you set off in the direction of the river, continue on to visit the ruins of the old Palace of the Black Sultan. Afterward, trot along the sandy beach and take in the views of the Portuguese castle on the island of Mogador. Pass by fishermen's huts and a watering hole for cows as you get to know the landscape.  On the way back to the ranch cross through the lush forest before concluding your ride. The speed of your ride is adapted according to your equestrian skills. Max rider's weight 90kg

Private Custom Tours with Guide & Transportation

5. Private Custom Tours with Guide & Transportation

Your professional guide and driver will assist with whatever day time activity or excursion you would like. From shopping in the many marketplaces, dining in some out-of-the-way places, private cooking classes or visiting famous landmarks, these customized services are designed with your safety and comfort in mind. Whether it be walking the crowded square and bargaining in the souks, enjoying nature treks at a myriad of locations in and around the region, or riding horseback on a local beach, your personal guide and driver will assure that you have the chance to do what you like most. And of course, recommend the best foods the region has to offer!

Marrakech Environs: Medina, Mountains & Marine Day Trips

6. Marrakech Environs: Medina, Mountains & Marine Day Trips

You dream about what you want to do in and around Marrakech. We make the recommendations with itinerary and pricing options. You decide what you want to do and when you want to do it. No request to large or small.

Casablanca: 3-Day Private Marrakech and Essaouira Tour

7. Casablanca: 3-Day Private Marrakech and Essaouira Tour

Day 1: Casablanca, Marrakech You will depart Casablanca following pickup from your accommodation at 8:00AM. From there you can relax on the 3-hour drive to Marrakech. Upon arrival, you will meet your local guide for a 3.5-hour walking tour around the Medina. You will see the stalls of the old fortified city, before going to the Palais de Bahia to discover its fantastic courtyards and mosaic walls built for Bou Ahmed. You will then stroll through the Jewish Quarter ("Mellah"), where you'll notice the difference in the architecture of the district. You can discover the hidden Saadian tombs, built during the reign of Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur in 1557, and can also go into some of the stores of the souk to purchase spices and Morocco's famous Argan oil.  You will eventually Arrive at the Koutoubia Mosque, completed under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184–1199), before experiencing the electric atmosphere of Jemaa el-Fnaa, the busiest square and market place in Africa. You can sample some freshly-pressed orange juice as you watch the snake charmers, henna tattoo artists, and water merchants.  Next, you will stop for a tasty lunch in a restaurant with a terrace overlooking Jemaa el-Fnaa square (not included). You will then meet your chauffeur for the drive to Majorelle Garden, which has been bought and restored by the French designer, Yves Saint Laurent. You will benefit from about 1.5 hours of free time to explore the quiet oasis and villa that contains the Berber Museum, and can stroll around the botanical gardens to see cacti and other plants, along with vibrant cobalt walls in a shade now known as "Majorelle Blue". At the conclusion of your first day, you will overnight in the Medina of Marrakech. Day 2: Marrakech, Essaouira You will begin your second day by going for a camel ride. Following breakfast, your driver will bring you to La Palmeraie, an oasis on the outskirts of Marrakech. You can hop on your camel for a ride of about 90 minutes (including a short break) through the palm groves of Le Palmeraie. Afterwards, it will be time to drive to Essaouira. Upon arrival in Essaouira, you can discover the Portuguese character of the city at your own pace. You can visit the bustling fishing port and see how the freshly-caught fish are sold and grilled, walk through the lovely Medina with its blue and white houses and countless restaurants, and can also observe the crafts for sale. You will later climb the historic fort with its watchtower, and can get a glimpse of life in the 16th century. That evening, you will spend the night in a Riad in Essaouira. Day 3: Essaouira, Casablanca On your third day, you will drive along the coastline with a lunch break in Oualidia or El Jadida back to Casablanca, where you will be dropped off at your hotel or to the Casablanca Cruise port.

Explore Essaouira on a Day Trip from Marrakech

8. Explore Essaouira on a Day Trip from Marrakech

Explore the seaside city of Essaouira with this tour from Marrakech, which includes hotel pick-up and round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy views of the countryside along the way, then stop at a small argan oil cooperative run by local women. Learn how the oil is extracted and used—with the option to purchase oil directly from the producers—before continuing to Essaouira. Learn the history of Essaouira on a sightseeing walking tour of the city. The port of Essaouira is an important traditional and historic fishing port of the 18th century in Morocco in which the blue-and-white architecture is the highlight. You have the rest of the day to explore: head down to the water to see the fishermen bring in the catch of the day, then sample Moroccan-style seafood in an outdoor café. The medina is full of artists and craftsmen’s shops, and walking the city’s stone rampart is like stepping into history--you can wander through the spice-scented lanes and palm-lined avenues of the fortified medina, browse the many art galleries and boutiques, watch fishing nets being mended and traditional boats being constructed in the hugely atmospheric port. Also a nice walk along the beach will offer you a good relaxation. At the end of the afternoon, meet back up with the driver for the return trip to Marrakech, where this tour concludes.

From Tangier : 10 days to chefchaouen and fes ,sahara desert

9. From Tangier : 10 days to chefchaouen and fes ,sahara desert

Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen : We’ll kick-off with a drive through the Rif Mountains and past the city of Tetouan. To enjoy fully enjoy the breathtaking view of the landscape; we’ll stop to rest at the feet of the Rif mountains, in Chefchaouen. Chefchaouen’s medina has a strong influence of Spanish architecture, as it was once part of the “Spanish Morocco” it’s square is showered in funky artisanal shops beaming with colors. Day 2: Chefchaouen – Volubilis – Meknes – Fes: After a tasty breakfast, our journey continues towards Volubilis, crossing over Ouazan and other Rif villages. In Volubilis, we’ll explore the Roman ruins and learn about Moroccan history. Continuing to Meknes, we’ll stop for lunch and explore the historical walls of the medina along with Bab el Mansour, we’ll head to Fes where we’ll spend the night. Day3 : Exploring Fes : We’ll start the day exploring the oldest city in Morocco, snaking through its alleys and narrow streets. We’ll begin sightseeing at the Royal Palace gate, followed by the Jewish headquarter where the first Mellah ever was built in Morocco, during the 16th century. We’ll ensure that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University Day4 : Fes – Ifrane – Midelt – Erfoud – Merzouga : The day begins with a drive towards the Atlas Mountains stopping to visit the village Ifrane, where we’ll get a chance to explore the famous cedar forest, home to the Berber apes. . We then continue to Merzouga, Afterward, we will head to Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga, overnight at a local riad. Day 5: Merzouga Sightseeing Tour and Camel Ride After breakfast, you will make the large turn of the dunes of Merzouga the wandering deposit, the village of the Gnaoua, in the afternoon you will take a camel ride for 1 h30 min. Spending the night in the bivouac at Merzouga Sahara dunes under nomadic tents. Day6 : Merzouga – Todra Gorge – Dades Gorge : We’ll wake up and head to a local hotel where you’ll get a chance to freshen up and enjoy a complimentary breakfast before we head to Ouarzazate. On the way there, well visit Berber villages home to The Todra and Dades Gorge. At the Dades Gorge, we’ll stop at a local hotel where we’ll spend the night. Day7 : Dades valley – Rose valley – Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakesh : After breakfast, we’ll continue our tour towards Ouarzazate through the path of a thousand Kasbahs (fortress) stopping at Kalaat Mgouna, the center of the Valley of Roses, famous for its annual Rose Festival. Then, we’ll drive through Ait Ben Haddou ( a UNESCO World Heritage site). Day8 : Marrakech - Essaouira : Day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech. Day9 : Marrakesh Sightseeing : Today we’ll have a guided tour of Marrakesh. You will explore the main attractions and monuments of the city including the famous Jamma el Fna square, Koutoubia mosque, the souks, palaces, and museums. Day 10: Transfer to the airport : Today you’ll be transferred to the airport.

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What people are saying about Essaouira

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Very friendly driver and guides. They were considerate for our sightseeing expectations. However, the car was not suitable for 3 adult visitors. It would have been perfect for 4 people but not 5 inside. We had booked for 3 people and we were welcomed by a driver and a guide who therefore occupied the two front seats of the vehicle. Which left us with the 3 rear seats of the vehicle except that the middle seat was not a real seat. And driving 6 hours in these conditions in one day is not very comfortable.

The tour was very nice, our driver Rafa was very kind, friendly and very well prepared in telling us and describing the places along the way. Essaouira, even if it is about 3 hours away by car, is definitely worth a visit, even if only to see a Moroccan city so different from Marrakech. The local guide Hassan was very good in describing the history, facts, political and religious events that led this city to be so famous and interesting. Very pleasant day, good at all!

The driver was super nice and even made a detour to the beach. It's a pity that he could hardly speak English or French, because you sit in the car for 6 hours.