Essaouira
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From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

1. From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

Your trip starts with pickup at approximately 8:00 AM from your accommodation in Marrakesh. In a new, comfortable, and air-conditioned car, start off for your unforgettable day tour to Essaouira, known for its beauty and serenity. During the 2-hour ride, make a stop at the "goat tree", an unforgettable Argan tree with goats perched in it. Once in Essaouira, discover this charming and musical city which will surprise you with its straight streets, designed by the French. Enjoy free time walk to visit the old ports and the local seafood markets. Your driver can suggest the perfect place for lunch, where you can have a delicious seafood meal in front of the sea. Visit a co-operative of Berber women who produce Argan oil, and learn more from them about this wonderful product. See the old bronze cannons facing the Atlantic Ocean and wander through the markets and cedar woodworking shops. After you finish your free time by yourself in Essaouira, your driver will take you back to Marrakesh for a 6:30 PM arrival.

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Essaouira: Private City Tour

2. Essaouira: Private City Tour

Visit the city of Essaouira and start off by the small fishing port of the city where you can marvel at this historical place.  See an old watchtower and get an impressive panoramic view of Essaouira. Stop at the main square to taste a real Moroccan tea before continuing to visit the most important monument of the city, the scala of the medina. Admire the location where several films have been shot such as the famous film of Orson Welles Othello, or the Game of Thrones TV show. Continue the visit in the old medina, the kasbah, the mellah, the old Jewish quarter. See the synagogues, the souks of the medina, and the fish market which is full of people who buy, grill, and eat the day's catch.

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Essaouira: Half-Day Old Town Guided Tour

3. Essaouira: Half-Day Old Town Guided Tour

Take a half-day tour to explore the old town of Essaouira, meaning "little picture" in Arabic. After pickup from your hotel, head to the UNESCO World Heritage listed medina. Admire the blend of European and Moroccan architecture as you discover the narrow side streets and colorful stalls in the busy medina. Pass stalls loaded with fresh produce, spices, dried fruits and nuts, clothing, souvenirs, and more.   Watch skilled craftsmen at work, and browse the range of local handicrafts including brassware, textiles, leather, wood and ceramics. See the jewelry stalls offering superb silver ornaments, and ask your guide about made-to-order items. Admire the fortifications of the old town, visit the Jewish cemetery, and much more. Discover the culture and history of Essaouira with your professional guide.

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Marrakech to Essaouira: Historical Tour

4. Marrakech to Essaouira: Historical Tour

Explore Essaouira, a small town on the Atlantic coast of Morocco known for its relaxed atmosphere and artisan community. See the French influence in the city in the grid-like layout of the city. Walk along the seaside ramparts admiring the cannons, or wander through the fishing port and enjoy the daily catch of sardines or other local seafood for lunch. Visit the Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Listed city, renowned for its cabinet-making and wood-carving. Artisans here use the roots of the Tetraclinis tree, local to this area. For a more active day you can take a quad or dromedary tour, and if you enjoy being on the water, Essaouira, with its strong winds, is perfect for kitesurfing and windsurfing.

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Essaouira: Full-Day Quad Biking Adventure with Lunch

5. Essaouira: Full-Day Quad Biking Adventure with Lunch

Spend a full day on a guided quad bike trip that starts along the beach where you’re likely to be in the company of cows and camels. Cross the dunes near the Phare de Cap Sim and stop to take in stunning views of the sea from the top! Next on your itinerary is a stop for lunch and a little relaxation. Feeling more refreshed and reenergized, you’ll start the second part of this wonderful day of quad biking on a ride through brush and mimosa and eucalyptus plants behind the dunes. Follow a tortuous path that takes you near the beach and the Castle in the Sand, where you can stop to take some photos. At this point it will be time to head back to the ranch for some refreshing mint tea before returning to the city.

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What people are saying about Essaouira

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,660 reviews

It was a worthy trip! Our driver was careful. We had s very calm and relaxing road trip with a well-prepared playlist. During the trip Aymane gave us information about culture and history of Morocco. We stopped to see goats “climb” in one tree! I personally didn’t fancy the moment but after Aymane exploration I enjoyed playing with a little baby goat that was On the ground. We also stopped in an argan oil, very interesting. When we arrived in Essaouira, our driver gave us some tips to get lost in the coastal city and enjoy our time. After all, our driver took us back to Marrakech and left us safe at the Riad.

An extraordinary trip, the driver was very entertaining and made us all a pleasant trip, we even had the opportunity to share a dinner at the end of the trip in a typical restaurant.

Drive was easy, safe and we had free time in Essaouira, so if you like to explore places by yourself - this is a good opportunity.

The transport was perfect. the driver always kept us well informed. The very interesting visit The very good dinner

Thank you for your explanations I got to know the city much better thanks to you I recommend this guide