Day trip

Essaouira Full-Day Tour

3.3 / 5

31 reviews

Essaouira Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Traces Berbères
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From US$ 31.30 per person

Travel to the bohemian resort of Essaouira, formerly known as Mogador, on a full-day tour. Explore its traditional port, stroll through its Medina and enjoy the laid-back rhythm of life.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Your riad or hotel at the agreed time.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Look out for camels as you drive along
  • Visit the laid-back seaside resort of Essaouira
  • Stroll through the city's bustling Medina
  • See the fishermen at work along the harbor
  • Enjoy the colorful houses and bohemian atmosphere
  • Drive across the Moroccan countryside from Marrakech to Essaouira seeing ancient olive trees and fields of goats
Full description
Depart from Marrakech and travel through a breathtaking Moroccan landscape on the way to Essaouira. Look out for scattered villages and camels, and see sheep and goats grazing in the countryside. The vegetation will change to Argan trees, which only grow in the wild and provide berries for local goats to eat. You may even see some precariously balanced on the delicate tree branches. If you wish, it is possible to stop for some Argan oil tasting in a small cooperative run by local women, where the Argan oil is extracted from the trees. This multi-purpose oil is famous for its use in cooking and cosmetics. Gaze at the panoramic views of Essaouira as you drive into town. The charming and artistic blue and white town has been a favorite amongst barefoot travelers for decades. Once in Essaouira, explore its peculiar wonders at your leisure. Stroll along the quays, where you can watch fishermen unloading their catch of the day and fishing boats coming back to shore. Enjoy the many restaurants at the port and dine on fresh fish and seafood. Wander through picturesque streets, explore the historic ramparts and visit the Medina, full of local artists selling their crafts made of Thuya wood. The ramparts will give you an insight into how this old seaport village was armed against the threat of invasion. Marquetry still remains a traditional specialty of Essaouira. Another beautiful attraction is its tranquil beach, where you could easily spend a relaxing and peaceful afternoon if you prefer. At the end of your tour, you will drive back to Marrakech for your hotel drop-off.
  • Transportation
  • Driver/ Guide
  • All taxes
  • Extra Meals and drinks
  • Local guide
  • Tips
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

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  • Tour is only available with an English- or French-speaking guide
  • Child prices:
  • - Under 2 years of age are free of charge
  • - 3 to 11 years old: 25% discount
  • - 12 years old and up pay full cost
  • The price is available for shuttle service from and to the city-center. For hotels and Riads located far from the city center, please note that there is a supplement of 20 euros per booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.3 /5

based on 31 reviews

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Super well organized

A minus point but that has nothing to do with your organization but ...... ignore the goats in trees along the way! By stopping and allowing the tourists to take pictures you maintain this animal affliction WANT tell me honestly which goat will voluntarily stand on a small plateau without food and drink in the full sun and wind?

May 26, 2019

Nice trip with initial difficulties ...

One star is missing because the outward journey unfortunately took quite a long time. First in Marrakesh from one to another because it was too small, then the first stop for a coffee in the city. Half an hour later again ... Then the probably mandatory Argan oil sales point and goats on tree stop. So we finally reached our destination after 1:00 p.m. The 4.5 hour stay was enough to have a look around the town, but you didn't get back until around 9:00 p.m. The driver was really courteous and helpful, even if some information about the journey and the destination would have been nice.

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November 23, 2018

Toller Trip. Langer Weg mit mehreren Stopps: 1. Einsammeln aller Fahrgäste ( man sieht die Stadt) 2. Pipipause bei einer Raststätte - sorgt f. Entspannung bei der Weiterfahrt 3. Stopp bei Ziegen am Baum - surreal 4. Stopp bei Bio Arganöl-Produktion 5. Das Meer, der Strand - 5 Stunden zur freien Verfügung: genial!!! Unbedingt buchen!!! Es lohnt sich!

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January 4, 2020


Product ID: 19243