Day trip

From Marrakech: Essaouira & Atlantic Coast Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Ando Travel Ltd
Day trip

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


4.5 hours
  • Marrakech

  • 1 hour
  • Photo stop

  • 1 hour
  • Argan oil factory

  • 45 minutes
  • Essaouira (lunch, guided tour)

  • 3 hours
  • Marrakech

Pickup included
  • 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
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.”

  • 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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Important information

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 713 reviews

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Lovely day trip out from the hustle and bustle of the Marrakech. Essaouira is lovely, with history and character. Both our driver and tour guide Youness were knowledgeable and friendly. The argan oil cooperative and city tour were very interesting, and we had plenty of free time to explore this wonderful coastal city. It’s a long day but would definitely recommend to anyone.

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March 25, 2023

Made a last minute booking but the company came through to accommodate this. Much appreciated as my hotel is outside the city centre. Pickup went smoothly. Our driver (Hazim?) was friendly and professional throughout the day. He engaged with everyone on the tour, regardless. Again this is much appreciated as sometimes as a solo traveller I've felt like an add on. None of that today. Essaouira appears a much friendlier city than Marrakech. Our guide there had the challenge of conveying history as well as advice on where to shop and what to try to a group with very different interests but it all worked. The free time was ample and everything was easy to locate. I'd recommend this tour.

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March 25, 2023

The trip to Essaouira was a very Nice expérience and great possibility for a few Hours at the beach and in a coast City. The Guide in Essaouira, Mr. El Aoud explained the Citys history and Shows us Nice places in Essaouira. Mr . Naceri drove us from Marrakesch to Essaouira and Back to the accommodations. he stopped for some photos and shopping occasions and answered our questions in détail.

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 52715