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Full-Day Excursion To Essaouira From Marrakech
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Culture, History

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English

Description

Head over to Essaouira, located on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Its Medina (old town) is protected by 18th-century seafront ramparts called the Skala de la Kasbah, which was designed by European engineers. See the fishing boats, eat delicious seafood and take in all the sights. 

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    • Meet your tour guide at the agreed-upon location and leave from Marrakech at 8 in the morning. Drive for about 170 km, passing vast landscapes dotted with sheep and goats grazing on argan trees (which only grow in the wild and on which the goats climb to eat berries) and the occasional small village. 

    • Stop for an argan oil tasting, where the argan oil is extracted by a small cooperative run completely by women. This oil is very famous for its uses in cooking and especially in cosmetics. (optional)

    • Head a few kilometres further away for a panoramic view of Essaouira, a small blue and white town on the beautiful Atlantic Coast. 

    • Arrive at the port and you are free to discover its charm at your leisure.

      • Have a stroll along the quays which are full of life, where you can watch fishing boats coming back to the port, fishermen unloading their daily catch and all the activities linked with the work of fishermen. 

      • Feast on a cornucopia of freshly caught seafood options in a local restaurant overlooking the sea.

    • Go for a visit to the town which is pleasant and the sights varied, from the ramparts to the Medina with the Essaouira guide. In Medina, you will see a number of local artists and a lot of craft shops, many of them exhibiting craft objects made of thuya wood. Marquetry remains the speciality of Essaouira (but be aware that the wood is rare and comes with sustainability issues. 

    • Spend part of your day at the beach, if you are interested and return to Marrakech at 6 or 7 p.m. 

What's Included
  • Private transport with A/C

  • English-speaking driver

  • English-speaking local (Essaouira) guide 

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel 

What's Excluded
  • Breakfast 

  • Lunch with drinks

Meeting Point

Marrakech, Morocco

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • João

    I had the privilege of making a tour to Merzouga with Discover Morocco. Rachid was a great guide that gave us a glimpse to the Moroccan culture and that took us of the beaten path that other tours take you through. Also he goes with you to the camps instead of leaving alone with the local guides. He's a fun guy and I can't wait for the next visit to Morocco. 

  • pmdez12

    This full day excursion was fantastic! We were able to pack so much fun into one day. From the camel rides, to lunch with an amazing Berber family, to riding quads in the Agafay Desert, and so much more in between, this totally exceeded our expectations. Rachid and his team were super nice and treated us like family. We were able to take some spectacular photos and do some well deserved shopping!! We highly recommend this tour.

  • Jade

    We booked a couple of tours with Discover Morocco Tours during our visit to Marrakech last summer and cannot begin to thank them enough for providing us with such authentic and unique trips. Both Rachid and Adnan offered exceptional service, making sure we were comfortable in every part of our trip, and they were always asking if there were ways they could improve our trip. 

    We saw some fantastic areas of Morocco with breathtaking scenery, and Rachid and Adnan were so knowledgeable and shared loads of history with us. 

    Specifically the 3 day trip to the Sahara was a trip to remember. Such a fantastic experience which we will never forget. 

    We ended our trip to Morocco by gaining 2 fantastic friends. The generosity of Rachid and Adnan and all the local people we met will never be forgotten. 

    If your looking for a tour company to take you on your adventures in Morocco we 100% recommend going with Discover Morocco Tours. 

    We're returning back to Marrakech next year and have already booked our trips with Rachid and Adnan

Starting From

From

USD 90.00 / person

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