Essaouira Day Trip

Essaouira Day Trip

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the cultural and artistic diversity of the city of Essaouira.
  • Visit the eve of the medina, explore its gates, the ramparts of la scala, its municipal market, and its craft complex.
  • Cross the beach and the famous Essaouira port.
  • Discover the argan tree and watch the production of Argan oil in a women's cooperative.
  • Discover the art of craft marquetry.
  • Take advantage of its climatic particularity for water sports enthusiasts.

Day Trip to Essaouira

The coastal Essaouira city or the city of the wind, offers you many possibilities of discovery and meets all your cultural, artistic and sporting desires. Departing from Marrakech, enjoy an unforgettable 2.5-hour journey through the cultures of Argans and the breathtaking arid landscapes. You will come across families of goats perched on argan trees. On arrival, you will have the opportunity to visit a cooperative of women producing Argan oil. Then set off to explore the fishing port of Essaouira. Cross the previous medina with its Souks and its traditional market. You will discover art galleries and authentic carpentry workshops, thuja marquetry and basketry art.

Explore, similarly, the ramparts and the gates of Essaouira, as well as its Borj and military buildings including La sqala de la kasbah and la sqala du port: the two main fortifications of the city. For fans of windsurfing or Kit surfing, the climatic particularity of Essaouira and its geographical position have made it a strong point to practice these two sports.

Do not miss, especially, to admire a Souiri tagine or a superb fish dish (Essaouira specialty) in a restaurant by the sea, before returning to Marrakech.

Day to Day Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Marrakech - Essaouira - Explore Mogador City - Back to Marrakech :

In this day trip from Marrakesh to Essaouira you'll have the pleasure and the opportunity to visit and discover a Women's Co-operative manufacturing the marvelous Argan oil, a guided visit to the Skala du Port, the municipal market, the Mellah (Jewish quarter), jewelry souks of the medina, and a handicrafts complex. We get to the ancient port of Mogador/Essaouira, built during the Portuguese occupation in a narrow peninsula with a huge sand crescent. Perfectly sheltered by stunning French-built ramparts of the eighteenth century, the city is within a walking visit distance and is divided into various districts designed in grid form. From the top of Skala you can see the colorful fishing port and the fortresses.

Cost Includes

  • Private Transport from and back to your Hotel
  • Driver Guide speaking english

Cost Excludes

  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Lunch
  • Tip


Day 01: Marrakech - Essaouira - Explore Mogador City - Back to Marrakech :

About 160 kilometer and 2H30 drive from marrakech ,It is a small seaside town of the most fascinating feature of the coast ATLANTIC walls that divide the old city into several districts. It surprises with its straight streets, designed by a French. After visiting the port with its bronze cannon, Take a stroll through the medina and souks to explore and woodworking shops dedicated to cedar and cedar Essaouira is a very charming and colorful town, located on the Atlantic Coast about two hours and a half drive from Marrakesh. It is an ideal place for those who want to : unwind, have contact with people or experience the authenticity of the old Portuguese city of Mogador.