Essaouira day trip Start Form Marrakech
On the Essaouira day trip from marrakech, you will make a memorable day trip to the old port of Essaouira. Renowned for its piracy in the past, the old port is now a bustling tourist destination.
This town is located on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. It has a fisherman’s harbour and a wild beach. Located close to Marrakech, it has a wonderful souk that is perfect for shopping.
- Beautiful drive through the countryside
- Tour guide
- The port of Essaouira
- An ancient medina
- The Ramparts
- Souvenir hunting in the souk time
- The Essaouira beach
- The oil from Argan trees
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your accommodation in Marrakech|
|DEPARTURE TIME AND ITINERARY|
08:30 Rendezvous with driver; drive to Essaouira (181 km)
10:30 Your Driver give you some info for an orientation tour of Essaouira’s medina
12:30 Free time to explore the sites, visit the beach or harbour
16:00 Depart Essaouira to Marrakech Day Tour
18:30 Arrive Marrakech
Essaouira day tour from marrakech Details
From Marrakech to Essaouira, you’ll drive through the Haouz plains on your way to Essaouira. Take a coffee break in Chichaoua village on the way half way.
What you can do on your Essaouira Day Trip From Marrakech
When you approach Essaouira, you will pass one of the Argan trees forests, where you can see goats climbing the trees, we Stop to take some photos before continuing to Essaouira. You will observe how Argan oil, also known as Moroccan liquid gold, is extracted and visit a ladies’ cooperative to see how some local cosmetic products are created from this oil.
On our way to Essaouira, we will pass through this city. Once you arrive, you can enjoy this beautiful city to your heart’s content. Experiencing Essaouira on your own is easy: The people are very friendly, the Medina is fairly small, and the streets are well-kept. You will not require a tour guide to see the city on your own. You can easily walk through the Medina on your own, since its streets are parallel, unlike every other maze-like Medina in Morocco. If you insist on a guide, your driver will assist you in finding one.
A visit to the harbor and the old Portuguese fortifications is the first thing you should do. The Mediterranean Ocean can still be seen in its entirety above medieval war cannons. You can also hike though the Medina (old city) to view its 18th-century fortifications. La Scala, which was built to repel foreign attacks from the sea, is a major landmark of the Medina. Continuing to Bab Laalouj (a principal gate of Essaouira), you can proceed to the Mellah (the old Jewish quarter).
Numerous art galleries, souvenir shops, and thuya furniture shops line the way. Take a seafood lunch in a local cafe, then visit the Kasbah, which was historically an important military fort. Beach lovers should walk along the sand beach of Mogador and maybe watch the locals play beach ball. Take part in a few minutes of gaming if you’re brave enough. Residents of Essaouira have a great sense of humor! The alternative is to watch amateur kitesurfers and windsurfers as they perform water splashes.
After your Essaouira day trip from marrakech, you will be dropped off either at your hotel or the nearest point where your riad is accessible by car in the afternoon.
It is possible for this tour to operate daily throughout the year. Its timing is approximative and may change based on interest, weather, or seasons.
Sunglasses, comfortable footwear, and sun protection are highly recommended.
Essaouira has a busy historical center complete with many ancient walls that surround the city. It is a delightful and easy day trip. Visit the ocher ramparts of the ancient medina and the wind-assisted waves coming from the Atlantic Ocean which now shelter from the ancient alleys of the old medina.
Essaouira (UNESCO World Heritage Site) was built by the Phoenicians in the 7th century BC and is surrounded by ramparts of pink sandstone. Several Portuguese fortifications and a trading post date to the fifteenth century. The town, however, was not built until the late 1700s, when an Alouite sultan, Mohammed II, sanctioned the building of the city.
There is a bustling fishing port with white sand beaches and dunes, with its colorful wooden fishing boats, excellent seafood, hippies, and sailors, as well as artists and musicians, Essaouira has long been a favorite retreat. A vibrant souk, the old city gates, and the sqalas – fortified sea bastions – are all attractions nearby.
Some of these include the Sidi Med Ben Abdallah Museum, some fun shopping, and others for real adventure seekers. Most visitors enjoy strolling along Essaouira’s impressive sandy beach.
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