Private Day Trip From Marrakech To Essaouira

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An exclusive escape to the Fishermen town of Essaouira

Enjoy a private day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira, a lovely and calm seaside town only two hours and a half away from Marrakech. First, visit the famous port with its blue boats and flocks of seagulls flying above, and let the sea breeze refresh you as you walk on top of the Skala du Port and along the 6km long sandy beach. Then, treat yourself to a delicious seafood lunch, and take a walk in the old Medina of Essaouira.

Marrakech to Essaouira Day Trip Highlights:

  • Discover the coastal town of Essaouira on a day trip.
  • Admire a rare scene of goats climbing Argan trees.
  • Learn about Argan oil processing at a ladies artisanal factory.
  • Visit the Medina of Essaouira with its bastions and labyrinthine streets.
  • Walk to the fishing port and enjoy a delicious seafood lunch.
  • Enjoy a walk on the sandy beach of Essaouira.

Day Trip to Essaouira Itinerary:

Day 1: Marrakech - Essaouira

Start your Day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech at 08h00 AM. Cross the Houaz Plains towards the village of Sidi Lmokhtar just West of Marrakech.
You will have a coffee break and continue past the unique Argan trees forest located in this area. It is where you will find goats climbing trees searching for Argan nuts, a wonderful and rare sight to behold.
You can stop at a local cooperative that processes Argan oil before continuing to Val d’Argan, a vineyard established by a French wine connoisseur. Should you choose so, you can partake in some wine before leaving for Essaouira.
Upon arrival, you will meet your local guide, who will walk you to the city. You will visit the Medina, the Mellah (old Jewish quarter), the Kasbah (old military bastion), and the fishermen's port.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will be free to enjoy the city, with its beautiful beaches and relaxed mood; enjoy a cup of coffee or mint tea at the famous Place Moulay Elhassan while listening to atmospheric Gnawa music played.
After that, your driver will take you back to Marrakech. Your Marrakech to Essaouira day trip will end around 18h00, as your driver will drop you off at your hotel or riad.

(5 Hours Drive)

Marrakech to Essaouira Private Day Tour Prices:

Number of Participants: 1 2 3 4 5 6-7 8-10 11-14 15-17
Price per person: 189€ 95€ 69€ 59€ 49€ 39€ 35€ 30€ 27€
Number of Participants: Price per person:
1 189€
2 95€
3 69€
4 59€
5 49€
6-7 39€
8-10 35€
11-14 30€
15-17 27€

What is included in this Private Day Trip from Marrakech to Essaouira:

A/C modern vehicle driven by an English/French speaking driver.

Local guide English speaking guide in Essaouira.

Pick up and drop off at a location of your choice in Marrakech.

Not included

Lunch & beverages.

Entrance fees if any.

Personal expenses.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How far is Marrakech to Essaouira?

    Essaouira is 190 kilometers (118 miles) from Marrakech. Travel time between Marrakech and Essaouira is 2 hours and 40 minutes.

  • Can we stop on the way to take photos of goats climbing Argan trees?

    On the way to Essaouira, there is an opportunity to take pictures of goats climbing Argan trees. The person herding the goats is expecting a tip, so please be prepared to give one.

  • Can we stop at an Argan oil cooperative on our way to Essaouira?

    Yes, we do make a stop to visit an Argan oil ladies' cooperative. Please note that every cooperative has a showroom where they tend to sell their goods. There is no obligation to buy at all.

  • is it a good idea to swim in Essaouira?

    Although it is windy most of the year, you can still swim at the beaches of Essaouira. You may even be surprised by how warm and sunny it can be in the winter. So pack your bathing suit and towel just in case!

  • Are Essaouira seafood cafes and stalls safe?

    Most seafood restaurants in Essaouira are safe. However, be aware of the scams that some food stalls near the port practice. Make sure you agree to what you are paying in total first.


Private tour from Marrakech to Essaouira

Camilia P – Oct 2021:

It was an incredible journey! The pick-up was scheduled a day ahead of time, and the man that picked us up was on time. In addition, the car was quite comfy fairly new. We had a little over 4 hours in Essaouira, so we stopped along the way (as stated in the description: Argan goat tree, argan cooperative, Essaouira panoramic view, and a coffee stop) and the driver Mohamed was extremely nice, funny, communicative, and took excellent care of us! This is a journey I would suggest!

Pleasant day out of Marrakech to Essaouira

Emilio M – May 2021:

The day trip to Essaouira was a wonderful experience. After the stress of Marrakech Medina, a day of tranquillity and fun is in order. Essaouira is tiny and pleasant, and you can see everything in a few hours. The views from beach are breath-taking! There are boats that unload fish in the morning, and for ten euros per person, you can eat a lot of fresh fish that is still moving! Excellent. Our guide was really kind and helpful! It comes highly recommended.

Wonderful private Marrakech to Essaouira excursion

Fabi G – Dec 2020:

What a wonderful trip! We were picked up on time, and on the way to Essaouira, we made a few stops, first for coffee/tea and pastries, and then to see the goat tree, which was pretty entertaining. We next stopped for a short while at a small argan oil cooperative before arriving at Essaouira, where we spent around 5 hours. We would have spent our time at the beach if it hadn't been so chilly outdoors. Overall, we had a wonderful day, and our driver was quite accommodating. This firm comes highly recommended from us

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