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Day Excursion from Marrakech to Essaouira

From £175 pp

Marrakech, Morocco

Full Day

Private Tour for 2-8 People

Day Excursion from Marrakech to Essaouira

What You'll Do

Unwind by escaping the sometimes overwhelming hub of Marrakech, and head for the deliciously laid-back Atlantic coast at the town of Essaouira, for a truly relaxing day of Moroccan coastal culture.

You’ll be picked up at approximately 8am from your riad or hotel in Marrakech, and driven for around three hours through the picturesque Moroccan countryside to the incredibly relaxed, stunningly beautiful seaside town of Essaouira.

Along the way, we’ll stop to see the famous, bizarre tree-climbing goats, that used to have an interesting hand in the argan oil production process.

When we arrive in Essaouira, you’ll be free to explore the old, authentic Medina, stroll along the promenade in the fresh sea air, or feel the sand between your toes on the golden sand beach.

You can wander across ancient bridges, along fortified walls and through medieval towers, or wind through the quaint, blue-painted streets and into fascinating shops.

We’ll dine at a local restaurant in the area, serving up delicious, authentic Moroccan cuisine, as you soak in the laid-back atmosphere.

After lunch, you’ll meet some local Berber women who work in the production of argan oil, a product you might recognise as an ingredient in your shampoo, and also something the locals use in their food.

Understand their way of life and get under the skin of this fascinating culture, before we finally make the journey back to Marrakech, arriving at around 7pm.

There aren’t many places that offer surf, sand, gorgeous streets and ties to Game of Thrones and Jimi Hendrix, but Essaouira is one of them.

Experience
Highlights

Relax and unwind in the refreshing sea air of Essaouira.

Enjoy a stunning lunch of authentic, local Moroccan cuisine.

Laze on the beach or aimlessly wander the beautiful Medina.

Learn about Argan oil production, a huge part of the local way of life.

Your Local Host:

Hamid and Gilly

Hamid was raised as a nomad. His family lived a nomadic life until he was about 6 years old.  Hamid’s family of 10 then settled in a remote desert village.  Family is everything to him.  Hamid is from the Amazigh tribe. “Amazigh” means free people.  He speaks five different languages:  Berber, Arabic, English, Spanish and French. Read More

Location Information

You’ll be picked up directly from your accommodation in Marrakech at a pre-arranged pick up time (typically around 8am). You will return to Marrakech in the evening.

  • Private transport to and from Essaouira
  • Pick up and drop off from your accommodation
  • English speaking local guide

FAQs

Make sure you have comfortable walking shoes.

Sunscreen and water.