Day Trip From Marrakech to Essaouira

Marrakech Day Trip To Essaouira


1 Days

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Discover Essaouira Morocco With Day Trip From Marrakech to Essaouira During this Marrakech To Essaouira Excursion, you can visit the old medina of Essaouira, the port and the Scala and the Argan woman’s co-operative, eat traditional dishes, and see Essaouira beach and the city gates.

Guide Morocco Tours organizes Day Trip From Marrakech to Essaouira It’s available every day, with departure from your hotel and driving across the route full of landscapes and Argan trees.

Marrakech day trip to Essaouira will begin with a drive along the Haouz plains to Chichaoua village where you will stop for a cup of coffee before you continue to Sidi Mokhtar. On your way, you will cross the Argan trees forest, where you will spot some goats climbing the trees. Stop and take some photos before you carry on to Essaouira. To watch how the Argan oil (also called the liquid gold, or Moroccan oil) is extracted, you will visit a local ladies’ cooperative and learn how some fine cosmetic products are locally made out of the rich Argan oil. From here, we will carry on to Essaouira. Upon arrival, you will explore the beautiful city at leisure. Out of experience, Exploring Essaouira is easy on your own: Locals are very friendly, the Medina is pretty small (compared to other old towns in Morocco), and its streets are in order. You definitely do not need a guide for the tour of the city. You can easily explore the Medina on your own as its streets are aligned opposite to each other unlike every other maze-like Medina in Morocco. Should you insist on one, your driver will help you hire a local guide. First, you can visit the harbor with its fishing port and old Portuguese fortifications. You can still see medieval war cannons aligned in order overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Continue to the Medina ( old city ) with its well-kept fortification dating to the 18th century. The major landmark of the Medina is La Scala, which was built against foreign attacks from the sea. You can continue to Bab Laalouj ( One of the main gates of Essaouira, then to the Mellah ( the old Jewish quarter. Along the way, various art shops, galleries, souvenir shops, and thuya woodcraft shops are aligned in order. Choose one of the local cafes for a delicious seafood lunch and head to Kasbah famous for having served as a military bastion. If you are a beach lover, enjoy a walk along the sandy beach of Mogador, and maybe watch locals playing beach ball. If you are brave enough, why not join a game for a few minutes people from Essaouira are very friendly!! If not you can sunbathe while watching waterspouts amateurs kitesurfing or windsurfing. Late in the afternoon, drive back to Marrakech, and your Marrakech day trip to Essaouira will end with a drop-off at your hotel or the nearest car-accessible point to your riad.
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Day Trip From Marrakech to Essaouira Frequently Asked Questions

Take an ideal Day Trip From Marrakech to Essaouira Medina and beach, the most popular day-trip destination from Marrakech. The driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech, start the road to Essaouira by crossing a route full of landscapes and Argan trees, you will see goats climbing up and down the Argan trees. Essaouira or Mogador is situated on the Atlantic coast, and it’s famous for its beach and the spirit of Gnawa music. Arriving at Essaouira you have free time to discover the spectacular sightseeing of Essaouira.

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People do indeed sunbathe and swim at Essaouira. It is a windy beach though so is very popular with windsurfers and other watersport enthusiasts and you would need a windbreak to lie in the sun.


Founded in the middle of the 18th century, the Medina of Essaouira has for the most part conserved its authenticity as regards the conception and outline as well as the materials (use of local stone called manjour) and construction methods, and this in spite of some inadequate use of modern materials for repair and …


During the Middle Ages, a Muslim saint named Sidi Mogdoul was buried in Essaouira, probably giving its origin to the name “Mogador”.


Get the weather forecast for Morocco. The degree is F°, and the values are current. To get a sense of the climate in the Erg Chebbi dunes of the Merzouga Desert region of Morocco ( Rissani and Erfoud are the closest cities).

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