Essaouira Day Trip

Discover the Coastal Beauty in our Day Trip from Marrakech to Essaouira

Day Trip to Essaouira Description

Embark on a captivating day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech and discover the enchanting coastal town that blends history, culture, and seaside charm. Your journey begins with an early morning departure from your Marrakech hotel, setting the stage for a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast. As you travel, enjoy the picturesque landscapes, passing small villages and argan tree groves where you might spot goats climbing the trees.

Upon reaching Essaouira, a UNESCO-listed medina, you're greeted by its blue-and-white architecture and lively atmosphere. The morning is spent leisurely exploring the narrow streets, bustling markets, and art galleries that give Essaouira its unique character. Moulay Hassan Square serves as the town's vibrant heart, where you can enjoy street performances and explore local markets.

For lunch, indulge in the renowned seafood at a seaside restaurant, sampling the best of Essaouira's culinary offerings. Afterward, continue your exploration with a visit to the historic port, where iconic blue boats line the waterfront, and the Skala de la Ville offers a glimpse into the 18th-century seafront ramparts with their historic cannons.

In the afternoon, take advantage of free time to delve deeper into the medina's rich culture. Shop for local handicrafts, such as woodwork and silverware, or simply relax on the sandy beach to enjoy the sea breeze. This one-day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech provides a perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.

As the day draws to a close, depart Essaouira in the late afternoon, taking with you memories of a day filled with culture, history, and coastal beauty. Return to Marrakech in the early evening, concluding your Essaouira Morocco day trip with a sense of the unique charm this coastal town has to offer. This is one of the best things to do in Essaouira, a perfect escape from the bustling city life of Marrakech.

Day Trip to Essaouira Itinerary


Departure from Marrakech:

  • Start your day early with a pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech.

Drive to Essaouira:

  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through picturesque landscapes and small villages.
  • Take in the views of argan tree groves, where you might see goats climbing the trees.

Late Morning:

Arrival in Essaouira:

  • Reach Essaouira, the charming coastal town known for its blue-and-white medina, vibrant arts scene, and historic port.
Explore the Medina:
  • Begin your exploration of the UNESCO-listed medina, a maze of narrow streets filled with shops, cafes, and art galleries.
  • Visit the Moulay Hassan Square, where you can find local markets and street performers.


Seafood Lunch:

  • Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch at one of the local restaurants overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Essaouira is renowned for its delicious seafood dishes.


Visit the Port:

  • Head to the historic port, where you can see traditional blue boats and watch fishermen at work.
  • Explore the Skala de la Ville, the 18th-century seafront ramparts with cannons.

Free Time and Shopping:

  • Spend some free time wandering through the medina, shopping for local handicrafts, and enjoying the laid-back atmosphere.
  • Essaouira is known for its woodwork, silverware, and artistic products.

Late Afternoon:

Beach Time:

  • Relax on Essaouira's sandy beach, take a stroll, or simply enjoy the refreshing sea breeze.


Departure to Marrakech:

  • Depart Essaouira in the late afternoon to return to Marrakech.
  • Arrive back in Marrakech in the early evening.

Day Trip to Essaouira Inclusions

  • Transportation: Comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for the entire journey.
  • Professional Guide: Knowledgeable English-speaking guide to enhance your experience.
  • Sightseeing: Explore the highlights of Essaouira, from its historic medina to the scenic coastal areas

Day Trip to Essaouira Exclusions

  • Lunch: Meals not mentioned in the itinerary are not included.
  • Beverages: Drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, are at your own expense.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses for souvenirs, snacks, and personal purchases.
  • Optional Activities: Any optional activities or excursions not specified in the itinerary.

NB: This itinerary allows you to experience the highlights of Essaouira, from its historic medina to the scenic coastal areas. Keep in mind that the schedule may vary based on your preferences and the time of year.

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