Top 1 Day Trip to Essaouira from Marrakech

Key Features
Tour Name: Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech
Tour Type: Day Trip
Duration: One day
Departure: Daily
Availability: Everyday
Starting Point: Marrakech
Ending Point: Marrakech
Tour Highlights
Visiting Places: Marrakech, Essaouira, Chichaoua.
Key attractions: Medina of Essaouira, The Fish Market, The Skala Du Port, Walk along the Beach, Local argan cooperative, Chichaoua, The old Portuguese fortress.
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Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

Amazing Day Trip from Marrakech to Essaouira

Overview: of Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

Day trips from Marrakech, as you never experienced before! This Essaouira day trip from Marrakech is a perfect excursion to enjoy different landscapes all the way up and explore the coastal city of Essaouira. This day trip includes wandering through its fascinating street and enjoying seafood inside the beautiful port of Essaouira city. This old coastal town has preserved its old culture, history & architecture. You will enjoy the ambiance of the town where the influence of Portuguese architects. Enjoy a relaxing walk along the beach, one of the most popular destinations in Morocco for windsurfing.
We hope you enjoy our day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech.

Tour Itinerary: A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

Explore the tour itinerary of Essaouira day trip from Marrakech, and feel free to contact us for any questions or clarification anytime. Join our flexible day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira and spend a day in the seaside community of Essaouira, discovering an atmospheric medina, and colorful bazaars...etc! Enjoy a short walking tour of the area, admire the port, the market, and the jeweler's quarter, and enjoy the visit to the beach.

Day Trip from Marrakech to Essaouira and back

The Essaouira day trip from Marrakech starts at 07:30-08:00 AM with a guide/driver from our team, will pick you up directly from your accommodation in Marrakech or in our meeting point and return back to Marrakech at 8:00 PM, so you have to prepare for the long exciting day. Essaouira lies 191 km away from Marrakech and this is a beachfront medieval city. The drive will take us about 2 hours and 45 minutes without traffic. Through the trip to Essaouira, you'll have the ability to delight in the unique landscapes in the surrounding countryside that are going to leave you astonished.

On this Essaouira day trip from Marrakech, we will drive via the local villages, enjoying the natural beauty of rural areas. On our way, we'll stop at Ounagha, an area well-known for the Argan trees. At our first stop, you'll have the possibility to see the goats feeding on the hanging branches of trees would be a sight to watch. A bunch of goats feeding on a single tree.

This just beginning of the trip the best is yet to come on this trip. By arrival in Essaouira formerly known as Mogador, has a very favorable microclimate that gives it a mild winter and a cool summer.

We'll start our trip in Essaouira by exploring the old Medina of Essaouira, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's an 18th-century fortified town, made special by its evident harmony of Arabo-Muslim architecture.

Then you'll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After having a lunch break, it will be time to see the beaches that the city is so famous for. A long promenade is along the shore and you can walk down its path, admiring the scenic views. Relax on the sands or enjoy a camel ride (at your own expense), and you will have free time to explore the famous sites of Mogador such as the old Medina, souks, traditional port, the ramparts, and Skala Du Port.

Before finishing your Essaouira day trip from Marrakech and returning to Marrakech city, you can have the opportunity to visit the "Argan Oil Women Cooperative" on the way back, learning about how this much-prized oil is produced right in Morocco.

Back on the land, your tour guide/driver will drop you off right at your hotel or any place you choose at about 8:30 PM, and here your day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira ends.

Driving distance Approximately 376 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 5 hr 27 min (without traffic)


Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

Tour Map: Here's a map of your travel route.

What's Included: Don't worry, we've got this covered.

Prices Included

  • Pick you up from your accommodation;
  • Drop you off at your accommodation;
  • Tour Commentary;
  • Transport by private vehicle with A/C;
  • Experienced English - Spanish - French speaking guide/driver;
  • Car Fuel;
  • Car Insurance;
  • Confirmation at time of booking;
  • Plus many surprises stops on the way.

Prices Not Included

  • Flights to/from Morocco;
  • Meals and beverages;
  • Entrance fees;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips & Personal expenses.


  • Children's must be accompanied by an adult.

What to take on your Morocco Tour?

We strongly recommend using TSA-approved luggage locks on your bags and hand carry valuables on the plane.

Many of our trips require us to move our base several times, so we recommend that you pack as lightly as possible. There will not always be someone available to help you carry your bags so you should only bring as much as you can carry on your own.

We suggest that you bring the following items:

Clothing & Equipment
  • Season-specific casual clothes (men and women should always dress modestly out of respect for the culture they are visiting- no tank tops, low cut tops, or short shorts. It is not necessary to wear a headscarf.)
  • Hiking clothes and shoes (NOTE: They can get quite dirty/dusty).
  • Bathing suit.
  • A pair of comfortable walking shoes.
  • A light jacket/windbreaker (NOTE: It can be very windy in Essaouira).
  • A warm jacket (NOTE: It can be quite cold in the High Atlas Mountains from November to March. Please pack appropriately for cold, winter evenings.).
  • Power adaptor for 220v, 50 Hz (outlets are two-prong rounded).
  • Toiletries.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat.
  • First-aid kit with lip balm, aspirin, band-aids, cream for sore muscles (e.g. deep heat), Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, any extra prescription drugs you may be taking.
Travel Documents
  • Passport (with photocopies).
  • Travel insurance (with photocopies).
  • Airline tickets (with photocopies).
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required.
  • Credit and/or debit card and/or cash (MasterCard and Visa are the most commonly used; American Express and Maestro cards are difficult to use in Morocco.)
  • This document, printed.

In order to protect against any unforeseen circumstances, it is advisable to purchase adequate insurance before your date of departure. Coverage should include baggage damage or loss, flight delays or cancellations, etc. We recommend .

Free cancellation

FREE! If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of most activities, you will receive a complete refund if you paid all the price.

Tourism Transport in Morocco - Our Cars

It's our goal to make memories that last a lifetime when you visit Morocco. That is we only offer the best at our disposal.

Our vehicles are fully-equipped for your comfort and adventure. Air conditioned and comfortable, these rugged vehicles are built for the road. Our cars have 6 seats. They're clean. The fleet includes the Toyota Prado TX, Toyota Prado VX, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

Our drivers are connoisseurs of their regions. No one knows Morocco better than them. When they bring you on your journey, it will feel like travelling with a trusted friend.

For groups ranging from 7 to 17 in size, we offer minibusses and minivans such as the Hyundai H-1 Minivan, Mercedes Minibus's, and the Mercedes Vito.

Feel free to travel with our guide by your own vehicle, if you have one. Or use our 4-wheeled-drive. The choice is always yours.

Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado TX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado VX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Mercedes-Benz Vito

  • Capacity: 7/8 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.

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