Summary of Private Day Trip from Marrakech to Essaouira
Pick up from your riad or hotel in Marrakech at 8 am. Experience the breathtaking view of the entire city. A skyline of blue and white architecture as far as the eye can see. Visit the old harbor, Explore the historic defensive ramparts, and wander the streets of the medina to see local artists selling their crafts. Enjoy a lunch of fresh fish, caught straight from the sea. You can end your visit with a camel ride along the beach. After a restful relaxing afternoon exploring Essaouira, you’ll head back to Marrakech.
The price per person is 50 euros, we believe in offering a personal service your tour will be private. Transportation is included in the price, we will drop you off at your Riad or hotel by 8pm.
A day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech is a must if you are visiting Morocco. Essaouira is known as the ‘Wind City of Africa’ , which is great for surfers and also great for kites. The winds come in off the Atlantic which means that the climate is nice all year round. It is the nearest seaside to Marrakech and is well worth the visit.
Essaouira is a place where cultures meet, and in true Essaouira style, the famous Gnaoua World Music Festival is no different. Jazz, blues, contemporary funk and even soul is part of the festival. Essaouira is around 3 hours from Marrakech.
Essaouira is a coastal town in the western Moroccan economic region of Marrakesh-Safi, on the Atlantic Coast the name means “the little rampart”, a reference to the fortress walls that still enclose part of the city. Its medina (old town) is protected by 18th-century seafront ramparts called the Skala de la Kasbah, which were designed by European engineers.
Essaouira is known as ‘Tassort’, in the local Berber language, which means ‘the small fortress’. Away from all the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, it feels like your not in Morocco. In the 1960’s Cat Stevens and Jimi Hendrix were known to have chilled there, it’s not surprising that it’s known for its hippy vibe as its so laid back. With its lively cafes, bars, boutiques, and galleries. There is also a prestigious Unesco World Heritage Site there.
You can see the Jewish, French, Portuguese, Berber, Dutch, and French influences in the town. Essaouira is a melting pot of cultures. It was once a major international seaport which linked Morocco to Europe and the rest of the world.
Essaouira Day Trip
The departure time for the Essaouira Day Trip is 8 am. Our English speaking driver will pick you up in his air-conditioned vehicle will pick up from your Riad or hotel office in Marrakech. Before entering Essaouira you will experience the breathtaking view of the entire city. A skyline of blue and white architecture as far as the eye can see. You will have plenty of time to take pictures. This experience will be followed by visiting the old harbor, which is known as ‘Mogador’. Conquered by the Romans and ruled by the Portuguese. Now this beauty has also been used in the Game of Thrones.
You can then explore the historic defensive ramparts, and wander the streets of the medina to see local artists selling their crafts. You will get an insight into how this old seaport city was armed against a foreign threat.
As Essaouira is a coastal town, there are no guesses of what the main cuisine is here? You can enjoy a lunch of fresh fish, caught straight from the sea, you can eat with Moroccan or French bread. To end your magical visit you can ride a camel along the beach. After a restful and relaxing afternoon, you’ll head back to Marrakech.
The price per person is 50 euros, we believe in offering a personal service your tour will be private. Our local guide has a wealth of knowledge and is happy to answer any questions you may have. Transportation is included in the price, we will drop you off at your riad or hotel by 8pm.