Essaouira Excursion - 1 Day

Essaouira Excursion from Marrakech:


Essaouira excursion: Essaouira or Mogador is an old fort and fishing port located within 2 hours drive from Marrakech and considered one of the most popular excursions out of the busy and bustling Marrakech.

Your day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech will begin with a drive along the Haouz planes 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 might spot some goats climbing the trees. To watch how the Argan oil (also called the liquid gold, or Moroccan oil) is extracted, you can visit a local ladies’ cooperative and learn how some fine cosmetic products are locally made out of the rich Argan oil.


 Visit the fishing port of Essaouira

 Watch the local fishermen returning back inland with their catch

 Visit Skala Kasbah, which was a citadel in the times of war

 Visit some of the beautiful Essaouira art galleries scattered in the Medina

 Shop at leisure for some local souvenirs

 Have a seafood lunch in the harbor stalls or at a local café terrace

 Walk down the beach and watch local boys playing football

 Sunbathe at the 6 km long sandy beach

 Stroll in the Medina of Essaouira, which can be explored easily as the streets are aligned opposite to every other Medina streets in Morocco



Essaouira or the white city, an unforgettable Day trip to this city. Departure From your hotel in Marrakech to Essaouira.

There is a vast landscape during the Excursion, with a few villages, camels, goats and sheep herds that graze in peace, few rare herbs. La dry vegetation then changes Argan trees which only grow in nature and the goats climb to eat berries. If desired, you can stop tasting Argan oil a small all-women cooperative where Argan oil is extracted. This oil is very famous for its uses in the kitchen and especially in the field of cosmetics.

A couple of kilometers further, there is a panoramic view of Essaouira, a small blue and white town reminiscent of the Breton port cities. Once you arrive at the port, they are free to make their own choreography.

You may have the opportunity to stroll along the docks are full of life, where you can watch fishermen unloading their catch of the day, the fishing boats returning to port and all activities related to the work of the fishermen. with arriving Essaouira you are free to visit the old Medina of Essaouira and get lunch where ever you want. Afternoon return to Marrakesh on your comfort private transport. Drop you off at your Hotel/Riad.

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