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Itinerary
Meet a driver at your Marrakech hotel, then make the 119-mile (192-km) drive to Essaouira in a climate-controlled vehicle. Enjoy views of the countryside along the way, as you pass through villages and fields, then stop at a small argan oil cooperative run by local women. Learn how the oil is extracted and used—with the option to purchase oil direct from the producers— before continuing to Essaouira.

Learn the basics of Essaouira’s history on a sightseeing walking tour of the city, taking in the distinctive blue-and-white architecture, and unique rhythm of the seaside town. Following the tour, you’ll have the rest of the day to explore on your own: head down to the water to see the fishermen bring in the catch of the day, then sample Moroccan-style seafood in an outdoor café.

The UNESCO-listed Medina is full of artists and craftsmen’s shops, and walking the city’s stone rampart is like stepping into history—watch for fishing boats on the far horizon. At the end of the afternoon, meet back up with the driver for the return trip to Marrakech, where this tour concludes.
Locations visited
Medina of Essaouira
Morocco Inspiring Tours
Overview
Visit the historic port city of Essaouira on a full-day trip from Marrakech, and spend the day exploring traditional agriculture, architecture, and Morocco’s laid-back, seaside culture. You’ll see how argan oil is extracted, and visit Essaouira’s Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This full-day Essaouira tour includes pickup and drop-off at hotels in Marrakech, a guided walking tour of Essaouira, and free time to explore on your own.
Highlights
  • Full-day Essaouira trip from Marrakech
  • See a historic Moroccan city on the coast
  • Visit an argan oil cooperative
  • Guided walking tour of Essaouira
  • Take in a UNESCO-listed historic center
  • Free time to explore on your own
  • Pickup and drop-off at Marrakech hotels
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Reviewed 6 July 2018
Awesome !

I booked the tour of Essaouira through Viator and would highly recommended it ! Abdul, our guide has organized a wonderful day to the coast and along the way we stopped to see goats on trees. Thank you !

Thank ivyneo2018
Reviewed 18 June 2018
If you want to visit Essaouira for a day trip....go with these people

We were picked up from our hotel/.Ryad by the most delightful driver, Abdul. Once the introductions were over, he told us to sit back, enjoy the ride and gave us a couple of bottles of water.....and then the fun began. He had a comment for...More

2  Thank jeremyrother
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile
A perfect day trip!

We were in Marrakech for a week, and decided to take a day trip to the coast.  Since we weren’t interested in renting a car, or in taking regular buses or trains, which we understood could be somewhat unreliable and uncomfortable, this program was the...More

Thank dhdronyk
Reviewed 13 June 2018
So enjoyable when your guide is professional!

It was just me and my husband in a very comfortable car. Ismail did everything to make us welcomed and comfortable. He entertained us with stories about Moroccan life and culture and never pushed any unsolicited stops and products. He was full of advise about...More

Thank Valeriya M
Reviewed 8 June 2018
Amazing trip

The Trip from Marrakesh to Essaouira City was in a comfortable SUV, through Argan forests, Goats on trees, Guided walking tour (Medina History and Landmarks with the local guide Aziz), Lunch in front of the beach, Free time in the Medina, Mint tea and Moroccan...More

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Tzvetomira D
15 August 2018|
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Response from marianadudu | Reviewed this property |
Not sure , but there are several tours offers that are starting directly from Essaouira , not necessary from Marrakesh , so look for those.
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Palarie I
7 August 2018|
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Hi - we were collected around 8.30 am and the journey was about 2 - 2.1/2 hours. We spent around 4 hours there and returned to Marrakesh around 5pm.
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Pambazuka
18 April 2018|
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Response from louiseperfitt56 | Reviewed this property |
We paid per person. Originally we were scheduled to visit the Atlas Mountains but could not due to adverse weather. This trip was a very good alternative with a good local guide in Essouria.
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