Enjoy on a day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech, a serene coastal city. During the excursion, you can visit an Argan oil cooperative to learn about the traditional techniques used to produce the valuable oil.

Once you arrive in Essaouira, you can explore various art galleries within the city’s Medina and see the well-known blue fishing boats in the port. The Medina itself is also an enjoyable place to wander around, and the ramparts overlooking the sea with cannons offer a beautiful view. You can savor a seafood lunch either at the harbor stalls or at a local restaurant. 

The day trip concludes with a return to Marrakech.


  • Visit a cooperative of the Argan Oil
  • Reach Essaouira town by an air-conditioned car
  • discover the city independently at your leisure
  •  Visit the fishing port and ancient Portuguese fortifications.
  • Explore the town’s attractions including the landmark the Skala 
  • Admire the panoramic views of the Medina
  • Enjoy the colourful shops and bustling markets

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Your day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech will begin at 8:30 am from your hotel in Marrakech. We will drive across the Haouz plains to reach the Chichaoua village, where we will pause for a coffee break.

Continuing on to Sidi Mokhtar, we will pass through an Argan tree forest where you might witness goats climbing trees. You will have the opportunity to stop and capture some photographs before we proceed to Essaouira.

Upon arriving in Essaouira, our first stop will be the harbor, with its fishing port and ancient Portuguese fortifications. Here, you can observe medieval war cannons lining up towards the Atlantic Ocean. We will then move on to the Medina, the old city, with well-preserved fortifications dating back to the 18th century.

La Scala, the most notable landmark of the Medina, was constructed to safeguard the city against foreign attacks from the sea. Following that, we will visit Bab Laalouj, one of the main gates of Essaouira, and then the Mellah, the ancient Jewish quarter.

En route, you will come across several art shops, galleries, souvenir shops, and thuya wood craft shops. We will take a break for a delicious seafood lunch at one of the local cafes of your choice.

After that, we will head to a Kasbah known for its military bastion. If you enjoy the beach, you can take a stroll along Mogador’s sandy beach and sunbathe while watching waterspouts and amateurs kitesurfing or windsurfing. Finally, we will return to Marrakech in the late afternoon. end of day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech

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