Often described as Marrakech’s laid back cousin, a visit to Essaouira can help take the pace out of your holiday to Morocco and allow you to unwind and explore slowly, savoring the Atlantic air and Medina style of this beautiful city.
Or it can be a thrilling adventure of exploration – with Morocco Sunny Days the choice is yours, with every aspect of your trip to Essaouira customizable to your tastes and budget.
Our guides love bringing excited tourists to this picture-perfect walled harbor town, and bringing them back with smiles on their faces, so get in touch to create your bespoke Moroccan experience.
Day Trip Hightlights
Departure/Arrival Location: Marrakech
Departure/Arrival Times: 0800am – 1800pm
Travel Time: Approximately 2.5 hours to destination (5 hours total)
Transport: Luxury 4×4 Toyota Landcruiser
Max Travellers: 4 per vehicle.
Food: Lunch provided
Essaouira is a firm day trip favorite for both tourists and native Moroccans alike, and even with just a day trip to this picturesque harbor town, it’s easy to see why.
Day Trippers can usually enjoy a fairly fast road to Essaouria from our base in Marrakech in one of our luxury-spec Toyota Landcruisers, with an average travel time of 2.5 hours each way.
On route, we will pass through huge areas of beautiful and arid landscape as well as agricultural and semi-rural landscapes; perfect for a few road-trip pictures.
On arrival your guide will acquaint you with the beautiful town of Essaouira, starting with the parts of this historic 16th century walled city that make it a World Heritage Site.
Although customizable on request, a standard guided tour or Essaouira with Morocco Sunny Days will feature the important monuments, the city walls, the Old Fish Market areas as well as the ancient and picture-perfect harbor.
Lunch will be served at a carefully vetted restaurant so as to cater to most tastes, preferences and intolerances, while still remaining true to the local cuisine (which is spectacular).
When travelling with us, there is also a good chance to see traditional wood carving and silver-craft in action.
The return leg has approximately the same travel time, traffic and weather dependent – most travelers are happy to snooze their way back to Marrakech after an exciting day exploring Morocco’s most famous coastline.