Essaouira Day Trip

(58 customer reviews)


Visit the beach and famous port of Essaouira on a day trip from Marrakesh. Take a guided tour of the port
and visit a women’s co-operative manufacturing marvelous Argan oil.

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Duration : 1 days

tour guide : English, French, Arabic, Spanish

Meeting point : your hotel or riad in Marrakech, otherwise we meet at the nearest common point if your hotel is not accessible by car.

Pickup included : Be picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech. Pickup times vary depending on the season. Please be ready 10 minutes prior to the arranged time. If you are late and miss your hotel transfer, it will be considered a no-show You will be contacted by SMS and/or email the day before with your exact pickup details. If you do not have a phone or internet access, please contact the activity provider the day before your activity to confirm your pick up .


  • Discover Argan manufacturing and all its possible uses in cooking and cosmetics
  • Visit the traditional port of Essaouira
  • Visit the old medina, full of craftsmen, weavers, jewelers, and more
  • Relax on a beautiful beach

Full description

Explore the charming coastal city of Essaouira on a guided day tour from Marrakesh. Enjoy some free time to explore, where you can see the bustling port of Essaouira, stroll through the lively medina of the city, and wander through the vibrant markets. Start your morning with pickup from your accommodation in Marrakesh. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned car to Essaouira. Make a stop at the “goat tree” and admire this peculiar Argan tree with goats perched in it. Arrive in Essaouira and make your way through the straight streets. Enjoy free time to visit the historic ports and bustling seafood markets. Feel free to ask your driver for suggestions on the perfect place for lunch. Visit a co-operative of Berber women who produce Argan oil, and learn about this popular local product. See the old bronze cannons facing the Atlantic Ocean and wander through the colorful markets and cedar woodworking shops. After your day in Essaouira, enjoy a seamless transfer back to Marrakesh in the evening.


√ . Hotel pickup and drop-off
√ . Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned minivan.
√ . Driver/Guide
×. Lunch
×. Tips and personal expenses

Important information

   What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

   Know before you go

It takes 3 hours to go to Essaouira and 3 hours back so you should be comfortable sitting in the van for that    amount of time The tour may take place in a minibus of 14 seats or on a regular bus, depending on the vehicles and staff available

58 reviews for Essaouira Day Trip

Based on 58 reviews
  1. Tanya

    Our driver was so lovely! Always smiling and made us feel very welcome. The journey on the way there is broken up nicely with stops at a cafe, viewpoint and Argan oil cooperative. The scenery is beautiful and keeps you entertained for most of the time. We had around 3 hours to explore the medina after eating lunch. Which is so much more relaxed than Marrakech. Would recommend this tour if you want a day trip to the beach. However it was quite a lot cooler than Marrakech….24 degrees and cloudy. So you may want to take a coat and if you’re wanting to swim in the sea it is quite chilly!

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  2. Kasey

    The one thing that I noticed is that you are like 6 hours in the car, and like 4 hours in Essaouira…but it’s nice you have your one time to spend there, and to see the argan-goats on the way. So conclusion: however it’s going to take a lot of hours to go to Essaouira, so for 30€ it’s really OK! 🙂

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  3. Cyrelle

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  4. Kimberly D. Hu

    The trip is worth it. The only detail to improve is the comfort of the van and that the seat belts work.

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  5. Ertugrul

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  6. Micheal

    The trip was excellent.The driver and the guide are real professionals. Every part of the schedule was precisely kept on time. My family spend a really nice day in essaouira I strongly recommend them for the future participants.

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  7. Maria

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  8. alyona

    A long day travelling but overall a good day visiting Essaouira. Mohamed made the day all worthwhile with his knowledge as host / guide.

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  9. Lewys

    We had amazing time!! Our driver (trip happened on Saturday 9th March) was great, communicative, friendly, drove safely and simply, made us feel welcomed! I almost lost my phone, but he helped to get it back, we also booked taxi to the airport and everything went smoothly. The driver also took us to see the goats on the tree (typical moroccan scenery ), argan oil production “fabric” and showed us great sea food restaurant by the beach. Amazing experience Definitely we recommend and will come again!

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  10. Carolyn

    This excursion to Essaouira was top Pick-up on time at the agreed place departure in good conditions (comfortable vehicles with air conditioning) the two people in charge of transport the driver and Abdul our guide were just perfect they were benevolent in good dialogue listening and answers to our questions we have not seen the time passed and what to say about the city of Essaouira a very nice surprise that this Moroccan coastal city a unique atmosphere we have appreciated the time to stroll in the streets eat in a small restaurant and shopping and of course walking on the beach Everything was perfect

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  11. Tillie

    From the organization, the pickup and the drive, I felt quite comfortable. It wasn’t good that there was a larger Spanish-speaking group spread out in the bus (front and back). Their conversation was excessively loud (how could the driver stand???) The stops, restaurant, goat tree and cooperative are good. My stay in Essaouira was great, just a pleasure. 4 hours of free time. Meeting point for pick up perfect.

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  12. James

    I recommend this activity to everyone. Unique experience

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  13. Brenda

    The support was totally punctual. Our driver was very professional. Safe and efficient driving. On the driveway we made a few scenic and fun stops. Great courtesy from our driver, always pleasant, who answered all our questions and who was able to give us clear information about our destination. Essaouira is really a very pretty city near the sea! Our driver dropped us near the port at the entrance to the old town. He explained to us where to find him for the return, giving us a schedule. At the appointed time, he was there and we quickly returned to Marrakech despite the slightly denser traffic. Really very satisfied with this activity and especially thank you to our driver

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  14. Victoria

    Cheap trip, you get to see the goat trees and an argan processing along the way. Bring some change. You have about 5 hours in Essaouira. A bit too short to enjoy everything in Essaouira, but of course that doesn’t lift the tour.

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  15. Richard

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  16. Corazon

    Lovely experience! The guide and driver was really nice.I enjoyed this trip

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  17. Gomez

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  18. Savannah

    This tour was a good experience.

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  19. Elma

    Accordingly with the expectations

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  20. Luis

    I recommend this activity to everyone. Unique experience

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  21. Margaret

    It was a nice place at the sea. The souks small but nice. The driver and his compagnion very helpfull and friendly

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  22. Cecil

    on time, nice and kind drivers and guide.

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  23. Ellie

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  24. Walter

    Great tour with a lot of free time to explore the city.

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  25. Heather J

    Great. The journey is long but pleasant. It’s really worth it. Unbeatable price level

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  26. Everett

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  27. Anne C. Cawley

    Even through we booked very spontaneous, we got an awesome driver, who not only explained us all our questions we had on the tour, but also was very flexible. Therefore we had a great day without any rush. 100% book the tour with this driver again!

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  28. Charlotte

    Longer return travel time than the outward journey. Inquire before for the restaurant because some leave something to be desired

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  29. Tiffany

    Well organized trip with a very nice multilingual guide. They met expectations. Punctual and precise

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  30. Wendy

    Excellent day, well organized support Very nice driver and guide 4 hours to visit Essaouira is enough to discover this city

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  31. Jack

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  32. Phyllis

    Beautiful the city of Essaouira, and even cheaper than Marrakech! I recommend to anyone who wants to visit a city from the air of Morocco by the sea!

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  33. Perry

    Very beautiful city a beautiful city a bit far from Marrakech but it was worth the drive

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  34. Elizabeth

    A small town on the Atlantic, pretty nice people. Do not miss visiting the port with all the fishermen who sell their catch, setting up tables for those who want to eat freshly caught fish at very reasonable prices, fantastic quality/price.

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  35. Catherine

    Essaouria is beautiful and perfect for spending a relaxing day outside of Marrakesh. Our guide Karim and driver Omar were well informed and enthusiastic about their work. Thank you both for a wonderful day!! 10/10 would recommend

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  36. Jaimy-Lee

    Picked up on time and in the right location. Drive was comfortable and smooth. Driver and guide gave some recommendations for places to eat in town, and I had a good time. Pick up was also on time, and the drive back to Marrakech was smooth. Overall good experience, and Essaouira is well worth visiting.

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  37. Cornelis

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  38. Charella

    I recommend this activity to everyone. Unique experience

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  39. Danick

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  40. alyona

    very nice place on the Atlantic sea different atmosphere

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  41. Chantelle

    The driver drove very calmly and legally. It was easy to relax while driving. The guide answered every question and was interested in the discussion. The itinerary of the trip was clearly presented to us. We were picked up and taken to our accommodation. The car had air conditioning and very comfortable seats. My husband and I are very tall and we were tired in normal armchairs, so the guide offered us his places where we could straighten our legs. Gentlemen extremely nice and helpful. They didn’t ask for tips which usually happened in other companies we used. During the trip we got to know the history of Essuwaira and many curiosities. I highly recommend ❤️.

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  44. Liese

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  45. Leoni

    It was really nice! great contrast to Marrakech, great bus transfer with WiFi and nice guides. We felt in good hands, we were driven very safely. It is worth doing this tour, simply beautiful to experience. Great recommendation and thanks to our guide!!!

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  46. Jeffery

    nice town worth seeing

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  47. Tannetje

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  48. Immanuël

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  49. Janey

    Très bonne excursion !! Nous avons passé un très bon moment, je vous recommande !!

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  50. Engelbert

    Nice trip. Discovery of the city and its souk. Fairly long road Well-equipped and clean vehicle

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  51. Inci

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  52. Kenrick

    The day trip was really nice, was a little longer than expected, but that was probably only because of several stops and an introduction to local culture. It was lovely to have a day away from the madness in Marrakech, Essaouira is much quieter.

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  53. Jacobina

    absolutely brilliant trip, Abdul contacted us before the journey and kept in touch to let us know when he was arriving. the tour was really well organised and he told us about the process of collecting the nuts for the argan oil and when we arrived at the port have some really good advice on where to go and eat

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  54. Veronica

    It was a wonderful trip. Our driver is a very good driver, drove safe and smooth, he was punctual and gave us good instructions to go to the meeting point, and information about the city. We made 3 stops: 1. to have breakfast, 2. an Argan cooperative, 3. viewing point. 100% recommended.

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  55. Sumner

    I recommend this activity to everyone. Unique experience

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  56. Fauna

    I recommend this activity to everyone. Unique experience

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  57. Nicholas

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  58. Brittani

    Picked up on time and in the right location. Drive was comfortable and smooth. Driver and guide gave some recommendations for places to eat in town, and I had a good time. Pick up was also on time, and the drive back to Marrakech was smooth. Overall good experience, and Essaouira is well worth visiting.

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