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Day Trips To Essaouira That Will Help You Escape The Heat Of The City

Take A Private Day Trip To Essaouira From Marrakech

Morocco’s “Windy City”…

A trip to Morocco wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the beautiful seaside town of Essaouira, located 179km (approximately 2.5 hours) away from Marrakech. Essaouira was formerly known as Mogador, but is now also known as the Port City and lies on the Atlantic Coast. Here you can find a rich mix of things to do, from shopping local crafts in the old medina, to eating fresh seafood along the coast, to dipping your toes in the soft sand and sea.

This version of our day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech is private, meaning that you travel in both comfort and style, with your own personal air conditioned transportation and driver. So that you have the flexibility and freedom to make stops along the way that others wouldn’t have the opportunity to, as well as the comfort and peace of your own space.

You will be picked up from your accommodation at about 8am by your private driver, and then begin your journey to the beautiful Essaouira.

On the way you will visit an association of Berber women who produce Argan Oil. Here you will get to see first hand how the local ladies make their oil. Essaouira is one of the most famous places in the whole of Morocco, as well as the world, for its Argan Oil, as it is one of the few places where Argan trees grow and therefore the purity of their oil is world renowned. So be sure to pick some Argan Oil up while you’re here.

If you’re lucky enough you might even spot some goats along the way set high up in the trees feasting on the Argan tree’s berries. Make sure to stop of to get an unforgettable holiday snap!

Once you arrive at the coast of Essaouira you will have free time to enjoy and explore its charming sites. Known for its gorgeous blue-coloured roofs and windows, there are many things to see and do. You can visit the Moulay El Hassan square, pick up some bargains in the souks, find some treasures in the jeweller’s quarters or walk through the little streets of the city’s old Medina.

There are loads of great restaurants in Essaouira, we can recommend a few that we like. But you will find lots of restaurants serving up fresh fish for lunch along the coast.

You will return to Marrakech for about 7pm.


  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Private transportation with a 4×4, Mercedes Vito or Hyundai H1
  • Air conditioning in vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • Stop for photos along the way
  • Fuel
  • Local taxes
  • Visit inside the associate of Berber women making Argan Oil

Not Included:

  • Food and Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses

Departure Points:
Hotels/Riads located in Marrakech.
Please note that if you are staying in the Medina (Old Town), then you will be picked up and dropped off at the closet point accessible to vehicles.

Departure Times:
8am (approx)
Exact time will be communicated with you via email or WhatsApp.

Day Trip Duration:
Approximately 10 hours

Return Point:
On your return to Marrakech, you will be dropped off at the place where you were picked up.

If you plan to travel within two days of booking, please email, WhatsApp or call us on the phone number provided at the top first to confirm availability.

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