Full day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira. Often referred to as Mogador, is a popular excursion that allows you to explore the charming coastal town of Essaouira.
Small-group | Full Day Trip From Marrakech To Essaouira Mogador
Here’s a detailed description of what you can expect from this day trip:
Departure from Marrakech: Your day begins with an early morning pick-up from your accommodation in Marrakech. You will travel in a comfortable vehicle with a knowledgeable local guide who will accompany you throughout the day.
Scenic Drive: The journey from Marrakech to Essaouira takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. And it offers picturesque views of the Moroccan countryside, including argan tree forests and farmlands. Your guide may make stops along the way for you to take in the scenery and learn about the region.
Explore the Medina:
Upon arrival in Essaouira, you will head straight to the UNESCO-listed Medina (old town). Which is surrounded by well-preserved historic walls. The Medina is known for its stunning blue and white buildings, narrow winding streets, and vibrant atmosphere. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the Medina’s labyrinthine alleyways. Visit traditional shops, and admire the local handicrafts, including woodwork, silver jewelry, and art.
Visit the Skala de la Ville: One of the highlights of Essaouira is the Skala de la Ville. A historic seafront fortification. From this vantage point, you can enjoy panoramic views of the harbor and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s also a popular spot for taking photos.
Enjoy Fresh Seafood: Essaouira is renowned for its fresh seafood, and you can’t visit without trying some. Your guide can recommend a local restaurant or seafood stall where you can enjoy a delicious seafood meal, including grilled fish, calamari, or shrimp.
Relax on the Beach: Essaouira has a beautiful sandy beach, and if the weather is favorable. You can spend some time relaxing on the shore. Walking along the beach, or even trying water sports like windsurfing or kite surfing.
Time for Shopping: The Medina is a great place for shopping. And you’ll find a variety of unique items to purchase, from spices and textiles to souvenirs and local art.
Return to Marrakech: In the late afternoon, you will depart from Essaouira for the return journey to Marrakech. Arriving back in the city in the early evening.
This full-day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira provides an excellent opportunity to experience a different side of Morocco, with its coastal ambiance, historic charm, and artistic vibes. The city’s relaxed atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and unique culture make it a memorable destination for a day trip from Marrakech.
What to expect:
In this Excursion the guests will be picked up,and drive to essaouira in a comfortable car with few pauses in nice places,to have reste. We will stop on a large argan tree field to take some beautiful pictures. Discover the Argan trees which only grow in Morocco and America latina. If desired, you can stop tasting Argan oil, a small Women’s cooperative where Argan oil is extracted. This oil is very famous for its uses in the kitchen and especially in the field of cosmetics. We will stop again after a couple of kilometers further, there is a panoramic view of Essaouira, a small blue and white town reminiscent of the Breton port cities. Once you arrive at the port, You are free to make your own visit to the old Medina of Essaouira, and get lunch wherever you want. You will join the driver at the same dropping off point to be picked up,and Afternoon Drive back to Marrakech on your comfort transport. Drop you off at your Hotel/Riad in Marrakech