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A day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech is one of the best ways to see this charming town. All the important and interesting sights at this UNESCO Heritage Site can be seen in one day with our fabulous city guides.

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Essaouira , Marrakech Discover Destinations
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Day Trip To Essaouira from Marrakech Morocco Meta AdventuresA day trip to Essaouira is a perfect way to experience more of Morrocco.  You will see some of the countryside and experience some unique sights along the way to this coastal town.  All the important and interesting sights in Essaouira can be seen in one day with our fabulous city guides.

Included In the Tour:
  • Transport in a private air-conditioned 4wheel drive Toyota Prado TX or deluxe mini van or minibus
  • Pick-up and drop- off at your hotel or riad
  • Experienced local English / French / Spanish / speaking driver guide
  • Opportunities to stop when and where you wish
  • Entrance fees and local guides in Essaouira
  • Mineral water in the car
Not Included in the Tour:
  • Travel Insurance ~ Required
  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Tips
Booking Information:
  • Name Day Trip to Essaouira
  • Duration:  8 – 9 Hours
  • Departure:  Pick Up 9:00 AM local time
  • Ends:  Approximately 5:00 PM local time
  • Number of participants: 1 or more
  • The Cost: Dependent upon the number of people in the tour


Terms And Conditions:

Important things you should know before booking a day trip to essaouira.

  • This tour can be customized to be special and personal for your requirements.
  • You can always consult your driver about skipping certain spots to spend more time elsewhere.

Booking And Deposit:

  • After confirming your itinerary and dates we require a 30 % deposit of the total price to reserve your tour with us.
  • The deposit is to be made at least 1 day in advance.
  • The balance is payable the day of the tour.
  • We accept Payment through PAYPAL / Bank Transfers / Credit Cards (not American Express).
  • We also accept Cash ~ either Euros, USD, GPB or MAD (Moroccan Dirhams).
  • We charge 50 % for children under 12 years old and children under 5 are free of charge.

Terms Of Cancelations:

  • We accept cancellations of the tour according to the following conditions:
    • A written confirmation about the cancellations sent to our email address.
    • Cancellations 1 day or more prior to the tour are 100% refundable.
    • Cancellations on the same day are NOT refundable.

Changes to Tour:

We accept any changes to your booked tour 1 day before the start of the Essaouira Day Trip.


Additional Information:

Tipping customs in Morocco:
Moroccans depend on tips for the services they provide. The amount depends on the service. Below are some guidelines for tipping.

  • Driver: between 20 to 30 USD per day
  • Guide: around 25 USD per day
  • Waiters and similar services 3 to 5 USD
  • The Moroccan currency is Moroccan Dirhams MAD. Use for currency conversions.


Travel Safe During COVID-19

– A note from Morocco Meta Adventures: Luxurious Private Tour
– All our tours are always throughout the history of our company Private, Luxurious with VIP Services.
– We do care about safety of our guests and ourselves.
– What you can expect during your Essaouira Day Trip.

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands.
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.


The day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech, gives you the opportunity to compare this charming seaside town to the bustle of Marrakech.  Essaouira not only has a variety of attractions to see but also offers opportunities to wander in the relaxing atmosphere and to enjoy more tasty Moroccan cuisine.


  • Driving through the beautiful Argan forest where you will see goats climbing the trees.
  • Meeting our informative locale guide who will tell you fascinating information and some of the history of Essaouira.
  • Visiting the Skala fortress where you can see the Purpuraires Islands.
  • Waking to the active fishing port and seeing the fishermen at work
  • Visiting the medina and watching artisans carving Thuya, a conifer which grows only in the forests of the Atlas Mountains east of Essaouira.
  • Going to the fish market and perhaps having a meal of the sea food caught during the night.
  • Taking amazing photographs from stunning spots.
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Activity Day Trip to Essaouira

 One of our drivers will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech for the drive of approximately 3 hours to the charming coastal town of Essaouira, formerly known as Mogador.  Essaouira is rated by UNESCO, as the most beautiful city in Morocco.   During the drive we will pass through Argan forests, stop and see goats in trees and visit one of the women’s cooperatives which produce argan oil for cosmetic, medical and culinary use.  

After arriving in Essaouira you will be met by our local knowledgeable guide for a wonderful tour of the town.  You will visit the Skala fortress, see the magnificent canons and watch falcons, and gulls hover above the nature reserve on the Purpuraires Islands.  To the north of the Skala you may see surfers, windsurfers and kite surfers all taming the waves.  Be sure to ask your guide to show you the many places in Essaouira immortalized in film.  Your guide will take you to the fishing port with its bustling fish market and through the medina where you will learn more of the town’s fascinating history and see many artisans at work including the Thuya (a local wood) carvers.  In the late afternoon, we will return to your accommodation in Marrakech.

Duration:  8 - 9 hours
Start:   9 :00 AM Local time

Drop off:  Approximately 5:00 PM Local time

More about Essaouira

Essaouira lies on the crossroads between two tribes: the Arab Chiadma to the north and the Haha Berbers in the south.  Add to that the Gnawa, who came originally from further south in Africa, and the Europeans, and you have a rich cultural mix. Essaouira, called Mogador until 1960, is known as the `Wind city of Africa`.  As a result, it attracts surfers, windsurfers and kite surfers all taming the waves between April and November. Visitors to the Essaouira enjoy the many attractions of this laid back beautiful coastal town.   And Essaouira's medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site is an exceptional example of a late-18th-century fortified town. The ramparts, called Scala de la Kasbah, around the medina are impressive as they're built on the seaside cliffs.  Along the ramparts, there are old cannons from the 16th century lined up and pointing out over the Atlantic Ocean.  If you watched The Game of Thrones, this sight will be familiar.  Stroll along the ramparts and look over to the Purpuraires Island to see birds hovering above this nature reserve.  Or just relax and watch the sun set over the Atlantic. Wander through the spice-scented lanes and palm-lined avenues of the Essaouira`s fortified medina. Later, browse the many art galleries and boutiques of handcrafted goods.  And finally, watch artisans carve from Thuya, a local native cedar wood. The port of Essaouira is a busy working port filled with fishing boats.  Here you can see the nets being repaired and the daily catch being sold every afternoon to restaurants around the harbor area.  Then buy your choice of fish and take it to your favourite restaurant to be cleaned and cooked for you. Essaouira is rated as the most beautiful city in Morocco by UNESCO.  And the beaches surrounding Essaouira are rated as blue flag meaning they have met high environmental and quality standards.  Therefore, make your visit to this beautiful city a memorable one with Morocco Meta Adventures.  Contact us to arrange your tour.

More about Marrakech

Marrakech or Marrakesh is the major economic center of central Morocco.  One of Morocco’s four Imperial Cities, it lies in the center of the fertile, irrigated Haouz Plain, south of the Tennsift River.  Marrakech, known as the Pearl of the South or the Red City is a r and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The ancient section of the city, known as the medina, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1985.  This medina is the largest traditional market in Morocco.  With mazelike alleys thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry.  This densely packed medina, surrounded by packed clay ramparts with many gates, dates back to the Berber Empire. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret on the 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque.  It is located just southwest of Jemaa el-Fna, the famous and best known square in Africa. Marrakech is worthy of visit as there so much to see and experience.  Let Morocco Meta Adventures be your guide, so you see the best of this city.  Don’t hesitate to contact us.
A day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech is one of the best ways to see this charming town. All the important and interesting sights at this UNESCO Heritage Site can be seen in one day with our fabulous city guides.

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