Day trip to essaouira from marrakech
Day trip to essaouira
Essaouira is a charming coastal town located 2 hours west of Marrakech, st at the Atlantic coast. The city is consisted of a 10 kms sandy beach ( windy most of the time ), offshore islands, a fishing port, and a walled Medina with great Portuguese architecture.
Day 1: Marrakech – Essaouira ( 2 hours drive )
Marrakech to Essaouira
Your day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech on a shared basis will start with a pick up from your Marrakech hotel or riad at 08h00 AM. You will first stop at the town of Chochaoua for a coffee break before you continue to Essaouira.
Upon arrival at the town, meet your local guide who will first lead you to the Skalla, a bastion located south-east of the Medina, walk through the labyrinthine streets of the Medina. while enjoying Gnaoua Music played at every corner, and watch the craftsmen making some beautiful thuya wood crafts.
From here, you will continue to the fishing port where you will watch local fishermen selling their daily catch of fresh seafood.
Return to Marrakech
After time at leisure for a seafood lunch in the port, and maybe a walk along the beach, drive back to Marrakech. On the way back, visit a local Berber ladies cooperative processing Argan oil, AKA the liquid gold.
Your excursion & day trip to Essaouira will end with a drop off at Jamaa Elfna Square, Gueliz or your hotel.
Pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech
Transport by air-conditioned minibus
5 stars. Be aware that you’re essentially booking a taxi to Essaouira with a toilet break either way. Your driver will ask you if you’d like to make an additional stop to see the goat tree, however these goats are placed on the tree by people wanting to make money out of tourists, and forced to stand there all hours of the day, so we didn’t. Driver was friendly and gave us bits of information here and there. The town of Essaouira is beautiful, and a lot calmer than the city of Marrakesh. Would recommend the relaxed souks over the Marrakesh souks, a lot easier to navigate and a lot cheaper too.