Essaouira day trip from Marrakech is one of the most popular day trips from Marrakech. Located on the Atlantic Ocean, Essaouira offers a great atmosphere for people seeking tranquillity and relaxation. Once you put a foot on the wind-blown sand, you will feel the invigorating sensation of the Atlantic Ocean breeze.
Tour the old seaside medina and explore the windy alleyways and the vivid market. Stop by the local shops selling silver and leather goods and souvenirs. Visit the seaport with its famous blue boats and flocks of seagulls flying above.
Choose a selection of freshly caught fish in the seaport to have prepared for lunch on the stop. Relax in one of the many cafés overlooking the ocean or in the middle of the town. Visit women co-operatives making argan products.
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Book this Marrakech to Essaouira day trip to get away and relax in the Coastal town. Essaouira was formerly known as Mogador and is a gorgeous coastal town. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and many tourists’ darling.
Start your Essaouira day trip by a morning departure from your riad in Marrakech in a 4×4 air-conditioned car. Enjoy a scenic drive through the countryside landscape and argan trees. Then, you stop by Berber people tending their goats as they look for pasture. Perhaps you could witness a rare scene of goats climbing up trees.
Back on the paved road, after a short drive, we visit an argan oil women co-operative. You will learn about the benefits and the use of argan oil and witness the process of manufacturing cosmetic products.
Once you arrive at Essaouira, explore the wall-enclosed medina. Wander the windy streets, full of local craftsmanship and souvenirs. Admire and photograph the 16th-century massive ramparts, reminiscent of Portuguese architecture.
Next, stop by the seaport to photograph the famous blue boats. Then, choose a selection of freshly caught fish to be prepared for your lunch in one of the many restaurants overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
After lunch, enjoy a stroll along the Mogador beach or go for a swim. Or sip a glass of Moroccan mint tea and enjoy the tranquillity of this charming coastal town. We arrive back at Marrakech by the end of the day. Your Marrakech to Essaouira day trip will come to an end as your driver escorts you to your hotel.