1-day excursion to Essaouira
Take a 1-day excursion to Essaouira from Marrakech to discover one of the Atlantic coast’s hidden jewels. Essaouira, also known as Mogador, is known for its fortified Medina and fishing harbor. Essaouira is a popular day excursion from Marrakech due to its artsy and bohemian ambiance, cool weather all year, and simple 2-hour and 30-minute journey from Marrakech. Every day from Marrakech, an Essaouira day excursion departs, and only one person is required per ticket.
Highlights: Ful day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira
- Visit the old Portuguese fortress Sekkala
- Enjoy a walking moment on the sand beach
- Discover the medieval city of Essaouira the old Mogador
- Stroll the old medina and its small blue alleys
- Visit the old Jewish quarter in Essaouira
- Watch the goats climbing the Argan trees
- Enjoy a fish lunch b y the port and fry your fish by yourselves
- Visit an association of Berber women for the production of argan oil
Our day excursion itinerary:
Our 1-day excursion to Essaouira has a lot of activities that you can do during your stay in Essaouira (previously known as Mogador), like visiting the Wood Crafts Museum or getting a panoramic view from the old watchtower at the port. You may also pass through the Puerta de la Marina Gate, which connects the port with the rest of the city, or you can watch a fish auction taking place in the port.
However, perhaps the most interesting part about Essaouira would be its old Medina, with narrow alleyways filled with artisanal products displayed for sale. The mix of all the different kinds of craftsmanship gives a unique vibe straight out of a fairytale. Outside the medina, in the upper part of the city, you will find many cannons remaining from the 16th and 17th centuries, great for photographs.
Nearby you’ll look at a bird’s eye view of Essaouira, an enthralling and artistic blue-and-white town. Once you arrive in Essaouira you’ll explore its peculiar wonders at your leisure.
In this coastal Moroccan city, the ramparts are witnesses that will give you an insight into how this old seaport village was well-armed against the threat of invasion.
Drive back to Marrakech late in the afternoon, and your full 1-day excursion to Essaouira will conclude with a drop-off at your hotel or the closest car-accessible location to your riad.