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Best 1-day Excursion to Essaouira

Duration

1 Day

Departure

7/8 Am

Starting Point

Marrakech

Ending Point

Marrakech

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OVERVIEW:

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 a 30-minute journey from Marrakech. Every day from Marrakech, an Essaouira day excursion departs, and only one person is required per ticket.

Program for the day trip:

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-day tour of Essaouira will conclude with a drop-off at your hotel or the closest car-accessible location to your riad.

Included:

  •  Pick up from your hotel / or the nearest car-accessible point to your Riad in Marrakech
  •  A/C modern minibus (no more than 17 passengers) driven by an English speaking driver
  •  Drop off at your hotel or Marrakech city center.
  • Car Fuel

Excluded:

  •  Lunch & beverages
  • Drinks
  • Tipping (Optional)

ADDITIONAL INFO ABOUT THE 1-DAY EXCURSION TO ESSAOUIRA:

  •  Comfortable shoes for walking, sports sneakers for example. Long sleeves and long pants or skirts, and a warm jacket are appropriate for this trip.​
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  •  A vegetarian option is available, please advise at the time of booking if required.
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Your booking confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

NOTE:

If our 1-day excursion to Essaouira does not suit your needs, contact us and we will prepare your trip according to your needs and requirements.

When is the best time to visit Morocco?

There is really no time of year where you wouldn’t enjoy your trip to Morocco; although you should keep in mind that it tends to get a little too crowded with tourists during the winter holidays season. Then it’s up to you to decide what season suits you the best to come visit, according to your schedule and preferences. The weather in Morocco is more on the mild side during Spring and Autumn (from March to May and from September to November respectively).

For these seasons the temperatures could be ranging anywhere from 11° to 32°C. Winter usually lasts from December to February, with a relatively low temperature range (7° to 21°C). You should also expect to see snowfall in Morocco’s mountainous regions. As for Summer (from June to August), temperatures can land anywhere between 19°C and 40°C in the middle of the day.

When is the peak season to visit Morocco?

The tourist flow in Morocco reaches its peak during December and April of each year, for these are the holiday seasons. The emerging high demand for accommodations during these months makes the prices go up very significantly in comparison to other months, and all of the best accommodations get booked up very early on.

Therefore, if you’re thinking of coming during one of these seasons, we suggest you start looking in advance, in order to have enough time to find an accommodation that suits your needs. We would also suggest you avoid these months altogether, so that you’ll be able to get the best out of your Morocco experience.

Are the tours private?

Yes! The tours our company offers are all completely private. This will allow to experience Morocco the way YOU want to. In addition to that, you will of course be always welcome to request stops along the way during the tours, in order to take memorable photographs (or whatever other reason you want!).

In case you are interested in booking a group desert tour, please go ahead and contact us and we will make you the best group tour.

Will the price be the same if we are 2, 3 or more persons?

The price for each individual person participating in the tours goes lower the more people there are in the group participating.

Will the price be cheaper for last minute booking?

Actually, it could be quite the opposite. Our team makes sure to select the best quality accommodations for our clients, and those tend to get booked full pretty quickly, that’s why it’s not always easy for us to accommodate last minute bookings.

Therefore, you shouldn’t expect a lower price for such inquiries, but instead a higher one maybe. To avoid such incidents, we strongly advise you to book your tour with us early on, so that we will be able to pick out the best accommodations for you, and offer you an unforgettable Morocco experience.

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