Day Trip To Essaouira City From Marrakech

Day Trip To Essaouira City From Marrakech

Day Trips From Marrakech.


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  • Duration : 6 Hours
  • Availability : Everyday
  • Meeting Place : Accommandation
  • Departure Details : 09:00 AM
  • Return Details : 05:30 PM


Temperate in the summer when Marrakech is stifling in the heat,mild in the winter evenings when Marrakech is shivering with the cold. Essaouira has a microclimate that could be the solution to flee out from the heat of the Red city.


Day Trip To Essaouira City From Marrakech

DAY 1 : Full Day Trip To Essaouira

Departure 8Am : Essaouira, formerly Mogador (Port of Timbouctou), is a white / blue Portugaise fortification. Destination for Hippies during 1970s, Very fashionable town,artists town,writers, and Musicians.(Jemmy Hendrix) Founded by the Alaouite Soltan who has decided to set up a naval base, to protect it from any pirates.

The town,the harbor and the fortifications in the style of European fortresses,were designed and built by Theodore Cornue a renowned French Architect who had worked for Louis XV. You arrive there and you need few minutes to be adapted to the local climate, don’t be surprised if you see the majority of the citizens wearing woolen Djellabas all the year. You Start your discovery from the Port , which is an ancestral fishing port (using old trawlers) looking at the fishermen preparing nets and baits. Going through la Porte Marine Southeast Gate, from there a nice view for all the Medina, and you continue to the heart , from there take to the left to Skala and enjoy Ramparts with Canons,remaining from Essaouira War with French occupation.

Visit the Kasbah and Mellah (Jewish quarter) and continue to Bab Doukkala Or Bab Sebaa. When you finish the tour possibility to visit a Spruce wood workshop Lunch fish. A stroll at the beach and back to the car where is parked and drive back to Marrakech.


  • Air conditioned car
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Bottle of water in the car


  • Entry ticket fees
  • lunch
  • Tips