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From Marrakech: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

1. From Marrakech: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

Discover Essaouira on this day trip with a local guide. Explore the port city's breathtaking sights and streets, and see local markets and jewelers. Depart Marrakech in the morning and head to beautiful Essaouira on the Atlantic Coast. Once you arrive at the port city, formerly known as Mogador, you will have time to enjoy the charming sights of Essaouira. Take pictures of its ocher-colored walls, the beautiful and vibrant Moulay El Hassan square, the markets also known as souks, as well as the little streets of the city's old Medina. Then, enjoy a lunch of fresh fish in a local restaurant. During your trip, you'll also visit an association of Berber women producing argan oil, see the local markets, and wow at the gems in the jeweler's quarter.

From Marrakech: Essaouira & Atlantic Coast Full-Day Trip

2. From Marrakech: Essaouira & Atlantic Coast Full-Day Trip

Experience the bohemian vibe of Essaouira on the Atlantic coast on a full-day tour from Marrakech. Transfer by air-conditioned vehicle across west Morocco, enjoying views of the arid landscape and argan trees en route. Stop at the town of Chichaoua for coffee. Arrive in Essaouira approximately 2 hours after your departure from Marrakech. Get your 1st views of more than 6 miles (10 kilometers) of golden beaches, popular with surfers for the constant, bracing winds. Once in Essaouira you are free to explore the medina and Portuguese architecture on your own. Alternatively, meet your local guide for a 1.5-hour tour of the Skala du Port and bastion southeast of the medina. Stroll the labyrinthine streets of the medina, hearing traditional Gnaoua Muic music on every corner. Watch artisans at work, crafting thuya wood crafts. Continue to the fishing port to see the fishermen selling their catch of the day. Taste fresh seafood over lunch in the port. Then, take a walk along the beach before your transfer back to Marrakech. En route, stop at an argan oil co-operative to see how the Berber ladies process the traditional argan oil, known locally as “liquid gold.”

Marrakech: 15-Minute Jet Ski Rental at Lake Lalla Takerkoust

3. Marrakech: 15-Minute Jet Ski Rental at Lake Lalla Takerkoust

Following a pickup from your accommodation, enjoy a comfortable drive to Lake Lalla Takerkoust. Admire the breathtaking scenery along the way before you arrive at Lake Lalla Takerkoust, 32 kilometers away from Marrakech. Upon arrival at the jet ski office, put on your jet ski suits and get prepared for your ride. Jet ski suits are available in all sizes for your comfort and convenience. Get a 5-minute briefing before embarking on your 15-minute jet ski experience. Then discover the thrills of riding across the water at a high speed. See Lake Takerkoust from a different perspective. Once your 15-minute adventure jet ski is over, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Essaouira: 2-Hour Surf Lesson

4. Essaouira: 2-Hour Surf Lesson

Your surfing adventure starts at the local tour operator’s water sports store. Meet your guide for the day and get kitted out with all the necessary equipment you’ll need. Then head onto the beach where the real fun begins! If you’re a beginner, your guide will first help you focus on how to balance and pop up from your board to your feet. Learn about understanding the waves and how to catch the right wave at the optimum moment for a good surf. Then it’s time to work on your posture and stance to extend your ride on the board. If you’ve already got some surf experience, the lesson will be tailored to your level. Explain to your instructor the level of surf experience you have and then focus on your objectives for the session to perfect your skills.

From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

5. From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

Explore the charming coastal city of Essaouira on a guided day tour from Marrakesh. Enjoy some free time to explore, where you can see the bustling port of Essaouira, stroll through the lively medina of the city, and wander through the vibrant markets. Start your morning with pickup from your accommodation in Marrakesh. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned car to Essaouira. Make a stop at the "goat tree" and admire this peculiar Argan tree with goats perched in it. Arrive in Essaouira and make your way through the straight streets. Enjoy free time to visit the historic ports and bustling seafood markets. Feel free to ask your driver for suggestions on the perfect place for lunch. Visit a co-operative of Berber women who produce Argan oil, and learn about this popular local product. See the old bronze cannons facing the Atlantic Ocean and wander through the colorful markets and cedar woodworking shops. After your day in Essaouira, enjoy a seamless transfer back to Marrakesh in the evening.

From Marrakech: Full-Day Trip to Agadir

6. From Marrakech: Full-Day Trip to Agadir

Discover Agadir, the city famous for its beaches, parks, and shops that guarantee an unforgettable experience in Morocco. Start your adventure at 7:30 AM, and enjoy the scenic ride through the Moroccan countryside. Make a quick stop for breakfast before arriving in Agadir. First stop: the famous Crocoparc park, home to 325 Nile crocodiles. Continue to Agadir Ufla, an archaeological site located in Agadir Oufla, and admire the panoramic views before visiting the incredible Kasbah of Ufla. Then, experience the beautiful Agadir beach. Here, take some time to relax on the warm shores, go for a swim or try out some watersports. Explore the promenades and stop for a delicious lunch. Take a guided tour of the famous Souk (market) and visit a women's co-operative that produces traditional argan oil. Finally, arrive at the Marina and wander along Agadir's commercial port filled with bars, restaurants, and unique attractions. Admire the rows of yachts before rejoining your group.

From Marrakesh: Essaouira Surfing Day Trip

7. From Marrakesh: Essaouira Surfing Day Trip

Start your surfing adventure early in the morning in Marrakech where the driver will pick you up and take you on the 2-hour drive to Essaouira. Arrive at the local tour operator’s water sports store where you will meet your guide for the day and get kitted out with all the necessary equipment. Then, head onto the beach for a 2-hour surf lesson, where the real fun begins! If you’re a beginner, your guide will first help you focus on how to balance and pop up from your board to your feet. Learn about understanding the waves and how to catch the right wave at the optimum moment for good surf. Then, it’s time to work on your posture and stance to extend your ride on the board. If you’ve already got some surf experience, the lesson will be tailored to your level. Explain to your instructor the level of surf experience you have and then focus on your objectives for the session to perfect your skills. After this, there is some time to relax and enjoy a lunch break at the beachside. Find some delicious food at restaurants next to the surf school. After your break, head back into the water to improve your surf skills for another 2-hour surf lesson. Depending on whether you want to explore Essaouira town or not, agree with the driver what time suits you best to head back to Marrakesh.

From Marrakech: Private Full-Day Essaouira Tour

8. From Marrakech: Private Full-Day Essaouira Tour

Take a 10-hour trip to Essaouira from Marrakech and spend time in the laid-back fishing town. On route, stop to visit an Argan Women’s Co-operative to see the women at work extracting oil from argan nuts, and then continue your journey westward. Essaouira is fortunate to have an excellent climate, with cooling sea breezes in the summer (also good for water sports) and warming lowland air in winter. This lovely climate, together with its beautiful Portuguese architecture, has always attracted artists and poets, but it continues to be a traditional fishing port at its heart to this day. Essaouira is the perfect destination for a day trip away from the hectic activity of Marrakech, with a vast array of things to do and try including: shopping in the souks for leatherwork, metalwork, glazed pottery, jewelry, brightly colored carpets, original art, olives, spices, rare argan oil and more. Visit the port and watch fishermen landing their catch, or learn how boats are crafted using centuries-old techniques, then eat fresh grilled fish or shellfish at one of the seafood stalls, visit Place Joutiya between 16.00 and 17.00 to watch locals auctioning everything from teapots to trousers, walk 2 miles along the beach at low tide to see the romantic fort of Borj El Barod crumbling into the sea, or the ruined sultan's palace at Diabet, take a boat to the Iles de Mogador, breeding ground for the rare Eleanora’s falcon, try some watersports (surfing/kitesurfing/windsurfing/bodyboarding/kayaking), or just sit at a beachside café. Relax and watch the world go by with coffee or mint tea, and maybe a Moroccan pastry, in one of the cafés on Place Moulay Hassan.

From Essaouira: 1-Hour Horse Ride

9. From Essaouira: 1-Hour Horse Ride

Do something different during your time in Essaouira and spend an hour exploring the beautiful countryside on horse back. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, if located outside the medina, and then make your way to the Ranch de Diabat, approximately 3 kilometers south of the city center. Benefit from a horse ride that can be adapted to your equestrian skills and ride at a gentle pace if your are a beginner, or gallop on the endless beaches if your are more advanced. First, head towards the river with your faithful companion and discover the ruins of the old palace of the sultan Mohammed III, who revived the fortunes of the city when he invited Jews and the English to trade there. Continue along the sandy beach and get stunning views of the Portuguese castle on Mogador island in the Atlantic Ocean. Return to the ranch through the forest for the end of the services.

Marrakech: Guided Day Trip to Essaouira

10. Marrakech: Guided Day Trip to Essaouira

Your full-day adventure to old Mogador from Marrakech begins when you’re picked up from your hotel to drive along the gorgeous Haouz plains towards the quaint village of Chichaoua. Here you’ll make your first stop of the day, enjoying a cup of coffee before continuing on to Sidi Mokhtar.  Along the way, you’ll pass through a lush forest of Argan trees, where you’ll witness native goats in their natural habitat. Here you’ll have the chance to see how Argan oil is extracted, visiting a cooperative run by a group of local women to discover how some of the world’s finest cosmetic products are made here using Argan oil. Next, you’ll head to Mogador to explore the fascinating Portuguese fortress, Sekkala, before continuing on to visit the old harbor, the meeting point for local fishermen. At the harbor, you can choose a fresh fish and fry it yourself before exploring the picturesque blue streets of old Mogador, relaxing by the beach and taking a therapeutic stroll in this unique location.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,630 reviews

We went on this trip 2 days ago and it was great! Its a 4. 5 hour journey down from Marrakech to Agadir. Agadir has such a beautiful sandy beach and its so clear. We arrived at 12 and our driver ( I cant remember her name but it started with an S) collected us again at 5pm. 5 hours was plenty to walk, tan and get some lunch along the beach. It was a great change from Marrakech for the day. Would highly recommend. The mini bus we got collected in was just for the 2 of us so plenty of space to nap and it has aircon. Our driver was amazing, shes so friendly and speaks multiple language, English Arabic, Spanish & French.

Fantastic day out. Yousef was a great tour guide who spoke both French and English to us so we all could understand the history of Essouira. The Argan Oil stop was interesting, but the stop with the goats was definitely a highlight. would recommend

The fantastic tour. Very cool transfer. All very punctual! The guide very nice and hard !!!!

very good time with the group and the guide is super nice. I recommend

Beautiful day Everything was perfect... Excellent grilled fish