The Essaouira day trip from Marrakech includes a 2-hour and 40-minute drive to this charming old coastal town. Along the way, there are many sights and activities to enjoy. we’ll visit an Argan oil cooperative to see how they make special oil. Then, we’ll walk to Essaouira’s fishing port to see the famous blue boats. 

You can also explore beautiful art galleries in Essaouira’s old town, the Medina. Take a leisurely walk in the Medina and on the seaside ramparts with cannons. Have a tasty seafood lunch at the harbor or a local restaurant. After a wonderful day, we’ll head back to Marrakech


  • Stop to see goats in argan trees for unique photo opportunity
  • Visit women’s cooperative for learning about argan oil production
  • Arrive in Essaouira, a UNESCO World Heritage site by the North Atlantic Ocean
  • Explore the old town with historic cannons and protective ramparts
  • Experience the blend of modern cafes and ancient houses
  • Relax on the sandy beachfront promenade, perfect for swimming and sunbathing
  • Bring swimwear, sunscreen, and a towel for beach time
  • Return journey to Marrakech with a sunset view on the way back


On this Essaouira day trip You’ll be picked up from your Marrakech hotel or hostel before 8:00 a.m. Our journey takes us through the scenic R207 route, where you’ll see fascinating sights like argan trees with goats perched in them—a unique photo opportunity! We’ll also visit a women’s cooperative to see how argan oil is made, used for cooking and as a beauty product.

Arriving in Essaouira, you’ll be greeted by the vast North Atlantic Ocean. The old town (medina) is a UNESCO World Heritage site, filled with historic brass cannons and protective ramparts. Modern cafes blend with ancient houses, creating a unique atmosphere.

There’s a lovely promenade along the beach, perfect for sunbathing and swimming. Don’t forget to bring your swimwear, sunscreen, and a towel! We’ll head back to Marrakech by 6:00 p.m., allowing you to enjoy the sunset on the way back. Essaouira is a must-visit coastal city, and this day trip offers a glimpse into its charm and history.

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Important! This is a proposed tour schedule; if it doesn’t suit you, please contact us. A customized itinerary will be created based on your interests and stay duration. We provide personalized Morocco tours.

As more people join the trip, the price drops. If the payment is fixed, transportation costs will be proportionate to the number of people. Cost depends on accommodation quality. Please contact us for a quotation.


What language is spoken in Morocco?

Arabic is the official language, with a Moroccan dialect called Darjia widely spoken. French is also common due to historical ties, and some Spanish is heard in certain areas.

Is Morocco safe for travelers?

Morocco is generally safe and politically stable. Tourists should be mindful of petty theft, scams, and harassment, which are the most common crimes.

How should I dress in Morocco?

Dressing conservatively is advised, especially for women. Covering down to wrists and ankles is required when visiting mosques.

What is the currency in Morocco?

The Moroccan Dirham (MAD) is the local currency. It’s recommended to have cash for smaller markets and cabs, as they may not accept credit cards.

When is the best time to travel to Morocco?

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are ideal for pleasant weather.

What food is common in Morocco?

Traditional dishes include tagine, couscous, and mint tea. Street food and local delicacies offer a taste of Moroccan culture.

Is tipping customary in Morocco?

Yes, tipping is customary for services such as dining, guides, and taxis.

What are the must-visit places in Morocco?

Marrakech, Fes, Chefchaouen, and the Sahara Desert are among the top destinations.

Can I use Euros or US Dollars in Morocco?

While the Dirham is preferred, some places may accept Euros. US Dollars are less commonly accepted and should be exchanged for local currency.

Are there any health precautions I should take before traveling to Morocco?

It’s advisable to consult with a travel clinic for recommended vaccinations and to carry any personal medications.

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Moroccan Trips stands as a beacon of excellence in the realm of travel, founded in 2012 by the distinguished tour operator, Amar Amraoui. With a childhood spent amidst the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Sahara Desert, Amar possesses an unparalleled depth of knowledge and profound affinity for Morocco’s diverse terrain and cultural heritage. Drawing from years of hands-on experience as an esteemed in-country agent for esteemed national and international travel entities, Amar has honed his craft in guiding discerning travelers across Morocco’s captivating landscapes. His career in the tourism industry began in 2007, and he has since remained steadfastly committed to promoting eco-friendly travel strategies. A graduate with a Bachelor’s (BA) degree in Sustainable Tourism and Languages, Amar Amraoui embodies a blend of academic prowess and practical expertise. At Moroccan Trips, Amar’s mission is to transcend mere travel and curate transformative experiences that resonate with the soul of Morocco, offering bespoke journeys that blend cultural immersion with unparalleled adventure. Experience the epitome of professionalism and personalized service with Moroccan Trips. Allow us to be your trusted partner in crafting bespoke travel experiences that leave an indelible mark on your heart and mind, as we invite you to discover the true essence of Morocco’s boundless beauty and timeless allure.

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