Plan Your Day Trip To Essaouira

  • Explore beautiful Essaouira
  • 16th Century walled city
  • World heritage site
  • Famous blue and white 'Medina' city
  • Escape to the coast from the buzz of Marrakech

Day Trip To Essaouira

Departure/Arrival Location: Marrakech
Departure/Arrival Times: 0800am – 1800pm
Travel Time: Approximately 2.5 hours to destination (5 hours total)
Transport: Luxury 4×4 Toyota Landcruiser
Max Travellers: 4 per vehicle.
Food: Lunch provided

Essaouira Trip Itinerary

Essaouira is a firm day trip favorite for both tourists and native Moroccans alike, and even with just a day trip to this picturesque harbor town, it’s easy to see why.

Day Trippers can usually enjoy a fairly fast road to Essaouria from our base in Marrakech in one of our luxury-spec Toyota Landcruisers, with an average travel time of 2.5 hours each way.

On route, we will pass through huge areas of beautiful and arid landscape as well as agricultural and semi-rural landscapes; perfect for a few road-trip pictures.

On arrival your guide will acquaint you with the beautiful town of Essaouira, starting with the parts of this historic 16th century walled city that make it a World Heritage Site.

Although customizable on request, a standard guided tour or Essaouira with Morocco Sunny Days will feature the important monuments, the city walls, the Old Fish Market areas as well as the ancient and picture-perfect harbor.

Lunch will be served at a carefully vetted restaurant so as to cater to most tastes, preferences and intolerances, while still remaining true to the local cuisine (which is spectacular).

When travelling with us, there is also a good chance to see traditional wood carving and silver-craft in action.

The return leg has approximately the same travel time, traffic and weather dependent – most travelers are happy to snooze their way back to Marrakech after an exciting day exploring Morocco’s most famous coastline.

Visiting Essaouira your way

Often described as Marrakech’s laid back cousin, a visit to Essaouira can help take the pace out of your holiday to Morocco and allow you to unwind and explore slowly, savoring the Atlantic air and Medina style of this beautiful city.

Or it can be a thrilling adventure of exploration – with Morocco Sunny Days the choice is yours, with every aspect of your trip to Essaouira customizable to your tastes and budget.

Our guides love bringing excited tourists to this picture-perfect walled harbor town, and bringing them back with smiles on their faces, so get in touch to create your bespoke Moroccan experience.

Essaouira Day Trip FAQs

How long is the trip between Marrakech and Essaouira?

In one of Morocco Sunny Days’ Toyota Landcruisers, the trip between Marrakech and Essaouira is usually between 2.5 and 3 hours travel time. The road is good and the traffic is usually minimal, but will involve stopping for tolls.

What kind of food is available on this trip?

Essaouria is a full-scale city, and therefore there is a wide choice of places to eat. We believe our guests should enjoy the food of their choice, and so we’ve carefully found and vetted a number of tried and trusted restaurants in Essaouria that we are happy to bring you to.

Of course, this city is by the sea and has a rich fishing tradition, so we can’t help but recommend indulging in some fresh seafood cooked in the region’s traditional manner.

How many people can take the trip?

Morocco Sunny Days can accommodate 4 people per vehicle safely and comfortably on this day trip. If you need more, we can arrange for extra transport.

Are there many museums?

Why do we need museums when Essaouira is a living museum that you can walk around and touch for free? That being said, yes you can visit several museums featuring art and history by arrangement. Just mention it when you get in touch!

Can we visit the Ramparts?

Essaouira is famed for it’s City Walls, and we wouldn’t dream of bringing our guests here without suggesting a visit to the ramparts themselves for some amazing photo opportunities.

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Private Day Trips and Tours Service

At Morocco Sunny Days, visits to Essaouira are among our most popular services, delivering our guests to this stunning world heritage sites in comfort, lovingly guiding them through their exploration, and bringing them back safe and satisfied.

We have every confidence in the integrity and expertise of our friendly guides, and in the reliability, safety and comfort of our 4×4 vehicles – we simply wouldn’t be running a successful trips and tours businesses boasting so many 5 star reviews if we didn’t.

We”d love to have you join us for a trip to Essaouira, and remember that almost every element of your trip or tour can be made bespoke to your desires and budget – just reach out and get in touch!

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