Private day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira: Discover Morocco’s most charming seaside town is laid-back Essaouira, just a 2-hour drive southwest of Marrakech. It’s a perfect example of an 18-century walled city, built in line with the philosophies of up-to-date european military architecture, however in North African style. Enjoy a stroll through the souks and Medina and visit Harbour Scala – one of the locations of Game of Thrones.
Meet your Private English-speaking driver at 8:30am in your Riad and then drive towards Essaouira on Morocco’s Atlantic Coast, passing through miles of Argan tree plantation and wonderful villages. Essaouira is considered by many as one of the most beautiful coastal cities in Morocco with a unique charm and splendor. Other than that, it’s popular in pop culture, has appeared in many films and series such as Othello (1952) and the epic HBO fictional series Game of Thrones.
En route, stop by goats climbing the Argan trees for taking some photos. After that, continue the journey to an Argan oil Berber women’s Cooperative nearby (Optional). Take a moment to view traditional methods of extracting nutritive oil from this nut, reputedly rich in nutrients and also antioxidants beneficial to cosmetic and culinary.
Upon arrival Essaouira, visit the Harbor’s port and its bright-colored fishing boats, an old Portuguese fortification built along the cliffs that defended the city from sea attacks. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure. Why not head to the beachfront lined with a wide variety of cafés for sipping on a cup of coffee or Mint tea while witnessing the sunset or consider a visit to Medina and its bustling fish market, winding endless streets and alleyways lined with white-wash houses, as well as the tiny admirable spice and jewelry stores. Last but not least, don’t miss out a Ride horses on the beach, it’s an amazing activity here. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.
At the end of the day, head back to Marrakech. Drop you off at your preferred location in Marrakech.
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We had a wonderful excursion from Marrakech to Essaouira! Our driver Hami was prompt picking us up at the designated meeting spot and provided incredible conversation throughout the ride to Essaouira. The car was spotless and spacious and his driving was excellent. We made 1 quick stop on route and upon arrival in the port city, we took a walk around by our own and had a lovely time exploring the Medina, harbour and beach, and found Essaouira to be a welcomed contrast from Marrakech. Highly recommend the tour!