Private Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

  • Difficulty Level
  • Duration Time
    10 Hours
  • Number of Person
    1 - 6 Person

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and enjoy a relaxing day trip to the charming coastal town of Essaouira. This private day trip will take you on a scenic drive through the countryside to the UNESCO-listed city of Essaouira. The town, also known as the "windy city," is famous for its beautiful beaches, blue and white houses, and vibrant art scene. During this day trip, you will explore the historic medina, visit the old port, and enjoy a seafood lunch at a local restaurant by the sea.

What you’re going to do

Detailed Itinerary:

8:00 AM: Pick up from your hotel/riad in Marrakech Your driver/guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle. After a short introduction, you will start your journey towards the coastal town of Essaouira.

10:30 AM: Arrival at Essaouira After a scenic drive through the countryside, you will arrive at the charming town of Essaouira. You will be greeted by the sight of the blue and white houses, the old port, and the sound of the crashing waves.

11:00 AM: Guided Tour of the Historic Medina Your driver/guide will take you on a guided tour of the historic medina, showing you the different landmarks and explaining the history and significance of the area. You will learn about the diverse cultural influences that have shaped the town, including Portuguese, Berber, and Jewish.

12:30 PM: Visit to the Old Port and the Scala Fortress After the guided tour, you will visit the old port and the Scala fortress, which was built in the 18th century to protect the town from the sea. You will see the fishing boats, the traditional blue wooden boats, and the fish market.

1:30 PM: Free Time to Explore and Relax on the Beach After the exploration and the visit to the old port, you will have some free time to explore the town on your own. You can stroll along the sandy beach, relax in a café or restaurant, or shop for souvenirs in the many art galleries and shops.

2:30 PM: Seafood Lunch at a Local Restaurant You will have lunch at a local restaurant by the sea, where you will be served a delicious seafood meal, including fresh fish, shrimp, and calamari.

4:00 PM: Departure from Essaouira After lunch and some free time, you will depart from Essaouira and start your journey back to Marrakech.

6:30 PM: Arrival in Marrakech You will be dropped off at your accommodation in Marrakech, marking the end of your Private Essaouira Day Trip.



  • Outdoorsy
  • City Sightseeing
  • Adventurous


  • Private round-trip transportation from Marrakech to Essaouira
  • Local driver/guide. Pick up and drop off from your hotel/riad
  • Guided tour of the historic medina. Visit to the old port and the Scala fortress
  • Free time to explore and relax on the beach. Seafood lunch at a local restaurant


  • Personal expenses
  • Any additional activities not included in the itinerary


What is the departure place?
We can start your tour from anywhere you like. We pick up you from any place in Marrakech city.
Is this day tour private?
Yes, we offer only private tours, so nobody else will be traveling in your private vehicle with your private driver.
Is this day tour available for a family?
Yes, it is definitely suitable for family travel!
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3 days before the trip begins, full refund; 1 day before the tour begins, 50% refund

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