We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Essaouira Day Trip from Marrakech

Select Date and Travellers
2 travellers
Embark on an unique journey from Marrakech to the seaside city of Essaouira on  full-day tour. Explore the sights and sounds of this vibrant city, soaking in hundreds of years of culture and history.
  • Explore the historic city of Essaouira in a day trip from Marrakech
  • See traditional Argan oil production in the countryside
  • Travel in the comfort of a climate-controlled minivan
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off from centrally located hotels
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Marrakech, or at a central location, for the roughly 3-hour trip to Essaouira, a laid-back city that’s cooled by sea breezes. On your way to Essaouira, make a stop at an Argan oil cooperative, learning how the golden oil is produced using traditional techniques.

Upon arrival in Essaouira, set out on your own to explore the compact historic center, ringed by fortifications with great views of the ocean. You'll have the freedom to see and do what you want. You can sip mint tea in the Moulay el Hassan square, browse for souvenirs at the bazaars, or try freshly caught, local seafood at an open-air restaurant.

Rejoin the driver and group after an afternoon of exploration and begin the return trip to Marrakech, where the day concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Show More
Reviews (205)
Filter reviews
94 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews goat his mobile phone old city walls argan oil meeting point fishing port coastal town great city argan tree local women enjoyable trip local guide guided tour friendly driver the main square dropped off no pressure to buy
Selected filters
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 94 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile

We went for a daytrip to Essaouira and we enjoyed it very much except for the guide. He shows you the places where you can eat but these are very expensive and probably his friends or he gets a percentage. He only shows you the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank steed0806
Reviewed yesterday

Great trip!Enjoyed all.Had a guide while there included in price he was really good but lost him some how but did not spoil our day.It was great to get out of the heat of Marrakech.Lovely place to walk around lots to see and do,also shopping...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank christine186361
Reviewed yesterday

the best day trip we had while in Morocco. Convenient transportation and very friendly driver. This day trip is a great way to visit Essaouira.Our local guide Zaid, was extremely nice and taught us a whole lot about Moroccan culture plus interesting things about the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank eliad0682
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The trip is good. Essaouira is beautiful and the guide and driver was friendly and explained many things about the history of the city. The negative thing is that the company misleads us saying that during the trip we make a stop to see the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank marlenegoliveira
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were collected from the hotel at 8am and had anticipated a 3 hour journey but with a few stops, it was about 4.5 hours later before we arrived. The toilet stops were necessary but the stop to see Argan oil being made was not...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank akaekk
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Shayonti C
August 11, 2019|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from 874petalh | Reviewed this property |
We had a Mercedes mini bus forgot type ours was a large group all the seats were full including the two seats next to the driver.
July 23, 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from H W | Reviewed this property |
If you contact the travel company direct and request pick up info- they will find a convenient nearby place.
June 18, 2019|
Response from the0d0rafrance |
Sorry, I have only just seen this. I hope you managed to get to Essouira.
Key Details
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:
Travellers Also Viewed
Ouzoud Falls Day Trip from Marrakech
479 Reviews
from US$28.21*
Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys...
1,920 Reviews
from US$45.13*
16 Reviews
from US$21.44*
Special Offer
Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains...
707 Reviews
from US$39.66*
Frequently bought together
Ouzoud Falls Day Trip from Marrakech
479 Reviews
from US$28.21*
Special Offer
Tour of Ouarzazat and Ait Ben Haddou...
12 Reviews
from US$30.46*
Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys...
1,920 Reviews
from US$45.13*
Ouarzazate Day Trip from Marrakech
84 Reviews
from US$39.49*
Ouzoud Falls Day Trip from Marrakech
479 Reviews
from US$28.21*
3-Day Sahara Desert To Merzouga From...
192 Reviews
from US$118.47*
2-Day Zagora Desert Tour from...
56 Reviews
from US$84.62*
Special Offer
Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech
74 Reviews
from US$17.26*