Essaouira is one of the calmest cities in Morocco. Where travelers from all over the world meet to surf, listen to some good music all year round. Especially during the Gnaoua Festival, and spend a great time. This is why we’re suggesting you take a one-day trip to Essaouira with us. Change your scenery from the busy life of Marrakech to the laid-back vibes of Essaouira.
Our journey starts at 8 AM when we’ll pick you up from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech. We drive towards Essaouira. On our way there, you’ll have the opportunity to discover another side of Morocco. The countryside lying before your eyes and the Argan trees growing near the road. We’ll take some time to stop and take pictures. With a little luck, we’ll also get to meet the goats who are normally on the Argan trees eating.
From there, we will take the road again to visit a women’s cooperative to witness. They make different kinds of oil and cosmetics from Argan nuts. You can also purchase Argan oil. Amlou (a kind of paste made of honey, almonds, and Argan oil), and different other types of things from there.
Upon arriving at Essaouira, we’ll go on a guided tour of the city. You’ll have the opportunity to discover the numerous historical sites of Essaouira. And you take a stroll in the Medina and discover its tiny colorful streets.
You’ll also get to see places such as the port (where you can see fishers having their everyday activities). The Square, a 15th-century fortress that used the protect the city from its enemies. Especially when the Portuguese tried to take it. Where many scenes of the famous TV show Game of Thrones were shot.
After that, we’ll have a lunch break, and then you’ll have free time to swim on the beach. Surf, or maybe just take a nice walk along the seaside.
7 pm will find us back in Marrakech, where you can continue with your evening activities. After visiting one of the most epic cities of North Africa.
Available: Every Day.
Duration: One Day.
Pick Up Time: 08h00 local time from your Hotel or Riad.
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We had a wonderful day!
Using a private tour - really just your group - makes sense, especially if you’re a family with young kids. We had total freedom... read more to take a break, change our itinerary, take our lunch at leisure.
Badre, our guide, was knowledgeable, patient and kind. He arranged for the guide to take us on the hike and even lent us cash, when we fell short (for lunch, at the village)
A big thank you Imad for the wonderful day that my wife and our 2 children could spend with you.
Everything was super well organized and the program of the... read more day varied.
Beautiful landscapes, visit the women's cooperative manufacturer of argan oil, very nice walk through the Berber villages before a very good meal (tajine chicken and vegetables + fruit as dessert)
Thank you for your experience, your sharing on Berber culture and your smile!
Strongly recommended experience. Very good value for money With Sunny Excursion Marrakech.
I highly recommend Ali for his professionalism and his kind hospitality. He took great care of us during our recent trip to Marrakech - always with a smile and ready... read more to help. You will surely not be disappointed with his tours!
Ali is the best of the best when it comes to hospitality in Morocco. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left - he was a constant person... read more we were able to contact for assistance, advice, guidance, and friendship! Ali knows the industry and truly goes above and beyond to make sure your time in Morocco is as seamless as possible. Even after we had parted ways, he was always welcoming to answer our questions, offer advice, and even helped me figure out how to ship a rug home! Trust me, having someone like Ali in your camp can make or break your trip to Morocco. Would highly, highly recommend. Thank you Ali for truly the best service, we hope to be back sooner than later!
Ali looked after us so well from the moment we arrived very hot and sweaty, to the day we left he went out of his way to ensure that we... read more had everything we needed. He gave us the low-down on where to go and where not to go in Marrakesh and provided information about the local customs. We loved our chats with him about Moroccan life. His warm and welcoming personality make him the perfect host and we thoroughly recommend him. We'll definitely make sure that we catch up with him when we're in Morocco again.
Ali is so helpful and so kind! He went out of his way to make sure me and my friend had the perfect time in Marrakech. Definitely someone you can... read more trust! I am definitely coming again and booking excursions here!
I traveled to Marrakech last year (May 2018) with 3 friends and we met Ali there. His practical tips have been really helpful!
This year (March 2019) my parents... read more and another couple went to Marrakech and Ali organized for them a camel ride and a trip to the mountains. They loved the trips!!! The driver was really nice to them and always on time.
They also book a private transfer from airport to riad. The driver was at airport with a panel saying their names when they arrived.
Really good service
We were 4 girls travelling in Marrakech. Ali organised many tours for us and was an absolute superstar. He was so friendly and helpful, and kept in really good contact.... read more The tours were really fun and well organised. Would definitely recommend! 5 stars for Ali! Love your fave gals x
My friends and I booked our tour through the Sunny Excursions website and are so glad we did! The owner, Ali, was very friendly and responsive to any questions I... read more had at any time. It was our first time in Morocco so me and my friends did not know what to expect and Ali showed us the ropes and came up with an itinerary for the days we had in Marrakech.I highly highly recommend that you book your tours with him for any excursions you are thinking about!
I was amazed by how well organized my desert and marrakech tours were. Me & my family didn't have enough time but ali customized it all our needs in our... read more time frame and made sure we covered everything we came to see. For sure, I'll be recommending sunny excursions to all my family and friends.