Essaouira Private Tour from Marrakech

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Join a full-day guided tour of Essaouira, former Phoenician trading port. Baptized “Mogador” by the Portuguese, the city is a unique citadel and cultural melting pot fostering artists of all types and known for its fishing, amazing market, and cabinet-makers sculpting perfumed or precious woods: thuya wood, cedar, ebony. See the harbor, 18th century sea fort, and explore the old medina with its colorful markets. Browse the jewellery quarter. Enjoy some free time to have...
Join a full-day guided tour of Essaouira, former Phoenician trading port. Baptized “Mogador” by the Portuguese, the city is a unique citadel and cultural melting pot fostering artists of all types and known for its fishing, amazing market, and cabinet-makers sculpting perfumed or precious woods: thuya wood, cedar, ebony. See the harbor, 18th century sea fort, and explore the old medina with its colorful markets. Browse the jewellery quarter. Enjoy some free time to have lunch (at own expense) and browse the souks for souvenirs before returning to Marrakech. Private tour by 4X4 or small-group option up to a maximum of 15 people available, depending on option selected.
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Itinerary Details

Take a full-day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech and spend time in the laid-back fishing town. En-route, stop to visit an an Argan Women’s Co-operative to see the women at work extracting oil from argan nuts, and then continue your journey westward. Essaouira is fortunate to have an excellent climate, with cool sea breezes in the summer and warming lowland air in winter. This lovely climate, together with its beautiful Portuguese architecture, has always attracted artists and poets, but it continues to be a traditional fishing port at its heart to this day.

Essaouira is the perfect destination for a day trip away from the hustle and bustle of busy Marrakech, with a vast array of things to do and try including: shopping in the souks for leatherwork, metalwork, glazed pottery, jewellery, brightly colored carpets, original art, olives, spices, rare argan oil and more. Visit the port and watch fishermen...
Take a full-day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech and spend time in the laid-back fishing town. En-route, stop to visit an an Argan Women’s Co-operative to see the women at work extracting oil from argan nuts, and then continue your journey westward. Essaouira is fortunate to have an excellent climate, with cool sea breezes in the summer and warming lowland air in winter. This lovely climate, together with its beautiful Portuguese architecture, has always attracted artists and poets, but it continues to be a traditional fishing port at its heart to this day.

Essaouira is the perfect destination for a day trip away from the hustle and bustle of busy Marrakech, with a vast array of things to do and try including: shopping in the souks for leatherwork, metalwork, glazed pottery, jewellery, brightly colored carpets, original art, olives, spices, rare argan oil and more. Visit the port and watch fishermen landing their catch or learn how boats are crafted using centuries-old techniques, then eat super-fresh grilled fish or shellfish at one of the seafood stalls, visit Place Joutiya between 4 and 5 pm to watch locals auctioning everything from teapots to trousers, walk 2 miles along the beach at low tide to see the romantic fort of Borj El Barod crumbling into the sea, or the ruined sultan's palace at Diabet. Take a boat to the Iles de Mogador, breeding ground for the rare Eleanora’s falcon or try some watersports like surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, bodyboarding or kayaking (at own expense). Or you can choose to sit back and relax at a beachside café watching the world go by while sipping coffee or mint tea, and maybe a Moroccan pastry (at own expense), in one of the cafés on Place Moulay Hassan.

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

9:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point at approximately 7:00pm
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour must be booked at least 24 hours in advance of your travel date
  • Confirmation of this tour will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required for the private tour option
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.