City Discovery: Essaouira Private Day Trip - Marrakesh

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Starting times: 7 a.m., 8 a.m. Please choose your preferred starting time at the time of the booking.
  • Departure Details :
    Terrace Café de France, 11 Derb Zaari, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • Return Details :
    Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Cities are like snowflakes: every one of them is unique, even if they are from the same country. If you are in Marrakech and want to discover other cities nearby, the locals recommend going to Essaouira!

In just one day, youll visit Essaouira where you can check out its renowned highlights such as Essaouira Citadel, Plage d'Essaouira, and Medina from a local perspective.

Thanks to your local guide, youll get a better understanding of the history, culture, and traditions of Essaouira. Give yourself the gift of seeing more of Morocco and its cultural gems that have plenty of stories to tell.

Withlocals Neighboring City Private Day Trip is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local products and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.

Highlights

Led by a local guide

Small-group tour

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Know More about this tour

Embark on a private journey to beautiful Essaouira and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of its port and stroll around its medina. Begin your experience with a relaxing drive to Essaouira on Moroccos Atlantic coast. As you travel, learn about the intriguing history and hear tales of its time under Portuguese rule.

As soon as you set foot in this charming city youll feel the ocean breeze. Enjoy the calm and artistic spirit of this place and start exploring together with your favorite host. Admire the ancient city halls of the medina, wander around the colorful and buzzing souks and take a look at the local artisans. What are your burning questions about the handicrafts? How long ago the artisans established their business? Your private guide can give you all the answers to your questions and will tell you about Essaouiras artistic heritage.

Take in the sound of Gnawa music from the vibrant cafs of Moulay El Hassan square and move on to your next stop. Enjoy the walk and soak in hundreds of years of culture and history. Admire the Ocher Walls and get a glimpse of the local lifestyle. Often, here, you can see locals enjoying their time off and kids playing around and chasing pigeons.

Stroll along the harborside and view the Skala fortress with its wave-lashed ramparts and cannons. Youll see the colorful and lively spectacle of the return of the boats to the port, with their baskets full of fish. Grant yourself a rare pleasure: try the grilled sardines. Their freshness is incomparable and the atmosphere from the port will forever be engraved in your memory.

Before making your way to Marrakech you can visit the local gallery Othello or enjoy the sandy and peaceful beaches. Admire the breathtaking sunset and recharge yourself for the next days.

Inclusions

Private guide

Driver

Car transport

Guest pick-up

This tour is carbon neutral

Exclusions

Lunch costs

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

A maximum of 6 people per booking

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Face masks are required only if it is required by the government of the country at the moment of your trip

Traveler Reviews

  • 23-May-2021

    We did a day trip to Essaouira with Omar. He is great person and we had wonderful conversation and very good driving. Omar is very conversational and we talked of many things about cultures etc... also we enjoyed music together. I wish we would have done this earlier in our visit as I would have done another trip with Omar. Also, he had many tips for us in dealing with the sometimes over pushy Marrakech sales people. Omar did several fun stops for us on the way including the Tree Goats, super fun! Another local guide who was very nice joined us in Essaouira who shared history and led us to a great cafe for a fresh fish lunch. Omar was very open to whatever we needed on our tour. We had some singing and laughing also which really ads to a good day. If I come back to Morocco, I will look to Omar to take a multi day tour as I can't imagine anyone better to share time and local knowledge with. Thank you so much Omar!

  • 19-May-2021

    Be prepared for a full day and wear good walking shoes. We were first timers on our family visit to Essaouira. Having a guide is an excellent way to learn about the culture, navigate the area, and learn some fun facts. Omar and Hassan are excellent guides. Omar has fun personality and is an excellent contemporary of local culture and great driver. We stopped at a variety of locations which they had pre planned. Driving in Morocco is challenging with motorcycles, bikes and pedestrians everywhere. I would book again!

  • 19-Feb-2020

    We spent the day with Hassan on the private tour to Essaouira. Although the trip took 2 &1/2 hours each way, the time went quickly because Hassan conversed fluently in English about his background, his experiences in Marrakesh, and historical events in Morocco. An educated and interesting individual, Hassan was very knowledgeable about Moroccan affairs, as well as global events. He had a great sense of humor, and was very accommodating to our needs and interests. Hassan effortlessly negotiated traffic throughout the trip in his car which was comfortable and immaculately maintained. Our trip to Essaouira with Hassan was a memorable part of our Moroccan trip and one we highly recommend to others looking for a more in-depth experience.

  • 14-Feb-2019

    Omar was a terrific guide and driver and he was personable and knowledgeable. He arrived to pick us up at our Riad on time and we were off to Essaouira. The car was roomy and comfortable. We made a few stops on the way which helped to break up the journey. He helped us navigate through the craziness of the souk and told us all about the different types of vendors. Our time in Essaouira was relaxing and a nice change of pace from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. Thanks, Omar!

  • 10-Jan-2019

    Omar is amazing! Funny, doesn't talk your ear off, and can help you see and get where you need to go. I'd go on a short excursion or ten day long trek with him anytime. He's great! If you're in need of a guide who will show you a nice trip (read without trying to see you anything or pawn his friend's wears) give Omar a try! We loved him!

  • 04-Jan-2019

    The tour with Youssef and Hassan was great. We ate in local restaurants, listened to musicians and discovered Essouira in a nice and relaxed way. I had a lot of fun and would truly recommend it.

  • 05-Jan-2018

    Had a great time with a very relaxed guide and driver. We stopped along the way to take a look at how goats eat argan seeds from trees directly and then moved on to spend a relaxed few hours walking around Essaouira, taking pictures, walking on the beach and enjoying the souk. It was a fantastic day trip out of Marrakesh. Hassan and Yusuf were great company and great help.

  • 04-Jan-2018

    Had a great time with a very relaxed guide and driver. We stopped along the way to take a look at how goats eat argan seeds from trees directly and then moved on to spend a relaxed few hours walking around Essaouira, taking pictures, walking on the beach and enjoying the souk. It was a fantastic day trip out of Marrakesh. Hassan and Yusuf were great company and great help.

  • 03-Jan-2018

    Badly organised and not as advertised. Pick up was over an hour late. Driver spoke no English. Local guide was nice, but spoke poor English and difficult to understand. He expected a generous tip! We had to pay our own entrance to the fortress. Worth seeing town and harbour, but not with this outfit.

  • 03-Jan-2018

    Badly organised and not as advertised. Pick up was over an hour late. Driver spoke no English. Local guide was nice, but spoke poor English and difficult to understand. He expected a generous tip! We had to pay our own entrance to the fortress. Worth seeing town and harbour, but not with this outfit.