A day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira is a must for a Day trip to Essaouira is 175 km from Marrakech. Essaouira Beach is a long strip of about ten kilometers underwater. Its enormous size is shocking and its serenity is reassuring. There is a refreshing feeling from the sea breeze once you step on the pristine sand. You will also admire the view of the goats in the trees. Essaouira is a medieval town known for its annual Gnawa Music Festival. UNESCO considers the city as an international cultural heritage. There are many other things to admire during your day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech such as the pleasant weather, Mulay El Hassan, Scala, harbor, fort, and the Jewish quarter of Derb Lealouj. Thanks to the sea breeze, Essaouira benefits from the cool air.
These are the 10 Best Things to do in Day trip to Essaouira:
- Explore the Atlantic coast city of Essaouira.
- Enjoy a seafood lunch in the harbor stalls or at a local café terrace.
- Sunbathe at the 6 km long sandy beach.
- Get up-close to native wildlife.
- Visit Skala Kasbah, which was a citadel in times of war
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included.
- Get off the hastle and the bastle of Marrakech.
- See Argan trees climbing Goats.
- Walk to the fishing port of Essaouira and watch the blue boats
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This is the Best day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech
day trip to Essaouira
An Essaouira day trip takes about 2 hours and 40 minutes by car from Marrakech to this nice old seaside town, This trip most popular like the Agafay desert day trip. There is much to see and do along the way. Only one person is required for the tour, and departure is guaranteed each day.
You will be picked up from your hotel or hostel in Marrakech before 8 am and we will pass through the stunning scenery on route R207 to the beach. On the way, we stopped to look at the argan tree on which the little goat climbed its low branch and ate. Sometimes up to 20 goats sit on the tree. This is an adorable sight and is definitely a must-see when it comes to getting photo opportunities.
On our way, we stopped at a women’s cooperative that produces argan oil. Butter is obtained from the acorn of the tree and is a delicious complement to Moroccan bakery dishes or simply to dip on bread with cakes. The oil is also used as a cosmetic product to treat skin and hair.
Our day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech arrives at resorts and port cities where you can see the expanse of the North Atlantic. The lively old city (Medina) is a World Heritage Site and you don’t need much to understand why. Old brass cannons are mounted on the walls, and the fort protects the coast from ancient invasions.
There are several modern cafes and restaurants in the port city and this modern culture can pair very well with the city’s history. You’ll feel like you’re being transported in a time machine as you move from a modern cafe to a vibrant home in a medina just meters away.
There is a long prom on the beach where a sandy beach welcomes bathers and those looking to relax in the sun on the golden sands of this enchanting city. You need to bring a bathing suit, sunscreen, and a towel to spend your time on the beach.
Our return journey to Marrakech, to be back on time at 18:00.Once again you can enjoy the sunset in the area when the sun sets in the afternoon. Essaouira is a popular stop for most tourists visiting Morocco, and you’ll find out why when you take this charming day trip to the coast.