Day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech offers a refreshing change of pace, allowing you to explore history, culture, and the natural beauty of Morocco’s coast. Whether you’re a history buff, an art enthusiast, or simply in search of a relaxing day by the sea, Essaouira has something to offer every traveler. So, pack your bags, embrace the coastal breeze, and embark on a memorable journey to this enchanting seaside town.
Your Day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech, start With Meeting with the driver at 8:30 am near your hotel/riad and departure to Essaouira. The landscape and vegetation change as you approach the coast: vines and olive trees give way to argan trees. Along the way we meet small urban centres, places of commerce. After Chichaoua, first a straight line, then a curve, another straight line and suddenly the ocean. From the hills surrounding the city of Essaouira, you can admire the bay in which it is located.
Upon arrival, the ancient city (medina) welcomes with its high walls consumed by salt and wind. You can take a leisurely stroll inside the medina, where getting lost is as easy as finding yourself. The white streets with blue doors, the picturesque corners, the architectural elements characteristic of Portuguese architecture, the walls with bastions embedded among the jagged rocks and beaten by the waves of the ocean: everything is pleasant and surprising and immersed in an atmosphere serene and suggestive. By letting yourself guided by the many seagulls, you can reach the port area. From there, it is possible to admire, in all its extension, the beach facing the city. In the afternoon return to Marrakech.