1-day Morocco Trip


  • Experience the captivating Essaouira day trip from Marrakech, commencing with a punctual 8:00 AM pickup by your designated driver. Immerse yourself in the allure of the natural countryside during this scenic excursion to Essaouira. Along the journey, seize the opportunity to visit an Argan Cooperative, an integral facet of the region renowned for its argan oil production.
  • Observe the diligent and enthusiastic efforts of women within the Cooperative as they meticulously extract oil from argan nuts, crafting both cosmetic essentials and delectable culinary oils. Gain insight into the meticulous processes that demand dedication and time from these industrious women.
  • Upon reaching Essaouira, the day unfurls before you, inviting exploration of the city’s vibrant medina enclosed by medieval ramparts, with a commanding fortress gracing its southern perimeter. The city’s aesthetic charm is pronounced by its whitewashed buildings adorned with azure shutters, presenting a picturesque visage. A stroll through the quaint, labyrinthine streets unveils the legacy of French and Portuguese architectural influences.
  • Indulge in the serenity of the beach, meander through the bustling harbor, and relish a delectable lunch at one of the esteemed seafood restaurants nestled within the fishing port. While the option to enlist a local guide for a city tour exists, we recommend an independent sojourn, as it provides an unparalleled opportunity to intimately acquaint oneself with this tranquil enclave.
  • As the day wanes, your return to Marrakech is scheduled for approximately 6:00 PM, concluding this enriching Essaouira escapade.


A 1-day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira is quite short, but it’s still possible to make the most of your time and enjoy the charm of this coastal town. Essaouira is known for its historic medina, beautiful beaches, and vibrant arts scene. Here’s a suggested itinerary for your day trip:
  • 7:00 AM: Start your day early by departing from Marrakech. You can either rent a car, hire a private driver, or take a bus. The journey typically takes around 2.5 to 3 hours by road.
Late Morning/Early Afternoon:
  • 10:30 AM: Arrive in Essaouira. Begin your exploration by walking along the Skala de la Ville, the historic ramparts overlooking the sea. You’ll have great views of the harbor and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 11:00 AM: Enter the medina. The medina of Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for its well-preserved 18th-century architecture, narrow streets, and blue and white buildings. Take your time to wander around, shop for souvenirs, and soak in the atmosphere.
  • 1:00 PM: Enjoy a seafood lunch at one of the many seafood restaurants in the medina. Essaouira is famous for its fresh seafood, so be sure to try some local dishes like grilled sardines or fish tagine.
  • 2:30 PM: Visit the Essaouira Citadel, also known as the Skala de la Ville. Explore this historic fortress and take in more stunning views of the ocean.

  • 3:30 PM: Stroll along the beach. Essaouira is known for its wide sandy beaches, and you can take some time to relax, walk along the shore, or even try some water sports if you’re interested.

Late Afternoon:
  • 5:00 PM: Head back to the medina for some more shopping or exploring. You might want to visit some art galleries, as Essaouira is also known for its vibrant arts scene.
  • 7:00 PM: Have dinner at a local restaurant in the medina. Enjoy Moroccan cuisine and maybe try some traditional tagines or couscous.
  • 8:30 PM: Depart Essaouira for your return trip to Marrakech. Make sure to leave enough time to get back to Marrakech, as the journey can take a few hours.
Late Night:
  • 11:30 PM: Arrive back in Marrakech, concluding your day trip to Essaouira.
Keep in mind that this is a condensed itinerary, and Essaouira has a lot more to offer if you have more time to explore. Additionally, it’s essential to check the bus schedules or arrange transportation in advance to ensure a smooth trip. Enjoy your day in Essaouira!

Essaouira in Frames

Explore the essence of Essaouira through a captivating visual journey in our gallery. Immerse yourself in the colors, culture, and charm of this coastal gem through stunning photographs that capture the spirit of Essaouira’s streets, landscapes, and people. Discover the beauty that awaits you in every frame.