The Charms of Essaouira Private Day Trip

The Charms of Essaouira Private Day Trip

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( 102 reviews ) star Day trip Marrakech 1 - 6 watch_later 11 hours
  • Take a stroll through the old medina
  • Listen to the legend of Mogador
  • Admire impressive view from a rooftop
  • Visit an old Portuguese harbor
  • Savour fresh fish at a local restaurant
  • Privately guided by your favorite host

You will meet here: Hôtel Restaurant Café de France

What you can expect

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 Morocco’s 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 on this charming city you’ll 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 Essaouira’s artistic heritage.

Take in the sound of Gnawa music from the vibrant cafés 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. You’ll 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. Let your private guide your preferences and he will personalize the tour accordingly.

Watch the personal videos that our hosts created for you and choose your favorite. You’ll be in for a unique private experience!

This is the plan

Meet your host in front of Cafe de France, Jemaa El Fna Square
Stop 1
Drive towards Essaouira through beautiful and very diverse sceneries; have a small coffee break after 1,5 hours in a local village
Stop 2
Arrive to Essaouira and wander around the narrow hidden streets of the old Medina, with impressive colorful tiles and handcrafted doors!
Stop 3
Let your guide show you the way through the vibrant souks with locally handmade products.
Stop 4
Experience the fish market inside the souks, and see the creative ways the locals are selling their fish
Stop 5
Discover the beautiful Jewish Quarter: full of symbols, history and impressive architecture!
Stop 6
Visit a recently launched hidden gem: a beautifully modern restored Riad - breathtaking interior design made out of traditional Moroccan mosaic.
Stop 7
Go to the top floor of the Riad for an amazing view over the sea and the port!
Stop 8
Stroll around the famous Moulay Hassan Saquare, take in the sea breeze and sun!
Stop 9
Visit the Skala Fortification and get a 360 view over the whole port and the city!
Your guide can take you to the port to buy fresh fish and cook it at a small port restaurant, or he can recommend you their favourite restaurant in Essaouira.
Stop 10
Option 1: Take a long walk on the beach and enjoy the sunset sky, with the seagulls floating afar. /// // Option 2: Visit a local art gallery and get inspired by the pieces of art.
Stop 11
Head back to Marrakech, and stop on the way for a coffee break in a local village.
Arrive to Marrakech and say goodbye to your awesome host!

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Day trip details

Private Day trip
Mode of transport
Car (cost included)
11 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 6 persons
Meeting point
Hôtel Restaurant Café de France
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkA/C Car
Not included
closeMeals and drinks
closeTicket to visit the Skala Port Fortification

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.