One day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira is a great way to explore this charming coastal city known for its white-washed buildings, fresh seafood, and laid-back atmosphere.
Depart from Marrakech in the morning from your accommodation, Hotel / Riad
The drive takes about three hours, so aim to leave Marrakech by 8 or 9 am to give yourself plenty of time to explore Essaouira.
Once you arrive in Essaouira, head to Medina, the historic walled city that’s home to numerous shops and restaurants, wander through the narrow streets and alleys, taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of this bustling area.
Essaouira is a port city, and the harbor is a fascinating place to explore, watch the fishermen bring in their catch of the day, and sample some of the fresh seafood at one of the many restaurants nearby the port.
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Essaouira is surrounded by a wall and ramparts that were built in the 18th century. Walk along the ramparts and take in the stunning views of the ocean and the city.
The beach of Essaouira is famous for its long, sandy beach that’s popular with surfers and kiteboarders. Spend some time lounging on the sand, or take a dip in the cool waters of the Atlantic.
Essaouira is known for its fresh seafood, and there are plenty of restaurants in Medina and along the harbor where you can sample the local cuisine.
Return to Marrakech around 4 PM After a full day of exploring Essaouira,