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Full-Day Tour to Essaouira - The Ancient Mogador City from Marrakech provided by Morocco Inspiring Tours

Full-Day Tour to Essaouira - The Ancient Mogador City from Marrakech

Full-Day Tour to Essaouira - The Ancient Mogador City from Marrakech
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Tour snapshot
Guided walking tour of Essaouira’s cultural heritage
Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Share the ride to Essaouira with a small group of travelers from Marrakech. Your morning departure starts with pickup from your accommodation, followed by a scenic journey into the countryside. Then set out for a walking tour of the historical port city of Essaouira, including its UNESCO-listed medina and free time to explore on your own.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, English, French
Highlights
  • Travel by minibus or 4WD from Marrakech; snacks included
  • Pass by scattered villages and grazing animals en route
  • Personalized attention: small-group tour limited to eight people
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Travel by minibus or 4WD from Marrakech; snacks included
  • Pass by scattered villages and grazing animals en route
  • Personalized attention: small-group tour limited to eight people
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 25014P14
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel / Riad pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by comfortable air-conditioned minivan or 4WD with an English-speaking driver/guide
  • Guided walking tour of Essaouira city
  • Drinks (Bottled mineral water+Fresh mint tea)
  • Free time after the guided tour
  • All entrance fees, local taxes and fuel are included
  • Fuel included
  • Entry/Admission - Afous Argan
  • Entry/Admission - Medina of Essaouira
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • If you are staying inside the Medina (Old town), your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicle.
  • Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Hôtel Restaurant Café de France, jamaa el-fnna، Rue des Banques, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • PHARMACIE POPULAIRE الصيدلية الشعبية, Trik Jazouli, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • Cafe Bistro Laksour, Morocco, Rue Lalla Fatima Zahra, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • PHARMACIE LA MOSQUEE, Rue Lalla Fatima Zahra, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • Saadien's Tombs, Rue de La Kasbah, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • Bahia palace entrance, Rue Riad Zitoun el Jdid, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • El Badii-Ksibat Nhass Palace, Ksibat Nhass, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • PHARMACIE KECHICH, Av. Bab El Khemis, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • Ali mosque door driveway, J2M8+CH8, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • Bab Aylan, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • PHARMACIE MARRAKECH el massira, Rue Bab Doukkala, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • Dar Moha restaurant a Marrakech, 81 Rue, Dar El Bacha, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • Hospital Ibn Zohr, J293+8XP, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • Bab Ksiba, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • PHARMACIE AL KHALIL, Rue Dar El Makhzen, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • El Moukef, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • Airports:
  • Menara Airport, Marrakech Morocco
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 8 people ensures more personalized attention from your guide
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Hotel / Riad pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by comfortable air-conditioned minivan or 4WD with an English-speaking driver/guide
  • Guided walking tour of Essaouira city
  • Drinks (Bottled mineral water+Fresh mint tea)
  • Free time after the guided tour
  • All entrance fees, local taxes and fuel are included
  • Fuel included
  • Entry/Admission - Afous Argan
  • Entry/Admission - Medina of Essaouira
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • If you are staying inside the Medina (Old town), your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicle.
  • Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Hôtel Restaurant Café de France, jamaa el-fnna، Rue des Banques, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • PHARMACIE POPULAIRE الصيدلية الشعبية, Trik Jazouli, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • Cafe Bistro Laksour, Morocco, Rue Lalla Fatima Zahra, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • PHARMACIE LA MOSQUEE, Rue Lalla Fatima Zahra, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • Saadien's Tombs, Rue de La Kasbah, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • Bahia palace entrance, Rue Riad Zitoun el Jdid, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • El Badii-Ksibat Nhass Palace, Ksibat Nhass, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • PHARMACIE KECHICH, Av. Bab El Khemis, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • Ali mosque door driveway, J2M8+CH8, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • Bab Aylan, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • PHARMACIE MARRAKECH el massira, Rue Bab Doukkala, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • Dar Moha restaurant a Marrakech, 81 Rue, Dar El Bacha, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • Hospital Ibn Zohr, J293+8XP, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • Bab Ksiba, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • PHARMACIE AL KHALIL, Rue Dar El Makhzen, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
  • El Moukef, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco
  • Airports:
  • Menara Airport, Marrakech Morocco
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 8 people ensures more personalized attention from your guide
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 17 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Afous Argan
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Medina of Essaouira
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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zippy2005
Boston, MA368 contributions
This was an exceptional private tour! Our driver, Ismail, came promptly at the agreed time to pick us up from our hotel, then drove us to Essaouira in an A/C car; bottled water is available for the entire duration of the tour. He provided informative comments about the places along the way and the country's history and present times; not too much, not too little, just enough for us to understand and remember. Our tour guide, Aziz, waited promptly for us when we arrived in Essaouira and walked at a relaxed pace through this beautiful maritime city. Aziz is a native of the town and loves it deeply; this is evident in the way he talks about Essaouira, its history, and its people; he was one of the best guides we have had. The route was thoughtfully planned to offer a comprehensive picture of the past and present, and we immediately went in at each of the attractions the moment we arrived there. Also, he showed us the best places to take pictures and took pictures of us when asked. Enough time is allowed at each site; nothing is rushed. Also, the route is customizable in terms of the time spent at each attraction and what attractions you wish to include/exclude. We are very interested in local crafts. He took us to some exquisite traditional thuya and pottery workshops where we were offered detailed explanations about the craft and demonstrations of how things are done. The tour included a stop for the traditional Moroccan mint tea (with fresh mint from the local market) in a local place and a delicious Moroccan lunch (you can choose differently if you wish) at a restaurant with a great view of the Atlantic Ocean. At the end of our tour, Ismail waited for us to drive us back to Marrakech. Both Aziz and Ismail went beyond the call of duty to ensure that we had a memorable experience of the beautiful seaside town of Essaouira. Highly recommended tour!!!
Written October 22, 2021
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sktchgirl
Alexandria, VA6 contributions
Couples
From Ismail's greeting at the riad, until we said goodbye at the end of the day, the tour was spectacular. This company makes sure you feel comfortable in a cozy Mercedes with bottled water for your journey in paradise. Ismail is a very easy going, kind, and very knowledgeable guide, and it was such a pleasure learning about the cities and countryside from him. Once in Essaoira, we met Aziz, a passionate man that takes great pride in showing us his gorgeous city. He walked us around all of the places where no guides take tourists, and it was glorious seeing some of the oldest parts of the city. Because Essaouira is his home. He allows us time to take it slow and really feel at peace taking in the pace and energy of this beautiful city. Thank you to both Ismail and Arizona for such a perfect day, one that I will recall fondly for the rest of my life.
Written November 7, 2021
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Chris Masko
Boston, MA1 contribution
Couples
Perfect from start to finish. Abdul spoke great English, was immensely friendly and went out of his way for us on multiple occasions, arrived at our hotel on time (with water, and a Toyota Land Cruiser (not often found in Morocco)), answered every question with energy-care, and delivered us to our guide in Essaouira (Azziz) without fault.

Azziz (a friend of Abdul (who is a partner in the company that runs the tours)) is as kind and welcoming as they come. He knew everyone in the city, and they welcomed him and us. He showed us all the sites, places you might only know from living there your whole life, and took us to great stores, with the intention of showing us local art, not driving a purchase.

The quality of this tour was fantastic and you would be remiss to skip it, and Essaouira. Abdul and Azziz are the type of people you want around you in general and as guides. Proper fixtures of the Moroccan experience. 10/10 quality and experience.

Ps. My girlfriend says bring a jacket even in the summer if your not thique skinned like me.
Written May 19, 2021
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Carley M
2 contributions
We had a wonderful excursion from Marrakech to Essaouira! Our driver Ismail was prompt picking us up at the designated meeting spot and provided wonderful conversation throughout the ride to Essaouira. The van was spotless and spacious and his driving was excellent. We made 2 quick stops enroute and upon arrival in the port city, we were met by a local guide Aziz who brought us on a guided tour. We had a lovely time exploring the medina, harbor and beach with Aziz and found Essaouira to be a welcomed contrast from Marrakech. Both gentlemen were excellent hosts for the day and we could not recommend this day trip enough!
Written February 21, 2020
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Alessandra G
Milan, Italy143 contributions
Well designed tour to Essaouira stopping by an argan oil cooperative and to see goats on the argan trees. Punctual and funny driver (Ismael) who was full of fun facts about Marocco and the trip itself. Approved!
Written January 4, 2020
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Peace Duniya
1 contribution
Couples
Wonderful Ismail drove us to Essaouira he is a positive person and full of energy and always has something interesting to say. Our city guide in beautiful Essaouira was Aziz (also a great tour guide). Highly recommend the tour!
Written January 31, 2020
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Max S
Bordeaux, France1 contribution
Solo
I had an amazing day at Essaouira even with all of the covid protocols in place! I was glad that Morocco Inspiring Tours were able to accommodate my last minute booking. Thanks to Ismail for a great ride. The ride out from Marrakech seemed like minutes with him. Wish I could have stayed longer in this great town!
Written August 21, 2021
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Alexandra
1 contribution
Friends
What an amazing way to spend a day - definitely worth the cost. We got a private tour both on the way to and from Essaouira as well as when we were in Essaouira. The guides were vaccinated and extremely friendly. Abdul and Aziz were fantastic!
Written August 14, 2021
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Mamjensen
Modesto, CA503 contributions
Couples
We had a wonderful day traveling to Essaouira from Marrakech with Ismail as our driver. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. When we got there a local guide took us on a walking tour. His name was Aziz and he was great. We loved our day in Essaouira.
Written June 3, 2022
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Cindi F
10 contributions
Couples
What a fabulous day we had to the quaint fishing village of Essaouira. We stopped at an argan oil coop, saw goats in trees and learned the history of this charming village. Our tour guide Ismail, was loaded with personality and knowledge! He set up the perfect day for us!
Written June 3, 2022
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Excellent tour by Abdellah
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5 Star Experience With Abdul Rahman Our Guide
This was one of our favorite activities/tours. Our tour guide, Abdul Rahman, had a vast historical knowledge of the
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Unforgettable day
This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Morocco, The views of the valleys were absolutely breathtaking.
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A fantastic experience
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