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Essaouira and Atlas Mountains

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Essaouira and Atlas Mountains

We will be spending 5 days in Marrachech. We would like to do two day trips - one to Essaouira and one to the Atlas Mountains.

I know that there are Supra buses to Essaouria. Once you get off the bus, is navigating around the city easy or do you need a guide?

Are there buses to the Atlas Mountains area? What is the best way to do this. We only want to do a day trip (not stay overnight).

Thanks.

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1. Re: Essaouira and Atlas Mountains

Hi it's very easy to venture off yourself - in fact its sometimes the best way to explore yourself. The bus will pick you up and drop you off in areas - just make sure you get the timings of the buses - for your return journey - I'm sure someone here can help you get the running times.

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2. Re: Essaouira and Atlas Mountains

there are no buses to the Atlas mountain( Ourika, Imlil or Ouirgane) so your best deal is to hire a driver and taxi and agree on a price or share a taxi with others

You don't need a guide in Essaouira; it's quite small and easy to navigate

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3. Re: Essaouira and Atlas Mountains

The supratour bus lets you off right at the medina walls in essaouria. very easy to navigate the medina and easier shopping. go to the pier for a great fresh seafood lunch.

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4. Re: Essaouira and Atlas Mountains

Yes that right - make sure you go for some fresh fish.

Was told that the best time to go for fish is after 1pm - that's when the fisher men have caught the fish of the day - so you will enjoy the freshest during that time.

Hope you have a great time :)

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