A relaxing day at the beach: explore Essaouira

Need to escape big buzzing Marrakech for a laid-back day at beautiful Essaouira? Check this private trip.

This laidback artists’ town is a former Portuguese trading colony and was once home to sizeable British and Jewish populations. Next to that Essaouira is also known as Astapor, home of the Unsullied, from Game of Thrones.

We will pick you up from any location in Marrakech and drive you in a few hours through the beautiful landscape (the road to Essaouira is known for the goats in the (Argan) trees) We will enjoy a Moroccan lunch and have a city walk. Afterward you’ll be able to relax and enjoy this picturesque city and it’s coast before we will return to Marrakech

Essaouira

You will be accompanied by Hassan and a skilled and trustworthy driver. Hassan will tell you all about Essaouira and Moroccan life.

Private groups:

  • Please contact us directly to discuss you wishes and preferred  date

 

What’s included:

  • Full Escort: Fully escorted by a local guide
  • Lunch included
  • Transport: Minibus or 4×4 transfers from the Airport / hotel in Marrakech to Essaouira and back

What is not included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Drinks and items of a personal nature

€ 150,- per person

Practical information

How to get there

Direct flights are available from cities in Europe, the Middle East, West Africa and North America to Marrakech Menara Airport and other airports throughout Morocco. We can arrange the flight for you on request.

Passports and visas

Travelers are responsible for their own valid travel documents.

All people traveling to Morocco need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after leaving Morocco.

EU and UK citizens, Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians and Americans do not require a visa to visit Morocco for a stay of up to 90 days. All other nationalities should contact the Moroccan embassy or consulate in their country for current visa information.

Money

Morocco’s currency is the dirham (MAD), divided into 100 centimes. Changing money is easy and you will find banks, ATMs and exchange offices in all major cities such as Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech. ATMs and banks are harder to find in rural areas. In Morocco, the most commonly used payment method is cash

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are not required by the Moroccan government. Consult your local doctor and take the itinerary with you to see if any vaccinations are required for you.

Luggage

Most travelers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you are traveling light. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are useful, although we recommend that your bag has carry straps. You also need a daypack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

Sleeping bags

In the winter months (November to March) there may not be enough heating (sometimes any) or enough blankets to keep everyone warm, we recommend bringing your own sleeping bag if you are traveling during that time.

Clothes

Because the climate in Morocco can vary, especially in the mountains; where the nights can be cold and it will be warm during the day, we recommend wearing several layers of clothing. And for the hikes; Don’t forget to bring your walking shoes!

Morocco is an Islamic country and while Moroccans can be very liberal in the big cities, it is highly appreciated – especially in the countryside – if you cover your shoulders and knees. This applies to both men and women.

Summers can be very hot. Don’t forget to bring a hat or something similar to cover your head. Or buy a scarf in the souks of Marrakech.

Tips

Normal tips are approximately 200 dh per day for the driver. And about 300 dh per day for the guide. Keep in mind that tips are NOT mandatory, but are only given when you are satisfied.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for all our trips. We require that you are insured at least for medical costs, including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment, and loss of baggage and personal belongings.