from/to Marrakech, 2 days/1 night - Tour #004

Guided tour: English or French speaking tour leader

Private tour: departure daily

Group Travel: on request



Essaouira, a historical as well as resort town

Fishermen port and bustling Medina

Crafts, arts, music and painting

Only three hours drive and you will find yourself in another atmosphere and in complete contrast to the city of Marrakech. Essaouira is the most popular of the coastal towns, a town for relaxation, but also a place of inspiration for painters, artists, craftsmen, musicians and writers. Even a short visit of two days allows an interesting and great introduction to this bustling but relaxing town at the shore of the wild Atlantic.


Day 1 Marrakech - Essaouira


09:00 Your tour leader and driver will meet you at your hotel. In eastern direction you drive from Marrakech to the Atlantic coast and the town of Essaouira. This old town was a Portuguese fortress, still these days Essaouira shows the influence of several dynasties and tribes, as arab, berber and Portuguese. The traditional port, the shipyard, the Scala and the beach are only some of the highlights of this town. Well known is the town for arts and crafts and the music festivals. Enjoy a walk in the narrow streets of the Medina, with the whitewashed houses with brilliant blue doors and window frames, the boutiques, the market, the bustling activity. Enjoy fresh fish and seafood from the last fishing for lunch at the typical stalls right at the main square and the port. You choose your fish or crab, the cook will grill it right away and serve with bread and tomato salad. Afternoon guided orientation walk to get a first impression of this coastal town. Driving: 170 km, approx. 3 hours.

Overnight: Riad Mimouna or Riad al Madina


Day 2  Essaouira - Marakech


The morning is free and dedicated to explore on your own Essaouira with its traditional port, historical Medina, colourful cooperatives and shops. Maybe you want to go for a camel or horse ride at the beach?

Or are you interested in an optional cooking class and learn how to prepare the Moroccon main dish Tajine (cost depend on group size, to be paid on site, lunch included)? Early afternoon you leave Essaouira and drive back to Marrakech. Enroute you will stop at an Argan oil cooperative. Argan trees are endemic, also called iron tree. The Argan oil is very precious and used for medicine, cosmetic, delicious edible oil and more. In a cooperative you can learn all about it. Late afternoon arrival at Marrakech. Driving: 170 km, approx. 3 hours. End of services.


Private tour: Prices per Person

1 Pers.  EUR 550.- / USD 695.-

2 Pers.  EUR 285.- / USD 360.-

3 Pers.  EUR 206.- / USD 260.-

4 Pers.  EUR 167.- / USD 210.-

5 Pers.  EUR 143.- / USD 180.-

6 Pers.  EUR 127.- / USD 160.-

7 Pers.  EUR 116.- / USD 145.-

sgl room  EUR 36.- / USD 45.-

Extra night at Riad-Hotel in Essaouira, per room sea view

incl. breakfast EUR 92.- / USD 116.-


Group tour: Prices per Person

27.02. - 28.02.13

28.02. - 01.03.13

04.03. - 05.03.13

05.03. - 06.03.13

4 - 7 Pers.  EUR 195.- / USD 245.-

sgl room  EUR 36.- / USD 45.-


Group Travel: Prices per Person/double room 

Group Size 4 - 7 Person   

sgl room EUR 36.- / USD 45.-


- English or French speaking tour leader

- All transportation as per itinerary with a A/C mini bus

- 1 overnight as per itinerary, sharing double room (standard rooms)

- Meals: B breakfast / L lunch / D dinner

- guided city walk in Essaouira