Day 1: Marrakech Airport – Essaouira Coastal City
Arrival to Marrakech, immediate transfer with a private vehicle and local driver to the coastal city of Essaouira for a successive 2 nights stays in a riad in the medina, Essaouira also known as the Portuguese town with its harbor, is small easy-going town situated in north of Agadir. The journey from Marrakech airport to Essaouira is only 2h30, which makes it quite easy and doable all year round.
Day 2: A day in Essaouira / Souks & Alleys
Today, you can spend the day wandering around the souks, the Jewish quarter and get to see all the handicrafts mainly the famous Thuya wood grown in the area. You can also try fresh seafood in a tiny restaurant after selecting it from the fish market. Around the sunset time, we suggest that you go to the terrace of Café Taros overlooking the ocean where you can enjoy a drink. Alternatively, Essaouria is a hidden gem for water sports as well as fund and adventurous activities such as quad biking, horse & camel riding. Essaouira’s beach is quite cold all year round for a better beach, Sidi Kaouki is only 12km south to Agadir is much better for a swim.
Day 3: Essaouira to Marrakech
Flexible pick up by your driver on a private transfer back to the busy town of Marrakech after a couple of days in a peaceful/smaller medina. Marrakech is different in every way, starting with colours to the hassle of vendors in the souks. You will check into your riad in the old medina and stay here for 2 nights to enjoy your short break in Marrakech.
Day 4: Souks exploration guided walking tour
At 9:30 a.m you will be met by an official local tour guide for an orientation tour, a great introduction of Marrakech and it’s historical monuments including Bahia & Badii Palaces, The Mederassa Ben Youssef and Saadian Tombs. You will visit the colorful souks of Marrakech navigating through the alleys. You can also make it out of the medina to, behind the walls, to see the beautiful gardens of Majorelle. For the rest of the afternoon, you can experience a Hammam and for the evening, we recommend a visit to the main square where you can see the storytellers, stalls of food, musicians and acrobats. Around the magic hour, a drink in one of the Cafe terraces overlooking the busy square is a remarkable moment of your Marrakech short stay.
Day 5: Transfer back to Marrakech airport for the flight back home
Hopefully your flight is later afternoon, then you should be able to enjoy the morning and do whatever you want, either shopping in the souks or stay for leisure. Your driver will show up 2 hours before your flight and transfer you to Marrakech airport.
Marrakech & Essaouira 5 Days / 4 Nights Short Break Tour Inclusions
- A/C licensed vehicle Minibus or SUV for the 3 transfers, diesel
- English speaking driver
- Local Marrakech tour guide for the walking tour of the medina
- 2 nights in Essaouira Riad, 1 double room bed & breakfast daily
- 2 nights in Marrakech riad, 1 double room bed & breakfast daily
- Local taxes