Red City Marrakesh to Windy City Essaouira

5-Day Marrakesh and Essaouira Private Tour

This tour focuses on Marrakesh with a trip to Essaouira. Immerse yourself in historical and culturally-rich Marrakesh. Then relax on the Atlantic coast in Essaouira and enjoy local delicacies.




from US$699 p/p

Best For

Culture Fans

Best Time

Nov. to April

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Admire the Splendor of Marrakesh's Imperial Palaces

As one of the most extraordinary imperial relics of Morocco, Bahia Palace was built in 19th century. It offers great photo opportunities.

Admire the Splendor of Marrakesh's Imperial Palaces
Visit the Impressive Manara Gardens

Manara Gardens is Marrakesh's most famous gardens, enjoy a great view of the Atlas Mountains from the Manara Gardens.

Visit the Impressive Manara Gardens
Discover the Most Beautiful Mosque in North Africa

First built in 1147, Koutoubia Mosque is considered a classic and important example of Moroccan mosque architecture.

Discover the Most Beautiful Mosque in North Africa
Explore the Arab Marketplace and Handicraft Quarters of Marrakesh

Jemaa el-Fna square has a history of more than one thousand years. It is the largest traditional market in Morocco. There, you could witness a true scene of Arabian fairy tales and feel the vitality of local people's life.

Explore the Arab Marketplace and Handicraft Quarters of Marrakesh
Enjoy the Breeze of the Atlantic Ocean at the Port of Essaouira

Essaouira is an outstanding and well-preserved example of a mid-18th century fortified seaport town, linking Morocco and its Saharan hinterland with Europe and the rest of the world. Now, it has become a romantic holiday destination.

Enjoy the Breeze of the Atlantic Ocean at the Port of Essaouira
Walk along the Ancient Portuguese Streets of the Old Medina

The medina (old city) of Essaouira is a multicultural center. Walk through the old streets to immerse yourself in the diverse culture.

Walk along the Ancient Portuguese Streets of the Old Medina

Itinerary Details

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Day 1
Marrakesh Arrival

Land at Marrakesh Menara airport. We will be there to welcome you and help you transfer to your hotel. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Day 2
Marrakesh–Essaouira: 180 km (112 miles)

After a morning drive to Essaouira, you'll have time for lunch (optional) at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, you'll visit the port and its ramparts, the old medina, and scala (artillery platforms). You will have the chance to take a camel ride on the beach (optional). Then stroll on the ancient Portuguese streets of the medina. The ambiance of the old city is fascinating.

Dinner is included at your hotel

Day 3
Essaouira–Marrakesh: 180 km (112 miles)

Have your breakfast and morning in Essaouira at your leisure. Lunch at a local restaurant is optional. Then we'll drive you back to Marrakesh in the afternoon. Dinner will be at your Marrakesh hotel.

Day 4
Marrakesh City Highlights Discovery

After breakfast, set out to see Marrakesh, the second oldest imperial city of Morocco, dubbed "the pearl of the south". Our historical sightseeing tour includes Menara Gardens, Saadian's Tombs, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque, and Dar Si Said Museum.

Lunch will be at your hotel. In the afternoon, visit the souks (medina market stalls) and handicraft quarters. Then see the famous Jemaa el-Fna Square with its nonstop entertainment.

Day 5
Marrakesh Departure

We'll transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your departure with assistance (if required) for check-in. Enjoy your journey home!

Hand-picked Hotels

Atlas Asni
Atlas Asni
Hotel Des Iles
Hotel Des Iles

Price Includes

Price from: $699 (Tour code: gh-mr-8)

One-to-one consultancy
One-to-one consultancy
Knowledgeable local guides
Knowledgeable local guides
Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
Hand-picked hotels
Hand-picked hotels
Breakfasts and meals as listed
Breakfasts and meals as listed
Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
Transportation as listed
Transportation as listed
A 24/7 helpline while traveling
A 24/7 helpline while traveling

Trip Notes

English-Speaking Driver

Our airport transfer drivers will meet you with your name sign and see you off at the airport.

Your English-speaking driver will provide private transport between Marrakesh and Essaouira.

Private City Guides

In Marrakesh and Essaouira, you will have a private English-speaking guide who will guide you and help you to discover the places and share their local knowledge and perspectives with you. Feel free to ask questions as our guides are ready to provide you with insights into their local culture, history, and life.

Breakfasts and Meals

Breakfasts are included in the tour. Usually, buffet breakfasts are available in your hotels. Lunch on Day 4 and dinners on Day 1, Day2, Day 3 are included.

Transportation between Cities: Enjoy Great Views along the Way!

A private vehicle is the main transportation tool between cities in Morocco. Some days you may have a 3–5-hour drive to the next destination, or even longer. Your private driver will make some stops along the way to help ease your journey and to soak up the views.


We've chosen our accommodation options very carefully, picking out the best possible hotels with a local flavor. Please note that service levels and accommodation in Morocco may differ from Western standards.

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