Marrakech day trip from Essaouira is a full-day tour to visit Marrakech red city. The trip starts from Essaouira in the morning at 08:00 AM and ends in Essaouira in the evening around 19:00 PM.
After around one hour of driving, you will stop in the forest of Argan oil. Where you can see goats in Argan trees and discover female co-operatives of Argan oil. And learn how they made it. Then you will continue the tour straight away to Marrakech.
Once you arrive in Marrakech you will start to explore Marrakech; «the red city of Morocco”. You will visit the most important sites of historical and cultural interest, including the Majorelle Gardens, the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace, and the main square place Jemaa el-Fna. then you will walk through the souks and view hundreds of handicrafts.
Marrakech is nicknamed the “Red City” for its old red sandstone city walls and buildings. It has Berber rather than Arab roots and was an important trading capital for tribes of the Atlas Mountains. Orient yourself around Marrakech’s bustling Jemaa el-Fna Square: the souks are to the north, the Koutoubia Mosque and Gardens to the west and the kasbah area with the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, and El Badi Palace are to the south. In the new city, you will find the Majorelle Gardens.
Indulge your senses as you explore the complicated labyrinth of souks, tucked behind ordinary restaurants and shops. Check out Souk el Attarin, Souk Chouari, and Souk Smata for a selection of spices, woodwork, and babouche (traditional Moroccan slippers). Visit Souk ofTanneries or the dyers’ souk to see how cloth and yarn are dyed using traditional methods. Next, admire the fine example of Moroccan Islamic architecture of the Ben Youssef Madrasa, a 16th-century Koranic school, and note the ornate detail of its interior: carved cedar ceilings, sculpted plaster, and zellij tiling. In the afternoon back to Essaouira to arrive around19pm.