Travelling by 4×4 our objective is to experience some of the dramatic coastline of the Moroccan Atlantic, walk on deserted beaches and explore the ancient medina and harbour of Essaouira. Leaving Marrakech we take an off-beat route across country to reach the Atlantic at Souira Kedima, a sleepy coastal town with a lovely beach.
We then turn south to follow the windswept Atlantic coast, broken by areas of dunes, hills, fishing villages and largely protected off-shore by a 50km-long marine reserve (Aires Marines Proteges). We visit a small fishing harbour and follow sand-tracks to a remote beach before continuing to Essaouira.
Next a local guide will take us on a short orientation tour of the medina. The rest of our time is free to explore the narrow shop-filled streets, the colourful fishing port or beach. En route back to Marrakech we visit an Argan oil co-operative and hope to see tree-climbing goats!
0800 Rendezvous with driver; drive to Souira Kedima & drive along Atlantic coast
1330 Arrive Essaouira and tour the medina; free time to explore the sites and beach
1730 Depart Essaouira to Marrakech (181 km)
2000 Arrive Marrakech
Private departures operate daily and can be tailored to personal interests. Timings are approximate and may vary due to the interests of the group, weather or seasons.
Sun-glasses, comfortable footwear and plenty of sun protection.
Old canons still point out to sea to defend the port
Shopping and souvenir opportunities, Essaouira
Seafood menu, Essaouira
Take a walk around Essaouira's perimeter
The old port at Essaouira
Plenty of fresh fish in Essaouira
Pick-up/drop-off in Marrakech; travel in style in private vehicle with air-conditioning and English-speaking driver; 1 hour guided tour.
Entrance fees, beverages, lunch and other meals not specified; tips and items of a personal nature.
Hundreds of people have enjoyed this trip and we are proud of our customer satisfaction levels.