Day Excursions from Marrakech

DAY TRIP MARRAKECH TO ESSAOUIRA

We departure at 8.30 am. The day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech is an ideal escape from the busy Marrakech to enjoy most of the day exploring the city that attracted the Phoeniciens, the Portuguese, the Spanish, the Jews, the Arabs and the Hippies in the 70th. Its old fortified town is ideal for wondering around the Souk stores selling small souvenirs and handicrafts.

The day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech will take us through arid plain with humpy hills near Chichaoua. Historically, Essaouira was first founded by the Carthaginian Hanno in the 5th century who constructed a small trading port and was known later in the 11th centuEssaouira harbourry with the name of Sidi Megdoul. The name was adopted by the Portuguese in the 16th century to be turned into Mogador which means fortress or wall in Berber.

In the 18th century the Sultan Mohammed III conduct serious developments regarding the fortified walls, the harbor…etc. The Sultan was hoping to reorient the capital to Essaouira and for this he appointed the French engineer Theodore Cornut to build the current fortress.

DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL TIME :

We pick up you from your hotel in Marrakech ,we departure at 8.30 am and we return back at 7 pm to Marrakech in the same day.

INCLUDED IN DAY EXCURSION FROM MARRAKECH :

Pick up from your hotel, transfer from Marrakech in A/C vehicle, guided tour in Essaouira, drop off at your Marrakech hotel

MARRAKECH TO OURIKA VALLEY

Join us for the day trip to Ouzoud Waterfalls from Marrakech and spend most of the day at one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Morocco with its nice landscapes.

Depart from Marrakech in the morning and drive through the fertile plain with its olive trees. Ouzoud Waterfalls are located at around 150 km in the northeastern part of Marrakech. Upon arrival at the Ouzoud Waterfalls, which means ” the act of grinding grain” due to the traditional mills available in the region, you may have a gentle hike through the shaded path of  olive trees to the bottom of the waterfalls then walk up to one of the restaurants overlooking the majestic Ouzoud Waterfalls. You may lunch at one of these restaurants serving delicious tagines and Brochettes.

DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL TIME :

We pick up you from your hotel in Marrakech and we departure at 9 am and we return back at 6 pm to Marrakech.

INCLUDED IN DAY EXCURSION FROM MARRAKECH :

Pick up from your hotel, transfer from Marrakech in A/C vehicle, guided tour in Ourika, drop off at your Marrakech hotel

DAY TRIP FROM MARRAKECH TO THE UNESCO KASBAH

Ait Ben Haddou is the most well preserved and beautiful Kasbah in Morocco, it’s more like a collection of small Kasbahs. Ait Ben Haddo Kasbah is a UNESCO worl heritage site and a 14th Century fortified hilltop village that was on the old caravan route between Marrakech and the Sahara. The Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou has featured in countless films and a whole new village has grown up around this beautiful structure. We will start our day trip to Ait ben haddou Kasbahs at 09:00 from Marrakech to pass through the channel of the High Atlas by the road of Tizi N’Tichka Pass, the road passing the highest mountain of Northafrica.

This day trip will allow us to see the summits of the chain and beautiful traditional Berber villages along the road. We will reach to the fortified Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou (the world heritage site) to visit and to discover the charm of its beautiful Kasbahs. It’s an atmospheric place and the Kasbah looks beautiful particularly at sunrise or sunset and sunset. Here you can to climb to the ruins of the fortified granary with stunning views at the surrounding landscape and take a short walk along the river and in the village.

Afterwards we continue to Ouarzazate the gate to the desert and the center of Sahara desert Tourism in the south, where we will visit the Taourirt Kasbah and its spectacular building that offers you the chance to see inside a real ancient Kasbah and see the moroccan architecture. The entrance fee costs 2 euros or 20 dirhams per person. In the afternoon we drive back to Marrakech.

DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL TIME :

We pick up you from your hotel in Marrakech and we departure at 8.30 am and we return back at 8 pm to Marrakech.

INCLUDED IN DAY EXCURSION FROM MARRAKECH :

Pick up from your hotel, transfer from Marrakech in A/C vehicle, guided tour in Ait Benhaddou, drop off at your Marrakech hotel

DAY EXCURSION FROM MARRAKECH TO WATERFALLS

Excursion to Ouzoud waterfalls is one of the best and famous Marrakech outdoor activities. We depart from Marrakech to Ouzoud waterfalls through many plains dotted with hundreds olive farms. Ouzoud Waterfalls is a natural wonder and a popular spot for locals during summer months. Ouzoud is a series of spectacular stunts that have become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region. The waterfalls include three levels of rock where water falls from a height of about (110 m) in a lake.The hike to the top of the fall, however, is a little more difficult, but You will be rewarded with a panoramic view, and possibly even an observation of a rare Barbary macaques living locally. At 8 we departure from your hotel and we take a road, 150 km north of Marrakech to the picturesque village of Ouzoud. Once we get there, you will start immediately your walking journey with your own guide and explore the site. It’s possible to have more time, if you wanted a swim. Surely, there are restaurants where you can enjoy Moroccan cuisine. Late afternoon, return to Marrakech.

DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL TIME :

We pick up you from your hotel in Marrakech and we departure at 8 am and we return back at 7.30 pm to Marrakech.

INCLUDED IN DAY EXCURSION FROM MARRAKECH :

Pick up from your hotel, transfer from Marrakech in A/C vehicle, guided tour in Ouzoud waterfalls, drop off at your Marrakech hotel