Day Tours of Morocco and Marrakech

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If you are short of time, but want to be sure that you enjoy the best that a place has to offer, our day tours are ideal for you.

The three tours described here are designed for people staying in Marrakech. We can also offer day tours for other cities including Fes, Casablanca and Tanger – please contact us to discuss your requirements. 

We will take the time to tailor your tour around your interests and preferences. You can choose from a Marrakech City Day long excursion, an awe-inspiring journey through the Atlas Mountains, or a day in the verdant home of Argan oil, the Essaouira valley. 
Our native Moroccan tour guides love to share their knowledge and passion for their country. Thanks to their generous hospitality, it won’t before you feel truly at home in Morocco. 
 

 

  • Marrakech City Day excursion
    • This guided day-long tour of Marrakech starts and ends in your hotel or riad , wherever it is in Marrakech. It starts at 9:30am and ends at 4 or 5pm, depending on the season.

      After meeting you in your accommodation, we will start exploring Marrakech "the red city of Morocco”. Your tour guide will ensure that you see the most important places of historical and cultural interest, including the Koutoubia Tower, the Saadian tombs, the Palace of Bahia and the Ben Youssef Coranic School.

      Your excursion includes the alleys of the Marrakech Medina and the souks - one of the largest souks in Morocco, where you can see hundreds of handicrafts.

      You can have lunch at a restaurant around the square or at any place of your choice, then we will drive you outside the Medina to see the Majorelle Gardens and have short drive to the new city “Gueliz”, before we drop you off at your accommodation at the end of your tour.

      You have the option to end your Marrakech day tour at the square where you have the opportunity to walk through the square entertained with magicians, story-tellers and food sellers.
  • The Berber Trail: Morocco’s Atlas Mountains and the Ourika Valley
    • We do recommend this trip if you have time while in Marrakech. This amazing excursion will take you to breath-taking scenery less touched by tourists and to a very lush valley to escape the heat and the chaos of the city of Marrakech. This journey will allow you experience the Berber way of life, a way that has been endured for hundreds of years. Marhaba.

      Your tour guide will meet you at your riad/hotel in Marrakech and start your day tour travelling to Ourika Valley via the villages of Asni and Tahnaout. This tour will take you through the three valleys including Tahnaout Valley, the Mulay Brahim Gorge and the Berber village of Asni, you will also have the opportunity to visit a Berber family and experience our culture.

      During your journey you will experience the breathtaking scenery and the fascinating views of the Toubkal and Oukaimden Mountains - the highest peaks in North Africa.

      You will get to the beautiful Ourika Valley for lunch. This valley is one of the richest valleys in Morocco with running streams, green trees and flowers, blooming bushes, and magnificent waterfalls. After lunch, your day tour will continue with a 2 hours hiking trip. You will walk through the Berber village of Setti Fatma, and in the fields where you may see monkeys in the wild, and experience great views of the waterfall.

      Afterwards, you will head back to Marrakech to conclude your tour
      Tour ends at your accommodation or any place of your choice in Marrakech.
  • Essaouira Day trip: Exploring Essaouira
    • We will meet you at your accommodation in Marrakech and start travelling to Essaouira, “Mogador”. Just before you get to Essaouira and since this is the land of the “Argan culture”, you will see herds of goats climbing the Argan trees looking for better food they can’t find on the ground. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the women's co-operative of Argan oil where they extract the oil that is famous for its culinary, cosmetic and medical properties.

      We will arrive in Essaouira around 11am and then start our exploration of the city. You’ll visit the Skala Fortress; see Thuya wood carved by artisans; walk through the alleys of the medina, where you can see hundreds of handicrafts.

      Essaouira knew many civilisations - including the Portuguese occupation, which affects much of its architecture - however, it remains a small, beautiful town with much history. Because of its size and its characteristic blue doors, washed walls and location, it is also regarded as Morocco’s “Jewel of the Atlantic”

      Your visit includes the Mellah - the Jewish headquarter, and the beach. There is an annual festival of “Gnawa music”, where many musical groups come from different parts of Africa and the world.

      Today you will have a traditional Moroccan lunch of fresh bought fish cooked to order, a very authentic experience. After that you will have some free time before we drive you back to Marrakech where your day tour ends.
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