During a stay in Marrakech for 5 or 7 days, for example, it may be advantageous to leave the city for a day. Time for a trip out of Marrakech.

Different excursion possibilities available to you during a stay in the city of Marrakech.
In the rest of this post, we’ll advise you on excursions that are achievable in the day from Marrakech. If staying in a hotel of Marrakech for a week, for example, no worries, you leave in the morning and you come home at night ! Conversely, if you are more flexible, these trips are of course possible for a period a little more long, time to take his time

Essaouira, a coastal city to discover

The escape for a day to visit Essaouira is clearly a good idea!

Essaouira is a small town on the Atlantic coast. Full of charm, the Medina of Essaouira and the city walls are worth a visit ! You can visit the city in one day integrating trips to / from / to Marrakech. Take the time to wander through the harbor to see the fishing boats but also the sale of freshly caught fish!

Essaouira Sea
Essaouira Sea

Must Essaouira, the ride on the Skala with breathtaking views! This is certainly the best place in town! The ramparts of Essaouira are beautiful ! Finally, note the Medina of Essaouira is also very nice. Much less touristy than the Medina of Marrakech, painted in white and blue houses are beautiful !

On the practical side, you can easily reach Essaouira yourself by making Essaouira day trip by bus. Departures are from the bus station in Marrakech, just behind the ONCF station (train). The journey takes about 3 hours one way (including a quick break on the road).
Once in Essaouira, you can reach the historic heart of the city on foot, in minutes!

A day in the Atlas

Another major opportunity to tour from Marrakech, the Atlas ! total change of scenery. The distance from the city and its effervescence to enjoy the magical landscapes of the Atlas!

A real nature break in the middle of a stay in a city of Morocco, it is the ideal. A good way to see anything and decompress for a trip to Marrakech is not necessarily an easy one once one moves away from the hotel pool.

The Atlas from Marrakech, various options are available to you even if you do not have to go too far if you go only by the day for an Ouzoud Falls day trip.

Ouzoud Waterfalls
Ouzoud Waterfalls

In Atlas, things to do abound. You can visit Ait Ben Haddou, Ksar beautiful even if it is from Marrakesh that the path will be long on the day.

Other nearest possibilities, Ouzoud or Ourika valley.

Regarding the organization, two options are available:

  • organize by yourself and hire a car. Driving in Marrakech (out of town) is rather sporty. On one day, you’ll spend a lot of time in the car and driving can be tiring
  • more relaxed solution, go through an agency to book a trip from Marrakech. You will then not have to drive and you do not waste time searching your business locations. You can view the different possibilities for day trips from Marrakech to the site Tour Around Marrakech.

Anyway, if you stay at least 5 days Marrakech, we advise you to go out of town to find something else, the time of day.


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