From the red city to the Pearl of the Atlantic
An imperial city and an old fortified harbour town facing the Atlantic, here is a combination that will allow you to discover two particularly contrasting sides of Morocco. Marrakech has all the exhuberance of a historical city turned to the Orient; souks, palaces, museums; in two days you’ll only see the best it has to offer. Essaouira, built on a rocky peninsula, is a city with character. You’ll fall under the charm of its pink ramparts, white houses with blue shutters, winding arched alleyways and incredible views over the ocean. Spending every night in a riad, you’ll enjoy the best accommodations in Morocco.
The stages of your journey :
Day 1 : Marrakech
Day 2 : Marrakech
Day 3 : Marrakech - Essaouira. 170 km about 2h30
Day 4 : Essaouira
Day 5 : Back to Marrakech
Your accomodation in the medina
A riad in the medina : There are currently over 200 riads in the Marrakech medina and dozens in Essaouira’s. For our clients, we have selected a few with which we have built relationships of partnership and trust over the years. We have chosen these establishments based on their location relative to the centre, their low capacities, their traditional Moroccan cuisine, their reasonable prices and their friendly and impeccable service.
Still, don’t hesitate to communicate any special needs to us so we can put you in the accommodation that suits you and your needs best!
Price for this journey in Morocco
Your selfdrive tour starting from 235€ per person based on a 2 person trip with the rental of a vehicule
Your selfdrive tour starting from 350€ per person based on a 2 person trip with the rental of a vehicule + driver
This price is per person, based on a 2 persons trip and sharing a room
Final price will vary according to the number of people, the season and the category of vehicle rented.
- 3 day rental of a category A vehicle (VAT included, unlimited distance, insurance, drop off and pick up)
- 2 nights in a riad in Marrakech
- 2 nights in a riad in Essaouira
Not included :
- Meals besides breakfasts
- Tips and extras
- Visits and excursions
Day 1 : Marrakech
Welcome at the Marrakech International Airport and transfer to your cosy riad in the medina. Our selection guarantees comfort, charm and proximity to the city’s major sites of interest.
Day 2 : Marrakech
On your own or organized by us, Marrakech offers a myriad of walks and activities to delight travellers: Jema El Fnaa Square, souks (bazaars), museum visits, palaces, gardens, horse drawn carriage tours…
Days 3 & 4 : Essaouira
Drop off of your rental vehicle to your riad and take off for Morocco’s “Saint-Malo”: formerly Mogador, newly renamed Essaouira. Settle into your home away from home for the next two nights, in the heart of the city’s medina. On your agenda, a discovery of the multicoloured souks, of the beach, the ramparts and the harbour, feasts of fish and seafood. Wild and beautiful coastlines just outside the city (Sidi Kaouki). Inquire about water sports : surf, kite-surf…the 170 km drive on paved roads takes about 3 hours
Day 5 : Marrakech
Return to Marrakech where your vehicle will be picked up. End of our services.
- Go for a walk along the untamed beaches and coves south of Essaouira including Sidi Kaouki, a renowned surf spot
- Stroll through Essaouira’s harbour to admire its azure boats
- Don’t hesitate to ask for a full fish meal at the hole in the wall restaurants at the entrance of the harbour: freshness guaranteed!
Your vehicule :
3 day rental of a vehicle of your choice category A/B/C/D or 4WD
VAT included, unlimited distance, insurance, drop off and pick up at your hotel.
The entirety of the self drive tour takes place on well-kept paved roads. You do not have to rent a 4WD unless you would prefer to. If you don’t want to drive, we can hire a driver for you or organize a transfer there and back from Marrakech.