The walled city of Essaouira sitting on the edge of the water

Essaouira Tours and Travels

About Essaouira

Enclosed by medieval-looking battlements and framed by the Atlantic Coast, the picture-perfect town of Essaouira is one of Morocco's most charming beach resorts. Dating back to the 18th century the town is an appealing mix of attractive architecture, beautiful beaches and colourful cuisine. Small enough to explore on foot, Essaouira features attractive whitewashed houses with blue shutters as well as an ancient medina within the original city walls with a maze of narrow alleyways lined with shops selling everything from tea to spices, tagine pots to leather shoes.

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Essaouira Tours

Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Essaouira

Boats in Essaouira | MoroccoActive Days, Rustic Nights

Marrakech Express

5 Days FROM $899
Essaouira Coast | MoroccoActive Days, Rustic Nights

Marrakech, Beach & Beyond

8 days FROM $1,349
Camel trekking | Sahara Desert | MoroccoActive Days, Rustic Nights

Morocco Family Adventure

9 Days FROM $1,469
High Atlas Mountains | MoroccoTailored To Suit You

Atlas & Atlantic Coast

10 days FROM $2,379
Surfer and camels on the beach | Essaouira | MoroccoExciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Surf the New Year

11 Days FROM $1,629
Essaouira | Morocco Active Days, Rustic Nights

Kasbahs, Kids & Coast

12 days FROM $1,799
Essaouira | MoroccoTailored To Suit You

Classical Morocco

14 Days FROM $3,869
View of the city | Chefchaouen | MoroccoActive Days, Rustic Nights

Camels Souks & Kasbahs

15 Days FROM $1,939
Meteor Shower | Sahara | MoroccoActive Days, Rustic Nights

Geminids Meteor Shower

15 Days FROM $2,209
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Essaouira Hotels

If you are planning a Essaouira holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

L'Heure Bleue Palais Essaouira

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Built into the medina walls, the Heure Bleue hotel is an oasis of peace and elegance with beautiful decorations throughout from the intricate carvings and fabrics to the cavernous rooms. Looking out onto a peaceful courtyard, the guestrooms feature a subtle decor inspired by Africa and the Orient with large comfortable beds and elegant furniture. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Dine on sumptuous Moroccan and international dishes at a choice of onsite restaurants or relax in the luxurious hammam. The hotel is located in the heart of Essaouira.

Riad de la Mer Essaouira

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: Mid Range Riad

Riad de la Mer is a spacious 18th century Jewish merchant’s house. Recently restored with the addition of modern facilities, it nevertheless retains the rich character of the original house. The views from the terrace are quite simply magnificent and the rooms have been decorated with beautiful whites and blues. They also come equipped with plush furniture. The riad is situated in the oldest part of the Medina, known as the kasbah.

Essaouira Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Essaouira.

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Active Days, Rustic Nights OTG Adventure
Active Days, Rustic Nights

Our OTG Adventure takes you to the true heart of adventurous destinations. Whether camping in the Okavango Delta, staying in rustic accommodation in the Peruvian Amazon or camping under the Saharan stars in Morocco, this range forsakes just a little bit of the comfort of OTG Signature Range, ensuring we deliver you the best value possible for your holiday.

OTG Adventure takes you straight into the centre of where it’s all at, typically using local transport or overland style vehicles and stay at simple, clean and locally-owned guest houses, haciendas, eco-lodges and simple hotels to maximize the opportunity to interact with the locals.

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent
Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights OTG Signature
Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our OTG Adventure range.

Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.

Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

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