Day trips from Marrakech

While researching the best day trips from Marrakech, people tend to get a bit confused in terms of recommendations and potential possibilities. 

As a local Marrakech travel agency, we are the direct operator, not a broker – you buy our Marrakech day trips directly from us, the supplier.

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Our Marrakech day trips include

  1. Hotel pick-up and drop off.
  2. Friendly staff.
  3. Thoughtfully maintained vehicles.
  4. Multi-lingual drivers and guides.
  5. Easy phone assistance if required.
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Marrakech day tours destinations

These private tours are an accessible approach to discover Morocco if you’re on a short holiday break in Marrakech. Due to its central geographical location, the famous “Red City” is the starting point for many excursions.

Day trips from Marrakech
Ait Benhaddou
Ait Benhaddou

Ait Benhaddou can be found about 30 km from Ouarzazate. This mud-brick village offers an impressive spectacle of rock layers and adobe architecture.

Located in the Atlas Mountains, 182 km south of Marrakech, this Ait Benhaddou day tour will fascinate those who appreciate culture, history, and above all, breathtaking landscapes.

Ait Benhaddou is one of the best-preserved ksor in southern Morocco and listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1987.

Ait Benhaddou served as set to many famous Hollywood movies such as the Gladiator with Russell Crowe.

Casablanca
Casablanca

Casablanca is the economic capital of Morocco and its most populous city, located on the Atlantic coast bordered by sumptuous beaches.

Located 244 km north of Marrakech, this Casablanca day tour will fascinate those who enjoy city life, incredible architecture, culture, religion, and history.

Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca has the largest minaret in Africa (210 m) and is the fifth largest mosque in the world. The mosque is open to the public and can be visited upon paying an entrance ticket.

Marrakech to Casablanca day trip is one of our most requested day tours from Marrakech.

Essaouira
Essaouira

Essaouira, surrounded by fortifications and located on the edge of the Atlantic it’s a famous Moroccan medina included by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Located 191 km west of Marrakech, this Essaouira day tour will fascinate those who enjoy nature, unique architecture, interesting cultural peculiarities, and ancient history.

Very different from its hectic neighbor Marrakech, Essaouira attracts artists from all over the world who settle here to gasp the magical ambiance of this ancient city.

Day trips from Marrakech to Essaouira are our most demanded day tours from Marrakech.

Imlil
Imlil

Imlil village in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains, is the base for those who wish to explore the amazing Toubkal National Park, or even for the most adventurous, to climb North Africa highest mountain, the JbelToukbal at 4,167 meters.

Located in the Atlas Mountains, 90 km south of Marrakech, this Imlil day tour will fascinate those who enjoy nature, picturesque viewpoints, and the interesting Berber mountain culture.

Expect opulent vegetation, with mild climate during the Summer, and cold / snow during the Winter. Authentic Berber villages and epic mountain views in the Moroccan countryside.

Ourika Valley
Ourika Valley

The Ourika Valley is the perfect rural getaway for those who enjoy nature, traditional Berber village in the Atlas mountains, riverbanks, donkey trails, and waterfalls.

Located in the Atlas Mountains 64 km south of Marrakech, this Ourika day tour takes you to a different part of the country, away from the exhausting Marrakech urban life.

Ourika valley is the perfect day trip from Marrakech.

Ouzoud Falls
Ouzoud Falls

Ouzoud, with its 100 meters water free fall, is the tallest waterfall in North Africa.

Located 159 km north of Marrakech, this Ouzoud day tour will fascinate those who enjoy culture, fascinating nature, and wildlife as you’ll be able to see the endemic Barbary monkey.

Ouzoud falls stand out as a large touristic destination in the country and one of the most visited and photographed natural sites in Morocco.

Marrakech to Ouzoud day trip is our second most requested Marrakech day tours.

Undoubtedly, the Ouzoud waterfalls are one of the most beautiful places in Morocco. Don’t miss them out.

Frequently asked questions

What are the best day trips out of Marrakech?

Morocco is a vast and diverse country, so you can expect a wide variety of Marrakech day trips. Of course, we could mention 100 different places to visit, but we do have to be practical and offer you the best destinations around Marrakech. With our many years of experience, we came out with the best day tours from Marrakech which are: Ait Benhaddou, Casablanca, Essaouira, Ourika, Ouzoud, and Imlil. Upon request, we can also organize a Marrakech day trip to Agadir and a Marrakech day trip to the desert of Agafay. Contact us for further information.

How about day trips from Marrakech to Ouarzazate?

It is possible to cross the Atlas Mountains all the way to Ouarzazate. The only issue here is that the only UNESCO site in south Morocco is located roughly 28 km away, so obviously we give preference you spend your time in this prime site of the Draa-Tafilalet region. Although the distance between these two cities is only 200km, crossing the Atlas mountains up to 2000 meters takes us at least 4 hours drive one way. So even our Ksar Benhaddou day trip transforms into a full day trip out of Marrakech.

Can you reach the Sahara Desert on a day trip from Marrakech?

No, technically and due to the distance between Marrakech and the Sahara desert, a one day trip to the desert is out of the question. The minimum required for a quick desert trip will be 2 or 3 days, depending on how “big” of a desert you want to experience.

Is Casablanca far from Marrakech?

No, in fact, a Casablanca day tour from Marrakech is quite easy but taking into account that we profit from excellent Morocco’s network of Motorways. So, although the distance from Casablanca and Marrakech is 244 km, the one-way trip will barely take 1h 30m or 2 hours maximum.

What is the most requested Marrakech day trip?

Without a doubt, the most famous Marrakech day trips are Essaouira, Ouzoud Falls, and Ait Benhaddou.

Located 191 km west of Marrakech on the Atlantic Coast, Essaouira fascinates those who enjoy nature, unique architecture, interesting cultural peculiarities, and ancient history.

Located 159 km north of Marrakech, Ouzoud fascinates those who enjoy culture, fascinating nature, and wildlife as you’ll be able to see the endemic Barbary monkey.

Located 182 km south of Marrakech in the Atlas Mountains, Ait Benhaddou fascinates those who appreciate culture, history, and above all, breathtaking landscapes.

How much Marrakech day trips cost?

We run these private tours on a regular daily basis. We pick you up from your hotel and you will be accompanied by an English-speaking driver (may not be available in high seasons due to high demand). We list our day excursion rates below but take into consideration that the prices vary on the number of participants in each tour.

Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou day trip
1 – 3 participants: 1650 MAD per group
4 participants: 1980 MAD per group
5+ participants: 440 MAD per person

Marrakech – Imlil day trip
1 – 3 participants: 1540 MAD per group
4 participants: 1760 MAD per group
5+ participants: 350 MAD per person

Marrakech – Ourika valley day trip
1 – 3 participants: 1430 MAD per group
4 participants: 1600 MAD per group
5+ participants: 400 MAD per person

Marrakech – Essaouira day trip
1 – 3 participants: 1650 MAD per group
4 participants: 1980 MAD per group
5+ participants: 440 MAD per person

Marrakech – Ouzoud Waterfalls day trip
1 – 3 participants: 1540 MAD per group
4 participants: 1760 MAD per group
5+ participants: 400 MAD per person

Marrakech City Tour
1 – 3 participants: 1710 MAD per group
4 participants: 2160 MAD per group
5+ participants: 490 MAD per person

NOTE15% is added on these rates for this period: 24th December until 5th January, also the day trips may not be available from Dec 28th to Jan 2nd. Check updated rates on our price page.

How to book a day trip?

You can easily book our trips by filling up the booking form. You will get a prompt response within 24 hours, with the availability confirmation, and booking procedure. Furthermore, you will be asked to provide us the pick-up details including your hotel address, or the corresponding phone number if you are staying in a riad in the medina.

 

What type of transportation is used?

All our day excursions include an SUV style of transport such as Toyota Land Cruiser (or similar) or a Minibus if the number of people requires a larger car. All our vehicles are air-conditioned equipped and provide fully secured and regularly checked seat belts.

Are these trips private or in a group?

We run private tours. Your vehicle will not be shared with anyone of your group of friends or family. Sporadically and during the high-season, we run day group tours, so if this is what you’re searching for, contact us and try your luck for last-minute prices and availability.

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