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.

Day trips from Marrakech » The options

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.

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

  • From 500 MAD per person with a minimum of four participants

Marrakech – Imlil day trip

  • From 350 MAD per person with a minimum of four participants

Marrakech – Ourika valley day trip

  • From 350 MAD per person with a minimum of four participants

Marrakech – Essaouira day trip

  • From 400 MAD per person with a minimum of four participants

Marrakech – Ouzoud Waterfalls day trip

  • From 400 MAD per person with a minimum of four participants

Marrakech City Tour

  • From 600 MAD per person with a minimum of four participants

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.

Marrakech day trips