Usually when anybody comes to Morocco, he/she somehow has to visit either Marrakech or Essaouira or both. But let’s first know a little about both cities.
Marrakesh, a former imperial city in western Morocco, is a major economic center and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with mazelike alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret of 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque.
Essaouira is a port city and resort on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Its medina (old town) is protected by 18th-century seafront ramparts called the Skala de la Kasbah, which were designed by European engineers. Old brass cannons line the walls, and there are ocean views. Strong trade winds make the city’s crescent beach popular for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing.
Essaouira is an exceptional example of a late-18th-century fortified town, built according to the principles of contemporary European military architecture in a North African context. Since its foundation, it has been a major international trading seaport, linking Morocco and its Saharan hinterland with Europe and the rest of the world.
When settled in Marrakech, you’ll find Essaouira is an excellent option for a day trip from Marrakech since it is located about 3 hours to the west and has a very different feel and atmosphere to Marrakech. It’s a seaside fishing village with a nice beach and ancient medina. It can be busy in the high season, but it’s noticeably more relaxed than Marrakech.
And it’s very easy to chose between a varied amount of transporting companies to move you from/to a specific city.
Marrakech transport companies offer air conditioned & modern vehicles for your journey.
The journey between Marrakech & Essaouira takes approx 2 and a half hours. The road is flat and straight, passing alongside fields where Goats in trees can sometimes be seen.
The common routes possible for this type of service are:
- Marrakech Airport to Essaouira
- Marrakech hotels to Essaouira
- Marrakech Train station to Essaouira
Celebration of Music
The 20th anniversary of the Gnaoua and World Music Festival is one of celebration
A celebration indeed as music is at the heart of the festival’s original philosophy. The most talented artists to a fusion-based gathering with Gnaoua masters and together they will create moments of musical improvisation.
Absolutely polyphonic, mixing the most diverse variety of styles the Essaouira Festival evokes the most unique emotions, top moments of communion through a high variety of music. It is a true-to-life experimental musical laboratory, an open sky studio that celebrates its 20th anniversary offering a first in programming.
All the big names will be there for concerts full of energy where the legendary blues of Lucky Peterson will pair with the aerial jazz of Bill Laurence, the frenetic rhythms of Carlinhos Brown or the eminently wise voice of Ismael Lô.
The musicians, friends of the Festival and true actors and witnesses of this special adventure are returning to the Essaouira stage for revisited creations like the residency formed by Maalem Abdeslam Alikane and Ray Lema who have been playing together for 20 years. Mention can also be made of the refined performance conceived by Roy Ehrlich and his colorful company with the Band of Gnaoua. Not to forget with all this the unbridled energy of Amazigh Kateb and Gnaoua Diffusion.
But the festival has as its leading force the desire to always renew itself. This year several residencies have been specially created to celebrate this 20th anniversary. Truly original presentations like the pairing of indo-Pakistani Sufism and tagnaouite offered by Titi Robin or the Guinea trip of Sidi Ben Ali Hamdouch created by Maalem Hasan Boussou and friends.
Essaouira offers those looking for spirituality true music and intemporal benchmarks, the possibility of meeting and expanding horizons through dialogue: Since its inception the Festival strives to keep alive the richness of the Moroccan musical heritage. This year the young Moroccan musical stage and maalems from across the country and traditional companies will take part in this celebration.
A pioneering and authentic Festival, the Gnaoua and World Music Festival will come to the city of the Trade Winds, the former Mogador, and together sing the praises of freedom and tolerance.
The magic of the Festival will be there and isn’t it true that 20 is the best age of all?
A two-hour, door-to-door private transfer in a Wi-Fi equipped car from Marrakesh to Essaouira. Mineral water and photo stops included.
What to Expect
Your driver will await you with your name visible on a sign board in your hotel lobby or the airport departure lounge to assist you with your luggage. Clean, new, comfortable, and private vans comply with national and international safety regulations and are all fitted with air conditioning, and mineral water. The transfer will take approximately two hours.
Pre-booking this service will save you time and effort by ensuring an affordable fixed price for private, door-to-door transfer from Marrakech to your accommodation in Essaouira. You can relax and trust that you will be driven safely.
Forget about fighting traffic and looking for a parking spot at the Mohammed V International Airport. Skip all the headaches associated with getting to the airport and travel with confidence by scheduling a private vehicle. Sit back and relax as a professional chauffeur makes the three hour (maximum) trip from Marrakech to catch all the Casablanca airport departures. Enjoy Wi-Fi access and a selection of refreshments along the way.
What to Expect
Your driver will be waiting at the your hotel reception lobby with your name visible on a sign board and assist you with your luggage.
This service will save you time and effort as you can pre-book your private door-to-door transfer for an affordable fixed price, between your accommodation in Marrakech and Casablanca Mohamed V Airport.
Multilingual, courteous, professional drivers, and clean, new, comfortable vans are all comply with national and international safety regulations and are all fitted with air conditioning, WiFi, tablets and fresh mineral water. You can relax and trust that you will be driven safely from door to door.
Book a private transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca with Marrakech Taxi Transfert and enjoy the 3-hour trip in the comfort and security of an air-conditioned minivan. Avoid crowded public transport and taxi lines; simply meet your driver at the airport or a Marrakech hotel. Go directly to your Casablanca lodging, or pause for coffee and a stroll as you travel to Morocco’s Atlantic coast.
What to Expect
Leave your maps and bus timetables behind and travel from Marrakech to Casablanca in style with this private transfer service. Whether you’re traveling individually, with a partner or in a group, for business or for pleasure, enjoy stress-free travel from Marrakech to the coastal city of Casablanca.
Meet your driver at a prearranged time either at your hotel or riad in the city or at Marrakech’s Menara Airport. Then, hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan for the 3-hour journey north to Casablanca.
Cruise along the highway in comfort and enjoy optional breaks along the way for a coffee or to stretch your legs. Whether you’re traveling to your accommodation in Casablanca or catching a flight from Mohammed V International Airport, relax safe in the knowledge that you’ll arrive relaxed and ready.
Book a private transfer from Marrakech to Agadir, and enjoy the 3-hour trip in the comfort and security of an air-conditioned minivan. Avoid crowded public transport and taxi lines; simply meet your driver at the airport or a Marrakech hotel. Go directly to your lodging in Agadir, or pause for coffee and a stroll on the way to Agadir’s broad beaches, legendary waves and vibrant downtown.
What to Expect
For solo or group travelers alike, this private one-way transfer service is a smooth and stress-free way to get from Marrakech to Agadir. Leave the maps and bus timetables behind, avoid potential problems and delays on public transport and travel to the Moroccan coast in comfort.
Simply book your pickup from your accommodation in the city or Menara Airport, then meet your driver at the prearranged time. Hop aboard your private air-conditioned vehicle then head south along the highway to Agadir in comfort.
During your 3-hour journey, enjoy optional breaks on route for a cup of coffee (own expense) and to stretch your legs, then arrive refreshed and ready to enjoy your time in Agadir to the full.
When you place your reservation, you will need to include your Marrakech and Agadir accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Approximately 24-48 hours prior to your pickup in Marrakech, you will then be required to reconfirm the exact pickup time and place (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher).
Price is per person, based on one to four, five to seven or eight to nine adults per car/vehicle.
Need an airport transfer Forget the long lines associated with finding transportation from the many Marrakech Menara Airport arrivals. Skip the taxis and shuttles and travel with confidence by scheduling for a private vehicle. Climb aboard a luxury vehicle complete with air conditioning, mineral water and plenty of leg room then sit back and relax on the road from the airport to any local accommodation.
What to Expect
Prearrange your private car transfer from Marrakech Menara Airport to Riads in the Medina, and hotels/accommodation located in Marrakech. Upon your arrival, a professional chauffeur will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall just after the exits, holding a signboard with the lead traveler’s name on it, and will assist you with your luggage.
Multilingual, courteous, professional drivers, and clean, new, comfortable cars all comply with national and international safety regulations and are all fitted with air conditioning, WiFi, tablets and fresh mineral water. Your flight will be tracked, so if your flight is delayed or set for an early arrival, there will be no extra charges.
Admire the sights and views of the city during your drive, perhaps picking out areas you look forward to exploring later into your vacation. Arrive at your accommodation in a timely manner and bid your driver farewell.
Book an airport transfer for when you arrive in Marrakech so you don’t have to worry about getting to your accommodation after your flight. This is the hassle free way of arriving in Marrakech.
What to Expect
Enjoy a relaxed private transfer from Marrakech airport to Marrakech city center located hotels and riads. Whether you are traveling alone, with family, friends or in a group you can be accommodated in all sizes with a new fleet of cars and minivans.
Enjoy a meet and greet service at the airport, where a representative will be waiting at the exit hall with a sign bearing your full name.
Your flight will also be monitored for delays so you can start or end your holiday with a smile and with a safe, reliable, and hassle-free airport transfer.
Private Airport Round Trip Marrakech Transfer
Arrange your trip in advance and start your stay in Marrakech without stress. Use door-to-door transfer with comfort and safety and avoid long taxi lines. Pre-book your private Marrakech round trip airport transfer to your hotel.The driver will be waiting and holding your name on a signboard to meet you at the airport and welcome you with a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, and mineral water. You can relax and trust that you will be driven safely from door to door.
What to Expect
Your driver will be waiting in the airport arrival lounge with your name visible on a sign board, and will assist you with your luggage. This is for private door-to-door transfer between Marrakech Menara Airport and your accommodation.
Multilingual, courteous, professional drivers, and clean, new, comfortable vehicles. All vehicles all comply with national and international safety regulations and are all fitted with air conditioning, mineral water. No extra charges for delayed/late flights. This is a private transfer which means that you will not share a car with anyone apart from your booking.
After meeting your driver you will advice your date pick up time and location for the return transfer.
Enjoy a hassle-free start to your Moroccan adventure with an efficient and economical private arrival transfer from Marrakech Menara Airport to your Marrakech hotel. Greet your courteous driver in the arrivals lounge and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle for the relaxing journey direct to your accommodation. Avoid the stress and hassle of navigating confusing public transport systems and waiting in line at crowded taxi ranks with this convenient and cost-effective transfer.