Activities in Essaouira

Essaouira has much to offer. Here is a selection of a few out of the many activities we can arrange for you:


  • Tour with a professional and knowledgeable guide

  • Water sports, like surfing, windsurfing, kite-surfing, paddle boarding, or sea kayaking

  • Camel or horse-riding on the beach

  • Bike or scooter hire

  • Golf

  • Walking or hiking

  • Cooking classes

  • Language classes

  • Percussion initiation

  • Cultural visits (Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Museum, synagogues, cemeteries, …)

  • Hammam and spa treatment

  • Art workshops

At your service

Group arrangements


Book the entire Riad for your own private seaside retreat. With its small number of convertable rooms, we can offer exclusive use at Riad Kafila and can accommodate up to 17 people. It’s the perfect place for small group stays or family reunions. In order to accommodate larger groups, we partner with trusted neighboring Riads for additional housing. We offer your group the whole of the riad’s facilities for retreats, incentives travel, and small seminars.

Customize your exclusive access with:


  • 7 bedrooms with private bathroom

  • Courtyard, a lounge on the ground floor and on the 3rd floor and rooftop terrace designated spaces

  • Tailored menu planning, offering Moroccan and international dishes including vegetarian and vegan options

  • Organization of all transportation, day trips, guided tours, cooking classes, sport activities, and any spa treatments needs

  • On site cultural experiences, such as henna, Moroccan music, cooking class, ...

  • Itinerary planning and logistical support


We have special deals for exclusive booking of the riad.

Get in touch for more information.

group arrangements


There are a several options of day trips that can be made from Riad Kafila.

Here some thematic suggestions:


  • The Berber life

    • Explore a local market to see how locals sell and barter for goods
      (Had draa, Imintlit, Meskala, Ida Ogourd, …)

    • Visit a women’s Argan oil cooperative, and sample the nutty flavors with traditionally baked flat bread


  • Into  nature

    • Discover the beaches (Sidi Kaouki, Moulay Bezerktoun, Tafedna, …)

    • View the waterfalls of Sidi M’barek

    • Picnic at “Ain el Hajar”, a lush, green oasis (“ain“)


  • Culinary trip

    • Enjoy the wine at the Val d’Argan vineyard

    • Tour La Formagerie, an artisan cheese-maker, and sample their products

    • Make Argan oil at a women’s cooperative 


  • Sporty day out

    • Hike in the countryside outside Essaouira through local Argan groves or visit the Sidi M'Bark waterfall or the Ksob River.

    • Surf along the wild Moroccan coast (Sidi Kaouki, Moulay Bezerktoun, …)


  • A city trip

Though many people specifically travel to Essaouira, if you need a break from the city, there are many day trip options to consider. 

  • Marrakech

  • Agadir

  • Safi



We are happy to customize the perfect excursion for you.

Get in touch for more information.

Our Transport


Our transport services are provided in collaboration with Fikra Travel, a local travel company experienced in fulfilling independent & group travel needs. Pick ups and drop offs at the Essaouira, Marrakesh or Agadir airports are available. We can also offer you day trips within the region of Essaouira or personalized tours throughout Morocco that are customized to your needs. Consult with us on-site or in advance and we will take care of all arrangements, making your trip delightfully straightforward, so that you may enjoy each moment.


Get in touch for more information about the possibilities. For more inspiration go directly to the Fikra Travel website  and follow Fikra Travel on Facebook !

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