Our Oualidia day trips from marrakech are perfect for exploring this hidden gem of a fishing town.
Bordering a gorgeous lagoon of perfect water, excellent surfing waves, and beautiful golden sands, Oualidia is a quiet seaside resort for those who want a quieter break away from the busy streets of Marrakech, or the more frequented beaches of Essaouira.
Originally a getaway location for the Moroccan royal family, Oualidia has since grown to become a popular destination for both Moroccans and tourists alike. While this means Oualidia is getting busier each year, it’s still a quiet fishing town during the off-peak seasons in the year, so you may wish to consider a Spring or Autumn visit.
Oualidia’s beach is protected from the heavy swells of the Atlantic by a large sand bar stretching across the mouth of the lagoon. Here, you’ll see local fisherman looking for oysters, shellfish, and fish to sell at the dozens of markets inside the town. You’ll be able to pick and choose the fish you want and watch as they’re cooked for you on the beach.
Although it’s a quiet seaside town, Oualidia does offer fantastic opportunities for watersports, with waves that are perfect for advanced surfers and beginners alike, as well as places to hire out jetskis or boats. There are also exciting activities to try out further inland, with plenty of places for mountain biking, quad biking, horse riding, or hiking around the surrounding hills.
For those looking for a quieter experience among the wildlife, Oualidia’s nearby estuary is ideal for birdwatchers thanks to the diversity of birds that stop during the migratory seasons. You’ll see egrets, various gulls, and flocks of flamingos feeding in the waters.
Whether you’re looking for a break from the busy streets of Marrakech, or you’re after your own space on a gorgeous beach, Oualidia is a perfect destination for a day trip.
Pick up and drop off
- Pick up at 8 a.m. from your riad/hotel in Marrakech.
- Drop off around 6 p.m. at your riad/hotel in Marrakech.
|2 people||£65 per person|
|3 people||£45 per person|
|4 people||£30 per person|
|5 people||£25 per person|
|6 people||£20 per person|
We offer reductions for children under 12! Please check our booking terms for more information.
What‘s included in the Oualidia day trips?
- Private air conditioned 4×4 including fuel
- English-speaking driver at your disposal for the duration of the day trip.
You can also add horse riding and quad biking to your experience (prices available on request)
What should I bring?
- Water during hot months
- Sun cream
- Travel insurance