Morocco: Surfers’ paradise and hikers’ heaven
Day 1-5 Marrakesh
Immerse yourself in a mediaeval world of leather tanning, metal bashing and wool dying as you plunge deep into one of the most atmospheric souks in the world. Nearby the famous Djemaa el Fna square still draws snake charmers, water sellers and acrobats as it has done for centuries. Don’t rule out the more orderly new town where the Majorelle Gardens have been lovingly restored by French designer Yves Saint Laurent.
Transfers to Essaouira 2h 44m
Day 6-10 Essaouira
Relax in this colourful port on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. The old town is atmospheric and has charm by the bucketload, but it’s the Atlantic winds and wide stretches of sand in these parts that draw the crowds. The spot’s great for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing.
Transfers to High Atlas Mountains 3h 56m