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.

2h44m to 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.

3h56m to High Atlas Mountains

15-21,High Atlas Mountains

Traverse the rugged terrain of the High Atlas to uncover the land of the Berbers. This well-known mountain region attracts bikers, skiers and hikers yearly, and the location allows travellers to enjoy the beauty of nature while becoming immersed in the unique culture, art, and culinary choices of the surrounding communities.