Morocco is a land of both bustling cities and wind-swept deserts, but if you head south of majestic Marrakech, there’s plenty more to explore. You’ll see some lesser-known Moroccan treasures in eight days with a local leader showing you the ropes. Pristine waterholes hiding in secret valleys, sprawling untouched beaches and traditional cultures preserved after centuries of Spanish rule. Hang ten in a surfing lesson in Taghazout, drink tea with local Berber communities and laze beachside in Agadir and Tafroute. This new side to Morocco takes you from the coast to Berber heartlands with all the magic of Marrakech at either end.
- Djemaa el-Fna isn't just a marketplace, it's a way of life. Marrakech's largest outdoor food market is brimming with activity and is a great place to sample delicacies while mingling with the locals.
- Explore some pristine and secluded beaches along the often-overlooked southern Moroccan coast, finding the spots where the Atlantic Ocean meet the mountains and rocky cliffs.
- Discover a more laidback way of life in Taghazout, a sleepy coastal village where you can learn to surf with an included lesson and unwind with a beachside yoga class.
- Get the right balance of a local leader taking you from souq to souq, plus plenty of time to explore the coastal boulevards, winding laneways and city medinas by yourself.
- Visit Belgian artist Jean Veran's striking art project – a collection of pink, blue and green painted boulders just outside of Tafroute.