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SPAIN AND MOROCCO TOUR

Spain,  and Morocco  are 2 glorious countries rich in culture and history, you’ll experience them both !

Traveling from Madrid to Marrakech, immerse yourself in the history of each destination, exploring ancient cultures through art, design, language and religion, meeting charismatic locals along the way. From fine cuisine to awesome shopping to breathtaking architecture, this adventure has been designed to pique your curiosity and allow you to discover the mysteries concealed within each region. Experience a collision of old and new, European and African, and be dazzled by the vibrancy of this corner of the world.

The Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1

Flight

Day 8

Rissani, Merzouga

Day 2

Madrid

Day 9

Merzouga

Day 3

Madrid ,Cordova,Sevilla

Day 10

Merzouga ,Todra Gorge

Day 4

Sevilla

Day 11

Ouarzazate

Day 5 Sevilla ,Meknes
Day 12 Marrakesh
Day 6 Fez,Meknes
Day 13 Marrakesh
Day 7 Errachidia Day 14 Flight

 

Inclusions and Other Information

Cost contact us for a quote

Included

  • Accommodation ,Breakfast (B) and dinners (D) as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tour  leader/guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Land transport

Excluded

  • Airfare
  • Drinks
  • Tips for driver and guides
  • Travel insurance

Activity Level

Easy ,it includes some walking .

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Terms and Conditions

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Detailed Daily Itinerary

Day 1:Flight

Day 2:MADRID.

After the custom clearance ,you will be transferred to your hotel.After time to rest ,you will meet your local tour guide who will take you in a tour of the city which includes: the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España with its monument to Cervantes, the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. Then,  the palatial PRADO MUSEUM with its priceless art treasures. The day is concluded with a welcome dinner in a local restaurant.

 

Day 3 : MADRID – CÓRDOBA – SEVILLA.

This morning, drive south through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha to Cordoba, where sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Alcazar, the Roman Bridge, and the medieval Jewish quarter. Tour the magnificent 8th-century MOSQUE OF THE CALIPHS, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and jasper. Then, continue to vibrant, festive Seville, the capital of Andalusia. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 :SEVILLA.

Breakfast. Monumental and Panoramic city tour (Cathedral from outside, Santa Cruz Quarter, Maria Luisa Gardens and the Spain Square). Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavours of this full of light city. Dinner and accommodation. Optional Flamenco tour in Seville

Day 5:SEVILLA -MEKNES.

After breakfast, departure  to  Tarifa to board the Ferry boat to cross the strait of Gibraltar. Arrival to Morocco, disembark and continue to Meknes.

 

Day 6:Meknes,Volubulis,Fez,Meknes

In the morning, we will visit the ancient Roman cityVolubulis.Even for world-travelers who have seen their share of Roman ruins, the ruins at Volubulis are particularly compelling and the site is extensive. You will not only be able to walk among the major public monuments, but you will get a sense of the typical residential quarters and how the city actually functioned - which it did, in fact, until the 18th century when the city was plundered to build Meknes. The ruins at Volubulis are also well-regarded for the number of original and very impressive mosaics.Not far from Volubulis is the town of Moulay Idriss,named after the man who brought Islam to Morocco and who is buried in the holiest precinct of the city. Moulay Idriss was the great-grandson of the prophet Mohamed, who fled to Morocco in 787. He made this town his capital and founded nearby Fes, which became the capital of his son Moulay Idriss II. He was poisoned only five years later. After visiting the small town, we will spent the rest of the day exploring the Medina of Fes (Fez).

 

Day 7 :Ifrane,Azrou,Midelt ,Errachidia

After breakfast, we will head through the Atlas Mountains on our way to the Sahara Desert.Our first stop will be Ifrane (Amazigh:Ifran,nicknamed Little Switzerland), a town and ski resort of 1,650 m in altitude and of roughly 12,000 people in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco. In Tamazight, the regional Berber language, "ifran" means caves.We will stop also in Azrou to see and feed the barbary monkeys and the Atlas beautiful cedar forest.

 

Day 8 :Errachidia,Erfoud,Merzouga

After breakfast,we'll drive along the oasis of Tafilalet,the largest oasis in North Africa, we will stop to visit several villages and a fossil factory before getting to the impressive and inspiring sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.

 

Day 9 :Erg Chebbi

After spending the morning discovering how the Berbers live in the Sahara,we'll visit Gnawa house where we'll enjoy one of the best Saharian musical groups. In the afternoon, we'll hop on camels for a trek through the Saharian dunes to reach the Nomad style camp where we will sleep that evening, in a khaima (the traditional nomad tent made of woven wool) or on the dunes if you chose!. The nights can be cold in the Sahara and the traditional animal hide coverings have been replaced by manufactured blankets to keep you warm and comfortable while you sleep on rugs to insulate you from the sand. Other than that, the camp is designed to give an accurate taste of Nomad life with only a few conveniences added for comfort. Upon your  arrival, a traditional tagine dinner will be prepared for you to enjoy under the evening stars shining brilliantly in the north African desert's night sky.

 

Day 10 :Merzouga,Rissani,Todra Gorges

After returning from the camp by camel the next morning,we will visit Rissani the biggest market in the region and the largest palm grove in the world. Some 800,000 palm trees produce a variety of dates. After c.760, it was an independent kingdom for nearly two centuries, growing rich on the caravan trade with lands south of the Sahara. Sijilmasa (now in ruins) was the chief trading center and the capital of the kingdom. Since the Middle Ages, the region has been noted for its dates and leather. It was the original seat of the ruling dynasty of Morocco, which came to power in the late 17th century. Most of the inhabitants still live in the 18th century ksar, a maze of dark, almost troglodyte passages. Rissani, capital of the Tafilalet, remains an important commercial center in the area, with its huge souq, especially on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Everything can be found there, though gold, ivory and slaves have disappeared, and the salt, which was previously imported from Mali, has lost its value. After visiting the market, we will get chance to taste the region's famous pizza (called Madfouna) before driving to Todra gorges, which is among the most dramatic sights in all of Morocco . The cut through the mountain gives only a 10 meter wide passage beneath 300 meter tall walls at some points.

 

Day 11: Dades Gorges ,Kelaat Magouna,Ouarzazate

After leaving Tinghir, we will travel the Road of 1000 Kasbahs,our first stop is the Dades Gorges then a small town called Kalaat Magouna (Magouna Castle),famous for its rose festival in May.We will pass through many Berber villages, see riverside gardens, date palm oasis and barren hillsides clustered with Ksours (fortified dwellings that house many families and their livestock). By the end of the day, we will arrive to Ouarzazate where we will spend the night.

 

Day 12: Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou, Marrakesh.

After breakfast, we will visit the Atlas Studios where several movies have been filmed, including (kingdom of Heaven,Cleopatra,Kundun and others). Our next stop is the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO world heritage site. This village of clustered Berber Kasbahs has been used as a backdrop for more than 20 films and was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the Old Salt Road of caravans carrying slaves, gold, ivory and salt to Marrakech and beyond. After lunch at the Kasbah, we'll travel past a pageantry of fragrant, dense pine and cedar forests, terraced farms and sienna mud-brick Berber villages, then cross the Atlas Mountains at the dramatic Tizi-n-Tichka Pass (7414 feet high).

 

Day 13:Marrakesh .

After breakfast ,your guide will meet you for a private tour of the city. Marrakech wasn't originally established as a city, but a Berber camp tucked behind high walls. It was transient, colorful, and exciting during this period, a sprawling country market set in the middle of a palm-fringed plain. As time passed, economic, social, and cultural focus shifted from Fez to Marrakech, filling the city with palaces, monuments, gardens, and tourists. But through it all, the city stays true to its colorful roots.You'll travel along the ramparts by horse-drawn carriage, through the Agdal Imperial Gardens to the magnificent Bahai Palace where you will tour each site. Following a stop for lunch around the Djema el Fna square (or at any restaurant of your choice)you continue the tour on foot. Beginning with the Koutoubia mosque and winding our way through the souks (markets), you will go full circle, emerging back at the Djemaa el Fna square. Day three winds to an end with an authentic Moroccan dinner in one of the restaurants located in the old Medina.

 

Day 14:Flight

Transfer to Marrakech airport for your return flight home.

 

Note:

  • Costs is per person based on double occupancy and based  up on current exchange rate .
  • This itinerary  has been carefully constructed to assure participants the best this destination has to offer ,however;should events arise that are beyond our control , activities and hotel arrangements are subject  to change without notice.

 

 

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