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Madrid and Magical Morocco / 12 Days
01 SUN. Madrid - Arrival.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transport to the Gran Vía district.
Welcome to Madrid! Upon arrival at the airport, we shall be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Our guide will be ready to welcome you and will provide the necessary information. Towards the end of the day, we provide transfers to the Plaza de España and Gran Via; a vibrant district where you can dine at your preferred restaurant: Indian, Chinese, Spanish and Middle Eastern are some of the options.
02 MON. Madrid - Granada.
TODAY’S HIGLIGHTS: entrance and local guide in the Alhambra. Evening transfer.
Leaving Madrid by bus in the early morning (if the group of English-speaking travellers is small, sometimes they will share the trip to Granada with Spanish-speaking passengers). We travel to the south across La Mancha, stopping in PUERTO LÁPICE, a ‘manchego’ village evoking the figure of Don Quixote. We will enter Andalusia via Despeñaperros. GRANADA, arrival.
In the afternoon we will visit the immense Alhambra Palace, with entrance and local guide included, and its beautiful Generalife gardens, built in Arab times. Later, enjoy an evening transfer to Granada’s city centre, where restaurants mix with local cultural flavour to create an unforgettable night. Choose between Spanish, international, Chinese, Latin cuisines, etc. Tonight you have the option to attend a flamenco dance show and the traditional neighbourhood of Sacramonte.
Note: in the Alhambra complex, the Nazari palaces allow a limited number of people in at a time. In the highly improbable case of not being able to visit this area of the Alhambra, a visit to the Alcázares will be included in Seville (which have similar architecture and features).
03 TUE. Granada - Asilah - Rabat.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Step aboard a boat to Africa. Stop off in the picturesque town of Asilah, located on the ocean front. Dinner is included.
Note: Depending on the number of passengers in Morocco, this tour may be conducted in bilingual (Spanish/English) groups.
Departure from Granada. We cross the Costa del Sol. In Algeciras or Tarifa we board a modern ferry to cross the Straits of Gibraltar. The coach does not normally make the crossing, so passengers must carry their luggage. Arrival in Morocco. Beautiful landscapes. ASILAH – this picturesque small walled city on the shores of the Atlantic was an ancient port that was a base for pirates. Today the settlement is full of life. Time for lunch. Later we continue to Rabat. Arrival in Rabat. Dinner buffet and accommodation.
04 WED. Rabat - Casablanca - Marrakech.
TODAY’S HIGHLIHTS: Guided visit in Rabat (admission costs included). Discover Casablanca. Kalesa (horse or donkey carriage) ride and dinner are included.
Scenic tour of Rabat, calling at the immense Royal Palace, the Mohamed V Mausoleum and the mighty Kasbah of the Udayas. At midday, we depart for Casablanca, where we shall have a short informative tour of the city. The tour includes the outside of the great Hassan II mosque, which is one of the most important in the Arab world. Then we continue towards Marrakech. After arriving at the hotel, you will be able to experience a traditional Kalesa ride up to the famous Jamaa el Fna square. Dinner buffet included. Hotel accommodation.
05 THU. Marrakech.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided tour of the city. Admission prices and lunch are both included.
Start your day with a guided tour of the city that gave the country its name. Free time to relax at the pool or to discover a famous Marrakech Souk (local market). In the evening, you can experience a Fantasia dinner and cultural show (optional). Lunch included.
06 FRI. Marrakech - Ait Benhadou - Ourzazate - Boulmane Dades.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Scenic landscapes. Visit a village built from adobe. Dinner buffet included. We journey across the Atlas Mountains, frequently snow-capped high peaks greet us as we say goodbye to Marrakesh. Small Berber villages perch on the side of chasms. We interrupt the journey to stop at the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, a place where several films have been filmed. At this point of our trip, our route passes through the so-called biblical landscapes. Time in Ouarzazate city with its impressive Kasbah. We continue toward the valley of Roses. Boulmane Dades. Dinner and accommodation.
NOTE: On very rare occasions (during winter), the roads may be closed due to snowdrifts. If necessary, days 5 to 7 will be rescheduled according to our alternative itinerary. (Whether we can visit the Sahara or not will depend on road access)
07 SAT. Boulmane Dades - Todgha - Khorbat - Erfoud.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Beautiful scenery. Canyon in the eastern part of the High Atlas Mountains. Visit a village built from adobe. Lunch buffet included. Feel the adrenaline on an off-road excursion on the desert sand dunes.
A journey full of excitement in the Sahara Desert: the Valley of the Kasbahs; river valleys containing thousands of palm trees; plains of stones followed by oasis and adobe villages, powerful fortresses defending the thoroughfares. We visit the stunningly magnificent Todgha Gorge. On the way, we shall call at a small town built from adobe next to KHORBAT, visitors will be able to learn about this desert community, which is supported by the Europamundo Foundation. (Note: Sometimes access is not possible due to weather conditions, which may involve flooding of the river). We continue toward Erfoud. Lunch included. Anyone who wishes, can go on a field trip to visit the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert (experience dusk among the dunes).
08 SUN. Erfoud - Fes.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Breath-taking landscapes. Discover the medieval city of Fes. Dinner included.
Early morning, our trip leaves the Sahara through the mountains and crosses nomadic areas situated in high and cold landscapes. In the afternoon, Fes awaits us. Leisure time. Dinner included and hotel accommodation.
09 MON. Fes - Tangier.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided city tour of Fes. Admission prices included. Dinner is included. Discover Fes with an informative scenic tour. We conclude the visit by including lunch in an ancient palace in the Medina district. At the beginning of the afternoon, we depart towards the north of Morocco. Arrival in Tangier in the middle of the afternoon. Dinner included and hotel accommodation.
10 TUE. Tangier - Seville.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Travel via ferry from Africa to Europe. Dinner is included. Spare time in Tangier.
Chance for some last minute shopping? We return to Spain by ferry. The coach will not travel on board, and each passenger will be required to carry their own piece of luggage. We arrive in Algeciras or Tarifa and continue to SEVILLE. Evening arrival and hotel accommodation.
11 WED. Seville.
In the morning we include a panoramic tour of the city. You will know the cathedral and its famous
Giralda, the margins of the Guadalquivir River, the popular neighborhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana. At night you
We offer the possibility of knowing a popular flamenco tablao.
12 THU. Seville- Cordoba - Madrid.
We leave Seville, following the valley of the Guadalquivir we travel to CÓRDOBA, free time to walk around its
Flowery streets and visit with your local guide your great Mosque (entrance included). After lunch time
we left for Castilian lands. We will make a stop at CONSUEGRA, where 12 giant windmills
contemplate next to the castle the La Mancha plain. We visited the Molino Rucio. We return to MADRID. End of
General Services : Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
Includes arrival transfer
City tour in : , Rabat, Casablanca, , Fez, Seville, Cordoba.
Evening Transfer: Djema Square with horse carriage.
Ticket admission: Alahmbra ,Cordoba Mosque,Saadians Tombs and Bahia Palace, Mosque; Venta Bolero windmill in Consuegra.
Ferry: Strait of Gibraltar Algeciras - Tangier, Strait of Gibraltar Tangier - Algeciras.
10 Lunch or Dinner Included in: , Rabat, Marrakech,Dades,Erfoud Fez, Tangiers, Granada,Seville.
Madrid: PRAGA (****), NH VENTAS (****),HOLIDAY INN ALCALA (****); Granada: HOTEL SARAY (****), SERCOTEL GRAN HOTEL LUNA DE GRANADA (****),ABBA GRANADA (****); Rabat: RABAT (*****), GOLDEN TULIP FARAH RABAT (*****); : RIAD MOGADOR MENARA (*****); Boulmane: XALUCA BOULMANE DADES (****); Erfoud: XALUCA (****); Fez: ZALAGH PARC PALACE (*****), RAMADA FES (*****); Tangiers: CESAR (*****); Seville: TRH ALCORA (****);