CASABLANCA 66ºF - 68ºF
Welcome to Morocco! Arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Our guide will contact you at the end of the day. Dinner included.
CASABLANCA 66ºF - 68ºF - MARRAKESH 63ºF - 63ºF
This morning we include a visit with a local guide to get to know the largest city and economic center of Morocco. We will walk through its great avenues; we will walk through the beautiful square of Mohamed V with its fountain Moorish buildings and palm trees and through the park of the Arab league. We also visit little Medina. We include the entrance and visit to the huge mosque of Hassan II (the only mosque in Morocco where non-Muslims are allowed to enter), located next to the sea, with its 210-meter-high minaret with laser lights on top pointing to Mecca. After that a free time for lunch in the pleasant maritime area of "la corniche".Then, we will head to MARRAKECH. After arriving at the hotel, you will be able to experience a traditional kalesa ride up to the famous Djema square. Dinner included.
MARRAKESH 63ºF - 63ºF
We will start the day with a guided tour of the city which gave the country its name. We will get to know the great walls of the city, the bustling Jemaa square, walk through the colorful Medina and see the Kutubia tower. We will visit the Bahia Palace (ticket included). Lunch included. We sill have some free time to relax at the pool or discover a famous Marrakech Souk (local market). In the evening you can experience the Fantasy dinner and cultural show (optional).
MARRAKESH 63ºF - 63ºF - AIT BENHADOU - OUARZAZATE 68ºF - 68ºF - BOUMALNE DADES
We will journey across the Atlas Mountains as their, usually snow-capped, high peaks will greet us as we say goodbye to Marrakech. Small Berber villages perch on the side of chasms. We will make a stop at the fortified village of AIT BENHADDOU, a place where several movies have been filmed. Our route will be going through the so-called biblical landscapes. We will spend some time in OUARZAZATE city with its impressive Kasbah. We will continue toward the valley of Roses. BOULMANE DADES. Dinner included. NOTE: On very rare occasions (during winter), the roads may be closed due to snowdrifts. If necessary, this section of the itinerary will be rescheduled according to our alternative itinerary. (The access to Sahara will depend on road conditions).
BOUMALNE DADES - TODRA - ERFOUD 66ºF - 66ºF
A journey full of excitement in the Sahara Desert: the Valley of the Kasbahs; river valleys containing thousands of palm trees; Stone plains followed by oasis and adobe villages, powerful fortresses defending the thoroughfares. We will visit the stunningly magnificent TODGHA GORGE. On the way there, we will make a stop at a small town built with adobe next to KHORBAT, visitors will be able to learn about this desert community, which is supported by the Europamundo Foundation. (Note: due to weather conditions, such as river flooding, access might not be possible sometimes).We will continue towards ERFOUD. Lunch included. Those who´d like to, could go by off-road to the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert and experience the dusk among the dunes.
ERFOUD 66ºF - 66ºF - FEZ 57ºF - 57ºF
We will leave Erfoud early, crossing the Atlas amidst powerful gorges and stunning landscapes. We then cross a high and cold plateau area inhabited by nomadic shepherds. Stop at MIDELT, in the center of this region. After lunch we continue our route towards the Middle Atlas, the landscape changes completely, we are in a region with forests and where it snows frequently in winter. Near AZROU, in the National Park we visit "the house of the cedars", a small museum that illustrates about the region, we will be amused by the colonies of monkeys that inhabit this area. We continue to BHALIL, small and quiet town inhabited by Berbers of the middle Atlas with a very picturesque old city center with colorful streets, traditionally the population lived in caves, today these caves have been integrated into the houses. Continue to FEZ, before going to the hotel we will admire the view of the city from the Saadian tombs. Dinner included.
FEZ 57ºF - 57ºF - TANGIERS 61ºF - 61ºF
We will discover Fez on an informative city tour. We will finish the visit with an included lunch at an ancient palace of the Medina district. In the afternoon, we will travel towards the north of Morocco a modern highway arriving in TANGIER in evening. Dinner and hotel accommodation included.
TANGIERS 61ºF - 61ºF - SEVILLE 54ºF - 59ºF
Free time in TANGIER, do you feel like doing the last bit of shopping? We take a ferry back to Spain. The bus will not be on board, each passenger must take their luggage on the ferry. Arrival in Algeciras or Tarifa and continuation to SEVILLE. Arrival in the evening.
SEVILLE 54ºF - 59ºF
In the morning we include a city tour. You will be able to see the cathedral and its famous Giralda, the banks of the Guadalquivir River, and the popular neighborhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana. After the visit we will include a boat ride along the Guadalquivir River. Enjoy the panoramic views from the boat. In the evening we offer you the possibility to attend a popular flamenco tablao.
SEVILLE 54ºF - 59ºF - MERIDA 72ºF - 73ºF - EVORA 55ºF - 55ºF - LISBON 57ºF - 59ºF
We will leave Seville among pleasant landscapes of soft mountains and large pasture lands, we travel towards Extremadura. MÉRIDA, entrance included to the archaeological complex of the Roman Theater and Amphitheater, of excellent conservation, World Heritage Site. Time to have lunch and a walk in the pleasant pedestrian historic center with lots of life and restaurants. We will continue to Portugal, making a stop in ÉVORA, a city also declared a World Heritage Site, with its white streets,its Renaissance palaces and its cathedral. LISBON, arrival at the evening.
LISBON 57ºF - 59ºF
In the morning we will have a city tour, during which we will visit the Belem neighborhood from where the great Portuguese navigators, who crossed the oceans, left in the 15th century. Free time in the afternoon. You can choose, if you wish, an optional excursion to the towns of Sintra, Cascais and Estoril. In the evening we include a transfer to the Restauradores Square full of atmosphere with its bars and cafes from where, if you’d like, you could take the Elevator Da Gloria (not included) that leads to the Bairro Alto neighborhood and its viewpoint.
LISBON 57ºF - 59ºF
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