All About Spain & Morocco

from $2406/per person

A combination of sangria, sun and fun mixed with perfectly blends history, culture and adventure.
Bustling markets of Marrakesh and discover the UNESCO World Heritage of charming Essaouira. Watch the ocean unfold in Casablanca before you soak in the blue streets of Chefchaouen. Discover the impressive imperial cities of Fes and the capital, Rabat. Have a tagine under bright stars whilst surrounded by Saharan sand dunes. Topple all travel experiences with 2 adventure-filled days in the desert.

Duration
17 Day
Destination(s)
Spain
Starts in / Ends in
Madrid / Marrakech
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
3 & 4 Star
35-40

Sight Visited

  • Bahia Palace
    Bahia Palace

    The name itself meaning “brilliance”, Bahia Palace was built to be the greatest palace of its time in the 19th century with the essence of Islamic - Moroccan style.

  • Barcelona
    Barcelona

  • Casablanca
    Casablanca

    The largest city of Morocco stands impressively on the coast of the Atlantic. This major city has a huge beautiful port and countless activities and venues to enjoy.

  • Chefchaouen
    Chefchaouen

    Chefchaouen is known for the striking, variously hued blue-washed buildings of its old town.

  • Essaouira
    Essaouira

    Located on the Atlantic Coast, Essaouira is famous with the powerful trade wind blowing onto the protected, calm bay. Very popular among windsurfers!

  • Fes
    Fes

    Fes is a northeastern Moroccan city often referred to as the country’s cultural capital.’s primarily known for its Fes El Bali walled medina.

  • Granada
    Granada

    The cultural and historic centre of Cordoba is listed as a World Heritage Site. The Alcazar Fortress is breath-taking and the Jewish neighborhood is not to be missed.

  • Madrid
    Madrid

    The capital of Spain, located in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula, offers an extensive artistic & cultural heritage. An amazing city in every aspect.

  • Marrakech
    Marrakech

    The main square of Marrakech hosts many attractions and an authentic local market. Visit fortune tellers, watch snake charmers or acrobats.

  • Merzouga
    Merzouga

    Merzouga is a village in the Sahara Desert in Morocco, on the edge of Erg Chebbi, a 50km long and 5km wide set of sand dunes that reach up to 350m high.

  • Rabat
    Rabat

    The capital of Morocco, is the second largest city and lies on the coast of beautiful Atlantic as well. The city was awarded second place in “Top Travel Destinations” of 2013.

  • Sevilla
    Sevilla

    Walk around and get lost in the perfect combination of Roman, Islamic, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque style architecture before you get some tapas and join the night.

  • Valencia
    Valencia

    Located on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, this magnificent city will blow your mind with its phenomenal combination of Roman, Gothic and Renaissance style architecture, sandy beaches and crazy nightlife.

  • Zagora
    Zagora

    Zagora is referred to as the "gate to the Sahara Desert "

ITINERARY

1
Day 1: Madrid
Meet your Travel Talk tour leader and other travel buddies at the hotel accommodation in the evening and then join us for an orientation walk into the nightlife of Madrid.
  • Included Activities; Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities ; Group Dinner
  • Meals ; No
   
2
Day 2: Madrid City Tour
Panoramic City tour passing by Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Palacio Real, Cathedral and the Plaza de Oriente, Prado Museum, Paseo del Arte, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.
  • Included Activities; Panoramic Madrid City Tour
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
3
Day 3: Madrid, Barcelona
Today we will depart for the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Barcelona. A mecca of culture, art and adventure, it's no wonder it's a favourite city amongst many travellers. Spend you free afternoon as you please! You could check out some of  Gaudí’s’s stunning works of architecture which are scattered throughout the city, or visit Camp Nou stadium a football lovers dream.
  • Meals: Breakfast
4
Day 4: Barcelona City Tour
We'll start the day by checking out all the top sites in our guided panoramic city tour.  In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore the pretty cobblestone streets of the old Gothic Quarter or the buzzing La Rambla district.
  • Included Activities: Guided Barcelona Panoramic City Tour
  • Meals: Breakfast
 
5
Day 5: Barcelona, Valencia
Valencia here we come! On arrival we will spend the evening exploring the city together on an orientation walk. In the evening why not try some delicious paella, it originated from this city after all and after check out Valencia's nightlife! 
  • Meals: Breakfast
6
Day 6: Valencia City Tour
After breakfast we start our walking tour at Plaza de Reina, located in the heart of the old city. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore the city by your own. Relax at the beach or visit Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias a modern scientific and cultural complex which is the largest of it's kind in Europe.
  • Included Activities: Valencia City Tour
  • Meals: Breakfast
7
Day 7: Valencia, Granada
It’s time to depart for our next stop Granada. On arrival we will take a guided orientation tour of Granada to get a glimpse into this beautiful region of Spain. Don't forget to check out one of Spain's iconic highlights, the Alhambra and Generalife gardens. Walk around the fortified Moorish palace complex, with its dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, it's not a sight you should miss. End the day by treating yourself to a cold drink and you’ll usually get a free tapa! Winning!
  • Meals: Breakfast
8
Day 8: Granada, Sevilla, Marrakech ( By Flight )
Today we will fly from Sevilla to Marrakech. Keep your eyes peeled at Marrakech airport for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Freshen up and meet in the lobby around 7:00pm for an informal meeting with your new local guide and other tour members. Afterwards you have free time to start exploring vibrant Marrakech or go out for an optional group dinner.
  • Included Activities: Welcome Meeting in Marrakech
  • Optional Activities: Group Dinner
  • Meals: Breakfast
9
Day 9: Marrakech, Essaouira
After a delicious breakfast, start your discovery with the key sites of bustling Marrakech such as Koutoubia Mosque, Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace & Dar Si Said Museum. Then hop on board for destination: Essaouira. But first, make a stop at Argan Women Cooperative to learn all about the making of Argan oil. A 'magical' product that's native to Morocco, it is used in delicious meals and extensively in cosmetics. As you arrive Essaouira, you can go out to explore its charming Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Included Activities: Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace, Argan Women Cooperative, Sightseeing Essaouira
  • Meals: Breakfast
10
Day 10: Essaouira, Casablanca
Follow the ocean north to the largest city and commercial hub of Morocco, Casablanca. Start off with a guided tour of the gigantic Hassan II Mosque, the largest in all Africa. Continue to impressive highlights including the United Nations Square, Anfa Residential Quarter finished with a short visit to the medina. Before dinner, have a short photo stop by Rick’s Café from the classic Hollywood movie named after the town & watch the sunset by the ocean.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Casablanca
  • Meals: Breakfast
11
Day 11: Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Tetouan
Continue along the charming coastline to Rabat. The beautiful capital of Morocco is set in a rich, amber-colored landscape, blending ancient history and modern Moroccan culture. The guided walking tour will unfold the beauty of the imperial town as you visit the Kasbah overlooking the Bouregreg River, the Royal Palace, Chellah Ruins, Mohammed V Mausoleum and Hassan II Tower. At the end of the extensive city tour, make your way to Chefchaouen, the Blue City. Prepare your cameras and wander the narrow streets of the breathtaking blue-washed mountain village. Overnight stay in Tetouan.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Rabat, Chefchaouen
  • Optional Activities: Spanish Mosque (Chefchaouen)
  • Meals: Breakfast
12
Day 12: Tetouan, Chefchaouen, Fes
Today we will continue to explore the blue-city, Chefchaouen! Roam the magical streets of the medina, Outa el-Hammam Square, visit waterfall of Ras el-Maa and the Spanish Mosque presenting an astounding view of Chefchaouen. In the afternoon, drive on to the cultural heart of Morocco, Fes. The second largest city in the country is best known for its labyrinth of souks and leather tanneries - the smell will not be forgotten!
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Chefchaouen, Trekking in the mountains
  • Optional Activities: Traditional Hammam, Dinner Show (MAD250)
  • Meals: Breakfast
13
Day 13: Fes
Wear your walking shoes and embark on a cultural journey through the imperial city of Fes. Get to discover all the highlights on an intensive tour with your local guide covering Bab Bouloud Gate (Royal Palace), Bou Inania Madrasa, Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, Quaraouiyine Mosque, Najjarine Square, Spices Market, Terina Madrasa, the surroundings of Karaouine Medina, Mellah (Jewish Quarter), Pottery, and of course the famous Tannery! Share your favourite sites with your mates over dinner and rest up, you're heading inland tomorrow!
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Fes, Tannery & Pottery Visits
  • Meals: Breakfast
14
Day 14: Fes, Merzouga
Hop on board early and drive through Efran City in High Atlas Mountains with stunning panaromic views and Midelt to reach the desert village of Merzouga. On the way, pass via Tazzarine, the last city to be found before the mighty dunes of the desert and arrive in Ziz Valley. As Ziz River feeds the charming oases in the region, we feed ourselves over a lunch-break. Arrive in Merzouga in the afternoon and soak in the majestic sand dunes. It is the perfect depiction of the famous Moroccan desert landscape and lifestyle. Our camel ride will start here for our 1st campsite to catch the sunset. Share your highlights of the trip with travel mates and enjoy the local cuisine under a starry sky. You'll experience the authentic desert life in the Sahara and stay in sedentary tents tonight.
  • Included Activities: Camel Trekking
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
15
Day 15: Merzouga
Wake up to the sunrise over the golden sand dunes and take a mental picture to last forever. It's time for another camel trek to the 2nd campsite. Have a delicious local breakfast and hop on, you're going on a 4x4 jeep safari. Enjoy the 2-hour adventure at the astounding desert atmosphere watching the magical landscapes, isolated Berber villages, oases, dunes and real nomads. In the afternoon you can relax by the pool, sand-board or climb high up the sand dunes.
  • Included Activities: 4X4 Jeep Safari, Camel Trekking, African Music Show
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
16
Day 16: Merzouga, Marrakech
Time to bid farewell to the Sahara desert. As you drive back to the modern Morocco, pass by Ourzazate movie studios & have a panoramic photo stop at the Tichka mountain pass in the High Atlas region. Late in the afternoon you will reach the fascinating city of Marrakech. It is where the Arab city culture meets the Berber culture of the desert and mountain villages. Here, the sub-Saharan traders would trade their wares with European merchants, who would then bring them to Europe. Wear your haggling hats as you discover Djemaa el-Fna Square and brace for the mayhem! Marking the entrance to the huge bazaar, the area is packed with story tellers, snake charmers, acrobats, musicians and folk dancers.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Marrakech
  • Meals: Breakfast
17
Day 17: Marrakech
Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates before checking out of the hotel (11:00). Time to start counting days for your next adventure with Travel Talk!
  • Meals: Breakfast
Start
Price ($)
Sat 28 Mar 2020
$2406
Sat 11 Apr 2020
$2591
Sat 25 Apr 2020
$2406
Sat 12 Sep 2020
$2406
Sat 26 Sep 2020
$2406
Sat 10 Oct 2020
$2406
Sat 24 Oct 2020
$2406

The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:

Accommodation

4 star hotels and desert camp, Bedouin tents in Morocco and 3 star hotels in Spain.

Meals

16 breakfasts | 2 Lunch | 2 Dinners

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus on land tours | Flight between Sevilla and Marrakech

Airport Transfers

Arrival and departure airport  transfers in Morocco.

Guide

Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licensed by the Ministry of Tourism in Morocco | Local guides in Spain & Portugal

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

NH MADRID PRINCIPE DE VERGARA - MADRID


HOTEL ANDALUCIA CENTER - GRANADA


Hotel Andalucía Center is located 200 metres from Granada’s Science Park, 15 minutes walk from the city centre. It offers a seasonal rooftop pool and hot tub, and rooms with free Wi-Fi.

HOTEL SILKEN AL ANDALUS - SEVILLA


Silken Al-Andalus Palace Hotel is just 10 minutes’ drive from Seville s historic centre. It offers a gym, beauty salon and a seasonal outdoor pool, as well as terraces, gardens and open spaces to relax in.

RAMADA BY WYNDHAM - LISBON


HOTEL MAYORAZGO - MADRID


Hotel Mayorazgo is located very centrally in Madrid, in walking distance to Gran Via, Plaza Espana and The Royal Palace

BLUE SEA LE PRINTEMPS HOTEL - MARRAKECH


This hotel is well located close to Plaza Square, and it has an outdoor swimming pool to offer.

CAMPING SITE M'HAMID


It's only an hour driving from Zagora, located in the Sahara, this camping site is decorated Berber style, accommodation includes open air folk-shows around the campfire, traditional foods.

CAMPING SITE ZAGORA


This camping is an amazing place to relax and to dive deep into nomadic spirit. Get ready for once in a lifetime experience around the campfire, under the sky.

TULIP INN OASIS HOTEL - AGADIR


Centrally located in Agadir and only 200 metres far from the beach, has a fully equipped fitness saloon and most rooms have sea views from the rooms.

HOTEL MIRAMAR - ESSAOUIRA


Overlooking the bay of Essaouira, this Moorish beachfront hotel is Located in the center of Essaouira.

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