Treasures of Morocco and Spain & Portugal

from $2373/per person

Go on a 18 day adventure through Morocco, Spain and Portugal. Discover Morocco from the vibrant capital of Marrakesh to camping overnight in the Sahara Desert. Discover different faces of Spain from the busy capital to the quaint towns, before relaxing and unwinding on the Portuguese beaches.

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

Sight Visited

  • Al Hambra Palace
    Al Hambra Palace

    The magnificent palace from the 11th century gets its name from its red walls -Red Castle in Arabic. This World Heritage Site is a must-see in this lovely city.

  • Barcelona
    Barcelona

  • Chefchaouen
    Chefchaouen

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

  • Djeema El Fna
    Djeema El Fna

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

  • 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.

  • Lagos
    Lagos

    You will fall in love with this warm seaside town offering Portuguese culture. This beautiful city with sandy beaches also offers a large variety of water sports.

  • Lisbon
    Lisbon

    Amazing cathedrals, museums, long dinners, friendly locals, lively nightlife… Welcome to the second oldest capital in Europe!

  • M'Hamid
    M'Hamid

    M’hamid is an oasis town isolated from the crowds. Hidden in the palm oases of M’Hamid are seven old and decaying Ksars.

  • 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.

  • Ouarzazate
    Ouarzazate

    The “door of the desert”, Ourzazate is located just in the north of the Sahara desert. It is mainly inhabited by Berbers who built the famous Kasbahs.

  • 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.

  • Zagora
    Zagora

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

ITINERARY

1
Day 1: Marrakech
Welcome to Morocco! Keep your eyes peeled at Morocco 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 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
  • Optional Activities: Group Dinner
  • Meals: No
 
2
Day 2: 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
3
Day 3: 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
4
Day 4: 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
5
Day 5: 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
6
Day 6: 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
7
Day 7: 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
8
Day 8: 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
9
Day 9: 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
10
Day 10: Marrakech, Barcelona
After filling up on breakfast we will fly from Marrakech to Barcelona. Keep your eyes peeled for Travel Talk sign for transfer to hotel. Meet at the lobby reception at 6:00pm for an informal meeting with your new local tour guide and other tour members. After, you will have free time to explore Barcelonas's vibrant nightlife or join us for an optional group dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Included Activities: Welcome Meeting in Barcelona
  • Optional Activities: Group Dinner
  • Meals: Breakfast
11
Day 11: 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
 
12
Day 12: 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
13
Day 13: 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
14
Day 14: 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
15
Day 15: Granada, Sevilla
Time to hit the road, and drive to Sevilla. On arrival, we will walk around Sevilla city centre and you may even recognise some sights along the way, hint *GOT & Star Wars*. In the afternoon, spend some time exploring as you please. We’d recommend climbing the Giralda tower in the Cathedral of St Mary for some epic views, or wandering around the Plaza de España in Parque de María Luisa for it’s grandeur, canal and beautiful ceramics. One of the oldest places in Europe, Reales Alcázares is also a must see, and is the perfect example of Mudéjar architecture. What better way to end the day with an optional Flamenco show! Olé!
  • Included Activities: City tour of Sevilla
  • Optional Activities: Flamenco Show
  • Meals: Breakfast
16
Day 16: 17
Goodbye Spain, hello Portugal. First stop is the beautiful paradise of Lagos. Chill by the ocean and catch some sun rays on the sand, the rest of the day is yours to do as you please. In the evening, we will drive to Portugal’s capital Lisbon.
  • Included Activities: Leisure time at the beach in Lagos
  • Optional Activities: Boat trip in Lagos
  • Meals: Breakfast
Day : Lisbon City Tour
It’s time hit the buzzing streets of Lisbon starting with a city tour visiting famous landmarks including the Church Monastery of Jeronimos and Belem Tower, the Lisbon Cathedral, Alfama Quarters, and St.George Castle. The afternoon is yours to roam the pretty streets, winding paths and historic buildings. Why not take a tram ride, or try one (or twenty) of Lisbon’s famous tarts Pastel de Nata. Get the party vibes going, as this evening we can check out Lisbon's famous nightlife in Barrio Alto.
  • Included Activities: Sightseeing Lisbon
  • Optional Activities: No
  • Meals: Breakfast
18
Day 18: Lisbon
After breakfast we will check out of the hotel and say farewell tour friends.   Meals: Breakfast
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Price ($)
Sat 21 Mar 2020
$2373
Sat 4 Apr 2020
$2373
Sat 18 Apr 2020
$2373
Sat 2 May 2020
$2373
Sat 16 May 2020
$2373
Sat 3 Oct 2020
$2373
Sat 17 Oct 2020
$2373
Sat 31 Oct 2020
$2373

The tour price covers the following services:

Accommodation

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

Meals

17 Breakfasts | 2 Lunches | 2 Dinners

Transportation

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

Airport Transfer

Arrival airport transfer in Morocco.

Guide

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

What is not included in the tour price?

  • 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

BLUE SEA LE PRINTEMPS HOTEL - MARRAKECH


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

PALAIS DES REMPARTS - ESSAOUIRA


Palais Des Remparts is situated in the heart of the medina of Essaouira, only 3 minutes from the beach. Dating from the 18th century, this now stylish hotel serves traditional Moroccan cuisine.

IBIS CITY CENTER HOTEL - CASABLANCA


PRESTIGE HOTEL - TETOUAN


ROYAL MIRAGE HOTEL - FES


The charming Pickalbatros Royal Mirage Fes Hotel rests in a prime location with easy access to the commercial centre and residential area in the vibrant heart of Fes, one of the most beautiful cities in exotic Morocco.

CAMPING SITE MERZOUGA


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.

NH BARCELONA EIXAMPLE - BARCELONA


HOTEL NH VALENCIA LAS CIENCIAS - VALENCIA


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


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