Exotic Morocco + Spain

Start: Marrakech Finish: Sevilla

Visiting: Marrakesh, Koutoubia, Saadien's Tombs, Bahia Palace, Dar Si Said, Essaouira, Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Oued Bou Regreg, Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Hassan Tower, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Tetouan, Place Outa el Hammam, Fes, Bou Inania Madrasa, Mosque and University Karaouiyn, Mellah, Ifran, Tazzarine, Gite Zouala in Ziz Valley, Merzouga, Sahara Desert Morocco, Djemaa el Fna Square, Barcelona, Barcelona City Tour, Gothic Quarter, La Rambla, Valencia, City Tour Valencia, Plaça de la Reina, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Alhambra, Generalife, Sierra Nevada, Granada, Plaza de Espana, Parque de María Luisa, Seville, Marrakech, Sevilla


Duration: 15 Nights

Physical rating: Easy

Tour code: MSP8

Tour operator: Travel Talk Tours

Group size: 13 - 35

Age range: 18-39 years


Prices From: $3004 $2253

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Tour Overview

This 16 day adventure through Morocco and Spain. Discover Morocco from the vibrant capital of Marrakesh to camping overnight in the Sahara Desert. Discover different faces of Spain from the busy Barcelona to the quaint towns.

Highlights

  • iconEnjoy the ultimate Moroccan experience with two nights in the Sahara at our sedentary Desert Camps.
  • iconGet a taste of authentic Spain as we head south to Granada and Seville.
  • iconBarcelona to the coastal paradise of Valencia with plenty of Sangria, sunsets, incredible architecture and nightlife at the ready.
  • icon Rummage through souks in Marrakech and Fes for hand-crafted treasures!
  • iconSave on travel time with an included international flight between Marrakech and Barcelona.
  • iconGet your camera ready for the blue city of Chefchaouen, feel the sea-breeze in Casablanca and Essaouira.

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Marrakech

Location: Marrakesh

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Blue Sea Le Printemps– 4 Star (or similar)

Meals: Dinner

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 - 100 MAD

icon Day 2 : Marrakech, Essaouira

Location: Marrakesh, Koutoubia, Saadien's Tombs, Bahia Palace, Dar Si Said, Essaouira

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Miramar – 3 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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 Sightseeing of Saadian Tombs Sightseeing of Menara Gardens Sightseeing of Koutoubia Mosque Sightseeing of Bahia Palace & Dar Si Said Museum Visit of Argan Women Cooperative Sightseeing of Essaouira Entrance Fees Bahai Palace - 70 MAD Menara Gardens - 10 MAD Saadian Tombs - 70 MAD Said Mausoleum - 70 MAD

icon Day 3 : Essaouira, Casablanca

Location: Essaouira, Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Ibis City Center Hotel – 3 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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 of Hassan II Mosque Sightseeing of Anfa Residential Quarter Sightseeing of United Nations Square Entrance Fees Hassan II Mosque - 130 MAD

icon Day 4 : Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Tetouan

Location: Casablanca, Oued Bou Regreg, Mausoleum of Mohammed V, Hassan Tower, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Tetouan

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Prestige Hotel – 3 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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 of Museum Mohammed V Sightseeing of Hassan Mosque Sightseeing of Royal Palace Sightseeing of Eloidaia Kasbah

icon Day 5 : Tetouan, Chefchaouen, Fes

Location: Tetouan, Place Outa el Hammam, Chefchaouen, Fes

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Royal Mirage Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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 of Chefchaouen Trekking In The Mountains Optional Activities Dinner Show - 250 MAD

icon Day 6 : Fes

Location: Fes, Bou Inania Madrasa, Mosque and University Karaouiyn, Mellah, Fes

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Royal Mirage Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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 of Bab Bouloud Gate (Royal Palace) Sightseeing of Bou Inania Medersa Sightseeing of Mausoleum of Moulay IdrissSightseeing of Quaraouiyine Mosque Sightseeing of Najjarine Square Sightseeing of Spices Market Sightseeing of Attarine Medersa Sightseeing of The Surroundings of Karaouine Medina and Mellah (Jewish Quarter)Tannery & Pottery Visits Optional Activities Traditional Hamam - 300 MAD Entrance Fees Bou Inania Medersa - 10 MAD Attarine Medersa - 20 MAD

icon Day 7 : Fes, Merzouga

Location: Fes, Ifran, Tazzarine, Gite Zouala in Ziz Valley, Merzouga

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Auberge Yasmina Desert Camp (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

icon Day 8 : Merzouga

Location: Merzouga

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Auberge Yasmina Desert Camp (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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 African Music Show Sand-Board

icon Day 9 : Merzouga, Marrakech

Location: Merzouga, Sahara Desert Morocco, Djemaa el Fna Square, Marrakesh

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Blue Sea Le Printemps – 4 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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 of Djeema El - Fna Square in Marrakech

icon Day 10 : Marrakech, Barcelona

Location: Marrakesh, Barcelona

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Catalonia Park Guell – 3 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

After filling up on breakfast we will fly from Marrakech to Barclona.

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 Optional Activities Group Dinner

icon Day 11 : Barcelona City Tour

Location: Barcelona City Tour, Gothic Quarter, La Rambla, Barcelona City Tour

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Catalonia Park Guell - 3 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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 Panoramic Barcelona City Tour

icon Day 12 : Barcelona, Valencia

Location: Barcelona, Valencia

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Acteon – 4 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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!  Included Activities Orientation Walk in Valencia

icon Day 13 : Valencia City Tour

Location: City Tour Valencia, Plaça de la Reina, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, City Tour Valencia

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Acteon – 4 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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 Sightseeing of Valencia

icon Day 14 : Valencia, Granada

Location: Valencia, Alhambra, Generalife, Sierra Nevada, Granada

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Los Angeles Hotel – 4 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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! Included Activities Sightseeing of Alhambra & Generalife Gardens Sightseeing of Granada Entrance Fees Alhambra & Generalife Gardens - EUR 21

icon Day 15 : Granada, Sevilla

Location: Granada, Plaza de Espana, Parque de María Luisa, Seville

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Silken Al Andalus – 4 Star (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast

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 Sightseeing of The Cathedral of St.

Mary (Seville Cathedral) Sightseeing of Parque de María Luisa Sightseeing of Reales Alcázares Sightseeing of Mudéjar Pavilion Sightseeing of Sevilla Optional Activities Flamenco Show - EUR 20-40 Entrance Fees The Cathedral of St.

Mary (Seville Cathedral) - 10 Euro

icon Day 16 : Sevilla

Location: Seville

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast we will check out of the hotel and say farewell tour friends.

What's Included

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    Flight

    International Flight between Marrakech and Barcelona.

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    Free Wi-Fi

    Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi access ( where available )

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    Accommodation

    4 & 3 star hotels, desert camp in the Sahara (Bedouin tents).

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    Airport Transfer(s)

    Arrival and departure transfers in Morocco, arrival transfer in Spain.

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    Meals

    15 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners

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    Guide

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

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    Tour Guiding

    Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides.

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    Airport Transfer

    Arrival and return transfers in Morocco.

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    Transportation

    A/C, modern coach or mini-bus, 4X4 Jeep, flight from Marrakech to Barcelona.

What's Not Included

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    Optional activities

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    Travel Insurance

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    Tipping and Gratuities

    Tips and gestures

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    Items of a personal nature

Add Ons

Local Payment: £

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    Low Deposit

    Travel Talk Tours requires a deposit of 60 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 60 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

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Dates & Availability

Saturday Jul 10, 2021

Nights

15

$3004.09

$2253.07

-25%

Saturday Aug 07, 2021

Nights

15

$3004.09

$2253.07

-25%

Saturday Sep 04, 2021

Nights

15

Available

100

$3004.09

$2253.07

-25%