MOROCCO AND SPAIN PACKAGE TOURS 2019-2020

Spain and Morocco Budget Tour package, small groups, affaordable and guaranteed departures...


tours in Spain and Morocco

This 2019-2020 Morocco and Spain affordable tour is the best way to explore the Moorish art, history, and architecture at best for all kind of travelers. It is designed to cater to the curious traveler as well as those who wish to study history, art, and ethnomusicology of Spain and Morocco. This is one of the best cultural tour in the market as it is discounted for students and senior citizen. Geographically, Spain is in Europe, but culturally it is different than any other European country, as it is indeed more rooted in Africa's landscapes and culture. The colors, music, food and, more importantly, the zest for life are what identify Spain, the qualities of Africa. As Spain is an extension of Africa in Europe, similarly you will find Morocco as an extension of Europe in Africa. Join our group tour for Spain and Morocco 2019-2020.

Come and discover the world of connections, where two worlds merge: the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean; Europe encounters Africa; Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are side by side. Races and colors melt together, the future the present and the past are entwined. Join on this 2019 budget trip to discover the majestic history and lively culture of Morocco and Spain with unsurpassed sightseeing. This small group tour is also a discovery of Islamic, Christian and Judaic Heritage.

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

Arrive in early morning to Malaga airport where you will find your host waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel. Morning is to relax and acclimate. The afternoon will be devoted to exploring the historic sights of Malaga. You will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

After breakfast we will leave for Granada from Malaga crossing the Sierra Nevada, Spain highest mountains. Granada holds the Moorish Alhambra Palace, and its exotic Generalife gardens. You will have a guided tour of Alhambra Palace, then you will walk to the old Moorish quarter of Albaicin. Albaicin is unique in its history as the last outpost of Muslim Spain. Granada is the holder of many Christian monuments, including the tombs of King Fernando and Queen Isabella, the largest cathedral of Spain. You will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

The whole day will be devoted to sightseeing of notable places in Granada, including cathedrals, gardens and museums. You will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

You will travel along the scenic road, exploring some of the most beautiful white villages in this part of Andalucia. You will arrive to Cordoba in the morning, Andalucia s most northern province. One of its many treasures is the Mezquita, a mosque of exquisite beauty and unrivaled Moorish architecture, built a little over twelve centuries ago. As you walk through this city, pay special attention to the wide, lavish patios of Moorish heritage. Your guide will also walk you through La Juderia (the Jewish Quarter), the most important in Southern Spain. You will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

Depart from Cordoba to Sevilla. This luminous city, that is immediately captivating, possesses an aura of happiness any visitor can easily detect. Undeniably, for the connoisseur it is Spain most beautiful metropolis. Sevilla earned the reputation of a place to enjoy the potency of life. The lively streets of this enticing city manifest the realm of Spanish life from within, and one can't help but become Spanish. The traditional theatrical exhibitions you will encounter in basically every square are indeed an art form unique to Sevilla. Your guide will introduce to you the most important monuments of Bario Santa Cruz. You will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations at your hotel

Your guide again will help you to explore the sites and sounds of Sevilla, from the Roman site of Italica to the striking Museo de Bellas Artes. Walk to reach the one and only Giralda still proudly standing, overlooking the Guadalquivir to witness the glory of Moorish civilization from the past. Discover which of Sevilla s glorious monuments would be your favorite. In the afternoon, you will travel to Tarifa to catch your ferry to Tangier. You will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations at your hotel in Tangier.

Today is the day of time travel! This journey will take you from imperial Rome to the ninth century A.D. Unlike the movies, this temporal voyage will take almost the entire day. (Of course there will be stops along the way.) The first stop will be the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Volubilis was a critical city in the imperial Roman department of Mauritania (modern-day Morocco, and the Western Sahara) during the reign of Caracalla. Volubilis is impressively well preserved and the genius of Roman urbanism is still intact. The two central integral streets in every Roman Castrum, the Cardo and Decumanus, are prominent. The Cardo is the boulevard which runs north-south and the Decumanus, east-west. The intersection of the two is the heart of every Roman city. There you will find the ruins of the ancient forum.

Jumping forward in time and just few minutes away is the venerated citadel of Moulay Idris, founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idris Al Akbar, grandson of the Prophet Mohamed (s.a.w.s). This citadel is considered to be both the cradle of Sufism to Moroccan society as well as the first Islamic capital for the premier Arab dynasty. The city was created primarily for the indigenous population that migrated with Moulay Idris from the Middle East.

You will drive around 15 miles to the next stop, the imperial city of Meknes. Meknes is a 17th Century city built by Moulay Ismail to rival Fez. It is also considered to be the Versailles of Morocco. Finally, you have reached your destination, the ninth century city of Fez. In the evening, you will get a taste of the greatest of the Imperial Cities. You will visit the sights on the outside of ancient walled city, including the ramparts, the gates, and the Borjs (Moorish Forts). After this introductory aperitif to Fez, you will dine in your hotel and prepare for a full day walking tour: Fez!

Undeniably fascinating, Fez stimulates the senses with its haunting yet beautiful sounds, visual splendor, and evocative smells. The most ancient of the imperial capitals and the most complete medieval city of the Islamic world, Fez is reminiscent of a city suspended in time, unfazed by the constantly evolving world outsides of its walls. Fez owes nothing to the Western world, save electricity. Time spent in Fez will reveal much about the sophistication of the Moroccan artisan, providing an unparalleled learning experience to those who cross its path. Your morning will be spent visiting the Medina. Our specialized guide will take you on a historic discovery of the city of Fez starting at the King s Palace and its Meshwar with ramparts and majestic gates.

Next, you will explore the Jewish quarter, a 15th century citadel with all its Moorish maze architecture and medieval glory. Visits to Sephardic synagogues and mausoleums of holy Rabbis will be the highlights of this part of town. Then, we will drive to the Merinides hill to visit their necropolis. Here you will enjoy the best panoramic view on the old walled Medina, brimful with its countless minarets to call for the prayers in a city that has responded to these calls for 12 centuries. Drive down the hills to the gate of Bab Guissa to leave your vehicle and enter an ancient world. Fez has preserved its Medina as it was centuries ago. Not even a bicycle is able to be used as tool of transportation. Only donkeys, mules and horses are able to help moving all what the city produces and needs as supplies.

The first guilds you will immediately encounter are the cobblers, the saddlers and blacksmiths interlaced by some caravansaries for tribesmen who come from the surrounding areas to trade and supply their needs. Down the hill to Juteya you will encounter all sorts of crafts but noticeably carpenters and leather workers as one of the traditional tanneries is not far. This walk will lead you to El Ashabine square with its variety of activities. From there, you will find your way to the Sgha square which will lead you to Attarine then Souk el Henna and the Mausoleum of Moulay Idris, the founder of Fez. Next to it, you will visit the Nejjarine square with its famous fountain, its guild of carpentry and the museum of folk arts at the Fondouk.

You will walk to the tannery and on to visit the great Mosque university of Al Quarrawiyyine, passing by Shemmaine, the market of dried fruits. After that, you will visit the Medersa Attarine and walk to Sbetryyine, a guild of bookbinders, which will lead you to the Seffarine Square, where the tapping of metalworkers is still deafening passerby as it was the case for centuries. You will break for lunch then continue exploring the marvels of Fez Medina. These will highlight the Dyers souk, Foundouk Tetouani and the shrine of Sidi Ahmed Tijani. You will end your walk at Fondouk Lihoudi where a local Fez family will host you for traditional mint tea in their home. Finally, you will return to your hotel for dinner and other accommodations.

You will spend your day discovering the rural environs of the Atlas Mountains Berber villages, wards, and nomadic settlements. Covered with evergreen pines, tall cedar trees, and poplars, and laced with flowing streams, your first view of the Middle Atlas will appear oddly not Moroccan. Passing by Imouzzer, with a quick stop at the Swiss like town of Ifrane, you will soon come across the first real town of the Middle Atlas, Azrou. Azrou is an important market center for the region s Berber tribes, located at a major junction of mountain routes. Your driver will take a little detour in a cedar forest to introduce you to one of the oldest inhabitants of this region, the Barbary apes. This may also coincide with the encounter of a nomadic family at its temporary encampment. As nomads are very hospitable people, whenever we encounter them we are all invited at least for a mint tea under their tents.

At Khenifra, the Middle Atlases give way to the High Atlas Mountains, whose peaks are visible through the haze, soaring to over 12,000 feet. After lunch, you will descend the Atlas Mountains finally arriving in the foothills which overlook the magnificent oasis city of Marrakech Alhamra. Some of the aforementioned stops will include visits to Berber villages, scenic views, and traditional markets. You will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

You will devote your morning to the exploration of Marrakech s many historical sites, starting at the Menara, a magnificent pool surrounded by flowerbeds, reflecting the image of an exquisite Moorish edifice. It was constructed in 1866 for dignitaries, who enjoyed glorious sunsets with the ethereal Atlas Mountains as a backdrop. The pool also functions as an innovative irrigation system that is serving dry life in the desert. Your tour will cover many impressive sites, including the Koutoubia Minaret (which is identical to la Giralda, a tower found in Sevilla, Spain), and the Saadien tombs, which demonstrate Moorish architecture at its best. The tombs consist of sixteenth-century mausoleums, which had lain walled-in and undiscovered until 1917. Next, you will explore the gardens of the Agdal then the Marjorelle. Finally, you will return to your hotel for dinner and other accommodations.

You will begin your day with an excursion to the Ourika Valley, where you will visit the traditional Berber Souks, as well as the Jewish shrines. After lunch, you will visit the Berber Museum of Arts and Crafts to learn about the dwellers of these mountains and their products before you discover their workshops and sophisticated, hand-made products. You will return to Marrakech for dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

You will depart for Casablanca Airport in the morning where you will board your flight back home with a lifetime worth of memories packed neatly into your suitcase.

  • 10 night accommodation in 4-star hotels
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Land transportation in chauffeured vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking guides in major & tour leader throughout
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums
  • Hotel tax and service charges
  • Malaga: 1 night, Cervantes Hotel
  • Granada: 2 night, Carmen Hotel
  • Seville: 1 night, Hotel America
  • Tangier: 1 night, Hotel Solazure
  • Fes: 2 nights, Hotel Riad Nazha
  • Marrakech: 3 nights, Hotel El Andalous
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WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Land Transportation
  • 10 Nights accommodation 4* Hotels
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Local guides and tour manager
  • Fees to monuments and museums
  • Hotel taxes and luggage handling
  • Cost per person: $2,185.00
  • Single Supplement: $465.00

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Round Trip Flight
  • Tips for Drivers and Guides
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal spending

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

forteen days Morocco package Tour

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