Atlantic Morocco, Seville and Madrid

Duration

11 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Casablanca

Available

April 2024 / March 2025

Cities to visit: Casablanca; El Jadida; Safi; Essaouira; Agadir; Marrakesh; Ouzoud; Fez; Tanger; Sevilla; Cordoba; Consuegra; Madrid

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Detailed day by day description

Introduction

This tour is part of our flexible coach touring range, guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people. Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.

This tour is guided in English only. Please note if English speaking attendance numbers are low, the tour can become bilingual either accompanied by two tour leaders, one for each language, or a single tour leader providing explanations in both languages.

The tour offers flexibility, allowing you to customize it to your preferences. By clicking 'Quote or Book,' you will have the choice to select your desired start and end dates and destinations within the tour's defined parameters. Given this flexibility, it's important to note that the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.

Day
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.
Total distance: 260 km
Landscapes : from Atlantic plains of cultivated fields to more arid landscapes near Safi.
After breakfast, 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, the beautiful square of Mohamed V with its fountain, Moorish buildings, palm trees and the park of the Arab league. We will 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 we have free time for lunch in the pleasant maritime area of "La Corniche".
14.30 hrs- Casablanca, after lunch we continue travelling, following the Atlantic Ocean, to the south of the country.
16.00 hrs- El Jadida, Arrival in this port town, its citadel (Mazagan) has been declared a World Heritage Site. It was built by the Portuguese in the early sixteenth century, and became the most important commercial and maritime center of the African coast. Its powerful walls overlooking the ocean made it impenetrable, its picturesque streets preserve numerous traces of the Portuguese era – such as the church of the Assumption in Manueline style. We will walk and include the entrance to the old cistern of the sixteenth century.
18.00 hrs- El Jadida, departure.
20.00 hrs- Safi, arrival, dinner included and accommodation.
Note: the old cistern of El Jadida is closed for restoration. It is expected to reopen throughout the season.
Total distance completed: 305 km
Landscapes: in some areas, great views over the ocean.
Note : If you wish, you can rest for a while on the beach of Essauira. Bring in this case what you will need with you.
08.30 hrs- In the morning, with our guide, we visit Safi , this city is known for its ceramic production, highly demanded throughout Morocco for its quality and bright colors. We will photograph the castle of the sea, the wall with its powerful fortress, we stroll through its attractive Medina and we will visit the "hill of the ceramists" with its many shops.
10.00 hrs- Safi, departure
12.00 hrs- Essauira , Arrival in this historic city of spectacular beaches, called the Blue Pearl of the Atlantic. Its walled Medina, facing the sea, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The magnificently preserved city is chosen by artists and painters. We will have free time for lunch and stroll through its narrow streets, whitewashed houses and powerful walls lashed by the waves.
15.00 hrs- Essauira, we continue following the Atlantic coast, with magnificent landscapes in some places.
18.00 hrs- Taghazout, brief stop in this picturesque small town that lives off fishing and the surf tourism.
19.00 hrs- Taghazout.- We continue on.
19.30 hrs- Agadir, arrival in this Atlantic city where the Atlas mountain range reaches the sea, dinner and accommodation.
Total distance: 255 km.

Landscapes: Mountain landscapes as we traverse the Atlas Mountains.
Note: please, remember that you must check out of your hotel room before 12:00h.
Free morning in the most popular “beach tourism” destination of the country. You can enjoy its immense beaches, walk along the promenade or go shopping at some of its many shopping areas.
14.30h- Agadir, after lunch time, we resume our journey on the amazing highway which crosses the Atlas Mountains.
18.00h- Marrakesh . After arriving at the hotel, we include a calash ride to the famously lively Jemaa El Fna Square. Dinner included .
08:15 hrs. - We will have the city tour. Located among hundreds of palm trees and surrounded by ochre walls, this exotic city brims with activity and life. We will get to know the great walls, the Jemaa Square, we will walk through the colorful Medina, see the Koutoubia Tower, as well as visit the Bahia Palace (ticket included). Lunch at the hotel and free time in the afternoon .
In the evening we recommend you the Fantasy dinner show, where you can experience the rich and varied Moroccan folklore.


Total distance: 540 km
Landscapes: Interesting landscapes, arid with oases, mountain following the Atlas, lands of nomads in some areas.
Note: Wear comfortable shoes for the visit of the Ouzud waterfall (easy access by stairs)
08.00 hrs- Marrakesh, departure. Our stage today, being longer, will allow us to see the contrasting landscapes of the country. Following the Atlantic slope of the Atlas Mountains we continue the first part of our route.
11.00 hrs.- Ouzoud Falls, surprising stop at this peaceful place that has the highest waterfalls in North Africa (110 meters), located in the Middle Atlas, in an area between spectacular gorges. We include a short boat trip and lunch in a restaurant with beautiful view of the waterfall, you can have fun watching the macaques (monkeys of Morocco) that inhabit this area.
13.30 hrs- Ouzoud, departure. We continue our route.
19.45 hrs- Arrival in Fez . Before going to the hotel, we will admire the view of the city from the Marinid tombs (according to sunlight it can be visited early the next day). Dinner included.
Total distance: 395km.
08:00 hrs. - We leave the hotel to discover Fez on an informative city tour with a local guide.
During the visit we will get to know the most interesting part of the city, with its emblematic architecture and its lively souks with ancient atmosphere that will not leave us indifferent. We will enter through the Bronze Gates of the Royal Palace and get to know the Jewish quarter, its lively souks, the tanners´ quarter. The cultural capital of the country is known for its impressive Medina that preserves the traditional Arabian atmosphere. After the visit we include a typical Moroccan lunch in a beautiful old Palace of the Medina.
15:00 hrs. – Departure from Fez. We take the modern highway to the north of Morocco through olive and wheat fields in the Rif valleys. Fertile areas of sugar cane and fruit trees.
20:00 hrs. - Tangier. Arrival. Dinner included.
Total distance covered: 280 km.

Scenery: Amazing views over the cliffs and Strait. Pleasant scenery of white villages in Andalusia.
WARNING: Remember to keep your passport close.
PLEASE NOTE: The departure time of the ferry varies depending on the season. Border formalities may involve delays. Returning to Spain, you will have to put your clocks forward by 1 or 2 hours (depending on the time of the year). Your guide will advise you about the change.
At about 11:00 hrs. (variable) we shall depart from the port of Tangier. Boarding formalities. Each traveller must carry their bags and hand luggage, as required by the Spanish national security authorities. Crossing of approximately one hour. We suggest having lunch on the ferry.
Arrival in Algeciras/Tarifa. Our journey continues through beautiful white villages.
20:30 hrs. Seville. - Arrival.
Our visit to Seville will be very special, we combine a part by bus and on foot with a boat ride along the Guadalquivir River that will allow us to appreciate the best views of the monuments and places that the city offers.
A local guide will explain the history and culture of the capital of Andalusia and show us its most beautiful corners. We will begin with the visit around nine in the morning. We passes by the Cathedral-Giralda, Santa Cruz neighborhood, Banks of the Guadalquivir River, Torre del Oro, Maestranza Bullring, Cartuja Island, where the Expo took place and which currently houses the "Isla Mágica" amusement park, María Luisa Park with the beautiful Plaza de España. Total duration of the visit is about 3 hours (including the boat ride). Free time in the afternoon. The guide will offer you optionally the possibility to visit the cathedral and in the evening to attend a popular flamenco tablao.
Total distance: 565 km.

Scenery: Pleasant fertile lands of the valley of the Guadalquivir. Castilian lands of La Mancha.
08:30 hrs. - Sevilla – departure.
10:30 hrs. – Córdoba - arrival. With a local guide we include a visit to its great Mosque-Cathedral (entrance included) , a walk through the old neighborhood with its famous patios full of flowers and entry to the Old Synagogue (entrance included) . Afterwards we will enjoy free time during which you can have lunch and stroll through the flourishing Jewish quarter.
14:00 hrs. - Córdoba – departure. We leave Andalusia for the Castilian lands.
17:15 hrs. - Consuegra - arrival. 12 giant windmills next to the castle contemplate the La Mancha plain. We will visit the interior of one of them, the Rucio mill that once allowed to transform the wheat into flour (entrance included).
18:15 hrs. - Consuegra – departure.
20:00 hrs. - Madrid – arrival.
After breakfast, end of our services.
Note: Remember that hotels check-out time is usually at 10.00 hrs. In most cases, you can leave your luggage at the hotel reception at check-out time, so you can enjoy the city and pick it up at the time you require that same day. If you need more time to use your room, please consider booking an additional night at the end of your tour.

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