Spain, Portugal & Morocco Overview

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From Madrid to Marrakech, visit Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

Travel to Spain, Portugal and Morocco on a journey from Madrid to Marrakech, taking the long route for maximum adventure. Marvel at artistic masterpieces and architectural wonders in Spain, taste the rich history of Portugal in its delightful cities and cuisine, and be enchanted by the magic of mysterious Morocco. Revel in chaotic markets, relax in coastal retreats and be warmed by local hospitality. This is an unforgettable odyssey through changing landscapes and incredible cultures - be spellbound by the colours and charisma of Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

  • Camp out in the Sahara
  • Peruse art in Madrid
  • Relax beside the ocean in beautiful Essaouira
  • Sample spicy Portuguese cuisine
  • See the historic kasbah of Ait Benhaddou
  • Sip mint in Marrakech's Djemaa el-Fna
  • Visit Lisbon and dance the night away with locals
  • Visit a bodega in Jerez

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Madrid, Spain
  • Finish:

    Marrakech, Morocco
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camp site (1 nt), Gite (1 nt), Guesthouse (1 nt), Hotel (15 nts), Pension (2 nts), Riad (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    4x4, Ferry, Metro, Private Bus, Public bus, Taxi, Train
  • Included activities:

    4WD adventure and desert camp, Algarve beach excursion, Ancient library, Bodega tour and sherry tasting, Camel ride, Casa de Las Conchas, Citadel, Fado performance, Guided trek in the High Atlas Mountains, Guided walking tour Fes, Walking tour, Walking tour with local guide

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    291kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.

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Spain, Portugal & Morocco Summary

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Day 1 Madrid

Arrive in Madrid, one of the most cultural and art-rich cities in Spain. Admire masterpieces in the Museo del Prado, feast on tapas in Chueca or sample Madrid's famous nightlife.

Day 2 Salamanca

Head west to the university city of Salamanca. Soak up the student vibe on a stroll through Plaza Mayor and past historic stone buildings.

Days 3-4 Coimbra

Travel from Spain to Portugal to sample rich red wines, delicious spicy fare and enjoy the local tradition of Fado - soulful music about love.

Days 5-6 Lisbon

Start explorations of Lisbon with its towering medieval citadel and many interesting museums - or check out the nightlife in Barrio Alto.

Days 7-8 The Algarve

There's plenty of time to relax on the beach, explore hidden coves and soak up the holiday atmosphere of the Algarve.

Day 9 Jerez

Visit Jerez and discover the secrets to a perfect aperitif on a bodega tour or enjoy a tipple of sherry - the drink named after this town.

Days 10-11 Chefchaouen

Travel across the Strait of Gibraltar and explore Chefchaouen, a sleepy mountain town of delightful blue-washed buildings.

Days 12-13 Fes

Arrive in the city of Fes and step back in time into a huge medieval medina thick with exotic smells, tastes, sights and sounds. Fuel explorations of this imperial city with a glass of mint tea and some sweet Moroccan dates. After time spent sightseeing in Fes, be sure to unwind with an evening drink at the Palais Jamai while the haunting call to prayer floats over the city.

Days 14-15 Marrakech

Find everything from genie lamps to leather slippers in Marrakech, an exotic city of souqs. Take a refreshing walk through the lush gardens at Majorelle Jardin, visit the lavishly decorated Saadian Tombs or end the adventure among the bustle of Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakech's bustling main bazaar.

Day 16 Aroumd

Stay in a mountain gite with incredible views while exploring the High Atlas Mountains. Hike to the burial place of a medieval saint.

Day 17 Ait Benhaddou

Explore the grand Ait Benhaddou kasbah, Morocco's internationally acclaimed film set, as featured in Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.

Day 18 Zagora

Embark on a journey towards the mighty Sahara Desert, through the lush Draa Valley and on to Zagora - a small oasis town on the Sahara fringe that is perfect for an overnight stop.

Day 19 Sahara Camp

Travel along rugged mountain ranges, through seas of sand and past the occasional desert oasis of date palms. Investigate an ancient library filled with manuscripts and discover the green-glazed pottery of Tamegroute. Enjoy a camel expedition across the Sahara at dusk and spend the night under the stars.

Day 20 Taroudannt

Climb aboard a 4x4 for an epic trip out to the Erg Chigaga sand dunes. Look out for the incredible sight of goats climbing argan trees on the way to the bustling market town of Taroudannt. Take to the souqs and haggle with local traders for silver jewellery or colourful Moroccan ceramics and mosaics.

Days 21-22 Essaouira

Travel to the seaside gem of Essaouira and discover a variety of active or relaxing things to do. Essaouira's old medina is a fascinating place to explore with a local guide, or perhaps take the opportunity to relax by the beach or browse the bubbly markets.

Days 23-24 Marrakech

Farewell the beach and head from Essaouira to Marrakech. Once again, get lost in the mayhem of the souqs or seek out Majorelle Gardens to relax in a tropical oasis.
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