Spain, Portugal & Morocco Overview

Visit Spain, Portugal and Morocco on a tour from Madrid to Marrakech. See Lisbon, the Algarve, Fes, Aroumd and camp in the Sahara on this Intrepid adventure.

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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Spain, Portugal & Morocco.

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

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 colors and charisma of Spain, Portugal and Morocco.

  • Peruse art in Madrid
  • Relax on The Algarve's golden beaches
  • Sample spicy Portuguese cuisine
  • See the historic kasbah of Ait Benhaddou
  • Sip mint in Marrakech's Djemaa el-Fna
  • Unwind in tranquil Chefchaouen
  • 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 15
  • 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, Bus, Ferry, Metro, Private Bus, Private vehicle, Public bus, Taxi, Train
  • Included activities:

    4WD adventure and desert camp, Algarve beach excursion, Ancient library, Bodega tour and sherry tasting, Citadel, Fado performance, Guided walking tour Fes, Horizon Association for People With Disabilities visit, Walking tour with local guide

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    291kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details.

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Day 1 Madrid

Madrid offers a remarkable blend of sights, sounds and experiences. Soak up the art, be wowed by the architecture and swoon over the exceptional food.

Day 2 Salamanca

Salamanca is a vibrant university town with a World Heritage-listed Old Town, a host of unforgettable buildings and a celebrated cultural history.

Days 3-4 Coimbra

A striking town with a fascinating history, Coimbra has an abundance of parklands, remarkable architecture and one of Europe's oldest universities.

Days 5-6 Lisbon

Charming Lisbon offers Portuguese traditions alongside a multicultural population, fantastic architecture evident of a rich history, delicious seafood and a thriving nightlife for every age.

Days 7-8 The Algarve

The Algarve is a large area of southern Portugal with a beautiful and diverse coastal landscape, charming towns, fertile agricultural areas and a sunny disposition.

Day 9 Jerez

With its ancient Alcazar (Moorish fortress), beautiful eclectic cathedral and huge selection of high quality tapas bars, Jerez is an undiscovered jewel in the heart of Andalucia.

Days 10-11 Chefchaouen

Along with a relaxed vibe and charming medina, the blue hues of Chefchaouen, set against the greenness of the Rif Mountains, startle even the weariest traveller.

Days 12-13 Fes

Being in Fes is like stepping back in time. Stately city walls, labyrinthine medinas and a wonderfully preserved Old City has made Fes one of Morocco's favourite destinations.

Days 14-15 Marrakech

Marrakech is a feast for the senses. Be enticed by the alluring scents and brilliant colors of the spice markets, the sounds of the musicians and the perfume of its gardens.

Day 16 Aroumd

Perched on a rocky outcrop, the remote village of Aroumd offers stunning views across the High Atlas Mountains and a unique opportunity to experience traditional Berber culture.

Day 17 Ait Benhaddou

Sitting on a hilltop and looking unchanged since the 11th century, Ait Benhaddou is one of Morocco's most treasured, alluring and iconic sites.

Day 18 Zagora

Known as the 'doors of the desert', Zagora is a palmerie town with great pottery and ceramic workshops on the way into the desert.

Day 19 Sahara Camp

Set in a vast landscape of shifting sands and undulating shapes, the massive Erg Chigaga dunes are one of the Sahara's most iconic sights.

Day 20 Taroudannt

With an energetic, bustling city centre, Taroudannt is a great opportunity to see an untouched traditional Berber lifestyle and pick up a bargain in one of the many souqs.

Days 21-22 Essaouira

A seaside town with undeniable charm, Essaouira's stone ramparts play host to whitewashed houses with bright blue shutters, art galleries and a picturesque harbour.

Days 23-24 Marrakech

Marrakech is home to a seemingly endless mosaic of souqs. Each is devoted to a separate trade: pottery, woodwork, copper, leather, carpets and spices.
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