Morocco and Spain
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Jan 11, 2012 4:47 PM Last Post By: dionne2008
Jan 8, 2012 6:55 PM
The plan as of now is to fly (Ryan Air) from Seville to Marrakech (around the 29-30th of January), and I am trying to figure out the best way to get back to Spain, as I fly out of Barcelona on February 9th..
Is it reasonable to travel by train/hitching from Marrakech to Tangier (via Casablanca and Rabat) in 3-4 days? Then I would take a ferry from there to Algeciras, Spain and make my way to Barcelona along the coast..
Ultimately, I need to figure out:
Is it better to take a return flight from Seville to Marrakech, and back to Seville, continuing through Spain back to Barcelona?
Is it better to take a single flight into Marrakech and travel through Morocco on land, returning to Spain via ferry in Algeciras?
If you've traveled these places, where would you want to spend your week (or two)?
Thank you so much, your responses are gold to me!!
Jan 9, 2012 1:00 AM
1You only have 10-11 days??? Then you can allow 3 days for Moroccco.
If you are in or next to Sevilla, fly to Marrakesh.
If you are in or next to Ronda, go to Tetouan (Algeciras, hop onto a ferry, Ceuta, Tetouan).
Marrakesh is of course 1.000x better than Tetouan. The Djemma El Fna at night makes Marrakesh one of the top travel destinations worldwide.
But personally I would not want to fly to Morroco the first time. Going by ferry via Tangier or Ceuta to Morocco is way cooler, way more interesting and way more rewarding.
Entering Morocco with a ferry gives you a good feeling. And it is cool. Entering Morocco with an airplane gives you not a good feeling at all. Not even a feeling at all. And it is not cool at all.
If you are interested in travelling, go by ferry. If you are interested in tourism, fly.
Only 10-11 days for Morocco is way too short anyway. And you will have to return to Morocco for a 2nd time later. So you easily can afford to save to go to Marrakesh for the next time.
Tetouan gives you already a good impression of Morroco.
Jan 9, 2012 9:12 AM
2If you end your Moroccan trip in Tangier, the best way to go to Barcelona is taking a direct flight from Tangier to Barcelona with Air Arabia or Jet4You.
If you end your Moroccan trip in other Moroccan city/town, look for the nearest airport with low cost flights to Barcelona (e.g. Casablanca, Marrakech)
Jan 9, 2012 7:28 PM
3Thank you very much for your advice.
I have been considering flying from Seville to Marrakech, and traveling by land (bus/train/etc.) up to Tangier, then taking a ferry to Algiceras..
Is traveling from Marrakech to Tangier reasonable in 4 days' time?
Otherwise, I could fly back into Seville and make my way to Barcelona, but I'd like to see Malaga and other parts of the Spanish coastline..
Jan 10, 2012 9:35 AM
4spend 3 days in Marrakech. later take the train towards the north, maybe stop 1 day in Larache , it has a wonderful medina without a tourist nor souvenirs shops, later 2 days in Tanger ( perhaps hotel Continental or a pension near Zoco Chico ), from here thre are fast ferries each hour to Tarifa ,also surroundig this beatiful town are nice places to visit ( Vejer de la Frontera and its beachs, Caños de Meca, Conil...).
Jan 11, 2012 4:20 PM
5Vueling, the Spanish airline, flies Marrakech-Barcelona non-stop, cheaply.
Even cheaper is EasyJet, which flies Marrakech-Madrid non-stop.
Jan 11, 2012 4:47 PM
6I just came back from Morocco and flew from Girona to Fez on Ryanair and it was very cheap and then flew from Marrakech to Barcelona on Vueling. You can find low fares on the internet and you will save so much time by flying and have more time in the cities you want to be in. It was so worth it to me. Let me know if you need advice on a great driver/ guide in Morocco.
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