Spain, Portugal & Morocco

Spain, Portugal & Morocco information and booking

from
$3220
  • Duration
    24
    days
  • Physical rating
    4
  • Culture Shock
    6
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Schedule Details

Departs from
Madrid
Accommodation
Camp site, Gite, Guesthouse, Hotel, Pension, Riad
Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Transportation
Bus, Ferry, Metro, Minibus, Private Bus, Public bus, Taxi, Train
Important Notes
A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details.

Highlights

Peruse art in Madrid , Sample spicy Portuguese cuisine, Visit Lisbon and dance the night away with locals , Relax on The Algarve's golden beaches, Visit a bodega in Jerez, Unwind in tranquil Chefchaouen, Sip mint in Marrakech's Djemaa el-Fna, See the historic kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, Camp out under the stars in the Sahara, Relax beside the ocean in beautiful Essaouira

Tour description provided by Intrepid

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.

Itinerary

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 colours 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.