Jewels of Northern Morocco 5 days from Madrid
Jewels of Northern Morocco 5 days from Madrid
Details of the trip to Morocco
This mini-package to the North of Morocco is the perfect option for a first contact with this wonderful culture, so close to Europe and at the same time, so distant… If you have only a few days to visit Morocco, this is the ideal trip. A complete 5-day tour departing from Madrid to visit the best of North Africa: the cosmopolitan city of Tangier, the stately city of Tetouan or the charming town of Chefchaouen, painted blue and looking like something out of a fairy tale. The price includes train tickets, accommodation, ferry tickets and an English-speaking guide.
Departure days of the tour
Jewels of Northern Morocco 5 days from Madrid includes:
The trip to Morocco includes:
Transport in a modern bus with air conditioning / English-speaking escort guide during the tour / Ferry tickets between Spain and Morocco (round trip) / Train tickets Madrid – Malaga (round trip) / Visits to Tangier, Tetouan and Chaouen / Accommodation in selected class hotels / Daily buffet breakfast (except in Malaga) / Meals indicated in the itinerary / Tourist hotel taxes / Tourist insurance.
|Tours to Morocco from several destinations:|
|Madrid||Barcelona||Seville||Costa del Sol||Tangier or Marrakech||Lisbon|
|PRICES PER PERSON IN EUROS (SEASON 2023 - 2024)|
|IN DOUBLE||from 720 €|
|IN SINGLE||from 895 €|
Day 1. (Saturday) MADRID – MALAGA (train)
Call on at Atocha train station in Madrid and departure by high-speed train southbound heading to the Mediterranean Coast. Pleasant and short journey with the comfort and speed of this fast train. Arrival in Malaga, one of Spain’s foremost holiday destinations. Transfer on your own from the station to the hotel. Free time to discover at your leisure the capital of the Costa del Sol, hometown of the famous painter Pablo Picasso and the Hollywood star Antonio Banderas, among its most famous citizens. We recommend you to leave your luggages in the hotel and take a stroll into the historic quarter of the city to visit the Alcazaba, one of the symbols of the city, and one of the largest Arab fortresses in Andalusia, the Gibralfaro Castle, that offers outstanding views over the city, the Picasso Museum or the beautiful Renaissance Cathedral of Malaga known as La Manquita (the one-armed) thanks to its unfinished right tower. Hotel accommodation.
Day 2. (Sunday) COSTA DEL SOL – TARIFA – TANGIER
Departure from the Costa del Sol towards Tarifa to cross the Strait of Gibraltar. Arrival in Tangier and panoramic visit of the city, continuing the route to Cape Spartel and the Caves of Hercules. Accompanied by an expert English-speaking guide, we will learn about the legend of the Grotto of Hercules, but also historical notes on its use during antiquity, while we photograph the famous crack that resembles the map of Africa, with the blue background of the Mediterranean, offering a spectacular image. Continuation to Cape Spartel, the north-westernmost geographical point of Africa and which offers spectacular views over the sea, where the waters of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean converge. Free time to admire this enclave of great beauty and photograph the imposing lighthouse, built in the mid-19th century (October 1864), the first of the maritime signalling network of the Moroccan coasts. After this short excursion, we return to Tangier and accommodation at the hotel. Free afternoon at your disposal to explore this jewel of North Africa at your leisure. We recommend you to visit the Kasbah of Tangier, its Medina and its souks. Here our senses are sharpened: sounds, smells and alleyways that take us back in time. For those who want to know more about the North of Morocco, we recommend booking a optional excursion to Assilah to visit one of the cleanest and whitest medinas in Morocco. We will discover the tranquillity of its streets, as well as its characteristic artistic murals and the beautiful sunset from the Krikia Viewpoint. Return to Tangier, dinner at the hotel and accommodation.
Day 3. (Monday) TANGIER – TETOUAN – CHAOUEN – TANGIER
Breakfast and departure to Tetouan, the most authentic city in the North of Morocco, known by the nickname of “The White Dove”. We will visit places of interest such as Moullay El Mehdi Square (former Primo de Rivera Square) and the Spanish development area to Hassan II Square, where the Royal Palace is located. We will continue through the neighbourhood of La Luneta and the Jewish quarter. Walk through the Medina of Tetouan, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, a jewel of Muslim culture, with winding streets, charming squares, long and narrow alleyways, corners and large doors, which attract the curiosity of the visitor… and finishing at Bab Okla or Queen’s Gate. Stop for lunch (not included) and continue to Chaouen, a charming small city of about 40,000 inhabitants located at about 660 meters above sea level, with very little car traffic where you can breathe clean and fresh air that invites you to stay a few days to discover the beauty of the place and its surroundings. The great variety of colours, shops and bazaars contrast with the dazzling blue of the houses. We take a walk to get to know the corners of Chefchaouen: the old Medina, the Kebir Mosque, the Alcazaba, the Mellah (Jewish quarter) or the Uta el Hamman Square, of special charm, surrounded by cafes and restaurants. Late in the afternoon, return to Tangier, arrival at the hotel, dinner and accommodation.
Day 4. (Tuesday) TANGIER – TARIFA – COSTA DEL SOL
Breakfast and free morning to do the last shopping or continue exploring Tangier. Are you still wanting some more? Your local guide will offer you the possibility to visit, optionally, Larache, a picturesque port city located on the Atlantic coast, on the left bank of the Lucus River estuary, with beautiful white houses and blue carpentry. In the afternoon, we continue the route to Tangier to embark back to Tarifa. Drive along the Mediterranean Coast towards Malaga. Arrival at the hotel, free time at your disposal and accommodation. We recommend you go out for Tapa-hopping, an unbeatable way to experience Andalusian culture and savour the charms of its bars and taverns. Tapas are an exquisite, varied and choice example of popular gastronomy which allows you to share a variety of dishes and try a wide range of different products for reasonable prices. Hotel accommodation.
Day 5. (Wednesday) MALAGA – MADRID
Last day in Andalusia. According to the timetable of your train to Madrid, you may spend the morning visiting Malaga or buying your last souvenirs. Transfer on your own to the Maria Zambrano Train Station to take the high-speed train to Madrid. Arrival and end of services.
- Departure city: SPAIN, Madrid
- Returning city: SPAIN, Madrid
- Cities where we will travel through: Chefchaouen, Malaga, Tangier, Tetouan
- Countries where the tour goes: MOROCCO, SPAIN
- Nº days of the tour: 5
- Departure day of the tour: Saturday
- Price: from 720 €
- Tour code: 32627-0500000S0-11-MADMAD-G
Please note that
Exceptionally, the itinerary and the order of the excursions could be altered and modified for organizational reasons. Depending on hotel availability or in case of last minute reservations, the provided hotels may be replaced by others of the same category (see list of planned hotels at Scheduled Hotels). Only one suitcase per person will be accepted. To enter Morocco, the citizens of some countries outside the European Economic Community will need additional documentation to the passport, please check with our travel agency. Passengers must pass customs control with their luggage. During the train journeys to/from Malaga and during the stay in Malaga, there is no accompanying guide service.