Spanien, Portugal & Marokko Portugal · Marokko · Spanien

Spanien, Portugal & Marokko

  • Kunst & Kultur in Madrid
  • Einblicke in die portugiesische Küche
  • Kulturelle Schätze & Nachtleben von Lissabon
  • Entspannung an den goldenen Stränden der Algarve im Süden Portugals
  • Kosten Sie berühmte Sherry in Jerez
  • Charme & blaugetünchte Häuser von Chefchaouen
  • Beeindruckende Kasbah von Ait Benhaddou
  • Camping unter dem Sternehimmel der Sahara
  • Relaxen in der malerischen Küstenstadt Essaouira
  • Mittelalterliche Medina in der Königsstadt Fes
  • Auf Schnäppchenjagd in Marrakesch
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
  • Zusatzinformationen
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24 Tage Portugal · Marokko · Spanien

ab  2.760 € Anfragen oder buchen

Lassen Sie sich begeistern von der delikaten Küche Spaniens, den Stränden der Algarve und der islamischen Architektur Marokkos. Auf dem Weg von Madrid nach Marrakesch erkunden Sie die charmante Altstadt von Coimbra und entdecken Sie mit Lissabon eine der schönsten Haupstädte Europas. Entspannung erwartet Sie an den goldenen Sandstränden der Algarve. Kosten Sie in Jerez den berühmten Sherry und staunen Sie über die blaugetünchten Häuser im reizvollen Chefchaouen. Weiter geht es nach Fès, die älteste der Königsstädte Marokkos, wo Sie die schöne Altstadt mit ihren massiven Mauern und mächtigen Toren erkunden. Begeben Sie sich auf Schnäppchenjagd im charmanten Marrakesch, genießen Sie auf einer Wanderung die Landschaft des Hohen Atlas, erforschen Sie die weltberühmte Kasbah von Ait Benhaddou und schlagen Sie Ihr Zelt unter dem Sternenhimmel der Sahara auf. Entspannen Sie in der ruhigen Atmosphäre der Küstenstadt Essaouira, ehe Sie Ihre Reise im lebhaften Marrakesch ausklingen lassen.

1. Tag: Madrid
2. Tag: Salamanca
3.-4. Tag: Coimbra
5.-6. Tag: Lissabon
7.-8. Tag: Algarve
9. Tag: Jerez
10.-11. Tag: Chefchaouen
12.-13. Tag: Fes
14.-15. Tag: Marrakesch
16. Tag: Aroumd
17. Tag: Ait Benhaddou
18. Tag: Zagora
19. Tag: Sahara Camp
20. Tag: Taroudannt
21.-22. Tag: Essaouira
23.-24. Tag. Marrakesch

Leistungen enthalten

Rundreise gemäß Programm, Transport, Unterkunft und Mahlzeiten wie beschrieben, Englischsprachige Reiseleitung, Sehenswürdigkeiten, Ausflüge und Aktivitäten wie im Tourverlauf angegeben

Leistungen nicht enthalten

Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar), nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke, Reiseversicherung, persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgeld, Vor- und Nachübernachtungen zur Tour, optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten, Flughafentransfers

Unterbringung

15x Hotel
3x Riad
2x Pension
1x Wüstencamp
1x Berghütte (Gite)
1x Gästehaus

Die Unterbringung erfolgt in Doppel- bzw. Mehrbettzimmern. Alleinreisende teilen das Zimmer mit Mitreisenden gleichen Geschlechts. Gegen Aufpreis ist auch die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer möglich (vorbehaltlich Verfügbarkeit; keine Einzelunterbringung möglich an den Tagen 16 und 19). EZ-Zuschlag bitte anfragen.

Verpflegung

14x Frühstück
1x Mittagessen
2x Abendessen

Bitte planen Sie etwa 690 EUR für nicht enthaltene Mahlzeiten ein.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachige Reiseleitung

Transportarten

Allradfahrzeug, Bahn, Fähre, Öffentliche / gemietete Busse, Metro, Privatfahrzeug

Zusätzliche Übernachtungen

Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns - wir beraten Sie gerne!

Flughafentransfer

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Optionale Ausflüge / Zusatzleistungen

MADRID:
Abono Paseo del Arte (3 Museen Kombivoucher) EUR17.60
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza EUR8.00
Museo del Prado EUR8.00
Real Jardín Botánico EUR2.50
Museo Reina Sofia EUR6.00

SALAMANCA:
Kathedralendächer EUR4.00
Art Nouveau & Art Deco Museum EUR3.00
Stierkampf Museum EUR3.00
Unamuno House Museum EUR1.80
Alte Kathedrale EUR4.25
Universität von Salamanca EUR4.00
Casa de Las Conchas - kostenfrei

COIMBRA:
Bootstour EUR6.00
Conimbriga Ruinen EUR5.00
Portugal Dos Pequenitos EUR4.00
Universität von Coimbra EUR5.00

LISSABON:
Nationales Kunstmuseum EUR3.00
Fado Haus EUR2.50
Folk Art Museum EUR3.00
Gulbenkian Museum EUR3.00
Puppen Museum EUR2.50
Schifffahrtsmuseum EUR3.00
Ozeanarium EUR10.00

JEREZ:
Alcazar EUR3.35
Maurische Bäder EUR1.35

CHEFCHAOUEN:
Hammam (öffentliche Bäder) MAD100.00
Henna Tattoo MAD50.00

MARRAKESCH:
Saadien Gräber MAD10.00
Koutoubia Moschee & Minarett - kostenfrei
Palais Badi MAD10.00
Henna Tattoo (Todra Gorge) MAD50.00
Hammam (öffentliche Bäder) MAD250.00
Marjorelle Gärten MAD50.00
Palais Bahia MAD10.00
Medersa Ben Youssef MAD40.00
Marrakeschmuseum MAD40.00
Fotografiemuseum MAD40.00

AROUMD:
Eselritt - Imlil nach Aroumd MAD50.00

AIT BENHADDOU:
Kochkurs und Abendessen MAD100.00
Henna Tattoos - MAD50.00

OUARZAZATE:
Atlas Movie Studio MAD50.00
Kasbah Taourirt MAD20.00

ESSAOUIRA:
Hamam (öffentliche Bäder) MAD200.00
Berber Massage MAD350.00
Quad in den Dünen MAD350.00
Windsurfen / Kitesurfen MAD300.00

Bitte beachten Sie, dass sich Preise / Aktivitäten jederzeit ändern können.
Day 1 Madrid
Hola! Welcome to Spain.
Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1.
You can arrive at any time during the day as there are no activities planned until this important meeting; please check with the hotel reception where and when it will take place, or check the reception notice boards. If you can't arrange a flight that will have you arrive at the hotel by early evening, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader.
With incredible restaurants, art galleries, shopping and nightlife on offer, Madrid is a truly world-class city that exudes confidence and style through every pore.
As there's limited time for sightseeing in Madrid we recommend you make arrangements to arrive a few days early to see the highlights of the city and surrounds.
While away hours on the Paseo del Arte, or Art Walk, for a panoramic perspective of Western art history. Start with the Museo del Prado, one of the world's finest collections of European art from the 12th-19th centuries and an unmissable stop on any art tour. Discover modern Spanish masters, including Picasso and Dali, in the Museo Reina Sofia's 20th century collection. Finish with the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, which spans eight centuries of European painting.
Take a break in the oasis of Real Jardin Botanico, a botanical wonderland dating from the 18th century.

Optional Activities

    Abono Paseo del Arte (3 museum combo voucher) - EUR18
    Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza - EUR10
    Museo del Prado - EUR14
    Real Jardín Botánico - EUR2
    Museo Reina Sofia - EUR8

Accommodation
Gran Legazpi Hotel or Similar (1 nt)

Day 2 Salamanca
Head north-west by bus to the historical university town of Salamanca (approx 3.5 hrs).
Situated amongst beautiful pastures and rolling green hills on Spain's northern plateau, the rose-hued medieval town of Salamanca is a hidden gem. Its citizens speak the 'purest' Spanish in Spain - Castilian. This is why Salamanca is so popular with people from all over the world who want to learn the language. Salamanca is a real university city - Spanish students are everywhere and you can travel practically everywhere by foot.
Your leader will take you on a sightseeing walk where you can explore the central Plaza Mayor and discover the historic stone buildings that the city is known for. Plaza Mayor is a true centre of local life. Not only is it architecturally beautiful, but it buzzes with activity as locals meet and take coffee, tapas or cocktails on the square.
Inspect some of the unique architecture, such as the distinctly decorated Casa de las Conchas (House of the Shells).
Salamanca is known for its many festivals and generally holds at least one every month of the year. They are big celebrators of music and entertainment, showing off traditional costume and fiestas in honour of ancient leaders of the city. Ask your leader about festivals taking place or research it in preparation for your trip so you don't miss out on the excitement!

Included Activities

    Orientation walk

Optional Activities

    Cathedrals rooftop - EUR4
    Art Nouveau & Art Deco Museum - EUR3
    Bullfighting Museum - EUR3
    Unamuno House Museum - EUR2
    Old Cathedral - EUR4
    University of Salamanca - EUR4
    Casa de Las Conchas - Free

Accommodation
Hostal Condal or similar (1 nt)

Days 3-4 Coimbra
Head further west by bus and cross the border into Portugal to the laidback city of Coimbra (approx 5 hrs).
A beautiful and ancient town, Coimbra features typical white stone with several excellent examples of colourful azulejos tiling. Some of the historical buildings were originally built in the 12th century, and you can find some of the best examples of Romanesque churches and elegant museums in Portugal.
Your leader will escort you on a walk to help you orientate yourself in the maze of alleyways. Half the fun of Coimbra is just to wander and explore.
The region produces a major red wine that is distinctly known for its smooth texture, deep colour and rich brownish tone as it ages. Rose is among one of the most popular types of wine enjoyed alongside a platter of traditional yellow sausage - alheira - garnished with varieties of goats cheese. It is common for the culture to include piri piri (small fiery chillies) in traditional dishes, as well as cinnamon, vanilla and saffron, for intense flavours.
Experience the local tradition of fado - soulful, beautiful music that tells mournful tales of unrequited love or sailors lost at sea. Coimbra Fado is unique in that you'll also hear amusing student's tales about the struggles of academic life and the tyranny of their tutors, as well as serenades to be sung from underneath a lover's window. Performances are held daily in a lovely old chapel in the heart of the old town.
Kick back and relax on a short boat tour to take in the view of Coimbra from a different angle.
Head out into the countryside in search of ancient Roman ruins (approx 30 mins return by bus). The ruins of Conimbriga, from which the town of Coimbra got its name, are rich in mosaics and a great insight into ancient Roman life. Spend as little or as much time here as you like, as there are several options to return - including a walk through the countryside to the unspoilt rural town of Condeixa (approx 3 km).
There's also plenty of time to visit the university, one of the oldest in the world and situated in a former palace. With its ancient library, beautiful throne room turned assembly hall, and even student prison cells, there are many interesting tales and legends to be discovered here.

Included Activities

    Orientation walk
    Fado performance

Optional Activities

    Boat tour - EUR6
    Conimbriga ruins - EUR5
    Portugal Dos Pequenitos - EUR4
    University of Coimbra - EUR5

Accommodation
Hotel Oslo or similar (2 nts)

Days 5-6 Lisbon
Take a train through the countryside of central Portugal to Lisbon (approx 3.5 hrs).
One of Europe's most pleasant and affordable capital cities, Lisbon combines the best elements of Portuguese life, offering fantastic architecture, a multicultural population, delicious seafood and non-stop nightlife.
Included is an orientation/sightseeing walk led by your group leader.
Visit the medieval Citadel in the city centre. Lisbon is a city swarming with endless angular white houses and buildings with distinct red terracotta rooftops. From the citadel, this makes a sharply contrasting panorama when viewed against the deep blue of the sky and ocean.
Lisbon has a number of remarkable museums of modern and ancient art, such as Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, National Museum of Contemporary Art, National Coach Museum, and Carmo Archaeological Museum. However, Lisbon isn't all history and culture - Bairro Alto is the centre of the city's nightlife with various bars and restaurants where fado, traditional Portuguese music, can be enjoyed.
Try some braised squid or hot pickled pork at a local restaurant for an authentic native taste. For those not as daring, go for a green bean dish or a delicious bread-based dessert instead.
Take a day trip into the mountainous region of Sintra, just 45 mins away by train. This starkly beautiful area offers great walking, stunning cliff-top palaces and unique Moorish architecture.

Included Activities

    Orientation Walk
    Citadel

Optional Activities

    National Art Museum - EUR3
    Fado House - EUR2
    Folk Art Museum - EUR3
    Gulbenkian Museum - EUR3
    Puppet Museum - EUR2
    Naval Museum - EUR3
    Oceanarium - EUR10

Accommodation
Pension Alcobia or similar (2 nts)

Days 7-8 The Algarve
The southern coastline of Portugal is known for its fertile plains, rich with orange and olive groves, fig trees, almonds and maize fields. Long beaches and hidden coves await us as we journey by bus to the Algarve (approx 5 hrs).
With a historical old town and stunning sunsets, our base in Olhao offers a more relaxed pace of life.
Visit some of the Algarve's lesser known areas with beautiful walking paths and golden sandy beaches.

Included Activities

    Algarve beach excursion

Accommodation
Hotel Bicuar or similar (2 nts)

Day 9 Jerez
Leave Portugal for the hills of Andalucia, travelling by bus to the traditional and historic town of Jerez (approx 7 hrs).
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. Its most famous export is sherry, with the drink deriving its name from the town.
Enjoy a bodega tour and sample the sherries on offer.

Included Activities

    Bodega tour and sherry tasting

Optional Activities

    Moorish baths - EUR1
    Alcazar - EUR3

Accommodation
Tierres de Jerez or similar (1 nt)

Days 10-11 Chefchaouen
Travel by bus to the port town of Algeciras (approx 3 hrs), with its spectacular view of the Rock of Gibraltar.
Board a ferry and cross the straits to the chaotic and buzzing city of Tangier (approx 1.5 hrs).
Travel by bus to Chefchaouen, which is in the centre of a mountainous agricultural region (approx 3 hrs).
Chefchaouen lies beneath two mountain tops, known as Ech-Chaoua - 'the horns'. Chefchaouen means 'look at the horns'. It's among Morocco's most attractive towns and it's easy to appreciate the idyllic surroundings offered by this tranquil town. With its blue and white houses and evocative atmosphere, this is a wonderful place to chill out.
We will meet our local guide to explore the maze of streets in the beautiful blue and whitewashed Chefchaouen. Learn about general life in a small Moroccan community, have a look at a communal bakery, watch local women do their laundry and walk up to a former church from where we have a beautiful view over the town nestled between two mountain peaks. A popular shopping destination for handicrafts, carpets, blankets or woolen garments, you may also see the artisans at work.
Ease into the relaxed pace of life in this rural retreat. Take a stroll through the ancient medina, go hiking in the Rif mountains or simply sit at a cafe and enjoy the pleasure of time passing by. If you're feeling peckish, the goats' cheese on offer is a popular treat enjoyed by many visitors.

Included Activities

    Walking tour with local guide

Optional Activities

    Hamam (public baths) - MAD100
    Henna tattooing - MAD50

Accommodation
Dar Echchaouen or similar (2 nts)

Days 12-13 Fes
Take a public bus to Fes (approx 5 hrs).
Fes is the most complete medieval city in the Arab world. The most ancient of Morocco's imperial cities, it exists suspended in time.
Take a guided walk to discover the treasures of the Medina, a living monument to an ancient past and still very much alive with the many craftsmen, markets, tanneries, ceramics and mosques. Look out for the Medersa Bou Inania, one of the city's most beautiful buildings which has recently been restored and is now open for visits.
We'll also visit the famous tannery, known for the iconic view overlooking its dye pits, and a ceramic factory where you can see potters working in the traditional way.
Consider a visit to the Palais Jamai for an evening drink. Watching the sun set over the huge medina whilst hundreds of prayer calls vie for attention is an experience you are likely to remember forever.
Included Activities

    Guided walking tour Fes

Accommodation
Hotel Jnane Sbile or similar (2 nts)

Days 14-15 Marrakech
Travel by train to Marrakech (approx 8 hrs).
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, the rich folds of carpets, delectable foods, acrobats and perfumed gardens.
See the Koutoubia Mosque and its superb minaret - famous throughout the world as one of the greatest minarets and the 'sister' to the Giralda in Seville.
Go to the Palais Bahia, a superb example of Muslim architecture.
Explore the ruins of the Palais Badi, reputedly one of the most beautiful palaces in the world in its time.
Visit the Saadian tombs - a recently uncovered gem of the Medina.
All of the above can be a challenge to locate, but that is all a part of the experience of exploring the phenomenal medinas of Morocco! As we only have a short time here in Marrakech, if you really want to explore this fascinating city we suggest you stay for a few extra nights.
As this is a combination trip, your group leader and the composition of your group may change at this location. There will be a group meeting to discuss the next stage of your itinerary and you're welcome to attend, as this is a great chance to meet your new fellow travellers.

Included Activities

    Koutoubia Mosque and minaret

Optional Activities

    Saadien Tombs - MAD10
    Palais Badi - MAD10
    Henna tattooing - MAD50
    Hamam (public baths) - MAD250
    Marjorelle Gardens - MAD60
    Palais Bahia - MAD10
    Medersa Ben Youssef - MAD40
    Museum of Marrakech - MAD40
    Photography Museum - MAD40

Accommodation
Hotel Le Caspien or similar (2 nts)

Day 16 Aroumd
A short drive takes us into the towering High Atlas Mountains to the village of Imlil (approx 2 hrs).
We'll store our main luggage and load daypacks on to pack mules before taking a 1 hour walk up to the peaceful village of Aroumd where we spend the night. If you don't feel you can complete walk, don't worry and take the option of riding a mule up to Aroumd.
A family-run mountain home (gite) will be our accommodation tonight, and perched on a great rocky outcrop we have an incredible sight to appreciate from our terrace: views of North Africa's highest peak - Mount Toubkal. Facilities at the mountain gite are shared - both the bathroom and sleeping arrangements - but cosy, comfortable and a unique Intrepid experience.
We have the rest of the day to explore the village and surrounding farmlands. Depending on the energy levels of the group, we can make the moderate 8 km trek to the pilgrimage shrine of Sidi Chamarouch (approx 4 hrs return). This interesting destination is the burial place of a medieval saint and is a popular route for both serious trekkers en route to Toubkal and for Moroccan faithful wishing to receive baraka (blessings) from this sacred place.
Regardless of your level of fitness, the gentle pace of Aroumd makes it a special place beyond the reach of the modern world - and an opportunity not to be missed.

Included Activities

    Guided trek in the High Atlas Mountains

Optional Activities

    Mule ride - Imlil to Aroumd - MAD50

Accommodation
Gite Omar Id Mansour or similar (1 nt)

Day 17 Ait Benhaddou
Journey along spectacular mountain roads and over Morocco's highest pass, the Tizi n'Tichka (2260 m) to Ait Benhaddou on the barren edges of the Sahara (approx 6 hrs).
Centuries ago, Ait Benhaddou was an important stop for the caravans passing through as they carried salt across the Sahara, returning with gold, ivory and slaves. Today, its grand kasbah is still one of the most beautiful in all of Morocco and a World Heritage site. This fortified village is a fine example of clay architecture and is also famous for its role on the silver screen, featuring in numerous films such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Jewel of the Nile and Gladiator.
Why not join a simple cooking demonstration of Morocco's most famous cuisine: couscous and tagine. Our local friends will explain the secrets and subtleties of these traditional meals as the ladies of the kitchen prepare a feast.

Optional Activities

    Cooking class and dinner - MAD100
    Henna tattooing - MAD50

Accommodation
La Rose Du Sable or similar (1 nt)

Day 18 Zagora
Journey south towards the mighty Sahara (approx 5 hrs), stopping en route in Ouarzazate.
The film capital of Morocco, Ouarzazate is the location where productions such as Lawrence of Arabia, The Sheltering Sky and Black Hawk Down were filmed.
Make a short visit to Horizon Association for People With Disabilities, an organisation dedicated to the rehabilitation, health and empowerment of people with disabilities. Some of the amazing services they provide include the building and fitting of prosthetic limbs, custom-made wheelchairs, and physio and social therapy for sufferers of accidents and illness. They also operate an artisans workshop which trains local people in trades such as pottery, weaving, metal work and jewellery making. This is a wonderful visit and we're very proud to support this project through The Intrepid Foundation.
Travel through the lush Draa Valley to Zagora, home to the famous 'Tombouctou 52 Jours' sign.
Zagora is known as the 'doors of the desert', as it's the last town before the Draa River. This is a palmerie town with great pottery and ceramic workshops on the way into the desert.
Take a stroll through the palm groves of Amazrou, exploring the ksars and surrounding countryside.

Included Activities

    Horizon Association for People With Disabilities visit

Optional Activities

    Atlas Movie Studios - MAD50
    Kasbah Taourirt - MAD20

Accommodation
La Fibule De Draa or similar (1 nt)

Day 19 Sahara Camp
Our route continues along the rugged, jagged and desolate Jbel Tadrart Mountain ranges taking us through seas of sand occasionally punctuated by lush oasis of date palms, to the interesting township of Tamegroute.
Once a famous settlement and home to religious scholars since the 11th century, Tamegroute houses a shrine to its spiritual leader.
Visit an intriguing library filled with ancient scripts of science, literature, the Koran and stories of the prophet Mohammed. We'll also join a local friend to uncover the underground kasbah and its famous, but unique, ceramic pottery industry. A great spot to pick up a memorable souvenir.
Drive on until we reach the end of the road at the frontier town of M'Hamid.
Take a short camel ride, with the dunes as a magical backdrop.
Head into the dunes in 4WD vehicles. Our rough piste track runs parallel to the Algerian border, across stony Hamada desert whose only populace is small scatterings of hardy nomadic people and their camels, until we reach the massive Erg Chigaga dunes in the late afternoon.
An erg is a vast sea of shifting wind-swept sand that has formed into picturesque undulating crests and valleys, and the Erg Chigaga is one of the world's classic landscapes.
Our nomad-style camp is a simple affair with bedding and basic toilet facilities provided. Our local friends will prepare a hearty feast so all we have to do is soak up the experience. The camp consists of two large fixed traditional nomadic-style woollen tents. Our camp does provide blankets and simple mattresses but for extra warmth and your own comfort, you might like to bring your own sleeping bag in the winter months from November to March.
Due to passenger feedback, all departures in the summer months of July and August use a slightly altered itinerary in the Sahara. We'll take a 4WD safari to the remote Erg Chigaga dunes but instead of camping in the dunes, we stay at a fixed camp in Ouled Idriss. This camp is more comfortable and better suited during the high summer temperatures.

Included Activities

    Ancient library
    Camel ride

Accommodation
Camp site (1 nt)

Day 20 Taroudannt
Rejoin our minivan and continue towards Taroudannt (approx 6 hrs). This drive takes us through more superb desert scenery and along a route that's a reserve for the indigenous argan trees - if we're lucky we might come across the famous image of goats climbing these trees in search of their tasty nuts.
Please note that this is a long travel day and we won't arrive at our accommodation until late afternoon/early evening. Our riad tonight is 45 km outside of Taroudannt and offers the chance to relax by the pool or take a steamed bath.

Accommodation
Riad Hida or similar (1 nt)

Days 21-22 Essaouira
This morning we'll visit Taroudannt en route to Essaouira.
Taroudannt is a vibrant market town located in the fertile Souss plains. With an energetic, bustling city centre this is a great opportunity to see an untouched traditional Berber lifestyle. The souqs of the medina teem with sights, sound and colour, with terrific bargains to be found.
Leave the valleys of the magical High Atlas Mountains behind and head towards the windswept Atlantic Coast and Essaouira (approx 4.5 hrs).
The name Essaouira means image, which is appropriate since it's such a picturesque town. Its charm is undeniable - within the stone ramparts you'll find whitewashed houses with bright blue shutters, art galleries and wood workshops. This laidback artists' town is a former Portuguese trading colony and was once home to sizeable British and Jewish populations. The town faces a group of rocky islands - called the Mogador - and is surrounded by an expanse of sandy beaches and dunes.
It's still a busy fishing port and its pretty harbour is filled with tiny colourful boats which go out early every morning for the day's catch. Visitors who have been seduced by its charms include Orson Welles and Jimi Hendrix, who (according to local legend) spent much of his time here in the 1960s. More recently, filmmaker Ridley Scott chose the ramparts as an important location for his film, Kingdom of Heaven.
Join our local guide for a walking tour through the old Medina, Jewish mellah, port and skala (sea wall).
You have some free time to soak up the romantic ambience.
Everything in the small centre is within walking distance and the beach is clean. Wander the harbour and its adjacent fish markets where you can witness the daily auction. A freshly-cooked plate of the day's catch is highly recommended. Browse the plentiful shops and intriguing art galleries that make this little town a particularly pleasant place to unwind for a few days. It has a growing reputation for its unique art and is becoming even more famous for its burled Thuya wood - delicately formed and inlaid in tiny shops, which are built into the thick walls of the Portuguese ramparts. The scent from the oils used to polish the richly coloured wood permeates the air and makes walking down the streets incredibly pleasant.
Essaouira is a world-famous windsurfing destination. Give it go or you may like to try your hand at the increasingly popular sport of kite surfing.
Don't miss the opportunity to go to a hammam or local-style bath to be spoilt with a good scrub, a mud pack and a relaxing massage with argan oil.

Included Activities

    Walking tour

Optional Activities

    Hamam (public baths) - MAD200
    Berber massage - MAD350

Accommodation
Riad Chakir Mogador or similar (2 nts)

Days 23-24 Marrakech
Reflect on our incredible journey with an optional farewell dinner.
As this trip spends limited time in Marrakech, we recommend you arrange a few extra nights of accommodation to make the most of what this city has to offer.
There are no activities planned for the final day and you are able to depart the accommodation at any time.

Accommodation
Hotel Le Caspien or similar (1 nt)
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    • 28.07.2018 - 20.08.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.980 € anfragen buchen
  • August 2018

    • 04.08.2018 - 27.08.2018 Wenige Plätze 2.870 € anfragen buchen
    • 11.08.2018 - 03.09.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.870 € anfragen buchen
    • 18.08.2018 - 10.09.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.870 € anfragen buchen
    • 25.08.2018 - 17.09.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.870 € anfragen buchen
  • September 2018

    • 01.09.2018 - 24.09.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.980 € anfragen buchen
    • 06.09.2018 - 29.09.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.980 € anfragen buchen
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    • 15.09.2018 - 08.10.2018 Wenige Plätze 2.980 € anfragen buchen
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    • 29.09.2018 - 22.10.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.870 € anfragen buchen
  • Oktober 2018

    • 06.10.2018 - 29.10.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.870 € anfragen buchen
    • 11.10.2018 - 03.11.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
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  • November 2018

    • 10.11.2018 - 03.12.2018 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
  • März 2019

    • 09.03.2019 - 01.04.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
    • 30.03.2019 - 22.04.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
  • April 2019

    • 04.04.2019 - 27.04.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
    • 06.04.2019 - 29.04.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
    • 13.04.2019 - 06.05.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
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  • Mai 2019

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    • 11.05.2019 - 03.06.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
    • 18.05.2019 - 10.06.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
    • 25.05.2019 - 17.06.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
  • Juni 2019

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    • 29.06.2019 - 22.07.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
  • Juli 2019

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    • 27.07.2019 - 19.08.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
  • August 2019

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    • 10.08.2019 - 02.09.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
    • 17.08.2019 - 09.09.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
    • 22.08.2019 - 14.09.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
    • 24.08.2019 - 16.09.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
    • 31.08.2019 - 23.09.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
  • September 2019

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    • 07.09.2019 - 30.09.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
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    • 28.09.2019 - 21.10.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
  • Oktober 2019

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    • 05.10.2019 - 28.10.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
    • 12.10.2019 - 04.11.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
    • 19.10.2019 - 11.11.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
    • 26.10.2019 - 18.11.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
  • November 2019

    • 09.11.2019 - 02.12.2019 Freie Plätze Start garantiert 2.760 € anfragen buchen
GEÄNDERTER ROUTENVERLAUF IM JULI/AUGUST:
Alle Abfahrten in den Sommermonaten Juli und August haben einen leicht abgeänderten Reiseverlauf für den Sahara-Abschnitt der Tour. Anstatt in den abgelegenen Erg Chigaga Dünen zu campen, übernachten Sie in einem festen Camp in Ouled Idris, welches komfortabler und besser geeignet ist für die hohen Temperaturen. Die 4WD Safari wird am Morgen von Tag 6 durchgeführt.

TOURSTIL:
Für alle, die die Welt so entdecken möchten, wie sie wirklich ist. Sie wollen Land und Leute richtig kennen lernen und jeden Tag spannende neue Erfahrungen machen. Sie unternehmen viele Aktivitäten in der Gruppe, haben aber auch individuellen Freiraum für eigene Erkundungen. Individuelle Freiheit wird mit der Sicherheit und dem gemeinschaftlichen Erlebnis einer kleinen Gruppe kombiniert. Mahlzeiten sind teilweise inbegriffen. Die Unterbringung reicht von einfachen oder Touristenklassehotels (2-3 Sterne) bis hin zur Unterbringung bei einheimischen Gastfamilien. Auch die Transportmittel variieren. Das authentische Erleben der Region, Kultur und Menschen vor Ort steht im Vordergrund.