Only a few spots, such as the journey from Spain to Morocco, give the feeling of worlds merging. The Strait of Gibraltar separates Spain and Morocco by only 15 kilometres at its narrowest point. The two countries’ tight relationship conveys a story about their history and power struggles.
For 44 years, Spain dominated a portion of Morocco, and its impact is still seen today. Mixing the two countries’ flavours, colours, and cultures is an adventure not to be missed. You’ll get a taste of everything Spain and Morocco have to offer, both individually and as a country.
Spain is known for its excellent wine, which is why we recommend a wine-themed tour between two major cities. The itinerary and the surrounding areas include key wine roads where you may sample notable wines such as those from La Rioja and the Ribera del Duero.
For many tourists, the wines of Madrid are a welcome experience. The wine regions of the world provide various themed tours, wine tastings, and vineyard picnics for people who are interested in learning about them. Several cultural itineraries explore the region’s wine history, from Roman wine to the wines of monastic orders like the Cistercians and Santiago and the wine in Goya’s works.
Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia (Catalunya), which has one of Europe’s most proud and diverse cultures. During your time in Spain, you will observe that many Catalans do not consider themselves Spanish but rather Catalan. They have their language, Catalan, and are a part of their independent region of Spain and is the country’s second-largest metropolis.
As a result, Barcelona is a one-of-a-kind, culturally rich city that takes time to appreciate fully. There is so much to learn about the legendary seafood, the distinct language, and the world-renowned art heritage.
Barcelona is a party city known for its nightlife, high-end art scene, summer beach destinations, and fashionable clothing. While the city and its roots are distinct, the city’s vibrancy is largely fuelled by the millions of tourists that visit each year. You get to see the legendary party city of Ibiza in 6 and a half hours.
Ibiza is famous for various reasons, including the fact that it is still Europe’s most popular party destination. DJs travel the globe to perform at the world’s most prestigious nightclubs, stylish beach clubs, and raucous pool parties.
Many first-timers are unaware that this Balearic Island like Mallorca also has a serene side, where hippy-ish yoga retreats coexist with modern boutique hotels and family-friendly Spanish beaches that provide some of the best sunset views in the Mediterranean.
Ibiza and Mallorca come to mind when we think about Spain’s Balearic Islands. Formentera, a piece of off-the-beaten-path paradise situated just 20 minutes from Ibiza, has long deserved exposure. There is a wide choice of lodging available here, from luxury hotels to fantastic camping on Formentera.
Despite its tiny size, Formentera provides a diverse range of housing options, including wonderful Formentera villas, hotels, cottages, apartments, and bungalows. These have their public areas and can suit any budget.
For discriminating travellers seeking a residential feel, villas provide a stylish and pleasant stay. Guests staying in Formentera villas are greeted with a warm and personal welcome by the property owners or managers and enjoy elegant decors, private pools, and direct sea access. They also provide complete privacy and isolation, and most offer concierge services.
The format for Formentera’s golden days was swimming, eat, drink, and repeat. This is a place for folks who enjoy the finer things in life but aren’t swayed by bright lights and showy displays. Yes, it’s opulent, but it’s a relaxed kind of opulence.
When you arrive in Marrakesh, you lose all feeling of direction and predictability. Begin your day in the bustling Djemaa el-Fna and make your way north through Marrakesh’s maze of souks, where Berber tribes used to barter slaves, gold, ivory, and leather. Tourists today comb crowded alleyways seeking carpet deals and babouches.
You can find a lot of new innovative businesses and galleries if you look closely. They represent the medina’s changing face, as a new generation of artisans and artists tries to reconcile the city’s desire for modernity with its traditional craft legacy.
The accommodation you choose is the key to a wonderful trip to Marrakech. You wish to find a lovely riad in the medina that will serve as a mini-retreat from the city’s tumult. As you enter out of the street’s noise and crowds and through the riad’s hefty, oak doors, it’s a truly magnificent moment. All of a sudden, there is silence.
Fez and Marrakesh are slightly more expensive than lesser-known Moroccan attractions. Because most tourists stay in or near the medina, riad costs in such locations are slightly higher. However, the value of the site outweighs the cost. Seasonal prices might have an impact on how much you spend in Morocco, so plan accordingly.
On a private trip with just a driver, or upgrade to include a guide if you want, see the sights of Marrakesh. You’ll witness the Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, as well as other sites such as Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs, botanical gardens, and Jemaa el-Fnaa, which represent the city’s history and culture from the past to the present.
On a day excursion from Marrakech to Ouzoud Falls, the tallest waterfalls in North Africa, travel in luxury through Morocco to the picturesque High Atlas Mountains. Enjoy free time rest by the 330-foot (110-meter) waterfalls after travelling through a panorama of rolling foothills and olive gardens.
Cross the river on a hand-powered barge, stop by cafes along the water’s edge, or look for Barbary monkeys in the verdant river valley. This Ouzoud Falls tour is a terrific day-long break from crowded Marrakech, thanks to the simplicity of pre-booked transportation.
In Morocco, trail running is becoming increasingly popular, and with good reason. With its breath-taking scenery and sun-kissed mountains, it’s no surprise that the Atlas Mountains’ Morocco Race, Nomads Run, and Marathon des Sables have become such a draw for sports aficionados.
Morocco has an ancient legacy and a diverse culture. The Berber indigenous community has a fascinating history dating back over 4,000 years. A hiking excursion to a Berber town, which will allow you to see both the spectacular Moroccan landscapes and culture, is one of the most exciting outdoor adventure options to undertake in the Atlas Mountains.
Take an exclusive vacation from Spain to Morocco, where you’ll travel through the gorgeous ancient city of Seville, Barcelona’s artistic revival, and deep into Morocco’s Moorish regions.
Explore ancient traditions, beautiful architecture, and the cross-cultural influences of two countries, which will leave you feeling invigorated after your journey.