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2017: Spain-Morocco Discovery Tour Bridging Europe and Africa

Date and Time

Saturday, March 21, 2020 - Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Location

Spain and Morocco,
International,
Spain and Morocco

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).

Overview

Join Adventurebug (Specialists in bespoke, authentic adventures worldwide) and us for a 12-day cultural hiking adventure that combines 2 countries and 2 continents in the same journey - Bridging Europe with Africa! Tour highlights include southern Spain´s Andalusian region and further explorations across the Straits of Gibraltar to the Kingdom of Morocco. It includes a wide range of attractive hikes, comfortable hotels, tasty authentic dishes with superb wines, short transfers in air-conditioned private mini bus, and a high level of personal attention by our regional guiding team. We will also be crossing the Straits of Gibraltar on a 45-minute high speed ferry that is modern, safe and comfortable. One may also stand in the outdoor area of the ferry to watch for whales and dolphins during the crossings. We will tour through southern Spain's finest countryside as we visit historic city monuments, National Parks, charming pueblos and stunning coastal and beachside locations. From Bandit hide-a-ways to Pirate coves and the impressive inland rural areas such as Ronda and the Grazalema UNESCO Bio Reserve - we introduce you to the finest features of the south. First time to Spain? This is very much a local guide´s choice tour. The daily pace is balanced with inspiring hikes through beautiful countryside. We utilize our private coach for visits as well as daily hikes with your guide in towns, some countryside areas and of course the coastline. The Moroccan portion allows us to explore North Africa´s stunning nature and urban landscapes alike - offering glimpses of rural life and how the Berber tribes' people go about their daily lives - where little has changed for half a century. Chefchouen village, considered one of Morocco´s most sought after destinations is just divine. Our comfortable lodgings next to the old quarter (medina), guarantee comfort and relaxation. Our daily hikes are diverse and beautiful and the interactions with local people make this tour authentic in so many ways. You will feel safe and welcome travelling in Morocco. It´s a diverse and open society with engaging people who have been hosting visitors from all nationalities, especially Americans for over a century. If you don't have enough wildlife experience on the ferry ride across the Straits of Gibraltar from Tarifa (Spain) to the buzzing port of Tangier (Morocco), we will cross it again when we return to Spain and fly home from Malaga International Airport (AGT) or onward travel to more places.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Adult: $3,400 member / $3,400 non-member

Related Link(s):

2017 Prospectus
Application

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Spain

Activities

Hiking
Cultural

Status

Wait Listed

Difficulty

Hiking 2 Easy

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




Joan Chambers leads four-season hikes for the Hiking/Backpacking Committee of AMC Boston Chapter. Joan received the Winter Leader of 2009 award and was profiled in the July-August 2011 issue of AMC Outdoors magazine as an AMC volunteer leader making a difference. Since 2008, Joan has been leading AMC Adventure Travel trips to many US national parks, and abroad.

Leader




Cliff has led domestic and international hiking trips for AMC Adventure Travel since 2008 including trips to California, Wyoming, Montana, Alaska, New Zealand, Switzerland, Italy, France, Patagonia, Australia, and Greece. Cliff has extensive traveling experience in most of the national parks in the United States. His interests are hiking, environmentalism, and astronomy. Cliff is looking forward to sharing this multi-cultural experience with other hikers.