Blue Cities Erasmus Morocco Weekend

Erasmus ``Blue Cities`` Morocco Weekend

Visit the most famous blue cities of North Morocco! From the Mountains to the Coast, Enjoy exquisite Moroccan cuisine, Camel Rides on the Beach, incredible Moroccan guides, and so much more. This all inclusive Erasmus "Blue Cities" Morocco Weekend makes visiting Morocco safer and easier than ever and at an unbeatable price!

On this trip you will visit the beautiful beach town of Asilah and moutain town of Chefchauen as well as the Spiritual city of Tetuan. And, spend two nights in hotels on the beach! Everything, even meals and a camel ride are included.
Plus with afternoon departures so its easier to fit in to your busy schedule! You will discover Morocco to the fullest, meet new people and leave with incredible new memories.

Trip Includes

Private Bus Transportation

Roundtrip Fast Ferry

Great Hotels ON THE BEACH!

All meals

2 Breakfasts/Lunches/Dinners  *Special Dietary Options Available

Travel Insurance

CAMEL RIDE ON THE BEACH!

Visits in Berber Pharmacy & Fabric Co-op

Stop at Cape Espartel

where the Mediterranean and the Atlantic meet

Guided Tours

in Chefchaouen,  Tetuan, and Asilah

Professional Tour Guides

We Love Spain Coordinator

Professional Photographer

(FREE Trip Album on WLS FB Page a few days after the trip!)

Free time for shopping, etc.

Dates, BOOKING & More!

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DATES SPRING 2017:

★ February 17th-19th – SOLD OUT!!!
★ March 17th-19th 
SOLD OUT!!! 
★ March 31st-April 2nd – 7 spots left!
★ April 14th-16th 
★ May 5th-7th 
★ May 26th-28th 

★ June 23rd-25th 
★ July 14th-16th 

*Additional Dates available for large groups, write to info@welovespain.org

*Note – All online purchases carry an online service fee of 5€ (already included).  If you would like to avoid these charges, you may book in our office (card or cash) or via bank deposit or transfer.  For our account info please send an email to info@welovespain.org.

Prices and Optionals

TRIPS PRICES:

189€
FOR DEPARTURES OUT OF:
SEVILLA
MÁLAGA
CÁDIZ
or
ALGECIRAS

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES/SERVICES:

Individual Room Supplement: 39€

For those of you who would like their own room to themselves.

*If you are traveling alone but would like to avoid this fee, we will try to find you a roommate but it is not guaranteed.

*Note – All online purchases carry an online service fee of 5€ (already included).  If you would like to avoid these charges, you may book in our office (card or cash) or via bank deposit or transfer.  For our account info please send an email to info@welovespain.org.

Meeting Places & Times

DIFFERENT CITY DEPARTURES

***MEETING TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  WE WILL NOTIFY ANY CHANGES PREVIOUS TO TRIP. 

SEVILLA

Departure: 1:15PM
Plaza De Cuba Roundabout (In front of Phoenix Pub)
Aprox. Arrival Home: 11:30PM/12:00AM

CADIZ

Departure: 3:00PM
Oficina de Turismo Av. Jose de Carranza  (corner C/Sirenas)
Aprox. Arrival Home: 10:00PM/10:30PM

MÁLAGA

Departure: 2:45PM
Malaga City Hall (Avd. Cervantes 4)
Aprox. Arrival Home: 10:00PM/10:30PM

ALGECIRAS

Departure: 4:30PM
Ferry Station Info Desk
Aprox. Arrival Home: 8:15PM

Zoom in to see meeting location for each city

Trip Itinerary!

TRIP ITINERARY

Itinerary: Subject to change due to logistics, waiting time, weather conditions, etc.  All of the tour will be by private bus and boat (except for the walking tours).

Day 1

Afternoon departure towards Algeciras. Ferry Boarding and Arrival to Ceuta (Africa). Continuation towards Asilah, Blue city. Our first stop will be at this beautiful small moroccan town on the sea side.  Arrival to hotel, Check-In.  Dinner.  Rest.

Day 2

Breakfast. Depart hotel with luggage. We will enjoy the charm of the medina (old quarter) and also free time for shopping.  Continuation to Tangier. Camel ride ON THE BEACH, and stop at Cape Espartel.

Continuation to Tetuan.   Our second city will be Tetuan, one of the most important cities in North Morocco. We will have a special Moroccan lunch in an Arabic palace with some shows, a guided tour in the old part of the city, free time for shopping and a visit to a Moroccan pharmacy where you also will have the chance to get natural products such as argane oil, species, creams, etc.
Afternoon departure towards M´Diq, Hotel on the Beach. Dinner and Rest.

Day 3

Breakfast. Departure towards our last stop, the mountain town of Chefchauen, blue city. Located in the Rif Montains, Chaouen is one of the most beautiful towns in Morocco. Blue houses, narrow streets, shops and astonishing views. We will begin by discovering the old quarter on our guided tour. We will also visit a Moroccan fabric workshop, and finally have free time for shopping or to enjoy a traditional Moroccan mint tea in one of the multiple bars in the city. Lunch buffet in Parador restaurant.

Departure towards Ceuta. Ferry crossing . Arrival to Algeciras and return by bus to origin cities.

Evening arrival home.

Passports, Ids, & Visas

Necessary Documentation for Trip

***It is the full responsibility of all travelers to bring valid and correct documentation with them on the trips being passport, ID card, and/or visas.  

TO TRAVEL YOU WILL NEED:

NON Europeans: Valid Passport
Most European Union citizens can travel with us just with their Identity Card.
Check if you can travel just with your ID Card BELOW

Some nationalities do need a visa to enter into Morocco.  Please Consult below.

Photocopies of either are NOT valid, you MUST bring your actual passport or ID.  

WHAT NATIONALITIES CAN TRAVEL TO MOROCCO WITH JUST THEIR ID CARDS?

EU Nationalities that can travel with just their ID
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Chech Republic
Croatia
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Italy
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Portugal
Poland
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden

EU Nationalities that must travel with PASSPORT
Cypros
England
Ireland

WHAT NATIONALITIES DO NOT NEED VISAS TO TRAVEL TO MOROCCO

If you are a citizen of one of these countries above you do NOT need a visa to Morocco.

If you do need a Visa, please contact us at info@welovespain.org

Algeria
Andorra
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Chile
China
Congo
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France

Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Guinea (Conakry)
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
Indonesia
Ireland
Italy
Ivory Coast
Japan
Kuwait
Latvia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxemburg
Mali

Malta
Mexico
Monaco
Netherlands
New Zealand
Niger
Norway
Oman
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Romania
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Singapore
Slovakia

Slovenia
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Tunisia
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
Venezuela

everything you need to know!

PACKING

You may bring whatever size suitcase or travel bag that you like. There are no luggage restrictions.
It is always a good idea to bring warmer clothes for day or night.  Comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes are important for the walking tours.
The hotels provide towels and soap but not a hair dryer, shampoo nor conditioner, so bring those if you need them.

Girls, There are no restrictions on what type of clothing to wear in Morocco. It is completely accepted to wear more “Westernized” clothing such as shorts, sleevelesses, etc. You do not need to dress extra conservatively.

HOTELS & ROOMING

Hotel
1st Night: Hotel alKhaima, located on the beach in Asilah.  2nd Night: Hotel Golden Beach and/or Hotel Dreams, located in the coastal town of M´Diq (Tetuan). Both hotels are right on the beach and have an outdoor pool, summer terrace, bars, restaurants, and a celebration hall. You will enjoy dinner and breakfast with views of the sea.

Wifi is available in the reception.

Any services not listed are not included in the trip such as extra hotel services like hotel phone, minibar, etc. which will have an additional cost to the traveler if they so decide to use them.

Rooming
Rooms are doubles and triples.
Individual rooms have an additional cost of 39€.
*If you are traveling alone and would like to avoid the single room fee, we will try to find you a roommate but it is not guaranteed. 

MEALS

This tour provides Full Board (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners)
The drinks are not included.

Day 1: Dinner.

Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 3: Breakfast and Lunch.

We recommend bringing food with you on the first day, although you will be able to buy food on the ferry.

Vegetarian. Allergies and special conditions
Alternative meals are available in the hotels and restaurants.  You must let your guide or the restaurant manager know at the beginning of the meal.

CURRENCY & SHOPPING

The official currency in Morocco is the Dirham (Dh) and the difference is 1€=10Dh.
So if you change 20€, you will get 200 Dirhams in return.

You do not need to exchange money before the trip. You will be able to exchange in Morocco at the hotel receptions. However, you can pay in Euro everywhere and in Dollars in some places.

A good budget would be to bring between 50€/100€ to pay for drinks, shopping, etc.

Recommended Shopping: 

  • Tetuan: In the Berber pharmacy visit: cosmetic products, spices, Argan oil, creams and medicinal product.  In the stores: ceramic souvenirs, metals, and all types of gifts.
  • Chef Chaouen: Leather items, fabrics, rugs, clothing, small souvenirs.
  • Asilah:  Ceramics, small souvenirs.

Prices in Morocco:
The prices are not fixed at the souvenir stores, so you can negociate prices.  It is part of the culture, so keep an open mind and have fun trying to get the best price possible!

HEALTH & SAFETY

Water
You can not drink the tap water in Morocco.  There is no problem however in showering, brushing teeth, or washing your face, etc.

Safety:
Morocco is a country very open to tourists and very safe, however, for us your safety is the most important.  For that reason our staff is highly trained and qualified in the department of safety.  During the walking tour of the marketplace in Tetuan, not only will you be accompanied by your guide and coordinator, but also the Tourism Police Department to make sure that no one is lost in the laberinth of streets and that everything goes perfectly.  In the case of emergency we have evacuation plans, full medical insurance, and contact with the Spanish embassy at all times.   Traveling with professionals is traveling safely.

OUR TEAM

Professional guides:
With more than 20 years of experience.  Languages: English and Spanish.  On certain tours Italian, French, and German as well. The guides will accompany the group during their time in Morocco, be in charge of the trip at all times, explain everything about where we are going and what we will be doing as well as important information about Morocco. They are also open to any questions you might have.

Coordinators:
Guide/friend from We Love Spain and/or Sevilla Erasmus with over 50 tours under their belt. Languages: Spanish and English.  On some tours Italian, Dutch, Finnish, Portugese, Polish, French, and German as well.
Get to know us HERE!

RULES OF CONDUCT

Rules of conduct – Schedules:
It is obligatory to arrive to the meeting points at the times indicated by the coordinator.  Be punctual!  We are not responsible for any illnesses, damages caused in the hotel, bus or other places nor to one´s self or third parties.  We are not responsible for forgotten or lost items in any moment.  In these cases, you are responsible for finding the way to recover your items and for any additional costs that it may cause.

Traveling implies keeping an open mind to new cultures, new forms of life and distinct traditions.  There is more to the world than what happens in your front yard.  Our advice to you is if you want to enjoy 100% of this unique experience of getting to know this wonderful country rich in culture, music, art, and gastronomy, than be open to discovering other forms of life and seeing life, like it or not, but never indifferent, that is for sure.   Be respectful with other cultures and proud of yours.  Life is beautiful, travel more!  Viva Morocco!

EVEN MORE INFO

Climate
Similar to Southern Spain.  Can be somewhat rainier.

Places we will visit in Morocco

  • Asilah Historic Center
  • Medina (historic center) and zoco (marketplace) (Tetuan)
  • Berber pharmacy (Tetuan)
  • Jewish quarter (Tetuan)
  • Royal palace exterior (Tetuan)
  • Medina (Chef Chaouen)
  • Fabric co-op (Chef Chaouen)
  • Cape Espartel (Tangier)
  • Camels and beach (Tangier)

Free Time:
You will have some free time in Asilah, Tetuan and Chefchauen.

Distances between Destinations
Sevilla – Port of Algeciras: 180 min.
Algeciras – Ceuta (Boat): 55 min.
Border crossing: de 15 a 40 min.
Ceuta – Asilah: 120 min.
Asilah-Tangier: 40 min.
Tangier- Tetuan: 60 min.
Tetua-Chef Chaouen: 75 min.
Chefchauen- Ceuta: 100 min.

We recommend photos in:
Morocco
(To take pictures directly of people is considered rude, so if you want to do it, simply ask them first) 

  • Medina Asilah
  • Asilah Beach
  • Medina Tetuan
  • Medina Chef Chaouen
  • Restaurant palace Tetuan
  • Tangier Beach
  • Camel ride
  • Cape Espartel

FINALLY, THANK YOU for choosing We Love Spain for your travel needs. 
Elizabeth Kinnon and David Reina (Founders of We Love Spain)

 

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