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Tailor Made Spain & Morocco by NetJets Aircraft (2016)
Days: 11 | From: $25,990
Day 1: Arrive Seville, Spain
Upon arriving in Seville, Spain, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 2: Seville | Architectural Wonders
Set out to explore the city alongside your local guide, seeing a 15th-century Christian cathedral and witnessing the myriad of architectural styles at the Giralda bell tower. Stroll the narrow streets and flower-filled squares of Barrio de Santa Cruz. Relax during a private cruise down the Guadalquivir River aboard an open boat. This evening, pay a private visit to the majestic Alcazar Royal Palace, one of the oldest European royal residences still in use today.
Hotel Alfonso XIII | Meals: B
Day 3: Cortijo el Esparragal | Dressage on the Manor Lawn
Today, discover Cortijo el Esparragal, a country estate flanked by stately lawns and gardens. Sit down to a traditional lunch and observe a private Spanish dressage performance on the manor house lawn.
Hotel Alfonso XIII | Meals: B L
Day 4: Granada | The Citadel of Alhambra
Transfer to the airport and board your private jet to Granada. On arrival, explore the Alhambra, a fortified, medieval Muslim palace and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Head to the heart of the city and visit the Royal Chapel of Granada, the burial place of King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile.
Hospes Palacio de los Patos | Meals: B
Day 5: Fez, Morocco | A Great Academic Tradition
Transfer to the airport and board your private jet to Fez, Morocco’s religious, artistic and intellectual epicenter. On arrival, venture into the famed medina of Fez, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that harkens back to the Middle Ages. Learn about the region’s rich academic heritage at the University of Al Karaouine, and discover Al Attarine Madrasa (the Koranic college) and the former residence of the great Jewish philosopher, Maimonides. Tonight, enjoy an authentic Moroccan dinner complete with a Gnaoua music demonstration and classic Andalusian music.
Palais Faraj Suites & Spa | Meals: B L D
Day 6: Meknes/Volubilis | The Pride of Sultans & Emperors
Drive to the imperial city of Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by Sultan Moulay Ismail to rival the court of his contemporary, Louis XIV of France. Continue to Volubilis, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring the largest, best-preserved Roman ruins in Morocco. Return to Fez in the late afternoon with the evening at leisure.
Palais Faraj Suites & Spa | Meals: B L
Day 7: Er Rachidia | A Saharan Adventure
Board your private jet to Er Rachidia. On arrival, pause for lunch in Erfoud. Then, take to the Saharan dunes of Erg Chebbi by ATV. Continue to your desert camp by camel-back. Upon arrival at your private, tented oasis, you are welcomed with mint tea and pastries. Take in the sunset over sundowner cocktails overlooking the soaring dunes, followed by a fireside dinner beneath the stars. Cap off your night with traditional entertainment before retiring to your own deluxe tent.
A&K Exclusive Desert Tented Camp | Meals: B L D
Day 8: Marrakech | Bustling Squares
After waking to a breathtaking Saharan sunrise, return to Er Rachidia and board your private jet to Marrakech. Set out to explore the walled medina, the minaret at Koutoubia Mosque and Dar Si Said, a museum brimming with fine art and jewelry. Pause for lunch and, time permitting, visit the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace and souks of Marrakech. Discover Djemaa el-Fna, a famed city square alive with fire-eaters, mime artists, snake charmers and street musicians. Then, sip tea on a terrace overlooking the square before retiring to your hotel.
Villa des Orangers | Meals: B L D
Days 9-10: Marrakech | Gardens & Mountain Vistas
This morning, attend a hands-on Moroccan cooking class, and sample what’s prepared. Set out on a horse-drawn carriage ride through the famed Menara and Majorelle Gardens. The following day, head into the High Atlas Mountains, stopping in tiny villages that cling to the cliffs. Meet the local descendants of Berber tribesmen over morning tea in a family home. Enjoy lunch at Sir Richard Branson’s spectacular mountain retreat, Kasbah Tamadot. Return to your hotel in Marrakech, and wind down the day at your leisure. Toast the end of your journey during dinner at one of Marrakech’s finest restaurants.
Opt to visit Al Karam, an A&K Philanthropy-sponsored organization assisting homeless children.
Villa des Orangers | Meals: B L D
Day 11: Depart Marrakech