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SPAIN / GIBRALTAR / MOROCCO

Spain and Morocco: Shared Histories, Complementary Cultures

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Program #14596RJ
17 Days | 16 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Mary Kay from Columbus, OH Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 05/08/14 - 05/24/14
What a fantastic way to learn about and experience other cultures with open-minded travelers who are fun to meet. Road Scholar has given us so much pleasure in learning with thoughtful guides, great itineraries and careful choices of venues that are accurately rated in their program listings.

Barbara from Anaheim, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/08/14 - 05/24/14
Great trip with educated, enthusiastic people who are citizens of the world and not afraid to explore unique cultures.

Mary from Savannah, GA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/17/13 - 11/02/13
Mary from Savannah, GA I completely agree with Susan's assessment of our experience. We felt the Morocco experience could have been much better with a good "main" guide, and either a smaller group or better technology for hearing the local guides.

Susan from Soquel, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/17/13 - 11/02/13
I'd like to give this program a positive recommendation, but I can't. It was definitely a mixed bag. Food, accommodations and transportation were perfectly OK, though seldom plush, and the guides in Spain were knowledgable and enjoyable. The guide in Morocco (not the person mentioned in the prior review) was quite bad - his 'lectures' were rambling, disjointed and uninformative. I don't think he really knew much about his country outside his own anecdotes,which we heard over and over. The 3 lectures at the Cultural Center and our orientation were quite good, but didn't completely compensate. I would also warn that the the focus of the trip was pretty narrow, primarily the religious history of the areas forming the contested Christian/Islamic frontier in the Middle Ages. It would help to have an intense interest in that topic. The group was quite large and the absence of whispers (to assist in hearing the guides) in Morocco meant that it was nearly impossible to hear the local day guides.

Peggy from Palo Alto, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/04/12 - 10/20/12
We enjoyed the trip. Our two main guides, Fran, in Spain (from Seville) and Ali, in Morocco (from Rabat) were excellent. The drivers were good. The bus was efficient. The talks, lectures, food, experiences at the Cross Cultural Learning headquarters were very well done. I would cancel Casablanca as they do not accomodate well. But all in all the trip was great!


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