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Merrill – Aventuras en Andalucía y África 2023

June 8 – 19, 2023

Trip ID: 80023

Program Info

Total Program Price: $4,150

Registration Deadline: June 2, 2022

Group Leaders: Courtney Jackson (

Please contact your group leader with any questions you have about the trip.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Fly to Madrid, Spain

Day 2: Granada

Travel to Granada and explore the majestic capital of the last standing Moorish kingdom in Spain. Eat dinner like a Spaniard by going out for tapas.

Day 3: Granada

Tour the impressive Alhambra Palace built by a Moorish king in the 13th century and shop at the quaint traditional markets. In the evening, learn how to dance Flamenco like an authentic “bailaora” and enjoy a unique performance in a cave.

Day 4: Nerja 

Visit the majestic underground caves and beautiful beaches of Nerja, a coastal village located on the Mediterranean Sea at the foothills of the mountains.

Day 5: Tangier

Take the ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar and in 30 minutes arrive in Morocco! Walk around the winding maze-like streets from the kasbah (fortress) to the medina (old city) and be immersed in the vibrant flavors, colors and a history so different from that of Spain.

Day 6: Sevilla

Relive the history and culture of Spain’s fascinating past while cruising around on a segway in Sevilla. Explore the immense gothic cathedral and the royal Alcázar palace.

Day 7: Sevilla / Madrid

Shop at a local market to purchase the ingredients to cook a traditional Spanish meal in a hands-on cooking class. Take the high-speed train to Madrid to meet your familia española.

Day 8-11: Homestay in Madrid

Enjoy the authentic experience of living like a Spanish teenager as your family welcomes you into their home while showing you Madrid and the Spanish way of life.

Day 11: ¡Adios España! Fly back to the U.S.

Included in Trip

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Travel medical insurance
  • 5 nights in centrally-located hotels in double
  • 4-night family homestay
  • All meals during trip
  • Entrance fees and tour guides
  • Bilingual Program Director 24 hrs/day while in Spain
  • 1 teacher chaperone per every 6 students

Not Included in Trip

  • Optional Cancellation Insurance
  • Spending money
  • Tips for Tour Director, busses, restaurants, etc. (10€ a day)