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Upholding and sharing the legacy of Al-Andalus. Discover our educational tours, workshops, and events. اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّه http://www.alandalus-experience.com

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  1. 1. GROUP TOUR OFFER 7 NIGHT / 8 DAY PROGRAM 2 NIGHTS IN MOROCCO 5 NIGHTS IN SPAIN 'FOLLOW TARIQ FROM MOROCCO TO AL- ANDALUS' DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF MUSLIM SPAIN WITHIN THE HEART OF AL-ANDALUS' AN INTRODUCTION TO AL-ANDALUS 'DISCOVER THE SERCRETS OF MUSLIM SPAIN “FROM IBERIA TO AL-ANDALUS” FURTHER TO CÓRDOBA, THE UMMAYA CAPITAL OF AL-ANDALUS THE SPANISH INQUISITION AND THE 'MORISCOS' & GRANADA THE LAST MUSLIM KINGDOM OF AL-ANDALUS' THE LAND OF IBN ARABI & THE MORICOS THE ROUTE OF 'DON QUIXOTE' – WAS CERVANTES A 'MORISCO'? TOLEDO, CAPITAL OF IBERIA MADRID – CAPITAL OF SPAIN HIGHLIGHT DINER EVENTS OPEN TO THE LOCAL ANDALUSIAN UMMAH! [8 DAY EVENT, 2 DAYS TOURING IN MOROCCO & 5 DAYS IN SPAIN'] AL-ANDALUS EXPERIENCE; MUSLIM FRIENDLY TRAVEL, TOUR & EVENT SERVICES IN ANDALUSIA, SPAIN Callejón de la Isla 6, 18010, Albaycin, Granada, ANDALUCIA, SPAIN contact@alandalus-experience.com - Mobile/Whatsapp: +34622236421
  2. 2. ->CMN-RAB + 1NRAB + RAB*- TAN* + 1NTAN + TAN → FERRY FROM MOROCCO TO SPAIN THROUGH THE STRAIGHT OF GIBRALTAR ->TAR – RON + 1N RON + RON-CO+2N CO* & SEV* + CO- GR + 2N GR* + GR – QX – TO - MAD + 1N MAD + MAD -> • ->CMN-RAB: ARRIVAL AT CASABLANCA. • 1NRAB: NIGHT AT RABAT: CAPITAL OF MOROCCO TODAY. • RAB*- TAN*: TOURING & CITY GUIDES, FROM RABAT TO TANGIER • 1NTAN: NIGHT AT TANGIER • TAN →: DEPARTURE FROM TANGIER VIA TANGIER SEA PORT. • FERRY FROM MOROCCO TO SPAIN THROUGH THE STRAIGHT OF GIBRALTAR • ->TAR – RON: ARRIVAL FROM MOROCCO VIA TANGIER-TARIFA; TARIK'S ROUTE FROM TARIFA (JABLTARR) TO RONDA, A FORTIFIED ANCIENT IBERIAN TOWN. • 1N RON: NIGHT IN RONDA, ANCIENT IBERIAN FORTRESS CITY • RON-CO: CONTINUE ALONG TARIK'S ROUTE FROM RONDA TO CÓRDOBA. TRANSFER TO CORDOBA. (OPTIONAL: ON ROUTE VISIT TO SEVILLE SEVILLA, THE INDEPENDENT KINGDOM ) • 1N CO* & SEV*:CÓRDOBA: CITY OF THE UMMAYAD, EMIRS & CALIPHS • CO- GR: OLIVE OIL, CASTLES & TOWER ROUTE INTO GRANADA • 2N GR*: GRANADA, THE LAST MUSLIM KINGDOM, FRUIT OF AL-ANDALUS • GR – QX – TO – MAD:FROM GRANADA, ROUTE OF DON QUIXOTE THROUGH 'LA MANCHA', TO TOLEDO AND FURTHER TO MADRID • 1N MAD: • MAD -> MADRID, FROM ISLAMIC MEDINA TO MODERN CAPITAL ACTIVE MORNING, BEFORE DEPARTURE FROM MADRID BARAJAS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. AL-ANDALUS EXPERIENCE; MUSLIM FRIENDLY TRAVEL, TOUR & EVENT SERVICES IN ANDALUSIA, SPAIN Callejón de la Isla 6, 18010, Albaycin, Granada, ANDALUCIA, SPAIN contact@alandalus-experience.com - Mobile/Whatsapp: +34622236421
  3. 3. Day 1. Arrival at CASABLANCA This tour is designed to give you a rich taste of Moroccan culture. Our stay in Casablanca will not be very long. We will visit the mosque of Hassan II, enjoy a brief walk and snacks, then head out to Rabat, where we will spend the night. Day 2. RABAT, PRESENT CAPITAL OF MOROCCO During our morning in Rabat, present- day capital of Morocco, a bus panoramic of the city will take us around, stopping for visits at the Palace of Hassan II, King’s Mausoleum and the old fortress towns, Udaya and Chella. Afterwards, our group may enjoy the lively bazar streets and snacks, before moving on to Tangier where we will also get to know the old medina and have a leisurely dinner before due rest at our hotel in Tangier. AL-ANDALUS EXPERIENCE; MUSLIM FRIENDLY TRAVEL, TOUR & EVENT SERVICES IN ANDALUSIA, SPAIN Callejón de la Isla 6, 18010, Albaycin, Granada, ANDALUCIA, SPAIN contact@alandalus-experience.com - Mobile/Whatsapp: +34622236421
  4. 4. Day 3: Departure from Tangier through ferry. Arrival at Tarifa by sea and then tour to Ronda, a fortified ancient Iberian town. Morning departure from Tangier is scheduled using the ferry to cross over through the straight of Gibraltar, from Tangier to Tarifa or Algeciras. Both ports will leave us within few km of the location where Tariq Bin Ziyad gave death to King Rodrigo of Spain, we shall be following his route from Gibraltar, 'Jabal Tarr' to to Ronda, a fortified ancient Iberian to in the Mountains north of Málaga. Here in Ronda we learn about the different historical periods of the Iberian Peninsula, specifically in regards to Muslim Spain. Our introductory walk takes us through the streets and alleyways of the old medina, with various stops view sighting while we discover 'Fortress City of Ronda. Within Garn'atta, the last kingdom of Al-Andalus during it's period, Ronda also represents the Iberian, Andalusian soil, tradition; the land's deep rooted culture from pre-history through until today. This is a good place to start rooting our general knowledge about Spain, Iberia, AL-ANDALUS EXPERIENCE; MUSLIM FRIENDLY TRAVEL, TOUR & EVENT SERVICES IN ANDALUSIA, SPAIN Callejón de la Isla 6, 18010, Albaycin, Granada, ANDALUCIA, SPAIN contact@alandalus-experience.com - Mobile/Whatsapp: +34622236421
  5. 5. Andalusia and Al-Andalus and a beautiful starting point to our tour. We learn about the different historical periods of the Iberian Peninsula, specifically in regards to Muslim Spain & their cultural or traditional heritage in our time. Our route in town will take us through the streets and alleyways of the old medina, up it's castle walls or over the breath taking river rift! We do not include any monuments in Ronda, unless this is available and convenient at the time of our visit, these we will leave for the next day in Cordoba, the Ummaya Capital of Al-Andalus. Day 4. Monday – EXCURSION TO SEVILLE: THE INDEPENDENT KINDGOM & CONTINUE TO CORDOBA, UMMAYAD CALIPHATE CENTRE Arriving in Seville before midday our guided visits in Seville's historical center including the Alkasr Royal Palaces & Gardens, Cathedral of Seville, modern Giralda and other optional walks to the Torre del Oro, or throuhg the Jewish quarters, the old medina and city walls, Parque de Maria Luisa, Plaza de España, and the remains of the Almohad courtyard and minaret. All of this will not be covered before lunch so we usually offer a break for lunch after the 'Giralda Tower', hence covering Alkasr and Cathedral before allocated time for lunch & free walks or shopping. Our time on daily excursions is marked by our driver's official transportation card, EU Regulations Establish the maximum day duration for public drivers at 13 h. so we estimate our average day out to a maximum duration of 11 hours, allowing for manouvers. Upon reaching Cordoba we will have dinner at our favourite halal restaurant in Cordoba's most ancient town again, before our last night at our hotel there.'In shaa Allah' we shall continue our way into Andalucia, heading straight to Cordoba, the Ummayas' capital of Al-Andalus. Day 5: Wednesday. CORDOBA, CAPITAL OF THE UMMAYAD: This morning, our local UNESCO guides will first introduce us formally to the ancient 'medina al-Qadima', and futher, the Ummaya Mosque of Cordoba. This formal part of our AL-ANDALUS EXPERIENCE; MUSLIM FRIENDLY TRAVEL, TOUR & EVENT SERVICES IN ANDALUSIA, SPAIN Callejón de la Isla 6, 18010, Albaycin, Granada, ANDALUCIA, SPAIN contact@alandalus-experience.com - Mobile/Whatsapp: +34622236421
  6. 6. touring will walk you through the Ummayad Mosque, around the Alkasr Royal Palaces area, old city walls, Live Museum of Al-Andalus, and the small Jewish quarters which give the name to this again, very ancient Iberian town. After coming to know Cordoba & Seville, we may now benefir most from the tour visit to Medinat Al-Zahra, the Caliph's court city during the Ummaya's Dinasty in Cordoba. Originally a city, now it contains appart from the archeological site, a research & exhibition center prized by the European Board of Museums as well as the Aga Khaan World Board of Architects. The visit includes an animated cinematographic recreation of the city and its daily life during the reigning period of the Caliph of al-Andalus and his 128 Walis & Government. After Madinat Al-Zahra we will again be moving swiftly 'in shaa Allah' into the former Kingdom of Garn'atta, during the Muslim period of Al-Andalus, Granada today. As we cruise (160 km) along what was formerly for arount 250 years, border between the Muslim Kingdom of Granada and the four Spanish Chrisitan Kingdoms. AL-ANDALUS EXPERIENCE; MUSLIM FRIENDLY TRAVEL, TOUR & EVENT SERVICES IN ANDALUSIA, SPAIN Callejón de la Isla 6, 18010, Albaycin, Granada, ANDALUCIA, SPAIN contact@alandalus-experience.com - Mobile/Whatsapp: +34622236421
  7. 7. The route contains views of many castles, towers, 'zagras', white villages, whereby we can vividly recreate the historical vision of this whole historical period. The route from Córdoba to Granada also covers the most populated 'Olive tree' plantation and Olive oil production area in Spain and probably world- wide. A quick stop along the way will allow travelers to have tea or coffee at the time of gaining some knowledge about the Olive Oil industry, enabling us also to purchase olive oil & traditional rural products, in best quality and price. Granada arrival is usualy be received at a local Muslim community centre where we will be offered a warm welcome at the 'Mezquita de La Vega', where we can participate in the collective midday prayers, as today is Jum'a! We will also enjoy our lunch there in good company with tea, cake and a warm hearted Spanish welcome to our home town AL-ANDALUS EXPERIENCE; MUSLIM FRIENDLY TRAVEL, TOUR & EVENT SERVICES IN ANDALUSIA, SPAIN Callejón de la Isla 6, 18010, Albaycin, Granada, ANDALUCIA, SPAIN contact@alandalus-experience.com - Mobile/Whatsapp: +34622236421
  8. 8. Granada! If the weather allows, this will be an outdoor, garden event, and here we will also find a sample of the local arts & crafts, ceramics demonstration & its decoration. From here tonight, we check straight into our hotel in the city centre a head of an important highlight of any touristic visit to Granada, Andalusia or Spain: The Alhambra Palace. Optional Workshops, conferences, or activities with the local Muslim community of Granada. Worshops inspired upon the motives of the Alhambra and traditional Andalusi Arts & Crafts, calligraphy, or Islamic Arts, as well as Traditional Islamic Sciences imparted by the Imam @'Mezquita de la Vega'. Day 6: Thurdsday, Granada, the last Muslim Kingdom of Al-Andalus. Tour of the Alhambra court city, palaces and gardens Today is when we finally enjoy the guided visit to the Alhambra palatial town, including the Nashrid Palaces, Alkasaba fortress, Generalife summer palace & gardens, and the old medina of the Alhambra. Afterwards, we will move on to visit the old medina of Garnatta and its main areas, divisions, and city walls. We AL-ANDALUS EXPERIENCE; MUSLIM FRIENDLY TRAVEL, TOUR & EVENT SERVICES IN ANDALUSIA, SPAIN Callejón de la Isla 6, 18010, Albaycin, Granada, ANDALUCIA, SPAIN contact@alandalus-experience.com - Mobile/Whatsapp: +34622236421
  9. 9. will revisit the Albayzin Mosque at 'Mirador de San Nicolás famous site watching point over views of Granada city, the Alhambra and the snowy topped Sierra Nevada Mountain Ranges behind. After a lunch break, we will walk down to the town center; visit the "souq" streets, and the area's most viewed historical points. Our first stop within the Andalusi medina of Granada is usually at San Nicolas square, where we shall find the Mosque to pray at 'Mezquita Mayor de Granada'. Tours of the mosque and Islamic complex are available by the managing local Muslim community members, Msque & Islamic Foundation administration staff. From San Nicolas square, after lunch, tea or coffee & some free time, we will walk down through the historical quarters & different stages of expansion of the former Muslim medina. This walk will take us through to the modern town which is a fusion of Souq markets, old alleyways, riverside & the active modern city appeals. According to our group’s interest and stamina, we can offer additional visits to the former Madrassa area, bab Rambla and silk market which are hidden within the modern city. Optional activities for the evening: Maghrib, Qur'an, dinner & Isha at Mezquita Mayor de Granada. Night time walks & site viewing in the AL-ANDALUS EXPERIENCE; MUSLIM FRIENDLY TRAVEL, TOUR & EVENT SERVICES IN ANDALUSIA, SPAIN Callejón de la Isla 6, 18010, Albaycin, Granada, ANDALUCIA, SPAIN contact@alandalus-experience.com - Mobile/Whatsapp: +34622236421 'Jardines del Partal', Alhambra, Granada, Spain.
  10. 10. Albayzin. 15€/person (guided). Night time visit to the Alhambra Palace & Gardens 10€/person (not guided) Flamenco Show in the Sacromonte Spanish gipsy traditional Cave home area, 22€. http://www.alandalus-experience.com/flamenco-a-gypsy-andalusian-love-affair/ Free & private dinner choice in Granada. Already knowing the city, travellers usualy have a favourite halal food in Granada, since it is a very 'Muslim friendly' town. Halal establishments offer fast or 'slow' food, or you may also ask your local Muslim guide for advice on choosing only Halal items, within the local establishments. AL-ANDALUS EXPERIENCE; MUSLIM FRIENDLY TRAVEL, TOUR & EVENT SERVICES IN ANDALUSIA, SPAIN Callejón de la Isla 6, 18010, Albaycin, Granada, ANDALUCIA, SPAIN contact@alandalus-experience.com - Mobile/Whatsapp: +34622236421
  11. 11. Day 7. Leisure morning in Granada, depart to Toledo, through La Mancha, lands of 'Don Quixote' to Toledo, the Medieval capital of Iberia and further Madrid, capital of Spain today. This morning is left as a free program, until 11:00 am when we continue our way to Toledo. You to relax and enjoy the facilities provided, shopping and getting to know the local culture within the modern and historical town of Granada. The delay should allow us to arrive to our lunch spot before leaving the Southern Andalusian region, at a roadside stop oriented to Muslim travellers, offering a generous & varied 3 course buffete meal, as well as prayer & resting facilities. After lunch and prayers we will depart North out of Andalusia towards the 'Route of Don Quixote', through Castilla La Mancha, to Toledo where we are scheduled to reach by mid- afternoon. Don Quixote, the famous literary figure, also hides a lot of historical knowledge & wisdom, and many islamic principles which where hidden in the XVII Century Spain under the 'Ïnquisition', so we will be learning briefly about him along our way through La Mancha. Upòn arrival to Toledo travellers are delighter with a panoramic guided drive around the city of Toledo, stopping to view the beautiful ancient town, surrounded by the River Tajo ('Tash' arabic for 'Crown') from the heights of the opposite hill. A walking tour and quick snacks in Toledo before we continue to the capital, Madrid, for our last night in Spain. AL-ANDALUS EXPERIENCE; MUSLIM FRIENDLY TRAVEL, TOUR & EVENT SERVICES IN ANDALUSIA, SPAIN Callejón de la Isla 6, 18010, Albaycin, Granada, ANDALUCIA, SPAIN contact@alandalus-experience.com - Mobile/Whatsapp: +34622236421
  12. 12. Upon arrival to Madrid, we have a final departure dinner plan before resting at our hotel in Madrid, the current capital of Spain. Day 8 'Active' morning in Madrid before departure. (Porgram will depend upon time of departure) On our way out of the capital, Madrid, we will have a city panoramic by bus, including views to the Royal Palace, souvenir stop at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, coffee stop at the Santiago Bernabeu Cafe with views into the stadium. If time available, visit Las Rozas Outlet Factory and Village, or popular commercial malls in Madrid. Departure is scheduled from Madrid Barajas International Airport. Upon departure we ask all travellers to make du'a for Muslims around the world who are struggling, as well as the Muslims of al-Andalus from past to present, to give us ease in our deen and provide us from Allah's success in honouring and rememoring our Muslim Heritage in Spain. Wa laa Galiba illa Allah, is the final word and sum up which responds to the rise, and fall of Islam in Iberia and the world. AL-ANDALUS EXPERIENCE; MUSLIM FRIENDLY TRAVEL, TOUR & EVENT SERVICES IN ANDALUSIA, SPAIN Callejón de la Isla 6, 18010, Albaycin, Granada, ANDALUCIA, SPAIN contact@alandalus-experience.com - Mobile/Whatsapp: +34622236421
  13. 13. Departures are sensitive moments, both sides holding a mixture of feelings, excitements, new learnings and insights, from the different 'colours' and times of the Ummah of Islam. There is no need to feel sad as we know, plus you can always returnto visit our cities within the freedom of your own pace and time, holiday time! At Al-Andalus Experience we have a selection of holiday apartments and homes, and a regular agenda of exciting 'Muslim friendly' Events, from within the local Ummah, within the historical quarters of Granada and Cordoba today. Andalusian style houses with apartments, some dating back to the Nazari Islamic period. These accommodations are ideal for short stays. Apartments include one or two double bedrooms, as well as a convertible, futon in the living room (matrimonial size). Also available is a public courtyard or terrace area to relax and enjoy some shade during the hot summer days. The apartment comes with a fully equipped kitchen, unless otherwise specified. www.alandalus-experience.com/holiday-homes/granada/ AL-ANDALUS EXPERIENCE; MUSLIM FRIENDLY TRAVEL, TOUR & EVENT SERVICES IN ANDALUSIA, SPAIN Callejón de la Isla 6, 18010, Albaycin, Granada, ANDALUCIA, SPAIN contact@alandalus-experience.com - Mobile/Whatsapp: +34622236421
  14. 14. Our tour is available for families or organized groups and offers further choices & requests throughout the booking stage, ahead add ons and optional events only be arranged for 15 people and over (workshops, closing off the Hammam for men/women). All optional arrangements requiere confirmation in advance. AL-ANDALUS EXPERIENCE; MUSLIM FRIENDLY TRAVEL, TOUR & EVENT SERVICES IN ANDALUSIA, SPAIN Callejón de la Isla 6, 18010, Albaycin, Granada, ANDALUCIA, SPAIN contact@alandalus-experience.com - Mobile/Whatsapp: +34622236421
  15. 15. Inspite of official monument guides included in the package, Arabic archeologist and master calligrapher, Dr. Ihab Al-Oumaoui, who frequently leads specialized tours of the Alhambra in association with the Alhambra Patronage Board, is available for groups at an extra cost of 15€/person, to a minimmum 10 participants. This service is particularly valuable for Arabic language or study groups wanting a further insight into the monument, and also since Ihab is a Master Calligrapher himself, as well as a Dr. in Archaeology. In this same manner, we have local and international schollars & researchers within our team available for talks, tours & conferences upon Andalusian history & tradition, these are from the local Universities of Córdoba, Granada & Seville, as well as independent researchers and schollars residing around Andalusia, Spain. Welcome, Peace, Ahmad Zaruq Summers Tour & Event Manager Al-Andalus Experience in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. contact@alandalus-experience.com AL-ANDALUS EXPERIENCE; MUSLIM FRIENDLY TRAVEL, TOUR & EVENT SERVICES IN ANDALUSIA, SPAIN Callejón de la Isla 6, 18010, Albaycin, Granada, ANDALUCIA, SPAIN contact@alandalus-experience.com - Mobile/Whatsapp: +34622236421

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