Hello fellow travelers, I will be attending the 10 Jazz Festival in Morocco September 19 two the 22nd. But I wanted to take a side trip to Seville in Spain. When looking for flights I noticed that you have to book round-trip so would be better to take a few days in Seville and then take the bus to the ferry stay in Morocco and then do the reverse trip fly out of Seville?
"When looking for flights I noticed that you have to book round-trip" I'm not sure what you mean by this. You can find other options by using the "multi city" option on Kayak, Expedia, Orbitz, etc. This is also called "open jaw" flights (for instance, New York to Seville and Marrakesh to New York, all on one ticket). Open jaw flights are MUCH cheaper than two one-ways. From Seville to Morocco, you may also want to fly. Let's say the Jazz Festival is in Fez. In that situation, I'd look at all of the following options to see which is best: 1. Use Kayak.com to price a 3 segment itinerary: NYC to Fez, Fez to Seville, Seville to NYC. 2. Use Kayak.com to price a 2 segment itinerary: NYC to Fez, Seville to NYC. Then look at www.skyscanner.com to price Fez to Seville separately.
3. Use Kayak.com to price a 2 segment itinerary: NYC to Fez, Seville to NYC. Then investigate the time and money it will take you to get from Fez to Seville by surface transit. It won't be easy: train or bus from Fez to Tangier, boat to Tarifa or Algeciras, and then bus to Seville. Even if this is "cheaper," I wouldn't do this unless your money was much more limited than your time, or unless you were going to stop off in places along the way.
Hi Harold, thank you so much for the information, it has been of tremendous help. Mara
I noticed that you have to book round-trip...
This is not a true statement. Plenty of ways to get between Morocco and Spain and vice versa. Unless you have plenty of time to burn and enjoy being hassled by touts, I can't think of a good reason to take the bus/ferry/overland. Flying is quick, easy, and costs no more.
Thanks David, I am looking into it. Mara