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From Málaga and Costa del Sol: Morocco Day Trip

1. From Málaga and Costa del Sol: Morocco Day Trip

Discover Moroccan culture and flavors on this day trip from Málaga and Costa del Sol. Visit the traditional Moroccan city of Tetouan, cross the Strait of Gibraltar by ferry, and see the Royal Palace or Khalifa Palace, the Archaeological Museum, and the Center of Modern Art. Meet your guide at the pickup point in Malaga and hop on the bus to Algeciras. During the trip, journey through Malaga and along the Costa del Sol while the guide tells you anecdotes and curiosities about Morocco. Arrive at Algeciras to board an express ferry. Sail for 60 minutes to Ceuta across the strait. Once in Ceuta, set foot on Moroccan soil and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city of Ceuta. Drive by the Royal Walls and the Moat of San Felipe. Take a scenic drive from Ceuta to Tetouan which lasts about half an hour. Arrive in Tetouan, take a pleasant walk with a local guide to see the most iconic areas of the city. In Hassan II Square you'll stop outside the Royal Palace or Khalifa Palace, the Archaeological Museum, and the Center of Modern Art. Stroll through the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter or Mellah and see the Bengualid synagogue. The souk of Tetouan is a real journey through time that will allow you to get to know the work of its craftsmen. Continue through the Medina of Tetouan and be surrounded by the white walls and green doors of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant. Listen to live music while savoring cous cous and Arabic pastries. After lunch, stroll through the shopping area of Tetouan and visit some establishments for shopping and a typical Moroccan Herbalist with natural products to discover all the benefits of the properties of Argan Oil. At the time indicated by the guide, meet again for the return to Ceuta and embark to Algeciras to return to the pickup point in Algeciras. 

From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Tetouan, Morocco

2. From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Tetouan, Morocco

Embark on a day trip to the Moroccan city of Tetouan, with pickup available from Malaga and other cities along the Costa del Sol. After pickup from various points along the Costa del Sol, meet your guide and travel to Algeciras for the 45-minute ferry ride across the strait of Gibraltar. Arrive in the Spanish city of Cueta, an enclave surrounded by Morocco. Pass through border control and cross into Tetouan. Spend about 5 hours in Tetouan with a local guide. Visit the most iconic streets of the city such as the old Jewish quarter of Mellah and areas such as Hassan II Square. You will also visit the souk of Tetouan and the Medina of Tetouan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After taking some time to purchase lunch, continue to the commercial area of Tetouan for some shopping. Afterward, you will visit a typical Moroccan Berber farmhouse. Afterward, return to Cueta for the journey back to Algeciras, and be dropped off in your original pickup location on the Costa del Sol.

Morocco: Sightseeing Day Trip from Algeciras

3. Morocco: Sightseeing Day Trip from Algeciras

Head off for a full-day experience in Morocco from Algeciras or the Gibraltar area. Take the ferry over the strait to Ceuta, check out the city, and then embark on a pretty bus ride to Tetouan. Enjoy a highlights walking tour of this iconic place and explore the local market. Savor a traditional Moroccan lunch. Meet your guide at the meeting point in Gibraltar or Algeciras to start your exciting 1-day journey to Morocco. Once in Algeciras, board the fast ferry for a 45-minute ride to Ceuta, taking in beautiful views of the sea as you cross the strait. Set foot on Moroccan soil and begin your panoramic tour of the city of Ceuta, passing in front of the Royal Walls and the Moat of San Felipe. Once you arrive at the border crossing, have your documents ready to cross the border; your guide will then take care of this procedure. Board a 30-minute scenic bus ride from Ceuta to Tetouan and marvel at the passing scenery. Get your camera ready to snap some amazing pictures, stopping at scenic locations en route. Arrive in Tetouan for a pleasant walking tour of the most iconic destinations of this charming Moroccan city. Visit Hassan II Square, the Royal Palace or Khalifa Palace, the Archaeological Museum, and the Centre of Modern Art. Traverse the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter or Mellah and see the Bengualid synagogue, which is not to be missed. The souk of Tetouan provides a real journey through time. Continue through the Medina of Tetouan. Characterized by its white walls and green doors, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the smallest of its kind in the country. Stop for lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant where you can enjoy traditional folk music while you sample delicious couscous accompanied by the typical Menta and Arabic pastries. After lunch, stroll through the shopping area of Tetouan and pick up some special souvenirs. Visit a typical Moroccan herbalist with natural products and discover all the benefits of the properties of Argan Oil. At the time indicated by your guide, meet again for the return to Ceuta and then to Algeciras for a nighttime drop-off.

From Costa del Sol: Tangier, Tetouan, or Asilah Private Tour

4. From Costa del Sol: Tangier, Tetouan, or Asilah Private Tour

Embark on a private cultural-day trip to Tangier, Tetouan, or Asilah. Choose which of these famous Moroccan cities to visit and enjoy a pickup and drop-off service from your accommodation in from Málaga, Marbella, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, or Fuengirola. Begin your tour with a trip to the ferry ports at Tarifa or Algeciras. Take the express ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar on your transfer to one of three chosen locations in Morroco.  Tangier: Begin a walking tour of a small colorful souk, seeing the dried fruits, vegetables, and spice markets. Discover the jewelers’ street and receive a full explanation of Moroccan wedding rituals before seeing the rich architecture of the Medina (Old Town) and the Kasbah (old fortress). Visit Cap Spartel, the impressive Palace of the Sultan, the Necropolis, and the caves of Hercules where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea mix waters. Stop at an Atlantic dune to take pictures before enjoying a coastal camel-ride.  Tetouan: Take a sightseeing tour through the old and modern towns. Explore a teeming souk where you can let your senses lead you on a feast of sights and sounds and do some shopping. Continue through to the Jewish quarter and Spanish quarters where highlights include Rivera Square and Spain Square. Be enthralled by the tales of this marvelous town's history as told by your guide.  Asilah: Drive to Asilah from Tangier and discover its splendor for yourself. Take a stroll through the narrow streets of the walled medina and regale, taking in the evidence of the former Portuguese occupation of the city. Marvel at the colorful murals adorning the medina walls and explore Moroccan craft shops on its streets. Purchase a unique souvenir from your visit, before returning to Malaga.

From Tangier: Tetouan Half-Day City Tour

5. From Tangier: Tetouan Half-Day City Tour

Meet your driver at Tangier Port or at your hotel within the city center, then climb into an air-conditioned minivan and set off. Tetouan is located in North Africa and only 9 miles away from Spain.  Upon arrival, meet your local guide and begin a walking tour through the UNESCO-indexed old town. Experience Tetouan's bustling energy as you discover the winding lanes of the souk. Stroll through the Jewish and Spanish quarters whilst your guide tell you stories about Moroccan life and culture. End the tour at the Bab Okla Museum of Moroccan Arts & Crafts (Dar Sanaa). Briefly visit the church then return to your vehicle and drive back to Tangier.

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What people are saying about Tetouan

A unique experience as we travelled to Morocco for the day. I would recommend this trip. It submerged us into the culture and history of the medina and gave us a glimpse into what life is like there. My 10 year old loved it. It was one of the highlights of our holiday. The guides 35 years experience shone through with his expertise in knowledge history and humour along the way. 5

It was perfect. Everything. Nice people, like Aleš (Alex), and also guys from Morocco. They are really so clever, helpful. They explain everything. Tour was good. Lunch was perfect. Ships - No 1. I want to go there one more time. Thank you, guys!

The whole day was great, guides very professional and multi-lingual. They took care of us, our needs and, above all, our safety all the time. Every driver was great. Thank you

An easy way to get to know Moroccan culture. The Medina area is definitely a destination worth visiting.

It was a very pleasant day in which you visit a totally different country.