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The trip to Tangier is fabulous. The bus ride is long and the organizer on the Spanish side was not fabulous. The guide in Tangier was very good and we all loved it. The venders are annoying but part of the experience. Do it anyway! You won't be sorry.
Wonderful experience! Long long day, pack snacks or even a small dinner you won't get home until late and you do not stop for food! The markets can be intense so stay close to the group! Great food at lunch!
Trip was fantastic. Our guide in Tangier was amazing. Two suggestions: You gave an emergency number in case there were problems. We were not sure of the pickup point location and tried to call the emergency number at 5am and of course got an answering machine. The guide scheduled to ride the bus on the day of the tour should have a cell phone and we should all have the cell phone number. Second suggestion: your internet information says its a 13 hour tour. Ummmmmm. Not if you are picked up in Malaga at 5am and returned to Malaga at 10pm. We still would have gone, but it would have been nice to know EXACTLY how long a day it would be. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Costa del Sol. It is well worth the money and quite informative and exciting.
a Fabulous trip. Huge value for money. Once arrived at the Port in Tarifa the trip was well organised without being rushed and the guides were very knowledgeable, informative and humorous. Only disappointment was the 20 something stops between Malaga and Tarifa Ferry port for pick ups. This should be minimized. Very LONG day but worth every moment once your there!
It was a very long day but well worth it. The walking tour in Tangier was sometimes unpleasant due to the constant hassle with the street traders trying to sell all sorts of junk.
I feel our guides should have made us aware of the pick pockets operating in the crowded narrow streets.
It was a very long long day for us, and did not care for all the side trip to the carpet dealer, nor the spice or medicine dealer. Kind of wasting my time. Overall, both of the tour guides did a great job!!!
Like others have said, Tangier is not the most exciting city ever, but overall was a good experience. Enjoyed the walk and drive around town, but the vendors became annoying very quickly. Lunch and camel ride was the highlight. Bus drive back to Malaga took forever.
The coach trip was poor as I asked for leg room (2 of us are 6ft 6 tall) there was only a scramble for seats.
The tour of tangier was based on where the guides could earn the most commission from the shops visited when stopping at other stores we were told to move on.
The food was poor and all the restaurant staff wanted was tips
The return journey should have got us back in Malaga at 6 pm but we arrived at 10pm as the tour guides took us to other locations and we missed the ferry so had to wait and wait
The trip was interesting, although we didn't get to go to the sand dunes as advertised. The actual part in Morocco was good, but it took a very very long time to get there because of all the hotel pickups and dropoffs. It is very inconvenient for people staying in Malaga because you'll be the first picked up and the last dropped off, so I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to people actually staying in Malaga. For people down the coast closer to Gibraltar, it would definitely be worth it
It was a long day as we left from Malaga. The bus stopped along the route picking up people from their hotels. Note only one pickup point in Malaga. The tour guide spoke multiple languages which was good and when we arrived in Morocco, there were a number of busses broken up by language. I was disappointed that i did not get a passport stamp! The tour was as described, very quick being shuttled from one stop to another. We seemed to be met by an entourage of local pedllars who followed our group around. In the end each one of them sought payment for items or services such as photos or helping to guide us through the streets or sell us tourist trinkets. If you are interested in the pictures or trinklets wait till near the end as the prices will drop particularily for the photos as once you leave, they are worthless to him. It was interesting that when we had 25 minutes for our selves and wandered away from the group, the constant hassling stopped! It would appear our local guide was ok with this. The lunch provided was in a very charismatic setting. The food was ok but not at all spicy which was dissapointing. All drinks by the way are extra. The Spice market stop, although entertaing, the items offered were over priced. We found the same oil for sale 2 Euro cheaper just up the street. Overall it was an interesting dayout.
Although this trip was an experience, I felt that we were rushed entirely too much. We wasted a lot of time picking up all the travelers from different hotels and bus stops in the beginning. After arriving in Morocco, I felt we were led from shop to shop with the sole purpose of buying something from the merchants. My friend contracted an illness there after eating at the restaurant. She had to see a doctor when we returned and was given an antibiotic. I can't say for sure if the bacteria was something she picked up there or was acquired elsewhere, but she suddenly got sick a few hours after this trip. Our guide was nice, but the unfortunate experience of my friend leads me to give this trip a lower rating than I otherwise would have.
The transportation was just too much compared to the actual time in Tangier. We were not picked up at our hotel like some other reviews but instead were picked up at the bus stop at 5am. It was total 3 hours in the bus after picking up all the passengers and getting to the fairy station. It might have been due to bad weather, but the ferry was nauseating! My whole group of four was very sick from the ferry.
Once in Tangier the tour was fun and the bus tour around the city was a great way to see it. Everyone we stopped was very touristy, but we figured we'd get that for a day-long trip to Tangier. You ride the camels for just a minute and lunch was pretty fun. The market was very disappointing as it was more of a sales pitch about carpets and not a market, but a store basically made for tourists. We would have loved some time in the actual market to wander. I'm glad we went to Morocco and got to see Tangier, but I would recommend staying longer or doing it differently logistically somehow to make the travel time more worth it.
For those who have only one day to see Tangier from Malaga, this is a good tour for you. Decently priced with a good meal included (with vegetarian options), opportunities to buy trinkets, and a good tour of the city by bus. That being said, it was a lot of travel time for only 4.5 hours in Morocco. The bus picked us up from the center of Malaga at 5:30am and then proceeded to pick up others individually from hotels for another 1.5 hours before starting the 1.5 hour drive to Tarifa. Way too long for way too early. Additionally, in Morocco, they took us to the shops that they wanted to, where they obviously had a deal with the owners. I would have preferred to wander around the shops at my own leisure. I would have liked to spend more time there but all in all this is a good trip for the amount of time and money I had to spend.
The tour was good. A lot of time on the bus picking up at hotels but I don't know how that is to be avoided. Be prepared for many people hawking their wares. Can be a little overwhelming. The lunch was fun. Food was good and entertainment also. A small glimpse of Morocco.