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Our day trip from Malaga to Tarifa and back again was awesome. Other reviews had prepared us that it would be a long day, but it was well worth the early start and late finish. We felt it was very good value for money particularly as it included bus travel, both in Spain and Morocco, along with guides to inform us all the way. Be warned that you will be inundated by sellers on the streets who will persist with you despite saying no. And the tour includes visiting some organised more up-market markets, promoting the sale of carpets and other goods, which require you to sit through their presentation then encourage you to buy. Overall this tour felt like the 'safest and quickest' way to have a Moroccan experience, and what an experience it was!
This tour was fantastic. Being in a group of 3 girls age 19-21 we definitely appreciated having a guide to take us around. We wouldn't have had a clue on our own and wouldn't have necessarily wanted to. That being said, Pedro our guide sorted everything out for us in terms of "customs" and lunch and whatnot. It was very well organized and very interesting for all ages. It moves pretty quickly so if you need a little longer to get from place to place you might want to be aware that the walking parts go fairly quickly as you have specific time slots at all the little demonstrations. My only complaint was the length. I came from the first stop in Malaga so I was expecting the full 13 hours, but it was probably closer to 15 hours by the time we got back to Malaga. There was a lot of waiting around for people to catch up with the group everywhere we went which in the end added on about 2 hours. That was frustrating as we were tired and ready to be back (and 15 hours is a long day when you've been up since 3 am), but other than that, a very good tour!
For me, the time in Morocco was sufficient, however our daughter wished that we could have seen more of the city.
The 6 hours on the bus was tiring. We boarded in Malaga and picked up other tourists on the way. The tour itself was great with no safety concerns or problems. They should make a t-shirt that says "I survived the Kasbeh" though. The peddlers are persistent.
The tour was great. The tour guides were nice. The tour did make a lot of stops along the Med. coast, but you go to see some of the costal cities in Spain. The only part that I didn't like was all the locals following you around trying to sell you stuff, but that is nothing the tour company can do.
Great tour, the only issue we had was bad quality of recorded guide
Great trip. Enrique, our Spanish guide was great. They showed up exactly when scheduled and everything was smooth. Once in Morocco, Hassan took over and he was impeccable. Tangiers is an amazing city and a must see if you're visiting southern Spain. Be prepared for a 14-15 hr day from Malaga.
This tour was very well organised and ran smoothly thanks to our enthusiastic, happy guide who was able to move a large group through immigration speedily. Our local guide was knowledgeable and there were lots of helpers to ensure we tourists didn't get lost in the narrow, winding streets of Tangiers. Visiting the rug and spice shops was interesting, even if it was geared to tourists. The only criticism would be that we left at 5am from Central Malaga and spent the next two hours picking people up from large hotels along the Costa del Sol. This happened on the return trip, too, so the day was very long. We had to get a taxi to our pick up point but everyone else was picked up at their hotel. I understand a bus can't get into Malaga town but surely there is a more efficient, time-effective way to organise these pick ups? Going round and round hotels for two hours was terriblly tedious.
This was a great day out. The group knew each other well after a long day together. Given plenty of time to purchase items during the tour and guide even helped us to locate goods we wanted to buy. The lunch was a cultural experience, tasty and catered for a vegitarian.
The trip was great with a couple of exceptions. The tour was listed as 13 hours when in fact it was closer to 18. Depending on what time you are picked up, you could spend up to several hours on the bus to and from the ferry terminal. The guide in Morocco was fantastic, but we did tour a carpet store and spice market which was very commercial and touristy and took away from some of the characteristics of the tour itself. All in all, good tour, but be prepared for a much longer day.
The guides were fantastic, and the buses were of excellent quality. The only reason for the 4 out of 5 stars for us was that Tangier wasn't our ideal 5/5 destination. I have never seen so much trash in one town, but the tour was great, the lunch was great, the history lessons were great, and the camel rides were great. Can't complain about the value for our money at all.
My husband and I really enjoyed our day trip to Tangier/Morocco. We were picked up in Malaga at 5 am and didn't arrive back until 8:30pm. It was a very long day but I would do it again.
It was great. Yes, we did get back to Málaga at 9 pm, and it was a long bus ride in the morning, due to all of the hotel pick-ups -- so don't trust the times it says on the site. But the guides were fun (and funny!), the logistics were impeccable, and the views were great.
One note: Our lunch was notably subdued, likely because it was Ramadan. I would recommend not going during the month of fasting if you have the option. However, if it's between going during Ramadan and not going at all -- go!
It was a long day coming from Malaga, but we wanted to see Morocco and it was the easiest way to do it.