• Location: Malaga, Spain
  • Duration: 15 hours (approx.)
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Discover the magic of Morocco on this full-day trip from Malaga to Tangier. After sailing across the Strait of Gibraltar, enjoy a coach tour around the tree-lined boulevards of modern Tangier, Morocco’s northern port city. Then, savor the sights and sounds of North Africa on a walking tour of the old ‘medina’ (walled city). Visit souks, scout for souvenirs at a bazaar, see the ‘casbah (citadel), enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant and more. With round-trip ferry transfers included, this is a great-value day out from Malaga to Morocco.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour to Tangier, Morocco, from Malaga
  • Enjoy views of the Mediterranean Sea on a ferry ride across the Strait of Gibraltar
  • Take a walking tour of the medina
  • Go shopping in Tangier's local bazaar
  • Enjoy a traditional Moroccan lunch of couscous or tagine

What You Can Expect

Morocco Day Trip from Malaga to Tangier

Morocco Day Trip from Malaga to Tangier

Leave central Malaga by air-conditioned coach and travel to the ferry port for Morocco. Board a high-speed ferry and relax as you sail across the Strait of Gibraltar.

After around an hour at sea, arrive in Tangier and set off on a panoramic coach tour of the modern quarter, known as the Ville Nouvelle.

Admire the promenade and tree-flanked avenues; and hear about Tangier’s 20th-century history, when it came under a mix of French, Spanish and British governance.

Next, take a walking tour of the small souk, where locals trade in foodstuffs and other goods, and then delve into the atmospheric alleyways of the medina (walled city). Stroll down the maze-like passages past tea houses, decorative doorways and shops, and stop to see the casbah (old citadel), with its whitewashed walls.

Browse the spice markets, watch a snake charmer, and visit a bakery to view and sample (own expense) some freshly made breads and pastries.

Scout out souvenirs at a bazaar selling carpets and handicrafts, and enjoy lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant. Feast on a local classic such as slow-cooked tagine stew, and as you eat, watch a display of traditional Berber dancing.

Duly refreshed, drive to Cape Spartel, a promontory overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. Absorb the stunning views and after a break for mint tea, continue to a beautiful, dune-fringed beach.

Take a camel ride (own expense) here, or alternatively, enjoy some free time before catching the ferry back to Spain. Your tour finishes at the start point in Malaga.


Please note: the itinerary and scheduling of this trip is subject to change between December and April according to ferry timetables and the Ramadan holiday.

Customer Reviews

danimalbwi

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The experience was great. There was a little confusion at first on where to get picked up, but we resolved that the day prior to departure. The staff were professional, fun, and very helpful. I loved the spice markets, the opportunity to buy crafts, and the camel ride. The lunch was very good, especially since they were able to provide me a vegetarian meal without notice. I would highly recommend this tour.

feral

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

It turned out to be even more fascinating than we anticipated. The lunch with the musicians
were an unexpected enjoyment. We would not have missed this tour for anything. Thanks
again to the great staff.

Jade M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

The trip was a wonderful whirlwind. The charter bus came and picked us up at our hotel exactly on time. Passing through passport security en route was a little exhausting but to be expected. We experienced Morocco in all it's colorful glory, had a wonderful meal and made our way back to Spain. Jean Pierre did a great job for us. Would do it again.

aysjoe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was an incredible day trip. The highlight was the optional camel ride, which was two Euros each, and the wonderful lunch prepared for us. Our tour guide, Hassan, was amazing, very informative, friendly and fluent in several languages. Keep in mind, the trip is wonderful and you see a lot in one short day. The only negative is the stop at a carpet shop, with quite a high pressure sales pitch. Quite honestly, nobody was interested in carpets and that wasted time for us. We would have liked a bit of time to bargain with the locals, but were only able to do so as we walked to and from the bus. I do highly recommend this day trip - if nothing else, you can say you went to Africa!

Gary H United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A really enjoyable day, and was as represented by Viator's website. As we wanted a relatively stress-free way to do a quick 1-day tour of Morocco while my wife and I were in southern Spain, this tour clearly satisfied our desire. Upon it's conclusion late last night, we both agreed we were glad we did this tour. We also recognize this tour is not for everyone, as it's a very long day our Julia Travel bus departed Malaga 5:30am and did not return us to same location until after 11:00pm last night, involves lots of waiting in lines to board the ferry and satisfy police / customs requirements, and exposes the tour participants at times to pushy vendors. Compliments to Julia Travel for being well-organized and providing guidance and leading the large group around without losing anyone. We saw lots of interesting sites, and we were surprised that the lunch was better than expected. We felt safe at all times throughout the tour.

Jelle B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Moroccan dream: camel ride, typical market, Hercules' cave, tasty couscous and lovely guide!

ronirowe

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was an amazing trip once you get there. I think we had an off day on the ferry that wasn't fun as we stood in line the entire ride waiting for 1 policeman that was checking each passport the guide said there are usually 5. Once we got there we boarded nice tour buses and our guide was excellent. You got to see the modern part of town, different areas along the coast, the point where the Mediterranean sea meets the Atlantic ocean, the Hercules caves find a local in the caves that will show you great spots for photos and things to see and yes they expect a little compensation but it's well worth it and the Casbah. The lunch was wonderful including the live music. It's a great way to see Morocco in 1 day.

Sonja Margaret H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This is a great, well-organized tour for someone who wants to get a quick taste of Morocco. We got an overview of Tangier from the comfort of a modern, air-conditioned coach, saw Hercules caves and some awesome beaches and visited the old center. A really pleasant lunch was included. It is, however, a very long day, starting at 5.30 in the morning and ending at 11pm at night. The drive to the ferry at Tarifa from Malaga is two hours. Custom queues are long and you spend a lot of time queuing to get on and off the boat. Your patience is well rewarded.

abigail7

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Wonderful experience, quick and fun trip that gives a great taste of Morocco for those who only have time for a day trip. The Moroccans that we came across were lovely, and the food at the restaurant we visited was great but not vegan friendly. I wish they would skip the rug store... many other reviewers have said that they would rather do without it as well. I would have preferred more time to shop...

Martin Hall United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was a great day out. Its a long day, especially if you start in Malaga, when you check in 24 / 38 hours before ask to be picked up from your hotel or the nearest junction, we did and saved a 0445 start and caught the buss at 0650. The journey to Tangiers is about 3 ½ hrs inc a ferry ride. The tour around Tangiers is by buss and on foot and very interesting on both accounts. Well worth the money and a great day out.

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