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Experience the exotic sights and sounds of Morocco on this full-day trip to Tangier from Malaga. Sail across the Strait of Gibraltar, and absorb the heady atmosphere of Morocco’s northern port city. Browse the bustling souks, follow your guide around the maze-like ‘medina’ (old walled city), see the ‘casbah’ (old citadel), and savor a delicious Moroccan lunch. Finish with a coach tour of modern Tangier, and if it’s a summertime tour, visit the Punic-Roman necropolis and other local beauty spots.

Numbers are limited to 20 for a more personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Day trip to Tangier in Morocco from Malaga
  • Stroll around a souk and a carpet bazaar and watch a snake charmer in Tangier's medina
  • Enjoy a filling Moroccan lunch in one of the medina’s traditional restaurants
  • Relax on an afternoon coach tour and see the sights along Boulevard Mohamed V
  • Visit the Roman necropolis, Cape Spartel and the Cave of Hercules (summer tours only)
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 20 people ensures personalized attention

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Morocco Day Trip to Tangier from Malaga

Travel from Malaga to Tangier and enjoy a ride on a camel (own expense; summer only)

Depart central Malaga by air-conditioned coach and journey to the ferry terminal for your high-speed crossing to Morocco, just across the Strait of Gibraltar. 



After roughly an hour at sea, step ashore in the atmospheric port city of Tangier. Absorb the exotic sights and sounds, and head for one of the city’s small souks, where locals trade in spices, fresh produce and souvenirs.

Dive into the jumble of stalls and get tips from your guide on how to barter for bargains. Head down a street flanked by jewelry outlets, and learn about the Moroccan tradition for using copious amounts of elaborate gems during wedding ceremonies.

Travel on to Tangier’s medina, the old, walled heart of the city. Take in the tea houses, shops and cubbyholes huddled along the maze-like alleys; stop for photos at the whitewashed casbah; and perhaps pause to watch one of the local snake charmers coax a snake from its basket.

Visit a traditional bakery selling fresh breads and pastries, and break for lunch at a restaurant serving authentic Moroccan cuisine. Menus vary, but expect to dig into local staples such as a tender tagine stew.


Duly refreshed, set about honing your haggling techniques at another colorful bazaar, and perhaps snap up souvenirs (own expense) such as rugs, pottery and lanterns.

Finish with a panoramic coach tour of Tangier’s modern quarter, known as the Ville Nouvelle. Have your camera ready as you drive along the Boulevard Mohammed V —  the main, tree-lined avenue — and pass landmarks including the Severo Ochoa Institute, Tangier’s Spanish school.


If you’re taking the tour between November 1 and May 31, follow your coach ride with your return cruise to Spain. If you’re touring during summer, meanwhile, continue with a visit to the Punic-Roman necropolis and Cape Spartel, a lighthouse-topped promontory overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. 

Delight in the sea views from both vantage points, and after a stop for mint tea, visit the Caves of Hercules, a cluster of beautiful sea cliff grottoes. Lastly, enjoy some free time for a camel ride (own expense) before your return ferry trip.

Both tours conclude at the original start point in Malaga.

Customer Reviews

Kajsa C

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

Tour guide in Morrocco was excellent!

Elizabeth D

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2015

Firstly - as per voucher I rang the local provider regarding the time for my included hotel pick up a couple of days before. I was told that they would ring my hotel and leave a message with the time on the afternoon before. As I had not received a message by 5:00pm I called, and received a very whoops - I forgot answer, and the information that I could not be picked up at my hotel and would have to be at their normal meeting point at 6:45, ? Hotel pick up included? A 15 minute walk was required.
The tour guide picked us up, and then we drove an hour to Marbella to collect our trip mates, who also had to be at a meeting point as they could not be picked up at their hotel ?? Then another hour to the ferry, before the hour trip on the ferry. The trip was good and the tour of the new part of Tangiers, the camel ride, the casbah were all good. What I did not appreciate was only being allowed in one 'approved' store in the souk, where it was obvious arrangements existed. The trip back was long and after dropping our companions in Marbella our guide dropped us closer to the hotel, as a favour. The experience of going to Tangiers was interesting.

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