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

1. 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

2. 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.

Costa de la Luz: Gibraltar Day Trip & Dolphin Watching Tour

3. Costa de la Luz: Gibraltar Day Trip & Dolphin Watching Tour

See Gibraltar’s major landmarks on a guided day trip from Costa de la Luz. Enjoy a bus ride along with live commentary on board. Explore Gibraltar at your own pace (unguided). Take a catamarn to see up to 3 different dolphin species while admiring views of The Rock of Gibraltar, Spain, and North Africa. Start the trip from your chosen meeting point. Hop on a bus and enjoy the journey along the Costa de la Luz and the Bay of Algeciras. Learn about the history of the British colony from your guide. Once at La Linea, cross the border to get to Gibraltar. Hop off the bus and time at leisure (unguided) to stroll around at Casemates Square in the city center or the Alameda Botanic Gardens , the Ocean Village or go to Main Street to indulge in some duty-free shopping. This tour is about Dolphins so the sail usually starts at 12:30, but our bus guide will inform your with more details on the day of the tour. On this excursion you will be in an uncrowded and friendly environment, on board the catamaran “Dolphin Adventurer.” You will get live commentary and the service of expert guides who will explain everything that you see. Learn about the characteristics of the marine animals that you encounter, the particularities of the Strait, and why the area has been declared a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve from your onboard guide. After the boat sail, get still some free time to continue exploring Gibraltar. Get tips from our bus guide on where to grab a bite, and try the typical fish and chips. Then, come back to meet your tour guide at the agreed-upon time adn place for the return journey.

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What people are saying about Algeciras

What a fabulous adventure!! Our Moroccan guide, Abdoul, created a cultural immersion in just one day. We traveled by comfortable bus to Algeciras and took the ferry to Ceutla. Where we were met by Abdoul with a second bus. He expertly guided us through the borders of Spain and Morocco. The drive down the Mediterranean coast of Morocco to Tetouan was beautiful. The driver took us into the heart of the city and we walked a few blocks to the Medina. What an experience as we were transported back in time for 100”s of years. Our group of 23 was treated to tastes of the market and a three course lunch. We had time for shopping and headed back to the return ferry. Ales from the Spanish side of the tour accompanied us, following the group to ensure that none of us were lost in the maze of streets and shops of the Medina. We highly recommend this tour.

We have had a bad experience from minute zero, they made a mistake at the meeting point, which was in Tarifa, and we arrived half an hour late for everything, the guides left and left us alone in Gibraltar, no guide, no recommendations, absolutely nothing. the dolphin sighting is not worth much because you hardly see anything, apart from the fact that everything is in English, in total we spent 4 hours on the excursion, you don't have time for anything, we were left wanting to visit the nature reserve, too I have to say that the customer service has been the best, they respond immediately and they have reimbursed us half of what we paid. Even so, we are very disappointed since it was a gift that we and my daughter and I gave to my husband and it was a real disaster.

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.