Are you travelling to Morocco from Spain? Tangier will most likely be your entrance point to Morocco. Tangier is known as the gate of Africa for most of travelers sailing from Spain to visit Morocco on a day tour, a shore excursion for cruise travelers, a short break in Northern Morocco, or even a complete tour of Morocco with Tangier as a starting point.
With the recently established Tanger Med port, the facelift developments Tangier has known in recent years, and all the resorts and accommodation units recently open in Tangier and the nearby seaside resorts in Asilah, Tamuda Bay, and Al Houara, hosting Hilton, The Ritz, Monvepick and much more, Tangier has significantly changed lately, and looking forward to position itself as a solid destination, not only for the locals in summer season, but also for international travelers throughout the year, just like Marrakech and Agadir.
With less than an hour sailing time from Spain, make yourself ready for a complete cultural shock as soon as you step off your boat. Forget about the old stereotypes blaming Tangier for being a drug dealers and criminals heaven, or by being harassed by local touts in the Souks and main streets. Tangier has changed quiet a time now: It is becoming a free trade zone, an industrial hub and a cross road of economical and business trade between Africa, Europe, Middle East and Northern America. Unemployment rate has dramatically dropped, and it’s even welcoming workforce from other parts of Morocco.
If you visit Tangier for a day tour, a shore excursion or even for a few days, rest assured, there is no opportunity for you to get bored. Tangier itself is rich in terms of attractions: The Souks and markets, the museum of the American legion, the Mandoubia Gardens, Tangier museum and the legendary Hercules caves will keep you busy for a day.
Should you wish to expand your stay in Northern Morocco, then there is no better than combining Tangier with a stay in the Berber town of Chaouen, also known as Chefchaouen.
Chefchaouen was first established in the 15th century when the Moorish and and Jewish refugees escaped from the Iberian Peninsula.
With its blue buildings, tiny streets, friendly Berbers dressed in colorful clothes, gourmet cafés, and welcoming urban small hotels, and overall surrounding Rif Mountains which allow you do a day trek to the surrounding cascades and forests, Chaouen is ideal for a couple days stay, or at least a day trip from Tangier.
For some, especially traveling from Northern America, Australia and Asia, Combining Spain and Morocco in a single holiday might be the best choice to take full advantage of their long haul flight to this part of the world, and sailing to Tangier from Southern Spain is the best and smart way of exploring Morocco all the way from Tangier to Marrakech via Fes and Morocco Sahara desert, then fly out of Casablanca after completing their Morocco tour.
Are you looking into a real Sahara desert adventure from Tangier? Ride a camel in Erg Chebbi and spend the night under the stars? Drive on a 4×4 past vast oases, Kasbahs and canyons? Look no further; Ando Travel will make your Morocco Sahara desert tour from Tangier a lifetime experience you can’t forget easily. Whether it’s for 4 days or a week, you will have a great Moroccan Sahara desert adventure from Tangier while exploring the Berber Jewel town of Chaouen, and the Imperial city of Fes on your way to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi. If you have time for a week itinerary, you can even combine both Erg Chebbi and Erg Chigaga in one desert tour from Tangier.
The above are just some ideas of possible Morocco tours from Tangier whether it’s just for a day trip, shore excursion, short stay in Northern Morocco, a complete Morocco tour, or even a Morocco desert tour from Tangier.
Ando Travel, a licensed and fully bonded Moroccan tour operator will be glad to customize your Morocco tour from Tangier that will suit your timetable, budget and points of interest. You will be amazed what our sales team will be suggesting for you!
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