Tangier is a fascinating Moroccan city to visit. It has Many of the thing that travelers love – a sense of exotic mystery, interesting history, beautiful vistas, unspoiled beaches, and friendly people.
A scenic drive takes you to Cap Spartel, a promontory pro- jecting into the waters where the Mediterranean and At- lantic meet. You’ll stop hers for a unique photo opportunity and to visit Hercules Cages. The caves have been carved out by the perpetual action of the waves and partially by the hand of man. The Berbers used to extract limestone form the caves to make millstones. They were inhabited during prehistoric times and the Phoenicians have left some mark- ings on the walls. You’ll learn some of the many legends surrounding these caves.
Drive to the entrance of the medina, where you’ll enjoy a comprehensive walk through one of Tangier’s most historic and architecturally interesting areas, the Kasbah and its mu- seum, before moving on to the Grand Souk.
The Kasbah area is spread across the highest point of the medina, and your guide leads you on an uphill walk while pointing out some of the highlights. Once at the top, you find yourself in an area much unchanged since the Roman times. The Kasbah was the traditional residence of the sul- tan and his harem, and is now one of the most fashionable residential areas of Tangier and much quieter quarter than the other areas of the city. Visit the Kasbah Museum, newly renovated, if focuses on the history of the area. You’re sure to enjoy the traditional courtyard, the various displays and the large mosaic works of art on display.
Winding your way black down the hill, your guide leads you into one of Tangier’s most colorful and bustling areas, the Grand Souk. Is always full of life and remains a busy place, especially when Riffian peasants come to market. It is the center of things and the link between the medina and the new city. You’ll also stop for refreshments and enjoy time for shopping.
– Departure from the hotel
– Hercules Grottos (Visit + Explanations)
– Drive to Cap spartel
– Cap Spartel (Photo-stop)
– Walk to enjoy a Refreshment
– Refreshment stop at Cap Spartel or similar (Mint Tea + Morrocan Pastry)
– Drive to the Kasbah district
– Kasbah District & Kasbah Museum (Visit + Explanations)
– Walk to the Fruits and Vegetables Market
– The Fruits & Vegetables Market (Visit + Explanations)
– Medina & Grand socco (Visit + Explanations)
– Return to the hotel
Discover Tetouan, the white dove of Morocco. Tetouan is a Berber name which literally interpreted means “the eyes” and figuratively “the water springs”. The town features a fort, squares, mosques, fountains, taverns and one of the Kings palaces.
An orientation drive through the city of Tangier starts your tour en route to Tetouan where you’ll stop to see the old Royal Palace, a reflection of Hispano-Moresque architecture. The palace is closed to the public, but its main ornate gate will give you a good idea of what is beyond. Hassan II Square, in the heart of the town, is suggestive of Andalusia with its kiosks, fountains and flower boxes, and is highlighted by buildings with wrought iron balconies and shop windows filled with imported goods.
Follow your guide through the Medina, a UNESCO World heritage Site. The authenticity of the Medina is illustrated by its original urban layout practically in- tact and its initial design with surrounding wall, gates, and fortified constructions. This traditional walled souk features many typical architectural traits related to its history and also a multitude of different artisans carry- ing out their trades. During your walk, you’ll visit the School of Traditional Arts and Crafts ; the first of its kind in Morocco. It has produced some of Morocco’s bes painters and keeps alive these traditional art forms in modern world; The city stands out for the beauty of these traditional arts including embroidery, cuisine, mosaics, and carved and painted wooden objects. Chil- dren from disadvantaged backgrounds learn skills that give them a new opportunity for a chance of success for their future. Your entrance fees go directly to main- taining this wonderful initiative.
Enjoy refreshments at a local restaurant. located in the heart of Tetouan and you’ll also stop for those last min- ute purchases.
– Departure from the hotel
– Drive to Tetouan (drive + Explanations)
– Tetouan Medina (sightseeing + explanations + photos)
– Souk El Hot (visit + explanations + photos)
– Place El Usaa (photos-stop + explanations)
– Royal Palace Esplanade (photos-stop from outside)
– Refreshment drink at Bouhlal Palace (01 Mint Tea + 01 Moroccan Pastry)
– Return the hotel