Tangier, Morocco Day Trip from Costa del Sol

Málaga, Spain
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  • 15 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Uncover the alluring mystery of Morocco on an immersive full-day trip to Tangier from Costa del Sol. Cruise over the Strait of Gibraltar and enjoy incredible ocean views before arriving amid the exotic scents and sights of Tangier. With a knowledgeable guide, stroll around bustling medinas and souks; feast upon the explosive flavors of an authentic Moroccan lunch; and purchase bespoke souvenirs at a Tangier bazaar. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from Costa del Sol.
  • Full-day tour to Tangier, Morocco, from Costa del Sol, Spain
  • Admite views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean on the ferry ride across the Strait of Gibraltar
  • Enjoy a panoramic bus tour of Tangier
  • Walk around the medina and go shopping in Tangier's bazaar
  • Have a traditional Moroccan lunch at a local restaurant (included)

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Ferry ride (go and return)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Transport in Tangier
  • Full visit
  • Escort guide
  • Drinks are not included at the restaurant

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What To Expect

Depart from a centrally located pickup point in Costa del Sol and relax during the scenic drive to the southern tip of Spain by air-conditioned coach. Climb aboard a high-speed ferry and cruise across the Strait of Gibraltar to the alluring deserts of Morocco (don't forget your passport!). On arrival, take a seat in a spacious vehicle for the direct journey to Tangier.

Commence your tour of Tangier with a panoramic sightseeing bus tour of the city center and then stroll to impressive landmarks like the medina (old quarter), the kasbah (old fortress) and the small souk. Inhale the rich scent of roasting spices, admire the diverse architectural tableau and summon your courage to edge closer to a snake charmer as you explore the vibrant city of Tangier.

Next, head to a traditional bazaar to browse colorful stalls replete with carpets and handicrafts and then pleasure your palate with a traditional Moroccan lunch at a local restaurant.

Head next to Cape Spartel to see the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean collide, and then learn about traditional tea rituals at a local tea shop while sipping steaming mint tea. See, too, the undulating sand dunes at the Cave of Hercules and opt to ride a camel for an unforgettable experience (both at your own expense).

Return to the ferry port after an enriching day in Tangier and relax during the journey back to the original departure point in Costa del Sol.

Please note: The itinerary and schedule of this trip are subject to change from December to April due to the ferry's timetables and the Ramadan holiday.

Tangier Casbah

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Tangier Casbah

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Medina of Tangier

5 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 10 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that there are multiple pick-up stops along costa del Sol in the cities of Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona.
  • The following data is required from each of the participants to make the reservation; full name, passport or ID number, expiration date of the document, nationality and birthdate. You must carry the same documentation used when booking the day of the tour.
  • The client must obtain his own visas, passports, vaccination certificates and other documents required for the entry and stay in the countries included in the program
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • Please note that the terrain in Tangier is uneven and hilly and the trip contains a lot of walking
  • Lunch menu: Harira (typical Moroccan soup), Beef skewer, Cous-Cous (chicken or vegetables), Mint tea and Moroccan Pastry (sweet)
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The itinerary and schedule of this trip are subject to change from November to April due to ferry’s timetables and the Ramadan holiday
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

When you go through customs and get on the ferry, make sure you rush to the front because it takes forever to get cleared on the ferry.
It is a long day and customs takes a long time, but again, well worth the effort.
If you want to visit Morocco for a day and not have to worry about planning anything, this is your trip.


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Hotel Milk Run
Kenneth_M, May 2023
The actual guide and time in Tangier was excellent. We went to an authentic Moroccan restaurant and were entertained with music. Saw all the sites. The real problem is all the stops at the hotels picking and dropping off people. Getting back to our drop off spot at 8:30 pm when you are picked up at 5 am is unacceptable. This tour company needs to have one drop off and pickup point in each community/area. Stop taking people on a tour of each community/ area.Dropping off individuals doesn’t work.😣
Nice short trip to Morocco
Irena_B, Apr 2023
It was very nice trip. We spent 5 hours in Morocco guided by very nice and professional guide. For us was a nice, quick view of Morocco. The guide from spanish side was also very kind, professional and was taking good care Thank you!
Worry free day trip
Tim_B, Feb 2020
Trip was great for what it is. If you want to visit Morocco for a day and not have to worry about planning anything, this is your trip. Yes, there are the prearranged shopping stops where you will be pressured into buying things you may not want, but that’s part of the fun. Lunch was spectacular, and overall we had a good time and all the planning and transportation was taken care of.
Definite NOOOO -believe the other reviews.
david_p, Dec 2019
Okay the bad part believe the other reviews . This is not a tour but a multi hour opportunity for Morocco side tour guides to take you from one joint to another for sales pitches , that are never ending and organized effort by tour guide that sells access to to tour groups to street hawkers the same (5-8) to follow you for three hours. Shame on travel Agency "Julia" for continue in this effort. I am all for support local shops etc. but this was worse than anything else i have seen. Avoid this tour and do a day trip yourself. Tour guides were nice enough , picked up at agreed times.
Bus left us!
Tina_S, Dec 2019
We had confrimed with our hotel at least 48hours and then again the day before and they told us that the bus would come pick us up at 8:30 am - We were there waiting in the lobby and then called again at 8:45 am to which they said...okay, we're coming AT 9:20 AM, the conceirge called them and they said they were waiting OUTSIDE our hotel at 8:30 am and left when they did not see us. No phone call and why would they tell us at 8:45 am that they are on their way? After which my husband had to SPEED drive for over an hour and half away using our rental car, our gas, paying tolls to the port where we met with the tour. The tour guide was like 'Oh well and then proceeded with the tour like it was no big deal. We then naturally had to drive back as well in the evening. after the tour, We want at least a refund for the portion of our trip that we had to drive ourselves - the gas and toll alone were over $100 Euros!
Tangier Morocco Tour
Rebecca_F, Nov 2019
Most time was spent waiting. Did not see any snake charmers and had no/little time in some places and way too much time waiting in line for the ferry or waiting for it to take off. Need at least 2 days to see the place.
Long Long Day
Nessie19, Nov 2019
This tour was great, it was an early start and a late finish. we were picked up at 7 am and there was a lot of stops on the way picking up from other areas, we did not get home till 10.30 so it was very very long and we were exhausted.. but if you can put up with the bus journey then this was well worth the visit. Tangiers poured rain all day but it did not stop us having a fab day. the shopping experience was something else. and the lunch was very good the food was delicious and wine too. it was an experience i would not have missed and so glad we did it even though it was a very long day. excellent value for money i would recommend it to all.
Must do Morrocco
Melanie_C, Nov 2019
This whole trip was not even planned- but when I knew I was going to Southern Spain, close to the Strait of Gibraltar- this became a MUST do. Value was good after we realized the RT cost of the ferry was 70 Euros. For some reason, our pu time got pushed back to 7:30- maybe it was the time of the year- Not so crowded (kind of nice). We had a small crowd on the bus, nothing overwhelming- I think 13 of us. Got to the port in decent time- but then waited for a while to board(don't know?). Trip across the strait was good- not an overly crowded boat. LISTEN To instructions... your guide probably has an accent (not Amer.)- hard to understand. I WOULD recommend that VIATOR print out instructions and hand them out to its customer visitors. You can get easily mixed up on what to do. DO NOT stray from your group/guide. Don't get side-tracked w/ local peddlers trying to sell you stuff. ALSO- we began to believe that Viator must have some agreement with the Rug guy and the Oil guy. I bought a little pair of leather slipper shoes from the rug guy- later saw the same ones on the street at a lower Euro price than I bargained for. Also, the Oil guy told our group that the ounce size would go through the airport security. There is NO quantity marking on the bottle package. The Malaga airport security took my small bottle for these reasons. HOWEVER- depends who you get, my girlfriend was able to get thru with hers. SO, be careful about purchasing from the Oil guy. Overall, I liked the trip, even though it was a very long day. Most is traveling to and from, but I knew that and it didn't discourage me. I was thrilled to step onto the African continent. The tour of the city by bus was informative- seeing different culture sections. The camel rides have a lot to be desired- but was cheap, only 2 Euros (very small camels). I didn't bother. The lunch restaurant was great, Loved the Moroccan Mint Tea at the end of the meal. I was glad I did this, it was a great experience- would probably not do it again. If you are in the southern Spain region, i would say to go if you have some time. I would NOT take small kids on this tour- too easy to lose people. You really have to pay attention & be aware of your safety and surroundings. Use your head- overall, it was great.
Great time
Lavonne V, Nov 2019
Our tour guide was great, helpful and went out of his way to answer questions. Very much enjoyed the camel ride and going through the open market
Nice Tanger, poor guide and visit
burespcz, Oct 2019
The trip was organized by local spanish travel agency. First 3 hours were devoted to the picking up of touritst from Malaga to Estepona resorts. Then the crossing of the Gibraltar straits. Spanish guide served rather as steward giving only main information about the region etc. But he was very helpful with marrocain passport administration. The local tour was very very poor - starting with "camel stop" - miserable attraction with some camels on tarmac - you could get on paying 2 Euros. Then "traditional" marrocain lunch in a drove approach restaurant. There were two visits in shops with a specific manifestation of local products (carpets and perfums). Local guide was very poor - no historic information about the city of Tanger, no remarkable stories etc. And over-all presence of the group of importune vendor which was following the group of tourists. I would not recommend
The tour take a lot time in way and time to see Tangier was very short
Wanderer60430231990, Oct 2019
Tangier is very beautiful city,camels,beautiful views, Tangier bazaar,but one day tour is to short because much time take a way
Book a private tour- bypass this!
Inspire579306, Sept 2019
Pros: -We got to say we were in Africa -Neat experience in Morocco Cons: -This tour did not do a thorough job of explaining the day's itinerary. This amounted to a 14+ hour day. -We arrived for the ferry 2 hours before we needed to board. There was no reason for this. We were told to be ready for a 7am pick up only to sit around and wait. -The security checks for Spain going to and from Morocco were fine, but Morocco has some major catching up to do to get themselves into the 21st century. 6 check in's total throughout the day, and 4 of the 6 were repetitive, unnecessary procedures. No one checked your purses, and the body scanners were a joke! -Passports were of course a must when traveling to other countries, but to look at them 6 times?... why?! -We were given slips to show we paid for round trip on the ferry. Many people had to wait in line while the ferry was headed to Morocco just to show a slip and have our passports scanned... again. -Our precious slips were not collected on the way back to Spain. Why have them if you're not going to check for them? -The tour guide going to Morocco and back was nice enough, but many times we were told we were headed somewhere only to sit around for an hour or two in the middle of nowhere. Much longer day than expected or necessary. The Moroccan tour guide would come and go when he wanted, and leave us alone for an hour or so. -Tour guide who took over and showed us Morocco was a JOKE!! Our first part of the tour was to the market. We briefly went through the market to head to lunch. The tour guide told the restaurant owner that we didn't have time for lunch, and made the waitstaff rush to serve our food and beverages. Many did not have enough time to eat. Lunch was not until after 2pm, so it made for a long day for those who had not eaten that morning. ****DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING WHEN IN MOROCCO UNLESS ITS SEALED BOTTLED WATER!!! Even the cooked food made using Moroccan water made us sick the next day. -If you think Morocco will be like the movie Aladdin, guess again. So many people following us and waiting for us while on our tour trying to sell us magnets, plastic toys, hats and scarves. They touched you, got in your face, and were very pushy. Your only relief was moving into a building for the next part of the tour only to deal with pushy store staff. -This was NOT a tour. This was a way for pushy store owners and staff to sell their products and force you to feel you had to buy to make them go away.
Not worth it
Juan_G, Sept 2019
This is the first time a Viator tour disappoints us; for starters, we had to get up at 4:30 am to be picked up at a meeting point at 5:30 am, which would have been just fine if once at the ferry station, we hadn't had over two hours to kill because our ferry was scheduled to depart at 1:00 pm, even though there were two more ferries departing before ours, having arrived a bit before 11:00 am. The ferry ride was fine and fast but once in Morocco, we were taken by bus to visit the wealthy neighborhoods of the city, which have no cultural or historical interest whatsoever, we didn't visit any monuments, historical sites or the advertised Caves of Hercules, which were part of the tour (weather permitting) , and it was a beautiful clear day. We stopped in the parking lot of a club in a nice neighborhood, where three camels were waiting for us to give us very short rides of about 100 meters and back; I was on top of a camel for less than three minutes, on a parking lot of a club! not exactly the place where you would picture yourself riding a camel. The guide was nice but very hard to understand neither in English or Spanish. After the "bus tour" we were taken to lunch to a typical Moroccan restaurant, which was fairly good but not very generous. After lunch, we were taken to the market, led as a group into a three story store for shopping, but the prices were outrageously expensive. Afterwards, we were led to a "Moroccan Pharmacy" where a guy in a white coat gave us a presentation of sorts on natural products and tried to sell us stuff. After that, we were led again into a small square and given 30 minutes of free time to shop around. We went back to Spain at 5:00 pm and arrived in our hotel at 11: 00 pm. I was expecting a lot more of a cultural experience
Not my thing
Raymond_T, Sept 2019
This was more of an ordeal to be paid for than something I would willingly do again, I'm afraid. Just not my thing. Traveled from Malaga so a 5:30am start followed by over 4 hours coach with multiple pickups to get to the ferry port. No scenery, as we were traveling in the dark. no commentary either, silence all the way. Then, we had a 2 hour wait standing around at a small, crowded ferry building. Ferry left at 12pm, but once on the ferry we had to wait in a single long line for another 30 mins to get our passports stamped. On arrival in Tangier, we boarded another coach, but the guide made us move seats so that one group could sit together. This we did even though we only had 15 minutes ride to our stop. Overly fussy. After a brief stop to see some camels, we were shepherded into a carpet and souvenir store and not allowed to leave the building until we had dutifully visited all 3 floors and been through a carpet sales pitch. I tried to go outside, but was told to get back in. Then, through the narrow streets being harassed by everyone to buy more stuff, a stop for lunch (which was good) and into a spice store for another sales pitch. That was it in Tangier. We got no history, no culture, just sales pitches. I've heard of companies doing this when they try to sell you a timeshare - paid for accommodation and trip, but you have to go to a presentation. Here, we paid for the trip, and had to sit through 2 presentations and 9 hours of a bus ride. Back onto the coach, back to the ferry for a 5pm departure, then back along the same route in the dark to Malaga, getting there at 11.30pm. It's put me off going on a coach tour ever again. If you're looking for carpets, spices and souvenirs then this is a trip for you, but I have to say I hated it, and couldn't wait to get back to my hotel. Awful.
Tangier Morocco Day Trip from Costa del Sol
Y5673AJpatrickm, Aug 2019
Our trip to Tangier, Morocco was rescheduled due to a religious ceremony conflict. However, the trip was well worth taking. We enjoyed the bus ride around the area explaining the many sites and making stops at various points along the way (the caves of Hercules was my personal favorite). The guides were knowledgeable and fluent in many languages. My most memorable experience was riding a camel on the African continent. It is a long day and customs takes a long time, but again, well worth the effort. Thank you Julia tours for your part in making memories that will last a lifetime. Lori
Way too fast
Philipp_K, Aug 2019
The tour guide pushed us through the city it was way too fast. Book at least a 1 night stay in Tanger! Well organized, though!
One day in Tangeri
aferrero0505, Aug 2019
Very nice trip: we had the possibility to experience Marocco on a short time. Pacho, the guide, was outstanding!
Great Day in Morocco
Alexis C, July 2019
My friends and I really enjoyed our day trip to Morocco. The day started very early with a wakeup call at 4am and we meet at our pickup spot in Málaga at 5:30am. The drive to Tarifa was peaceful and our guide, Frank, told us a lot about the history of Tarifa and Tangier toward the end of the ride. When you go through customs and get on the ferry, make sure you rush to the front because it takes forever to get cleared on the ferry. The first part of our day in Morocco was amazing. We drove around and learned about the city, saw where the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean meet, rode camels, saw a cave, and ate delicious Moroccan food. After lunch is where I wish the tour was a little different. They took us to a rug store where the people who worked there pitched us their rugs and harrassed us in the store trying to get us to buy things. Then we went to a moroccan oil place and had another sales pitch and felt pressured into buying things. It was only nice because we got to sit but otherwise it felt very forced and I would have rather gotten to walk around and explore more. Getting back was a mess because the ferry was not there when we were so we had to wait and then it took forever to leave. We didn't get back to Málaga until 10:45pm so just know that it is more than a 13-hour day. Morocco was very neat though and it was very special to visit a new continent in one day!
Interesting-but not entertainment
Dan O, June 2019
The tour ended up 18 hours due to 4-5 hour bus ride from Malaga each way because of all the pickups. Guide during Spain trip was difficult to understand and not very informative.Tanger portion guide was better but lacked purpose in old town except for shops tours where they tried to sell us stuff. Interesting to see but not very entertaining
Fun day
Stephen_S, Mar 2019
A worthwhile experience. Ride the ferry to Africa. Experience a tase of Berber and Moorish culture, ride a camel and shop for a rug or other souvenirs. Trip was fun and the food with cultural experience were good. However we were totally profiled and my wife left with a "Moroccan, " of questionable petagree (possibly made in China) rug. Yes, some of the vendors are "agressive" ( I had one following me onto the bus. Thats part of the "excitement." Still a fun experience and at least we have some interesting stories to tell.

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