Tangier, the port city, only 20 miles away from Spain has long been a refuge for European expats, attracted by a libertine spirit that lasted for thirty years. It still emanates a certain sex appeal, the Morocco exotism demonstrates its chanting appeal to international travelers. Nostalgy and avant-garde play together in Tangier; iconic cafés and tiny shops contrast with a first-class marina and the second logistics port of Africa.
White perched houses overlooking the seafront, Tangier is a labyrinthine medina with sneaky tiny streets, a lively and impressive food market and Moorish rich flavors coming out at every step.
Undeniably, everyone first timer in Tangier craves for visiting the Blue Pearl. Chefchouen, in its blue allure since the 15th century will make the perfect day trip. The same happens with Asilah, the fortress fishing town where only foot traffic is allowed offers an extraordinary creative impulse. Definitely, an art lovers destinations with galleries spread all over the town, and it is great for shopping towels, striped rugs, and bedspreads hanging and exposed all over.
Celebratory food is an intrinsic episode of this journey, and you will discover traditions reflected on the different varieties of tagine, fish preparations, and bread. Moroccan recipes are proud secrets embedded in families, transferred by word of mouth from generation to generation and unrevealed.
Find yourself at the crossroads of two continents, two seas and two motions.
Tangier - Asilah - Cap Estel - Tangier
Tangier - Chefchaouen - Tetouan - Tangier
Tangier - Tarifa - Ronda
IDEAL LENGTH: 4 NIGHTS ✧ WHEN TO GO: ALL YEAR ROUND
CROSSING THE STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR
Early departure to Tarifa’s harbor to embark on the ferry to Tangier, Morocco. In less than an hour you’ll cross the Strait of Gibraltar and find yourself in Africa.
Might you arrive in a flight, our driver will gently welcome you and take you to your hotel.
Upon arrival, explore the city with our expert local guide, you’ll fall in love. Did you know Tangier was from 1923 to 1956 an international city? During the 1930s, the city became a center for espionage and a strategic point on trade routes due to its location by the Strait of Gibraltar. Discover and exciting history full of charm and intrigues.
After the tour, ready for a nice Moroccan lunch before heading to the hotel. Freshen-up, and don’t forget to book a hammam session.
Free evening, we will suggest some options or you decide to stay at the hotel.Breakfast
Luxury Boutique hotel, Tangier
MOROCCAN COOKING CLASS
No rush, turn on the slow mode. We propose a lovely cooking class today, that will include a visit to the food market, making your own Moroccan bread and preparing a tajine to master the use if spices. Simple, authentic and fun.
Free evening.Breakfast, lunch
Luxury Boutique hotel, Tangier
Today explore the western coastal area of Tangier. You’ll go to Asilah, the Blue City of northern Morocco, a lovely fortified fishing town 20 miles from Tangier. White house, pastel colors and lots of arts boutiques, this photogenic medina on the Moroccan coast will captivate you at first sight. The Bab El Bhar gate (gate of the sea) is one of the main entrances to the medina, and welcoming you there is a busy fruit market. Behind its threshold we immerse ourselves in a dizzying flow of time: cars, no motorcycles, and no nods to the technical 21st century. With illustrated neighbors, art is very present in Asilah, there are several galleries, cultural centers and artists who seek refuge and inspiration under the shelter of its walls - Paul Bowles himself had a house here.
After lunch in the best restaurant, on the way back to Tangier you will stop in Cap Espartel and the Cave of Hercules, an intriguing cave complex steeped in myths and legends. The lighthouse at Cape Espartel is illuminating the strait for more than a century and a half. The cape is also special because the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meet. Along with Cape Malabata, at the other side, Espartel constitutes one of the most recognizable geographical points around Tangier.
Free evening on your last night in Tangier.Breakfast
Luxury Boutique hotel, Tangier
CHEFCHAOUEN, THE BLUE CITY
Ready for an exciting road trip of exploration in northern Morocco. Head to Chefchaouen - or Chaouen, as it’s sometimes called -nestled in the Riff mountains, an outrageously picturesque blue-walled city. Settled in the 15th century, Chefchaouen has been home to Moorish and Jewish populations, now it is an artsy, bucolic charming city.
After lunch, on the way back to Tangier, stop by Tetouan, one could say it is almost an extension of the last white towns of Cádiz. Coquettish Tetouan is the best kept secret in Morocco and without a doubt an infallible claim for all lovers of the most chic bohemian and virgin beaches. The reason for its nickname the "white dove", lies on the immaculate whitewashed of its Medina and the unmistakable merengue tone of the 20th century Spanish buildings, which abound in the new part of the city, and once again recall the ties that unite us. Enjoy walking through six centuries of history in one day across this faithfully preserved medina off the Moroccan tourist circuit.
Last free evening in Tangier.Breakfast, lunch
Luxury Boutique hotel, Tangier
END OF JOURNEY
Today, private transfer to the airport, the harbor or to next destination if you decided to extend your sejour in Morocco or unwind for a few days in Tamouda Bay at Banyan Tree Hotel.Breakfast
This is an itinerary for your inspiration; the final route will be unique and tailor-made to your schedule, party details, objectives and travel personality. All private arrangements are quoted individually.
TELL US what you're looking for and we’ll make it happen!.
Price & Booking Terms
- Every journey is tailor-made to your trip dates.
- 4-Night accommodation on bed and breakfast basis in a curated hotels selection
- Lunches and dinners as stated in your final custom proposal
- Private cooking class in Tangier
- Private-guided tours of Tangier, Asilah & Cape Espartel, Chefchaouen & Tetouan
- Private Mercedes chauffeured transport throughout
- Restaurants bookings
- Airport private transfers
- All taxes
- International flights
- Ferry tickets round trip Tarifa-Tangier
- Personal purchases and expenses
- Travel insurance
We make every stay unique, where every detail counts. Therefore, we treat every request individually and we will present a curated selection of the properties that better suit your personality.
Every trip is quoted individually.
*Prices are in Euros
- At the time of reservation: 40% of journey cost per person
- 45 days before departure: Balance due
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
- Payment method: Bank transfer or major credit cards are accepted (Visa, American Express, Mastercard)
You were truly instrumental in making our trip fantastic. Truthfully, I wish I were still there.
Many thanks and looking forward to something we can plan together again in the future. Abrazos,
Your restaurant choices were all very good as well.
As for the sherry and bodega visits, those were even more impressive. We had such a terrific time and the experiences were very personalized.
Thank you so much for arranging special tastings for us. It was absolutely incredible.
Everyone we met were so kind and welcoming. We are Sherry wine fans for life!!
We signed up and took a chance, and were rewarded greatly. The happy group is a testament to not only your planning and professionalism, but your kindness as well.
Hands down, best tour trip ever 🙂
So grateful for the opportunity to get to know all of you!
The trip was amazing in all aspects. We were really impressed with everything. The hotel choices were wonderful, the locations were perfect, the guides were terrific and very knowledgeable. Your restaurant choices were all very good as well.
As for the sherry and bodega visits, those were even more impressive. We had such a terrific time and the experiences were very personalized. Thank you so much for arranging special tastings for us. It was absolutely incredible. Everyone we met were so kind and welcoming. We are Sherry wine fans for life!!
I was so impressed with everything you arranged and your promptness and professionalism. Dillon had a wonderful time and was very complimentary.
Thank you for everything.
With gratitude, Star
Thank you so much for this helpful list! Gary and I are still talking about what a great time we had on the trip to Spain and how much we enjoyed meeting you, Fernando and Felix. You did an amazing job and we so appreciated seeing Spain's beautiful cities, historical treasures and of course the wonderful food, wine and people!
Gary and I wanted to thank you again for your continued care and concern as we spent three additional days in Madrid with the Millars. You and Fernando were so nice to make sure all went well and to see us off when we finally had to depart.
We are wishing you all the best and a wonderful holiday season ahead,
We had a winderful time particularly thanks to your superb arrangements. We will return! Arrivederci Marco
All the private excursions that she arranged were excellent. At some point during every tour our guide received a message from our agent checking in on how everything was going. We felt very well taken care of during our honeymoon and very thankful for all the assistance Valeska provided in making this dream vacation come true.