Day trip

Morocco: Sightseeing Day Trip from Algeciras

4.7 / 5

3 reviews

Activity provider: Visitanddo.com

Morocco: Sightseeing Day Trip from Algeciras

Activity provider: Visitanddo.com

From US$ 105.06 per person

Cross the Strait of Gibraltar by ferry and discover new smells, flavors, and a culture that'll leave you inspired on a day trip to Morocco from Algeciras. Visit Tetouan, a traditional Moroccan city.

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Duration 12 hours
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Spanish, English

Experience

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in the sights, history, and culture of the wonderful Morocco
  • Visit the continent of Africa on one-day tour from Spain you're sure to remember
  • Savor a traditional Moroccan lunch paired with classic music and local delights
  • Visit local shops and a herbalist to watch a demonstration of herbal remedies
  • Snap some great photos of the colorful local market as you peruse for souvenirs
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Pickup according to the option chosen
  • Round-trip ferry from Algeciras to Ceuta
  • Local guide
  • Bus ride between Ceuta and Tetouan
  • Guided tour of Tetouan
  • Typical Moroccan lunch with live music
  • Drinks at lunch
  • Admission fees not mentioned
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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What to bring

  • Passport
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Open-toed shoes
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Passports are mandatory for all travelers to Morocco. (ID card is not valid)
  • Please check if you need a visa to visit Morocco at: https://www.consulat.ma/en/list-countries-whose-citizens-are-exempted-entry-visa-morocco. 
  • It is your responsibility to determine your requirements and eligibility to enter Morocco
  • If you are traveling with minors please provide all the necessary documents
  • The scheduled timetable of the ferry service does not depend on the activity provider and may be altered in the course of the activity
  • The time spent at the border between Spain and Morocco does not depend on the activity provider and may be altered in the course of the activity
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

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Pluses and minuses with this tour operator (Visitanddo.com/Rios). Very poor communication with operator as the bus with the other passengers arriving from Malaga were late and the first ferry was missed. We met at the port. The tour guide with the operator had very limited interaction with the guests. Once we arrived in Ceuta and Abdulla the Moroccan guide arrived, the tour was great. Changed the schedule to have lunch first due to the lateness of arriving. Very informative and passionate about sharing the history. The carpet vendor and pharmacy could have been skipped. An additional bathroom break should have been provided. It was 7 hours between the opportunity to find facilities. Due to a delay at the border crossings, we again missed our ferry (which is not in their control) and had to wait another 2.5 hours for the next one. Bus driver was kind and showed some sights and dropped off in Ceuta for dinner before returning us to the ferry port. Worth the hassles to experience Tetouan.

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November 1, 2022

It was a very pleasant day in which you visit a totally different country.

August 10, 2022

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!

August 23, 2022

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