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Things to do in Tetouan's Medina

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From Málaga and Costa del Sol: Morocco Day Trip

1. From Málaga and Costa del Sol: Morocco Day Trip

Discover Moroccan culture and flavors on this day trip from Málaga and Costa del Sol. Visit the traditional Moroccan city of Tetouan, cross the Strait of Gibraltar by ferry, and see the Royal Palace or Khalifa Palace, the Archaeological Museum, and the Center of Modern Art. Meet your guide at the pickup point in Malaga and hop on the bus to Algeciras. During the trip, journey through Malaga and along the Costa del Sol while the guide tells you anecdotes and curiosities about Morocco. Arrive at Algeciras to board an express ferry. Sail for 60 minutes to Ceuta across the strait. Once in Ceuta, set foot on Moroccan soil and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city of Ceuta. Drive by the Royal Walls and the Moat of San Felipe. Take a scenic drive from Ceuta to Tetouan which lasts about half an hour. Arrive in Tetouan, take a pleasant walk with a local guide to see the most iconic areas of the city. In Hassan II Square you'll stop outside the Royal Palace or Khalifa Palace, the Archaeological Museum, and the Center of Modern Art. Stroll through the narrow streets of the old Jewish quarter or Mellah and see the Bengualid synagogue. The souk of Tetouan is a real journey through time that will allow you to get to know the work of its craftsmen. Continue through the Medina of Tetouan and be surrounded by the white walls and green doors of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop for lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant. Listen to live music while savoring cous cous and Arabic pastries. After lunch, stroll through the shopping area of Tetouan and visit some establishments for shopping and a typical Moroccan Herbalist with natural products to discover all the benefits of the properties of Argan Oil. At the time indicated by the guide, meet again for the return to Ceuta and embark to Algeciras to return to the pickup point in Algeciras. 

Morocco: Sightseeing Day Trip from Algeciras

2. Morocco: Sightseeing Day Trip from Algeciras

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.

From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Tetouan, Morocco

3. From Malaga and Costa del Sol: Day Trip to Tetouan, Morocco

Embark on a day trip to the Moroccan city of Tetouan, with pickup available from Malaga and other cities along the Costa del Sol. After pickup from various points along the Costa del Sol, meet your guide and travel to Algeciras for the 45-minute ferry ride across the strait of Gibraltar. Arrive in the Spanish city of Cueta, an enclave surrounded by Morocco. Pass through border control and cross into Tetouan. Spend about 5 hours in Tetouan with a local guide. Visit the most iconic streets of the city such as the old Jewish quarter of Mellah and areas such as Hassan II Square. You will also visit the souk of Tetouan and the Medina of Tetouan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After taking some time to purchase lunch, continue to the commercial area of Tetouan for some shopping. Afterward, you will visit a typical Moroccan Berber farmhouse. Afterward, return to Cueta for the journey back to Algeciras, and be dropped off in your original pickup location on the Costa del Sol.

From Costa del Sol: Tangier, Tetouan, or Asilah Private Tour

4. From Costa del Sol: Tangier, Tetouan, or Asilah Private Tour

Embark on a private cultural-day trip to Tangier, Tetouan, or Asilah. Choose which of these famous Moroccan cities to visit and enjoy a pickup and drop-off service from your accommodation in from Málaga, Marbella, Torremolinos, Benalmadena, or Fuengirola. Begin your tour with a trip to the ferry ports at Tarifa or Algeciras. Take the express ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar on your transfer to one of three chosen locations in Morroco.  Tangier: Begin a walking tour of a small colorful souk, seeing the dried fruits, vegetables, and spice markets. Discover the jewelers’ street and receive a full explanation of Moroccan wedding rituals before seeing the rich architecture of the Medina (Old Town) and the Kasbah (old fortress). Visit Cap Spartel, the impressive Palace of the Sultan, the Necropolis, and the caves of Hercules where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea mix waters. Stop at an Atlantic dune to take pictures before enjoying a coastal camel-ride.  Tetouan: Take a sightseeing tour through the old and modern towns. Explore a teeming souk where you can let your senses lead you on a feast of sights and sounds and do some shopping. Continue through to the Jewish quarter and Spanish quarters where highlights include Rivera Square and Spain Square. Be enthralled by the tales of this marvelous town's history as told by your guide.  Asilah: Drive to Asilah from Tangier and discover its splendor for yourself. Take a stroll through the narrow streets of the walled medina and regale, taking in the evidence of the former Portuguese occupation of the city. Marvel at the colorful murals adorning the medina walls and explore Moroccan craft shops on its streets. Purchase a unique souvenir from your visit, before returning to Malaga.

2 days From Tangier ; Chefchaouen, Asilah, and Tetouan

5. 2 days From Tangier ; Chefchaouen, Asilah, and Tetouan

Discover several of Morocco's main highlights on a trip from Tangier. Visit the charming towns of Asilah, Chefchaouen, and Tetouan on a tour with a private driver. Day 1: Tangier -- Asilah -- Chefchaouen Meet your driver in the morning and head to the promontory Cap Spartel to enjoy views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy an optional camel ride experience by the sandy Atlantic beach before visiting the Neolithic Caves of Hercules. Then, make your way to Asilah, a charming artistic and tranquil city. Stroll through the beautifully painted streets and visit the local harbor. Take a walk along the ramparts that were built by the Portuguese. Continue to the blue city of Chefchaouen in the late afternoon. Make your way to your accommodation and then stroll through the blue-painted streets leading to the Utta el-Hamam Square. Day 2: Chefchaouen -- Tetouan -- Tangier After having breakfast at your hotel/riad, spend the first part of the day exploring the beautiful Medina of Chefchaouen with a local guide. Visit the kasbah that was founded by Moulay Ali Ibn Rashid who used it as a base to fight against Portuguese invaders. Continue to the Ras el-Ma spring, where you can see local women washing clothes and rugs. Finish your tour at Utta el-Hamam Square and enjoy some mint tea while absorbing the local culture. In the afternoon, head to back toward Tangier while making a short stop at the UNESCO-listed Medina of Tetouan. Once back in Tangier, enjoy a 2-hour Kasbah and Medina walking tour. Drive through the Ville Nouvelle, which is divided into international districts according to the countries that took part in its rule when the city was an International Zone.

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What people are saying about Tetouan's Medina

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 56 reviews

The trip was an experience and has become accustomed. The guide was very good. A little like a teacher but he put in a lot of effort and explained everything very well. The only bad thing about the trip was the border clearance on the return trip. Wait 1.30 minutes and show your passports 4 times. That was a bit of an exaggeration. There's nothing like that even in the US, but that wasn't the tour company's fault. All in all a long day but enlightening. You should wear comfortable shoes because you have to walk a lot. In any case, recommended

I enjoyed this excursion a lot. It was well organised , excellent guides and very informative . We were shown the Medina , had an excellent lunch marrocoan style included in the price and It was simply smooth and enjoyable . Lots of time in the bus going from malaga to algeciras and from ceuta to tetuan but as I said the ferry ride and the guides were wonderful.I recommend this even if you are single as it was safe and caring .Thank you to the team for an excellent service

Excellent tour, very well coordinated... from the beginning. Very safe if you travel on your own, because the guides take great care of you and create a very close atmosphere among friends. Excellent Alex, the guide from Malaga and Abdul in Tetuán !!! I loved it !!!

We really liked the tour. The guide is a native of Morocco and explains everything very well, it is seen that he has a passion for what he does. You really know the culture and traditions because it takes you in the middle of local places that are not touristy.

We had a great day touring Morroco. We traveled by ferry from Algeciras. Alex met us at the ferry station, organized getting our tickets and getting us to the bus on the other side. Abdul was very knowledgeable and a great host of his hometown Tetuan.