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Departing from the Costa del Sol, you will go by bus to the port of Tarifa, the southernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula and the continental Europe. We will join the Fast Ferry in a 40-60 minutes boat trip to the port of Tangier. You will be captivated by the beautiful views, the tour escort will inform you about the schedule, the landscapes and the towns you will see on the way and will help you to complete the formalities for crossing the border.
On arrival in Tangier's port, we will take the coach with the local guide to Tangier city, we will join a sightseeing tour of the modern city in Tangier, where we will see among others, the Residence of the Governor, the Summer Residence of the King, the camels, etc. After the sightseeing tour, we will take you to the old town in Tangier for your guided walking tour through the Medina, the Kasbah and the Souk.
THE MEDINA is the oldest part of the city of Tanger. Its narrow and zigzagging streets, the houses that composit with their paintings and arabesque doors, the tangerines who live in it and the craft shops you can find there are well worth the visit to this city in northern Morocco. One of the most famous parts of the Medina is "Le Petit Socco" (the small souk), where the most common is to see the locals drinking mint tea or playing backgammon on the terraces of the cafes. This is a mandatory stop. The access gate to the Medina is the Great Souk (Place du 9 avril).
THE GREAT SOUK is a large market place in the old town of Tangier. The square, which underwent further developement in 2005, is particularly active during thge eveningswhen vendors put their extensive displays and sell a diversity of second-hand goods and fruitzas and spices in the square. The market is particularly colorful, and the female peasant sellers are known for their striped foutas and wide-brimmed straw hats. Nearby are the Forbes Museum of Tangier, the Anglican Church of St. Andrew (1894) and the Sidi Bou Abib Mosque (1917).
THE KASBAH Finally, to the west of Tangier is the Kasbah or "old city". Here, we will find narrow streets and typical Moroccan houses, in addition to the Dar el Makhzen, former palace of the governor. Built by order of Mulay Ismail in the seventeenth century, now houses the Museum of Moroccan Arts where you can see a variety of valuable objects.
After the guided walking tour, you will be escorted to a typical Moroccan restaurant where you will be able to taste the exotic Moroccan food (lunch is included in the tour but beverages are not included).
Afterwards, if the itinerary of the trip permits it, you will have the oportunity to visit a typical Bazaar where you can see how traditional Moroccan carpets are made, as well as traditional slippers, djellabas, leather objects, typical Moroccan handicraft. You will also visit a Barbary pharmacy, also called a spice shop, where the locals will show you the natural cosmetic products and the spices they use in the Moroccan cuisine.
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