Tangier Holidays

Tangier, Morocco, is an exotic mix of North African, Spanish and French influences, which resulted in years as a chaotic city under joint international control (until the 1950s) and a conglomeration of expats and refugees. Tangier was also one of the world's first gay resorts, a favourite of playwright Tennessee Williams. Today, the busy port keeps ... Read more
the blood of Tangier pumping, ferrying in Europeans daily and regularly welcoming cruise ships to the point of necessitating a second port designated for commerce only. Wandering the streets of the medina (old town) and sampling street food like chick pea cakes and stopping off for a mint tea are likely to give a much more interesting picture of Tangier than the usual attractions like monuments.

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Things to see and do in Tangier

  • Tangier
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  • Medina
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Top Tangier restaurants

  • Cafe Abderrahman
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    Art & Design Lovers

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Tangier is a lively city with mixed cultural heritage due to its proximity to Europe. It is the gateway to Morocco and to Africa since it's just a short ferry ride from Spain. It is bounded by both the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. The port though is not for those with heavy luggages or for the physically challenged as there are no elevators or escalators.

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If I were to give a star for all the best experiences in Morocco that Aziz Tours arranged & provided, I’d have to give more than five but here are some of the areas in which the company excelled. Our guide: energetic, knowledgeable, entertaining, a real mensch. Sidi-Baba, provided a wealth of information on the history of Tangier, the various sites we saw, and past and current challenges that Morocco is facing. As you engage in converstaion with Sidi-Baba, you realize that there is no topic that his mind hasn’t embraced. He is a travel guide sent from sky! Special events: I celebrated my birthday in Tangier and told AzizTours that I wanted to do something memorable, Sidi, made sure that these were addressed. Planning and execution: AzizTours email: aziztour@gmail.com planned a customized itinerary with us, one that was executed seamlessly and comfortably (thanks largely to Sidi-Baba’s spacious van and excellent shock absorbers and to Sidi’s ability to anticipate and circumvent traffic). All of the details that can make or break a trip were meticulously thought out!

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our private guide Jamal in Tangier-Morocco arranged by Meriam by email: Tangiertour@gmail.com was a fun, friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating guide for our party of four. He volunteered to pre-purchase our ferry tickets which was very helpful.

He met us at the ferry terminal and shuttled us to all of the best sites in the Tangier area. We got a real feel for the city; we visited the Cave of Hercules and the point where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. We had a full and fulfilling day!!!

We give Jamal the highest reviews! He was super while we were with him and also very responsive and helpful while making the arrangements. A guide is a must while visiting Tangier and Jamal is the best!

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Amazing day trip ,a chance to dip your toe in the full on Morrocan experience of the souk, camels etc


Tangier is a great day trip from southern Spain. It is easy to catch a ferry from the port of Tarifa and you are in Tangier within an hour. Be sure to visit the the medina (old city).


Tangier has a unique blend of history and modernity, and its port make it the meeting point of different cultures, languages and people.

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Compared with the imperial cities farther south, Tangier doesn't seem so traditional or steeped in history--but that's part of what makes it interesting. Its 20th-century history is what's intriguing, and there are bits of it everywhere--weird old bars that harbored spies and that sort of thing. A lot of people complain about the hustle of Tangier, but I didn't find it so terrible--people usually take no for an answer, and I wandered around pretty aimlessly and alone without much trouble. I liked Tangier for its border-town mix of people and languages and styles. You feel like you're on the edge here...

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Ciutadella de Menorca

Without a doubt, Morocco is a country with great charm, the land of the setting sun charms you, an unforgettable experience that will not leave you indifferent...
We organize unique, original, cultural and exotic travels around Morocco, with us, Sahara Expedition 4 X 4, you will discover the charms of this so magical country, fall in love with his people and you will know what the conventional tourist does not perceive.
We will be beside you for everything that you need, we customize your trip if you wish, our priority is to make the trip to suit you.
Our travel aims to make all those travelling with us, enjoy the most of the surroundings, landscapes, people and its gastronomy. For all this we choose in Morocco always different routes to the classics and of difficulty suitable for all levels
We have a variety of accommodations available. You will be hosted in place that go further to suit you, depending on your budget and your needs, so can stay you in 3, 4, or 5 star hotels or in marvelous Ryads.
We invite you to discover the beauty and charm of Morocco with us.


Tangier is fascinating rich in colours + textures,,it really has an exotic feel about it and you barter for everything at the markets, but beware pickpockets,there is a lot of poverty in this area and the food hygiene is not what British or American people will be used to, so stock up on gastro products beforehand and don't go wandering around alone,this is not the safest of places particularly for young western females,it's also wise to remember its a muslim community so remember to cover your ankles neck,breasts etc,men should also not walk around topless

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An amazing city full of life! I loved it! Tangier is full of history, fun, and loads of mint tea. If you really want to have fun stay in the Medina so you can experience all of the fun right outside your door. Be sure to take a camel ride, go to Hercules' Footprint, and barter for everything!