Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Tangier, Morocco Day Trip from Costa del Sol submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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Our tour of Morocco was very well organized and informative. Both the Spanish and Moroccan guides were very good. We learnt a lot. It was nice to see all of the scenery.The lunch was delicious.
The street vendors were very annoying, but that is how life is there.
I am glad we made the trip to be ale to say we were in Morocco. However, we like to be able to "saunter" a bit as we are walking through an area. We did a "walking" tour through the Kasba at a very fast pace. Because we stopped to buy a couple of souvenirs we lost the direction of the group. We were found, but a moment of panic. Rather than spending so much time at the carpet sales pitch or the spice sales pitch we would much rather have had time to stroll through the area being able to stop and look.
Perhaps the group could be divided to allow for both activities.
The Guide and the local guides were very good.
We are finding the groups very large and the tour did not allow time to really "see" things.Reviewed by: Wendy N, October 2013
My husband and I enjoyed our day-long outing to Morocco. We were picked up early in the morning at a hotel just down the street from our resort. The bus ride and ferry were both comfortable. Morocco is such an interesting location and such interesting history. Our guide in Morocco, Prof. Hossain, was very knowledgeable and provided a great narration during our tour. I was a little disappointed at the aggressiveness of the vendors and our guide's lack of intersession on our behalf; even though it appeared he knew most of the people with whom we came in contact. Our lunch was very tasty and the musicians at the restaurant were also very entertaining. Later in the day, our Spanish guide, Pedro, was having an argument with the Moroccan driver in front of all the passengers. We felt this was very unprofessional. At the end of our tour we were dropped off at a bus stop-- on the other side of the freeway from the hotel at which we were picked up. We were forced to walk through an underground tunnel to get to the correct side of the freeway and then walk past the hotel to our resort. In the end we felt we were placed in an unsafe environment.Reviewed by: Rosalia R, November 2013
The guide on the 2 hour bus ride to the ferry visited with the driver and didn’t provide any information about the sites along the route or the inhabitants. It would have been nice know something about the area and its people. Consequently, we assumed the guide’s sole purpose was to gather the participants and get them to the ferry.
If you take this tour, make sure you brush up on your Moroccan history. Our guide in Tangiers seemed to have a mission to show us the Persian rugs and Moroccan herbs and spices (that we could purchase, of course). Once we got to Tangiers, we plowed along like sheep following our guide along the narrow streets to the entrance to the Kasbah. Here, for the first time, he gathered us and informed us we were at the entrance gate to the Kasbah and that’s all. (The Kasbah, incidentally, is located high on a hill in Tangier with some good views of the ocean. The old Sultan's palace ((built in the 17th Century)) lies within the Kasbah's walls, is known as Dar El Makhzen and is now a museum that houses fine examples of Moroccan art. This we found out after the tour.) Then we hot-footed it over to a rug merchant for a well-orchestrated and choreographed hard sell presentation. Lunch was good, but hurried as the herb and spice merchant was next. And yes, you guessed it; this was another well-orchestrated and choreographed presentation. All in all, the tour was enlightening, but not very informative or enjoyable
If this would be the only chance to get to Tangiers, or get that official stamp in your passport, then the 2 hours spent driving and picking up participants at their hotels then 2 more driving hours delivering back at the end of the day, then by all means take the tour. One very plus side is the one hour ferry ride has other tour groups aboard and you are bound to meet some very interesting folks.
Tour company did not pick us up at our hotel. They had us meet them at McDonalds at a bus stop. It was still dark. When we got to Taniger it was very hard to lesson to the Gide for all the men shoving items in our face, trying to sell them.Reviewed by: robbie, October 2013