It is one of the most fascinating cities I know. It’s steeped in phenomenal history, a rich food culture and curious intrigue. It’s so close to Vejer geographically but a million miles away in terms of a different culture. As an introduction to the Moroccan way of life, a day spent here is a must. It took me a little while to scratch beneath the surface and appreciate just how fascinating a city Tangiers actually is.
Why do I love Tangiers;
Although only 45-minutes away, as soon as you disembark the ferry, you are transported into another world. Instantly you will be struck by the hustle, bustle of people getting on with their daily life, the vibrant colours and scents of the spice souks, wafts of sweet mint tea being poured from glistening silver teapots, piles of fruit and vegetables opposite mounds of nougat and almond delicacies. Everywhere you look there is a feast for your senses. I just love it!
I have been travelling this route for years to buy spices, visit friends and for onward journeys in Morocco. My love for Morocco has grown so much that now I can even take you there for 1 day on my dedicated Moroccan 3 day cooking course based in Vejer or for a 9 night culinary tour all over Morocco!
What to expect;
The very best way to experience Tangiers is with a pre-booked local guide who will be waiting for you as soon as you clear customs. I have been working with the same guides for years and can assure you will be in great hands. Arranging this private tour through me, you will experience a cultural, not a carpet-shopping tour. I will provide you with my exceptionally well-researched list of places to visit, what to eat and what to look out for, as well as talking you through all the aspects of travelling to make sure your journey is hassle-free. There will be time for shopping of course!
If you want to stay overnight in Tangiers, I can recommend my favourite hotels and where to find a reviving G&T!
What do people say;
“Abdul, our guide, was absolutely fantastic. He took us to so many places and is so insightful. I cannot begin to describe how amazing this was. It was absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much Annie”
Stephanie D, Madison, Wisconsin, USA March 2018
“Thank you very much for organising our trip to Tangier. All a great success and Aziz was charming and lunch was out of this world! We probably needed a bit more time in the souk, but they can always go back another time! “Family Diamond, UK June 2017