... from Tarifa ..."the South of Spain"... to Tétouan.
Situated in North Africa and only 9 miles away from Spain (just a short ferry ride away), was of particular importance in the Islamic period, from the 8th century onwards, since it served as the main point of contact between Morocco and Andalusia. After the Reconquest, the town was rebuilt by Andalusian refugees who had been expelled by the Spanish. This is well illustrated by its art and architecture, which reveal clear Andalusian influence. Although one of the smallest of the Moroccan medinas,
Tétouan is unquestionably the most complete and it has been largely untouched by subsequent outside influences. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit this city in the African continent and discover the Arabian and Andalusian culture! It will be an experience that you will never forget!
STARTING DATES OF THE TOUR:
- every day.
FINAL PRICE PER PERSON:
115 Euros (minimum of 2 persons).
105 Euros (3 persons or more).
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
- Fast ferry tickets Tarifa - Tangier - Tarifa (35 minutes).
- Private transportation in grand taxi.
- Local guide for the visit.
- Moroccan lunch in a local restaurant.
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Insurance cancellation fees, however this is available for purchase.
- Beverages of the meal must be paid directly to the waiters.
FAST FERRY SCHEDULE:
TARIFA - TANGIER: 9.00 AM
TANGIER - TARIFA: 6:00 PM (*local time)
... arrival to Tarifa at about 8:00 PM
*The time written in this program is local time. Please keep in mind that Morocco´s time is two hours behind Spain in summer and one hour behind in winter.
8:30 AM - Presentation at the port of Tarifa. You will get the boarding cards.
9:00 AM - Fast ferry leaves to Morocco. Do not forget to stamp your passport at the desk of the police during the journey in the ferry.
Upon arrival you will meet the driver and the transportation to Tétouan where we will meet our local guide.
Guided visit in the Medina. The Medina of Tétouan developed on the steep slopes of the Jebel Dersa. In the Islamic period it had particular importance from the 8th century onwards since it served as the point of connection between Morocco and Andalusia. After the Reconquest, the town was rebuilt by refugees in this region who had been expelled by the Spanish. This is well illustrated by its art and architecture which reveal clear Andalusian influence. It is one of the smallest of the Moroccan medinas but indisputably the most complete and the majority of its buildings have remained untouched by subsequent outside influences. The Medina of Tétouan is surrounded by a historic wall of approximately 5 km in length and accessed by means of seven gates. The urban layout is characterised by main streets linking the gates to one another and giving access to open spaces (squares and smaller squares) and public buildings such as funduqs, mosques, zawayas and to the artisan and commercial districts, and on the other hand to smaller lanes leading to passages and semi-private residential areas. A true synthesis of Moroccan and Andalusian cultures, the historic town of Tétouan presents urban and architectural features that have influenced the architectural and artistic development during the period of the Spanish Protectorate. The town of Tétouan is famous for its school of arts and crafts (Dar Sanaa) and its National Institute of Fine Arts which testify to an ancestral tradition and an opening onto the world today.
Lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch we will go back by grand taxi to the port of Tangier.
5:00 PM (*local time) - Depart in fast ferry to Tarifa.
8:00 PM - Arrival to Tarifa.
Obligatory to bring your passport to participate on this tour.