Today, explore the vibrant city of Tangier starting right from your hotel. A panoramic drive showcases the diverse quarters that define the character of this enchanting Moroccan gem.
Begin by traversing the main street, where you'll find the charm of the French Quarter, with its alluring blend of European and Moroccan influences. The Spanish Quarter awaits, ready to unveil its rich heritage and intriguing architectural wonders. And don't miss the American Quarter, fondly known as small California, where a unique fusion of cultures can be experienced.
Our route leads past fascinating landmarks, each with its own story to tell. Catch a glimpse of the horse riding school, a testament to Tangier's equestrian traditions. Marvel at the oldest Golf course in Africa, a testament to the city's enduring love affair with the sport.
Relish the astonishing contrasts as we encounter the Christian cemetery and a place where the beloved game of cricket is played. A visit to the cats & dogs cemetery will evoke a sense of reverence for our four-legged companions.
Prepare for a breathtaking ascent up the mountain, where seven majestic palaces await. Behold the grandeur of the Government Palace, the Palace of the King of Morocco, and the Palace of the King of Saudi Arabia. These architectural marvels pay homage to the city's regal history.
Our next stop, Cap Spartel lighthouse, beckons with its awe-inspiring location where the vast Atlantic Ocean merges with the tranquil Mediterranean Sea. It's a sight that will leave you spellbound, capturing the essence of Tangier's natural beauty.
Continuing our journey along the Atlantic coast, we invite you to partake in a camel ride, an experience that evokes the spirit of the desert and offers a unique perspective of the city's picturesque surroundings.
Returning to the historical heart of Tangier, the Kasbah, Medina, and Markets await your exploration. Allow our knowledgeable local guide to lead you on a fascinating walking tour, unfolding the cultural tapestry of Tangier's past and present.
Perched atop the highest point in the city, the old Medina, known as the famous Kasbah, reveals its timeless allure. Within its 17th-century stone walls, the former Sultan's Palace, Dar el-Makhzen, reigns supreme, offering panoramic views of Tangier's bustling Medina. Take a leisurely stroll through the palace gardens and indulge in the museums of Antiquities and Moroccan Art, where treasures from the past await your discovery (Time permitting opening hours: 09:00 to 16:00).
Delve deeper into the Medina, where the pulse of Tangier beats strongest. Wander through its labyrinthine streets, gaining insight into the captivating blend of history and modern life. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Grand Socco and Mendoubia Park, where the city's vibrancy comes to life. And as you pass by the petit Socco, imagine the famous artists and writers such as Matisse, Camille Saint Saens, and Paul Bowles who once sought inspiration in the embrace of its charming small hotels.
After an enriching day of exploration, allow yourself a moment of tranquility and savor the delights of a refreshing mint tea in a local café. Let the flavors and aromas linger, as you reflect on the wonders of Tangier, a city that effortlessly intertwines the past and the present.