Rif, North Morocco

Rif, North Morocco

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Tetuan, Tangier and Chef-Chaouèn are three inevitable points of interest on any visit to Morocco, where you begin to understand and know the idiosyncrasies of its people and their culture.

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Tetuan, Tangier and Chef-Chaouèn are three inevitable points of interest on any visit to Morocco, where you begin to understand and know the idiosyncrasies of its people and their culture.

The cities we are going to visit are located in the northern part of the African continent, at the northern end of Morocco. Peeking over the strait that separates Europe from Africa, there are three of the most important cities in the country, where you can still find reminiscences as a Spanish protectorate.

Tetuan, Tangier and Chef-Chaouèn are three inevitable points of interest on any visit to Morocco, where you begin to understand and know the idiosyncrasies of its people and their culture.

Departure dates 2020 Malaga / Seville / Cádiz / Algeciras

January 17, 24, 31

February 7, 14, 21

March 6, 13, 20, 27

April 3, 17, 24

May 8, 15, 22, 29

June 5, 12, 19, 26

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

August 7, 14, 21, 28

September 4, 11, 18, 25

October 2, 16, 23

November 6, 13, 20, 27

December 11, 18

PRICES

From Malaga 190 €
From Seville 195 €
From Cadiz 195 €
From Algeciras 150 €

PLACE AND TIME OF DEPARTURE

SEVILLA – PLAZA DE CUBA – 14,15 PM

JEREZ – ROTONDA MINOTAURO – 15,30 PM

CÁDIZ – PLAZA SEVILLA (FRENTE A ADUANAS) –  16,00 PM

MÁLAGA – PARADA BUS JUNTO A AYUNTAMIENTO – 15,00 PM

TORREMOLINOS – SUPERMERCADO NOCHE Y DÍA – 15,20 PM

BENALMÁDENA – PLAZA SOLYMAR (24 HRS) – 15,35 PM 

ARROYO DE LA MIEL – RENFE PARADA TAXIS – 15,45 PM

FUENGIROLA – CENTRO PARADA BUS UNICAJA JUNTO A ESTACIÓN AUTOBUSES – 16,00 PM

CALAHONDA – PARADA BUS BBVA – 16,15 PM

MARBELLA – PARADA BUS ESCALERAS ACCESO ESTACIÓN AUTOBUSES – 16,30 PM

SAN PEDRO – PARADA BUS EN N-340 JUNTO A ESTACIÓN AUTOBUSES – 16,40 PM

ESTEPONA – PARADA BUS ESTADIO FRANCISCO MUÑOZ PÉREZ – 16,50 PM

ALGECIRAS – PUERTO MOSTRADOR INFORMACIÓN  – 17,30 PM

PROGRAME

1

FRIDAY

. DEPARTURE FROM THE MEETING POINT TO ALGECIRAS
· ARRIVAL IN ALGECIRAS AND BOARDING
· ARRIVAL IN CEUTA
· MOROCCO DEPARTURE (TETUAN)
· ARRIVAL AT THE HOTEL
· DINNER AT THE HOTEL (INCLUDED)
· BREAK

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Departure, according to schedule and meeting point planned for each city.

We continue to the port of Algeciras where we will board the ferry towards Ceuta on a journey of approximately 1 hour.
Arrival at the port of Ceuta, boarding the bus that awaits us with an official guide and departure direction to the border of Morocco where passports are sealed.

It is important to keep in mind that we are in Africa, a different world, therefore everything is different than usual.
After sealing the passports and distributing them, the trip to the first Tetuan city will continue. It is important to take into account the change of schedule with respect to Spain. During the spring, summer and part of the autumn months the time difference is two hours less than in Spain.
On the way from the border to Tetuan we will be accompanied by a guide that gives general information about the country, culture, religion and customs.

Arrival at the hotel in Tetuan about 9:00 pm in Morocco and welcome reception.
Entrance to the dining room where dinner is served, during which the forms for room delivery are filled out.
The rooms are generally double, although in some cases you can opt for triple or single rooms, the latter with prior payment of a supplement of € 12 / person and night.

The Hotel is located on the outskirts of the city of Tetuan, so it is recommended that students take the time after dinner to rest and prepare for the next day.

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SATURDAY

08:00 BREAKFAST (included)
09:00 DEPARTURE AND VISIT TO THE OLD MEDINA (TETUAN)
· TYPICAL MOROCCO LUNCH WITH LIVE MUSIC AND SHOW (INCLUDED)
· TANGER DEPARTURE

. VISIT TO THE CAVES OF HERCULES, CAMELLOS AND CABO ESPARTEL
· TANGER DEPARTURE. FREE TIME IN THE OLD TOWN
· BACK TO THE HOTEL
· DINNER (Included)
· BREAK

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On Saturday morning breakfast is served at 8:00 and at 9:00 you leave the hotel, towards the city center to begin the visit to the Medina and make the currency exchange.
Medina means “ancient city” and is located in the upper part of the city surrounded by a century-old seven-door wall. The Medina is a fantastic labyrinth of narrow streets, full of sound, smells, flavors and colors where people come and go to make their purchases, there we find people from the Rif mountains dressed in their typical straw hats and colored tassels and their “futas” or striped blankets that women use as a pareo, people who go down to the souk to sell their products daily, such as vegetables, fruits or birds and thus acquire other necessities that are lacking in the mountains such as Tea, sugar, oil or fuel.

During the entire visit to the medina that lasts approximately 3 hours, the groups are accompanied by a local guide who gives explanations in both Spanish and English, as well as an assistance staff that is always pending the group .
At the end of the visit of the medina, a sample of handicrafts and carpets from the country is offered in a bazaar where the different manufacturing techniques and models of carpets and kilims are explained. Lunch takes place in a typical Moroccan restaurant, where you will taste the most characteristic dishes of native cuisine such as harera, couscous, kebab and mint tea accompanied by pastry.

After lunch, departure to Tangier always accompanied by a local guide, in a journey of approximately one hour, and panoramic tour of the city.
Tangier is a cosmopolitan city, where cultures are mixed and where even today you can see the Spanish colonial roots and the different influences that have shaped their personality for centuries.

After visiting the center of the town, you reach Cape Espartel, a point from which you can clearly see the coast of Spain and the fantastic beaches of Tangier as well as the meeting point between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

Upon our return we pass through an important residential area where the villas and palaces of some personalities are located, including those of his Majesty Mohamed VI, King of Morocco or King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, then we will visit the old town of Tangier.


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SUNDAY

7:00 BREAKFAST (Included)
8:00 DEPARTURE TO CHEF- CHAOUEN
· ARRIVAL AND VISIT CHEF- CHAOUEN
· FREE TIME
· Lunch included)
· DEPARTURE TO CEUTA
· ARRIVAL AND CEUTA SHIP
· ARRIVAL IN ALGECIRAS (“MEETING POINT”)

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On Sunday morning breakfast is served at the hotel from 7:00 am and leaves in the direction of Chef-Chaouèn at 8:00 am.

After a journey of approximately 1 hour and crossing a beautiful landscape of mountains, we arrive at Chef-Chaouèn, a quiet and cozy town with white and indigo streets. With a local guide the town is crossed by the old medina. There is an hour and a half of free time after the visit and until lunch time in a typical Moroccan restaurant at 12:00.

After lunch return to Ceuta and arrival at the border; Passport sealing again, arrival at the Ceuta maritime station and. Boarding the ferry at 6:30 p.m. and return to the “Meeting Point”.

END OF THE JOURNEY

TETUAN

studytravel-spain_excursion_marruecos_escapada_marruecos_palacioThe 2nd oldest city in Morocco is located in the north of the country just 45km from the Spanish border. Tetuan or the “Paloma Blanca” as it is also known, was once an emblematic city of the Spanish protectorate and even today the mixture of cultures is united.

Like any city in Morocco, it is made up of two parts, one of them the medina or “Old City”. The medina is surrounded by a century-old wall through which it is accessed through seven doors.

It is a maze of alleys that make up a picturesque street market where aromas, colors and flavors are mixed. The comings and goings of its people as well as the people from the Rif mountains, of Berber origin, dressed in their traditional clothes make up a unique and incomparable decoration. Tetuan and his medina is a spectacle for the senses.
The Medina

Suggestive urban area, which is accessed through the city wall. In the medina there are seventeen white mosques and they are characterized by their picturesque souks, with their narrow alleys crowned with arches and their small shops. There are still many artisans in the medina: tanners, silk sellers, tinsmiths and other old crafts. On market days, La Medina is invaded by the rifeños, with its red striped luethas and ornate esparto hats.

TANGER

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Legend has it that Tangier was founded by Anteo, son of Poseidon and Gaya (The Earth), giving the city the name of his wife Tinglis.

In ancient times the city was successively occupied by Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines and Goths. In the Islamic period Tangier continued to be coveted by the maritime powers, so it was conquered by the Portuguese in 1437 and occupied by the Spanish from 1578 to 1661. Next, it was an English possession that was reintegrated into the kingdom of Morocco in 1684.

Magnificent city that stretches on the edge of a beautiful bay. It stands in front of the Strait of Gibraltar and has a splendid port that represents an extraordinary link between Africa and Europe. Its benign climate (13th and 23rd) and its 13km long beach, located on the same side of the city, make this a first-class tourist center. The fact that it is the westernmost bay in the Mediterranean and its proximity to Europe attract thousands of tourists to Tangier throughout the year.

In Tangier, two different cities coexist harmoniously: La Medina and the elegant modern city. It is an open, friendly and welcoming population, full of charms, with sharp contrasts within its white structure.

CHEF-CHAOUEN

studytravel-spain_excursion_marruecos_escapada_marruecos_palacio_chefchaouenFortified city erected to defend the interior of Morocco from the penetration of the Spaniards and Portuguese.
The word Chaouèn approaches the word, Berber ishshawenn which means “the horns”, represented by the two hills that dominate the population.
On the mountains of the Rif at 610 meters of altitude and defended by colossal mountains is the city Chef-Chaouèn.
Chef-Chaouèn was founded in the late fifteenth century by Muley Ali Ben Rashid and the city still retains its former splendor, numerous gardens and fountains. The city of Chef-Chaouèn is well known for its peculiar color.
Its houses of indigo and white tones and an incomparable tranquility, make this population a point of relaxation and suggestive urban oasis in the middle of the Rifian landscape.
Protected by the Rif Mountains, it is located 120 km from Tangier and 60 km from Tetuan.

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Salida desde/Out from:

Sevilla, Granada, Málaga, Cádiz, Algeciras