North of Rif

North of Rif

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Tetouan , Tangiers and Chef- Chaouen are three points of interest inevitable in any visit to Morocco, where they begin to understand and know the idiosyncrasies of its people and its culture

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Tetouan , Tangiers and Chef- Chaouen are three points of interest inevitable in any visit to Morocco, where they begin to understand and know the idiosyncrasies of its people and its culture

The cities that we visit are located in the northern part of the African continent , on the northern tip of Morocco. Looming over the strait that separates Europe from Africa, are three of the most important cities of the country where you can still find reminiscences as Spanish protectorate.

Tetouan , Tangiers and Chef- Chaouen are three points of interest inevitable in any visit to Morocco, where they begin to understand and know the idiosyncrasies of its people and its culture

Departure dates Granada

January 18

February 1 and 15

March 15

April 12 and 26

May 10 24

June 7 and 21

July 12 and 26

August 2.16 and 30

Departure dates Málaga/Cadiz/Sevilla/Algeciras

January 18

February 1 + 15

March 5 + 12 + 26

May 3 + 10 + 17 + 24 + 31

Jun 7 + 14 + 21+ 28

July 5 + 12 + 19 + 26

August 2 + 9 + 16 + 23 + 30

September 6 + 13 + 20 + 27

October 4 + 11 + 18 + 25

Novenber 15

 

From Granada 195€
From Málaga 190€
From Sevilla 195€
From Cadiz 195€
From Algeciras 150€

 

ITINERARY

1

FRIDAY

– OUTPUT ALGECIRAS
· ARRIVAL IN ALGECIRAS (“MEETING POINT”) AND SHIPMENT
· ARRIVAL IN CEUTA
· OUTPUT TO MOROCCO ( TETUAN )
· ARRIVAL AT HOTEL
· DINNER IN THE HOTEL ( INCLUDED )
· BREAK

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Output, according to schedule and meeting planned for each city.

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

It is important to note that we are in Africa, a different world, everything is so different than usual.
After sealing passports and distribute the journey to the first city Tetuan will continue. It is important to note the time difference 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 will accompany a guide gives general information about the country, culture, religion and customs.

Arrival at the hotel at about 21:00 pm Tetuan Morocco and welcome reception.
Entrance to the dining room where dinner, during which the forms are filled for delivery room is served.
The rooms are generally double, although you can opt in some cases triple or single, the latter with payment of a fee of 12 € / night per person.

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

 

2

SATURDAY

· 08:00 BREAKFAST (included)
· 09:00 OUT TO ANTIGUA AND VISIT TETOUAN MEDINA
· MOROCCAN LUNCH WITH TYPICAL LIVE MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT ( INCLUDED )
· DEPARTURE TO TANGIER
· CITY TOUR OF TANGIER , Espartel AND THE OLD TOWN .
· ARRIVAL AT HOTEL
· DINNER ( included)
· BREAK

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Saturday morning breakfast is served at 8:00 and at 9:00 leaves the hotel to the center of the city to begin a visit to the Medina and make the exchange.

Medina means “old city” and is located in the upper part of the city surrounded by a century-old walls of seven gates. The Medina is a fantastic maze of narrow streets, full of sound, smells, tastes and colors where people come and go for shopping, there are people from the Rif mountains dressed in their typical straw hats and colored tassels and their “futas” or blankets striped 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 for those who are lacking in the mountains as tea, sugar, oil or fuel.

During the visit to the medina which lasts approximately 3 hours, the groups are accompanied by a local guide who gives explanations in both Spanish and English, and how a help desk at all times pending the group .
After the visit of the medina, a sample of country crafts and carpets in a bazaar where different artistic techniques and models are explained carpets and kilims is offered. Lunch takes place in a typical Moroccan restaurant where typical dishes of local cuisine such as harera, cous cous, kebab and mint tea accompanied by pastry will taste.

After lunch, departure to Tangier always accompanied by a local guide, a journey of about an hour, and tour of the city. Tangier is a cosmopolitan city where cultures mix and where even today you can see the Spanish colonial roots and the various influences that for centuries have shaped his personality.

After visiting the center of the village is reached after Espartel point where clearly seen the coast of Spain and the fantastic beaches of Tangier and the meeting point between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

On our return we went through a major residential area where the villas and palaces of some personalities, including His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco and King Fahd of Saudi Arabia, then visit the old town of Tangier.

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SUNDAY

· 7:00 BREAKFAST (INCLUDED)
· 8:00 OUTPUT TO CHEF- CHAOUEN
· ARRIVAL AND VISIT TO CHEF- CHAOUEN
· FREE TIME
· FOOD ( INCLUDED )
· DEPARTURE TO CEUTA
· ARRIVAL AND BOARDING CEUTA
· ARRIVAL IN ALGECIRAS (“MEETING POINT”)

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Sunday morning breakfast at the hotel from 7:00 am served and out towards Chef- Chaouen at 8:00 pm .

After a journey of about and through a beautiful landscape of mountains 1 hour, we arrived at Chef- Chaouen , quiet and cozy village streets white and indigo . With a local guide people through the old medina is scrolled. We have an hour and a half off after the visit and lunch at the restaurante at 12:00 .

After lunch I return to Ceuta arrival to the border; new stamping of passports , arrival at the maritime station of Ceuta and change of surplus money in dirhams euros. Boarding the ferry at 18:30 pm and return to the “Meeting Point ” .

*(SUNDAY MAY VARY FROM ONE HOUR HOURS , ACCORDING TO TIME OF YEAR)

END OF THE ITINERARY

 

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The 2nd oldest city in Morocco , is nestled in the north just 45Km from the Spanish border. Tetuan or ” Paloma Blanca ” as it is also known , was once an emblematic city of Spanish protectorate and even today the mix of cultures comes together.

Like any city of Morocco it is made up of two parts, one of them the medina or ” Old Town ” . The medina is surrounded by a centuries-old wall by accessed through seven gates .

It is a maze of narrow streets that make up a picturesque street market where aromas, colors and flavors are blended . The comings and goings of people like the people from the Rif mountains of Berber origin , dressed in their traditional clothes make a unique and incomparable scenery. Tetouan and its medina is a spectacle for the senses.

La Medina.
Suggestive urban area , which is accessed through the city wall . In the medina there are seventeen white mosques and characterized by its picturesque souks , with its narrow alleys crowned with arches and small shops. They are still in the medina numerous craftsmen : tanners , selling silks , tinsmiths and other ancient crafts .
On market days , the medina is invaded by the Rif , with its ” luethas ” red stripes and ornate hats Esparto .

 

TANGER

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Legend has it that Tangier was founded by Antaeus, son of Poseidon and Gaia ( Earth ) , giving the city the name of his wife Tinglis . In ancient times the city was occupied successively by Phoenicians , Carthaginians , Romans, Vandals, Byzantines and Goths. In the Islamic era Tangier he remained coveted by the maritime powers , so it was conquered by the Portuguese in 1437 and occupied by the Spanish from 1578 to 1661. He then was an English possession was reinstated to the kingdom of Morocco in 1684.

Magnificent city that extends to the edge of a beautiful bay . It stands facing the Strait of Gibraltar and has a splendid port represents an extraordinary link between Africa and Europe. Its mild climate (13 ° and 23 ° ) and beach about 13 km long , located on the same side of the city , make this a resort of the first order.

Tangier coexist harmoniously in two different cities : the Medina and the elegant modern city. It is an open , friendly and welcoming people , full of charm , with sharp contrasts in its white structure . The fact that it is the westernmost bay of the Mediterranean and its proximity to Europe Tangier attract thousands of tourists throughout the year.

CHEF-CHAOUEN

studytravel-spain_excursion_marruecos_escapada_marruecos_palacio_chefchaouenFortified town built to defend the interior of Morocco penetration of Spanish and Portuguese .
The word CHAOUEN approaches the word , ishshawenn Berber meaning ” the horns ” , represented by the two hills that dominate the population.
On the Rif Mountains at 610 meters altitude and defended by colossal mountains is the city Chef- Chaouen .
Chef- Chaouen was founded in the late fifteenth century by Moulay Ali Ben Rashid and the city still retains its old splendor , numerous gardens and fountains. The city of Chef- Chaouen is well known for its unusual color.
Their houses indigo and white tones and unmatched tranquility , make this town a point of relaxation and suggestive urban oasis in the Rif tough landscape.
Protected by the Rif mountains , it is located 120 km from Tangier and 60 km of Tetuan .

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Salida desde/Out from:

Sevilla, Granada, Málaga, Cádiz, Algeciras