This tour offers the possibility to spend the day in Tangier and return, or stay for two nights in the city with total freedom. Choose the option that most interests you for your day trip to Tangier from Malaga & Costa del Sol. Do you come join for the day tour or you stay for 3days? You choose!



      Guided tour. – English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

      Duration of about 13 hours 

     Visit the highligts of Tangier. 

     It is necessary to show the reservation voucher (paper or electronic).   

    You must carry your passport with you all the time. Without this document you will not be permitted entry. It is essential to have visas or vaccination certificates prepared, in the cases that require it.


  • Meeting point options:

Trip to Tangier from Nerja, Benalmadena Costa, Estepona, Fuengirola, Malaga, Marbella, Mijas Costa, Puerto Banus, Torremolinos, Manilva, Calahonda, Arroyo de la Miel, Estepona, Elba. Please, send us an e-mail with your hotel location and we will choose the closest meeting point in town. 

  • Starting time: 
Málaga: 05.30am

Torremolinos: 06:05am

Benalmádena: 06:25am

Arroyo de la Miel: 06:30am

Fuengirola: 07:05am

Calahonda: 07:20am

Marbella centro: 07:30

Puerto Banús: 07:40am

San Pedro: 07:50am

Estepona: 08:00 am

Elba: 08:10am

Manilva: 08:20am

  • Available days for this tour:

every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

ITINERARY – Day Trip to Tangier from Malaga & Costa del Sol

  • The first stop will be in Tarifa (or Algeciras) where you will embark on a Fast Ferry (crossing the strait takes about 60 minutes).
  • During the journey the tour escort will inform you about the programme of the day, the landscapes and the towns you will see on the way and will help you complete the formalities for crossing the border.
  • Upon arrival in Tangier a coach and a local guide will be waiting for you at the harbour.
  • You will join you on a sightseeing tour through the modern part of Tangier where you will see, among others, the Residence of the Governor, the Summer Residence of the King, the camels, etc. After the sightseeing tour, you will start the visit of the historic centre of Tangier on foot. You will visit interesting places like the Kasbah, the Medina, the Souk, etc.
  • After the visit you will be accompanied to a typical Moroccan restaurant where you will be able to taste the exotic Moroccan food (lunch is included in the trip, drinks are NOT included).
  • After lunch, if the itinerary of the trip permits it, you will have the opportunity to visit a typical bazaar where you can see how traditional Moroccan carpets are made, as well as traditional slippers, djellabas, leather objects, typical Moroccan handicraft.
  • Afterwards, you will also visit a Barbary pharmacy, also called a spice shop, where the locals will show you the natural cosmetic products and the spices they use in the Moroccan cuisine.
  • After the visit you will be taken back to the port by coach and then back to the Costa del Sol.


100% refund if cancellation takes place up to 72 hours before the date of travel. Subsequent cancellations or no-shows do not entail any refund.

How to travel to Malaga or Tangier? From Marbella to Tangier?

Malaga is a privileged city for many reasons, and its location stands out amongst them. It has the perfect location for doing day trips to cultural places of interest or fascinating cities.  Close to Malaga, and ideal for a day trip, we have a large list of options: El Caminito del Rey, Nerja, The Alhambra in Granada, Ronda, Seville, Córdoba, Mijas, Frigiliana, Torremolinos, Marbella, etc. The same thing occurs with the trip I want to tell you about today.  Enjoying one day in Tangier, Morocco, whilst you are on holiday on the Costa del Sol is a perfect plan and, especially on this occasion, we recommend you do it on an organised trip.

Trip to Tangier from Marbella, Malaga and other points of the Costa del Sol

The places we have named can be visited without an agency if you like to organise everything and go it alone but, in particular  Tangier in one day, is totally worth doing on an organised trip: You can make the most of the time, you are accompanied by a guide and the main points of interest are visited.  If you decide to do it yourself, the experience is sure to be fantastic, but being such a short amount of time and not knowing the customs or the methods of transport in Morocco, it’s possible you will waste a lot of time trying to deal with the setbacks of the big cultural and social change.


Do you want to know what the trip organised to Tangier from Malaga is like?

It is an intense trip since the day starts early (depending on the collection point), but the experience is great and allows you to add something exotic to a peaceful sun and beach holiday. In addition, if at the end of the day you are very tired, you can continue relaxing on the beach the following day. The Malaga to Tangier tour starts by bus and goes to the port of Tarifa. It takes almost two and a half hours from Malaga, and picks up passengers in different places in the Costa del Sol such as Torremolinos, Nerja, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Estepona or Marbella. The trip lasts a total of approximately 12 hours.

If the visit seems too express and you would like to stay more days, you can always do one of the tours of Morocco from the Costa del Sol, lasting between 3 and 9 days, they are very varied and include the desert or the Imperial Cities. One of the most popular trips is the 3 day trip to Chaouen, which also includes Tangier and Tetuan.

Continue the Route: Malaga to Tangier ferry, is a passport required to go to Morocco?

When the bus gets to Tarifa, the group gets on the ferry after going through border control and showing their passports, and arrives at the port of Tangier at around 10 am.  Here the bus awaits the group and starts the route accompanied by a guide who gives explanations along the tour.  From the port to the centre of Tangier you go through different areas, some of them very striking or luxurious, the guide will take charge of telling the most important and interesting details about each one of them.

Once in the centre, it is time to start to walk and enjoy a brief stroll through the Medina of Tangier.  Here we warn you that, if you have never been to Morocco, a large number of people will approach you and try to sell you all types of souvenirs; it isn’t “annoying”, but they will walk along with you as you stroll through.  You simply need to understand this as something that forms part of the trip and their culture in tourist areas.

During the walk through the Medina, you will enjoy the inside of the walled area and some beautiful views of the city and the port.  It is a pretty walk around narrow, rambling streets. Perhaps the walk is a little short, but it is foreseeable with it being a one day trip to Tangier which is quite intense and with many hours of travelling.

Walk through the Grand Souk – Trip to Tangier from Malaga

When travelling you don’t just need to see; you also need to feel, smell and taste. After the guided tour through the Medina of Tangier, it’s time to rest and discover Moroccan gastronomy, an essential part of the journey.  A stop is made at a traditional and well known restaurant in the city, the meal is livened up -depending on the time of year- with a traditional musical show.  Moroccan food and the vegetables that go with the dishes are very tasty.


We return back to our tour and we do so in the Grand Souk, it is a very interesting place and those who love street photography will find every corner here is worth photographing.  It is a fairly small space which brings together a wide variety and quantity of shops: you will see fruit, vegetables, meat, souvenirs, spices…in every corner; hung up, on the floor, on the walls.

Here some tours make stops, previously agreed with some of the shops, to try and get tourists to buy. We warn you that they are quite persuasive, and you could end up with a rug under your arm, without really wanting it.  Of course, it is fun, and you have to see it with inquiring eyes and as part of the character of Morocco.

Towards the end of the day, the tour in Tangier needs two more important stops: Cape Spartel, with beautiful views in which the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea, and the visit to the Caves of Hercules.


Is it worth travelling to Morocco in one day?

Obviously it is an intense and long trip, but it is a good opportunity to discover Morocco. It is the time to try or sound out the city briefly so that, perhaps in the future, you will go back for longer.

It is a particularly interesting trip if you have never been to Morocco before; a good first contact with a guide, with everything organised and that offers greater safety.  Once ended, if you have liked what you have seen, regardless of the speed of the trip, you will be able to go again with a longer tour or by going it alone.

This one day trip to Tangier is also a good choice if you are travelling as a family: it gives you more peace of mind travelling as a group, accompanied at all times by a guide, and with everything organised.  In addition, it is very convenient because the pick-ups to go to Tangier are from almost all of the Costa del Sol.

If you have never been to Morocco, it is a highly recommended trip.


One day trip to Tangier from Malaga

There are lots of possibilities for doing this tour, you can reserve it from our shop through our trusted supplier and you will also help us to keep Authentic Malaga alive and with the best information for travelling to Malaga. There are various options: go in a smaller group of 16 people, go in a larger group, with show, and there are also longer and more comprehensive tours….you choose!

The one day trip to Tangier from Marbella or other points of the Costa del Sol have practically daily departures.

Add a stamp to your passport!

Day-Trip to Tangier-from-Marbella


7 reviews for Day trip to Tangier from Malaga & Costa del Sol

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Barry & Anne

    My wife & I really enjoyed this day tour. It was fun & enlightening! We saw lots of not so great reviews so were skeptical but honestly I don’t know what people expect for the amount of money paid & the time it takes to get there & back…all in all we thought it was exceptionally well run & organized. The lunch was in a really nice atmosphere.

    The service of the travel agency was perfect! They were always on time, and very helpful! Estefania was perfect, she gave us very good advice about everything and she took care of every single detail in advance!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    David R

    Had a fabulous day and the guides were helpful and take care to look after the group. Later we had great lunch in traditional restaurant with Moroccan music and food.
    Stephania helps us to make the arrangements for the trips and were just fantastic, we also booked Caminito del Rey tour. Both fantastic! Thank you very much to Stephania and Authentic Malaga, well planned trip!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Clark Donovan

    Great tour. Met amazing people and our guide was excellent!!

  4. Rated 4 out of 5


    Very friendly tour guides. Tour was very good and got to see quite a few things within the time we had.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Lydia Moore

    My guides were extremely nice, and I thought the Moroccan meal was delicious. During the afternoon I found the carpet show and the pharmacy show to be entertaining, even though they are trying to sell you things. It’s a long ride to Tarifa and then you have to pass through security and immigration at Tarifa and same in Tangier. Lots of time standing in lines but I guess there isn’t another way to do it. This was an excellent excursion. Tour guides were extremely knowledgeable,

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cynthia Jones

    I had an AWESOME time and I thought this trip was well worth the cost, considering they cover the transportation and meal, and they include many unique stops like the Herculus Cave and camels etc. Obviously it was very tiring since it’s a long day, but if you went by yourself or with another tour you’d still have to deal with a long bus ride, it’s just part of the experience of trying to go from Spain to Morocco.

    It was a good first taste into the Moroccan culture. Very educational and good value for money.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5


    The concept and idea is great but a lot of time is spend on immigration formalities.The restaurant was better than expected, even though the drinks were expensive. Just wish we had more time to explore the old town. Excellent value for money.

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