Casablanca: Tangier Day Tour by High-Speed Train
- Small group
- Transportation included
- Duration: 1 day
With only a few days in in Tangier I had hoped to see its sites and learn a bit about the city but after taking this tour not only were these goals met in full but I also experienced the character and soul of this wonderful place. Omar brought to life the history, the culture and the heart of these wonderful people. We were picked up in a modern, clean, Mercedes van at our hotel for the trip to Asilah and Cape Spartel feeling comfortable and safe at all times with Monsif’s driving. Later we had a delightful traditional lunch at a local restaurant in Tangier. The meal was inexpensive and very good. In the afternoon we continued in Tangier from the Medina to the hills overlooking the city with its beautiful views. The tour was in English which Omar had a perfect command and was very accommodating to mold the tour to our tastes and interests. I have been on many tours around the world and this ranks as one of the best. I would recommend him and this tour to anyone.
The overall experience was very good. It was easy to book and follow up with. We were picked up at our hotel & taken to the train station. Our driver spoke English and helped navigate a slight issue with our train tickets (that was later resolved promptly) The train was comfortable and very smooth. There was a concession car but I didn't visit it. There is no WI-FI on the train at all. Our tour guide (Abdul Salamasri) & driver met us as we got off the train with a very clear sign with our names on it. The car was clean, fairly new and very comfortable. The driver was very safe. Abdul spoke great American English and we had a wonderful tour. We went out to the countryside to see Hercules Grotto as well as where the Atlantic and Mediterranean meet. Then we explored the kasbah and surrounding area.
If you want to experience an authentic Moroccan food tour, this is the one to have with Omar (Zwin)! He is fluent in English, personable and patient. After three hours you will have a better understanding of the local cuisine (spices, olives, doughnuts, harira, tagines, snails, tagines, etc - you name it!) and customs and traditions. I highly recommend this tour! Thank you, Omar!!!
Had a wonderful excursion and day with Omar! Him and syed went above and beyond in all aspects. Could not recommend this tour more. They were attentive and ensured we felt safe and comfortable at all times - particularly being two young women travelling. Also highly knowledgeable with the tour and all of Morocco, and were approachable regarding any questions we had
Everyone was so helpful and courteous. It really was that easy to take the whole route or just get off at a stop and wave down the bus when you wanted to get back on when they came around again. Both routes were so informative and I went twice just so I wouldn't miss the information if I was too busy looking at something else the first time.