Welcome to Tetouan


That Spanish influence dates from 1912–56, when Tetouan was the capital of the Spanish protectorate, which encompassed much of northern Morocco. The town’s long relationship with Andalusia has left it with a Hispano-Moorish character that is unique in Morocco, as physically reflected in the white buildings and broad boulevards of the Spanish part of the city, known as the Ensanche (extension).


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$37.02 Private & Custom Tours

Tetouan Private Day Tour from Tangier

You will be picked up from your hotel in Tangier at 10am and taken in an air-conditioned minibus for a private sightseeing tour of Tetouan, situated in North Africa and only 9 miles away from Spain. Once you arrive in Tétouan, you will be taken on a walking tour through the UNESCO-listed old town and Tetouan's bustling modern neighborhoods. You will be helped to explore the winding lanes of the souk along with Jewish and Spanish quarters and all of this will be accompanied with the stories about Moroccan life and culture. Before returning to Tangier, you will see impressive whitewashed buildings with a dramatic mountain backdrop and Spanish-influenced architecture with colorful glimpses of daily life.

$150.40 Cultural & Theme Tours

2 Days North of Morocco from Algeciras

North Rif Escape 2 Days Detailed Itinerary: DAY 1Reception by our staff at the Port of Algeciras and crossing in a speed boat (about 45 minutes) to Ceuta. Upon arrival , accommodation in coach or minibus , border procedures with Morocco and transfer to Tetouan , the capital of the " Protectorate " Spanish until 1956, and the Andalusian city of Morocco , also known as " La Paloma Blanca " . Among other attractions, we will visit : Hassan II Square , where is located the Royal Palace, the Jewish quarter or " Mellah " , the berber souk and Medina .At noon, lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant enlivened with folklore of the region, then we head towards Tangier to visit this ancient city dominated by various peoples throughout its history, and declared an international city for much of the mid-twentieth century. Today Tangier is the economic and administrative capital of the northern region of Morocco,  and an important and cosmopolitan business center.  Panorama of modern city by bus: Boulevard Pasteur, the French Plaza and diplomatic districts. Then we visit the Cape Spartel, with spectacular views over the Strait of Gibraltar, and where they will have the opportunity to ride camels and visit the caves of Hercules and its famous Puerta Africa , formed by the erosion of the sea. After the return to Tetouan, transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight .DAY 2After breakfast we continue our trip to Chauen, nestled in a valley in the Rif Mountains. Its name, which in Rif dialect means "horns", refers to the two mountain peaks visible from the city, founded in 1471 by Muslims and Jews exiled from Al-Andalus. They mimicked the narrow and irregular layout of Andalusian villages and whitewashed houses in blues, habit that still can be seen in its current inhabitants. A walking tour starting at the outside of the Alcazaba and the octagonal mosque located in Uta Hammam Square, and through the whole medina we will climb to the spring Ras Al-Ma, in direction to the north and beyond the walls that surrounds the medina . This spring supplies water to the countless fountains that scattered throughout the town. After the visit, lunch at Ryad or hotel, and then free time to enjoy the city at your leisure and to make purchases. At the time indicated by the guide, we return in our coach to make the transfer back to Ceuta. Boarding back to Algeciras and transfer to points of origin.  

$462.76 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tangier,Tetouan and Assilah in 2 days

Tangier the ancient diplomatic capital of Morocco, now the summer capital for vacations which it also the door of Africa and a cross road to Europe (only 15 km far from Spain).Asilah with its fishing port and fascinating old medina that was named by the Romans Zilis.The medina of Tetouan is surrounded by 5 km of walls and a superficies of 50 hectares; it appears as one of the smallest of the kingdom. With its two typical colours that are white and green, and its Moorish architecture, however it is one of the best sites to visit in the north of Morocco. Since 1997 it was named as a World Heritage by the UNESCO.Come with your fiends and family for a one and a half day trip to meet the Berbers, Arabs and Andalucían population, the medieval fortifications.

$57.84 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Tangier and Tetouan

Start your day trip with a morning or afternoon pickup from your centrally located hotel or cruise port in Tangier. your guide will be waiting for you at Tangier’s harbor holding a poncard with your name, upon arrival the adventure begins. we will take you for a fascinating private tour of the old town (medina), the kasbah and the souks of Tangier,  At the end of our walking tour we’ll explore the surrounding countryside and stop to visit the Caves of Hercules on the Atlantic , associated with the Greek hero Hercules. This striking cave resembles the map of Africa. According to Geek legend, Hercules rested here after digging the Strait of Gibraltar. This vantage point offers an exceptional view of the Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean. After Tangier we will drive for almost an hour to Tetouan,Board your air-conditioned minibus and relax during the drive to Tétouan, a port city located about 43 miles (70 km) away.  On arrival, you’ll embark on a private walking tour through the old town and World Heritage–listed Medina of Tétouan. Accompanied by your personal guide, visit the souk, the Jewish Quarter, and Spanish Quarter. See the stand-out landmarks of Plaza Primo de Rivera and Plaza de España. With an afternoon or evening departure from Tétouan, your tour ends with return transport to your cruise terminal or hotel.

$134.49 Cultural & Theme Tours

2 Days Tangier and Chefchaouen

If you’re looking for a weekend break in the north of Morocco, this  2 days tour from Tangier is a great way to explore Morocco in a short amount of time. Learn about the history of the country and see the highlights of Tangier, Tetouan and Chefchaouen, including a short trekking excursion to the Rif Mountains. We pick up you in Tangier and we drive towards the Rif mountains. We explore city of Tetoun and Chefchaouan , village -one of the best villages at the foot of the Rif mountains.  We will spend the night here in local riad.This tour includes accommodation, transportation, daily breakfast, and entrance fees. ITINERARY: Day 01: Tangier / Chefchaouen Day 02: Chefchaouen / Tetouan / Tangier

$379.41 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days tours from tangier to Fes city

Day 1 : Tangier -  Chefchaouen We will pick you up from your /hotel/riad and take in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle  towards the blue part  of Morocco  Chefchaouen city  making a stop in Tetouan .In the afternoon we will have a tour in medina of Chefchaouen , we will guided in  surrounded forests, the most wonderful valleys, gorges, and picturesque peaks. Upon arrival at the town,  you will learn about authentic local handicraft that you cannot find in other cities, such as wool garments, woven blankets, and hats decorated with glorious colored threads.  Than,we will enjoy together discovering the great monuments like Plaza Uta el-Hammam which is lined with cafes and restaurants. This is a peaceful place to relax and watch the world go by. See the kasbah built back in the 18th century, a heavily restored walled fortress, that now has a lovely garden, and the Grande Mosque, built in the 15th century by the son of the town’s founder, Ali ben Rachid as well as other monuments. Your guide/ driver  will teach you about Moroccan culture and history and he will be happy to answer any questions you might have. We stay for dinner and overnight at local hotel in Chefchaoun Day 2 : Chefchaouen - Volubilis - Meknes - Fez : Early we  will departure towards Fez stopping and visiting interesting archeological site of Volubilis. We will have short tour in Meknes to discover together the most important monuments such as: Palais Dar El Makhzen, Bab Mansour, Bab El Berdaine, Bab El Khémis, the Sidi Saïd mosque, Jardin Lahboul and Golf royal. Have time  to taste of the locals' food to understand more about their way of life... .The tour finishes as your guide/driver drops you off at your accommodation (hotel/Riad) in Fez  which is considered as Morocco most religious and cultural centre. We will spend this night in local riad/ hotel in Fez . Day 3 : Guided tour in Fez city: We will start exploring with guide the oldest city in Morocco  the imperial city Fes, we will start by walking in its alleys and small streets.  we  visit the Royal Palace gate, the Jewish quarter, the first Mellah ever built in Morocco, built during the 14th century. We will make certain that you visit all sites with cultural and historical interest including the famous Al Qaraouine University, considered the oldest one in the world, the Tanneries, and Mulay Idriss mausoleum. After lunch in a traditional moroccan restaurant, we will visit the cooperative  of carpet and then experience an amazing  panoramic view over the whole Medina of Fes. Dinner and overnight  will be in your riad or hotel.