With North Africa only 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Spain’s southern coast, taking a intercontinental tour from Malaga to Morocco is surprisingly easy. From day trips to longer stays, here’s a roundup of your options for Morocco tours from Malaga.
If you’re based in Malaga, a full-day tour will allow you to explore the Moroccan city of Tangier, then return to Spain’s Costa del Sol in time to bed down at your hotel for the night. After taking an air-conditioned bus to the Port at Tarifa and then a ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar, you’ll embark on a city tour of Tangier. See the spice-piled souk, wander the medina (walled city) and the kasbah (old citadel), and treat your taste buds to Moroccan specialties such as tagine (slow-cooked stew) and mint tea. Some tours include an optional camel ride across the cliffs of Cape Spartel, which overlooks the Strait of Gibraltar.
Multi-day tours from Malaga allow for a more thorough exploration of Morocco. Dig deeper into Moroccan culture during a 3-night trip that ticks off major northern Morocco highlights including Fez, with its atmospheric UNESCO World Heritage–listed medina and royal palace; the imperial city of Rabat; Meknes, a historic hilltop city with a monument- and mausoleum-packed medina; and Tangier. If you have more time, opt for a 5- or 6-day tour to incorporate other Moroccan hot spots such as vibrant Marrakech and Casablanca, Morocco’s largest city.
Things to Know
Day tours from Malaga to Morocco last around 15 hours and include hotel pickup and drop-off.
You must have a valid passport to enter Morocco, and many country’s citizens do not need a visa for short stays.
Wear comfortable shoes. Many streets are hilly and cobbled, and walking is a must in the car-free medieval medinas.
Bring some local currency so you can purchase souvenirs and food.
Day tours often include lunch, while multi-day tours typically include breakfast and dinner, with free time for lunch at your own expense.