TOP 10 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A TANGIER DAY TRIP

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If you are visiting Tangier, Morocco in a day trip and you are looking for some information and tips, this post will be very useful for you!

We help you to be prepared for your visit with these recommendations!

Recommendations and info about a Tangier Day Trip

Once you are in Malaga, it is very easy to travel around and discover wonderful villages and cities! Tangier is one of our TOP 8 DAY TRIPS FROM MALAGA. So, if you would like to visit a typical moroccan city with small, narrow streets, lots of people, lots of markets, beautiful architecture and so many exotic items to buy with incredible variety, Tangier - Morocco by ferry day trip is a must on your visit to Malaga... 

1. What's the local currency? 

The Moroccan Dirham (DEE-rahm). The Moroccan Dirham (DEE-rahm) goes for roughly 11 Dirhams (DH) per 1 USD or 10 Dirhams per 1 euro. Things are not much cheaper in Morocco than Europe, but because of how touristy the country has become, tourists exchange 100 euros per day usually.

2. Do they take credit cards?

It is not very common. You can get money out of an ATM in dirham, but they can run out of money, so they are not recommended. The best option is exchange your currency at an Exchange Currency Office. We recommend you to keep the receipts so you can exchange any leftover Dirhams back at the end of your trip. 

3. About Shopping ? 

You’ll often find prices quoted in Euros instead of Dirhams, and may be able to use foreign currency to pay for goods and services when you’re there. Naturally, this is up to the individual shop or restaurant, so double check before committing to purchase. It should also be noted that Australian or New Zealand Dollars aren’t usually accepted, so sticking with euros, U.S. dollars or British sterling is probably the best plan. If you can’t pay directly with these currencies, then you should be able to make a simple exchange to Dirhams when you need to.

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Shopping in Tangier and Morocco - Malaga Trips recommendations

4. Learn to Haggle, this is very important! 

If you’re shopping in the markets or medinas, you will have to learn to haggle,  because haggling is an integral part of their culture.

5. Tipping.

Have some change ready for tips. A good general rule of thumb is 1 DH at a local place and 3-5 DH at nicer places.

6. What language do they speak? 

The Moroccans speak a fascinating mixture of Arabic, Berber, English and French.

7. What customs could get me in trouble if I don't follow them? 

There are probably two big things you should be concerned about here.

One is the idea of using your left hand to do anything socially important, like eat or shake hands. Muslims, Moroccans among them, feel that it's unclean. Especially in public, be aware of this important cultural distinction.

The other one it to take off your shoes before entering a house.

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Important information before a day trip to Tangier, Morocco

8. Dress Appropriately. 

Overall, guys can dress however they like, but women need to dress more conservatively. It is recommended to avoid showing the shoulders, breasts and legs, wearing low cut, super short, or sleeveless. Anyway, it is not dangerous, but women may feel uncomfortable by unwanted attention.

 Temperature
Average Temperature in Tangier
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sept
Nov
Dec
T med (°C)
12.3
13
14.4
16
18.4
21.4
23.8
23.9
22.7
19.6
15.9
T min. (°C)
8.7
8.9
10.7
12.2
13.9
16.9
18.8
19
17.7
15.4
11.8
T máx. (°C)
16
17.1
18.2
19.9
22.9
25.9
28.8
28.9
27.7
23.8
20.1
T med (°F)
54.1
55.4
57.9
60.8
65.1
70.5
74.8
75.0
72.9
67.3
60.6
T min. (°F)
47.7
48.0
51.3
54.0
57.0
62.4
65.8
66.2
63.9
59.7
53.2
T máx. (°F)
60.8
62.8
64.8
67.8
73.2
78.6
83.8
84.0
81.9
74.8
68.2

9. Fridays are Holy Days, the main prayer day. 

Keep in mind that it is a Muslim country, so pay attention to their holidays otherwise you might be there when everything is closed. Extended families come together to eat couscous for lunch, so try to make some friends in case you could be invited!

10. Adjust your expectations accordingly.

Tangier and Morocco, is exceedingly different to western culture so adjust your expectations accordingly. Tangier is a place that travellers either love or hate. Also, Málaga is far away from Tangier so you just have 3-5 hours to have a glimpse of the city, and the trip may be tired, but this day trip is a good chance to have an idea of the country for that price. This is the truth so be prepared to avoid disappointments.

Morocco is a great country if you love exotic culture and adventure. We can arrange a Private Tour for you or you can have a small glimpse of Morocco if you Book your day trip to Tangier from Malaga now!

Experience it for yourself and tell us your recommendations! 

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Enjoy a Day Trip to Tangier, Morocco from Malaga!


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