Riad Arous Chamel

16 rue Abdessadak, Tangier, 90000, Morocco
Riad Arous Chamel
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by blint

The buses are VERY cheap, very slow, very dirty, very bumpy and very old.

To go from Tanger to chaouen it costs 2,70 on Ideal buses, which despite the name are far from ideal (the worst and cheapest I think).

From Al hociema to Tanger is costs 9 euros for a nine hour bus ride though if you went by car it would only take you 5 hours. That's the one good thing about the buses apart from the price; they don't speed (hehe), they can't; due to the terrible bendy roads with sharp rises and falls and the terrible condition of the buses. I felt lucky to be alive after going through the Rif mountains. I survived as the driver must know the route like the back of his hand and the bus didn't give out on us.

They say the best company is CTM which are better compared to most, though I wouldn't say they were great, but even if they were, due to the roads tavelling by bus can never be described as comfortable here. The driver wore a tie if that helps.

Nejme Chamel have one nice looking bus but the one I travelled on was AWFUL. It's luck of the draw I suppose. I hope the engine wasn't in the same condition as the interior.

By the way, there are no toilets on the buses though they do make stops for like 40 mins at a time every two hours. Toilet conditions there range from slightly manky to filthy holes in the ground.

All in all buses are for those who have no money or can't drive (me).



The famous cafe Baba(casba-tangier).The famous cafe Baba(casba-tangier).

Presidential Palace - One Of Many.Presidential Palace - One Of Many.

The Castle Overlooks Tarifa  PortThe Castle Overlooks Tarifa Port

The Grandes Taxis may be more comfortableThe Grandes Taxis may be more comfortable

Forum Posts

Any ferry from Tanger to Gibraltar

by youngken

Any English website information

Re: Any ferry from Tanger to Gibraltar

by oldguy472003

Take FRS to Algiceras or Tarifa, I don't think they are running to Gibraltar at this time. I believe there is a ferry from Algiceras across the bay to Gib.

Re: Any ferry from Tanger to Gibraltar

by leics

Looks to me as if the Tangier>Gibraltar ferry is no longer running.


Re: Any ferry from Tanger to Gibraltar

by LoriPori

When we went to Tanger, there were only ferries from Tarifa and Algeciras. I never heard of ferries from Gibraltar.

Re: Any ferry from Tanger to Gibraltar

by angiebabe

Usually only been one ferry a week to Gibraltar - once I realised at the last minute that the ferry I was on was going on to Gibraltar from its first stop at Algeciras - it had to open the door again to let me off which I was pretty lucky that they did that for me!
dont know if they have actually as some have said here but when i was last in Gib a few years ago they were still running once-a few times a week but its faster and more convenient to just get on and off at Tarifa or Algeciras as theres so many ferries you can just arrive whenever to get on whichever is going next. If you catch the 35minute fast ferry from Tanger to Tarifa which is how Ive found to be the best and fastest way, and slightly cheaper, the ticket includes a bus waiting for the ferry to take you about half an hour on to Algeciras - from there you can walk about 10 minutes to the bus station to catch bus to La Linea which is a couple of minutes from the Gib border and Gib airport. ( Or for other readers from there, the Algeciras ferry terminal, just across the road there are buses to Malaga and Marbella - from Marbella there are buses to Malaga airport).
that bus only costs about 3 euro and usually leaves every half hour. I last did trips that way last year.

Re: Any ferry from Tanger to Gibraltar

by john9159

The ferry from Gibraltar to Tanger departs on Friday at the late hour of 11:30pm. It is allegedly a high speed catamaran and mainly serves the Moroccan workers returning home for the weekend.
This returns back to Gibraltar from Tanger on Sunday at 20:00. Times subject to change and the ferry can be cancelled at short notice such that you may have to cross into Spain and get the ferry from either Algeciras or Tarifa.

Travel Tips for Tangier

Some Moroccan and Islamic Terms

by dlytle

DIRHAM: The currency
SOUK: Market
DAR: House, building or palace.
IMAM: Islamic prayer leader and political leader
MINARET: The tower of a mosque used for calling the faithful to prayers
JELLABA: Large cotton or wool outer garment with sleeves and hood
JEMIL: Camel

HELLO: Salam Alaykoom
PLEASE: Minfadlik
THANK YOU: Shokran
YES: Eeyeh / Waha
NO: La
HELP: Ateqto
TAXI: Taxi

No Time To Shop

by Geoff_Wright

We were given a warning before leaving the minibus, about not getting left behind in the labyrinth of tiny alleyways in the Bazaar. There was no time to stop and look in the many attractive shops here, only time to stop at the appointed locations.


by LoriPori

As our tour bus wound its way around the city, I couldn't get enough of this fascinating city. Old and new. City of contrast ( Note the picture with the McDonald's sign and the Mosque in the background). People going about their business. I captured a man in Arab garb just casually strolling the streets. Then there were the young Soccer fans celebrating a win, in the streets.
My head was turning every which way, so as not to miss a thing.


by LoriPori

After having a meal of Couscous at the Typical Moroccan Restaurant, I was curious. WHAT IS COUSCOUS?.
Couscous is a coarsely ground Semolina Pasta. The grain is a staple in many North African countries. It is traditionally served under a meat or vegetable stew. Couscous is often referred to as Moroccan, but it is equally a dish in Algeria, Tunisia and Libya.
The term comes from Berber languages where it is called Seksou. In Arabic it is Kuskusu.
I have to say, that it was not my favourite dish. I guess it is an acquired taste, especially when you add in the spices, like saffron and cumin.


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Address: 16 rue Abdessadak, Tangier, 90000, Morocco