La Casa Amarilla

c/ Sancho IV El Bravo, 9, Tarifa, 11380, Spain
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day tour to Tangier from Tarifa

by hoingai

I want to join a day tour to Tangier, I read from LP that FRS offers this tour. however some traveller feefback that FRS tour is bad as they bring traveller to carpet shop and herb shop..... I can search quite a lot information of other travel agencies or private guide who provide such tour, is there any suggestion which one I should pick just to see the tradition and real part of Tangier? and how is the usual price for the tour with round trip ferry tickets.

thanks very much!!

Re: day tour to Tangier from Tarifa

by Kakapo2

Why don't you just book the ferry and have a look at Tangier yourself? The only risk is that the locals pull you into a carpet and herb shop ;-) And the pickpocket risk is lower when you are on your own and in no crowded travel group.

Re: day tour to Tangier from Tarifa

by hoingai

is it easy for us to go to the old part and market of Tangier? by taking bus? or on foot?

Re: day tour to Tangier from Tarifa

by Kakapo2

I cannot really help you with this because I only went to Ceuta from Algeciras (Tarifa) and not to Tangier. This was no problem at all, as long as I did not try to secretly photograph the locals with a long lens...

Let's hope somebody else who has really made this day trip can give more advice. I read in a German forum from someone who did not make good experience and therefore recommended to take an organised tour because this would keep those flying tradespeople and drug dealers away from you. However, it was a lady who travelled alone. When I was in Ceuta I travelled with a Spanish - near local - guy, so it was easy.

Re: day tour to Tangier from Tarifa

by hoingai

so how is Ceuta, was the trip good? :)

Re: day tour to Tangier from Tarifa

by Kakapo2

It was quite nice, and interesting for me because I had never been to North Africa before (although, of course, Ceuta belongs to Spain). There were also some beautiful historic buildings and the great city wall, the atmosphere really very different to Andalucia. I would not consider it a must-see place but interesting enough for a day trip, and easy to walk, as it is rather a small exclave.

Travel Tips for Tarifa (Cadiz)

Sunny Tarifa

by deeper_blue

Tarifa is always pretty warm but it is also quite windy which makes it ideal for kiteboarders and windsurfers. Personally I would learn the basics before you get to Tarifa as the wind can pick up a lot.

Sit and people watch

by bugalugs

This is the Paseo Alameda (gardens) here the local towns people like to sit and people watch, just the same as us tourists :-). A lovely spot to sit for a while under the palm trees, or soaking up the sun., although I should imagine quite busy in summer months.
Cafes/bars/restaurants along here also. As is the Tourist information.

Kite surfing

by Beach_dog

Another popular sport all along this coast, with its frequent winds. Kite surfing is an interesting sport to just sit and watch, some of the experts can jump many meters into the air on a turn at the end of their run.

As we made our way around the site

by Bwana_Brown

It was great not having any timetable as we made our self-guided tour around the remains of Baelo Claudia! The weather was fantastic and the Romans had certainly chosen a picturesque location for their little town all those centuries ago. In addition to the many ruins, both upright and those that had been gathered for later piecing together as part of the larger picture, we also enjoyed the local trees and vegetation.

The most impressive was a huge solitary Ombu 'tree' (3rd photo). I remember seeing one of them in Buenos Aires on one of our trips and this is what I found out then: " The ombú is a massive evergreen herb native to the Pampas of South America. The tree has an umbrella-like canopy that spreads to a girth of 12 to 15 meters (40 to 50 feet) and can attain a height of 12 to 18 meters (40 to 60 feet). The ombú grows fast but being herbaceous its wood is soft and spongy enough to be cut with a knife. Because of this, it is also used in the art of bonsai, as it is easily manipulated to create the desired effect. Since the sap is poisonous, the ombú is not grazed by cattle and is immune to locusts and other pests. It is a symbol of Uruguay and Argentina, and of Gaucho culture, as its canopy is quite distinguishable from afar and provides comfort and shelter from sun and rain. The fireproof trunk also stores water for the large fires that rage across the Pampas." Of course, the local Spanish vegetation looked quite impressive too - such beautiful colours (4th and 5th photos) in December when I would normally be looking at snow!

The Straits of Gibraltar

by bugalugs

The Castle was built in the 10th century and was in such a position on the Straits of Gibraltar that it is supposedly reported that pirates in the area charged sailors passing through the Straits a tarif or fee, hence the name Tarifa.

The Castle was built by Caliph Abdemanan III on what was probably the remains of a roman military camp.


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 La Casa Amarilla

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Address: c/ Sancho IV El Bravo, 9, Tarifa, 11380, Spain