SOUKS AND BAZAARS OF TANGIER TOURThe word Souk most likely refers to Berber/North African traditional markets, where prices are commonly set by bargaining between buyers and sellers. Historically, souks were open-air markets held outside cities at locations where incoming caravans would stop and merchants would display their goods for sale. Any souk might have a social function in terms of being a place to meet, in addition to its commercial function. Later, due to the importance of the marketplace in local economy, the locations of souks shifted to urban centers. A seasonal souk is held at set time which might be monthly or weekly. Weekly markets have continued to function throughout Morocco. They usually have open space specifically designated for them. The permanent markets are enclosed merchandising areas where goods and services are exchanged or sold.
ITINERARYBesides shopping and discovering the richness and diversity of the Moroccan crafts in the lively souks and bazaars in the old town, the tour provides the opportunity of exploring the city's history. Discover fascinating history and vibrant culture on a 4-hour sightseeing shopping tour of Tangier, and take in the iconic sights of an ancient city. Explore the Hercules Caves beneath Spartel Cape, whose lighthouse guides ships through the treacherous Straights of Gibraltar. Trace the narrow lanes of Tangier’s old medina, an atmospheric labyrinth of craftsman’s shops that runs along the bustling port. Visit the storied Grand Socco, and walk in the footsteps of its former residents; Matisse, Paul Bowles and William Burroughs lived and worked in this atmospheric seaside city.
- Additional info Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Spoken languages (English, French, Spanish,German)
Cancelation policyFlexible: Cancel up to 3 Days in advance for a full refund
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Knowledgeable Local tour guide
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks