The Moroccan Terra Firma.
If you fancy a cruise on the Mediterranean or are already booked on a cruise ship calling in Agadir, Casablanca or Tangier, we can propose you the most comprehensive list of shore excursions at competitive prices and these prices will be even more interesting if you are a small party of friends. You will then be sure not to miss any important sights, to get the proper explanations, to ask as many questions as you wish and have a genuine contact with the country visited.
During your call in Tangier «The white dove on Africa’s shoulder», you will visit the city in half a day, but if you have more time, the visit of Asilah the fortified, is well worth the day spent there. Its very beginning can be traced to 1500 BC, when a Phoenician port called Zili was already established. Then the Vth century Tingis was occupied by the Romans, the Phenicians, the Vandals, the Portuguese then the Spanish in the 15th century. A very imposing rampart, parallelogram shaped, circle the medina and covers an area of 7 hectares. It is pierced by five gates dating from different periods of which two are of Portuguese origin: Bab al-Homer (Porta da Vila) and Bab al-Bahr (Porta da Ribeira). Very interesting Arts Festival in August.
In Casablanca, the busy and bustling economic heart of Morocco, with the momentous Hassan II Mosque, the seaside road, are part of a half day tour. We can also propose you a full day tour to warm hearted and colourful Marrakech, or to Rabat, the Capital, home to several interesting museums, and its sister city Salé, stronghold of sea pirates since the 13th century, flourishing in the 16th century.
And from Agadir, a full day bird and animals watching in the National Souss Massa Park or a half day tour to Taroudant, the walled city of the Souss, caravans crossroad in the XVth century but also used by the Saadian sultans as an inland base to attack the Portuguese occupying Agadir. And if your cruise ship call both at Agadir and Casablanca, you can enjoy a night on shore, on «terra firma», going Agadir Marrakech-Casablanca, enjoying a fantasia dinner in Marrakech and the charm of an overnight in a riad, the traditional house of the Marrakchis!