no tours to Morocco from The Algarve you need to get yourself to one of the ports on spains coast such as Algerciras or Tafira this is a long journey from The Algarve and you would need to go via Seville on public transport, there are trips to Gibraltar from The Algarve these are mainly day trips and very long you leave at 6 am and dont get back till late evening, there maybe some with an overnight stay as well but none that include morocco
A group of us drove to Tarifa in Spain a few years ago, 30 minutes before Gibraltar. We left the car there and took the hoverspeed (35 minutes) over where we were met by the most fantastic guide we found on Trip Advisor. His name is Adulhamid Idrissi and has www.tangiertours.tk
We wanted to fly to Marrakesh this year but were concerned by the political uprising around the Middle East as it did affect Morocco as well. With this week's bombing in a popular tourist spot in Marrakesh, I am not sure this is the ideal tourist destination at the moment.
Or you can buy a package in a travel agency in the Algarve. There might be some packages for 2/3 days in Marrakesh. In this case, the flights are from Lisbon, and you must do the 300 km north to Lisbon's airport.
Are people in the south of Portugal finally reckoning that wthere should be a ferry between, say Portimão or Olhão, and Casablanca?
Indeed, but think about all the car and passenger transit between Algeciras, Tarifa and Morocco.
Morocco has currently more tourists than Portugal. Many tourists look for combined tours Portugal/Morocco or Spain/Morocco. In the lack of a direct link other than by air, those tourists inevitably go to Spain. The very south of Spain benefits economically from this movement of passengers, while it makes Portugal more isolated and overdependant of Spain. It's not good for our country.
Thinking about drug trafficking, what about the drugs traffic between Portugal and Brazil? There is as well.
Look however to the other side, Lisbon's airport is Europe's airport with more flights to Brazil. A good proportion of the TAP passengers are Brazillians. TAP is one of the major European airlines because of the Brazillian to Europe flights, not because of European passengers.
Will TAP stop operating to the 10 Brazillian airports it currently does because of possible south-American cocaine trafficking? LOL
This is just an example. Ferries from the Algarve down south would bring money to the economy of the Algarve, which is overdependant on seasonal tourism. It would create jobs! It would bring tourists outside the high season.
It's slightly off topic, but think about it.
From mid-November till late March there are some 3-day tours operated by Algarve travel agencies, these include a 1-day visit to Tangiers with overnight at Algeciras.
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