Discover Hercules Cave & Cap Spartel near Tangier

Caves of Hercules near Tangier
Discover the mythical Cave of Hercules, which sits on a rocky outcrop along the Atlantic coast, separating two of the area's most popular beaches. Experts believe that the Phoenicians created the cave, and when seen against the Atlantic horizon, its outline resembles the shape of the African continent.

The caves make an excellent day trip from Tangier, especially when combined with a visit to Cap Spartel and its scenic lighthouse. Walk to the top for stunning views across the water at the confluence of the Atlantic Ocean and the Straight of Gibraltar. You can also visit Achakkar Beach to the north or Sidi Kacem Beach to the south or explore the cave when traveling between Tangier and Rabat or Tangier and Casablanca

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Itineraries with Discover Hercules Cave & Cap Spartel near Tangier

Grand Moroccan Tour - 13 Days

This 13-day tour covers a wide range sites and experiences that, together, provide a well-rounded view of Morocco. The tour begins with the imperial cities of the northern area (Casablanca, Rabat, Tanger, Fez, and Meknes), and also includes the charming blue-painted town of Chefchaouen. The trip continues toward the Merzouga area of the Sahara, with the classic Erg Chebbi sand dunes all around. Then, stop in vibrant Marrakech and experience its lively square before heading back to Casablanca to depart.

Grand Morocco Tour: North to South - 11 Days

This complete 11-day itinerary takes you from Tangier—the gateway between Europe and Africa—to buzzing Marrakech, through some of Morocco's most stunning landscapes. You'll visit three imperial cities along with the Roman ruins of Volubilis, the desert towns of Erfoud, Merzouga, and Rissani, and the mud-brick ksar of Aït Benhaddou. Ride a camel over the Erg Chebbi dunes, explore hidden oases along ancient caravan routes, and wander medinas and souks along the way.

Explore Northern Morocco: Tangier, Chefchaouen, Fes, Rabat, Casablanca - 7 Days

This seven-day itinerary takes you through the sprawling cities, markets, and gardens of northern Morocco. Start with a wander through the port city of Tangier and the blue streets of Chefchaouen before heading to Fes, Morocco's cultural capital. Take a tour of the historic medina before you head to Rabat to enjoy its signature white architecture. Make your way to Marrakech, with an afternoon stop in Casablanca, to end your trip amid its humming streets.