Inside Tangier

Inside Tangier: Private Houses & Gardens

The white-walled city of Tangier, Morocco—known as the “Door of Africa,” as it sits on the tip of the continent, facing Europe across the Strait of Gibraltar—has long been cloaked in romance and mystery. In the 20th century, it attracted artists and writers like Paul Bowles and Bob Dylan, as well as spies, gamblers and royals. Today, its greatest charms are hidden behind closed doors, in private preserves belonging to its longtime residents and newer habitués, who have created special retreats that flourish within this magical Mediterranean subtropical climate. Their houses and gardens mix Moroccan craftsmanship, European colonial influences and elements of the sea to create a unique Tangerine style. For an exclusive look behind the closed doors of this ancient port town, join this intimate Insider Journey and explore Tangier’s environs in the company of some of its most interesting and innovative inhabitants.

Plus: Combine this trip with our-back-to-back experience in Marrakech.

The health and safety of our travelers is our number-one priority. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards, while providing world-class hospitality and a seamless travel experience. We are in close contact with all of our partners to ensure that they are committed to the health and comfort of our travelers by practicing enhanced disinfecting procedures, respecting social distancing and testing guidelines, and remaining as low-contact as possible. For more information and questions about specific protocols that have been put into place to make your trip as safe as possible, as well as entry/exit requirements for Morocco, please reach out to our team at

What to Expect

Itinerary highlights include:

  • Spend time with legendary Italian horticulturist and writer Umberto Pasti in his villa, which contains an extensive collection of North African textiles and objects, as well as at his celebrated garden Rohuna, located in the countryside outside the city. With one of the greatest collections of botanical species in Africa, Rohuna has been recognized as a masterpiece of sustainable horticulture.
  • Meet interior designer Frank de Biasi for dinner in the gorgeous riad he restored in the medina, which has been featured in international design publications.
  • Visit the beautifully restored Dar Ouezzane of famed British antiques dealer and host of the BBC’s The Extraordinary Collector Gordon Watson, who will invite you for a memorable meal in his treasure-filled retreat in the “palace district.”
  • Connect with fellow travelers who share your interests and passions over lunches and dinners at some of the greatest estates on Tangier’s Old Mountain, including the homes of designers Veere Greeney and Nicolo Castellini Baldissera.
  • Tour the American Legation, the oldest continuously operated diplomatic property and only national historic landmark outside of the U.S.—with interiors that mix American colonial touches with Moroccan crafts.
  • Enjoy special guided shopping experiences at Tangier’s top boutiques, which showcase contemporary Moroccan fashions and housewares, as well as in favorite galleries in the souk to discover antique textiles, carpets, ceramics and jewelry.
  • Worry less, experience more: Indagare’s expert Insider Journeys team will help you navigate a safe and rewarding travel experience—and help plan custom trip extensions to Marrakech, the Atlas Mountains, Dar Ahlam or beyond. Plus: you’ll be guided through the new travel landscape by our most trusted local partners, and you’ll have complimentary 24/7 access to the emergency medical, security and evacuation services of Global Rescue, while on the ground.
  • When
    May 10 - 15, 2022
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Style Mavens , Art Lovers , Adventurers

This Journey's Host


After a successful career as an editor at Town & CountryMelissa founded Indagare in 2007 because she believed that creating a platform for exchange between passionate travelers would allow for more transformative journeys and meaningful global connections. Since then, she has been recognized as a pioneering entrepreneur in the luxury travel space, as well as one of the foremost experts on travel to Africa. She has visited more than 100 countries over the course of her travels. Melissa’s first book, Safari Style: Exceptional African Camps and Lodges, was released in the fall of 2021.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    May 10 - 15, 2022
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 20 travelers
  • Host
    Melissa Biggs Bradley


  • Five nights’ accommodations at Hilton Tangier City Center Hotel & Residences in an Executive Room or a Senior Suite
  • All meals and beverages, as detailed in the itinerary
  • All guided touring, admission fees and activities, as detailed in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers and meals while in Tangier
  • Scheduled group airport arrival and departure transfers, as well as group transfers throughout to all included activities, in small luxury vehicles
  • Expert guides and drivers, including the 24/7 support of Indagare’s partners on the ground
  • A donation in support of the Rohuna Village
  • The services of Indagare’s expert travel team to plan all trip details, international flights and trip extensions (costs not included)
  • 24/7 access to Global Rescue emergency medical, security and evacuation services for the duration of the trip


  • Transportation to/from Morocco
  • Meals not specified and premium or alcoholic beverages; optional activities and personal items and expenses
  • Additional gratuities, including while at the hotel
  • Covid testing fees
  • Trip insurance (highly recommended—please let us know if you would like to see quotes)
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
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