Itinerary for 2 days from Tangier to Chefchaouen
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Trip from Tangier To Chefchaouen in 2 days includes and excludes the following activities:
On a 2 day excursion, these are the top points of the itinerary:
2 Days trip from Tangier To Chefchaouen itinerary's overview :
Traveling for 2 days from Tangier to Chefchaouen will enable you discover the north of Morocco. Our journey will take you over Tetouan, the white dove. Here, you will tour the historic Medina. Then, we will drive you to the waterfalls of Akchour, one of Morocco’s greatest spots to unwind and run away from the city hubbub. Eventually, we will take you to discover Chaouen or Chefchaouen, the blue gem of Morocco.
The schedule for a two day excursion from Tangier to Chefchaouen:
From Tangier to Chefchaouen on Day 1
Our two-day journey from Tangier to Chefchouen begins at your hotel. Around 8 o’clock in the morning, one of our drivers will arrive to pick you up. After that, we’ll follow the coast and pass the brand-new port of Tangier. The British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar is visible in its entirety from this vantage point. We will then continue our trip toward Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in northern Morocco. Martil, derived from the Spanish for “River Martin,” will be one of the places we travel through. During the summer months, visitors from all over Morocco flock to this beach destination.
The trip to Tetouan, also known as the “white dove,” should take no more than 20 minutes by car. Our next stop will be at the oldest and tiniest Medina in all of Morocco for a stroll. Due to its significance as a meeting place for people from Morocco and Andalusia, the area has been designated a Unesco World Heritage Site. Then, we’ll take a photo at the Tetouan-symbol dove-adorned roundabout.
The Akchour Waterfalls are an excellent northern day trip destination. People from far and wide, including Tangier, Tetouan, and Chefchaouen, come here to escape the bustle of the big cities. There are two types of waterfalls: large ones and smaller ones. The shorter ones can be reached in an hour, while the longer ones require two hours of hiking. In addition, if you’re not too tired, we can also hike to a nearby attraction called God’s Bridge, which is also worth checking out if you have the time. It’s also possible to swim in the waterfalls. So, if you plan on visiting during the summer, don’t forget to pack your swimsuit.
Get in touch with us, and we can design a special three-day itinerary just for you if you find this location appealing. Spend one night in Akchour and the other in Chaouen.
Chaouen for the night.
Chefchaouen to Tangier on Day 2
Chefchaouen, Chaouen, or the blue pearl of Morocco, is where we’ll be spending the second day of our Tangier tours. The entire city is painted in shades of blue and white, and the houses are all identical in design. Because of this, it draws a great deal of attention from tourists throughout the year.
When Jews and Moors were forced to retreat to the Rif Mountains in 1471, they came upon Chefchaouen. Some say they paint it blue to represent the sky, while others claim it keeps the mosquitoes away. Therefore, the correct solution is unknown to us at this time. Tourists may see a wide variety of attractions. To begin, a hike in the Rif Mountains at dawn is ideal for seeing the city as it rises and for getting a good look around. Second, the Akchour waterfalls are the source of a small river called Ras El Ma that flows directly into the city as you exit the mountains.
The Kasbah Ethnographic Museum, the third must-see in Chaouen, is located right in the town square. There is data about the area available here. In addition, there are some beautiful gardens and a modest art gallery.
The Kasbah’s Place Outa El Hamam plaza can be found on the building’s western side. People come to this square to eat at the many cafes and restaurants and listen to live music performed by locals.
After two full days, our group will return to Tangier from Chefchaouen in the afternoon.
Reviews for a 2 day trip from Marrakech to Zagora:
Adventure to Akchour and Chefchaouen
We plan to visit the Akchour waterfalls and the blue city of Chefchaouen with our driver Aziz after three days in Tangier. Overall, Aziz prepared a really wonderful picnic for us in the jungles of Akchour, it was a fantastic experience, and we definitely suggest it for travelers in the north. He was extremely informed, explaining to us many things about Chefchaouen and Akchour.
Exploring the Kingdom of Morocco
The two-day trip from Tangier to Chefchaouen in northern Morocco was an experience I will never forget. This trip is brief but wonderful, Touring in Morocco has planned it as we requested, thank you. We wish we’d had more time, but we were able to see enough of the charming city of Chefchaouen.
From Tangier to Chaouen in 2 Days
Our tour guide Hassan picked us up at our Riad in Tangier at 8 a.m. and drove us to the blue city of Chefchaouen; the trip was fantastic, and Hassan spoke excellent Spanish. We highly recommend this company.
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An Overview of Sights to See Between Tangier and Chefchaouen in Two Days
Our two-day trip from Tangier to Chefchaouen will begin off at the city of Tetouan. One of Morocco’s primary ports on the Mediterranean Sea is located in this city, which is also home to a beautiful beach of the same name. In addition to being called the “white dove” because so many of its structures are bright white, the city also has this moniker. In addition, a monument of a white dove symbolizes the city’s ethos by guarding the central roundabout.
It’s around 60 kilometers (km) to Tetouan from Tangier, and another 112 kilometres (km) to Chefchaouen. Also, Tetouan is just approximately 102 kilometers from Gibraltar’s peak. In 2014, its population was estimated to be 387,878. In light of this information, Tetouan is recognized as the eleventh most populous city in all of Morocco. Further, it is located in the Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima area, which is only one of Morocco’s 12 administrative divisions.
The city has a historic district known as the Medina, which dates back to the city’s first colonization by Berbers from Mauritius in the third century. Town of Tamuda, or Tamuda as the Phoenicians called it, was colonized by Roman Emperor Augustus and later became part of the city of Tamuda.
The historic Medina was constructed by the Marinid Berbers, who are known for their Kasbah architecture. Later on, Sultan Abu Thabit Amir added to and fortified the city. However, the Castilians devastated the city’s historic core at the start of the fifteenth century. Old Medina is still a lovely sight to see.
Conquest by the Spanish and the Tetouans:
Ali Al Mandri, an emigrant from Andalusia, constructed the modern medina around the end of the 15th century. People of Jewish and Muslim faiths migrated north from Andalusia. It follows that many of the cultural touchstones you encounter will have a Spanish flavor. Some Jewish people even refer to it as “little Jerusalem.”
In 1913, Spain annexed Tetouan as a protectorate in Morocco. However, it lost that status in 1956, when Morocco achieved its independence.
Since 1997, the historic district has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it has become the hub of a thriving local arts and crafts industry.
The Waterfalls of Akchour:
Just twenty kilometers from Chefchouen, the blue gem of Morocco, are the waterfalls of Akchour. They are also 119 kilometers from Tangier’s starting point and roughly 72 kilometers from Tetouan, the white dove. The term Akchour comes from a Berber word that refers to a fragment or a piece.
Both of the location’s waterfalls are named the Akchour, although the larger one is far more impressive than its lesser counterpart. While the longer distance required to reach the larger ones is offset by the beauty of the outdoors encountered along the route, it is still well worth it. In addition, you will have the opportunity to walk over the Puente de Dios (Spanish for “bridge of God”). The latter is a bridge formed by the Farda River flowing below a bridge of mountains. It might take you around two to three hours to get to the largest waterfalls.
People from the bustling metropolis often come here to get away from it all. So they pack lunches, go swimming, and take in the scenery at the waterfalls.
Chefchaouen, known as the “blue jewel of Morocco,” is a must-see on any trip to the country. Moulay Ali ibn Rashid Al Alami constructed the Kasbah in 1471 to stave against Portuguese invasions of Morocco. Many Moriscos and Jews, as well as members of the indigenous Ghomara Berber tribe, lived in this area throughout the Maldive era and the Spanish Reconquista.
Hashish is readily accessible and simple to get, therefore many tourists go here to get high. Nonetheless, Chefchaouen is a lovely place to stroll and take in the city’s brightly painted buildings. Also, the area is home to three of the world’s best attractions.
The earliest and most recognizable structure in Chefchaouen is the Kasbah. Now art is shown there. The result is a wealth of visual resources for learning about and exploring Chefchaouen.
Second, as soon as you leave the Kasbah, you’ll find yourself in a plaza known as Wetat Lhmam, which is home to several cafés and local musicians.
Third, the Akchour waterfalls flow over the if highlands and into Chefchaouen. Some of the local women go to this spot, known as Ras El Ma (which literally translates as “head of the water”), to do their laundry. Tourists flock to the area to take in the river’s beauty. In addition, it serves as a marketplace where you may purchase authentic Chefchaouen goods like Jalabas.
As a fourth must-do, climbing to the top of the ancient Chruch reveals a breathtaking panorama of the city below. Sunsets are very stunning in this area. On day one of our two-day excursion from Tangier, we’ll trek up to this spot.
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