Tangier to Chefchaouen, 2 days tour itinerary across Akchour waterfalls
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Traveling for 2 days from Tangier to Chefchaouen will let you experience the north of Morocco. Our tour will take you across Tetouan, the white dove. Here, you will visit the old Medina. Then, we will take you to the waterfalls of Akchour, one of Morocco’s best places to relax and run away from the city noise. Eventually, we will take you to explore Chaouen or Chefchaouen, the blue pearl of Morocco.
Itinerary for 2 days from Tangier to Chefchaouen:
Day 1 : Tangier to Chefchaouen:
We will start our 2 days tour itinerary from Tangier to Chefchouen from your accommodation. One of our drivers will come to pick you up at 8 am. Then, we will drive through the coast and by the new port of Tangier. Here, there is a panoramic view of Gibraltar, the British Overseas Territory. After that, we will drive near Ceuta, a Spanish autonomous even in Morocco’s land. We will pass by Martil, from the Spanish name Río Martín. Here, people from different places in Morocco come during the summer to enjoy their holidays at the beach.
Thereafter, about 20 minutes driver, we will arrive at the white dove or Tetouan. Next, we will have a stop to walk around the smallest old Medina in Morocco. Moreover, it’s protected by the Unesco heritage because it’s the main point where Morocco and Andalusia contact. Then, we will stop for a picture of the roundabout where there is a dove that represents Tetouan.
One of the best places in the north where to spend the day is the waterfalls of Akchour. Here, people from Tangier, Tetouan, Chefchaouen come to relax from the noise of the cities. Also, the waterfalls are two parts, tall waterfalls, and small ones. The small ones are one-hour hiking, and the tall ones are two hours. Moreover, there is another interesting place to hike here, it’s God’s Bridge, it depends if you are tired, we will skip it if not, we will also explore it. Furthermore, the waterfalls are suitable for swimming. Therefore, if you are coming in summer, bring your swimming clothes.
If this is an interesting place for you, you can contact us to customize 3 days tour. Then, you can spend one night here at Akchour and one night in Chaouen.
Overnight in Chaouen
Day 2 : Chefchaouen to Tangier.
The second day of our Tangier tours will be at Chefchaouen, Chaouen, or the blue pearl of Morocco. It’s a big town where the houses and the walls are all painted with blue and white. Therefore, its an admired attraction for many tourists all year round.
Chefchaouen was found in 1471 by the Jews and the Moors fleeing at the Rif mountains. Some people say they pain it with the blue as the color of the sky, others say to protect the houses from the mosquitos. Therefore, we don’t know exactly the right answer. There are many things to visit here. Firstly, the best thing to do in the early morning is to hike the Rif mountains for the sunrise and an overview of the city. Secondly, after hiking in the mountains, just as you step in the city, there is a small river called Ras El Ma coming from the Akchour waterfalls.
Thirdly, at the center of Chaouen lies the Kasbah Ethnographic Museum. Here, you can find information about the region. Also, there is a small art gallery and some gardens.
Tangier to Chefchaouen reviews:
Trip to Akchour and chefchaouen
2 dias Desde Tanger a Chaouen
The best views you will see with our tour from Tangier to Chefchaouen are the Akchour waterfalls and the sunrise or sunset in Chaouen
Our driver will come to pick you up from your hotel in Tangier to enjoy your trip to Chefchaouen.
Our tour includes an English/Spanish speaking driver. Therefore, you will be explained about the attractions you will visit.
If you are a photography lover, with our tour from Tanger to Chefchaouen, you will be taken to Akchour waterfalls. Here, you will be able to take stunning pictures. Also, we will take you to Chefchaouen, and this town is all about taking stunning photos
Do you have any other customization rather than our 2 days from Tangier to Chefchaouen?
Touring in Morocco is a travel agency that oorganizes different tours itineraries from Tangier. Therefore, if you are in Tangier and willing to travel somewhere in Morocco, we will gladly be happy to help you customize an itinerary.
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2 days Tangier to Chefchaouen destinations' overview:
Tetouan will be the first city we will visit with our 2 days Tangier to Chefchaouen itinerary. It’s a city in northern Morocco along with the beach of Martil, one of the main ports in Morocco at the Mediterranean Sea. Also, it’s a nicknamed city to the white dove, most of its buildings are painted with the white. Moreover, there is a statue of a white dove in the roundabout at the center, this is to show what the city is about.
Driving from Tangier will take about 60km to arrive here at Tetouan, and to Chefchaouen 112km. Further, Tetouan is not far from the mountain of Gibraltar, about 102km. Its last population count was in 2014 with 380,787 inhabitants. With that in mind, Tetouan is listed as the 11 city in Morocco with the biggest population. Furthermore, it is in the region of Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima, one of the 12 regions in Morocco.
The city also represents itself with an old part of the Medina, its first settlement was by the Mauritanian Berbers back in the 3rd century. When the Phoenicians traded here, this city took the name of the Tamuda or the town of Tamuda colonized by the Roman emperor Augustus.
The Marinid Berbers built the old Medina with Kasbahs. Later, the Sultan Abu Thabit Amir expanded and fortified the city. However, at the beginning of the fifteenth century, the city, the old part was destroyed by the Castilians. Still, the old Medina now is a beautiful attraction to discover.
Tetouan and Spanish colonization:
The new medina was built late in the 15th century by Ali Al Mandri, he was an Andalusian emigrate. Many Jewish, Muslims from Andalusia settled here in the north. Therefore, you will find a lot of Spanish influencers. Furthermore, some Jewish call the place by the little Jerusalem.
Tetouan became a Spanish protectorate of Morocco in the year of 1913. Then, in 1956 it lost that when Morocco gained its full independence.
Now, the old city is a UNESCO world heritage since 1997, and it is a creative city network of crafts and folk art.
The Waterfalls of Akchour are not far from the blue pearl, Chefchouen, about 20km. Also, they are about 72 from Tetouan, the white dove, 119km from the starting point of Tangier. The name of Akchour is a Berber word which means a part of something.
There are two waterfalls at the place, they are both called the Akchour but ones are taller and ones are smaller. The taller ones need a bit of walk to reach, it’s worth it as you will be enjoying the view of nature on the way there. Also, you will have a chance to cross the so-called bridge of God, or Puente de Dios in Spanish. The later is a bridge built naturally with mountains with the water of the river of Farda passing under. hiking to the biggest waterfalls may take around 2 to 3h walking.
Many people come here to relax from the noise of the cities. Therefore, they make picnics, they go there for swimming and admiring the view of the waterfalls.
You don’t want to travel to Morocco without visiting the blue pearl of Chefchaouen. It was built as a Kasbah by Moulay Ali ibn Rashid Al Alami in 1471 to protect Morocco from the invasions of the Portuguese. During the Maldive times and the Spanish Reconquista, many Moriscos and Jewish settled here along with the local Berber tribe, the Ghomara.
Many travellers come here to get Hash drugs as it is available and easy to get it. However, Chefchaouen is a beautiful city to walk around and admire the colourful walls. Not to mention, there are 3 top things to visit here.
To start with, Chefchaouen is famous for the Kasbah, it is the first building here. It’s a gallery now of art. Therefore, you will see many pictures of Chefchaouen, and also you will find the history of it.
Second, as you step out of the Kasbah, there is a square called Wetat Lhmam, it’s where most of the cafes to relax and enjoy the locals entertaining with their music.
Third, the waterfalls of Akchour cross the if mountains to arrive at the bridge of Chefchaouen. The place is called Ras El Ma which means the head of the water, it’s where some of the local women go to wash rugs, clothes… many tourists go there to enjoy the view of the water in the river. Also, the place is a commercial site, you can find many Chefchaouen products like Jalabas.
Fourth, hiking up to the old Chruch is also a should do the activity, it’s where you can see a very beautiful panoramic view of the whole city. Also, it’s where to see a beautiful sunset. We will hike up here on the first day of our 2 days tour From Tangier.