Getaway to Tetouan - Chefchaouen

Excursion from Tangier to Tetouan and Chaouen, the blue pearl of Morocco, also visiting the old capital of the Spanish protectorate. Its huge medina is a treasure to discover. The route will also show rural northern Morocco.
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Tetuan-Chaouen Getaway

2 days


Tangier, Tangier ville Port, Ibn Battouta Airport


257 € + local guide + accommodation


Departures every day

Getaway to Tetouan - Chefchaouen




Tangier - Tetouan - Chefchaouen

On this excursion to Tetouan you can choose between two itineraries. From October to June (except Easter), we can enjoy the road along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Beautiful beaches of Fnideq or Martil are full during the summer and the narrow road.

Another shorter option is to go to Tetouan by the beautiful inland road where we will appreciate the rural Morocco that stretches between Tangier and our destination. You can make a stop in the village of Ait Lahcen to observe the landscape and rural life while having tea or taking a short walk. Depending on the time, we can stop there to eat one of the wonderful tajines or grilled meat cooked in the typical stalls of this road town. By default we will choose this last route or the highway because it is faster.

Tetouan is the former capital of the Spanish protectorate. Also known by the nickname "The white dove", the city covers the hillsides where it is settled with whitewashed houses. On a guided tour you can enjoy its huge medina, declared a World Heritage Site. It is a real wonder and very little known. You will perceive that it still remains authentic and you can enjoy observing all kinds of artisans working in it.

It is very nice to start the visit from the Moulay El Mehdi Square, where the bell of a Catholic church still tells time. Then, stroll through the stylish “Ensanche” enjoying the well-preserved colonial facades to the royal palace. Everything in Tetouan is painted white and green. And it is also full of signs of its old Spanish character. The palace is located in the beautiful Hassan II square, garnished with modernist columns of a disciple of Gaudí who resided in Melilla.

Tetouan has not yet been invaded by tourism and it is worth observing the daily life of its inhabitants to get an idea of what Morocco is nowadays. The light of Tetouan, as in Tangier, is so bright that you will not forget.

After the lunch, we will continue our excursion to Chaouen, the famous blue pearl of Morocco. The magical blue village of Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains is 115 km by road to the southeast of Tangier, and one and a half hours away from Tetouan. The Mediterranean landscapes will become mountainous during the journey until our destination.



Chefchaouen - Tangier

Although it is a very tourist destination, Chaouen is a sacred town that only since 1920 with the arrival of the Spanish, began to allow foreigners to enter. And this is perceived from the first moment. It is an essential visit for the beauty of the town and its singularity.

In Chaouen you will enjoy the morning walk through its cozy streets painted indigo blue. There are different theories about why they are blue. For many they are ranked among the 10 most beautiful streets in the world. Instagramers: it will be your delight, every street, every door and every corner is a beautiful picture.

You can visit the Kasbah and go upstairs its tower from where to observe the magical view of the village and the mountains of the Talassemtane National Park. Approach to the river where the women gather to wash clothes and lay it in the sun following their traditions. The medina is full of craft shops, so you can also enjoy of doing some shopping. The Andalusian-style Uta Al-Hammam square with restaurants on the roof of its buildings is ideal for lunch or take a tea in a pleasant place enjoying the breeze.

We return after lunch to Tangier, to end this getaway to Tetouan and Chaouen.

If you stay a couple of days more, in addition to the excursion to Chaouen we can make excursions to Talassemtane park, to Akchour waterfalls, or reach the sea in Oued Laou. You will enjoy breathtaking landscape when going there.Ask us for these extensions.

What includes this Chaouen & Tetouan excursion:

- Personalized private excursion only for your group.

- Price includes private transport (with wifi and air conditioning) from Tangier to Tetouan and Chaouen, and return the following day; and accommodation in BB or HB optonal in riad/hotel in the chosen category (basic, comfort, luxury).

- Professional local driver who speaks customer's language (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Swedish, among others).

- Points and schedule of collection and arrival to be agreed (maximum 16h departure from Chaouen).

What is not included in this Chaouen & Tetouan excursion:

- Meals, drinks, or entrance tickets to the kasbah or museums, or other activities.

-Does not include fee for local guide (to consult).


- If you want to do this and other excursions from Tangier as a single trip, ask us for the Northern Star tour.

- This itinerary is subject to modifications depending on the start and arrival time, or weather or other force majeure imperatives

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