This itinerary of travel in the North of Morocco faithfully copies the itinerary of a recent trip I made to Morocco. It was four full days of travel, leaving on a Friday afternoon and landing in Lisbon at 7: 00 in the morning of the fifth day (Tuesday).
In summary, the trip began with a flight to Fez, with subsequent passage through Chefchaouen, Tétouan e Tangier, where I returned to Portugal. The itinerary in the north of Morocco was done by private transport, but it is theoretically possible to do the same using the so-called grand taxis (shared taxis). Let's do it!
My script in Northern Morocco (from Fez to Tangier)
Day 1: Flight + Fez
I arrived in Fez at the end of the afternoon and, after leaving things riad La Maison Bleue Batha, I went to meet the Coffee Clock. That's where I took the first mint tea from the trip. Before dinner, time still to see and feel and hear the medina the seething of life and smells and sounds. It was the perfect way to start exploring the old town two decades later.
Look Things to do in Fes.
2 Day: Did
Gone out riad too early to feel the city waking up, and then came back for breakfast. Then the whole morning was spent getting to know Fez. First enjoying the views over the old town from the Borj Sud (South Tower); then meeting a pottery factory (with too many tourist groups); and finally, the to visit the medina of Fez.
After a late lunch, I headed towards Chefchaouen - where I arrived at night. It was just dinner time and little else.
Day 3: Chefchaouen
Full day exploring the "Blue Pearl" of Morocco. In the list with Chefchaouen Restaurants Chefchaouen Attractions Chefchaouen Guide had only circling through the very old photogenic old town. And so I let myself be lost in the streets dyed blue, exploring the labyrinth of alleys, squares and a few dead-ends, accompanied by orange juice and mint teas. It was an entire day dedicated to Chefchaouen.
4 Day: Tétouan and Tangier
On the fourth and last day of the trip, I left Chefchaouen after breakfast, with the purpose of visiting the medina of Tetouan - including the Jewish quarter - in the morning. And I can guarantee that Tétouan was a beautiful surprise.
After a delicious lunch at the Riad Blanco, it was then time to head to Tangier, where I arrived mid-afternoon. It was the last stop on my short tour of Northern Morocco and, despite the short time, I was able to visit the Tangiers medina with relative tranquility.
Where sleep: Palais Zahia, Tangier (more luxurious than what I'm used to).
Day 5: Return flight
At 5: 45 in the morning I took the TAP flight to Lisbon, where I landed around 7: 00 in the morning. The trip to Morocco was officially over.
How to get to Morocco
Many people recommend going to Portugal by car, but on such a short trip, the time lost on the trip does not pay. So, for this route through northern Morocco, the best way is to fly.
Depending on the number of days, you can fly to Fez and return from Tangier (or vice versa); how can you go through Casablanca and return to Tangiers; or even take a circular trip from Tangier or Fez. It all depends on the type of roadmap you want to do and the number of days available.
Where to stay
In summary, my bases in the north of Morocco were as follows:
- FezA great night out La Maison Bleue Batha (see the post about us where to stay in Fez);
- Chefchaouenone night at Dar Ba Sidi & Spa and another in the Dar Echchaouen. see the post on where to stay in Chefchaouen, but I recommend you stay inside the medina; for example, in the elegant Riad Cherifa;
- Tangierone night at Palais Zahia.
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