A Two-Day Trip to Morocco from Spain: Tangier and the Blue City 

Morocco is easy to visit from Spain, and if you have the opportunity, don’t miss it! The landscape is beautiful and mountainous. The cities are colorful and vibrant. The people are warm, friendly, and welcoming.

I traveled to Morocco on the ferry from Tarifa to Tangier and did a private two-day guided tour. In this story, I’ll share highlights from the two cities we visited: Tangier and Chefchaouen (aka The Blue City).

This is the northwestern-most point of mainland Africa and about 1000 feet above sea level. It towers above the Strait of Gibraltar, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea.

Cape Spartel

If you take a tour in Tangier, more than likely you will have the opportunity to ride a camel down to the beach. Our tour was no exception!

Camel Rides at Achakar Beach

Caves of Hercules

These famous archeological caves are below the cape and date back to 6000 B.C. They have an opening on land and another to the sea. The latter opening is carved in the shape of the African continent.

Photo: Zakaria el Yamni, Getty Images

The landscape along the way was very green and mountainous. If you imagine that Morocco is mostly desert, you’re in for a surprise!

Chefchaouen (The Blue City)

Chefchaouen is in the mountains, and the drive from Tangier took more than 2 hours. It’s well worth the trip to see this distinctive city. The buildings really are painted beautiful shades of blue!

The city has many shops selling traditional handicrafts, including colorful woven blankets, leather goods, and artwork, so it’s a great place to buy souvenirs and gifts.

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