Chefchaouen Travel Guide

Moroccos ‘Blue Pearl’ of the North is picture perfect.

Chefchaouen Travel Guide

12:15pm, 29th August 2019

The Blue Town Of Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen is one of the most picturesque towns in the Rif Mountain region of Morocco, despite this undisputed fact as a destination, it has often been excluded from tours due to its remoteness in the North. However, it now is firmly on the visitor map and can be accessed by a 120 km drive South from Tangier, arrival or departure from Tangier makes for a convenient and comfortable visit to Chefchaouen.  This Spanish influenced town has remained relatively untouched with its houses and shops clinging to the hillside. On approach, the towns unique blue hue is clear for all to see. We are often asked is Chefchaouen as blue as it appears in all its promotional material and the answer is, yes, it is.

Chefchaouens Instagram Appeal

Every shade of blue imaginable appears to have been dipped into to showcase this charming hillside town. From intense indigo to the more diluted blue colour wash that seems to have been emptied out by the paint tin load, to stain every street, lane, crook and cranny of the town. In recent years this laid-back Moroccan- Andalusian town has become somewhat of a mecca for those dedicated to finding breath-taking images for their Instagram accounts. If Instagram is the furthest thing from your mind while travelling, it is still worthwhile to include a visit to Chefchaouen due to its location in an area of natural outstanding beauty. It is also famed for its high-quality artisan leather goods and craftwork unique to the North of Morocco.

Private Instagram Tours In Chefchaouen

In Chefchaouen you can now hire for a few hours at a time a private photographer who will take you on a specific Instagram tour. The photographers are local and therefore provide an insightful perspective of the town while taking photographs of you in the most iconic hot spots specifically for your Instagram.  We have been asked by several of our clients to include this service and all have been delighted with the experience which they felt had enhanced their visit to Chefchaouen.  We can organise for you to meet up with our contact in Chefchaouen should this be a service you would like to include in your tour.

Rif Valley And  Day Tours To Akchour Falls

Many visitors short on travel time make only a fleeting overnight stay in Chefchaouen however it also merits a more relaxed stay. A two-night stay will afford you the time to experience a colour change into the green Rif Mountain landscape where you can immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region. A visit to the almost hidden paradise of the Akchour waterfalls is the perfect environment for relaxing in or for taking a professionally guided hike. While here enjoy a tagging lunch at tables placed in the water where you can rejuvenate your hot hiking feet in the cooling waters. Without a doubt, blue and green make picture-perfect colour scenes in Northern Morocco!