Those traveling the 70 miles (112 km) from coastal Tangier to the famous "Blue City" of Chefchaouen will likely wish to take a private transfer between the two locations. The two-hour trip is convenient and allows travelers the option to stop at a historically significant Moorish town along the way.
By Private Transfer
Duration: 2 hours, more with a stop in Tetouan
The mountain roads along the route from Tangier to Chefchaouen offer lovely scenery and the option of stopping in the fascinating, under-the-radar town of Tetouan, at the foot of the Rif Mountains, a few miles from the sea. The town's close relationship with the Andalusia region of Spain, just across the Strait of Gibraltar, gives the town a Moorish influence unlike anywhere else in Morocco.
The medina in Tetouan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and travelers will likely wish to spend time wandering through its stalls, where you will find everything from jewelry to spices to live animals for sale. There is also a special artisan school just outside of the medina, where masters of traditional arts and crafts like ornamental woodwork, mosaics, and carved plaster learn their trades. The artisan center can be opened to travelers upon request.
By Grand Taxi
Duration: 2 hours
It's also possible to take a "grand taxi" to Chefchaouen, though you'll need to transfer in Tetouan. Note that the grand taxi fare is paid per seat, not by vehicle, so depending on the size of your group, you may be sharing with other passengers. Be prepared to negotiate a price from Tangier to Tetouan, and then another price for the second leg of your journey.