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Blue City magic: Affordable Day Trip from Fez to Chefchaouen

1. Blue City magic: Affordable Day Trip from Fez to Chefchaouen

Embark on an unforgettable day trip from Fez to the enchanting blue city of Chefchaouen. Immerse yourself in the picturesque streets adorned with vibrant blue buildings, wander through the bustling medina, and soak up the authentic Moroccan atmosphere. With round-trip transportation, a knowledgeable guide, and ample free time to explore, this experience promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of Chefchaouen. Detailed Itinerary: - Meet and Greet: We'll pick you up near your accommodation at either Bab Boujloud or Recif. Enjoy a warm welcome with a refreshing cup of coffee or mint tea as we introduce you to the day's program. - Scenic Drive: Embark on a scenic drive towards Chefchaouen(3hours30min). Along the way, we'll stop at the breathtaking Sedd Sid Echahed dome lake, offering stunning views and photo opportunities. We'll also make a stop at Motel Rif, the first motel in the North of Morocco, nestled at the foothills of the Rif Mountains. Take a break and indulge in a snack, coffee, or juice at your own expense. - Panoramic View: Prepare to be amazed by a panoramic scenic view of Chefchaouen from above, capturing the beauty of the entire city with its iconic blue buildings. - Arrival in Chefchaouen(4hours): We'll drop you off at the entrance of the city, known as Bab Sour. You'll have approximately 4 hours of free time to explore the enchanting blue pearl of Morocco at your own pace. Wander through the charming streets, shop for local crafts, or simply relax and soak up the unique ambiance. - Lunch and Rest: After your exploration, take your time to enjoy lunch at a restaurant of your choice, savoring the delicious local cuisine and taking a well-deserved rest before the return journey. - Return to Fez: We'll meet again and start our drive back to Fez, with an approximate duration of 3.5 hours. Relax and reflect on the wonderful memories created during your Chefchaouen day trip. - Book now for an incredible tour at an unbeatable price and experience the charm and beauty of Chefchaouen. Don't miss out on this budget-friendly opportunity to discover one of Morocco's most captivating destinations.

From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen

2. From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen

Discover the blue washed town of Chefchaouen on this day trip from Fez. Have time to explore sights like Kasbah Museum and Grand Mosque. Travel in comfortable air-conditioned van and have the option of choosing from a group or private tour, however, please note the drive from Fes to Chefchaouen is between 4 hours more or less each way.  The tour will start with a hotel pickup in Fez. After boarding your private vehicle, make your way to Chefchaouen, located in the Rif Mountains near Tangier. Upon arrival, marvel at the incredible blue walls that make this town famous. Enjoy about 4 hours to explore the picturesque small city streets of the medina. If you opt for the private tour, you have the luxury of deciding how you'd like to spend your time as there are many activities to choose from. You can discover the local shops and cafes and see the main square known as Plaza Uta el-Hammam. To experience some culture you may wish to head to the Kasbah Museum, the Grand Mosque, or the Ethnographic Museum which contains musical instruments, antique weapons, and photographs of the old town. You can also stop off at the Ras Elma River that runs through the old city.  For lunch, you are free to have your meal either at the square or on the roof terrace which offers panoramic views over Chefchaouen ( not included at your own expense). In the late afternoon, you will head back to Fez.

From Tangier: Chefchaouen Day Trip

3. From Tangier: Chefchaouen Day Trip

Join us on a day trip from Tangier to Chefchaouen with hotel pickup and drop-off included. Explore the history of Chefchaouen, the main square, the tiny blue streets and more.. Starting from Tangier at 9:00 AM, travel high up into the Rif Mountains to discover Chefchaouen, the beautiful blue door and white-walled Medina, which was originally a Berber post. Enjoy a guided tour of the city when you arrive. See the main square, the heart of Chefchaouen, with its 18th-century kasbah, central mosque, and cafes with authentic Moroccan-style menus. Stroll the market to discover a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourist souvenirs. Visit the Jewish Quarter behind the jewelry souk to discover a unique part of the city. Drive back to Tangier to catch the sunset in panoramic view following with drop-off around 7:00 PM.

From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

4. From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

Uncover the beauty of Chefchaouen on this day trip from Fez. Let your driver take you to the Plaza Uta el-Hammam where you can see the Kasbah and Great Mosque. Hear about Moroccan culture and history and have your questions answered by your driver.  Be picked up in the morning form the comfort of your hotel in Fez. Relax in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle on the scenic drive Chefchaouen. Admire forests, picturesque peaks, and valleys.  Arrive and discover local handicrafts like woven cloth, wool and leather that you can not find in any other Morocco cities. Head to the Plaza Uta el-Hammam where Great Mosque and the 18th century kasbah are located.  Soak up the Plaza's vibe which is lined with restaurants and coffee shops. Purchase a ticket to see the kasbah which is a heavily restored walled fortress that has a lovely garden. Go to the Grande Mosque which was built in the 15th century by the son of the town's founder Ali ben Rachid. Return to your accommodation in Fez at the end of your day trip. 

From Tangier: Special Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Tetouan

5. From Tangier: Special Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Tetouan

Explore the smaller towns of Northern Marocco on a day trip from Tangier. Visit Chefchaouen and take a tour of its famous colorful streets. Then, stop off in Tetouan and learn about the city's Andalusian roots. Admire views of the Rif Mountains on the journey. Start with pickup from your hotel in Tangier. On the drive to Chefchaouen, which lasts approximately two hours, there'll be time to stop for a short break and admire views of the Rif mountain range. Arrive in Chefchaouen and start exploring the so-called Blue Pearl of Morocco. Take a tour of its iconic medina, featuring traditional architecture and vibrant blue facades. Learn about the town's history as you visit other sites including the Jewish Cemetery. Before returning to Tangier, you'll have time for a stop in Tetouan to explore the ancient city. Visit the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn about the rich history and cultural significance of the town with your guide. The tour will end with drop-off at your hotel in Tangier.

Day Tour to Chefchaouen from Fes with Local Expert

6. Day Tour to Chefchaouen from Fes with Local Expert

One of our team will pick you up from your Riad or the nearby meeting point we set beforhand at 7h50 in the morning to begin your journey to the blue Pearl Chefchaouen. Upon boarding the vehicle, we will head towards Chefchaouen, also known as Chauen, nestled in the Rif Mountains near Tangier. As you arrive, the unmistakable blue-washed buildings will captivate your attention. During the trip, we will make three stops to admire the breathtaking landscapes and take short breaks to rest and take pictures. Once in Chefchaouen, you will have approximately 4 hours to immerse yourself in the picturesque streets of the medina. Explore the local shops, savor a cup of coffee in one of the cafes, and discover the renowned Plaza Uta el-Hammam, the vibrant main square. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the 18th-century kasbah museum, the Grand Mosque, and perhaps take a stroll along the Ras Elma river that meanders through the old city. Additionally, you may be interested in exploring the ethnographic museum, which showcases musical instruments, antique weapons, and photographs of the historic town. In the afternoon, we will commence our return journey to Fez, the meeting time and location will be decided by your greeter or the driver to conclude the trip. The estimated arrival time back in Fez is around 20:00 or 21:00 in the evening.

From Marrakech: Imperial Cities of Morocco 3-Day Tour

7. From Marrakech: Imperial Cities of Morocco 3-Day Tour

Join a 3-day tour from Marrakesh that covers the highlights of Morocco's historic imperial cities of Fez, Rabat, Chefchaouen, and Casablanca. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle, benefit from the undivided attention of your local guide, and spend 2 nights in a comfortable hotel. Day 1: Marrakech – Azrou - Ifran – Fez Depart Marrakech and cross the Atlas Mountains, in a green environment populated by baboon monkeys. Stop to take beautiful photos in the cedar forest, then drive to one of the world’s cleanest and most fascinating cities, Ifrane, known in Morocco as “Little Switzerland.” Enjoy a quick city tour around Fez before heading to your half-board hotel for the night. Day 2: Fez – Chefchaouen Following breakfast at your hotel, get ready to continue your visit by the labyrinthine streets of Fez and explore the oldest medina of Morocco built in the 7th century with its Souks, palaces, mosques, Koranic schools, and Mellah. Travel through the mountains of Rif to the beautiful Berber city of Chefchaouen. Accompanied by your guide, spend your time exploring the whitewashed streets of Chaouen, animated by the beautifully dressed locals. Spend the night in a local riad. Day 3: Chefchaouen – Rabat – Casablanca - Marrakech Head to Rabat to explore the capital of Morocco and the residence of the king. Visit the Hassan Tower with its mausoleum of King Mohammed V. Then it’s on to Casablanca for a visit to the majestic Hassan II mosque, the largest mosque in the world.

Memorable Day Trip From Fez to Chefchaouen the Blue City

8. Memorable Day Trip From Fez to Chefchaouen the Blue City

In the morning at 8 a.m. m., your driver will meet you at his accommodation in Fez. After boarding the car, you will head towards Chefchaouen or Chauen for short. Chefchaouen is located in the Rif Mountains, near Tangier, and upon arrival you will easily recognize the city by its blue painted buildings. You will have around 4 hours to explore the streets of the medina of this quaint little town. Discover the local shops and cafes, the main square known as Plaza Uta el-Hammam, the kasbah museum dating back to the early 18th century, the Great Mosque and perhaps the Ras Elma river running through the old city. You can also visit the ethnographic museum that contains musical instruments, ancient weapons and photographs of the old town. In the afternoon, we will take the road back to Fez for the end of the trip.

From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Akchour Waterfalls

9. From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Akchour Waterfalls

Visit Chefchaouen, a beautiful blue door and white-walled medina that was originally a Berber post. The main square is the heart of Chefchaouen, with the 18th-century kasbah, a central mosque, and cafes with authentic Moroccan-style menus. The market is a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourist souvenirs – it’s often very busy, but worth a visit for the bargains. On your walking tour with your guide, explore the kasbah which was built by Moulay Ismail and is now practically a ruin next to the Great Mosque. Visit the charming main square and the souks that sell an array of goods.  If you head to the Jewish quarter behind the jewelry souk, you will feel the difference between it and the main Arabic feel of the town. Afterward, a small hike to discover the small waterfalls of Akchour, a natural beauty . A local tour guide is provided at Akchour.

Fes: One-Way Transfer to Chefchaouen "The Blue City"

10. Fes: One-Way Transfer to Chefchaouen "The Blue City"

Choose from a private or shared transfer service, and get picked up from your hotel or riad in Fes. Start driving towards Chefchaouen, the famous blue town in Morocco. Stop at a few places on the way to takes pictures including at the Dam. Also, break for a rest or to have a drink at a motel in the countryside. When you arrive in Chefchaouen, stop to take pictures for the view of the Medina. Then, get dropped off at the closest point to your accommodation that the car can reach. The driver will call your hotel to arrange for somebody to meet you. Alternatively, select the option which goes via Volubilis, a partly excavated Berber city, and make a stop to visit the Roman ruins on the way before heading to Chefchaouen.

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Blue City magic: Affordable Day Trip from Fez to Chefchaouen

Blue City magic: Affordable Day Trip from Fez to Chefchaouen

Embark on an unforgettable day trip from Fez to the enchanting blue city of Chefchaouen. Immerse yourself in the picturesque streets adorned with vibrant blue buildings, wander through the bustling medina, and soak up the authentic Moroccan atmosphere. With round-trip transportation, a knowledgeable guide, and ample free time to explore, this experience promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of Chefchaouen. Detailed Itinerary: - Meet and Greet: We'll pick you up near your accommodation at either Bab Boujloud or Recif. Enjoy a warm welcome with a refreshing cup of coffee or mint tea as we introduce you to the day's program. - Scenic Drive: Embark on a scenic drive towards Chefchaouen(3hours30min). Along the way, we'll stop at the breathtaking Sedd Sid Echahed dome lake, offering stunning views and photo opportunities. We'll also make a stop at Motel Rif, the first motel in the North of Morocco, nestled at the foothills of the Rif Mountains. Take a break and indulge in a snack, coffee, or juice at your own expense. - Panoramic View: Prepare to be amazed by a panoramic scenic view of Chefchaouen from above, capturing the beauty of the entire city with its iconic blue buildings. - Arrival in Chefchaouen(4hours): We'll drop you off at the entrance of the city, known as Bab Sour. You'll have approximately 4 hours of free time to explore the enchanting blue pearl of Morocco at your own pace. Wander through the charming streets, shop for local crafts, or simply relax and soak up the unique ambiance. - Lunch and Rest: After your exploration, take your time to enjoy lunch at a restaurant of your choice, savoring the delicious local cuisine and taking a well-deserved rest before the return journey. - Return to Fez: We'll meet again and start our drive back to Fez, with an approximate duration of 3.5 hours. Relax and reflect on the wonderful memories created during your Chefchaouen day trip. - Book now for an incredible tour at an unbeatable price and experience the charm and beauty of Chefchaouen. Don't miss out on this budget-friendly opportunity to discover one of Morocco's most captivating destinations.

From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen

From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen

Discover the blue washed town of Chefchaouen on this day trip from Fez. Have time to explore sights like Kasbah Museum and Grand Mosque. Travel in comfortable air-conditioned van and have the option of choosing from a group or private tour, however, please note the drive from Fes to Chefchaouen is between 4 hours more or less each way.  The tour will start with a hotel pickup in Fez. After boarding your private vehicle, make your way to Chefchaouen, located in the Rif Mountains near Tangier. Upon arrival, marvel at the incredible blue walls that make this town famous. Enjoy about 4 hours to explore the picturesque small city streets of the medina. If you opt for the private tour, you have the luxury of deciding how you'd like to spend your time as there are many activities to choose from. You can discover the local shops and cafes and see the main square known as Plaza Uta el-Hammam. To experience some culture you may wish to head to the Kasbah Museum, the Grand Mosque, or the Ethnographic Museum which contains musical instruments, antique weapons, and photographs of the old town. You can also stop off at the Ras Elma River that runs through the old city.  For lunch, you are free to have your meal either at the square or on the roof terrace which offers panoramic views over Chefchaouen ( not included at your own expense). In the late afternoon, you will head back to Fez.

From Tangier: Chefchaouen Day Trip

From Tangier: Chefchaouen Day Trip

Join us on a day trip from Tangier to Chefchaouen with hotel pickup and drop-off included. Explore the history of Chefchaouen, the main square, the tiny blue streets and more.. Starting from Tangier at 9:00 AM, travel high up into the Rif Mountains to discover Chefchaouen, the beautiful blue door and white-walled Medina, which was originally a Berber post. Enjoy a guided tour of the city when you arrive. See the main square, the heart of Chefchaouen, with its 18th-century kasbah, central mosque, and cafes with authentic Moroccan-style menus. Stroll the market to discover a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourist souvenirs. Visit the Jewish Quarter behind the jewelry souk to discover a unique part of the city. Drive back to Tangier to catch the sunset in panoramic view following with drop-off around 7:00 PM.

From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

Uncover the beauty of Chefchaouen on this day trip from Fez. Let your driver take you to the Plaza Uta el-Hammam where you can see the Kasbah and Great Mosque. Hear about Moroccan culture and history and have your questions answered by your driver.  Be picked up in the morning form the comfort of your hotel in Fez. Relax in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle on the scenic drive Chefchaouen. Admire forests, picturesque peaks, and valleys.  Arrive and discover local handicrafts like woven cloth, wool and leather that you can not find in any other Morocco cities. Head to the Plaza Uta el-Hammam where Great Mosque and the 18th century kasbah are located.  Soak up the Plaza's vibe which is lined with restaurants and coffee shops. Purchase a ticket to see the kasbah which is a heavily restored walled fortress that has a lovely garden. Go to the Grande Mosque which was built in the 15th century by the son of the town's founder Ali ben Rachid. Return to your accommodation in Fez at the end of your day trip. 

From Tangier: Special Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Tetouan

From Tangier: Special Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Tetouan

Explore the smaller towns of Northern Marocco on a day trip from Tangier. Visit Chefchaouen and take a tour of its famous colorful streets. Then, stop off in Tetouan and learn about the city's Andalusian roots. Admire views of the Rif Mountains on the journey. Start with pickup from your hotel in Tangier. On the drive to Chefchaouen, which lasts approximately two hours, there'll be time to stop for a short break and admire views of the Rif mountain range. Arrive in Chefchaouen and start exploring the so-called Blue Pearl of Morocco. Take a tour of its iconic medina, featuring traditional architecture and vibrant blue facades. Learn about the town's history as you visit other sites including the Jewish Cemetery. Before returning to Tangier, you'll have time for a stop in Tetouan to explore the ancient city. Visit the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn about the rich history and cultural significance of the town with your guide. The tour will end with drop-off at your hotel in Tangier.

Day Tour to Chefchaouen from Fes with Local Expert

Day Tour to Chefchaouen from Fes with Local Expert

One of our team will pick you up from your Riad or the nearby meeting point we set beforhand at 7h50 in the morning to begin your journey to the blue Pearl Chefchaouen. Upon boarding the vehicle, we will head towards Chefchaouen, also known as Chauen, nestled in the Rif Mountains near Tangier. As you arrive, the unmistakable blue-washed buildings will captivate your attention. During the trip, we will make three stops to admire the breathtaking landscapes and take short breaks to rest and take pictures. Once in Chefchaouen, you will have approximately 4 hours to immerse yourself in the picturesque streets of the medina. Explore the local shops, savor a cup of coffee in one of the cafes, and discover the renowned Plaza Uta el-Hammam, the vibrant main square. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the 18th-century kasbah museum, the Grand Mosque, and perhaps take a stroll along the Ras Elma river that meanders through the old city. Additionally, you may be interested in exploring the ethnographic museum, which showcases musical instruments, antique weapons, and photographs of the historic town. In the afternoon, we will commence our return journey to Fez, the meeting time and location will be decided by your greeter or the driver to conclude the trip. The estimated arrival time back in Fez is around 20:00 or 21:00 in the evening.

From Marrakech: Imperial Cities of Morocco 3-Day Tour

From Marrakech: Imperial Cities of Morocco 3-Day Tour

Join a 3-day tour from Marrakesh that covers the highlights of Morocco's historic imperial cities of Fez, Rabat, Chefchaouen, and Casablanca. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle, benefit from the undivided attention of your local guide, and spend 2 nights in a comfortable hotel. Day 1: Marrakech – Azrou - Ifran – Fez Depart Marrakech and cross the Atlas Mountains, in a green environment populated by baboon monkeys. Stop to take beautiful photos in the cedar forest, then drive to one of the world’s cleanest and most fascinating cities, Ifrane, known in Morocco as “Little Switzerland.” Enjoy a quick city tour around Fez before heading to your half-board hotel for the night. Day 2: Fez – Chefchaouen Following breakfast at your hotel, get ready to continue your visit by the labyrinthine streets of Fez and explore the oldest medina of Morocco built in the 7th century with its Souks, palaces, mosques, Koranic schools, and Mellah. Travel through the mountains of Rif to the beautiful Berber city of Chefchaouen. Accompanied by your guide, spend your time exploring the whitewashed streets of Chaouen, animated by the beautifully dressed locals. Spend the night in a local riad. Day 3: Chefchaouen – Rabat – Casablanca - Marrakech Head to Rabat to explore the capital of Morocco and the residence of the king. Visit the Hassan Tower with its mausoleum of King Mohammed V. Then it’s on to Casablanca for a visit to the majestic Hassan II mosque, the largest mosque in the world.

Memorable Day Trip From Fez to Chefchaouen the Blue City

Memorable Day Trip From Fez to Chefchaouen the Blue City

In the morning at 8 a.m. m., your driver will meet you at his accommodation in Fez. After boarding the car, you will head towards Chefchaouen or Chauen for short. Chefchaouen is located in the Rif Mountains, near Tangier, and upon arrival you will easily recognize the city by its blue painted buildings. You will have around 4 hours to explore the streets of the medina of this quaint little town. Discover the local shops and cafes, the main square known as Plaza Uta el-Hammam, the kasbah museum dating back to the early 18th century, the Great Mosque and perhaps the Ras Elma river running through the old city. You can also visit the ethnographic museum that contains musical instruments, ancient weapons and photographs of the old town. In the afternoon, we will take the road back to Fez for the end of the trip.

From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Akchour Waterfalls

From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Akchour Waterfalls

Visit Chefchaouen, a beautiful blue door and white-walled medina that was originally a Berber post. The main square is the heart of Chefchaouen, with the 18th-century kasbah, a central mosque, and cafes with authentic Moroccan-style menus. The market is a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourist souvenirs – it’s often very busy, but worth a visit for the bargains. On your walking tour with your guide, explore the kasbah which was built by Moulay Ismail and is now practically a ruin next to the Great Mosque. Visit the charming main square and the souks that sell an array of goods.  If you head to the Jewish quarter behind the jewelry souk, you will feel the difference between it and the main Arabic feel of the town. Afterward, a small hike to discover the small waterfalls of Akchour, a natural beauty . A local tour guide is provided at Akchour.

Fes: One-Way Transfer to Chefchaouen "The Blue City"

Fes: One-Way Transfer to Chefchaouen "The Blue City"

Choose from a private or shared transfer service, and get picked up from your hotel or riad in Fes. Start driving towards Chefchaouen, the famous blue town in Morocco. Stop at a few places on the way to takes pictures including at the Dam. Also, break for a rest or to have a drink at a motel in the countryside. When you arrive in Chefchaouen, stop to take pictures for the view of the Medina. Then, get dropped off at the closest point to your accommodation that the car can reach. The driver will call your hotel to arrange for somebody to meet you. Alternatively, select the option which goes via Volubilis, a partly excavated Berber city, and make a stop to visit the Roman ruins on the way before heading to Chefchaouen.

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4.5
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We saw the offer and jumped at the chance to explore Morocco as much as possible on our holiday. Our expectation was a lot of driving and it was, but with a good combination of sightseeing. The trip was beyond expectations. Everything was well organized and structured. Our group consisted of a lot from different nationalities and we have made a lot of great friends. Our guides MoHa and Khalid were the best team. Humorous, fresh, and they made sure we felt comfortable all the time and we had a lot of deep conversations. We all became a family that looked after each other. We got to see a part of Morocco on the trip up north - we got the authentic Morocco. Fez and Chefchaouen were the highlights - they were amazing.

Nice day trip to Chefchouen. Driven by Tarek he created a fun environment along the way with local music and provided helpful and interesting information. Despite the rainy day, we had a nice day exploring Chefchouen. 4hrs there, 4hrs in Chefchouen and 4 hrs back. Be patient of the chaos in the morning as there are a lot of tourists to organise on the right buses and tours.

The tour was well planned and tour guide mourad was amazing, I brought my aunt who is 69yrs old and mourad was very kind and considerate of her, I really appreciate all the knowledge the guide has and he was very pleasant to be around.

The place is very nice and pretty and the guide friendly and available. The only problem is that the trip is very long compared to the time spent in the city.

Had a great tour with Norman who showed us the life of the town! Highly recommend booking.