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Chefchaouen Culture & history

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From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen

1. 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 airconditioned van and have the option of choosing from a group or private tour.  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 can buy a delicious meal in the square, perched on the roof terrace which offers panoramic views over Chefchaouen (at your own expense). In the late afternoon, you will head back to Fez.

From Marrakech: Imperial Cities of Morocco 3-Day Tour

2. 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 – Béni Mellal – Azrou - Ifran – Fez Depart Marrakech and cross the Atlas Mountains, in a green environment populated by baboon monkeys. Surrounded by colorful fields and hills, the road leads to the dam of Beni Mellal. Stop to make 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.

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

3. 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.

Fes: 3-Day Tour of Fes, Chefchaouen, and Meknes with Guide

4. Fes: 3-Day Tour of Fes, Chefchaouen, and Meknes with Guide

Spend three days departing from, and returning to, your accommodation in Fes. Take day-trips to Chefchaouen and Meknes, seeing the UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites of Fes El Bali and Volubilis. Day 1:Benefit from a transfer from the airport, train station, or bus station to your hotel when you arrive, or simply begin your adventure into Moroccan culture from your accommodation in Fes. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Fes El Bali, an ancient walled medina. Follow your tour guide through the narrow streets, full of fresh fruits, exotic spices, and intricately woven Berber fabrics. See the Mosque and University Karaouiyn and Nejjarine Fondouk. Make a stop at Dar Batha, a former royal palace of the city converted into a museum. Indulge in the sweet scents of incense at the souk of spice traders and finish your day at the ornate Blue Gate. Day 2:Get picked up from your hotel and embark on a trip to Chefchaouen. Make two stops on the way, at a picturesque dam in a stunning landscape, and at a viewing point by the entrance to Chefchaouen, admiring a scene of the whole city. Spend some free time exploring Chefchaouen. Head to the old town to see the breathtaking blue-washed buildings, or discover the peaceful local shops and cafes. Take a walk through the streets and find a place to eat, before driving back in the afternoon to Fes. Day 3:On your journey to Meknes, make a stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Volubilis, a partly excavated Berber-Roman city. Arrive in Meknes, the former imperial city, and enjoy a lunch break. Begin your guided tour of Meknes after lunch, viewing the monumental Bab Berdieyinne, the northern gate of the medina. Continue to the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, a major historic and religious site. See artifacts and artwork held within the Dar Jamai Museum, before driving back to Fes.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 33 reviews

We had an amazing unforgettable experience with Rida! All of the tours in Fez, The Blue City, Rabat, and Casablanca were well coordinated with each of the local city guides, riads/lodging partners, highly educational and authentic. I would recommend this tour to anyone and everyone wanting to do a cross country tour around Morocco in a short amount of time. If you appreciate local food as we do, you can always ask for recommendations and the crew will introduce you to their favorite spots for food & drink. They can also introduce you to boutiques specializing in authentic local specialty goods in an otherwise confusing Medina shopping setting -- one of the most exciting purchases for us was a colorful berber rug in Fez. Exploring the Blue City was the highlight of this trip for its stunning architecture and unique monochromatic buildings and houses. Thanks for all of the photos you helped us capture!

We’ll-planned itinerary allowed us to see and experience a lot of what these cities are and offer. The riads where we stayed were clean and comfortable and the staff were helpful and went out of their way to make us feel welcomed. The local guides were outstanding. The walks with them were fun and informative. The first thing they always did was talk with us about the plan for the walk and ask if we had changes or suggestions. As the walk progressed, they were flexible in terms of adding stops as time permitted. There was a lot of driving during the 3 days. The driver was excellent, he made regular stops for food/drinks, bathroom and photo breaks. Also, he stopped along the road to show/explain to us geographical and/or historical landmarks. Because of all of the above, the road trip wasn’t overwhelming. Highly recommend this experience.

It was a great experience of a private road trip. Our car driver/ tour guide took really good care of us. He kept telling various facts about life in Morocco, stopped whenever required for a break and whenever there was a perfect Photo stop. And, yes clicked pictures for you too. The two riads that were booked as a part of this tour were very good as well. He also addressed special requests of food requirements (like vegetarian for us). Most importantly, he was always on time. The tour was a complete value for money and would highly recommend.

Only the private tour will go by Volubillis. We got this as a one way transfer but its actually part of a day trip tour group. The group tour and transport was good. Bus ride a bit bumpy but Souka, our tour guide, was lovely and we got a quick intro walking tour of Chefchaouen when we arrived.

It was a very good tour. The guide and driver was professional and did their best to educate and explain