Chefchaouen Meet the locals

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From Marrakech: Imperial Cities of Morocco 3-Day Tour

1. 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.

Chefchaouen: Guided Food Tour with over 6 Tasting Stops

2. Chefchaouen: Guided Food Tour with over 6 Tasting Stops

Your Moroccan food adventure begins with a meet and greet at Bab Al Ain, from here, walk through the picturesque streets of the Old Medina and feel immersed in the vibrant atmosphere of Chefchaouen. As you wander through the bustling laneways of the Medina, learn about how food is at the heart of Moroccan culture, history and traditions, and stop at over 6 delicious vendors to taste the flavors of the region. There’s plenty to taste along the way, including fresh juices, dates, olives, cheese, fruit, tea, and more. Midway through the tour, stop at a traditional local restaurant for lunch or dinner to taste an array of authentic delicacies and learn more about Moroccan food and culture.

From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip

3. From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip

Enjoy a comfortable drive to the beautiful city of Chefchaouen after pick-up from the airport or your accommodations in Fez. Chefchaouen is famous for it's blue-painted buildings. On arrival you'll have time to explore the beautiful Medina including Place Outa el Hammam. Admire picturesque streets and do some shopping for local crafts and souvenirs. This region of Morocco is particularly known for it's handmade wool blankets and clothing. You'll also want to enjoy lunch in a local restaurant (at your own cost). Then, before you head back to Fez, visit the Ras El Ma River to take in the beautiful scenery and views of the surrounding Rif Mountains.

From Rabat: Highlights Day Trip To Chefchaouen

4. From Rabat: Highlights Day Trip To Chefchaouen

Sign up for a full-day excursion to Chefchaouen, a small beautiful town situated in the middle of the mountains. Explore the city's highlights, including the Medina, the Outa Hammam Square and the Laundries Of Chefchaouen. Also, pay holy visits to the Great Mosque and the Alcazaba. Chefchaouen was one of the main bases of the Spanish army. In this city, the ceremony of transfer of the sovereignty of the region to Morocco took place, taking the Spanish flag, in 1956. Currently, Chefchaouen is a vital tourism centre, which has attracted immigrants from other areas of Morocco, mainly from the south. This city is considered a "Holy City" and has several places.

From Malaga: Private Tour of Chefchaouen

5. From Malaga: Private Tour of Chefchaouen

Start with pickup from your hotel in Malaga and be taken to the ferry boat for your journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Tangier. Once in Tangier, meet your guide and driver at the ferry terminal and begin the journey to Chefchaouen. Enjoy the scenery of the Moroccan countryside on the way.  Take a guided tour of the "blue pearl" Chefchaouen. Wander through its charming stepped streets and between the blue whitewashed houses and shops. Learn about the history of the city and the many theories as to how it got its blue color. After 3 hours in this charming town, be returned to Tangier to take the ferry. Back in Malaga, be dropped back at your hotel in the late evening.

Chaouen: 4- Hour Moroccan Cooking Class

6. Chaouen: 4- Hour Moroccan Cooking Class

Dive into the local culture and discover the rich mix of Berber, Arabic, Andalusian, and Mediterranean influence in the national cuisine. A local chef will present you with various choices of meals to prepare including tagine, fish Bastille, harcha (bread made from semolina), and Arabic pastries.  The day begins with hotel pickup from Chefchaouen. Once at the local home, get to know all the specialty ingredients in Moroccan cooking and chat with the host about Moroccan culture and customs. You are welcome to ask as much as you like – your local host will be happy to help you discover the culinary traditions.  Learn about the proper presentation of gourmet plates and then sit down to enjoy your homemade meal. Finish off with a typical Moroccan tea and collect your Certificate of Completion for the class.

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What people are saying about Chefchaouen

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 30 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.

This trip was excellent, I would 10/10 recommend. It’s a great way to explore Morocco within a limited time. Our driver, Soukayna was excellent. She made us extremely comfortable, was able to anticipate all our needs before we even vocalised them and made our long rides from city to city enjoyable. The accommodations (riads) we stayed at were beautiful and a great change from our hotel in Marrakech. All the tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. We especially enjoyed our tour in Fez led by Khlafa who was beyond excellent and welcoming. It was a perfect trip.

Adil was too kind. The guides in each city are simply amazing. The cooperatives that took us were wonderful and the restaurants had delicious food. Adil is too kind. It is a tour that is 100% worth it

Great time spent with Adil, very attentive and very patient and cool!