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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.

From Casablanca: Private Day Trip to Chefchaouen with Medina

2. From Casablanca: Private Day Trip to Chefchaouen with Medina

Connect with your driver/guide, who will pick you up from your accommodation in Casablanca to drive to Chefchaouen, the pearl of the north and the blue city. Enjoy the breathtaking sceneries of the Rif mountains. Begin with visiting and instagraming the Medina and the Outa Hammam Square. Then, head to the Great Mosque and the Alcazaba or kasbah. Afterwards, sightsee the Laundries Of Chefchaouen. Now, enjoy a delicious lunch in any of your driver's recommended restaurants. Finally, drive back to Casablanca by the afternoon, arrival to your accommodation in casablanca at about 9.00PM Tour ends.

From Rabat: Highlights Day Trip To Chefchaouen

3. 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 Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip

4. 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.

Tangier: Private Full-Day Chefchaouen Tour

5. Tangier: Private Full-Day Chefchaouen Tour

Your tour will begin as your guide and driver picks you and your party up from your hotel, port, or place of choice in Tangier. From there, you will take a private ride until you reach Chefchaouen. Throughout the journey there you will enjoy the beautiful landscapes, until you eventually reach the “blue city”. Once you have reached the so-called blue city, you will enjoy free time with which you can walk around the medina and explore its unique and wonderful streets. You will visit the well known Uta el-Hammam Square, as well as the souk of the city. You will also of course have enough time to enjoy some local Moroccan cuisine, and can visit some of the many artisan shops before heading back to Tangier. Your tour will later conclude as your driver returns you to your hotel in Tangier.

From Malaga: Private Tour of Chefchaouen

6. 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.

2 days From Tangier ; Chefchaouen, Asilah, and Tetouan

7. 2 days From Tangier ; Chefchaouen, Asilah, and Tetouan

Discover several of Morocco's main highlights on a trip from Tangier. Visit the charming towns of Asilah, Chefchaouen, and Tetouan on a tour with a private driver. Day 1: Tangier -- Asilah -- Chefchaouen Meet your driver in the morning and head to the promontory Cap Spartel to enjoy views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy an optional camel ride experience by the sandy Atlantic beach before visiting the Neolithic Caves of Hercules. Then, make your way to Asilah, a charming artistic and tranquil city. Stroll through the beautifully painted streets and visit the local harbor. Take a walk along the ramparts that were built by the Portuguese. Continue to the blue city of Chefchaouen in the late afternoon. Make your way to your accommodation and then stroll through the blue-painted streets leading to the Utta el-Hamam Square. Day 2: Chefchaouen -- Tetouan -- Tangier After having breakfast at your hotel/riad, spend the first part of the day exploring the beautiful Medina of Chefchaouen with a local guide. Visit the kasbah that was founded by Moulay Ali Ibn Rashid who used it as a base to fight against Portuguese invaders. Continue to the Ras el-Ma spring, where you can see local women washing clothes and rugs. Finish your tour at Utta el-Hamam Square and enjoy some mint tea while absorbing the local culture. In the afternoon, head to back toward Tangier while making a short stop at the UNESCO-listed Medina of Tetouan. Once back in Tangier, enjoy a 2-hour Kasbah and Medina walking tour. Drive through the Ville Nouvelle, which is divided into international districts according to the countries that took part in its rule when the city was an International Zone.

From Fes: Chefchaouen Private Day Trip

8. From Fes: Chefchaouen Private Day Trip

Fes Desert Trip’s driver, will pick you up from you hotel or Riad at 8 am for the fascinating drive to the North of Morocco for you to explore the unique and beautiful small city of Chefchaouen, the famous "Blue City" of Morocco. You will drive through the verdant forests, broad, lush valleys, deeply cut gorges and towering mountain peaks that surround the city of Chaouen. Wander through the narrow streets, painted in blue and white, of this peaceful place founded in 1471 by Moulay Ali ben Moussa as a kasbah, or walled fortress which you can still visit today. It has a more recently added and very picturesque garden too. Moving through the blue alleys, with the bright sun reflecting from the walls is a feeling somewhat like walking under a shallow blue sea, an amazing sensation. The markets are full of genuine, good quality local handicrafts, with styles not found elsewhere in Morocco; broad brightly coloured 'sombrero'-like hats, decorated with ornamental thread, hand-woven blankets in bright patterns and a range of woollen clothes. The town square, surrounded by restaurants and cafes where you may be able to sample the delicious local goat's cheese is another place to enjoy, sit down, relax and breath in the rich atmosphere. There are many other monuments to look at, including the 15th century Grande Mosque and the Place Mohammed park with it's stunning views of the Rif Mountains. At the end of the day you will be driven back to Fes and dropped off at your accommodation

From Meknes: Day Trip to Chefchaouen

9. From Meknes: Day Trip to Chefchaouen

Embark on a journey to Chefchaouen, the famous Blue City, starting with a convenient pickup from your accommodation in Meknes. Chefchaouen is located in the Rif Mountains near Tangier and as you close in, you’ll be able to recognize the city by its remarkable blue-washed buildings. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll have four hours to explore the small, picturesque city streets of the medina. Discover the local shops and cafes, the Plaza Uta el-Hammam main square, the 18th-century kasbah museum, the Grand Mosque, and the Ras Elma river that runs through the old city. You may also want to visit the ethnographic museum which contains musical instruments, antique weapons, and photographs of the old town.

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What people are saying about Chefchaouen

As is my way, I’ll start with the only con: I wish the description plainly said how long the drive is. It took us 5.5hrs to get there and 5hrs back, leaving us just under 4hrs for the visit. The driver did stop about 2/3 of the way on each leg to use the washroom, grab a drink/snack, etc. That said: if you are staying in Casa and have a free day, this trip is *well* worth it. Chef is an incredibly unique experience and just about one of the most photogenic cities we’ve been to. The driver was exceptional, and the guide a knowledgeable and friendly local. We were taken to just a few vendors, and we were clear we weren’t looking to shop and so there was no further hard-selling. I get it, everyone has to have their hustle. Even in a short time, the guide gave us a ton of history and showed us all the major spots. The lunch on the terrace facing the Alkasba was exceptional. We would absolutely visit this city again, next time for more than just a few hours.

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.

Great organization thanks to a great guide. Entertaining entertainment in the car with lots of information and a stop to eat breakfast like a local. Great place for lunch. The city guide Amina was also outstanding. She is the only female tour guide and with a lot of charm we are also in hidden places. The coordination between the two tour guides was perfect

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