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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 Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

2. 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. 

Tangier & Chefchaouen: 2-Day Tour From Casablanca By Train

3. Tangier & Chefchaouen: 2-Day Tour From Casablanca By Train

Take this 2 day tour to discover the rich history and culture of Tangiers and Chefchaouen via a high- speed train from Casablanca. Not only is the area visually stunning, but it has always been a major hub for artists and writers. Visit Spartel Cape and the Hercules caves to enjoy an exceptional view of the Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean. Continue to the Kasbah district next to the port and explore the traditional handicraft shops of the old medina. Stop to admire the magnificent minaret, overlooking the sea. Pass by the Grand Socco, where multiple small hotels have previously accommodated famous artists and writers such as Matisse, Camille Saint Saens and Paul Bowles. The next day, head high up into the Rif Mountains to Chefchaouen, a town with a stunning walled medina, and originally a Berber post. The main square is the heart of Chefchaouen and features a kasbah built in the 18th century, a central mosque, and cafés with authentic Moroccan menus. The busy market offers a mix of traditional Moroccan wares and souvenirs, with some excellent bargains. The town itself is easy to explore. The kasbah, built by Moulay Ismail, is now practically a ruin, and located next to it is the great mosque. Although the old medina is small, you’ll find souks offering an array of goods.

From Casablanca: 3-Day Private Tour to Chefchaouen and Fez

4. From Casablanca: 3-Day Private Tour to Chefchaouen and Fez

On your first day, visit the Bab Boujloud, a blue, decorated gate leading to the magnificent old Medina, then see the mosque and University of al-Qarawiyyin, the oldest educational institution operating continuously in the world. Schools such as the madrasa Bouananiya were built by Sultan Abu Anan Fares, and the Attareen School established by Sultan Osman II Abu Said.  Explore the Nejjarine Museum of Arts and Crafts and see traditional tools used by artisans, carpets, barbarians, and musical instruments. Pass by the Chouara Tannery and see the city tannery. Visit the mellah of the Jewish Quarter and the Ibn Danan synagogue, the largest and oldest synagogues in North Africa.  On the second day, travel to Chefchaouen old city and medina. This beautiful blue city is one of the biggest tourist attractions. The next day, depart to Casablanca and discover the landscape along the way.

From Casablanca: 2-Day Trip to Chefchaouen with Guide

5. From Casablanca: 2-Day Trip to Chefchaouen with Guide

Embark on a journey to explore the beautiful "Blue City of Morocco" named Chefchaouen. Amble along the cobbled streets of this mountain town and admire its distinctive blue-washed buildings. Learn about the history of the city, see the craft factory where the town's famous pottery is created, and lastly, walk around the Kasbah and the garden houses in the Old Medina. Day 1- Casablanca - Chefchaouen After breakfast, connect with your tour guide and depart from Casablanca to visit Chefchaouen. Drive through the breathtaking scenery of the fertile coastal plains. Continue the route to the Rif Mountains area, which is the heart and location of the peaceful town of Chefchaouen, bleached in blue and white and once you enter the Rif Mountains and see the dramatic entrance to a vast valley covered in whitewashed buildings, you will recognize Chefchaouen and head to Dar Terrae, an Andalusian style guesthouse. Then dine on one of the three terraces on the roof of the hotel. Relax under a sea of Moroccan stars and enjoy a tajine and couscous accompanied by a glass of aromatic red wine. Day 2- Chefchaouen - Casablanca Enjoy a panoramic view of Chefchaouen while savouring your breakfast consisting of fresh fruits, jams and natural juices pressed on the terrace of your hotel. After breakfast, explore Chefchaouen, the bleached city (old medina) on foot, with your guide, who will tell you the story of Chefchaouen. Visit the kasbah museum in the medina. The Kasbah of Chefchaouen belonged to the early 18th century and was built by the legendary ruler Moulay Ismail. It's quite simple, with no architectural surprises, but it's surrounded by indoor and outdoor gardens. In the Kasbah, go to the ethnographic museum containing ancient weapons, musical instruments and photographs of the old town. Later, return to Casablanca to conclude the tour.

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What people are saying about Chefchaouen

We departed from Fes towards Chaouen on 12/31/2022. A local person picked us up directly at our Riad. He took us to the closest square, meeting point with other travellers. We didn't have a guide since we weren't 8.. Mohamed who drove the car (7 seats) spoke several languages, Spanish very well. The same cannot be said of his driving: very reckless. It was going very fast and didn't care in the least about the passengers being tossed around. When we told him to go slowly, we received an answer "don't worry, I know the road". In short, a journey of hope. We made 2 stops, one of which was for coffee/bathroom. Fortunately the rest of the company was great. Journey time 3.5 hours. Once at our destination we had 4 hours to walk around the blue city which in my opinion is enough to take pictures, eat, shop.

We had a great experience, the trip was as described. the bus journey had a couple of stops to break up the journey. Our bus guide Souka was super helpful and lovely. We then had a different guide for a tour around Chefchaouen for about 50-60 minutes which was great. We then had free time to explore and to have lunch. Overall a great experience

Difficult to reach, almost 4 hours drive from Fes, but unforgettable. A very suggestive place for those who love to photograph

We had a really nice time ! The driver was good and the guide (Suka) was super helpful ! Thanks for the nice trip!!

Sulka was very helpful. descrption was very accurate to the itinerary