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From Tangier: Special Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Tetouan

1. 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 coffee or tea 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 at your own leisure. Visit the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn about the rich history and cultural significance of the town. The tour will end with drop-off at your hotel in Tangier.

From Fes: Chefchaouen Private Day Trip

2. 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

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