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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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What people are saying about Chefchaouen

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 33 reviews

This tour is a must! Chefchaouen is totally worth it and with this day tour 4 hours is more than enough. This visit allows you to see everything and do everything around this beautiful place. The tour is organized, punctual, and very well planned. Souka was our leader and she was absolutely amazing!!! Besides being professional, helpful and pleasant, she was really nice and went above and beyond to make our day more wonderful. We fell in love with her instantly!

We had an amazing experience with the best tour guide Souka was amazing, we couldn’t ask for a better time! The trip was well organized and really worth it. I highly recommend this to anyone going for a day trip to Chefchouan to book this tour with Souka. At Chefcouan, there will be also a local tour guide who was excellent - couldn’t ask for a better experience

If you do not have much time to cover all over Morocco, this activity would be one of the most recommended to cover few best cities in just 3 days & its really worth every penny!

This excursion is definitely worth it, the blue city is amazing!! Souka our guide was top, very nice, she gave us a lot of explanations and taught us some TOP Arabic words!

Perfect day. The journey lasted a few hours, but the bus was comfortable and it's worth the day. The host is very friendly. Highly suggested