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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 Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Akchour Waterfalls

2. From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Akchour Waterfalls

Visit Chefchaouen, a beautiful blue door and white-walled medina that was originally a Berber post. The main square is the heart of Chefchaouen, with the 18th-century kasbah, a central mosque and cafes with authentic Moroccan style menus. The market is a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourist souvenirs — it’s often very busy, but worth a visit for the bargains. On your walking tour with your driver, explore the kasbah which was built by Moulay Ismail and is now practically a ruin next to the Great Mosque. Visit the charming main square and the souks that sell an array of goods. If you head to the Jewish quarter behind the jewelry souk, you will feel the difference between it and the main Arabic feel of the town. Afterwards, discover the waterfalls of Akchour, a natural beauty, and the small breathtaking waterfalls. A local tour guide is provided at Akchour.

From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen

3. From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen

Starting from Tangier at 9:00 AM, this tour will take you high up into the Rif Mountains to discover Chefchaouen, the beautiful blue door and white walled Medina, which was originally a Berber post. Enjoy a guided tour of the city when you arrive. See the main square, the heart of Chefchaouen, with its 18th-century kasbah, central mosque, and cafes with authentic Moroccan style menus. Stroll the market to discover a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourists souvenirs. Visit the Jewish Quarter behind the jewelry souk to discover a unique part of the city. Drive back to Tangier and arrive by 5:00 PM.

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

4. 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 Tangier: Chefchaouen Full-Day Trip

5. From Tangier: Chefchaouen Full-Day Trip

On this 7-hour excursion from Tangier you’ll 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. If you head to the Jewish quarter behind the jewelry souk, you’ll get a feel for the difference in style between it and the main Arab town.

From Fes: 2-Day Return Transfers to Chefchaouen

6. From Fes: 2-Day Return Transfers to Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen, or Chaouen for short, is located in the Rif Mountains near Tangier and is known as the Blue Pearl because of its blue-washed buildings. With these 2-day return transfers from Fez, head to Chefchaouen on the first day, stay overnight, then return to Fez in the afternoon on the second day. Begin your tour with pickup at your accommodation in Fes at 8 AM. Then, enjoy the sights on the 4-hour drive to Chefchaouen, and make 3 stops along the way. First, stop at the Sidi Chahed Dam and experience its beauty. Second, take a break at a cafe for a bite to eat and to use the restrooms. Finally, admire the best views of the medina of Chefchaouen from a panoramic viewpoint atop a hill. Upon arrival in Chefchaouen, your driver will drop you off near your accommodation. Please note that accommodation is at your own expense. You will then be able to explore the city's highlights, either on an optional included group guided tour or at your own leisure. After staying overnight, enjoy most of the day in the city before meeting your driver again at 4 PM at the doors of Hotel Parador. From there, transfer back to your accommodation in Fez, or the nearest point the vehicle can access.

Tangier: Full-Day Trip to Chefchaouen

7. Tangier: Full-Day Trip to Chefchaouen

After being collected from your Tangier accommodation, you will travel towards Chefchaouen. The city of Chefchaouen is one of the most attractive places of the north of Morocco, standing between the Rif mountains as a small piece of Andalucía. In the past, Chefchaouen was a walled city, which is why the Medina is divided into seven neighborhoods. One of them is Er Rif Al Andalus, where the Majzén Square can be viewed. Er Rif Al Andalus is also an access point to Uta el-Hammam, the most important square of the city. Here, in the Kasbah, the Andalusian Gardens and the Ethnic Museum can be found. Traveling further and bordering the Mosque, you will encounter the Mellah (the Jewish neighborhood) and Es Sueca, where many textile and craft shops are. Coming back to Uta el Hammam Square, you will encounter Es Sok, where the Moorish were settled in the 15th century. This area is home to two beautiful monuments, Huata Square, with its amazing fountain, and the Suk Mosque. Traveling through Uta el-Hammam Square once more, you will discover Kenitra Square Appears, which due to its remarkable breadth creates a stark contrast alongside the narrow streets. Other worthwhile place in the area are En Onsar, containing Zaituna Square and its centenary olive tree. Once outside the Medina and through Bab Onsar Gate, the Ras el Ma Fountain offers an incredible visual sight with its cascades, its naturally formed pools, and its mills and the washerwomen. From this point, you will enter the Medina in the El Rif Sebbadin neighborhood, where Sebbadin Square and a 15th-century mosque are located. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be transported back to your Tangier accommodation.

The Beauty of Tetouan and Chefchaouen

8. The Beauty of Tetouan and Chefchaouen

Begin this private tour by visiting the lovely city of Tetouan in the northern part of Morocco. The city's name means 'the eyes' or 'the water springs'. It is one of the most important ports in Morocco and offers numerous attractions for tourists and travelers from all over the world. You will have a little walking tour in Tetouan, as well as visit the Boulevard Mohammed V in Tetuan and the Royal Palace. Afterwards, enter the medina and explore its narrow maze-like streets. Then, return to Tangier and continue your private tour. Visit the famous Gran Socco Square, where Mohammed V gave a historically significant speech about the independence of African countries.

From Tangier: Chefchaouen & Akchour Waterfalls Private Tour

9. From Tangier: Chefchaouen & Akchour Waterfalls Private Tour

Begin your tour with pickup at your hotel or riad in Tangier. Drive with your guide to the Grand Taxi Station in Chechaouen. From there, take a further 40-minute drive to Akchour National Park for a short hike to the God’s Bridge. Savor a traditional lunch in Akchour before returning to Chefchaouen. In the afternoon, delight in a guided visit of Chefchaouen’s old town. Marvel at its famous narrow streets and stairs painted in a unique blue. Visit the most beautiful places in the city with your guide to take the best pictures for your Instagram. At 5 PM, return to Tangier and get dropped off at your riad or hotel.

From Casablanca: Private Day Trip to Chefchaouen with Medina

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Chefchaouen

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 9 reviews

We loved our trip to Chefchaouen! Our guide, Nouaman, was super friendly and helpful, he showed us around and he was great to have around. He showed us the nicest spots and was more than happy to take photos of us without us even asking. He really made this a great tour! Moreover, our driver was really lovely and talkative, and the ride there was super pleasant! Would definitely recommend!

Driver Norredine & Guide Omar were perfectly perfect : on time, very communicative, flexible. We had an amazing moment in Akchour where we swam in cold water as the outside temperature was 39 degrees celsius ! Chefchaouen was a lifetime experience with detailed explanations and lotta pictures !

It was such an stunning experience! The best relactionship between quality and price,it’s only around 40€ and you get a guide meet new friends and get a person who will take care of you all ! if you like group excursions the best option to spend one full day

We had a great time discovering Chefchaouen and Akchour with both guides. Nouaman was very patient and kind. He gave us excellent advice on what to do and see around.

Our guide was the best!!! He was knowledeable about the neighborhood and history and so kind!!