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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

The tour will start with you being picked up at 8.00 AM from your accommodation in Fez. After boarding your private vehicle, you will make your way towards Chefchaouen, located in the Rif Mountains near Tangier. Upon arrival, you can marvel at the incredible blue walls that make this town famous. You will have about 4-hours to explore the picturesque small city streets of the medina. As this is a private tour, you have the luxury to decide how you would like to spend your time and 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 choose to enjoy a delicious meal in the square, perched on the roof terrace which offers panoramic views over Chefchaouen. In the late afternoon, you will head back down to Fez, arriving at around 8.00 PM.

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: Chefchaouen Full-Day Trip

3. 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 Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen

4. 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.

From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip

5. 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.

From Casablanca: Private Day Trip to Chefchaouen with Medina

6. 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.

Chefchaouen: Guided Food Tour with over 6 Tasting Stops

7. Chefchaouen: Guided Food Tour with over 6 Tasting Stops

Your Moroccan food adventure begins with a meet and greet at Bab Al Ain, from here, walk through the picturesque streets of the Old Medina and feel immersed in the vibrant atmosphere of Chefchaouen. As you wander through the bustling laneways of the Medina, learn about how food is at the heart of Moroccan culture, history and traditions, and stop at over 6 delicious vendors to taste the flavors of the region. There’s plenty to taste along the way, including fresh juices, dates, olives, cheese, fruit, tea, and more. Midway through the tour, stop at a traditional local restaurant for lunch or dinner to taste an array of authentic delicacies and learn more about Moroccan food and culture.

Tangier: Private Full-Day Chefchaouen Tour

8. 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 Fes: Private Day Trip to Chefchaouen

9. From Fes: Private Day Trip to Chefchaouen

In the morning, get picked up from your hotel or riad and head north to reach the Rif area and ultimately Chauen. Enjoy the scenic countryside or take a nap during your approximately 3-hour ride to the idyllic mountain village. Once in Chefchaouen, spend time exploring the city at your leisure. Be sure to visit the heart of the city, otherwise known as Uta el-Hammam Square. See the Great Mosque with its curious octagonal tower and the Kasbah which contains a garden, a museum, and an art gallery. Leave the medina to see Ras El-Maa Waterfall and enjoy the awesome effects of nature. Keep walking and get a beautiful panoramic view of the city.  Return to Fes where your transfer will either drop you off back at your accommodation or at another location of your choice.

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What people are saying about Medina, Chefchaouen

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 345 reviews

Just WOW! Incredible day trip from Fes! Our guide Soukaina was super nice, accommodative, and very informational! She laughed, smiled, and joked around with us all day! Though it takes a while to get there, this city is worth every minute, and is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Fes! We could not have had a better tour, even during Ramadan, they are incredibly helpful in finding us some food during the long voyage! Would highly recommend this day trip from Fes, you will not regret it!

We had a wonderful day trip out to Chefchaouen. Mohamed Saimo was the BEST tour guide. He was super friendly and knowledgeable. We were three women traveling Morocco alone and he made us feel very safe. Our driver Ramzi was wonderful as well. It was overall a great experience and I would highly recommend booking with Mohamed.

Amazing day trip, well organised that Gives you a lot of time to visit the blue pearl. Our driver Chachimo has been great, funny and caring. Confident driver, very well outspoken person that knows when to make jokes and keep the group alive, but as well when the crew needed some rest. Tip top!

Couldn’t recommend this trip more! The driver and guide were both fantastic, giving interesting/easy to understand facts throughout the day. Every detail was accounted for, from drinking tea while enjoying a beautiful city view to the wifi in the car(!).

Great ride, thanks to Mostafa our warm hearted friendly driver and the other tourists. Very pretty ride through the mountain towns. I only took as a one way trip to spend a week in chefchaouen relaxing.