Welcome to Chefchaouen

Beautifully perched beneath the raw peaks of the Rif, Chefchaouen is one of the prettiest towns in Morocco, an artsy, blue-washed mountain village that feels like its own world. While tourism has definitely taken hold, the balance between ease and authenticity is just right. The old medina is a delight of Moroccan and Andalucian influence with red-tiled roofs, bright-blue buildings and narrow lanes converging on... Read More

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$50 Day Trips & Excursions

Small Group Day Tour to Chefchaouen from Fez

In the morning at 8am, you will be met by your driver at your accommodation in Fez. After boarding your private vehicle, you will make your way towards Chefchaouen or Chauen for short. Chefchaouen is located in the Rif Mountains near Tangier and upon arrival you will easily recognise the city by its blue-washed buildings.You will have about 4 hours to explore this picturesque small city's streets of the medina. Discover the local shops and cafes, the main square known as Plaza Uta el- Hammam, the kasbah museum belonging to the early 18th century, the Grand Mosque and perhaps the Ras Elma river that runs through the old city. You may also want to visit the ethnographic museum which contains musical instruments, antique weapons, and photographs of the old town.

$90.32 Day Trips & Excursions

Full Day Trip From Tangier to Chefchaouen

High up in the Rif mountains, Chefchaouen is a beautiful blue door and white walled Medina that was originally a Berber post.The Main square is the heart of Chefchaouen with the kasbah built back in the 18th century, central mosque and cafes with authentic Moroccan style menus.The market is a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourists souvenirs, very busy but worth a visit for the bargains.The town is easy to explore. The kasbah was built by Moulay Ismail and is now practically a ruin and next to it is the great Mosque.Although the Medina is small, walk on to the main square and the souks that sell an array of goods.If you head on the Jewish quarter behind the jewellery souk, you will feel the difference between it and the main Arabic feel of the town.

$39.90 Private & Custom Tours

Private Full-Day Trip to Chefchaouen from Tangier

You will be picked up from Tangier's port or from your hotel or closest pick-up point in Tangier and taken in an air-conditioned van for a private sightseeing tour of Chefchaouen . A bilingual driver guide will accompany you on this tour.10:00am: Drive past the spectacular Rif Mountain and feast your eyes on the rolling landscapes.11:15am: Begin your city tour of Chefchaouen .11:35am: Stop at the Al Makhzen market , a combination of an ancient Moroccan market and a more modern one.12:00/noon: Visit the famous Ras El Ma springthat gushes out of the mountain inside the stone walls of the town at the north-east exit of the medina. This cool oasis offers a stunning view over the valley.12:30pm: Enjoy a delicious Moroccan lunch at the Casa Hassan. Your menu consists of half a bottle of mineral water or lemonade per person, Moroccan salad, Couscous with chicken and dried grapes, Tagine with calf meat and vegetables and a fruit salad.2:00pm: Visit the Uta El Hamam square, easily the heart of this Moroccan city. The main attractions are the Kasbah and the central mosque along with the many cafes where you can sit out, enjoy the sun and just watch people pass. It is one of the best places to relax after all that sightseeing.2:15pm: Explore the city’s small and attractive medina and shop at the souks. The charming medina is characterized b the typical blue Andalusian architecture including arches, small squares and fountains. Chefchaouen is known for its exquisite local Rifi blankets, carpets and rugs, pottery, leather goods and woodwork.2:45pm: Departure from Chefchaouen.5:00pm: Your tour ends with a drop-off at Tangier's port or your hotel or the closest drop-off point in Tangier.

$498.72 Day Trips & Excursions

3 Days Morocco Private Tour from Tangier

Depart from Tangier, visit Fes and the mystical town of Chefchaouen with your own private driver guide. Our 3 days tour from Tangier includes a range of different activities, cultural sightseeing tours, trekking excursion in the Rif Mountains, visits of the museums and monuments, time for shopping in the famous Fes souks… Itinerary:Day 01: Tangier / Spain / ChefchaouenDay 02: Chefchaouen / FesDay 03: Fes / Asilah / Tangier /Spain

$2212.09 Multi-day & Extended Tours

11-Night Private Morocco World Heritage Tour

Day 1: Marrakech - arrivalArrival Marrakech airportDay 2: MarrakechGuided visit, with the old town a UNESCO world heritage listed in 1985. See Jemaa el Fna square, one of the world’s greatest spectacles that can only be described as a medieval circus.Day 3:  Ksar Ait Ben Haddou Ksar Ait Ben Haddou is a fortified village of adobe buildings and is an interesting example of earthen architecture in North Africa, where many films were made, such as Lawrence of Arabia in 1962, The last Temptation of the Christ in 1988, Gladiator in 2000 and many more. Listed Unesco world heritage in 1987, guided visit, then return to Marrakech.Day 4:  Essaouira  Visit guided of Essaouira’s walled medina was added to UNESCO's world heritage list in 2001. Essaouira is an exceptional example of a fortified city of the end of the XVIIIth century.Day 5: El Jadida El Jadida was listed UNESCO world heritage in 2004. Visit the cistern and the Church of the Assumption, built in the Manueline style of late Gothic architecture, is an outstanding example of the interchange of influences between European and Moroccan culturesDay 6: RabatRabat, listed a UNESCO world heritage in 2012:  the site is the product of a fertile exchange between the Arabo-Muslim past and Western modernism. Guided visit: King Palace, Mohammed V mausoleum, Hassan Tower, Chellah necropolis, Kasbah Oudaya, Modern Art Museum.Day 7: TetouanTetouan was listed Unesco world heritage in 1997. Cultural visit: Tetouan it served as the main point of contact between Morocco and Andalusia. Day 8: ChefchaouenChefchaouen is known as the “Blue City”. It was founded in 1471 by Moorish exiles from Spain. The Mediterranean diet of Chefchaouen was listed by UNESCO immaterial world heritage 2010.Day 9: FezFez is a medieval Medina, that, with its ramparts and narrow streets, was declared as UNESCO world heritage Site in 1981. Visit the Medersas constructed in the early 14th century, the Karaouine Mosque, and the Nejjarine Fountain, King palace and souks.Day 10: Volubilis – MeknesThe Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO world heritage site 1997, are the most well preserved ruins in Morocco. The Romans began building the city around 40 AD. Guided visit then continue to Meknes listed by Unesco in 1996, one of Morocco’s most beautiful historical cities, 75 miles (120km) of town wall, dream palaces, stables for 15,000 horses.Day 11: CasablancaVisit the Hassan II Mosque, and enjoy a panoramic city tour before returning to Marrakech.Day 12: Marrakech departureIncludes airport transfer depending on your flight's departure time.

$39.90 Day Trips & Excursions

Full-Day Trip to Chefchaouen from Tangier

Set high up in the Rif mountains, Chefchaouen is a magnificent blue and white walled Medina that was previously a Berber post. Established in 1471 by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rached El Alamiand is now practically a ruin and next to it is the great Mosque. Chefchaouen was a Moorish fortress for exiles from Spain. Over the centuries, the city expanded and welcomed Jews and Christian converts alike. The Main square is considered the heart of Chefchaouen with the kasbah constructed back in the 18th century, central mosque and cafes with original Moroccan style menus. The market is full of a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourists souvenirs. The Medina is small and the town is easy to explore so you can take a walk on to the main square and the souks that sell an array of goods.