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From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Akchour Waterfalls

1. 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

2. 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

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.

From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip

4. 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.

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

5. 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.

The Beauty of Tetouan and Chefchaouen

6. 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.

Tangier: Private Full-Day Chefchaouen Tour

7. 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.

2 Day Tour From Fes: Volubilis, Meknes & Chefchaouen

8. 2 Day Tour From Fes: Volubilis, Meknes & Chefchaouen

Day1: Fes, Volubilis, Moulay Idriss, Meknes, Chefchaouen Starting with a pickup from your hotel, drive to Meknes to discover the monuments with your driver. Take a tour to see the ancient walls with monumental gates dating back to the 17th century. Learn about Bab Mansour, Bab Khemis, El Heri es-Souan, huge granaries and stables built by Moulay Ismail's and Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, Place-El-Hedim great monumental.   Have a break for lunch, then stop at Moulay Idris's, a city built by Moulay Idriss the first. Enjoy the panoramic view that surrounds this great place. Your last stop is Volubilis, where you can visit well preserved Roman ruins in North Africa, while learning about the historical and cultural Roman city with a local guide. Enjoy some free time to discover the place and capture photos. Then you will have a transfer to Chefchaouen for your night stay. Day 2: Chefchaouen Day Tour then Fes  Spend half a day exploring Chefchaouen as you please. You'll have free time to stroll the blue narrow alleys alone since the city is easy to navigate. Take this time time shop around for souvenirs. Then after lunch, you will be driven back to Fes and dropped off at your hotel or accommodation.

Chefchaouen: Day Trip from Tangier

9. Chefchaouen: Day Trip from Tangier

Travel from Tangier to Chaouen, a Berber town located in the middle of the Rif Mountains. It is famous for its blue and white houses and its Arab Andulusian traditions. On this full-day excursion you’ll cross the Rif Mountains and enjoy spectacular views along the way. Explore Chaouen’s lime-washed white streets and the local markets, where you’ll find lots of local people dressed in colorful attire. Visit Ras Elma Springs, a mineral water source for which Chaouen is famous. Stop at one of the cozy riads, and enjoy your lunch on a roof-top terrace overlooking the foothills of the Rif Mountains.

From Fes: 2-Day Return Transfers to Chefchaouen

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Chefchaouen

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 33 reviews

This experience was just incredible. The blue city and the waterfalls are just magical. Our guide, Omar, was simply the best guide I’ve ever had in my many experiences of traveling. We began our trip by going to the blue city. We drank a really fresh orange juice (that was offered to us by Omar) and he took really good quality pictures of us. We then went to the waterfalls and, oh boy ! It was breathtaking. The beauty of the nature was simply amazing. Omar followed us in every little crazy idea we had. He was kind, patient, and really knew the best places. He took us to a spot not full of tourists where we were able to eat right next to the water. I really recommend this trip, either with friends, partners, or family it is simply the best day trip. If you go there, ask for Omar, he’s the best. I’m definitely going back this summer with family!

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.

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(!).

I joined this tour myself and the experience was excellent! My guide Omar is very nice. He took very good care of me for the whole day. The tour is very informative and relaxing. Strongly recommend for everyone!

Wonderful and incredible tour and the extraordinary guide, highly recommended.