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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.

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From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen

2. 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.

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From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Akchour Waterfalls

3. 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.

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From Fes: Chefchaouen Instagram Tour

4. From Fes: Chefchaouen Instagram Tour

Start with pickup from your riad or hotel in Fes at 8:00 AM. Make your way to the Grand Taxi Station, meet your guide, and begin the 2.5-hour journey to Chefchaouen. Enjoy a relaxing journey through the rugged Moroccan countryside. Upon arrival in Chefchaouen, discover its most photogenic landmarks. Visit the Outta Hammam Square and the Kasbah of Akchour, which is the heart of the medina of the city.  Enjoy some free time for lunch before taking a guided tour of Chefchaouen's old town. Explore its famous narrow streets and stairs painted in a unique shade of blue. Learn more about the history of the city known as "The Blue Pearl" with numerous stops for photo opportunities. After a full day of exploring, return to Fes at 5:00 PM.

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Tangier: Chefchaouen & Akchour Waterfalls Instagram Tour

5. Tangier: Chefchaouen & Akchour Waterfalls Instagram 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.

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Chefchaouen: Day Trip from Tangier

6. 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.

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The Beauty of Tetouan and Chefchaouen

7. 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.

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From Fes: 2-Day Return Transfers to Chefchaouen

8. 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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Tangier: Private Full-Day Chefchaouen Tour

9. 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.

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From Meknes: Day Trip to Chefchaouen

10. From Meknes: Day Trip to Chefchaouen

Embark on a journey to Chefchaouen, the famous Blue City, starting with a convenient pickup from your accommodation in Meknes. Chefchaouen is located in the Rif Mountains near Tangier and as you close in, you’ll be able to recognize the city by its remarkable blue-washed buildings. Once you’ve arrived, you’ll have four hours to explore the small, picturesque city streets of the medina. Discover the local shops and cafes, the Plaza Uta el-Hammam main square, the 18th-century kasbah museum, the Grand Mosque, and 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.

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What people are saying about Chefchaouen

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 9 reviews

I believe this was one of the best tours we experienced in Morocco! We started off in Tangier- it’s approx a 2 hour journey each way to Chefchaouen and OH MY GOD the views enroute are stunning! (Special shout-out to Mounsif who drove us there and back, he was extremely respectful, stopped over at a beautiful restaurant with a panoramic view for some pictures and a drink + he had great taste in music - we got to show him some music from our culture on the journey too haha) Our tour was hosted by Omar, let me tell you that he is the most considerate tour guide we have ever come across and best of all, you can tell how much he loves his job and sharing his culture! He was born and raised in Chefchaouen, spoke exquisite English and knew exactly what we would love to see, where we wanted to go, showed the best views and places to eat without any hassle or pressure. The tour gave made us love the special gems in Morocco more and I would definitely book it again! Thank you!!

My wife and I loved our Chefchaouen tour. Youssef, our guide for our time in the blue city, was both knowledgeable and funny: it felt like we were being guided by a friend. He spoke fluent English and really gave us a great experience. Our driver was also incredibly friendly, punctual, and safe. While we were (slightly) disappointed that the tour booked a guide for the Akchour Waterfalls that did not speak any English (we are NOT disappointed in him; he was great! We just assummed that we ordered an English speaking tour). It was still a great time and he made our experience great, too. Keep in mind: this tour was for individuals that did not mind rock scrambling on semi-challenging terrain. In fairness, our guide may have given us the option to choose which path to take, but there was no way of knowing this because we did not share the same language. All in all, a great experience! :)

Very professional company, the driver was allways on time, comfortable car. The office was in touch with me several times to make sure all is well. Very recommended

It was incredible, I had so much fun and Chefchaouen was just stunning. The journey was long but was completely worth it, 100% recommend it! ☺️

It was a beautiful experience. Too bad it rained. Extremely helpful driver, friendly guide. Anyway ... Recommended