Things to do in Chefchaouen

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From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen

1. 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: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen

2. 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 Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

3. From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

Uncover the beauty of Chefchaouen on this day trip from Fez. Let your driver take you to the Plaza Uta el-Hammam where you can see the Kasbah and Great Mosque. Hear about Moroccan culture and history and have your questions answered by your driver.  Be picked up in the morning form the comfort of your hotel in Fez. Relax in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle on the scenic drive Chefchaouen. Admire forests, picturesque peaks, and valleys.  Arrive and discover local handicrafts like woven cloth, wool and leather that you can not find in any other Morocco cities. Head to the Plaza Uta el-Hammam where Great Mosque and the 18th century kasbah are located.  Soak up the Plaza's vibe which is lined with restaurants and coffee shops. Purchase a ticket to see the kasbah which is a heavily restored walled fortress that has a lovely garden. Go to the Grande Mosque which was built in the 15th century by the son of the town's founder Ali ben Rachid. Return to your accommodation in Fez at the end of your day trip. 

From Marrakech: Imperial Cities of Morocco 3-Day Tour

4. From Marrakech: Imperial Cities of Morocco 3-Day Tour

Join a 3-day tour from Marrakesh that covers the highlights of Morocco's historic imperial cities of Fez, Rabat, Chefchaouen, and Casablanca. Travel in the comfort of a private vehicle, benefit from the undivided attention of your local guide, and spend 2 nights in a comfortable hotel. Day 1: Marrakech – Béni Mellal – Azrou - Ifran – Fez Depart Marrakech and cross the Atlas Mountains, in a green environment populated by baboon monkeys. Surrounded by colorful fields and hills, the road leads to the dam of Beni Mellal. Stop to make beautiful photos in the cedar forest, then drive to one of the world’s cleanest and most fascinating cities, Ifrane, known in Morocco as “Little Switzerland.” Enjoy a quick city tour around Fez before heading to your half-board hotel for the night. Day 2: Fez – Chefchaouen Following breakfast at your hotel, get ready to continue your visit by the labyrinthine streets of Fez and explore the oldest medina of Morocco built in the 7th century with its Souks, palaces, mosques, Koranic schools, and Mellah. Travel through the mountains of Rif to the beautiful Berber city of Chefchaouen. Accompanied by your guide, spend your time exploring the whitewashed streets of Chaouen, animated by the beautifully dressed locals. Spend the night in a local riad. Day 3: Chefchaouen – Rabat – Casablanca - Marrakech Head to Rabat to explore the capital of Morocco and the residence of the king. Visit the Hassan Tower with its mausoleum of King Mohammed V. Then it’s on to Casablanca for a visit to the majestic Hassan II mosque, the largest mosque in the world.

From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Akchour Waterfalls

5. 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. Afterward, discover the waterfalls of Akchour, a natural beauty, and the small breathtaking waterfalls. A local tour guide is provided at Akchour.

One-Way Transfer from Chefchaouen to Fes

6. One-Way Transfer from Chefchaouen to Fes

Depart from the meeting point, in front of The Hotel Parador, at 4:00 PM. Sit back and relax on a 4-hour journey. Pass through the beautiful natural landscape of Morocco. See beautiful rolling hills, local villages, and majestic mountain peaks.  Arrive in Fes at approximately 8:00 PM. Be dropped off at any location you request, whether it be your hotel or elsewhere.

Fes: One-Way Transfer to Chefchaouen "The Blue City"

7. Fes: One-Way Transfer to Chefchaouen "The Blue City"

Choose from a private or shared transfer service, and get picked up from your hotel or riad in Fes. Start driving towards Chefchaouen, the famous blue town in Morocco. Stop at a few places on the way to takes pictures including at the Dam. Also, break for a rest or to have a drink at a motel in the countryside. When you arrive in Chefchaouen, stop to take pictures for the view of the Medina. Then, get dropped off at the closest point to your accommodation that the car can reach. The driver will call your hotel to arrange for somebody to meet you. Alternatively, select the option which goes via Volubilis, a partly excavated Berber city, and make a stop to visit the Roman ruins on the way before heading to Chefchaouen.

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

8. 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 Rabat: Highlights Day Trip To Chefchaouen

9. From Rabat: Highlights Day Trip To Chefchaouen

Sign up for a full-day excursion to Chefchaouen, a small beautiful town situated in the middle of the mountains. Explore the city's highlights, including the Medina, the Outa Hammam Square and the Laundries Of Chefchaouen. Also, pay holy visits to the Great Mosque and the Alcazaba. Chefchaouen was one of the main bases of the Spanish army. In this city, the ceremony of transfer of the sovereignty of the region to Morocco took place, taking the Spanish flag, in 1956. Currently, Chefchaouen is a vital tourism centre, which has attracted immigrants from other areas of Morocco, mainly from the south. This city is considered a "Holy City" and has several places.

From Casablanca: 3-Day Private Tour to Chefchaouen and Fez

10. From Casablanca: 3-Day Private Tour to Chefchaouen and Fez

On your first day, visit the Bab Boujloud, a blue, decorated gate leading to the magnificent old Medina, then see the mosque and University of al-Qarawiyyin, the oldest educational institution operating continuously in the world. Schools such as the madrasa Bouananiya were built by Sultan Abu Anan Fares, and the Attareen School established by Sultan Osman II Abu Said.  Explore the Nejjarine Museum of Arts and Crafts and see traditional tools used by artisans, carpets, barbarians, and musical instruments. Pass by the Chouara Tannery and see the city tannery. Visit the mellah of the Jewish Quarter and the Ibn Danan synagogue, the largest and oldest synagogues in North Africa.  On the second day, travel to Chefchaouen old city and medina. This beautiful blue city is one of the biggest tourist attractions. The next day, depart to Casablanca and discover the landscape along the way.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 641 reviews

Great organization thanks to a great guide. Entertaining entertainment in the car with lots of information and a stop to eat breakfast like a local. Great place for lunch. The city guide Amina was also outstanding. She is the only female tour guide and with a lot of charm we are also in hidden places. The coordination between the two tour guides was perfect

Only the private tour will go by Volubillis. We got this as a one way transfer but its actually part of a day trip tour group. The group tour and transport was good. Bus ride a bit bumpy but Souka, our tour guide, was lovely and we got a quick intro walking tour of Chefchaouen when we arrived.

This was an awesome tour! Anass and his team were wonderful and very friendly. They made everything possible to make us feel comfortable and welcomed. They were also very knowledgeable about the places we visited. I highly recommended it!

Amazing tour from start to finish. Omar is one of the best tour guides there is and his passion for his hometown of Chefchouen is obvious. The waterfall and the hike is breathtaking and an unexpected sight. Whole tour was excellent.

Souka our guide is so funny and joyful. Very nice tour!