Chefchaouen
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Our most recommended Chefchaouen Day Trips

  • 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.

    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!!

  • 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.

    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! :)

  • From Fes: Chefchaouen Instagram Tour

    3. 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.

  • From Tangier: Chefchaouen Full-Day Trip

    4. 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.

    My wife and I had terrific experience visiting Chefchaouen from Tangier. Our tour guide was fantastic, very knowledgeable and friendly, we had great conversations during the trip - Thank you Tahir for this great experience! The country side trip was pleasurable, Morocco is very beautiful country, 'Haouen is must see and experience while in Morocco.

  • The Beauty of Tetouan and Chefchaouen

    5. 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.

  • 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.

    In September it can be hot. Be prepared with cool clothing, sunscreen and water. Streets were uncrowded which was great for photographs- and there are many incredible images to be seen in Chefchaouen! Delicious fresh figs and orange juice plus cooling off in the river were refreshing. Don’t miss the panoramic view of the city from the hilltop Spanish Church. Mohamed was an awesome guide who spoke very good English and gave us the history as well as personal experiences with locals (unforgettable!)

  • From Fes: Private Day Trip to Chefchaouen

    7. 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.

  • From Malaga: Private Tour of Chefchaouen

    8. From Malaga: Private Tour of Chefchaouen

    Start with pickup from your hotel in Malaga and be taken to the ferry boat for your journey across the Mediterranean Sea to Tangier. Once in Tangier, meet your guide and driver at the ferry terminal and begin the journey to Chefchaouen. Enjoy the scenery of the Moroccan countryside on the way.  Take a guided tour of the "blue pearl" Chefchaouen. Wander through its charming stepped streets and between the blue whitewashed houses and shops. Learn about the history of the city and the many theories as to how it got its blue color. After 3 hours in this charming town, be returned to Tangier to take the ferry. Back in Malaga, be dropped back at your hotel in the late evening.

  • From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip

    9. 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: Private Full-Day Chefchaouen Tour

    10. 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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What people are saying about Chefchaouen

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 41 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!!

I have nothing but good things to say about my tour to Chefchaouen and Akchour today. My day started with Monsif greeting me at the scheduled time. Monsif was very friendly, professional, and made sure I got to my destination on time while driving very carefully. My tour guide for the day was Omar, and I must say, he gave the best tour I have gotten while I was in Morocco. Just to name a few things about the tour experience: - He was very knowledgeable about the history of Chefchaouen - He picked the best spots to view the inside and outside of the city - He did not push stores or vendors to buy from - He made sure I was safe the entire way through the tour/hike overall, he is a very friendly and great guide and person I strongly recommend this tour for anybody looking to tour Chefchaouen and Akchour for the day!! Thank you again Monsif and Omar for the amazing and unforgettable experience!!!

Overall it was a great day, especially the mixture of the natural experience at the beautiful waterfall and river in Akchour and the tour through Chefchaouen with a local guide Omar. He chose the perfect spots to see, to drink tee and have lunch. Also he was a great guide through the national park and the history and the most beautiful spots in Chefchaouen. Thank you! Special thanks also to Said, who was a very good and secure driver. Many thanks to both for making it an unforgettable day with a lot of extra information.

It was the most amazing tour and experience I have ever had. Omar was kind and knowledgeable. Very fun. The driver was also amazing! Great skills up the mountain. Wifi in the car was a huge plus and nice bonus. Worth every penny and more.

Very friendly guide, adapts to our requests and answers each of our questions They give a lot of relevant information on the city and on Morocco in general Very careful and courteous driver