Medina, Chefchaouen

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  • Chefchaouen: Day Tour to the Blue Town from Fez

    1. Chefchaouen: Day Tour to the Blue Town from Fez

    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...

    Hassan was my driver - he was super friendly and very knowledgeable. He spoke fluent English and was able to answer all of my questions. The SUV I was picked up in was very luxurious, with air conditioning which is a MUST for the 4-hour trip. In Chefchaouen, it felt a bit rushed, so it was difficult to experience the full city, but I took some great pictures, and got an overall sense of the area. Chefchaouen was great, Hassan was great, I would definitely recommend.

  • 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.

    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

    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.

    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 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.

  • From Fes: Private Day Trip to Chefchaouen

    5. 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 Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip

    6. 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

    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.

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What people are saying about Medina, Chefchaouen

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 324 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!!!

Punctuality - they picked me up at 8 am in my Riad as agreed. Tour group size - we were a very small group (2 ppl) but I was happy & thankful they did not cancel it in spite of that. The car was a comfy 4x4 in this case as we were 2 plus our driver. We had a great time in Chefchauen. It is a small city, so 4 hours is more than enough. We managed to see everything, we took awesome pictures and got lunch there. I highly recommend this tour!

Our driver, Mr. Abderrahmane, was so professional, driving so well, that the 4 hours ride passed very pleasant and in the same time we felt safe. Ask for him to have to best experience given the long and difficult ride to Chefchauen! We totally recommend the trip, event tough in the beginning we were not so decided to go, but took the best decision :).

Can only say positive things, the driver drove very safely because he didn't speak English, a guide was there. In chefchaouen we received a nice, informative 30-minute tour. Everything perfect! Even brought a forgotten book to us the day after!