Chefchaouen Day trip
What is Included :
- Sophisticated 4x4 Car or Minibus + Driver and professional Guide
- Accommodation in Hotel or Riad including Breakfast and Dinner
- Mineral Water
What is not Included :
Starting & Finishing Point: Fes
DAY 1: FES – CHEFCHAOUEN
After breakfast depart from Fes to tour Chefchaouen. Drive through the breathtaking landscapes of the the fertile costal plains. Pass the city of Taza.
Continue the road until you arrive in The region of the Rif Mountains which is the heart and location of the quiet blue and white washed city of Chefchaouen.
Once you enter the poetic Rif Mountains and see a dramatic entrance of a wide set valley full of blue-washed buildings, you will recognize Chefchaouen. Get settled at Dar Terrae, an Andalusian-style guest house. Then dine at one of the hotel’s three rooftop terraces. Relax under a sea of Moroccan stars and enjoy a tajine and couscous meal complemented by an aromatic glass of red wine.
Dinner & Spend the night at a charming Riad in Chefchaouen.
DAY 2: CHEFCHAOUEN TOUR & HIKING
Enjoy a panoramic view of Chefchaouen as you enjoy breakfast with fresh fruits, jams and natural squeezed juices from your hotel’s terrace. After breakfast explore and tour Chefchaouen, the blue-washed town (old medina) by foot along with your guide who will share stories of Chefchaouen’s history.
Start your tour with the kasbah museum in the medina. The kasbah of Chefchaouen belongs to the early 18th century, and was built by the legendary ruler Moulay Ismail. It is fairly simple without architectural surprises however it is surrounded by gardens on the interior and exterior. Inside the Kasbah, you can visit the ethnographic museum containing antique weapons, musical instruments, and photographs of the old town.
Step onto the museum’s roof and take pictures of a panoramic view of the Hispanic flavored town lined with blue and white washed houses, tiny balconies, tiled roofs and patios embellished with citrus trees. Next, visit the cobbled main square, Plaza Uta el- Hammam and where the striking 15th century Grand Mosque sits. The Mosque and its nearby buildings were built by Jewish refugees, who alongside Muslims escaped the Spanish persecution to Chefchaouen. Until the Spanish arrived in the 1920’s the town remained isolated and with the exception of three western men who snuck in.
After exploring the medina, have lunch at one of the local restaurants.
Try fresh goat cheese salad, a local Rif specialty, chicken pastilla or a lamb tajine with prunes. For dessert sit outside by the mulberry trees of Plaza Uta el- Hammam and enjoy local sweets from one of the cafes or browse the small shops famous for selling woven rugs, blankets and woolen goods.
After lunch go for a guided hike in the close-by green hillsides. In the evening it is possible to relax in hammam, a Moroccan spa experience. For dinner, you will dine at the Restaurant and overnight in Riad.
DAY 3: CHEFCHAOUEN – FES
After breakfast begin your journey back to Fes heading South through the poetic Rif Mountains.