Chaouen, or Chefchaouen as in Berber language, is one of the most beautiful towns of the Rif mountains. It is the last rampart before the Mediterranean and the Iberian Peninsula.
A holy city with about twenty mosques and sanctuaries, it has charming powder-blue houses as well as the trademark dazzling lime-washed houses with blue doors. The local markets of Chaouen are animated with traditionally dressed habitants and colorful goods beautifully displayed.
Visit the famed Ras El Ma spring, the source of the pure and fresh water for which the city is so famous.
A delicious lunch in a famous Moroccan restaurant in the Medina completes the memorable experience.
Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
Your hotel/closest drop-off point in Tangier
09:00am: You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel or closest pick-up point in Tangier and taken in an air-conditioned minibus for a private sightseeing tour of Chefchaouen . A bilingual guide (English and French-speaking) will accompany you on this tour. 10:00am: Drive past the spectacular Rif Mountain and feast your eyes on the rolling landscapes. 11:15am: Begin your city tour of Chefchaouen . 11:35am: Stop at the Al Makhzen market , a combination of an ancient Moroccan market and a more modern one. 12:00pm: Visit the famous Ras El Ma springthat gushes out of the mountain inside the stone walls of the town at the north-east exit of the medina. This cool oasis offers a stunning view over the valley. 12:30pm: Enjoy a delicious Moroccan lunch at the Casa Hassan. Your menu consists of half a bottle of mineral water or lemonade per person, Moroccan salad, Couscous with chicken and dried grapes, Tagine with calf meat and vegetables and a fruit salad. 2:00pm: Visit the Uta El Hamam square, easily the heart of this Moroccan city. The main attractions are the Kasbah and the central mosque along with the many cafes where you can sit out, enjoy the sun and just watch people pass. It is one of the best places to relax after all that sightseeing. 2:15pm: Explore the city’s small and attractive medina and shop at the souks. The charming medina is characterized b the typical blue Andalusian architecture including arches, small squares and fountains. Chefchaouen is known for its exquisite local Rifi blankets, carpets and rugs, pottery, leather goods and woodwork. 2:45pm: Departure from Chefchaouen. 5:00pm: Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel or the closest drop-off point in Tangier.
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