Chefchaouen, a Jewel of the Hispano-Moorish Architecture Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

365358


Categories

Shore Excursion, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (fluent), Portuguese (advanced), Spanish (fluent)

Exploring the blue city!


The literal meaning of Chefchaouen is "look at the horns", because of the shape of the mountains that surround the city! Chefchaouen is one of the most charming and relaxed places in Morocco. It is famous for its blue-washed medina, with narrow winding streets and artisanal workshops. It was the Jews who first painted the town blue, a colour thought to protect against the evil eye and also mosquitos!

It is a vibrant arts and crafts center, well known for a number of products that are made locally, especially woven blankets and woolen garments, as well as goat cheese!

Chefchaouen was founded in 1471, as a fortress town to fight off the the invading Portuguese who were enterinng Morocco from the north. It served as the main refuge for Moriscos and Jews escaping from the Spanish Inquisition.
In 1920, the city was taken over by the Spanish, and became part of the Spanish Morocco.

The exploration walk through the medina provides an insight into the historic and cultural background of the city and the region.

Itinerary

The trip from Tangier to Chefchaouen is particularly interesting from the point of view of landscape. In fact, the road passes through a mountainous region of the western Rif populated by indiginous communities. A good opportunity for observing the intact traditions and rural lifestyle.

Once in Chefchaouen, we will start our exploration of the city from the waterfalls of Ras el Ma, with its traditional mills, also to see local women washing clothes and sheep's wool. Then, we will take an easy walk through the maze of the medina to the main square, where the 15th-century Grand Mosque, and the Kasbah, home to a small Ethnographic Museum and an art gallery.

Before departing Chefchaouen, we will experience the best traditional cuisine at one of the reputed restaurants in the old medina.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 8 hours

If needed, I will extend the tour time with no extra charge.

Transportation

Modern air-conditioned van with separate driver.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Other: The price includes guiding services, private air-conditioned van with separate driver and entrance fee.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - To cover the costs of a typical meal & Drinks.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Food, drinks, and personal expenses are not included.

A Recent Review of this tour

Abdelmoghit is an outstanding guide! We loved our experience with him. Abdelmoghit is very thorough with his explanation of Morocco and it's culture, he completely enriched our tour with his openness and knowledge. We enjoyed every minute that we had together. I would HIGHLY recommend Abdelmoghit for any adventure in Morocco!
Jennifer Hingiss

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    365358


    Categories

    Shore Excursion, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), French (fluent), Portuguese (advanced), Spanish (fluent)

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