Chefchaouen Private Excursion From Tangier


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Overview

Experience the magic of Morocco’s blue pearl on this impressive private tour departing from Tangier. Discover with our local guide the fascinating history and the vibrant culture of Chefchaouen’s UNESCO-listed Medina, admire the intriguing blend of Andalusian and Riffian architectures in Chaouen's landmarks that effortlessly preserve their authenticity over time, and enjoy the rustic charm of one of Morocco's most laid-back cities.

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What's Included

Child seat (upon request)

Day trip from Tangier with Pick-up & drop-off

Free Wi-Fi on board

FRS ferry tickets could be arranged for a day-trip from Tarifa, Spain

Private air-conditioned vehicle

Private excursion to Chefchaouen (only your private group will participate)

Private guided tour of Chefchaouen with a professional local guide

What's Not Included

Food & Drinks (Our agents will suggest the most authentic Moroccan restaurants to you)


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 99

Additional Info

  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • The restrictions are being softened on a regular basis lately. So, we may not be using many of these measures in the future.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • The restrictions are being softened on a regular basis lately. So, we may not be using many of these measures in the future.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Tangier
Upon arrival, or at the exit of your accommodation in Tangier, you will be welcomed by our agent having at your disposal a comfortable, Wi-Fi-fitted air-conditioned, private vehicle for a 2h30 ride that will take you to Chefchaouen, through the scenic western Rif Mountains. The road passes through a Jbala region. So it’s quite often to see Jbala women and men with their traditional dresses selling their organic produce and handicrafts. At your request, your driver will be happy to stop for photos or for shopping.

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• Admission Ticket Free

Chefchaouen
Chefchaouen was founded in 1471 as a small Kasbah (fortress) by Moulay Ali Ibn Rashid Al-Alami, a descendant of Abd As-Salam al-Alami and Idris I, and through them, of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Al-Alami founded the city to fight the Portuguese invasions of northern Morocco. Along with the Ghomara tribes of the region, many Moriscos and Jews settled here after the Spanish Reconquista (Inquisition) in medieval times. The city’s blue palette drives its origin from that same era. Arriving Jewish exiles painted their houses blue to reflect their divinity — a tradition that continued through the centuries. It wasn’t until recently that the blue shades spread out of the Jewish quarter (the Mellah) to the other parts of the Medina (the old town) making it the “Blue Pearl” we know today.
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4 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Chefchaouen Medina
Chefchaouen has become one of the world’s top picturesque destinations. Its Medina is a real charmer! Prepare yourself to fall hard for its winding small alleys painted in every shade of blue you could imagine. If you are an Instagrammer, then you are in heaven! Your guide, as a local, knows all the hidden photo spots. You are not going to miss any of them.
By strolling down Medina’s labyrinthine alleyways, you will immediately absorb the Berber, Moorish, and Andalusian vibes. The itinerary comprises the most important landmarks of the city such as the Kasbah and its Museum, Hawta square, Ras El Maa, the Great Mosque, Outa El Hammam main square, and many more.
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3 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Bab EL Ain
Bab El Ain is one of the main gateways into the historic 15th-century Medina of Chefchaouen. It is located on the southern side of the Medina, close to a large cemetery. The imposing terracotta-colored stone façade has a relatively small archway through which people can pass and small windows in the upper section.
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• Admission Ticket Free

Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah
Every town and city has its square, and Chefchaouen is no exception. Plaza Outa El-Hammam boasts an ambiance that is a fusion between Moroccan and Spanish influences, seen overall in the fantastic food, both street food and restaurants, available throughout. The name means literally “The flat ground where the Hammam is” because near the square there is a Hammam as well as the Great Mosque and the Kasbah; so it could have been named Outa El-Kasbah or Outa El-Jamaa (mosque), but no. Anyway, it’s a great central point of the town; it can be great for simply relaxing and admiring the majestic mountains which overlook the city.

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30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Kasbah Museum
The Kasbah is located next to the Great Mosque, just a few steps away. Inside the Kasbah lies the beautiful Andalusian Garden which stands as a tranquil green oasis complementing the calming flood of blue which characterizes the town. Within the garden stands the Ethnographic Museum, known as the Kasbah Museum, which invites visitors to explore its unrivaled collection of artifacts that tell the story of the Chefchaouen region, with everything from pottery to musical instruments. Not only that, there’s even a small art gallery within the museum. A visit here is a must to learn about the history and culture of this beautiful town – it’s simply not enough to appreciate the aesthetics.

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30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Grand Mosque
Constructed in the 15th century, Chefchaouen’s Grande Mosque was built on the orders of the son of the city’s founder. It features an octagonal minaret, which is somewhat unusual when compared to the many square minarets that generally tower over the nation’s myriad mosques. The shape was influenced by Andalusian styles, brought to the country by Muslims from Spain. Built from stone, the shades of brown and beige are juxtaposed against the nearby blue and white buildings. Admiring the mosque is among the top things to do in the city.

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15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ras El Maa Waterfall
Translating as head of the water, this is the point at which the fresh mountain water trickles its way into the town, and proves a popular gathering place for locals. An alternative to the remote and grand waterfalls of the mountains, these refreshing falls are much better to both escape the heat, and to get another insight into standard daily life; locals gather here to wash their clothes and simply have a friendly water cooler moment. The thundering water is used to power some mills (Rhas) spread on the sides of the water stream.

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20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Spanish Mosque
After a break for a delicious Chaouni lunch, your tour guide will escort you to the Spanish Mosque, or Bouzafaar Mosque, to take in the wonderful view over Chefchaouen from an outside terrace and that will be the end of your tour of Chefchaouen.
Located two 650 meters from Ras El-Ma, the Spanish Mosque is perched on a hilltop. The evocative ruins overlook the city, and it’s a terrific vantage point from which to admire the surroundings. The white-washed mosque was built in the 1920s by the Spanish. It failed to attract local worshippers; it never has been used as a mosque. Consequently, it fell into disrepair. Restoration works were later carried out. As a non-working mosque, all visitors can take a peek inside. It is also called Boujaafar Mosque, and the word Boujaafar refers to the Spanish official who was in charge of building the mosque and who had an unusually big mustache.
Before heading to Tangier, you’ll be left with plenty of free time for more photos.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Great!
Emily_R, 25-09-2021
Such a great experience in the blue city! Our driver was professional (Abdul) and our guide inside (Ali) was also great. Would recommend!
Best Tour of The Blue City!
KateRose, 25-02-2020
Our guide was absolutely wonderful, both our driver and our guide in The Blue City. Felt incredibly safe and cared for, very personalized attention and was responsive to all emails. Our driver/guide was also very fluent in English and had such a great personality, this was how I spent my birthday with my two daughters and it was absolutely incredible. Yes, there is the carpet spiel at the end but it wasn't so bad and I did go home with a blue one in honor of the city:) Oh and our driver got us fresh strawberries because they were in season that we were able to take back to Spain with us! Absolutely amazing and wonderful, would book again any time!
Latif is the Best in Tangier
ChicagoWorldTravelor, 27-01-2020
Latif was our guide in both Tangier and took us for a one day tour of Chefchouan. He is a very nice and personable man who was very patient with a lot of questions. He was also an excellent driver. His English was very good and he can tell you a lot about Moroccan culture and life besides just getting you around.
Best trip to Chefchaouen!
MorroccoTim, 11-01-2020
My wife and I scheduled a private tour in November of last year with Abdul. It was the best our we could have hoped for!

He made all the arrangements and introduced us to the most charming tour guide in Chefchaouen.

His advice was stellar and he made the tour a delight.

Highly recommend.
Guided Tour of the Blue City
Wanderwal, 29-07-2019
We were picked up in a private van from our hotel. The van was very comfortable and most importantly clean and air conditioned. Our driver (Rida I think) was very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. He even stopped so we could take pictures along the way. Once in Chefchaoen, we met Salim our tour guide (everyone knew him which made for a better tour) and walked through the city. He left us at a nice restaurant for lunch (restaurant was cash only). The food is was great. The meal included 3 courses. We couldn’t finish. After lunch we saw some additional sites and did a little shopping. Be sure to haggle! It’s part of the fun and you’ll pay more whether you haggle or not so you might as well get a slightly better price :).

I would definitely go again. All of the shop owners and residents were friendly. Bring your camera, comfortable walking shoes, and sun cream.




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