Day Trip from Fes to Chefchaouen

Experience the captivating allure of Chefchaouen on a one-day journey from Fes, renowned for its mesmerizing “blue” ambiance. Embark on a scenic drive through the Rif Mountains in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, departing promptly from your accommodation. Delve into the heart of Chefchaouen’s centuries-old Medina during your full-day adventure, immersing yourself in its rich tapestry of Moroccan and Andalusian influences. Wander through the labyrinthine streets adorned with vibrant blue buildings, red-tiled roofs, and charming alleyways emanating from the lively Uta Hammam Square and the meticulously restored Kasbah. Chefchaouen, nestled amidst the rugged landscape, exudes an artistic charm and tranquility that beckons travelers seeking respite from the frenetic pace of urban life. Despite its growing popularity, the city maintains a delicate equilibrium between accessibility and authenticity, offering an array of top-notch accommodations, delectable cuisine, and diverse activities. Renowned for its laid-back atmosphere and verdant surroundings, Chefchaouen provides an idyllic setting for relaxation, exploration, and excursions into the picturesque green hills.

One day Trip from Fes to Chefchaouen Highlights:

  •  Panoramic views of the beautiful blue city
  •  Wander the tranquil blue alleys of the medina
  •  Embrace the hustle and bustle of the main square Plaza Uta El- Hammam
  •  Visit the 15th century Grand Mosque, kasbah, and associated gardens, museum, and art gallery
  •  Taste the famous goats’ cheese
  •  Relax by the Ras El-Maa Waterfall and surrounding mountains
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Departure time: Around 8H30 in the morning​
  • Starting point: Your hotel/riad in Fes
  • Ending point: Your hotel/riad in Fes

Itinerary 1 Day trip from Fes to Chefchaouen

Embark on a captivating day trip from Fes to Chefchaouen, commencing at 08:00 am from your accommodation in Fes. Our journey northward, aboard an air-conditioned vehicle, spans three hours, unfolding scenic vistas of the Rif Mountains and the undulating hills of Ouezzane. Pause intermittently to revel in the landscape’s allure, relish the refreshing air, and immortalize picturesque moments through photography.

Nestled inland from Tangier and Tetouan, Chaouen, affectionately known as Chefchaouen, traces its origins to a 15th-century fortress. Renowned for its azure-washed dwellings, artisanal wool crafts, and delectable goat cheese, the town’s appellation stems from the mountain peaks’ resemblance to a goat’s twin horns (chaouen). Water abounds in this hillside enclave, fostering a labyrinth of mineral-rich caves encircling the mountains.

Ascend to the mountaintop for a panoramic vista of Chefchaouen, arriving by noon to relish four hours of unbridled exploration amidst the town’s meandering alleys. Traverse the medina to discover Arab-Andalusian traditions and wares. Pay homage to the 15th-century Grand Mosque and kasbah at Plaza Uta El-Hammam, emblematic of Chefchaouen’s multicultural heritage. Delve into the area’s rich tapestry of history and culture at the Kasbah Museum or the Ethnographic Museum, housing relics spanning musical instruments, antique armaments, and archival photographs.

Embark on a tranquil interlude at the famed Ras El-Maa Waterfall, immersing in the symphony of cascading waters amidst verdant hills. Continue your odyssey with a leisurely ascent to the Spanish Mosque, affording sweeping vistas of the cityscape. Savor a delectable lunch at the plaza or a rooftop eatery, savoring the spectacle of daily life. Beat the heat with a riverside repast on warmer days.

As dusk descends, bid farewell to Chefchaouen, commencing your return journey to Fes, with an anticipated arrival at 08:00 PM, concluding a day brimming with enchantment and cultural immersion.

What’s included:

  • Private Transport AC Minibus with English speaking guide/driver.
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation in Fes.
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  • Tour in air-conditioned 4×4.

What’s not included:

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  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • Optional guide 50 euros