Overview & Highlights:
- Explore the charming blue-washed Medina of Chefchaouen.
- Visit the famous square Uta-el-Hammam in the heart of city.
- See the Grand Mosque of the Medina and its Kasbah.
- Hike up to the Spanish Mosque further up the mountain.
- Enjoy the beautiful views of the lush Rif Mountains.
Our excursion starts at 8H Am after you have been picked up from your accommodation in Fes. Then we travel north to Chefchaouen, the blue city or the blue pearl of Morocco, nestled high in the lush Rif Mountains. That in the late 15th century its population was boosted by a number of Jews and Muslims fleeing southern Spain and remained mostly untouched and isolated until the last century. While we are driving we will make stops along the way to enjoy fascinating views as we cross the Rif Mountains.
On the arrival to Chefchaouen we will stop in Uta-el-Hammam, the famous square of the medina, where you can see the Grand Mosque and the Kasbah. The Mosque was built by Moulay Mohamed in 1560 and cannot be entered by non-Muslims (but the view from the outside is still nice). A visit to the Kasbah (old fortification) can be done in 30-40 minutes, where you can visit a garden, a museum, and some of the old prison cells. Then have walk to explore the charming blue-washed medina with an endless winding maze of picturesque homes and streets. Lunch will be in one of the local restaurants in the medina.
Next head up to the roof for a better view point on the town. And hike up to the Spanish Mosque further up the mountain, looking out over Chefchaouen. At the end of our day trip we will head back down to Fes and drop you off in your accommodation at around 8H Pm.