Chefchaouen, also known as Chaouen, is a city in northwest Morocco. It is the chief town of the province of the same name, and is noted for its buildings in shades of blue. Chefchaouen is situated just inland from Tangier and Tétouan.
29 km away
Tangier-Tétouan was formerly one of the sixteen regions of Morocco from 1997 to 2015. It covered an area of 11,570 km² and had a population of 3,157,075. The capital was Tangier.Learn more
Discover the mythic Tangier on this unforgettable private tour. Plunge with our local guide into the charming history and the lively culture of the Medina and the Kasbah, and prepare your senses for an overwhelming experience in the main monuments, souks, and squares. Uncover the alluring coastal splendor and the picturesque landmarks of Tangier outside the historical walls and enjoy your excursion to the magnificent Hercules Caves and the lighthouse of Cap Spartel. At last, don’t miss the life-lasting photo session with the lovely camels on the sands of Achakar. TAGS1: tour of tangier. tangier private tour. tangier tour. excursion to tangier. tangier private excursion. tangier excursion. day trip to tangier. tangier private day trip. tangier day trip. day-trip to tangier. tangier private day-trip. tangier day-trip. tangier half day private tour. tangier half day tour. tangier private half day tour. tangier half-day private tour. tangier half-day tour. tangier private half-day tour.Book this experience
In 2010, our city was recognized by the UNESCO as an Iconic community within the Mediterranean Diet, as well as one of the intangible cultural heritages. Chefchaouen is so much more than just blue houses. Discover what the city tastes like on this incredible food tour. We'll pick you up from your hotel. We'll explore its iconic blue streets, where you'll be able to take some incredible photos and discover the best places to taste Morocco's cuisine. Along the way, we'll stop at up to five different places to try some typical foods such as Moroccan doughnuts (sfenj), Morrocan tea and goat cheese. We'll go on a tour of Chefchaouen and, after tasting several different snacks, we'll make a final stop at a traditional restaurant, where you'll try dishes such as couscous, tajine and zaalouk, among many others. What better way to discover the country's culture and cuisine?Book this experience
In full heart of nature around the country Jbala, come to discover new flavors of northern and refined cuisine. Participate in the cooking class with family house Houmar and know the secret of delicious dishes Jebli.Book this experience
With the help of a native host, you’ll get a hands-on training and you’ll discover the unique flavors of local cooking while learning about traditional ways of life. You’ll learn new cooking techniques that can easily be repeated at home. Vegetarians are welcome. Let me know in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.Book this experience
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Chefchaouen is a very picturesque town. Photo enthusiasts can take beautiful blue-tinted pictures here. The handicraft is very rich and has unique characteristics in Morocco. As for the cuisine, it is listed by Unesco. Chefchaouen is a very authentic Moroccan town where the walls of the whitewashed houses are also coloured blue with a mineral pigment called "smalt blue". This bluish decoration gives a crazy charm to the streets of the medina, which you can visit also by taking stairs and very narrow alleys. The doors of the houses are also blue, and some of them look like real works of art. Stop to contemplate them. This is also a good opportunity to take a break, as it is a very steep town. The province of Chefchaouen is located in the north of Morocco, in the Tangier-Tetouan region. It is a mountainous and rural province, but also forested, on the massif of the Jebala Country. Chefchaouen itself is at an altitude of 600 m, among high peaks. This tourist town attracts many travellers in search of adventure. It is a starting point for many day hikes as well as multi-day treks through the Rif mountains. One of the most beautiful sites in the region is called Pont de Dieu. This natural bridge is over the Oued Farda, an exceptionally clear river known for its magnificent gorges. Hikers often go to Akchour, a 30-40 minute drive from Chefchaouen, but the village can also be reached on foot in a few hours, with a visit to the village of Kalaa and the waterfalls. The excursion from Akchour to the waterfalls lasts 2h30 and is decidedly sporting. But the place is superb and tired walkers can refresh themselves in the water. More experienced hikers can take on the trails of the Tallasemtane Natural Park for several days. A guide is essential for this expedition at altitude and through the forests, on unmarked paths. It is not a difficult hike but it takes 4 to 5 hours to reach the top of the jebel el kelaa at an altitude of 1600 m, and admire the breathtaking view. You can climb this mountain on foot from the north of Chefchaouen. Other routes are possible and some are easy and short, but they usually require a local guide.
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