Day 1: Departure from Marrakech to To The Pearl of Chefchaouen
Typical Andalusian town, with its white houses and indigo, located in the mountains of Western Rif. It is one of the most attractive tourist sites of northern Morocco, a unique place in the world and offers picturesque images of extraordinary beauty; it is also known as the Blue City.
The old medina is a small corner of the Alpujarra of Granada where, silent and hidden, remains the Moorish soul of the fifteenth century. The city is located on a hillside near the source of Ras el Ma, it remains the main heart of the city. Its narrow and clean streets, its houses of a bright white and blue color, the absence of cars, the sound of the water flowing between the stones, its clean air, its shops, its restaurants and especially its friendly people make from this medina an ideal place to visit all year round, as it is very attractive for international tourism.
The visit of Chefchaouen is also to take your time and immerse yourself in the way of life of its inhabitants, very different from the frantic pace of the big cities of Morocco. You can descend to the modern city to attend the weekly market (Monday or Thursday) where mountain inhabitants in traditional outfits come to offer their products.
Chefchaouen’s day trip from fez includes: Majzen Square, with its classic Parador Hotel, offers a beautiful view of the Rif Al Andaluz Mosque.
From here you can reach the main square of the particularly charming town of Uta el Hamman, with cafes and restaurants, highlighting the Kebir, with octagonal minaret, and the 15th century Alcazaba, which can be visited.
Relax in local tarrace to enjoy a moroccan local traditional lunch before continue exploring the blue washed streets.
The other buildings of this place are the old prison, fondak Chfichu, the largest and oldest of Chefchaouen and Zauia Kadiria.
Always surrounded on the left side by the main mosque. After crossing the Mellah, the Jewish quarter, we will enter the ES SUECA district: the most primitive Chaouen, very commercial, with craft shops. Crossing it, we will arrive at JARACIN, the shoemakers district. This is where the magnificent mosque Sidi Buhansa, Saint, very venerated.