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Chefchaouen Extension

Exploring Morocco's Mediterranean Gem


Explore atmospheric Chefchaouen, an incredibly picturesque blue-walled city. Inside its ancient gated medina, nearly every building is painted azure, juxtaposed with terra-cotta rooftops and twisting cobblestone streets. The Berbers who live in the surrounding villages are known for their ironwork and textiles.

For the Morocco Private journey, this extension will start from Rabat and return to Fes. For all others, it will start and end in Fes.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Meet your private guide and driver this morning, either at the hotel or at the Casablanca Airport. A scenic four-hour drive brings you to the dramatic "blue" village of Chefchaouen (pronounced shef-SHA-wen). Arrive in the late afternoon, and check into the Lina Ryad or Riad Cherifa...L

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Day 2

After breakfast, enjoy a morning walk up to the Spanish mosque by way of the Ras el-Maa springs for a panoramic view over the mountains. You'll tour the medina, including the casbah, Outa el Hammam square, and the friendly souks. There is an option to visit a local weaving shop or cooperative. For a cultural experience, enjoy lunch with a local family. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at Lina Ryad or Riad Cherifa...BLD

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Day 3

With another full day in Chefchaouen, you can soak up the atmosphere of this artistic, laid-back retreat. We'll explore the wild, rugged Rif Mountains. Enjoy a side trip to the natural wonder of Akchour Falls, with the option for a hike to the waterfall. Overnight at Lina Ryad or Riad Cherifa...BL

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Day 4

After breakfast, drive back to Casablanca through the Rif Mountains and the Berber town of Ouazane, then cross the fertile plains of Loukous to arrive back in Casablanca. Driving time is approximately 5 hours. If you are taking this as a pre-trip extension, in the late afternoon, join the Morocco: Camels to Casbahs group...B


Length: 4 days
Cost From: $1590  
Arrive: Casablanca, Morocco
Depart: Casablanca, Morocco
Lodging: 3 nights hotel
Meals: Meals as indicated
Activity: Cultural Adventures, Walking
Trip Level:

Walking tours, cultural activities