Tangier, The Best of Chaouen
9 HoursModerate-StrenuousSightseeing | Dining | Culture | Essentials Collection
Tangier is a fascinating Moroccan city to visit. It has many of the things that travelers love – a sense of exotic mystery, interesting history, beautiful vistas, unspoiled beaches, and friendly people. It is an interesting mix of North Africa, Spanish, and French cultures. You will have a 2-hour drive via Cap Malabata and Tetouan toward Chefchaouen for some sightseeing. You will start your tour with the inside visit of the Old Kasbah in the medina. The Kasbah of Chefchaouen was built in the early 18th century by the legendary ruler Moulay Ismail. It is fairly simple without architectural surprises however it is surrounded by gardens on the interior and exterior. Inside the Kasbah, you can visit the ethnographic museum containing antique weapons, musical instruments, and photographs of the old town. You will explore the blue-washed town (old medina) by foot along with your guide who will share stories of Chefchaouen’s history. You will have a photo stop to take pictures of a panoramic view of the Hispanic flavored town lined with blue and whitewashed houses, tiny balconies, tiled roofs and patios embellished with citrus trees. Visit the cobbled main square, Plaza Uta el- Hammam where you will have some free time for shopping and where the striking 15th century Grand Mosque sits. The Mosque and its nearby buildings were built by Jewish refugees, who alongside Muslims escaped the Spanish persecution to Chefchaouen. Enjoy Moroccan mint tea at a local venue while your guide shows you this unique city. You will have lunch at an authentic and charming restaurant before returning to Tangier.
Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible nor suitable for guests with mobility issues. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, and local currency.