Découvrez la ville peinte en bleu de Chefchaouen dans les montagnes du Rif au Maroc lors d'un voyage privé de 7 heures depuis Tanger. Faites une visite à pied de la « médina » (vieille ville), remplie de maisons peintes en bleu et blanc, une tradition dérivée des colons espagnols à l'époque médiévale. Absorbez l'atmosphère mauresque et espagnole, admirez la casbah (forteresse), la mosquée et la place principale du XVIIIe siècle, et profitez du temps libre pour manger, vous promener et faire du shopping dans les souks.
Partez de votre hôtel de Tanger en véhicule privé climatisé avec votre guide, et voyagez au sud-est jusqu'à Chefchaouen, dans les montagnes du Rif.
Fondé en 1471 lorsque Moulay Ali Ben Moussa Ben Rached El Alami y a construit une casbah, Chefchaouen est célèbre pour sa médina fortifiée peinte en bleu, lui donnant le surnom de « Perle bleue ».La palette bleue découle du 15e siècle, lorsque la ville a attiré des exilés d'Espagne. En arrivant, les réfugiés juifs fuyant l'Inquisition espagnole ont peint leurs maisons en bleu pour refléter leur divinité — une tradition qui a continué à travers les siècles.
À votre arrivée, profitez d'une visite guidée à travers la médina pavée de Chefchaouen, absorbant l'atmosphère mauresque et espagnole. Admirez les superbes maisons bleues et blanches et visitez la casbah du XVIIIe siècle (à vos frais), avec sa tour, son jardin et son musée.
Admirez la mosquée centrale et le mellah, l'ancien quartier juif, et observez les sites autour de la place principale animée d'Utta El Hamam.
Prenez une pause pour déjeuner (à vos frais) dans l'un des cafés et profitez du temps libre pour explorer les souks pour des souvenirs Rif uniques. Parcourez les magasins pour tout : des couvertures, des vêtements et des tapis tissés colorés aux bijoux berbères, à la maroquinerie et plus encore.
Vous retournerez ensuite à Tanger où votre tour se termine par un dépôt à votre hôtel.
Overall we were happy with our tour, with our driver being on time at our hotel pickup and drop off. He was very talkative. The tour started with a local once we got to Chaouen, with a local giving us a walk around the city. There's a few things to be mindful of - the guided tour was only around 1-1.5 hrs around Chaouen, with our guide leaving us at lunch time for free time (which was all good) as he went off to get lunch for a friend. The guide will also take you to two of his friend's stores and they will ask you if you want to buy their carpets, so make sure you say no thank you. The tour guide will also ask you for a tip at the end of the tour, which we were slightly annoyed about given we'd already paid for the trip. But overall it was worth having the tour from Tangier!
Overall, we had a great day and were glad we did this tour. Having never been to Morocco, it was a fascinating experience. Our driver Jamal was very nice and an excellent driver. It's about a 2 hour drive from Tangier to Chefchaouen with some interesting scenery along the way. Our guide there was Mostafa. He is a Chefchaouen native and was very nice, knowledgable, funny and spoke English quite well. About the only thing we didn't like and the reason I didn't rate this tour 5 stars is the part of the tour where they took us to a carpet shop. Mostafa asked if we wanted to go to a Berber Market and it sounded interesting so we said yes. It wasn't what we expected. They sat us down and gave us tea and kept showing us different rugs and things, which were beautiful. They were fairly nice but it did get a little uncomfortable and was somewhat of a buzz kill to what had been up to that point, a wonderful tour. If you have no interest in rugs/carpets , I would recommend being more aggressive about saying no. We were trying to be polite, which probably subjected us to a longer sales presentation than if we just said no from the beginning.
What made up for it was the outstanding lunch we had at the place Mostafa recommended. Outstanding Moroccan cuisine and very affordable for the quality of the food and service. Overall, Chefchaouen is a beautiful place and well worth the visit.
My driver and tour guide were very professional and knowledgeable. Chefchaouen is a beautiful village to tour. Amazing photos, lots of walking and great shopping that is cheaper than the bigger cities. The people dont harass you to purchase items from their shops. Lots of authentic items and memories for a lifetime. I would visit Chefchaouen over and over because its so unique. Its like going back in time and feeling like you were there in the early days.
If your visiting Tangier, Chefchaouen is simply not to be missed. You can check out the photos online to give you an idea, but if you really want to see the city in person, a walking tour is the way to go. This tour worked out great: a short 1 - 2 hour drive to Chefchaouen, a few hours with a guide to point out all the most scenic streets, doorways, and other locations to really soak up the beauty including a nice overlook of the city and take great pictures, then back to Tangier - with stops each way for coffee and a nice meal at your own expense. The driver was very friendly and gregarious and had excellent English, and the guide was great at pointing out all the best sights. Highly recommended!
it's not worth the money at all, I have a guide who had other motives for example he was giving me shortened time- frames for chaouen telling me I have to finish by 2 pm, and then wants me to pay extra to take me to Asila. I wish I felt a little freedom more to explore Chaouen... he was also trying to sell me some weed, I mean why would I want that esp in a muslim country where everything is almost illegal, ugh!!!