This 2 days tour will let you discover the Rif Mountains and Chefchaouen which is known as the "blue" city in northwest Morocco, founded by arabic exiles from Andalousia in the 15th century.
Chefchaouen is also a popular shopping destination as you can find there beautiful handicrafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco, especially woven wool blankets and djellabas.
DAY 1: FES - CHEFCHAOUEN (200 km)
After breakfast, departure from Fez crossing the famous Rif Mountains which has the reputation of beeing the main place of cannabis production in Morocco . Arrival in Chefchaouen at 12:30. Lunch.
You will spend the rest of the day exploring this charming and unique town with its blue-painted houses and streets. In the center of the medina is Plaza Uta El Hammam, a lovely square lined with cafes and restaurants where you will rest and have dinner.
From there you will see the Kasbah (walled fortress) which contains beautiful gardens and a small museum. Overnight in a hotel or riad.
DAY 2: CHEFCHAOUEN - FEZ (265kms)
In the morning, you can climb the hill which overlooks the town (there is a hotel at it's top) and you will there enjoy an amazing overview of the city with its colourful houses.
After exploring the medina, visit the nearby hills and the Talassemtane National Park which is situated just outside of the town, home of beautiful forests and waterfalls. Enjoy then your lunch at one of the terraces of a restaurant at the main square.
At 4:00pm, return to Fez through the Ketama region, the heart of the Rif, and Taounate.
Price: 400 € for 2 persons, 550 € for 4 persons.
It is possible to make a single day tour with departure at 8:30am after breakfast and arrival at noon in Chefchaouen, free visit of the city until 4:30pm then back to Fez and arrival at the riad at approx. 8:00pm.
Price: 150 € for 2 persons, 200 € for 4 persons.