TETOUAN & CHEFCHAOUEN


Itinerary:

 

Meet your guide around 08H00 and leave Tangier towards the beautiful city of Tetouan for  1 ½ hour’s drive. Tetouan, was built by the merinides in the 14th century, destroyed by the Spanish in 1399 and reconstructed by the Moorish & Jewish refugees from Granada in 1492. Tetouan became the capital of the Spanish protectorate zone in north of Morocco in 1913.

You will visit the large and interesting medina with its medieval Moorish-Andalusian architecture in addition to the archeological museum which exhibits Stone Age tools, Carthaginian ceramics and roman status and mosaics. On to the Jewish quarter in the old town which is still surrounded by old and rustic walls, attractive plazas with ornate tiled fountains, colorful markets, and busy lanes where craftsman can be seen on their work process among them, carpenters, gold and silversmiths, cobblers, dyers, tailors and many others… The tour ends at Bab Okla, Museum of Moroccan arts & crafts……you will briefly visit the church for an outside visit before get back to the Vehicle and continue your trip towards Chefchaouen for 1 ½ hour’s drive through the Riff Mountains, passing by small Berber villages and the most breathtaking landscape.

Chefchaouen is famous for the blue lime-washed houses, busy squares, steep alleyways, and the best way to discover this holy city is to take it the atmosphere by wandering around. Cut into the sides of two mountains, a powerful charm that you can really feel in the Outa-El  Hammam Square, in the Cobblestone medina. Sit and relax on the terrace of a café, where you can enjoy the attractive view of the grand Tarik-Ben-Ziad mosque whose octagonal minaret is inspired by that of the TORRE DE ORO in Seville. This andalusian architecture can be found in the Kasbah and its gardens, at the center of the medina. It was also inspire by the walls of the Kasbah and its 11 crenulated towers, of which one used to be a dungeon house, an interesting ethnographic museum.

In the small museum in the Kasbah, you can find collections of colored embroideries and varied pieces of clothing such us those worn by women from the northern region. The famous Djellaba, a long ample garment worn by men and women of North Africa, is a Moroccan dress that you will be seeing everywhere. The welcoming and great hospitality provided by the locals can be experienced during a visit to a traditional oil mill (there are more than 1500 of them) or a craftsman’s workshop. Chefchaouen is famous for its basket-making and its pottery. You can then stop for lunch at and then some free time for a coffee break or Mint tea in one of the local cafés, before re-board the vehicle and driving back to Tangier.

 

Tour timetable:

  • 9.00 am : Pick up from your hotel
  • 10.30 am – 11.40 : Drive from Tangier to Tetouan
  • 11.40 am : Stretch your legs at the Ville Nouvelle Royal Palace
  • 12.05 pm: Explore the fortified Old Medina of Tetouan.
  • 12.45 pm : Head to Chefchaouen
  • 2.00 pm: Explore the beautiful town of Chefchaouen starting at Ras El-Ma.
  • 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm : Lunch time (Optional)
  • 4.00 pm: Free time to do meander around the blue alleyways of the Medina, do some shopping…
  • 4.20 pm: Drive back to Tangier
  • 6.30 pm: Drop off at the port/hotel
 

 

To consider:

What’s included :

  • Meet & Assistance at arrival & departure in Tanger Ville Port
  • English speaking & knowlegeable guide
  • Air conditionned Private vehicle & Driver

What’s not included

  • All amenities that aren’t mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Entrance fees to the monuments in both cities
  • Drinks 
  • Tipping for both guide & Driver 

Optional:

  • Round trip ferry tickets (Tarifa/Tangier/Tarifa)
  • Lunch in Chefchaouen Moroccan restaurant
Thu 21 Jun 2018 - Tue 04 Jun 2019 Code 10221 Adult80 EUR Available Book now

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