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Chefchaouen or Chaouen as Moroccan call it, was founded in 1471 by Sheriff Ali ibn Rashid al-Alami with the population being mainly made up of Andalusians and Moriscos who were expelled from Spain.
Chefchaouen’s blue walls are a famous challenge of interest. There are numerous theories as to why the walls had been painted blue. One popular principle is that the blue keeps mosquitos away, another is that Jews introduced the blue when they took refuge from Hitler in the 1930s. The blue is stated to symbolize the sky and heaven and serve as a reminder to lead a non-secular life. However, according to some locals, the walls have been mandated to be painted blue genuinely to attract tourists at some factor in the 1970s.
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15 Minutes Before Departure
Starting our day after breakfast, from Fes to the blue Pearl Chefchaouen. Drive through the breathtaking landscapes of the fertile coastal plains.
Continue the road until you arrive in the region of the Rif Mountains which is the heart and location of the quiet blue and whitewashed city of Chefchaouen. Spend the day wandering the blue-washed narrow alleys of the friendly medina. Visit the walled fortress of the Kasbah contains beautiful gardens, near which is the small museum and art gallery which houses the rich culture of the Rif Mountains. From the rooftop of the Kasbah view, a spectacular panorama of the blue and whitewashed houses, tiled roofs, and tiny balconies.
After exploring the medina with a local guide, and having lunch inside the old medina, walk on the nearby hillsides with the wonderful and magnificent waterfalls. The town offers many native handicrafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco, such as wool garments and woven blankets. The goat cheese native to the area is also popular.
After a fantastic day trip to Chefchaouen, You will take the road back to Fez, drop off in your accommodation, end of service.