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3-Hour Private Tour Of The Blue City Of Chefchaouen
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, Sightseeing, Walking

  • Duration

    3 Hours

  • Activity Level


  • Language



Discover the "blue pearl of Morocco" on this guided tour of Chefchaouen by exploring the city's Jewish neighbourhood to learn about its fascinating history and culture. Walk through the blue streets and Instagram spots, visit the Berber market, and witness the traditional way of making bread at the old oven and Berber house. Marvel at the stunning natural beauty of Esbanin valley, crossing the Portuguese bridge and the old water mill.

  • Enjoy walking through the narrow blue streets of Chefchaouen and admire the unique colour
  • Go to the Berber market and see how locals sell their traditional handicrafts and spices
  • Watch how bread is made in a traditional oven and taste the delicious fresh bread
  • Learn about Jewish culture in Chefchaouen
  • Take a stroll around the picturesque Esbanin valley
  • Explore The Blue City Of Chefchaouen expand_more
    • Meet the tour guide at Bab Elaine, the gate that leads to the Jewish neighbourhood in the old Médina of Chefchaouen. Learn about the Jewish history and culture in Chefchaouen before heading towards the blue streets, where we will explore the Instagram spots with blue stairs and capture stunning photos. Listen to the meaning of the name "Chefchaouen" while walking through the narrow streets lined by blue houses painted using natural pigments to maintain the temperature inside. Discover why these houses were painted blue and when the tradition started.
    • We will then visit Bab Souq and the Berber market, where we can find local handicrafts and spices. Walking through the lane of artists (painters and weavers), we will reach a shop where the man offers free mint tea to the passerby. Near this shop is one of the famous Instagram spots with blue stairs, a perfect place to take pictures. This is also the shopping area for tourists, where you will see woollen clothes, paintings, and natural colours being sold.
    • Next, we will visit the old oven, one of the few that still use wood for the fire, and the Berber house, where we will get a chance to witness the traditional way of making bread and experience the Berber lifestyle. Our tour will also take us to the Old Kasbah 1471, a historical fortress that played a significant role in the region's history.
    • We will continue towards an old school of fine arts that the Spanish occupants built. From here, we will get a chance to witness from outside the city's oldest of the Hammams, or baths.
    • Our tour will then proceed through the old neighbourhoods, dyed blue, thus lending the city its name. We will make our way through the old bakery, the main square, and the grand mosque Kasbah, learning about the local life, traditions, and history as we pass the shops where we can discover the local fare.
    • Then, we will reach a small bakery that has the oldest oven in the town. These ovens are used at restaurants as they are only allowed to use wood for the fire.
    • Afterwards, we will explore the Esbanin valley, crossing the Portuguese bridge and the old water mill. We will continue along the Rass Elma river, admiring the spring water and the laundry place. Finally, we will end our tour at Place Outa Hammam, which is lively and surrounded by restaurants and cafes. Every year, a music festival is held at this square.
    • Our exploration of Chefchaouen will begin from Al Haouta Square, which was surrounded by inns in the old days so that the traders and the travellers could rest for a day before moving ahead. This square has a beautiful public water fountain like many others in the town. Walking through the narrow streets lined by blue houses, we will get to know why these houses were painted with the colour blue and when did this start.
    • We will then enter the lanes selling traditional Moroccan outfits, local cuisines and medicinal herbs. Finally, we will say our goodbyes at the gate, which is the divide between the old and the new parts of the town.
What's Included
  • English-speaking tour guide
What's Excluded
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Entrance ticket, if any
Meeting Point

Bab Elaine

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Starting From


USD 80 / group

Total number of people (Min: 1 , Max: 10)

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