tourhq

Connecting travellers to guides around the world

tourhq
Choose Currency
Walk Through Picturesque Chefchaouen: The Blue Pearl Of Morocco

With this virtual tour, you will explore the important famous sites and spots of the beautiful blue city Chefchaouen. The starting point will be from the Principal Gate Bab El Ain to the little square Al Haouta which used to be a refuge for the Nomad people.

From Chefchaouen
Online Experience
1 Hour 10 Minutes
Africa
Upto 10 people
Arabic, English, French
Highlights
  • Real-time experience streamed live from the blue city of Chefchaouen
  • Stroll through the narrow streets lined by blue houses
  • Check out the famous Instagram spots 
  • Learn about the local life, traditions, and history while walking through the cobbled lanes
Description

On this real-time streaming and interactive Online Experience, we will begin our exploration of Chefchaouen, the “blue pearl of Morocco" 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. Listen to the meaning of the name "Chefchaouen" while walking through the narrow streets lined by blue houses. The houses are painted using natural pigments, which helps in maintaining the temperature inside. Get to know why these houses were painted with the colour blue and when did this start.
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. And, we will continue our walk through the old houses, which have small doors. The reason behind it was that the person entering the house bows down as a gesture of respect. Oranges, Grape, and Fig trees can be seen everywhere in the town.
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, natural colours being sold.
The next stop is Outta Al Hammam (Main Square) which is lively and surrounded by restaurants and cafes. Every year a music festival is held at this square. Then, we will enter the lanes selling the 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.

Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in to the Zoom app five minutes prior to the beginning of the experience
  • This tour involves travelling to various places, at times the internet connection may be weak. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions (only for outdoor tours)
  • You can book this tour either for 30 USD per screen OR as a private session for 150 USD for up to 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Hamid Toudoum

I am a licenced tour guide from the Moroccan department of tourism based in Chefchaouen, the Blue City. I can offer and organise tours around all of Morocco too. The virtual tours can let you explore this amazing city which is one of the best destinations nowadays. I look forward to hosting you on this Online Experience.

From USD 30 / Screen
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.