Depart Tangier towards Chefchaouen: The drive takes about 2 ½ hours through the Riff Mountains, passing by Small Berber villages and the most breathtaking landscape. Chefchaouen is famous by the blue lime-washed houses; busy squares, steep alleyways, and the best way to discover this holy town is to wander around it taking in the atmosphere. Cut into the sides of two mountains, Chefchaouen is a city with Bleue and white lime-washed houses. A powerful charm that you really can feel in the Outa-el-Hammam square, in the cobblestone medina. Sat on the terrace of a café, you can enjoy the attractive view of the grand Tarik-Ben-Ziad mosque whose octagonal minaret is inspired by the Torre de Oro in Seville. This Andalousian architecture can be found in the Kasbah and its gardens, at the centre of the medina. Its walls and its 11 crenulated towers, of which one used to be a dungeon, house and interesting ethnographic museum.
In the small museum in the Kasbah can be found collections of embroideries and coloured and varied pieces of clothing like those worn by the men and women of North Africa, was created here. The welcome and great hospitality provided by its inhabitants can be experienced during a visit to a traditional oil mill (there are more than 1500 of them) or a craftsman’s workshop. Over and above its weaving, Chefchaouen is renowned for its basket-making and its pottery.
Drive 40 minutes east of Tangier to one of the most interesting cities of the north. Tetouan was built by the merinides in the 14th century, destroyed by the Spanish in 1399. Reconstruction by the Moorish & Jews refugees from Granada began in 1492 Tetouan become the capital of the Spanish protectorate zone in north of morocco in 1913. We visit the large and interesting medina (old town) with its medieval Moorish- Andalusian architecture to the archaeological museum which exhibits Stone Age tools, Carthaginian ceramics and roman status and mosaics. on to the Jewish quarter in the old town which still surrounded by walls, attractive plazas with ornate tiled fountains colorful markets, and busy lanes where craftsmen can be seen on their work process among them, carpenters, gold and silversmiths, cobblers, dyers, tailors, and many others.. The tout ends at Bab el Okla. museum of Moroccan arts & crafts. Return to tangier lunch in a traditional Moroccan restaurant.
In the afternoon visit of Tangier, the white city, with its medina, the old Arab town containing two pictures: the grand socco and the petit socco (the Spanish word for ‘souk’).
Tangier is also known for the Mendoubia gardens, with their eight-hundred-year-old tree, the sidi bouabid mosque, it is minaret decorated with multi-hued faiences dominating the medina, the Kasbah square with is portico of white marble columns, and the great mechouar where the pashas were once gave audience. The status of international free zone which the city enjoyed for a number of years added to tangier’s celebrity status, and it has since become an obligatory stop-off for any tourist in the search of the real morocco.
End the tour with free time for shopping souvenirs.
■ Discover Tetouan ‘the Daughter of Granada’
■ Gain a real insight into typical Moroccan everyday life
■ Discover the point where the modern City Meets the Old
■ Visit the Mendoubia Gardens
Discover Tetouan, the gem of the Rif Mountains, and one of the most typical and beautiful towns in Morocco.
Upon arrival in Tetouan, begin with a walking tour through the Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll through the Jewish quarter, past the Royal Palace and Souks before arriving at the Bab Okla Museum of Moroccan arts and crafts. After stopping for refreshments, you briefly visit the Church for an outside visit before exploring the Archaeological Museum, which was built in 1943. This museum presents the Moroccan pre historic and pre Islamic sites from the Northern Region of Morocco. Arriving back in Tangier, enjoy a traditional Moroccan Lunch, before visiting the little Socco, Saint Andrews church, before arriving at the Mendoubia Gardens for some time at leisure to explore. Your tour will