3 Lot Benjelloun,Ziat, Fes Medina, Morocco

Fez to Chefchouaen

After a delicious breakfast we will drive for one of ours most recommended destinations this year, and a touristy spot par excellence, Chefchaoune; a small, quiet, picturesque city northern Morocco, the name derives from the word “Chaoune” which means “Horns” in the Berber language.

The city was founded by Ali Ben Rachid in 1471 as a shelter for the refugees, who were expelled from Andalusia by the Spanish colonization, today there is a population of nearly 35 people lives in; according to the 2004 census.

Once you reach Chefchaouen, you will bedazzle by the blue color that coats the entire town, and believe me it takes you a moment wondering if is this sky’s reflection or just blue dye.

Diving in this color we will discover the shady alleyways, the white washed houses and several cafes and restaurants in the main square that is often lively with locals and tourists alike, what brings a quiet friendly atmosphere.

While those restaurants overlooking the grand Tariq-Ben Ziad mosque are my favorites, the mosque is built in an Andalusian style like many other buildings in the city, such as the magnificent Kasbah and the Hispanic flavored town at the center of the medina.

There are so many sights that must simply not be left unseen.

At the end of this eventful experience we will return to Fez.