Day trip from Fes to Chefchaouen
After breakfast in your Riad we will start our day trip to Chefchaouen and drive north to explore an extremely different culture and lifestyle from Fes. Chechaouen is nestled at the feet of the Rif Mountains by which the name Chaouen “horns” has been adopted because of the shape at the top of the mountains, it was founded in 1471 as a small fortress by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa who is a direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammed.Chefchaouen fell under Spanish occupation and was emancipated in 1956.It’s known as “blue city” for its traditional buildings.Enjoy a walk to explore the white and blue washed walls of the medina and the markets that offer some unique native handicrafts.Chefchaouen on the old road to Larache. There is also a ruined mosque built by the Spanish, with stairs still in the tower. During the drive back to Fes, you can enjoy nice view of Rif Mountains.