Our today’s journey will start from Tangier heading to one of the most beautiful cities in Morocco. Early in the morning we will go south following a panoramic mountain road. The green landscape serves as a cooling system the hot inside of Morocco. It is an escape from the overwhelmingly busy streets of all of Tangier, Casablanca, Rabat, and Fez. Upon our arrival to the Blue City, we will have some time to promenade in its beautiful cafes in the main square after we check in our Hotel.
Chefchaouen is located in the feet of two horn-like mountains, Megou and Tisouka. The people of this region built this city during the early wave of Spanish invasion of Northern Morocco. They built it as a hiding point of the resistance. The name Chefchaouen even means, “Look at the horns in Tamazight” (Moroccan Native Language). Therefore, the Mediterranean identity of the local shows itself in the blue washed walls of the city’s inside. Walking in its maze-like streets gives a feeling of transcendence over time bringing everyone into the beautiful past of this region. No one really leaves this city without a feeling of appreciation of what human kind can when allied with nature with full integration. The people of this city have a unique relationship with Mother Nature and the colours it speaks. They simply paint their houses with what they see in the sky in a sunny day: Blue sky. Their traditional clothes through are colour full. We will enjoy a full day in this city. Overnight will be in our Hotel.
Day3: Chefchaouen – fez
In the morning after breakfast, we will have a nice local breakfast. Then we will go to Fez. We can have few stops on the way if recommended. Upon our arrival, our entire focus will be on Fez, old Medina, King’s palace and the Merinides hill. We promise you a unique and quality time while you are in Fez.
This city will bring you the luster of the past mixed with the modernity of nowadays. It is unbelievable how the old Medina maintained its ambience and the spirit of the deep past over the last 12 centuries. Once you reach the Merinides Hill, you will be able to see a great number of minarets forming breathtaking panoramic scenery. You need to imagine how narrow the passages are in a way that only mules and donkeys are the only means of moving things and goods in or out. Again, what you are about to see inside Medina is quite rare. People of different traditional and artistic handicraft such as shoemakers, saddlers and blacksmiths, not to mention carpenters and leather skilful workers.
Furthermore, you will pass by El Ashabine square, Sgha square,Attarine, souk el Henna and the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss. Visiting Al Quarrawiyyin the mosque and the university is a must keeping in mind that it is considered to be the oldest university in the world. Some other location could be included before the end of the day.