Casablanca To Chefchaouen Tour is right smack in the middle of the country’s Rif Mountain range. Moroccans refer to this town as Chaouen. The town old portion, the medina, has its buildings painted sky blue. The mountains which reflect the light to the blue buildings give a mystical aura to the place. The picturesque sights, plus the laid-back atmosphere and affordable accommodations, makes the town a favorite destination among Morocco Private Tours. A lot of them fill the cafes that line the streets of the main square. The Rif Mountains also provide a very conducive environment for marijuana and hashish to grow, so it is not unusual to see a lot of 21st century hippies in the town as well.
If you’re coming from Fes, it would take around four hours to reach Chefchaouen Morocco and would cost you 70 dirhams at least. From Casablanca, travelling time is six hours by bus. Only one bus, which travels in the morning, comes from Casablanca to this town. You will be arriving at the CTM bus company station where you can also depart if you are leaving Chefchaouen to other parts of Morocco already. Aside from CTM, there are also other bus companies. Inquire well first on the times, costs, and frequency of their routes.
If you are the athletic type of traveler, Chefchaouen Morocco offers you a hiking spree of the Rif Mountains. There are day hikes available for visitors, and you may coordinate with your hotel for organized tours with a guide. This area is where a lot of marijuana is being cultivated, so you need to be guided and not stray.
You may be curious as to why the buildings in the medina of Chefchaouen Morocco are blue. The Jewish settlers of the town started this trend in the 1930s, and this “tradition” been kept for decades now by the residents. Be sure to bring your camera to take some pictures of this beautiful sight. The town is quite small, so you really get lost, as almost all major streets lead to the Plaza Uta el-Hammam, the town’s main square where you can enjoy buying a lot of knick-knacks and dining in its cafes with outdoor seating. You will always encounter a tourist in this area.