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Chefchaouen or Chaouen as Moroccan call it, was founded in 1471 by the Cheriff Ali ibn Rashid al-Alami with the population being mainly made up of Andalusians and Moriscos who were expelled from Spain.
Chefchaouen’s blue walls are a famous challenge of interest. There are numerous theories as to why the walls had been painted blue. One popular principle is that the blue keeps mosquitos away, another is that Jews introduced the blue when they took refuge from Hitler in the 1930s. The blue is stated to symbolize the sky and heaven, and serve as a reminder to lead a non secular life. However, according to some locals, the walls have been mandated to be painted blue genuinely to attract tourists at some factor in the 1970s.
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Starting our day after breakfast, from Fes to the blue Pearl Chefchaouen. Drive through the breathtaking landscapes of the fertile coastal plains. Continue the road until you arrive in the region of the Rif Mountains which is the heart and location of the quiet blue and white washed city of Chefchaouen. Spend the day wandering the blue washed narrow alleys of the friendly medina. Visit the walled fortress of the Kasbah contains beautiful gardens, near which is the small museum and art gallery which houses the rich culture of the Rif Mountains. From the rooftop of the Kasbah view a spectacular panorama of the blue and white washed houses, tiled roofs and tiny balconies. After exploring the medina, walk in the nearby hillsides with the wonderful and magnificent waterfalls. The town offers many native handicrafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco, such as wool garments and woven blankets. The goat cheese native to the area is also popular. Dinner and night in a guest House.
After breakfast, we will drive toward the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, the well preserved Roman Empire dating back to 225BC – where you will see the most beautiful mosaics in Morocco, dating back to 3rd century BC. After the visit to this unique site we will visit the sacred town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, and then we will drive back to Meknes to start exploring the Medina of Meknes. This marvelous city was once the capital of Morocco during the reign of Moulay Ismail, thus it is known as the Ismailian capital of Morocco. It is also known as “the walled city”. You will see the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the Granary, the Sahrij Souani basin and the famous Gate of Bab Mansour and also the underground Qara Prison and the Dome of the Embassadeurs. In the afternoon you will have some free time to wander around the square entertained by story tellers, musicians and snake charmers. Overnight in Fez