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Amazing Morocco: My Fez and Chefchaouen Itinerary

April 29, 2018

Probably the longest (and most tiring) trip of my life yet, but definitely one of the most stunning places I’ve been to. The 8-hour flight to Casablanca (not to mention running through the airport to catch the flight, whew!) then a 5-hour train ride to Fez, and 3 hours bus ride to Chefchaouen, was an adventure on its own. To see the all blue walls of the Blue Pearl City (my favorite color, btw), to savor the goat cheese salad and tagine in that spectacular view, and to get lost in the alley ways of the Fez Medina, made it all worth it.   Tagine and Goat cheese salad in Assada, Chefchaouen  Day 1:

Arrived Casablanca from Dubai at 12noon

Train from Airport to Casablanca duration 30 minutes

Train from Casablanca to Fez 4-4.30 hours

Arrived Fez around 10pm

Checked in at Riad Tayba

Late Dinner at Thami’s

Day 2:

5am Wake Up Call

Breakfast at Riad Tayba (inclusive with accommodation)

Bus leaves for Chefchaouen at 7am

Arrived Chefchaouen at 1130am

Lunch at Assada

Walked around the Blue City

Afternoon snack in one of the roof top restaurants

Bus leaves for Fez at 6pm

Arrived Fez at 1030 pm

 Day 3:

Breakfast at Riad Tayba

Checked out of Riad Tayba and Checked in Riad Fes Baraka (switch of hotels due to room availability)

Lunch at Le Tarbouche (Mexican-inspired)

Shopping and Walking around the Medina

Degustation Dinner at Nur

Day 4: 

3 am Wake up call

10 minutes taxi ride from Hotel to Train station

ETD 4:50am from Fez to Casablanca

Arrived Casablanca around 9am

Train from Casablanca to Airport is every 3o minutes

Arrived around around 10am

Flight for Dubai ETD 2pm

Whew!

Costs:

Sim card with 5gb data plan…………………………………………..11 USD

Roundtrip tickets from Casablanca airport to Casablanca…10 USD

Roundtrip tickets Casablanca to Fez (First Class)…………….38 USD

Taxi from Train Station to Medina………………………………….5 USD

Dinner in Thami’s, Fez…………………………………………………..11 USD (for two)

Riad Tayba (accommodation for one night)…………………….110 USD (for two)

Ticket one way from Fez to Chefchaouen…………………………5 USD

Ticket one way Chefchaouen to Fez (CTM Bus)………………..11 USD

Lunch in Chefchaouen (Assada)……………………………………..11 USD (for two)

Afternoon snack in Chefchaouen…………………………………….16 USD (for two)

Riad Fes Baraka (accommodation for one night)……………..100 USD (for two)

Lunch in Le Tarbouche, Fez……………………………………………22 USD (for two)

Degustation Dinner at Nur……………………………………………..82 USD (per person)

Taxi from Hotel to Train Station……………………………………..11 USD

Total: …………………………………………………………………………..443 USD

Tip: Allocate shopping money and luggage space for rugs, bags, argan oil, leather garments, etc.  And, skip the Degustation dinner at Nur—- overrated and overpriced.

Degustation at Nur, Fez Riad Fes Baraka, FezRiad Tayba, Fez 

Every turn, every nook is awe-inspiring. And every rug and lantern you just want to take home. Fez and Chefchaouen was everything I imagined it to be. Every detail is an assault to the senses— the striking colors, the pungent aroma of the spices, the comforting taste of the mint tea, the never ending sound of catcalling, the feel of it all.

One for the books.

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