GuruWalk Original
Free tour

Relaxed, and interesting tour of Chaouen with Candelaria.

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on January 02, 2020

Hello, I am Candelaria, I was born a traveller, it is in my genes, my first plane ride was at 9 days old. I first came to Morocco in 1987 as a young backpacker. It definitively made a huge impression on me, but I never imagined I would end up living here. Chaouen is my home since 2004. I will be delighted to show you around town, and hopefully you will understand why Chefchaouen is so special, way beyond its famous blue walls. I have learnt that people enjoy seeing Chaouen through my eyes, a foreigner very well adapted to a culture so different to my own. I speak Spanish, English, French, Italian, Arabic and Portuguese and have lived in many countries. I love good food, nature and hospitality, which are the reasons why I do this. I own a small guest house (Riad Jibli) which keeps me busy, my life is quite simple in this sweet town.

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Tour description

Welcome to Chefchaouen! It will be my great pleasure to show you around the city that adopted me in 2004. This will be a tour at your own pace. I want you to have a great time while in Chaouen. The essence of my tour is for you to enjoy your time and get a feel for what Chaouen is all about, focusing on non-touristic life. I specialize in small groups, and I therefore expect you to appreciate that. We will meet at Pizzeria Mandala, under the Parador Hotel, and show you the main square, its mosque and kasbah. Then we will go deeper into small alleys and markets. We will pass by the river, washing stations and we will see the town spring that supplies the entire city with crystal clear water throughout the year. History, nature, cuisine, I can show you the best local places, the best crafts and food. I will not take you shopping unless you ask, in which case I will show you local artisans and teach you about different qualities and prices. I also have a business trading Moroccan crafts in Scandinavia, so I know how to shop. I love hiking and I can point you to wonderful places to hike, or recommend very good specialist mountain guides. I can tell you where the good hammams are or just how to enjoy your day. 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    1 Boulevard Hassan 2 Chefchaouen 9100...
    1 Boulevard Hassan 2 Chefchaouen 91000 Morocco
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    By Pizzeria Mandala, below the Parador hotel, across VANCII hotel. I am always wearing hats. Sometimes it might be possible for me to pick you up at your hotel. Let me know where you are staying.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Plaza Uta el Hamman، Chefchaouen

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Louis-Philippe 15 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Nothing negative to say, she even made us visit her home to see and experience a traditional riad in Chefchaouen
Ilona 25 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Candeleria is very knowledgeable about Chefchaouen and Moroccan culture. We were taken to many areas outside the usual tourist traps and learnt how the ordinary person lives in this pretty town. This is a worthwhile experience - highly recommend 👏
Diane 17 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
Candelaria was a wonderful tour guide. We went on her tour on our second day in Chefchaouen and prior to meeting her we weren't keen on the place felt it was too touristy and with too many souvenir shops. She showed us a completely different side to the area and we ended up loving Chefchaouen. She was also kind enough to share her own garden and home with us. Thanks again we really enjoyed your tour
Riitta 03 Apr 2024

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Travelled alone - Apr 2024
I just liked her style - relaxed and friendly. Lot of information of history and today. We did see so much beauty, that I was almost wordless - waterfalls, quiet streets of local people, so so beautiful streets and view places. Ordinary people doing their work, even her own home. She did noticed that we were not shoppers, so we didn't go to shops. But I'm sure she find and show whatever you want. Also get tips of places to eat.
Loïc 06 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
We really appreciate today's tour with Candelaria. Candelaria is so knowledgeable about Chefchaouen, one could believe she was born there. We like her patience and she answered all our questions. I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the blue city!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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