Rif Mountains Tangier, Chefchaouen , al Houceima, Asilah et Tetouan

Moroccan Tours: see the Rif Mountains and Berber towns and villages around beautiful Tangier.

Experience Contreras, the Rif Valleys and Chefchaouen; all beautiful Moroccan locations. You will even have time for a dip in the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Tangier‘s location on the strait of Gibraltar has made it a cosmopolitan city. This contrasts with the Atlantic and Mediterranean coast-lines with rocky coastal outcropping where local anglers cast lines from long poles. Tangier supports rich commercial and private fisheries.

In Contreras, the Rif Valleys and the Plateau are extremely fertile thanks to the region’s reliable annual rainfall: typically 2 weeks straight in late November and mid- April. The rains yield some of the country’s finest agricultural products including olives, wheat, barley, and honey.

Chefchaouen has always been a favourite in Morocco. Opened to Christians in the 20th century, it has cool, crisp mountain air, a bite-size medina and unique blue houses that give this place such character.
This part of Morocco is ideal to visit as a part of a tour.

Day 1 : Tangier

You will meet your group in Tangier. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients arriving today.

Depending on your arrival time you may wish to wander through the medina or stroll along the wide promenade.

Day 2 : Tangier

Leaving Tangier we follow the Mediterranean coastal road to the ancient port of Ksar Sghir for the first of our gentle hikes. Descending through a valley of pistachio and oak trees we arrive at the peaceful beach of L`marssa where we will have time to swim.

Returning to our private transport we head for the whitewashed UNESCO medina of Tetouan with superb Moorish architecture and views of the Rif Mountain.

Day 3 : Tangier / Talassemtane / Al-Hoceima National Park

Departing from our gite on foot, we hike into the lush natural park of Talassemtane. Today we pass traditional Berber villages before heading for the ‘Grand Arch’ which will reward us with splendid views of canyons and green valleys. After lunch on the beach and a relaxing swim, we’ll transfer to Al-Hoceima National Park where we will stay for two nights in a simple gite.

Walking time is approx 3 hours.

Day 4 : Al-Hoceima National Park / Taoussarte / Hadi Rouadi

Today we weave our way through picturesque gorges that lead us to the small bay of Taoussarte. With time to relax and take a swim, we may also see local fisherman going about their daily business. Our trail takes us through the Berber village of Hadi Rouadi famed for its local handicrafts. We transfer back to our gite accommodation.

Walking time is approx 3 hours.

Day 5 : Talassemente National Park

Today our tour takes us to the windmills and tower of Torres de Alcala where it is still possible to see the camel caravan trail that leads directly to Fes. In the afternoon we will drive over the spectacular Tidihine Rif Mountain Pass at 2445 metres above sea level (ASL) before descending into Talassemente National Park and our accommodation on the fringes of the park.

Walking time is approx: 3 – 4 hours.

Day 6 : Talassemente National Park / Teyenza

Today sees us hike through several less-visited villages as we wind our way up to a superb view of Chefchaouen. Described as the prettiest town in Morocco, the picturesque powder-blue buildings and medina charm make for a great afternoon of exploration.

Slowly, we wander through backstreets and explore this beautiful mountain town. We drive to Teyenza for our overnight stay.

Day 7 : Teyenza / Asilah

Before arriving into the Atlantic fortified town of Asilah, we will enjoy a walk through the Rif forests of cork and oak trees to see if we can find the cheeky Magot Monkey. Yes, Morocco has apes.

Asilah is known for its narrow whitewashed streets and fortified ramparts and the streets are alive with local artisans and musicians. Continuing northwards we will return to Tangier for our final night.

Day 8 : Tangier

After breakfast, we will depart to the airport.

The prices are as follows :

From 2 peoples to 4 peoples 780 Euros p/p
From 5 peoples to 15 peoples 745 Euros p/p
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