The Rif, Fez and the Atlas

The Rif is a mountainous region of Morocco and one of the greenest areas in the entire country. It is located in the northern part, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, so it combines two great passions of thousands of travelers, water and vegetation. The Rif mountain range goes from the westernmost region of Morocco, called Yebala, to Kebdana, which already borders the neighboring country, Algeria. Throughout its 300 kilometers long, it has created its own habitat full of fantastic fauna, flora and wonderful traditions among its inhabitants, who are mostly Berbers and Arabs.


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Combination of cultural trip and trekking.

Season: The end of May at the end of September

Participants: from 4 to 12 people

Trip Overview

Day 1

Reception in the port of Tangier and we will start the trip getting into the Rif and arriving in Chaouen in the afternoon. Chaouen, beautiful city where the contrast of the white color of its houses arranged in different planes stands out on the green field watered by the Lou River.

Arrival at the accommodation and distribution of the rooms. Free afternoon to explore this medina of infinite blue tones.

Day 2

Today we are going to make one of the essential routes of the Rif, the Bridge of God and the Farda River. We started our route from the dam of the Spaniards as it is locally called, it was built in the Carrefour of the rivers Farda and the river Kelaa at the time of the Spanish protectorate in the north of Morocco between 1912 and 1956, nowadays without use.

We head north near the bridge to be just below it and admire its magnificent structure, a natural arch.

On our way back, we return to where we started. The route from (the dam of the Spaniards) we passed through Ouslaf, a rife village with its cultivated terraces.

Return to Chaouen.

  • Length: 5Km.
  • Rise: 300m.
  • Downhill: 300m.

Day 3

In the morning after breakfast, we start our route, we start in the heart of the Talassemtane national park, all along the Oued Laou river that separates Jbel Jelti and the cliffs of Caiat where the climbing fans have set up climbing routes, we continue towards the village of Lhafsa after visiting its waterfall, here ends our route, return to Chaouen.

  • Length: 7km.
  • Upload: 480m.
  • Descent: 540m.

Day 4

In the morning we leave for the beautiful city of Fez, we will notice the change of landscape as we go south, we will go towards Volúbilis, one of the best preserved Roman ruins in the country, we will make a small visit to see, among others things, the basilica, the arch of the triumph of Caracalla or the forum.

About 5km from Volubilis we will visit Muley Idriss, a small village at the foot of a mountain, home to the sanctuary of Mouly Idriss, founder of the Idrísida dynasty,

Next, we will make a brief panoramic visit of Meknes, one of the seventeenth century imperial cities located in the heart of the Middle Atlas, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996.

After lunch, we head towards Fez, about 70 km away, an Imperial city whose origin dates back to the 8th century. It is the scientific capital of Morocco and also has the pride of hosting one of the oldest universities in the world Al karaouin. Afternoon free to rest and take a first contact with the city that reminds you of past times. Accommodation in Riyadh.

Day 5

In the morning, I meet a local guide to visit Fez, the spiritual capital of Morocco, the most famous of the imperial cities after Marrakech, has always been associated with study and religiosity, and remains the spiritual capital of Morocco and is the third most populated city in Morocco, after Casablanca and Rabat (1 968 150 inhabitants according to the 2010 census).

During the visit we will visit the most important alleys of Fez el-Bali. The Old Medina dates from the eighth century and comprises more than 300 neighborhoods and 9,000 narrow alleys where no other means of transport than donkeys and mules, constituting a network of streets in which only the fesìes know how to orient themselves.

At noon, lunch will be provided in a traditional restaurant in the medina. The tour ends in the afternoon. Night in Riad.

Day 6

After lunch in Fez we will move to the mountains of the Middle Atlas (150 km), specifically to the sources of Oum Rabia.

During the tour we will cross several Berber villages of the middle Atlas, area dominated by Los Bosques de Cedros and Macacos del Medio Atlas, with a little luck we will find a group.

Our route begins in a spectacular landscape formed by an immense forest of cedar, and lakes like Ouiouan, Aglmam Azegza, gives us the feeling of walking in Europe.

During our walk we will find the inhabitants of the area, the Berbers known for their hospitality, we will have a tea in some house.

Day 7

We leave in the morning after breakfast, we will visit the source of Oum Rabiaa, where one of the largest rivers of Morocco that has the same name Ouad Oum Rabiaa is born.

Day 8

In the morning, transfer to the airport in Fez.

End of our services.


  • Season: The end of May at the end of September.
  • Participants: from 4 to 12 people.

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  • Private transfer Transportation during the tour.
  • Accommodation and breakfast during the Tour.
  • Guided visits
  • Flight / ship Travel insurance.
  • Entrances to the monuments.
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  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    Buena combinación, hemos disfrutado de trekking en la zona de Rif, el Atlas, y también hemos visitado Xauen y Fez, nos ha gustado mucho.

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