The Rif Ramble - Walking in Northern Morocco
Morocco, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £695 (land only) - from €835 (land only) - from $1,145 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Tangier. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients arriving on this day. KE Land Only services begin with an evening meal.
Day 2: Driving East out of Tangier we follow the Mediterranean coastal road to the ancient port of Ksar Sghir for the first of our short walks. Descending through a valley of pistachio and oak trees we arrive at the peaceful beach of L`marssa where we have time to swim or simply relax. Reboarding our private transport we head for the whitewashed medina of Tetouan with superb Rif Mountain views.
Day 3: Departing our accommodation on foot, we head into the lush natural park of Talassemtane passing through traditional villages, with splendid views of Akchour Gorge. Upon meeting our vehicle, our journey continues to Al-Hoceima National Park where we will stay for two nights.
Day 4: This morning 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 before driving back to our accommodation.
Day 5: Today our walk heads for the 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 drive over the Tidihine Rif Mountain Pass (2445m) and descend into Talassemente National Park to our accommodation. Approx 3-4 hours walking.
Day 6: Walking through several less-visited villages, we wind our way up to a superb viewpoint of Chefchaouen. Said to be the prettiest town in Morocco, the picturesque powder-blue buildings combined with the charm of the medina makes for a great afternoon of exploration.
Day 7: Before arriving into the Atlantic port of Asilah, we enjoy a walk through Rif forests of cork and oak trees in search of the cheeky Magot Monkey. Known for its narrow whitewashed streets and fortified ramparts, Asilah has become an iconic Atlantic coastal stop. Continuing Northwards we return to Tangier for our final night.
Day 8: KE Land Only services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients departing on this day.