Noted for its buildings in shades of blue, Chefchaouen is situated in the Rif Mountains, just inland from Tangier and Tetouan. The city was founded in 1471, as a small fortress which still exists to this day, by a suffi to fight the Portuguese invasions of northern Morocco. Along with the Ghomara tribes of the region, many Moriscos and Jews settled here after the Spanish Reconquista in medieval times. In 1920, the Spanish seized Chefchaouen to form part of Spanish Morocco.
Chefchaouen is a popular tourist destination not only because of its proximity to Tangier and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta but also for the increasing numbers of people searching for natural beauty and the Rif experience as one distinction possessed by Chefchaouen is its blue-rinsed houses and buildings.
Chefchaouen is a popular shopping destination as well, as it offers many native handicrafts that are not available elsewhere in Morocco, such as wool garments and woven blankets. The goat cheese native to the area is also popular with tourists.
The countryside around it has a reputation for being a prolific source of organic food and local artifacts items such as blankets, djellabas and more.
Our first steps in the world of adventure began years ago when our desire to share the wonders and culture of Morocco with the rest of the world grew into the development of a unique travel organization. Since those beginnings, we have broadened our horizons to offer a range of travel adventures in many parts of the country.
We offer a wide range of treks, walks, Sahara expeditions, skiing or climbing in the Atlas Mountains and many other exciting options. While some require physical as well as mental stamina, most are adventures which can be enjoyed by anyone with an enquiring mind who enjoys getting off the beaten track, discovering and learning about the country and its history.
The spirit of adventure and learning are at the core of what we offer. We are dedicated to providing quality, innovation, value and challenge within a framework of ecologically sound adventures. We offer an enormous range of different escapes, from easy walks to 4,000 metre climbs, from the High Atlas Mountains to the vast ergs in the south. Accommodation too can be varied, from top-end establishments through good quality to basic, all carefully chosen to offer value for money.