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Chefchaouen (literally "look at the peaks" in Arabic) is an enchanting town sitting at the foot of the Rif Mountains. It is a unique place to visit for various reasons: it is small and manageable yet friendly to tourists; the mountain air and atmosphere are relaxing; and one can catch a glimpse of rural life while hiking in the surrounding mountains.

The well-preserved medina is a 15th century relic from the Muslim civilization of Andulusia. Narrow streets wind through blue-white walls where children greet you in Spanish. On the northern side, you’ll find ground-room floors crowded with weaving looms. Many of the artisans are friendly and will invite you in for a chat. (They may also invite you for a smoke; the town is filled with kif and hashish because of its location). The main square in the center of the medina (Plaza Uta el-Hammam) is a delightful place to sip fresh orange juice and look at the mountain peaks, the Grand Mosque and the Kasbah walls. The 17th century ruins of the Kasbah runs along one side of the square. The red-hued walls of the Kasbah enclose a beautiful garden and a small folk museum. Try to have a meal at Casa Hassan in the medina.

About Us



Chaouen Rural is a Chaoueni professional group who has joint his efforts in a joint-stock company to boost tourism activity in the province of Chefchaouen , mainly in rural areas, through managing tourism product and offering reception services. To achieve this, Chaouen Rural works on facilitating custom-made planning and logistics required by travel agents or travellers.


Travel agents as well as travellers   will get tourist information , planning facilities and activities booking in the province of Chefchaouen , in a simple customized way to fit their expectations. This is achieved   thanks to a Chaoueni professional team grouped in Chaouen Rural.


To perform   its activity, Chaouen Rural has an   institutional support of the Ministry of Tourism, Crafts and Social Economy of the Kingdom of Morocco as well as the Spanish Cooperation financial support.




The development of products and services is possible thanks to the group full knowledge of the province’s territory and its resources. In addition, the adhesion and commitment of the local tourism operators allow having a network of rural and non rural lodgings, tourist transport and transfer Chaouen Rural


, transportation by mules, guides, agro-alimentary products, craftsmen, etc. Certainly, the aim is to facilitate the discovery of Chaouen authentic image with the involvement and collaboration of the local population.



Chaouen Rural allows the planning and activities booking in the province of Chefchaouen in a simple, customized way to fit to the clients expectations.


Chaouen Rural offers tourists a varied range of thematic propositions through excursions, stays and circuits planning:


      A glance: Excursions and activities to discover in a glimpse chaoueni rural life.

      Our roots: Stays of 2 to 4 days in the rural houses of the province.

      Our treasures: Thematic circuits for technical and specific content travellers.


Tourists and travellers are welcomed to command excursions, stays and circuits planning in made to measure way.



How to get there?



The Province of Chefchaouen is located in the north of Morocco , in the Rif Mountains , with an extension of 4,350 km2 and an approximated population of 450,000 inhabitants. The province shares land borders with the Mediterranean to the north, Taounate and Sidi Kacem provinces to the south,    Al Hoceima province to the east and Tetouan and Larache provinces to the west.



The rural house of ……. is about ….km away from Chefchaouen municipality.



Further information


Fatima Habte

Interpretation Center Chaouen Rural

Street Machichi, office nº 3 (Qua Administratif)

Chefchaouen – Morocco

Tel +212 39 98 93 30

gsm +212 10 21 0146

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: Chaouen Rural

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