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The Rif Mountains

Chefchaouen, Morocco

The Rif is the most northerly of Morocco's mountain chains. There are some good hikes to be had in the region, from the most popular town for tourists, Chefchaouen, with its pastel blue medina. An alternative base in the Rif is Tetouan, which has some fine Spanish colonial architecture. 

The best time to visit the Rif is during the spring from late March through June. The summer months can get unpleasantly hot during the day if you plan on doing any hiking or trekking, and the winter months from November to March can be quite cold. Weather from August to October is excellent, but locals are busy with the regional kif (marijuana) harvest and it can be more difficult to find onward transportation.

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