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From Fes: Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip

1. From Fes: Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip

Discover one of Morocco’s four imperial cities and the remains of the former capital of the kingdom of Mauretania on a full-day tour from Fes. Following a pickup from your hotel in Fes, enjoy an easy transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Explore the remains of the 2000 year old complex. Continue to Moulay Idriss to discover one of Morocco's holiest cities. Take a tour of the narrow streets of the compact town where Moulay Idriss I introduced the religion of Islam in 789 AD. Then, transfer to the city of Meknes, founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement. Go into the Medina and see some of the monumental city gates and ornamental decorations of the Spanish-Moorish architecture. Tour the city walls, and stop at the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, founder of the Alaouite dynasty and sultan when Meknes was the capital city. Visit the Museum of Moroccan Art to see a wide variety of handicrafts. Before the afternoon transfer back to Fes.

Fez Medina Guided Tour

2. Fez Medina Guided Tour

After a pick-up at your hotel or riad in Fez, head out on a guided tour of the medina, one of the world’s largest walled-in cities. Explore the narrow streets lined with shops selling fresh fruits, spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and numerous other art and craft items from Morocco. Visit the Quaraouiyine Mosque, founded in 859 by Fatima el Fihri and the Andalusian Mosque dating back to 860 (note that non-Muslims are not permitted to enter). Take in other sites including the Nejjarine Fountain, the Bouaanania Medersa, dating from the 13th century and the Batha Palace, which is now a museum of arts and traditions.

Fez: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

3. Fez: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

You will begin your tour at Bab Boujloud, the ornate blue gate leading into the Medina. From here you will head to the magnificent Moulay Idriss Mausoleum, which includes a beautiful esplanade where the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music concerts takes place each year. You will then visit foundouk Najjarine, which houses the "Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts". You will be surprised here by the collection of the traditional tools used by craftsmen, as well as the Berber carpets and musical instruments. Next up will be the Qaraouiyine Mosque, which is both a university and a mosque situated in the heart of the Medina. UNESCO has named it the oldest continuously functioning educational institution in the world. You will then tour the souks of Fez, along the river and inside the walls of the town. Whilst here you will be free to enter into one of the foundouks (workshop of craftsmen) to explore on your own. You will then see the city’s tannery, a fascinating place that is the largest tannery in Africa. Next, you will visit the Mellah (or Jewish Quarter), as well as the old Ibn Danan Synagogue. Following a break, it will be time to visit the Marinids Tombs. From here you will enjoy a panoramic view over all of the white houses of the Medina.

Sefrou and Bhalil Day-Trip: from Fes

4. Sefrou and Bhalil Day-Trip: from Fes

Starting with a 10:00 AM pickup from you accommodation. Climb into an air-conditioned vehicle to make the journey. First stop will be Sefrou, know for its waterfalls, and unique land formations. Here you can admire the shrine of Sidi-Al Bousserghine. Explore the town, while learning about the architecture, the religious influences, and the history.  Visit the rich plant life of Oued Aggay. Grab lunch at a restaurant in Sefou, before driving the road that climbs into olive country. Bhalil and the famous cave paintings will provide you with a rich insight into the history of the region. Then visit a local family, where you can drink mint tea and learn about the local daily life. To finish your day trip, your driver will return you to your accommodation in Fes.

Fes: Food Walking Tour

5. Fes: Food Walking Tour

Meet your local guide and begin walking through the streets of Fes. The old Medina of Fes is the heart of Morocco's culture. Your guide will explain the culture, history, and traditions of the city. The food itself is delicious, rich, and diversified. Taste a fresh juice, dates, cheese, olives, fresh fruits, mint tea, and savor a complete main meal upon completion. Enjoy 6 different stops throughout the 3 to 3.5-hour tour beginning at Hotel Batha in the morning. The entirety of the tour runs around 3 miles, filled with fun stops and delicious snacks. End the afternoon with a late lunch at a traditional restaurant.

Fez: Private Moroccan Cooking Class with Local Master Chef

6. Fez: Private Moroccan Cooking Class with Local Master Chef

After pickup from your hotel or riad (house), your private Moroccan cooking experience begins with a discussion of possible menu items with your local master chef. There are many possibilities including tagine, kefta with tomato sauce and eggs, djaj mqualli (chicken with preserved lemons and olives), meshwi (grilled meat), lamb with prunes, couscous, pastilla (meat pie), traditional soups, and local salads. After choosing your menu, head to the local souk (market) with your chef to buy the necessary ingredients and discover famous Moroccan spices like ras el-hanout, cinnamon, saffron, and turmeric. Return to the traditional Moroccan house to cook your lunch, and learn the tips and tricks of Moroccan cuisine. When you finish, sit around the table with your fellow students to enjoy the delicious meal you made.

Fes: Private Cultural Day Tour

7. Fes: Private Cultural Day Tour

You will begin your guided Fes tour as you are picked up from your accommodation. From here you will begin driving towards the captivating sites and old monuments of this ancient city. Your professional guide will begin by taking you to the ancient core of Fes, the old Medina. Here you can wander through the old narrow streets which are lined with small traditional shops selling the most mesmerizing handicrafts and Moroccan handmade items. You will walk through the alluring charm of the Medina, being able to admire its colorful streets and rich tapestry of life. You will soon find yourself at the largest and oldest tannery in Africa, the impressive “Chouara Tannery”, where real leather is being naturally shaped and colored. You will then continue your tour to the ancient schools of Fes. Founded in 859 A.D. by Fatima Al-Fihri, the school is an incredible example of spectacular Arab architecture. You will then visit some old Quranic Schools such as “Medersa Bouanania" and “Medersa Al-Attarine”, which was created by Sultan Uthman II Abu Said. Following this, you will visit the magnificent “Zaouia Moulay Idriss II", the spectacular and sacred shrine of the founder of the Fes Medina. Next, you will move to the Nejjarine Museum of wooden arts and crafts, where you can enjoy seeing decorated tiles, musical instruments, and intricately carved cedar eaves overhead. After a break for lunch, you will leave the ancient part of the old city to begin discovering some other magical wonders. You will visit the marvelous Royal Palace, which contains the tremendous Seven Gates and was perfectly made with the most captivating copper. Moving on, you will travel to the old Jewish Quarter “Mellah” and the Jnane Sabil Gardens. Here you can get some fresh air and admire the beautiful centered Moroccan fountains. Your guided tour will later end after you visit the northern and southern protective towers of Fes, allowing you to achieve the most fascinating panoramic views over the entire Medina.

From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

8. From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

Day 1 : Casablanca Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you will visit the city, including a visit to the Hassan II mosque, one of the world’s biggest mosques, as well as the districts of Sqala and Habous.  Day 2 : Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis The next morning you will journey to the capital of Morocco, Rabat. Visit the Royal Palace, the Ouadaya Gardens Kasbah and the Hassan Tower Mosque. After lunch, you'll be driven to the Berber town of Meknes. Explore the intricate gateways, beautiful gardens and at 40-meter high city wall. Next is the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Dating back to AD 40, Volubilis is home to some of the most impressive Roman ruins in North Africa. You'll finish the day with a short drive to the medieval city of Fez. Day 3 : Fez After breakfast you will begin a guided tour of the Fes, one of the world’s largest walled cities. Explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricate Berber carpets and many other local crafts. For lunch you may choose to eat in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch, you will continue the tour to visit the King’s Palace and then the famous tanneries. Day 4 : Ouzoud Waterfalls After an early breakfast, you will depart for Marrakech via the Ouzoud Waterfalls. The beautiful drive will take you up into the Middle Atlas Mountains and along the base of the High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, you'll make a short stop in Ifrane to enjoy a walk along the cascades. Relax to the sound of the falls, enjoy a picnic lunch or visit one of the many cafés and restaurants. After a restful and relaxing afternoon, you’ll head to Marrakech.  Day 5 : Marrakech Today's tour of Marrakech begins with a trip to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. You will then visit the Saadian Tombs and the Bahia Palace. Then, experience traditional Arabic craftsmanship in the lively souks around Jemaa El Fna square. Home to many different types of traders, these bustling and aromatic streets are uniquely Moroccan. After lunch break, you head to the Majorelle Gardens & Menara Garden. Day 6 : Marrakech to Casablanca Transfer Your last day of travel will be in Marrakech. Free time will be given in the morning if you want to do some final shopping in Marrakech before being driven back to Casablanca in the afternoon.

Fes: Authentic Cooking Class and Old Medina Visit

9. Fes: Authentic Cooking Class and Old Medina Visit

Your culinary adventure begins with a trip to the Old Medina to pickup fresh, local produce. With your expert guide, learn about the ingredients, traditions, and customs related to the Moroccan food culture, while you mingle with the locals at the market. After your shopping trip, head to a nearby restaurant to meet your chefs for the day and get ready to cook up a treat. Working side by side with the chefs, learn about the skills and techniques of Moroccan cooking, as well as gastronomic secrets to produce the very best dishes. Listen to your chef share insight into the customs of their cuisine, as you learn the techniques needs to cook and present gourmet Moroccan dishes. At the end of the workshop, enjoy the fruits of your labor and sit down to taste the meals you’ve made, then receive a certificate of success.

Fes: Guided Tour of Ancient Medina with Local Family Lunch

10. Fes: Guided Tour of Ancient Medina with Local Family Lunch

You’ll be picked up at 9 AM from Hotel Riad in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle to start your guided tour of Fes, including a local family lunch. Along the way you’ll get to see many cherished landmarks of ancient Medina, including the gates of the Royal Palace of Fez, the Jewish Quarter, the Janan Sabil Garden, the Merenid tombs, The Bab Abi al-Jounoud and more. Next, you’ll be driven to a local family lunch to escape the usual tourist traps and experience the delights of traditional Moroccan cuisine. During the meal, you’ll get the chance to learn about genuine Moroccan cookery and the culture’s unique dining etiquette, such as washing your hands before the meal with a kettle of water and soap. You'll be served a fine selection of salads with meat and vegetables, couscous, chicken with green olives and lemon, and fruit, followed by Moroccan mint tea after lunch before being driven back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Fes

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We were accompanied by an exceptional guide. Noureddine made us visit the whole Medina in its most characteristic parts with great passion, patience and truly creating a relationship of complicity with all of us, as if we had known each other for some time. He told us the history of the Muslim religion, passed on their deep faith, accompanied us to the most characteristic shops and helping us in the purchases, in the negotiations, always advising us in respect of the local people and ours. Truly an exceptional companion, dedicated to "his family" of the day, as he defines it. Nice to see him wander around the alleys and respectfully greet all the people he met or to whom he thought he was making a small gift. Nice to see his sweet ways with the children on the street ... he never skimped on a kiss on those little heads in search of a dime. It was a really profound experience. Thanks !!!

We were extremely lucky to have Redouane as our guide. The tour itself was nice and I recommend it as Fes Medina is quite chaotic and you can easily get lost. Also, walking with a guide helps avoiding people asking for money or to buy stuff as well saving a lot of time. Finally, ask for Redouane, he is extremely nice, kind and knowledgable guide. He knows a lot about the history of Fes and Morocco in general and also is extremely eager to answer to all of your questions. Highly recommend!

Very well!! Hakim (the guide) has been very attentive at all times and has explained everything to us great. We would repeat with him without a doubt! Shukram!!

Try to discover the Medina yourself first, but with a guide you really come to places where you would not otherwise come. Very nice experience!!

Very nice guide. He made us make a couple of stops along the way to buy local produce and see different views.