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Four Days in Fez - Day Trips and Excursions around Fez

This short tour in Fez is a peek in the ancient history of Morocco. You will start your journey with a welcome at Fes airport, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel or riad. Visit the medina of Fez at your leisure when you are offered some optional excursions to the nearby vicinity of the Atlas Mountains. This will lead you to Volubilis, Roman capital of Mauritania Tingitana. Next, you will travel to Meknes, the Versailles of Morocco. You are also offered excursions to the ancient city of Sefrou, an old Jewish outpost, and the Village of B'Halil a remnant of old Christian Morocco. We offer day trips hiking in the Atlas Mountains. All our short tours can be booked on the spot. Our hiking tours in the Atlas Mountains can be customized to meet your needs in time and budget. Looking forward to your booking to create great Morocco experience for you.

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Daily breakfast and dinner
    • Local guides and Tour leader fees
    • Entry/Admission - Fez Mellah
    • Entry/Admission - Bab Bou Jeloud
    • Entry/Admission - Bou Inania Medersa
    • Entry/Admission - Chouara Tannery
    • Entry/Admission - Meknes Medina
    • Entry/Admission - Volubilis
    • Entry/Admission - Sefrou Falls
    • Entry/Admission - Medina of Fez
    • Entry/Admission - Fez Cooking School at Palais Amani
    What's excluded :
    • Lunches, Tips to tour leader and driver

  • Day 1: Arrival to Fez

    Stop At: Fez Mellah, Fes Morocco
    Upon your arrival at Fes airport, you will meet your guide to begin your journey in Fez. you can start visiting the city of Fez or take your day at leisure.

    Undeniably fascinating, Fez stimulates the senses with its haunting yet beautiful sounds, visual splendor, and evocative smells. The most ancient of the imperial capitals and the complete medieval city of the Islamic world, Fez is reminiscent of a city suspended in time, unfazed by the constantly evolving world outsides of its walls. Fez owes nothing to the Western world, save electricity.

    Time spent in Fez will reveal much about the sophistication of the Moroccan artisan, providing an unparalleled learning experience to those who cross its path. Your morning will be spent visiting the Medina. Our specialized guide will take you on a historic discovery of the city of Fez starting at the King s Palace and its Meshwar with ramparts and majestic gates.

    Next, you will explore the Jewish quarter, a 15th-century citadel with all its Moorish maze architecture and medieval glory. Visits to Sephardic synagogues and mausoleums of holy Rabbis will be the highlights of this part of town. Then, we will drive to the Merinides hill to visit their necropolis. Here you will enjoy the best panoramic view of the old walled Medina, brimful with its countless minarets to call for the prayers in a city that has responded to these calls for 12 centuries. Drive down the hills to the gate of Bab Guissa to leave your vehicle and enter an ancient world. Fez has preserved its Medina as it was centuries ago. Not even a bicycle is able to be used as a tool of transportation. Only donkeys, mules and horses are able to help to move all that the city produces and needs as supplies.

    The first guilds you will immediately encounter are the cobblers, the saddlers, and blacksmiths interlaced by some caravansaries for tribesmen who come from the surrounding areas to trade and supply their needs. Down the hill to Juteya you will encounter all sorts of crafts but noticeably carpenters and leather workers as one of the traditional tanneries is not far. This walk will lead you to El Ashabine square with its variety of activities. From there, you will find your way to the Sgha square which will lead you to Attarine then Souk el Henna and the Mausoleum of Moulay Idris, the founder of Fez. Next, to it, you will visit the Nejjarine square with its famous fountain, its guild of carpentry and the museum of folk arts at the Fondouk.

    You will walk to the tannery and on to visit the great Mosque university of Al Quarrawiyyine, passing by Shemmaine, the market of dried fruits. After that, you will visit the Medersa Attarine and walk to Sbetryyine, a guild of bookbinders, which will lead you to the Seffarine Square, where the tapping of metalworkers is still deafening passerby as it was the case for centuries. You will break for lunch then continue exploring the marvels of Fez Medina. These will highlight the Dyers souk, Foundouk Tetouani and the shrine of Sidi Ahmed Tijani. You will end your walk at foundouk Lihoudi where a local Fez family will host you for traditional mint tea in their home. Finally, you will return to your hotel for dinner and other accommodations.This short trip to Morocco offers a great introduction to Morocco history and culture.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Fez Mellah, Fes Morocco
    Explore the history and heritage of the Mellah Jewish quarter with your local guide. Visit a synagogue and Jewish cemetery.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Bab Bou Jeloud, Fes Morocco
    Start your Medina walking tour from Boujloud Blue gate main entrance to the city.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Bou Inania Medersa, Rue Talaa Sghira, Fes 30110 Morocco
    Visit the 14th-century Medersa with your local guide who will give the overall history of this old School of Jurisprudence.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Chouara Tannery, Fes El Bali, Fes, Morocco
    Your guide will take on a tour to this Middle age tannery where lather hides are still treated in the most natural tanning.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Moulay Idriss, Moulay Idriss, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    Visit the founder of Fez Mausoleum to discover the best of Moorish architecture.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Palais Quaraouiyine, No. 91-77 Sbitryenne, Fes 30200 Morocco
    Visit the old University and Mosque of Quaraouiyine and Seffarine square with your local guide.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Hotel L'Escale or similar, very well centered Hotel in a safe area. Great food mostly local Moroccan staples.

    Day 2: Day trip to Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Zerhoune

    Stop At: Meknes Medina, Meknes Morocco
    If you like ancient history and breathtaking landscapes, this Morocco day excursion is made for you. Today is the day of time travel! This journey will take you from imperial Rome to the ninth century A.D. Unlike the movies, this temporal voyage will take almost the entire day. (Of course, there will be stops along the way.)

    The first stop will be the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Volubilis was a critical city in the imperial Roman department of Mauritania (modern-day Morocco, and Western Sahara) during the reign of Caracalla. Volubilis is impressively well preserved and the genius of Roman urbanism is still intact. The two central integral streets in every Roman castrum, the Cardo, and Decumanus, are prominent. The cardo is the boulevard which runs north-south and the Decumanus, east-west. The intersection of the two is the heart of every Roman city. There you will find the ruins of the ancient forum.

    Jumping forward in time and just a few minutes away is the venerated citadel of Moulay Idris, founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idris Al Akbar, grandson of the Prophet Mohamed (s.a.w.s). This citadel is considered to be both the cradle of Sufism to Moroccan society as well as the first Islamic capital for the premier Arab dynasty. The city was created primarily for the indigenous population that migrated with Moulay Idris from the Middle East.

    You will drive around 15 miles to the next stop, the imperial city of Meknes. Meknes is a 17th Century city built by Moulay Ismail to rival Fez. It is also considered to be the Versailles of Morocco.

    Finally, you have reached your destination, the ninth century city of Fez. In the evening, you will get a taste of the greatest of the Imperial Cities. You will visit the sights on the outside of the ancient walled city, including the ramparts, the gates, and the Borjs (Moorish Forts). After this introductory aperitif to Fez, you will dine in your hotel and prepare for day three Excursion.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Stop At: Meknes, Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet Region
    This is the Versailles of Morocco, a city of medieval prestige and style. Your guide will take to visit the historic highlights of this city.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Zerhoun, Morocco
    Visit the holy city of Moulay Idriss Zerhoune. 8th century first Islamic City of Morocco. A mountainous town to hike.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Volubilis, Morocco
    An archeology guide will take you to this old Roman capital to explore a complete metropolis over 2500 years old.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel L'Escale or similar 4 stars in a central area with good Moroccan food

    Day 3: Day Trip Excursion to B'Halil and Sefrou - Cooking Class in Fez Riad or Hammam Spa in the Medina

    Stop At: Sefrou Falls, Sefrou, Morocco
    You can take this excursion or have a cooking class with a renowned Chef in a riad in the Medina of Fez. You can also take a traditional Hammam spa in the Medina. All the choices are yours for the morning. In the afternoon, you are offered an excursion to Sefrou old Jewish town in the Atlas mountains and Bhalil, a troglodyte village. Return to Fez for dinner and accommodation in your hotel.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Medina of Fez, Fes 30000 Morocco
    Enjoy a Hammam experience in the Medina of Fez most traditional fashion.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Fez Cooking School at Palais Amani, Oued Zhoune، Hay Blida، 12 Derb El Miter, Fes 30000, Morocco
    Enjoy cooking your lunch the Moroccan way with a chef. Learn about the culinary art of Morocco the traditional way.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Hotel L'Escale or similar 4 stars with the best location in the heart of the city.

    Day 4: Transfer to the Airport according to your departure time

    Stop At: Medina of Fez, Fes 30000 Morocco
    Transfer to the Airport to catch you flight back home.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up wherever you are in Fez
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Safety distancing
    • Masks and Sanitary gels
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Morocco Discoveries

Activity ID: V-132753P16

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