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From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen

1. From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen

The tour will start with you being picked up at 8.00 AM from your accommodation in Fez. After boarding your private vehicle, you will make your way towards Chefchaouen, located in the Rif Mountains near Tangier. Upon arrival, you can marvel at the incredible blue walls that make this town famous. You will have about 4-hours to explore the picturesque small city streets of the medina. As this is a private tour, you have the luxury to decide how you would like to spend your time and there are many activities to choose from. You can discover the local shops and cafes and see the main square known as Plaza Uta el-Hammam. To experience some culture you may wish to head to the Kasbah Museum, the Grand Mosque or the Ethnographic Museum which contains musical instruments, antique weapons, and photographs of the old town. You can also stop off at the Ras Elma river that runs through the old city.  For lunch, you can choose to enjoy a delicious meal in the square, perched on the roof terrace which offers panoramic views over Chefchaouen. In the late afternoon, you will head back down to Fez, arriving at around 8.00 PM.

From Fes: Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip

2. 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.

From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

3. From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

08.00 am pick up from your hotel/riad. In a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Drive towards the blue part of Morocco "Chefchaouen city", an Amazing, and calm town located in the northeast founded by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa. On the way, we'll enjoy the panoramic view, landscape, and cool air. Upon, arrival to the blue city "Chefchaouen", You will discover the surrounded forests, picturesque peaks, valleys... and you'll learn much more about original local handicraft that you can not find in any other Morocco city Then, visit the great monuments such as Plaza Uta el-Hammam lined with local restaurants, and coffee shops, a peaceful place to relax. Furthermore, See kasbah built in the 18th century, a heavily restored walled fortress that nowadays has a very lovely garden Day trip to chefchaouen from fez. Certainly, we'll not complete without a visit to the Grande Mosque built in the 15th century by the son of the town's founder Ali ben Rachid. In addition to, other monuments. During, the visit Your driver will teach you about Moroccan culture, and history and will be very happy to reply to your question. Finally, Back at your stay in Fez. Keep reading to discover more about the day trip to Chefchaouen from fez.

Fez Medina Guided Tour

4. 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.

3 Days 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech from Fes

5. 3 Days 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech from Fes

Drive through a cedar forest and see the resident monkeys, before descending to the Sahara Desert. Arrive at the traditional kasbah at the foot of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Enjoy the beauty of the sunset on a camel ride across the dunes. At the Berber camp, enjoy mint tea and dinner, gaze at the stars and spend the night in a tent. On the second day visit Merzouga, Tinghir and Ouarzazate. Head out on the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs along the ancient caravan route. This area has been a popular location for Hollywood films, such as The Last Temptation of Christ and Jewel of the Nile. Stop for lunch and a walk in Todgha Gorges and then travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in the Gorges or in Ouarzazate. On the third day, visit the town of Ouarzazate, including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios – the largest and most famous movie studios in Africa.

Fes Saiss Private Arrival & Departure Airport Transfer

6. Fes Saiss Private Arrival & Departure Airport Transfer

Enjoy a private airport transfer service between Fes Saiss Airport, hotel and riads in the city center for clients who value comfort, safety, speed and efficiency. Whether you are traveling for business or for pleasure, allow this service to take you where you need to be. Arrival Transfer: Your driver will be waiting for you in front of the Airport with a card that has your name on it. If your flight does not land on time, the driver will wait for you until your arrival. Then you will be transferred to your hotel. Departure Transfer: The driver will come to pick you up in your hotel, just to make sure that you’ll be in the airport 3 hours before time of departure. Please contact us 24 hours before departure in order to set up your pick-up time.

Fez: Half-Day Sightseeing Tour

7. 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.

Fes: Middle Atlas Mountains Walking and Trekking Tour

8. Fes: Middle Atlas Mountains Walking and Trekking Tour

Your tour will begin as you cross the small town of Immouzer Kandar, which is popular in the summer for its more temperate climate than that of Fes. Afterwards, you will make a detour to the amazing Lake Daiet Aoua, where you can admire the surrounding hills which are reflected in its waters, as well as the riders who use it as a playground. You will then arrive in Ifrane, where you are bound to be surprised by the unusual appearance of the city. With its sloping roofs, chimneys with huge stork nests, abundant flower beds, and chestnut trees, the city looks like a small corner of Europe. The road then continues to the ski resorts and Jebel Michlifen Habre, before veering down to Azrou. You will make a stop at the foot of Cedar Goureau, where you may be able to see some of the monkeys that live in this forest. Finally, after admiring the green roofs, the rock (Azrou in Berber), and the work of the local craftsmen, it will be time to head back to Fes.

Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

9. Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

Day 1: Marrakech, Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, and Dades You will meet your guide in Marrakech after breakfast and set off towards the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass along a road that climbs the plains to 2,260 meters above sea level. You will pass by small villages and scenic waterfalls, and will also notice the continuously changing landscape and colors of these beautiful mountains. You will then stop in a pass for a cup of refreshing mint tea and to admire the scenery before taking the road to the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, arriving just in time for lunch. You will then visit the famous Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the setting for films such as the Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia, the Legionary, the Sheltering Sky, and many others. You will later head through the town of Ouarzazate to check out Atlas Studios, the largest and most famous film studio in all of Africa. Next, you will journey through the picturesque Valley of Roses to reach the Dades Gorges in time for sunset. Once there you can admire the splendid colors of the rock walls illuminated by the last rays of golden sunlight. Your final stop for the day will be to a romantic, traditional hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. Day 2: Dades, Erfoud, Merzouga, and Erg-Chebbi Following breakfast, you will take a scenic walk through the Todra Gorges before hopping into your car to drive along the famous Road of the 1000 Kasbahs. You will travel through Tineghier Village and the Jewish Kasbah before arriving in Rissani, the first capital of the Alaouite Dynasty, for lunch. You will next go on a walking tour through Rissani and check out its large traditional market, and will then head to Merzouga, arriving before sunset. At this stage you will leave the car behind and ride a camel into the Erg Chebbi Dunes for an unforgettable night under the million stars of the desert. Finally, you will have dinner at the campsite and stay in a traditional Berber tent. Day 3: Merzouga, Rissani, Ziz Oasis, Medilt, and Fes You will wake up in time to watch the sun rise over the 300-meter-tall dunes and travel into the dawn towards the border with Algeria. Next, you will return by camel to a hotel for breakfast and a shower. You will then depart for Fes, traveling through the Ziz valley and stopping for lunch in village with plentiful apple orchards. You will later enjoy the journey through mountain cedar forests before arriving to Fes in the afternoon, stopping to take pictures at a panoramic viewpoint.

Fes: One-Way Transfer to Chefchaouen "The Blue City"

10. Fes: One-Way Transfer to Chefchaouen "The Blue City"

Choose from a private or shared transfer service, and get picked up from your hotel or riad in Fes. Start driving towards Chefchaouen, the famous blue town in Morocco. Stop at a few places on the way to takes pictures including at the Dam. Also, break for a rest or to have a drink at a motel in the countryside. When you arrive in Chefchaouen, stop to take pictures for the view of the Medina. Then, get dropped off at the closest point to your accommodation that the car can reach. The driver will call your hotel to arrange for somebody to meet you. Alternatively, select the option which goes via Volubilis, a partly excavated Berber city, and make a stop to visit the Roman ruins on the way before heading to Chefchaouen.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,328 reviews

When you book a tour anywhere it can be hit or miss. Especially when you are two girls travelling alone. But this one was DEFINITELY a HIT. Hachem, our driver was AMAZING. Super knowledgeable about the history and customs and all too happy to share. In multiple languages! He made sure that everything ran smoothly and we felt safe and looked after. We did not need to worry about or think about ANYTHING. He took us to all the best places and advised what to buy and where so that we only got the best things at the best prices. The more we asked, the more we learnt and unravelled stories. The tour itself was incredible. I did not expect the extent of the change in the landscape and the vastness of the space. I won't ruin it for you with too many details. Food and accommodation were fabulous. We were a bit worried about travelling in Ramadan, but this was not an issue at all. The added quad biking was super cool. The strangers who met in the car became a family. And THAT was AMAZING.

Amazing Tour - was expecting the desert to be the stand out highlight, but actually everything along the way was also incredible. Multiple stops throughout the first 2 days, all well organised and interesting. Incredible views of the Atlas Mountains to go with the incredible desert experience. The 3rd day had very few stops and was essentially a straight drive from desert to Fes with only toilet/lunch break, but this is probably what is required to reach Fes at a decent time. My one bit of advice, that is not a criticism of the tour itself, female travellers should be a bit wary of the berber men in the desert village (where you stay on the second night). They did come across a bit leery and did everything they could to surround themselves with the women in the group, ignoring the men. Nothing more than this, but definitely something to keep in mind.

What an INCREDIBLE and LIFE CHANGING adventure. Not only were the people on our tour (6 of us total) incredible, our guide was exceptional. We visited some small villages on the way to the desert and back, as well as met some incredible Berber people. The transportation was professional and clean, did not feel unsafe at all. The drive is quite far from Fes (8 hours one way) but you cross two mountain ranges with PLENTY of stops for photos and bathroom breaks. Everything was well worth it and I am so happy I booked with this tour, and not with one that takes 15-20 people on the same bus. I give this my highest recommendation and really encourage you to take a leap of faith. You are going to learn and discover so much here, it's 10000% worth it! Thank you so much for a great time, cannot wait to come back in the near future!

This trip was great! The scenery along the route was beautiful, the many stops were unique and fun, and the dunes of Erg Chebbi were amazing. Riding the camels was so fun and my pictures are beautiful. The hotel on day 1 was better than expected. The luxury tent was great but I definitely could’ve survived in the normal tent. Had a van full of about 15 people from all around the world. Great to meet and hang out with fellow fun travelers. I definitely recommend this trip!

The driver was very friendly. Very good driving skills and good french/english/Spanish speaking. Driver arrived on time at our hotel and dropped us off on time. We had 4 hrs to roam through the city. The total driving time was more like 3.5 hrs each way.