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  • 3 Days 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech from Fes

    1. 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 famou...

    We loved our tour. Mustapher, our driver, our tour guide, is great. He is prompt, knowledgeable, detail in all aspect, and good conservationist. We are a group of 3 friends+ Patrick, who we met in this tour, total 4. We had so much fun, good conversation, good information regarding Morocco, the country, different types of cultures, family etc. We get to see so much of this region, from Fez to Marrakech, different villages, towns, "cities" etc. He made different stops for us to experience the towns, and stretches. It's a lot of car time, but a lot of interesting, fantastic view. The Sahara desert is amazing, sunset, camel ride, Berber tent, dinner, camp fire and dancing. The next morning, we watch the sunrise, yummy breakfast, more camel ride, more sight seeing and learning from Mustapher, until the 2nd night in a beautiful hotel, we loved it. Great hot shower, yummy buffet dinner, great accommodation, and yummy buffet breakfast in the morning. Highlight of our trip. LoveLove

  • Chefchaouen: Day Tour to the Blue Town from Fez

    2. Chefchaouen: Day Tour to the Blue Town from Fez

    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...

    Hassan was my driver - he was super friendly and very knowledgeable. He spoke fluent English and was able to answer all of my questions. The SUV I was picked up in was very luxurious, with air conditioning which is a MUST for the 4-hour trip. In Chefchaouen, it felt a bit rushed, so it was difficult to experience the full city, but I took some great pictures, and got an overall sense of the area. Chefchaouen was great, Hassan was great, I would definitely recommend.

  • From Fes: 2-Day Small Group Desert Tour

    3. From Fes: 2-Day Small Group Desert Tour

    Experience life in the Sahara Desert on a small group tour to the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Ride a camel across the sands and watch the sunset along the way. Drive across the winding roads of the Middle Atlas Mountains and much more. Day 1: Fes - Ifrane - Midelt - Merzouga Depart Fes and pass through the winter ski resort of Ifrane, built by the French in the 1930s to resemble a Swiss village. Continue through the cedar forest of Azrou and look for the resident monkeys before your drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Wind your way through beautiful forests, mountain springs, jagged rocks and Berber villages before your descent to the Sahara Desert. Stop for lunch half-way in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks. Then, continue towards Merzouga taking in the panoramic views of a huge oasis of palm trees at Ziz along the way. Upon arrival in Rissani, trave...

    This experience was amazing, starting from the pick up point, all along the road it was a pleasure to enjoy the views in a friendly and safe atmosphere! All the team was relaxed, polite, open- that means professionalism! Whole trip was pleasant, exprience in the desert- a special one! I do strongly recommend 2 or more days trip into the desert, people are warm with good hearts, landscapes absolutelly fascinating, food- fingers licking good! The trip was organised very professionally, all on time, responsible people and good price! Thank you for the experience!

  • 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.

    We had a lovely experience. Our guide Ahmed is a cheerful and helpful man full of energy, proud of Fez. He is probably the best tour guide in Fez. We had a lot of fun and learned many things. This tour is perfect for getting an overall view of Fez, with a focus on the medina ofcourse. On your own, it is impossible to see the whole medina and its surroundings, let alone find your way in the medina. Therefore, I can really recommend this tour! To the team: thanks again from Abdul, Basma, and Jamila (Gregory, Lieselotte, and Laurence).

  • Marrakech to Fes: 3-Day Desert Tour

    5. Marrakech to Fes: 3-Day Desert Tour

    Discover Fes and Marrakech, Morocco's imperial cities on a 3-day tour. Day 1: Marrakech — Ait Ben Haddou — Tinghir (1st night at Bougafer hotel) Your tour will start with an early pick-up. Meet your driver in the morning at your hotel or riad and start your journey crossing the High Atlas Mountains towards Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. After a guided walk in the village, continue to Ouarzazate for a leisurely lunch. In the early afternoon, travel northeast to Boumalne Dades. After a drive along the Dades River with the marvelous sunset as your backdrop, reach the gorges of Dades. Make a pit stop to enjoy the amazing scenery. Then continue to a hotel where you will dine and rest for the night. Day 2: Tinghir — Merzouga After breakfast, the day's journey along the road of 1001 Kasbas to Tinghir, a beautiful oasis where you will have the opportunity to enjoy an hour-long walk ...

    We were so lucky to have Abdu as our driver on the three day Sahara tour from Marrakech to Fes, because he had also taken us to the day tour to Essaouira we knew he would show us the best places. He stopped along the way so we could take the best pictures. Often times we saw other drivers pass by while we were taking pictures or looking at special landmarks along the way. From the different stops we made, people we met and places we saw, because of Abdu, we learned so much about the Moroccan people and their culture. A truly unforgettable experience. The landmarks we saw along the way, the people we met and the night in the Sahara desert are a lifetime of unforgettable memories. The van we rode in was very comfortable and air conditioned, which tracking in July was a must. We wish we could have taken Abdu along the way for the rest of our Marokko trip. We were so sad when we had to say our goodbyes. Best driver, best trip, most amazing memories a must do while in Morocco!!!!

  • From Fes: Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip

    6. 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 M...

    The trip was great, the view of the surrounding valleys was exhilirating -- mountains dotted with wide expanse of olive trees and brown valleys ready for planting just. The tour in Voulubilis was great. Redouane, the local guide was very knowledgeable about the place and was patient in answering questions. He was even smiling himself when taking pictures. In Meknes, the tour in the Medina seems like stepping into the ancient times, with the guide, Rashid taking me to this other world with his knowledgeable explanations. He also has excellent English speaking and amazing photography skills. I went alone on the trip with the driver Mustapha, who was also very nice. He stopped when the view is nice for pictures and if we need to use the toilet. For travellers with limited stay, try to avoid going on a Friday, if you want to see life in the Medina as most of the shops are closed. But on the other hand, it was good for avoiding crowds. Over-all, it was an amazing day trip!

  • Fes Saiss Private Arrival & Departure Airport Transfer

    7. 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.

    The driver was really helpful, he was on time, explained a lot while driving and even called the Riad so they could pick us up at the parking spot. Perfect service!

  • From Fez: Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Day Trip

    8. From Fez: Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss 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 Fez. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Fez, transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Explore the remains of the 2,000-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 Mo...

    Fantastic day trip. Very easy to arrange this trip. The guide and driver showed up promptly at our Riad and provided excellent service in a nice air conditioned van. Our visits to Volubilis, Mecknes, and Moulay Idress were very informative. The guides provided at Volubilis and Mecknes were excellent. After visiting the Medina at Fes the day before, the Medina at Mecknes was not as inspiring and would suggest trying to spend more of the time at Volubilis. Overall, would highly recommend this tour.

  • From Fes: Chefchaouen Instagram Tour

    9. From Fes: Chefchaouen Instagram Tour

    Start with pickup from your riad or hotel in Fes at 8:00 AM. Make your way to the Grand Taxi Station, meet your guide, and begin the 2.5-hour journey to Chefchaouen. Enjoy a relaxing journey through the rugged Moroccan countryside. Upon arrival in Chefchaouen, discover its most photogenic landmarks. Visit the Outta Hammam Square and the Kasbah of Akchour, which is the heart of the medina of the city.  Enjoy some free time for lunch before taking a guided tour of Chefchaouen's old town. Explore its famous narrow streets and stairs painted in a unique shade of blue. Learn more about the history of the city known as "The Blue Pearl" with numerous stops for photo opportunities. After a full day of exploring, return to Fes at 5:00 PM.

  • Fez: Group Cooking Workshops with Optional Souk Visit

    10. Fez: Group Cooking Workshops with Optional Souk Visit

    Dive into the culture of Morocco with a unique cooking workshop in a Moroccan riad for small groups of no more than 10 people. Discover the authentic way of life in the medina, and enjoy a hands-on experience in the art of Moroccan cuisine. This activity has 2 options: a 4-hour cookery workshop including a souk visit, and a 2-hour cookery workshop only. If you choose the 4-hour option, the first step will take you out into the medina. Here, get a taste for the bustle of everyday life in Morocco, and gain insights into the different foods and local customs with the experienced team. Next, return to the cookery school, or simply start there on the 2-hour option. Then, delight in a hands-on cooking workshop where the chef will guide you through a 2-hour culinary experience. Round off your cooking class with a relaxing lunch or dinner under the citrus trees in the central courtyard, and t...

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What people are saying about Fes

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 274 reviews

The trip was great, the view of the surrounding valleys was exhilirating -- mountains dotted with wide expanse of olive trees and brown valleys ready for planting just. The tour in Voulubilis was great. Redouane, the local guide was very knowledgeable about the place and was patient in answering questions. He was even smiling himself when taking pictures. In Meknes, the tour in the Medina seems like stepping into the ancient times, with the guide, Rashid taking me to this other world with his knowledgeable explanations. He also has excellent English speaking and amazing photography skills. I went alone on the trip with the driver Mustapha, who was also very nice. He stopped when the view is nice for pictures and if we need to use the toilet. For travellers with limited stay, try to avoid going on a Friday, if you want to see life in the Medina as most of the shops are closed. But on the other hand, it was good for avoiding crowds. Over-all, it was an amazing day trip!

This experience was amazing, starting from the pick up point, all along the road it was a pleasure to enjoy the views in a friendly and safe atmosphere! All the team was relaxed, polite, open- that means professionalism! Whole trip was pleasant, exprience in the desert- a special one! I do strongly recommend 2 or more days trip into the desert, people are warm with good hearts, landscapes absolutelly fascinating, food- fingers licking good! The trip was organised very professionally, all on time, responsible people and good price! Thank you for the experience!

Punctuality - they picked me up at 8 am in my Riad as agreed. Tour group size - we were a very small group (2 ppl) but I was happy & thankful they did not cancel it in spite of that. The car was a comfy 4x4 in this case as we were 2 plus our driver. We had a great time in Chefchauen. It is a small city, so 4 hours is more than enough. We managed to see everything, we took awesome pictures and got lunch there. I highly recommend this tour!

What a wonderful, unforgettable experience. Ahmed our guide is such a lovely person, on top of being a very knowledgeable and helpful guide. He takes his work seriously and while he is with you, you have nothing to worry about. You are in good hands and he goes above and beyond to make sure your experience is a success. Shokran Ahmed!

Amazing full day tour of Fes. I really enjoyed learning in depth about the history of the city, visit several different artisans, go to a scenic viewpoint that I wouldn't have found on my own, and get a thorough visit of the maze that can be the old Medina. Thanks to our guide and driver, it was an unreal day!