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Fez Medina Guided Tour

1. 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.

From Fes: Private 2-day Sahara Desert Tour

2. From Fes: Private 2-day Sahara Desert Tour

Day 1: Fes - Ifrane - Midelt Zizi Valley - Erg Chebbi Dunes The tour will depart from Fez and head towards the stunning green regions of the Middle Atlas. On the way, you'll get to see some marvellous views of the mountains as well as charming Berber villages. You'll also stop in Immouzer, a little mountain town where you'll have the chance to relax and take in the cool mountain air. Next, continue to Ifrane, sometimes known as ' The Little Moroccan Switzerland.' Admire the tall green trees and beautiful rivers as you relax and enjoy the spectacular calm away from the bustle of the big city.  Stop in a cedar forest where you'll go on tour exploring the forest and perhaps meet some little tricky monkeys. Then, head to Midelt, the city of rocks where you'll get to try a delicious Moroccan Tagine and taste authentic Berber food. Afterwards, start driving through some of the remarkable Middle Atlas villages and watch the mountain landscape gradually morph from rocky formation into speckled sand dunes. The last stop on day one will be Merzouga, the gateway to the Moroccan Sahara. Camels will be waiting for you here. Head out on an inspiring camel trek through the dramatic golden sands and see a beautiful Sahara sunset. You'll spend the night in a cosy desert camp. Gather around the campfire and enjoy a delicious meal before you sleep under the starry night sky. Day 2: Erg Chebbi Dunes - Rissani - Erfoud - Fez Start the day with an early morning camel trek and witness the remarkable beauty of the sunrise in the desert. Next, head back to a deluxe hotel in Merzouga to have breakfast and get some rest. Before heading to Rissani, the old market center, visit its authentic colorful souk and mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif, the founder of the Moroccan ruling Alaouite Dynasty. The following stop will be in Erfoud, Morocco's palm date and fossil capital. See the captivating old rocks and learn more about local life. Afterwards, head to Fez and stop in a Berber village on the way and have a delicious local dish for lunch. Once more, you will drive through the stunning landscapes of the Middle Atlas Mountains, before you are dropped back at your accommodation in Fez.

Meknes: Medina Walking Tour

3. Meknes: Medina Walking Tour

Discover the UNESCO listed medina of Meknes on this 4-hour tour. Your guide will meet you at your hotel or riad (house). Your tour begins with a tour of the walls including several monumental gates dating from the 17th century. You'll continue on to explore the city stables (rua) and granaries (heri). Next, see the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail with its detailed mosaics and peaceful courtyards, and the famous Bab Mansour gate on the vast square of Hedim. On the other side of the square, the Museum of Moroccan Art "Dar Jamai" offers a wide variety of handicrafts for you to enjoy. At the end of the tour, your guide will take you back to your hotel or riad.

Fes: Guided Tour of Ancient Medina with Local Family Lunch

4. 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.

Fes: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

5. Fes: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Start your guided tour of Fes at the historic gates of Bab Bou Jeloud. Enter the medina of Fes el-Bali and discover the Islamic schools of the Madrasa Bou Inania and Al-Attarine Madrasa. Go to the University of al-Qarawiyyin and visit the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts. Look at its collection of traditional tools, furniture, carpets and musical instruments in a beautifully restored caravanserai.  Following lunch in the medina, learn how leather is processed just as it was centuries ago at one of the tanneries. Get a look at the Royal Palace, and then drive to the Bab Ftouh cemetery for a panoramic view over the medina.

From Fes: Chefchaouen Instagram Tour

6. 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.

Fes: Food Walking Tour

7. 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.

Casablanca Private Full-Day Trip to Fez

8. Casablanca Private Full-Day Trip to Fez

After your pick-up in Casablanca at your hotel or at the harbor, you'll start the drive of about 3 hours to the holy city of Fez, where you will meet your guide.  Start the visit at Bab Boujloud, one of the gates which lead into the medina. Visit some of the beautiful ancient buildings such as the Madrasa Bou Inania and El-Attarine, Koran schools for religious studies, and the University and Mosque of Al-Karaouine. Visit the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts and discover traditional tools, carpets, furniture and musical instruments in a beautifully restored caravanserai.  After a lunch break in one of the hundreds of restaurants in the medina, continue to the famous tanneries, where the leather is still processed as it was hundreds of years ago. Observe the workers from a lookout, and learn about the different workings, and even bargain for a new bag or belt afterward.  Outside the medina lies the Royal Palace with its large plaza lined with palm trees. Last, but not least, drive up the hill to the cemetery Bab Fettouh, and enjoy the panoramic view over the white sea of houses of the medina. After your visit, your driver will meet you for the drive back to Casablanca.

Fez: Middle Atlas Mountains Excursion

9. Fez: Middle Atlas Mountains Excursion

Your Middle Atlas day trip will begin from Fez, from where you will head towards Ifrane. You will discover that the landscape varies with altitude, and after crossing the agricultural plain of Saiss with its olive trees, you will arrive to a fruit-growing region. The region grows apples, pears, apricots, and peaches, and is located around Imouzzer Kandar at an altitude of 1,000-1,300 meters above sea level. You'll then ascend further to some majestic cedar forests, which sit at 1,500 meters. Moving up higher to 2,000 meters above sea level, the landscape plateaus to give way to a vast steppe landscape. Each season has its charms and colors, with spring between March and May according to the altitude being especially beautiful.

Fes: Medina Ramparts Minivan Tour

10. Fes: Medina Ramparts Minivan Tour

Experience Moroccan, Jewish, and Andalusian culture with a knowledgeable guide on this interesting tour around the Ramparts of Fez. Begin your oriental tour outside the walls of the Medina. Visit the Batha Palace, now a museum of arts and traditions. Head to Bab Boujloud gate, also known as the blue gate, which features intricate green and blue ceramics. Walkthrough the lively square that surrounds the gate. Next, stop in the Mellah district and gaze at the 17th-century Ibn Danan synagogue. Visit the King's Palace with its brightly colored seven doors. End the tour with a fantastic panoramic view overlooking the whole of the Old Medina.

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What people are saying about Fès-Meknès

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 279 reviews

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!

Tour was great, our guide showed us the entire town and we had plenty of time for questions and to visit the tanneries. Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Fes.

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!!

During a stopover from Seville to Fez, the guide showed us everything possible and in a very professional way even in a short time. I recommend to everyone

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!!