Fès-Meknès UNESCO sites

Our most recommended Fès-Meknès UNESCO sites

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

1. From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

Discover Fes and Marrakech, Morocco's imperial cities, on a guided 3-day tour. Day 1: Marrakech — Ait Ben Haddou — Dades (1st night at Kasbah Amazigh) Your tour will start with an early pickup. Meet your driver at your hotel or riad in the morning 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. Take a drive along the Dades River with the marvelous sunset as your backdrop. Reach the way to Dades valley and make a pit stop to enjoy the amazing scenery. Then continue to a hotel where you will dine and rest for the night at Kasbah Amazigh. Day 2: Dades — Merzouga Start the day with breakfast at your hotel. Set out on a journey along the road of 1001 Kasbahs to Tinghir, an oasis where you will have the opportunity to enjoy an hour-long walk by the river bank all the way to Todgha Gorges. Here, get some free time to enjoy the scenery before lunch.  Early in the afternoon, walk to Merzouga, where your camel caravan awaits. From here, ride your camel through the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi while enjoying a mesmerizing sunset.  Before dark, reach your Sahara desert camp nestled between the dunes, where you will enjoy a Moroccan dinner under the stars while being entertained by local nomads playing their drums around the campfire. After the campfire, relax in your standard or luxury tent, depending on which one you choose. The standard tents are basic accommodation, while a private tent is subject to availability. The toilets are right outside, with facilities to freshen up in a shared room. If you choose the luxury tent, it is located in a more isolated and scenic area, providing extra comfort with proper bedding, and a guaranteed private tent with flushable western toilets, hot showers, and a rich dinner and breakfast. Day 3: Merzouga — Fes  Your desert camp hosts will wake you up if you wish to watch the sunrise. After breakfast, drive along the Ziz River with its amazing oasis lined with palm trees and fortified ksours (castles) all the way to Midelt, a small town in the middle of the Atlas Mountains, your lunch stop for the day. In the afternoon, continue crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains towards Fes. Notice a dramatic change in the landscape: snow-capped mountains, cedar forests, and rich vegetation, a complete 180 from the arid and rocky landscapes of the rest of the tour.  End your Marrakech to Fes desert tour in the early evening as your driver takes you to your riad or hotel in 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.

From Fes: 4-Day Trip to Marrakech via Merzouga with Lodging

3. From Fes: 4-Day Trip to Marrakech via Merzouga with Lodging

Day 1:Fes / Ifrane /Medilt/Merzouga Depart from fez We pass through Ifrane, a winter ski resort in a totally un Moroccan style built by the French in the 1930's to resemble a Swiss village; we continue passing throughthe cedars forest in Azrou you will see the monkeys , drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks, then we continue towards merzouga in the road we will stop in a panoramic views to see the a huge oasis of palm tree we reach Merzouga,Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel . Accommodation : Kasbah Mohayut or Similar Day 2 :Merzouga / Erg Chebbi In the Morining visit approximately half day in the desert to see the different faces of deser, villages, stop to listen to some Saharan Music in El Khamlia, the oasis ,you will have a small visit to Rissani the first capital of dynasty alouite ,including some historical Kasbahs ,and the The famous Market ,you will have the opportunity to test the local food of the area the Pizza Berber , we continue to Merzouga ,. the guide and camel will be waiting to carry you across the sandy dunes of the erg-chebbi,you will enjoy the beauty of the sunset on camel, after 1 hou reach to the Camp in the Foot of the Dunes , After a wonderful Dinner, watch the Stars,and overnight in the Tent . Accommodation : Standard Desert Camp (Tent with Private Ensuite Bathroom ) Day 3 :Merzouga / Gorges Todra / Ouarzazate Get up early, to watch the sunrise which just behind the Algerian border, which is about 50 km from Merzouga. After Breakfast & shower, You’ll depart for Ouarzazate, traveling the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan trading route. This area has long been a popular location for Hollywood films such as The Last Temptation of Christ, Jewel of the Nile, and most recently Hideous Kinky. The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich river valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant color under the shelter of the blue desert sky. We stop for lunch and walk in todragorges , We’ll travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments Dinner & Overnight . Accommodation : Hotel La Perle Du Sud or Similar Day 4 :Ouarzazate / Ait ben haddou / Marrakech After breakfast we visit Ouarzazate ,including the Atlas Studios movie studios, the largest and most famous of all Africa. From here we head to visit the famous Kasbah, declared UNESCO World Heritage and which was the scene of films like The Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia,wecoutinue passing through the High Atlas and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, along a road that climbs from the plains up to 2260 m above sea level passing through small villages & Panoramic Views .we will drop you off in your Hotel in Marrakech for the End of the Tour .

Fes To Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour

4. Fes To Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour

Travel between the 2 imperial cities of Fes and Marrakech with a Moroccan desert tour. On this 3-day guided excursion, discover the secrets of the Sahara desert. Day 1: Fes – Midelt – Merzouga You’ll be picked up from your accommodation in Fes and head first to the fertile plains of Sais and to the cedar forests in the middle of the Atlas Mountains. Stop for lunch in Midelt, then continue along the majestic Ziz River, where palms stand in fortified kasbahs. Drive to Erfoud through the oasis and continue on to Merzouga, where you’ll climb onto your camel and follow your guide for a stunning ride through the orange dunes. From the back of these animals, you’ll watch the sun set over the dunes. You’ll then spend the night in a desert camp, to experience the nomad life. If you select the upgrade on checkout, you’ll spend the night in a luxurious en suite camping set-up. Day 2: Merzouga – Dades Wake up early in the morning to watch the sun rising over the desert before breakfast. Your first stop of the day will be to Rissani, known for being the location of the mausoleum of the founder of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco. Then, head to Tinghir on the route of the 1000 kasbahs, exploring the kasours and oases in the High Atlas mountain range. Take an hour to explore the Todgha River and admire this beautiful site and the canyons. Before lunch, visit the Berber village of Azrou with your guide to discover their traditional lifestyle. In the afternoon, you’ll drive to the Dades Valley to visit one of the oldest kasbahs in the region. You’ll then be dropped off at your guest house or hotel in Dades. Day 3: Dades – Kelaa Mgouna – Ouarzazate – Ait ben Haddou – Marrakech After breakfast at your hotel, travel to Kelaa Mgouna in the Rose Valley, a famous rose plantation. Visit one of the rose growers’ cooperatives and discover how the workers mix distilled rose water to create scents. Continue along the kasbahs to Ouarzazate, known as the “door of the Sahara”, often used as a filming location. Next you’re off to Kasbah Ait ben Haddou, a UNESCO-listed fortified village. Explore this beautiful site with your guide and learn more about its Moroccan earthen clay architecture. In the afternoon, take the Tizi-n-Tichka pass through the Atlas Mountains, where Berbers have been living for centuries. You’ll arrive back in Marrakech in the late afternoon.

Meknes: Medina Walking Tour

5. 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.

From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

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

Embark on a 6-day trip around Morocco and discover everything that the country has to offer. Depart from Casablanca and enjoy the unique opportunity to explore ancient cities, historic monuments, and natural landscapes. Enjoy accommodation in 4-star hotels and breakfasts included. 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 at 14h, 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 - 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, drive towards 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 Ouzoud Waterfalls. The beautiful drive will take you up into the Middle Atlas Mountains and along the base of the High Atlas Mountains. Enjoy a walk down 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 back to Marrakech. Overnight stay in 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, 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.

From Casablanca: Private Transfer to Fes with Fes City Tour

7. From Casablanca: Private Transfer to Fes with Fes City Tour

Enjoy a private transfer to Fes and get the perfect introduction to the city with a sightseeing tour. Meet your chauffeur at your hotel lobby in Casablanca and begin the journey to Fes. First, visit the University of Kairaouine, the oldest university in the world, located in the heart of the medina. During your tour, enjoy a panoramic overview of Fes, the gateway to the Royal Palace, and other schools such as the Madrasa Bouanania and the Madrasa Al-Attarine. Then, visit the fountain of Nejjar tannery, the Mellah or Jewish Quarter, and the 17th-century Ibn Danan Synagogue. Stop for a delicious lunch whilst inside the medina. After your tour, your guide will escort you back to the vehicle to meet your chauffeur who will drop you off at your hotel or accommodation in Fez.

Fes Cultural Day Tour

8. Fes Cultural Day Tour

Visit the blue gate known as Bab Boujloud. Take amazing pictures of the Jewish Quarter of the city, built in 1438. Gaze upon the Ibn Danan synagogue, one of the oldest buildings of its kind in North Africa. Hear of the history of the synagogue in Fes-Mellah.  Explore the King's palace, paying close attention to the beauty of the marble and copper gates. Discover the culinary delights for yourself, as the tour gives you free time for your own lunch. Wander the streets of Fes, browsing at various shops lined with fresh fruit and vegetables, spices, and handcrafted items. Admire Islamic mosques, one founded in 859, and another founded in 1351-56. Learn the history the religion has in this region and the many aspects of the devout lives. 

Fes: 3-Day Tour of Fes, Chefchaouen, and Meknes with Guide

9. Fes: 3-Day Tour of Fes, Chefchaouen, and Meknes with Guide

Spend three days departing from, and returning to, your accommodation in Fes. Take day-trips to Chefchaouen and Meknes, seeing the UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites of Fes El Bali and Volubilis. Day 1:Benefit from a transfer from the airport, train station, or bus station to your hotel when you arrive, or simply begin your adventure into Moroccan culture from your accommodation in Fes. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Fes El Bali, an ancient walled medina. Follow your tour guide through the narrow streets, full of fresh fruits, exotic spices, and intricately woven Berber fabrics. See the Mosque and University Karaouiyn and Nejjarine Fondouk. Make a stop at Dar Batha, a former royal palace of the city converted into a museum. Indulge in the sweet scents of incense at the souk of spice traders and finish your day at the ornate Blue Gate. Day 2:Get picked up from your hotel and embark on a trip to Chefchaouen. Make two stops on the way, at a picturesque dam in a stunning landscape, and at a viewing point by the entrance to Chefchaouen, admiring a scene of the whole city. Spend some free time exploring Chefchaouen. Head to the old town to see the breathtaking blue-washed buildings, or discover the peaceful local shops and cafes. Take a walk through the streets and find a place to eat, before driving back in the afternoon to Fes. Day 3:On your journey to Meknes, make a stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Volubilis, a partly excavated Berber-Roman city. Arrive in Meknes, the former imperial city, and enjoy a lunch break. Begin your guided tour of Meknes after lunch, viewing the monumental Bab Berdieyinne, the northern gate of the medina. Continue to the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, a major historic and religious site. See artifacts and artwork held within the Dar Jamai Museum, before driving back to Fes.

From Fes: 3-Day Sahara Desert Tour

10. From Fes: 3-Day Sahara Desert Tour

Day 1 : Fez /Middle Atlas / Azrou /Midelt/ Erfoud /Merzouga (Sahara)/ Erg Chebbi The Fes Desert Tthe starts with an early departure from Fes heading towards Merzouga, via The Middle Atlas Mountains. you will a nice drive on the Desert Tours from Fes, through the small Berber villages. thefirst Stop would be the beautiful city of Ifran known as "Moroccan Little Switzerland ", a charming small city where you can enjoy the pure air and the fascinating mother nature. you will continue the Fes Desert Tours 3 day to Azrou, and move on to Midelt city where you can have your lovely traditional meal lunch. After the local lunch, you will continue the Desert Tours from Fes to Arfoud through the famous Ziz Valley, a nice panoramic view and scenery of the oasis. you will get to see the nomadic Berber tribes in the drive towards the heart of the Sahara. After getting to Merzouga you would find the camels waiting for an adventurous ride to see and admire the magical moment of the sands and the sunset. you will enjoy the "MEDFOUNA" , The local dish of Merzouga dinner with some Berber folklore in the open air enjoying the view of the night sky with it's countless stars and its moon . you will spend the first night of the Fes Desert Tours 3 days in a traditional Berber tent appreciating the calmness of the wide desert , and the syouet sound of the sands. Day 2: Merzouga / Khamlia /Rissani / Todra Gorges /Dades Gorge / Ouarzazat On the second day of the Desert Tours from Fes , you will wake up early in the morning to find the camel driver waiting for us to enjoy an exciting ride at the amazing sunrise. The you will get back to the luxurious Auberge for a Berber breakfast , to have a shoythe and get some rest . Afterwards, you will visit the Berber village of "Khamlia" and move-on on the Fes Desert Tours 3 Days to the fabulous Todra Gorges, where you will have traditional local lunch. you will hit the road afterthat to Ourzazate City via Skoura , having many stops on the way and enjoying the magnificent landscpe . you will get to Ourzazate in the late evening where you can have the tempting meal for dinner and spend the night in calm place. Day 3 : Ouarzazate - Marrakech- fes On the last day of Fes Desert Tours 3 Days , you will have the warm breakfast to start the trip towards the famous Kasbah, Ait Ben Haddou where many famous international movies, such as The Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and the 6th season of the famous series THE GAME OF THRONES. The Kasbah is a UNESCO world heritage since 1980. Then, you will continue the final stop of the Desert Tours from Fes , to Marrakech via Tizi Tichka Pass in the High Atlas Mountains, where you will stop for a tasty Moroccan plate for lunch. you will reach The red city of Marrakech in the late afternoon.

  • Multi-day trips
  • Day trips
  • Private tours
12 activities found
Sort by:

Frequently asked questions about Fès-Meknès

What top attractions are a must-see in Fès-Meknès?

Other Sightseeing Options in Fès-Meknès

Want to discover all there is to do in Fès-Meknès? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Fès-Meknès

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 1 reviews

Kamal truly has a wealth of information at his disposal. His knowledge of the history of Morocco and Fes is impressive and he is happy to answer questions about the earliest days of the country up to the modern functions of society. He was an absolute pleasure and clearly has close ties to his community. I felt very safe and relaxed in the Medina with his guidance and pleasant demeaner. As a side-note: per Kamal's recommendation, I visited Chez Thami's Restaurant for lunch and am happy to confirm the dishes and service were wonderful as well. You're in good hands with this gentleman!

One of the best experiences in Morocco! Be prepared for a lot of driving but was worth it. Every place we visited from Ait Ben Haddou to Tighir and of course the Merzouga desert was picturesque and worth the trip. Also our driver, Abdou, made sure we had a very pleasant journey. He made plenty of stops, explained a lot about the places we were visiting and was very funny and friendly! He made a big difference to our trip and we are very thankful to him :) I recommend if you have enough days in Morocco

Moulay and Karim were amazing. They taught us a lot about the history and culture. Karim was an excellent driver. Moulay was really funny and entertaining. The trip is filled with many interesting stops. The desert part was comfortable and camels didn’t smell and the accommodations were clean. Highly recommend this trip. Saw sooo many stars. You can see the Milky Way with your eyes!

Couldn’t recommend this tour enough. Kamal was a brilliant guide - very knowledgeable, charming, funny. He clearly knew half of Fes and we were frequently stopped and told that we were ‘very lucky’ to have him. He took us all over the city picking out details we would never have known otherwise.

Durata più di 7 ore, guida molto simpatica e vivace