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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

Discover the blue washed town of Chefchaouen on this day trip from Fez. Have time to explore sights like Kasbah Museum and Grand Mosque. Travel in comfortable airconditioned van and have the option of choosing from a group or private tour.  The tour will start with a hotel pickup in Fez. After boarding your private vehicle, make your way to Chefchaouen, located in the Rif Mountains near Tangier. Upon arrival, marvel at the incredible blue walls that make this town famous. Enjoy about 4 hours to explore the picturesque small city streets of the medina. If you opt for the private tour, you have the luxury of deciding how you'd like to spend your time as 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 buy a delicious meal in the square, perched on the roof terrace which offers panoramic views over Chefchaouen (at your own expense). In the late afternoon, you will head back to Fez.

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: Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip

3. 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 Fes: 3 Days and 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech

4. From Fes: 3 Days and 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech

Take a multi-day trip through the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara desert departing from Fes. Admire the beautiful scenery, enjoy traditional Berber culture and cuisine, and visit a variety of charming villages across 3 days. 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.

From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

5. From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

Uncover the beauty of Chefchaouen on this day trip from Fez. Let your driver take you to the Plaza Uta el-Hammam where you can see the Kasbah and Great Mosque. Hear about Moroccan culture and history and have your questions answered by your driver.  Be picked up in the morning form the comfort of your hotel in Fez. Relax in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle on the scenic drive Chefchaouen. Admire forests, picturesque peaks, and valleys.  Arrive and discover local handicrafts like woven cloth, wool and leather that you can not find in any other Morocco cities. Head to the Plaza Uta el-Hammam where Great Mosque and the 18th century kasbah are located.  Soak up the Plaza's vibe which is lined with restaurants and coffee shops. Purchase a ticket to see the kasbah which is a heavily restored walled fortress that has a lovely garden. Go to the Grande Mosque which was built in the 15th century by the son of the town's founder Ali ben Rachid. Return to your accommodation in Fez at the end of your day trip. 

Imperial Cities: 3-Day Trip from Marrakech to Chefchaouen

6. Imperial Cities: 3-Day Trip from Marrakech to Chefchaouen

Day 1: Marrakech – Béni Mellal – Azrou - Ifran – Fez Depart Marrakech and cross the Atlas Mountains, in a green environment populated by baboon monkeys. Surrounded by colorful fields and hills, the road leads to the dam of Beni Mellal. Stop to make beautiful photos in the cedar forest, then drive to one of the world’s cleanest and most fascinating cities, Ifrane, known in Morocco as “Little Switzerland.” Explore a quick city tour around Fez. Day 2: Fez – Chefchaouen Following breakfast at your hotel, get ready to continue your visit by the labyrinthine streets of Fez and explore the oldest medina of Morocco built from the 7th century with its Souks, palaces, mosques, Koranic schools and Mellah. Travel through the mountains of Rif to the beautiful Berber city of Chefchaouen. Accompanied by your guide, spend your time exploring the whitewashed streets of Chaouen, animated by the beautifully dressed locals. Day 3: Chefchaouen – Rabat – Casablanca - Marrakech Head to Rabat to explore the capital of Morocco and the residence of the king. Visit the Hassan Tower with its mausoleum of King Mohammed V. Then it’s on to Casablanca for a visit to the majestic Hassan II mosque, the largest mosque in the world.

From Marrakech: 3-Day Desert Tour to Fes

7. From 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"

8. 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.

From Fez: Middle Atlas Day Trip

9. From Fez: Middle Atlas Day Trip

10:00 am pick up from your stay in Fez in comfortable Air conditioning Transportation. First stop, Immouzar town recognized by the Apple Festival yearly in September, and where the majority of Berber families live in very simple caves. On-road stop together to admire the surrounding hills of Ain vital & capture photos. Continue, towards Ifrane (Little Switzerland) a charming village built-in 1930 by French people. At Ifrane stop to see AlAkhawaine- university, landmark stone Lion. After that, discover alleys lined with the french architecture of this attractive village cross the cedar forest, and get to the national park where there is around 75% of the Barbary apes. In order to, enjoy a memorable sight experience with Barbarian Monkeys. (Break for lunch) Then, Discover Azrou, a Berber village built at an altitude of 1250 meters located in the center of Morocco Middle Atlas region with houses of the Berber tribes (the first inhabitants of Morocco). During the trip To Azou, we’ll Watch Berber men with their flocks, grinding flour, practicing their trades, especially carpentry. Finally, Our Fez Middle Atlas Trip, will not be complete without a short visit to a Berber family living in the cave for a cup of Moroccan tea. So, to learn more about Berber life, culture & tradition. Back to Fez -Drop off hotel/riad in Fez.

Fes Saiss Private Arrival & Departure Airport Transfer

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Fes

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4.4 / 5

based on 1,689 reviews

Kamal helped us navigate a very confusing Medina in Fes. He picked us up from our accommodation and took us to see a Riad and restaurant that we otherwise would have missed. They were beautiful! He taught us a lot of history and about the symbolism within the architecture. He is very knowledgeable and passionate, and speaks perfect English. He brought us to see many different handicrafts (carpets, tannery, silk loom, metal work) - and the stores gave us an explanation on their individual craft. We did not feel pressured to buy from these stores, as they just wanted to teach us about their craft. Kamal gave us a great recommendation for lunch afterwards. We left the tour having a much stronger understanding of the history of Fes and how to navigate through the Medina.

Giornata meravigliosa. il viaggio per quanto lungo é stato piacevole per i paesaggi meravigliosi ma soprattutto per la compagnia della nostra guida Hassan. Hassan é stato meraviglioso con noi. una volta arrivati a ChefChaouen, ci ha accompagnati nei posti più belli della città, ci ha offerto frutta e spremuta, ci ha fatto foto nei posti più belli. ci ha fatto ammirare dei panorami stupendi. abbiamo avuto modo anche di conoscerci meglio ed é stato bellissimo confrontare le nostre diverse culture. infine, tornati a Fez ci ha anche accompagnato a vedere una vista panoramica della Medina e il palazzo reale perché non eravamo ancora riusciti a vederli. esperienza a 5 stelle, ma Hassan ne merita 10 !

Volubilis was fascinating and the guide essential to make the most of the visit. Meknes was a little bit of repetition after the day guided tour of Fez. Rashid, our guide was knowledgeable and helpful.

Excellent guide, I believe he knew half of the people in the Medina, very clear giving us a full aspect of the place. Beautiful medina, just love it

Great time spent with Adil, very attentive and very patient and cool!