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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: Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Day Trip

3. 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 Moroccan Art to see a wide variety of handicrafts, before the afternoon transfer back to Fez.

Fes, Berber and Middle Atlas Day Trip

4. Fes, Berber and Middle Atlas Day Trip

Start your day heading out to explore the Middle Atlas. First stop is Imouzzer, a small village known for their apple festival. Stop at Dait Aoua, a famous lake in the region. Admire the beauty of the surrounding oak trees and cedar.  Ifrane is a small unique city established by the French in 1930 — visit the various highlights of this community. Gaze upon the Lion Stone in seasonal conditions: glistening with snow by winter, and baking in summer. Enjoy some free time to have a delicious lunch. Track down some barbary apes (Barbarian Monkeys), and after lunch you will head to the cedar forest. Explore the Azrou, a Berber village, as the men lead their flocks, grind flour, and practice their trades. This tour concludes by dropping you back at your hotel in Fes.

Fes: Middle Atlas Day Trip

5. Fes: Middle Atlas Day Trip

Your tour will begin as you are picked up at 10:00AM. From there, the first stop on your day trip to the Middle Atlas is Immouzer, a small tourist town at the headwaters of the biggest water sources in Morocco. There you will have some time at the small Berber town to explore the beautiful nature and discover more about the impressive Berber culture. Next, you will continue to Ifrane. Also known as "Little Switzerland", it is a magical mountain town and one of the most beautiful cities in Morocco. Your personal driver will introduce you to some incredible charming places and marvelous landscapes, as you find the most captivating flowing rivers all over this charming town. You will then move to Azrou, an old Berber town with the largest cedar forest in Africa. You can enjoy some free time in the breezy forest to wander through the green forest. You will be free to take some memorable pictures, relax, and play with the little barbary monkeys. At the end of your spectacular day trip to the Middle Atlas, you will be returned back to your accommodation in Fes.

Fes: Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

6. 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.

Casablanca Private Full-Day Trip to Fez

7. 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.

From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

8. 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.

Fes: Private Cultural Day Tour

9. Fes: Private Cultural Day Tour

You will begin your guided Fes tour as you are picked up from your accommodation. From here you will begin driving towards the captivating sites and old monuments of this ancient city. Your professional guide will begin by taking you to the ancient core of Fes, the old Medina. Here you can wander through the old narrow streets which are lined with small traditional shops selling the most mesmerizing handicrafts and Moroccan handmade items. You will walk through the alluring charm of the Medina, being able to admire its colorful streets and rich tapestry of life. You will soon find yourself at the largest and oldest tannery in Africa, the impressive “Chouara Tannery”, where real leather is being naturally shaped and colored. You will then continue your tour to the ancient schools of Fes. Founded in 859 A.D. by Fatima Al-Fihri, the school is an incredible example of spectacular Arab architecture. You will then visit some old Quranic Schools such as “Medersa Bouanania" and “Medersa Al-Attarine”, which was created by Sultan Uthman II Abu Said. Following this, you will visit the magnificent “Zaouia Moulay Idriss II", the spectacular and sacred shrine of the founder of the Fes Medina. Next, you will move to the Nejjarine Museum of wooden arts and crafts, where you can enjoy seeing decorated tiles, musical instruments, and intricately carved cedar eaves overhead. After a break for lunch, you will leave the ancient part of the old city to begin discovering some other magical wonders. You will visit the marvelous Royal Palace, which contains the tremendous Seven Gates and was perfectly made with the most captivating copper. Moving on, you will travel to the old Jewish Quarter “Mellah” and the Jnane Sabil Gardens. Here you can get some fresh air and admire the beautiful centered Moroccan fountains. Your guided tour will later end after you visit the northern and southern protective towers of Fes, allowing you to achieve the most fascinating panoramic views over the entire Medina.

From Fes: Chefchaouen Instagram Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Fes

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 42 reviews

Just WOW! Incredible day trip from Fes! Our guide Soukaina was super nice, accommodative, and very informational! She laughed, smiled, and joked around with us all day! Though it takes a while to get there, this city is worth every minute, and is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Fes! We could not have had a better tour, even during Ramadan, they are incredibly helpful in finding us some food during the long voyage! Would highly recommend this day trip from Fes, you will not regret it!

Amazing day trip, well organised that Gives you a lot of time to visit the blue pearl. Our driver Chachimo has been great, funny and caring. Confident driver, very well outspoken person that knows when to make jokes and keep the group alive, but as well when the crew needed some rest. Tip top!

Great ride, thanks to Mostafa our warm hearted friendly driver and the other tourists. Very pretty ride through the mountain towns. I only took as a one way trip to spend a week in chefchaouen relaxing.

Very nice guide. He made us make a couple of stops along the way to buy local produce and see different views.

Volubilis was beautiful. Lovely day trip. Passionate guide in Meknes