1. Morocco
  2. Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima
  3. Fes

Tangier to Fes 3-Day Desert Tour

Product ID: 337421
A 3-day desert tour to some of the lesser-known yet historically relevant cities in Morocco. Departing from Tangier, you will travel through Meknes, Mly Idriss Zerhoun, and Volubilis, before your tour concludes in Fes.
About this activity
Duration: 3 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic

Pickup included

Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore some lesser-known Moroccan cities
  • Tour an ancient Roman city
  • Learn about Morocco's rich history
Full description
Day 1: Tangier, Meknes, and Mly Idriss Zerhoun

You will leave Tangier early in the morning to begin your journey discovering the hidden mystics that surround the second-oldest empire in the world. You will go south following a panoramic mountain road, catching sights of the northern mountains and the tidy olive trees along the way. Upon your arrival to Meknes, You will have some time to promenade in its beautiful cafes in the main square. Meknes is the twin city of Fez, with the current dynasty building it as their very first capital in their early days. It was the first capital of unified Morocco after centuries of chaos.

The walls surrounding it were designed to sustain cannons' attacks unlike other medinas. In its time, Meknes was the strongest fortification in all of North Africa. You'll visit the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum, before continuing onward to Mly Idriss Zerhoun. There you will have the opportunity to visit the Moulay Idriss Citadel, which dates back to the 8th century. The value of this citadel lies in the fact that it was the first Islamic capital when the Arab Muslims came first to Morocco. At the conclusion of your first day, you will overnight in your riad in Mly Idriss Zerhoun.

Day 2: Meknes and Volubilis

Your second day will be spent further discovering Meknes. Encounter the famous gate of Bab Mansour, which was a sign of defiance to European powers due to the fact that a Portuguese captive designed it. This same captive served as the architect of the Sultan Moulay Ismail, also designing the Sahrij Souani Bassin and the underground prison. Later, visit the Mulay Ismail Mausoleum, which is dedicated to the founder of the city, before enjoying lunch.

Following lunch your journey continues to Volubilis. This Roman city dates back to the 25 B.C., yet some of its original mosaics are very well preserved. That evening you will overnight in a cozy riad/hotel in Meknes.

Day 3: Meknes and Fes

Following a traditional breakfast, you will go on discovering the mythical side of this ancient city before being dropped off at a location of your choosing in Fes.
Includes
  • Professional English-speaking driver
  • Mineral water
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Private air-conditioned transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Fees
  • Accommodation costs
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Fishing
Know before you go
• Children must be accompanied by parents for this tour