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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.

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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.

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From Fes: Chefchaouen Instagram Tour

3. 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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Fes: Private Cultural Day Tour

4. 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.

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Fes: Day Trip to Meknes Volubilis and Moulay Idriss

5. Fes: Day Trip to Meknes Volubilis and Moulay Idriss

Your tour will begin as you are picked up at 10.00AM from your accommodation in Fes. From there you will start driving through the magnificent changing landscapes of the Moroccan countryside. Your first stop will be to the mesmerizing Chahed River, a beautiful landscape with captivating views. From there you will advance towards Volubilis, the ancient Roman Ruins which date back to the 3rd century B.C. Once there you will be able to glimpse the old Roman Empire, and admire the captivating architecture and majestic designs while taking some pictures of Arch of Caracalla. Your second stop will be to Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, a sacred little village in which you can enjoy some free time to go into the deep history of the beautiful town, the home of Idriss I. He was the first Moroccan ruler, and was the one who brought Islam to Morocco. Here you will be able to walk through the ancient windy streets whilst admiring the beautiful architecture. Afterwards, you will explore "Meknes", whose historical 17th-century heritage provides the perfect location to enjoy a tour through the old city to discover the huge walls of the old Medina and see the most breathtaking handicrafts and traditional small shops. Next, you will discover the fascinating gate of Bab El Mansour, a magnificent gateway which is well preserved with lavish "zellige" (Moroccan mosaic tile work). In addition, you will visit Moulay Ismail’s shrine to receive an insight into his interesting life and everlasting achievements. You will also visit fascinating historical sites, such as the Mausoleum and the Rouah, as well as the royal stables (which hold over 12,000 horses). You will later explore Place el-Hedim, which is a central pedestrian square in the Medina. Following an unforgettable tour, you will be returned back to your accommodation in Fes.

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Casablanca Private Full-Day Trip to Fez

6. 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.

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From Fez: Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Day Trip

7. 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.

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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 culenary 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. 

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Fes: Middle Atlas Day Trip

9. 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.

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From Fes: Private Day Trip to Chefchaouen

10. From Fes: Private Day Trip to Chefchaouen

In the morning, get picked up from your hotel or riad and head north to reach the Rif area and ultimately Chauen. Enjoy the scenic countryside or take a nap during your approximately 3-hour ride to the idyllic mountain village. Once in Chefchaouen, spend time exploring the city at your leisure. Be sure to visit the heart of the city, otherwise known as Uta el-Hammam Square. See the Great Mosque with its curious octagonal tower and the Kasbah which contains a garden, a museum, and an art gallery. Leave the medina to see Ras El-Maa Waterfall and enjoy the awesome effects of nature. Keep walking and get a beautiful panoramic view of the city.  Return to Fes where your transfer will either drop you off back at your accommodation or at another location of your choice.

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What people are saying about Fes

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 42 reviews

The trip was great, the view of the surrounding valleys was exhilirating -- mountains dotted with wide expanse of olive trees and brown valleys ready for planting just. The tour in Voulubilis was great. Redouane, the local guide was very knowledgeable about the place and was patient in answering questions. He was even smiling himself when taking pictures. In Meknes, the tour in the Medina seems like stepping into the ancient times, with the guide, Rashid taking me to this other world with his knowledgeable explanations. He also has excellent English speaking and amazing photography skills. I went alone on the trip with the driver Mustapha, who was also very nice. He stopped when the view is nice for pictures and if we need to use the toilet. For travellers with limited stay, try to avoid going on a Friday, if you want to see life in the Medina as most of the shops are closed. But on the other hand, it was good for avoiding crowds. Over-all, it was an amazing day trip!

Punctuality - they picked me up at 8 am in my Riad as agreed. Tour group size - we were a very small group (2 ppl) but I was happy & thankful they did not cancel it in spite of that. The car was a comfy 4x4 in this case as we were 2 plus our driver. We had a great time in Chefchauen. It is a small city, so 4 hours is more than enough. We managed to see everything, we took awesome pictures and got lunch there. I highly recommend this tour!

Our driver, Mr. Abderrahmane, was so professional, driving so well, that the 4 hours ride passed very pleasant and in the same time we felt safe. Ask for him to have to best experience given the long and difficult ride to Chefchauen! We totally recommend the trip, event tough in the beginning we were not so decided to go, but took the best decision :).

Can only say positive things, the driver drove very safely because he didn't speak English, a guide was there. In chefchaouen we received a nice, informative 30-minute tour. Everything perfect! Even brought a forgotten book to us the day after!

It was incredible, I had so much fun and Chefchaouen was just stunning. The journey was long but was completely worth it, 100% recommend it! ☺️