BEST DESERT TOURS FROM FES
TOURS FROM FES OVERVIEW
Fes is one of the imperial capitals next to Marrakech, Meknes and Rabat being the oldest of the four. It is also considered the capital of Morocco’s Islam, as well as the religious and cultural capital.
The city is divided into three zones: the oldest area inside the walls (Fez el-Bali); the new zone (Fez el-Jdid); and the largest area, created during the French colony, in the south of the city.
Its medina of Fes el-Bali is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest inhabited medieval cities in the world. It is also the largest pedestrian zone on the planet. In its winding streets you can find all kinds of restaurants, craft stalls, mosques and numerous tanneries,…
Orienting yourself in the medina can be difficult, so although the true spirit of this city is to get lost in its streets and let yourself be guided by the senses to find a new way. It is undoubtedly a unique place.
THE BEST FES DESERT TOURS
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3-Day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech
The trip will start early morning from the oldest city of Fes heading to the desert via many beautiful places…
3-Day tour Fes To Merzouga Desert / 2-Nights In the Desert
This tour is special and good for those who want to spend enough time to explore the Sahara desert…
4-Day tour from Fes to Marrakech/2 day in the desert
In this tour you will visit many attractions like Mountains, valleys, deserts and many more…
2-Day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech
This 2 days desert tour from Fes is the best choice fro those who have narrow schedule, but the like to see the Sahara Desert…
5-Day tour Fes To Marrakech Via Desert
This 5-day desert tour is special and good for those who want to spend enough time to explore the Sahara desert…
6-Day tour from Fes to Marrakech/2 day in the desert
In this 6-day desert tour you will cover many beautiful attractions like Mountains, valleys, deserts and many more…
12 PLACES TO VISIT IN FES TOURS
1- The Medina of Fez
The medina 2 parts Fez Badi and Fez el-Jdid. Fez Bali is the old part, the most beautiful to visit and where the narrow and labyrinthine streets are famous. Fès el-Jdid is the modern part where the Jewish Mellah is located.
This walled city is one of the largest and best preserved in the Arab world
It’s hard to get around these streets, but the GPS will get you out of trouble. The problem is that GPS is also lost a little, because narrow streets with high walls, and some streets even covered, do not help the GPS receive signal.
I liked the feeling of walking aimlessly, letting you take the senses, to enjoy a bit of the labyrinth of Fez
I found interesting the “plaza del cobre” (Plaza Seffarine) where besides selling all kinds of lamps and utensils, you could see how copper worked.
Through the streets of the medina, you will see white glass glasses in a display. They are sugary yogurts and cost 5 dh. They are very good! Also very eco-friendly in glass glasses. You eat the contents and return the glass.
2- The new craft markets
Crossing the river they have built some new buildings, with an innovative design, but at the same time preserving the traditional architecture.
The decoration of the colorful interior courtyards is great
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Admission is free. They are in Lalla Yedounna Square, very close to the tanners of Chouara.
3- Bab Boujloud (Blue Gate)
The Blue Gate is the most famous and known of Fez. It was built about 100 years ago, it is just in front of the old gate to the medina. It’s the largest of the 17 on the wall.
The name obviously proceeds… by the blue tiles
It is beautiful, but NOTHING spectacular. Also behind the road with plenty of traffic that is not a pleasant area to stop. I think there are other doors in other cities or towns much more impactful and with much less name.
Crossing the door and passing the large parking lot, you will reach a large square surrounded by a wall with people sitting on the ground and a good atmosphere.
On the right there is also a market more oriented to local people, than to tourists.
On the way to the Marinid Tombs, up the street on the right you will see a huge cemetery (Bah Mahrouk) with hundreds of white tombstones that deserves a stop
4- Borj Nord and Marinid Tombs
At the top of the hill are the ruins of this ancient fortress and the “Tombeaux des Mérinides” (or “Benimerina Tombs” in Spanish). But the best is definitely the city views and if possible during the sunset, better!
At the top is the Bord Nord Museum, which was later built by the French to control the Medina. Inside you will find a military exhibition of weapons, uniforms, etc. Totally avoidable unless you are interested in the subject.
The Tombs of Marinid are ruins, which are open to the public and with free admission. Pity that they are somewhat abandoned and deteriorated.
Looking at the city to the right of the Museum there is a quiet place, but something dirty and full of garbage. But nice to watch the sunset if you don’t want to sit next to hundreds of tourists and locals on the other side. Most people sit to the left of the Museum.
To get down, the area did not transmit much confidence, which does not mean that anything will happen. But if you go down on foot, I’d get out a little before it’s totally dark.
5- Las Tanerías
Fez is known for its worked hides. Chouara Tannery is most famous, large and important in Morocco and one of the 3 that the city has.
They are cooperatives, where artisans work the skins with traditional methods used for centuries.
Surely you have seen the image of the courtyard full of colored containers
They work the skins to soften them, clean them and give a better finish. Then they are dyed with different natural pigments to let them dry in the sun.
Totally recommended to go early and in the morning. In the afternoon the sun is shady in the courtyard, and the barreños with different colors are not well appreciated.
Use pigeon droppings or cow urine to treat skin
The place smells quite strong for obvious reasons… But you get used to it, also from above it is not such an intense smell. To disguise the smell, they offer tourists a mint leaf to place it on the nose.
How to find a terrace? What is the best place?
Welcome to Fez! We are in the jungle, where anything goes for sellers.
You will start to see signs in shops with “terrace», “best view», etc. They will also assault you and continue offering you access to their terrace. Burdebio. Total, you can not walk through the streets to decide where you enter.
At the end you have to yield to one of those who follow you or enter a random place, and they will take you to a terrace overlooking the inner courtyard. Apparently it’s free, in fact most posters put “Free Terrace View” or similar. But NO. Lie! They wait for you over there, and then they tip you on the way out.
We gave him 5Dh per person, although I don’t really know how much they expect… with 20 for the 4 that were going he was happy.
6- The Madrasa Bou Inania
This ancient Islamic school is where “Taliban” students studied (the Quran) and is one of the few religious buildings that can be entered.
This religious building is the best to visit in Fez (or even Morocco) next to the Meknes Madrasa.
The only Madrasa with minaret in Morocco
From 9 to 17 you can enter, but only the central courtyard. The entrance is 20 Dh.
A few meters from the blue gate on the same central street.
THE BEST SELLING TOURS ITINERARIES FROM FES
Making plans for a trip to Fes! With its rich history and culture, it’s an excellent choice. Popular and best-selling Fes tours frequently included visits to historical sites, cultural experiences, and desert excursions. A Fes desert tour is typically a highlight, providing an opportunity to experience the stunning landscapes and distinct culture of Morocco’s Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi.
BEST DAY TRIPS FROM FES
In terms of day trips from Fes, Fes has a lot to offer! Here are some popular Fes tours:
Day Trip to Volubilis and Meknes:
- Volubilis’ ancient Roman ruins should be explored.
- Visit Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its historical importance and stunning architecture.
Excursion to Chefchaouen:
- Take a day trip to Chefchaouen, the picturesque blue city.
- Wander the charming streets, admire the vibrant blue buildings, and shop for one-of-a-kind local crafts.
Day Trip to Ifrane and Azrou:
- Discover Ifrane, an alpine town known as “Little Switzerland” for its architecture.
- Azrou is famous for its cedar forest, which is home to Barbary macaques.
Adventure in the Middle Atlas Mountains:
- Explore the breathtaking Middle Atlas Mountains.
- Visit Berber villages, admire the scenery, and learn about the local culture.
Excursion to Sefrou and Bhalil:
- Visit Sefrou, which is famous for its annual cherry festival.
- Explore Bhalil’s unique cave dwellings and learn about the traditional way of life.
A Day in the Sahara Desert:
- A day trip to the edge of the Sahara, while slightly longer, is an unforgettable experience.
- Enjoy camel rides, dunes exploration, and a spectacular sunset over the desert.