Fes Private Day Trips & Desert Tours:
Fes is the most ancient of the imperial capitals of Morocco and the most complete medieval city of the Arab world. Fez city compromises a new French-built part called “Ville Nouvelle”, very familiar and modern in appearance and urban life, as well as an old part called “Fez Medina of Fez El Bali” that exists since the middle ages and represent the traditional part and “Must See” of Fez.
The medina of Fez was founded by Moulay Idriss I in 789 and developed by his son Idriss II when he died in 792. Fez medina inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1981. Our Morocco tours from Fez include Fez medina Sightseeing tour with and a local guide as well as one-day trips such as the Roman city of Volubilis & Meknes, Sefrou & Bhalil, Chefchaouen & Rif Mountains, and Taza with Friouato caves. In addition to, Fez short desert tours of 2, 3, and 4 days with overnight camel trek at Erg Chebbi, Todra Gorges & Imilchil we offer 3, 4, and 5 days Fez to Marrakesh camel treks with a night in a Berber tented camp in Erg Chebbi, Ait Benhaddou, and the Atlas Mountains.
Fez City & Old Medina Guided Sightseeing Tour:
FEZ CITY HALF AND FULL-DAY WALKING TOUR WITH AN OFFICIAL LOCAL TOUR GUIDE:
We suggest both a half-day walking tour that covers only the medina of Fez, the oldest part with its historical monuments, and a full-day sightseeing tour that covers in addition to the medina, the New Fez, Kings Palace, Jewish Mellah, the Merenids tombs, ramparts and panoramic views from both towers, northern and southern one. All our Fez city walking tours are conducted by certified local tour guides who meet you at your hotel or riad at 9 a.m and take you through the alleyways of Fez medina. A Fez city guided tour is an opportunity to learn its cultural history, visit the ancient landmarks and discover the medina & souks.
Here are some sights & attractions included in the Fez city guided tour:
- The Kairaouine Mosque and University found by Fatima Fihria
- Madrasa Bou Inania (Islamic school) founded by Abou Inan Faris
- Medressa Attarine founded by the Sultan Abou Said
- Fondouk Nejjarine, the Zaouia of Moulay Idriss ll,
- Bab Boujloud, the main entrance to Fez medina
- Mellah, the Jewish district
- Medina tanneries
Fez Day Tours Morocco:
We offer a wide range of private day tours from Fez all year round:
FES DAY TOURS MOROCCO: VOLUBILIS & MEKNES DAY TRIP:
Pick up at 8h30 a.m from your riad or hotel in Fez and transfer to Volubilis roman site. Spend time exploring this ancient Roman town of Volubilis with a local guide. You will be fascinated by its well-preserved mosaics, palaces, baths and soaring arches. Afterward, we drive to Meknes for a cultural visit to finish our day. Meknes is one of the Imperial cities and once the Capital of Morocco under the rule of Moulay Ismail. Meknes is a home of many Palaces & Mosques, Beautiful gates such as (Bab Mansour). The old city of Meknes is surrounded by thick ramparts.
FES DAY TOURS MOROCCO : CHEFCHAOUEN & RIF MOUNTAINS DAY TRIP:
Pick up at 8 a.m from your riad in Fez, transfer to Chefchaouen which is a Morocco popular tourist attraction and the welcoming town nestled in the Rif Mountains just south of the Mediterranean coastline in northwest Morocco. Chefchaouen is known as a “blue city” for its traditional buildings. Enjoy a walk to explore the white and blue washed walls of the medina and the markets that offer some unique native handicrafts. Chefchaouen is a fantastic destination for photography with its wonderful views of the Rif Mountains. Back to Fez in the afternoon or you may choose to stay for an overnight in Chefchaouen, riads with facilities are available inside the medina as well.
FES DAY TOURS MOROCCO: TAZA & FRIAOUTO CAVES DAY TRIP:
Pick up at 7h30 from your Fez riad or Hotel, Transfer to Taza, a medieval city situated in the northeast of Fez. Our destination is Friouato caves which are a natural attraction in Morocco known locally as “Gouffre Friouato” and were first explored by a French adventurer Norbert Casteret in the year 1930. The Firouato cave is considered to be the largest underground cave network in Northern Africa. The cave system is more than 150 feet deep and extends for about 3.8 km underground and home to some amazing stalactites and stalagmites. We recommend that you bring walking shoes, flashlights and a warm sweater or jacket to climb down on guided exploration of the cave. We finish our day trip by visiting Taza city attractions including the walls, Great mosque and medieval buildings.
Morocco Short Desert Trips 2 & 3 Day Tours Fes to Erg Chebbi:
Erg Chebbi sand sea dunes are 8 hours drive from Fez so if you are limited in time you can always try 2 Days/1 night option with an overnight camel trek in a tented camp, you may also choose to take a short camel trek at sunset and spend the night in a hotel at the dunes line. An additional day at Merzouga to explore the sand dunes with your driver and 4×4 vehicle, meet the nomads leaving in tents, why not a break of tea with a nomad family and the suburbs including Khamia village where black musicians and Rissani. If you choose the 3 days / 2nights Fes – Erg Chebbi desert tour, you can spend the first night in a hotel by the dunes to relax and the second night for a camel trek and overnight in a tented camp. Our 2 and 3 days short desert tour from Fez run all year round with pick from your riad, airport or hotel in Fez and transport over the Middle Atlas mountains through the cedar forests of Ifrane, Azrou (Stop at Monkeys forest) Midelt and the Ziz valley.
4 Days Desert Tour Fez with Imilchil, Todra Gorges & Erg Chebbi Camel Trek:
Day 1: Fez – Ifrane – Cedar Forest – Ziz Valley – Erfoud – Erg Chebbi:
Pick up at 8:00 a.m from your Fes riad or hotel, depart and transfer over the Middle Atlas Mountains through the cedar forests of Ifrane and Azrou, Midelt and the Ziz valley. Night at Erg Chebbi sand dunes in a nomad tented camp with a camel Trek or a hotel by the dunes.
Day 2 :Erg Chebbi – Rissani – Todra Gorges:
Enjoy the beautiful sunrise at Erg Chebbi, camel trek back to the hotel for a shower and drive to the impressive canyons of Todra via Rissani. Dinner and night in Todra gorges.
Day 3: Todra Gorges – Tamtatoucht – Agoudal – Imilchil:
From Todra gorges, we go upper through the Berber villages of Tamtatoucht and Ait Hani. We may stop for tea or lunch with the inhabitant. We follow our way in beautiful scenery until we arrive at Imilchil, the famous Berber village not only for the wedding Festival but also for the 2 lakes “Isli” & “Tislit”. Dinner and overnight in small family-owned Auberge (Inn).
Day 4: Imilchil – High Atlas Mountains – Fez:
After breakfast, we cross the Atlas Mountains, back to Fez where our trip ends.
Fes to Marrakesh Tours and 3, 4 and 5 days Camel Treks:
Our recommended Fez to Marrakesh camel treks and desert excursions with Erg Chebbi are suggested in 3, 4 and 5 days. If you are limited in time, a minimum of 3 days /2 nights is sufficient to experience the desert, ride a camel and spend the night in a tented camp or a hotel by the dunes. If you want a more relaxed option to travel from Fez to Marrakesh, try our 4 and 5 days options. All our Fez to Marrakesh camel treks and desert tours include: Azrou cedar Forest, Ziz valley & Merzouga, Sunset camel trek & night in a tented camp, Todra gorges, Dades valley, Ouarzazate & Ait Benhaddou Kasbahs and High Atlas Mountains.
For more details about our Morocco Camel Treks click here: Camel Trekking Morocco
Fes to Marrakesh, 1 & 2 Day Tours with Ouzoud Cascades or Bin Widane Lake:
Other Fez to Marrakesh tours arranged on daily basis and all year round include a 1-day transfer from Fez to Marrakech via the beautiful Ouzoud Waterfalls where we allow time to climb down the cascades to explore the natural beauty of the site geographically located in the geopark of Mgoun before we head to Marrakesh. We also offer Marrakesh to Fez with a night either in Ouzoud Cascades or at Bin Widan dam in the Middle Atlas Mountains, these Morocco tourist destinations attract many people from all over the world for kayaking, white water rafting in the famous Ahnsal river and rock climbing in Taghia gorges. Many reality TV show episodes have taken place such as Echo Challenge in 1998 and lately the Famous “Expedition Impossible” by ABC
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