day trips from fez

day trips from Fez


After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will embark on a journey to explore Meknes, the first Imperial city. Situated between Khemisset and Fez, Meknes is renowned for hosting the International Agriculture Show. Our first stop in this beloved city will be the impressive Bab El Mansour gate, adorned with exquisite decorations that make it truly magnificent. We will also visit the lively Lhdim square, where locals gather in the evenings to enjoy storytelling and various activities.

If you are interested, we can explore the old market, where you can indulge in shopping or simply immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere. Next, we will proceed to the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, a revered site that holds historical significance. For lunch, we have a range of options available, including traditional Moroccan restaurants as well as some international cuisine choices.

After satisfying our appetites, we will venture to Volubilis, an ancient ruined town that was constructed by Berbers and later occupied by Romans. It still preserves remarkable archaeological remains, making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will have the opportunity to explore this fascinating historical site before continuing our journey.

Before reaching our accommodation in Fez, we will make a stop at the charming village of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, known for its tranquil ambiance and historical significance. This village offers a glimpse into the rich heritage of the region.


After enjoying our delicious and organic breakfast, we will set off to immerse ourselves in the refreshing atmosphere of the Rif Mountains. Our destination is the enchanting “Blue Pearl” known as Chefchaouen. For an enhanced experience, you have the option to hire a knowledgeable local guide who can provide insights and showcase the various activities available.

As we explore the picturesque streets, adorned with vibrant blue houses and painted walls adorned with plants, we will be treated to breathtaking panoramic views. Chefchaouen stands out from other Moroccan cities with its serene and tranquil ambiance, and the uplifting blue hues that grace its surroundings have a soul-soothing effect. Its location amidst the Rif Mountains adds to the magical charm of the place.

During our visit, we will have the opportunity to discover the Spanish Mosque, which was built in 1920 but has now fallen into disuse. We can also engage in some shopping within the Medina, where unique local handicrafts can be found, offering treasures not available elsewhere. A visit to the Kasbah Museum, an old Moroccan fort, will provide further insights into the rich history of the region. The Plaza Uta El-Hammam, located in the heart of the Medina, serves as a central gathering place surrounded by bustling activity.

In addition to cultural exploration, we will also immerse ourselves in the natural beauty of Chefchaouen. Take in the serene landscapes, enjoy leisurely walks, and simply embrace the tranquility of this captivating city. We will spend the night in Chefchaouen, allowing us to fully soak in the unique ambiance of this extraordinary destination.


After a satisfying breakfast, your local guide will accompany you on an exciting adventure to explore and learn about the wonders of Fez. This imperial city holds great historical and cultural significance, serving as the capital of science in Morocco and being home to the world’s first university, the University of Al-Qarawiyyin. Fez attracts visitors from all over Morocco and around the globe.

With a rich history as the former capital of kings, Fez showcases impressive architecture and fortified ramparts that once protected the kings and their territories from potential enemies. Although the ravages of war have affected the city, they have also sparked a desire for modernity and progress. It is thanks to our ancestors’ ingenuity that we can admire the beautiful and awe-inspiring views that stand as a testament to their remarkable heritage.

Fez boasts a medieval Medina, an old town, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. The Medina is home to charming old houses known as riads. There are many remarkable landmarks to explore, such as the Marinid Tombs, the striking Bab Boujeloud gate, the Royal Palace, the Bouanania Mosque, and the Medersas (educational institutions) of Attarine, among others.

At the end of an eventful day, we will spend the night in Fez, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant atmosphere and appreciate its historical and cultural significance.