Embark on an enriching half-day tour of Fes, Morocco, starting at the stunning Bab Boujloud gate, and immerse yourself in the city’s rich history and vibrant culture. Explore architectural marvels like Medersa Bou Anania and Medersa el-Attarine, witness the traditional leather-making process at the Tanneries, and admire the skilled brass workers at es Seffarine.
Discover colorful streets, vibrant souks, and iconic landmarks like the Great Mosque and al-Qarawiyyin University. Conclude the tour at the tomb of Moulay Idriss II and soak in the ambiance of Place el-Najjarine, uncovering the fascinating layers of history and traditions that make Fes an intriguing destination.
While you are welcome to purchase souvenirs during the trip, your guide will not take you to any shops, nor will they receive a commission on any of your purchases.
The Fez medina is filled with cobblestone streets and steep, narrow alleys. This trip includes up to 4 hours of walking, so wear comfortable shoes suitable for the terrain. In summer, keep an eye on the weather as it can get hot; don’t forget to bring sun protection.
Your half-day tour begins at Bab Boujloud, the stunning blue gate that marks the entrance to Fes’s historic medina. With your knowledgeable guide, step into a world of wonders as you venture into the bustling heart of the city.
Your first stop is Medersa Bou Anania, an architectural marvel adorned with intricate tilework and exquisite craftsmanship. Learn about the history and significance of this religious school, which once hosted prominent scholars and students.
Experience the captivating sights and smells of the tanneries, where the age-old leather-making process unfolds before your eyes. Observe the skilled artisans tending to the colorful vats of natural dyes, and learn about the traditional techniques still used to produce high-quality leather goods.
Wander through the vibrant alleys of Fez and arrive at es Seffarine, where skilled brass workers craft beautiful brassware and other metal goods using traditional methods. Marvel at their expertise and creativity.
Walk along the colorful street of dyers known as es-Sebbaghine, where fabrics come to life through traditional dyeing techniques. Admire the vibrant colors that decorate the shops and add a touch of vibrancy to the city.
Delve into the heart of Fes’s souk culture at El-Attarine souk, filled with a plethora of spices, textiles, and local handicrafts. This bustling marketplace provides an authentic Moroccan shopping experience.
Visit the iconic Great Mosque, an architectural marvel that reflects the city’s deep-rooted religious heritage. Next to the mosque, you’ll find al-Qarawiyyin University, founded in 859 AD and recognized as the oldest continuously functioning university in the world.
Conclude the tour with a visit to the tomb of Moulay Idriss II, the founder of Fes and an esteemed Islamic figure. This holy site holds great significance for locals and pilgrims alike, offering insight into Moroccan religious history.
Soak in the ambiance of Place el-Najjarine, a historic square surrounded by stunning architecture. Take a moment to reflect on your half-day tour and absorb the enchanting atmosphere of Fes.
At the end of the half-day tour feel free to continue exploring the city’s charming streets or let us return you to your accommodation, cherishing the memories of this unforgettable adventure in Fez.