Fes Day Trip

Fes Day Trip

Overview:

Magic Sahara Tours offres the best tours  and day trips that start and ends in Fes.While you are in Fes there are numerous of acitivities and what to do, From exploring sightseeing of Fes, to day trips either To the “bleu city” Chefchaouen, Meknes, Volubilis, and Rabat the Capital of Morocco.

Fes Day Trip to Rabat

We will start the day trip from Fes to Rabat, the Capital of Morocco, and back to Fes.

After breakfast depart to Rabat.

Rabat is a the main university town and the capital of  Morocco.

The city is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Bou Regreg River.

During your one day tour you will learn Rabat’s history and enjoy its beautiful domes, minarets, wide avenues and green spaces.

Your guide will escort you on a walk around the picturesque Almohad northern walls of the Udayas Kasbah.

The kasbah was built to protect the city and is enclosed by ramparts dating from the Almohad period.

Visit Bab Oudaïa, a monumental gate and example of Almohad military architecture.

See the Udayas Museum , Moulay Ismaïl’s palace exhibiting collections of Moroccan folk art.

Before moving on to city medina, relax in the Moorish style Andalusian garden.

Walk the famous and lively Rue des Consuls where foreign consuls were once obliged to live.

After lunch, continue to the Hassan tower, which stands on the hill overlooking the Wadi Bou Regreg.

It is a gigantic mosque, emblematic of Rabat and famous for its unfinished minaret where storks nest.

Next door, visit the beautiful Mausoleum of Mohammed V decorated with stained glass windows, white marble and a wrought-iron entryway with a stairway leading to an impressive dome.

Now we Move In the necropolis of Chellah, where so many vestiges of the Roman town of Sale.

Visit the Archaeological Museum, which houses the most extensive collection of archeological artifacts and the unbelievably beautiful Necropolis at Chellah.

Continue our visit to the The majestic Royal Palace is located in the heart of Rabat and is open to the public.

From the outside it is an imposing building and one can also discover the beauty of the palace exploring inside.

In front of the Royal Palace is the personal mosque of King.

The building is a fine example of Islamic architecture that was built in 1864 and is surrounded by a wall with three gates well protected access.

Visitors can also visit the area known as the Mechouar, where the king led the Friday prayers and green and beautiful gardens surrounding the palace.

The street leading to the main square and the palace entrance are lined with well cared fortrees.

Also on the list is Ville Nouvelle ( New city ).

The new town has wide boulevards, open green spaces and avenues lined with residential blocks, a railroad, the Bank of Morocco, Musée de la Poste and the cathedral Saint-Pierre.

Returning Back To Fes and driving you to your Riad/Hotel

Day Trip from Fes to Chefchaouen 

Our day trip from Fes to Chefchaouen shall be after breakfast in your Riad/Hotel around 8 AM, we will start your day trip towards Chefchaouen “The Bleu City” which is a Morocco popular tourist attraction. It is as well a welcoming town situated in the Rif Mountains south of the Mediterranean coastline in The Northwest of Morocco, founded by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa.

If you are looking for a special experience, take this tour to Chefchaouen and wonder through the narrow streets lined with blue houses,  you will feel like walking in the sky.

Chefchaouen is bounded by forests, the most fantastic valleys,  picturesque peaks and gorges.

Upon arrival at the small city, learn about authentic local handicraft witch you cannot find in other cities, such as woven blankets, wool garments, and hats ornamented with glorious colored threads.

Marvel at the great monuments like Plaza Uta Elhammam which is lined with resturants and coffe bars.

This is a peaceful place to enjoy and watch the world go by.

You can also see the kasbah, a greatly restored walled fortress, that now has a beautiful garden, and the Grande Mosque, built in the fifteenth century by the son of the city’s founder, Ali ben Rachid as well as other amazing monuments.

Your guide will explain to you about Moroccan culture and history and he will be glad to answer all questions you might have.

Your tour finishes back to hotel/Riad in Fez.

End of day trip from Fes to Chefchaouen.

Exploring Fes Sightseeing

After breakfast you will begin the tour of the medina with local guide, one of the world’s largest walled in cities. You will explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other art objects of Morocco. A visit to the King Palace, the tanneries, and potters are just a few places you will experience. For lunch you will eat in traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch you will complete the tour.he late afternoon we will take you to a panoramic view in which you can see all the old town of Fes and enjoy the sunset from the top. Return to your Riad in the evening.

Day Trip From Fes To Volubilis, Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, and Meknes

Our day trip to Volubilis and Meknes shall be from your accommodations   in Fes at 9:00am. Then, head out to explore the ancient imperial city of Meknes, known as the “Versailles of Morocco”.

See historical sites such as the impressive ramparts, monumental gates, and the Mausoleum Moulay Ismail.

At its peak of glory, Meknes had over 50 palaces, 20 doors, and a city wall that measured around 45km.

After we head off to visit Volubilis, an areas consisting of impressive and well-preserved Roman ruins, not to mention spectacular mosaics.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the most important Roman sites in North Africa. Volubilis is a partly excavated Roman city in Morocco situated near Meknes. Built in a fertile agricultural area, it was developed from the 3rd century BC onwards as a Phoenician/Carthaginian settlement. It grew rapidly under Roman rule from the 1st century AD onwards and expanded to cover about 40 hectares (100 acres) with a 2.6 km (1.6 mi) circuit of walls. The city gained a number of major public buildings in the 2nd century, including a basilica, temple and triumphal arch. Its prosperity, which was derived principally from olive growing, prompted the construction of many fine town-houses with large mosaic floors.

After, we go to the holy city of Moulay Idriss Zarhoun, perched dramatically against the slope of Mount Zerhon, and immerse yourself in the dramatic landscape of Morocco.

Break for lunch whenever you prefer and at the end of your tour, head back to your Riad or Hotel in Fez.

End of day trip from Fes to Volubilis, Moulay Driss Zarhoun, and Meknes.

  • Departure times :09:00
  • Departs from : Fez ( Your driver will meet you at your riad/hotel ).
  • Service Guarantees : Yes
  • Cost per Adult : contact us
  • Driver speak : English, Spanish, Italian.
  • Child age till 12 : Child price: 50% discount
  • Departs daily : Yes, daily departures guaranteed.
  • Starts & ends in : Fez ( Your hotel if you want).
  • Price Includes : Private Vehicle and proffesional driver.