Fes Fantastic, Heritage Tour
Traverse through 1,300 years of Moroccan heritage as your guide leads you across the most beautiful medina in Morocco. In the beautiful city of Fes, gaze in awe at the exquisite examples of Islamic art and architecture. Walk through the narrow streets flanked on either side by bustling souks occupied by tailors, artists, and traders selling a variety of wares. Saunter past cafes that lead to outdoor markets, the covered bazaar, and quiet squares where you can spot children at play and donkeys at work transporting supplies. The world’s largest car-free urban space and a prominent UNESCO World Heritage site, the medina is where you will find a large number of spectacular mosques, tanneries, and fountains. Accompany your guide into some of the mosques that permit non-Muslims to enter, so you can get a closer look at the intricate stucco and tile work inside. Explore the new medina, the medersa or Islamic educational institute, and the iconic Bab Boujloud or Blue Gate, which is a great place to indulge in people watching! Stop by the picturesque fountain at Place Nejjarine before you make your way to the mellah (Jewish quarter) for a glimpse into the city’s Jewish heritage. Browse through some of the souks of Fes before you decide to call it a day. (Full Day; Time of Day: Morning; Duration: 6 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Moderate; Please note that non-Muslims are not allowed insides many of the mosques.)
Souks And Streetside Flavors Of Fez
Tantalize your taste buds with this exciting street food tour that takes you through the vibrant souks and alleyways of Fes in the company of a gastronomic expert. Check out three different food souks where you will find a variety of traditional Moroccan street food such as dried meats, soups, spicy potato cakes, spicy sardines, milawi, Moroccan bread, olives, and puff pastry. Taste many kinds of wild honey at the honey souk as your expert tells you all about its health benefits and importance in Moroccan cuisine as well as in Islamic culture. Catch a glimpse of traditional cooking methods during your visit to a furnatchi or traditional Moroccan stove, which is also used to heat the water for the communal hammam bath. See a 400-year-old furan or communal oven, and a bakery, before you move on to the world of spices and their various uses, all under the able guidance of your expert. (Half Day; Time of Day: Morning; Duration: 3 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Meal Included: Food samples; Fitness Level: Easy;)
Ancient Ruins Of Meknes & Volublils
Make a trip to Volubilis to see the remnants of an ancient Roman city. Situated near the city of Meknes and dating back to the third century BC, Volubilis has an illustrious past. Explore this historic city that was once the capital of the kingdom of Mauretania and later came to be ruled by the Romans. Look at its many Roman-style structures that have been excavated and restored, making it a UNESCO World Heritage site. Observe the temple and the basilica, the triumphal arch, and the mosaic flooring from excavated structures, among other things. Once you are done walking amid the ruins, visit a local farm for lunch. The dishes will be based on recipes from the first-century Roman cookbook Apicius as well as farm recipes documented by the Roman historian Cato the Elder. On finishing your meal you can head to the sacred town of Moulay Idriss. A prominent pilgrimage center of Morocco, Moulay Idriss also offers picturesque views of the surrounding hilly terrain, providing you with a great setting to end your tour. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Moderate).