Day trip from Casablanca to Fes
Fes Day Trip from Casablanca / Casablanca to Fes full-day trip
Our Best Day trip from Casablanca to Fes is great for those who wish to explore Unesco medina with the best places. This full-day tour of Fes will start from your hotel and finish the same day. We explore the main sights with a local experienced guide.
Enjoy the trip to Fez where we explore the secrets of this enchanting city, the spiritual and intellectual capital of medieval Morocco which is full of winding alleys and wonderful architecture. Visit the Attarine, Bou Inania Medersa, Nejjarine Fountain, Moulay Idriss Mausoleum & the Karaouine Mosque.
In its heyday, Fes attracted academics and philosophers, mathematicians and lawyers, astronomers, and theologians. Craftsmen built houses and palaces for them, kings endowed mosques and madrasas (religious schools), and merchants offered exotic goods from the Silk and Sub-Saharan trade routes. Although Fez lost its influence at the start of the 19th century, it remains an extremely self-confident city whose cultural and spiritual lineage appeals to visitors. Some of the medieval remains of the world’s largest car-free urban area: donkeys haul goods through the lane burrows, and although pockets still remain in ruins, the government’s efforts to restore the city are paying off.
About 90,000 people still live in the medina of Fez. It may appear that you are in a state of perpetual pandemonium; some visitors fall in love instantly and others recoil in horror. But its charms are numerous. Seemingly dead ends lead to plazas with exquisite fountains and streets lined with aromatic food stalls, rooftops reveal a sea of minarets and curved doors reveal tireless craftsmen.
Bab Bou Jeloud
The name Bou Jeloud dates from long before the existence of the current gate. According to one account, the name is a vernacular corruption of the expression Abu al-Junud (“Father of the troops”), which refers to a parade ground or a military square, in this case, the large square known as the name of Place Bou Jeloud (now also called Place el-Baghdadi) just west of the gate. It is located near the site of what was once one of the main castles of Fez el-Bali, the Kasbah Bou Djelloud, as well as near the Kasbah of the Nouar.
The ancient gate of Bab Bou Jeloud was a simple and unassuming gate that may have dated primarily from the 12th century. It gave direct access to the start of Tala’a Kebira, the main street of the souk that crosses the Medina and leads to the mosque and Qarawiyyin University in the heart of the city. The gate corridor was placed at a perpendicular angle to a large sort and parallel to the city wall, which means that a large sort entered from the side. This type of configuration was quite common in the old gates of Moroccan cities, as it facilitated defense and access control. This original door is still visible to the left of the current monumental door (seen from the outside).
Full Day trip from Casablanca to Fes Highlights:
- Take advantage of a private visit to the city of Fez and explore essential places: the medina of Fez (historic center), the new city, and the royal district.
- Visit the old medina of Fez or Fez El Bali: the historic center of Fez.
- Visit the El-Qaraouiyyîn Mosque and discover one of the oldest universities in the world.
- Go to Chouara, the tanners’ district in Fez.
- visit the Merinid Tombs in the royal quarter.
- Duration: 1 day
- Departure time: Around 8H30 in the morning
- Starting point: Your hotel/riad in Casablanca
- Ending point: Your hotel/riad in Casablanca
Full Day trip from Casablanca to Fes Itinerary
Your local driver will pick you up from your hotel in Casablanca and transfer you to Fez, where you will be greeted by your English-speaking guide Fez for a full-day tour of this beautiful medieval city. This tour will make you discover the old part of the city of Fez (Medinat Al Qadima), where you can visit the Bou Inania madrasa and the charming Nejjarine fountain, the oldest fountain in Fez, hidden in the labyrinth of winding alleys of the old town and exterior of the Karaouine mosque.
Stroll through the souks of Fez, which house workshops of master craftsmen in aesthetics. Without forgetting the visit to the henna souk on a beautiful square. There you will find several restaurants for lunch. During your visit, you will also explore the Bou Inania Madrasah, Al Attarine Madrasah, Nejjarine Fountain, and El-Qaraouiyyîn Mosque. The latter has played a unique role in Islamic history, as its adjacent university has become one of the main spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim world.
After that, you will visit Foundouk Nejjarine, which houses the museum of woodworking arts and crafts, and you will find yourself in Chouara, the tanning district of Fez to learn about the different stages and processes of leather processing. Finally, you will visit the Marinid tombs at the top of the city: the view over Fez and the Sebou Valley is impressive.
Until the end of the night, we will return to Casablanca, where our driver will take you to your accommodation in Casablanca, ending the tour and thank you for exploring the best destinations in Casablanca with your Marrakech Tour Company, the best agency to travel to Morocco. full-day trip from Casablanca, excursions, and adventure activities from Casablanca.
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Day trip from Casablanca to Fes Reviews
Full-Day Private Tour to Fes from Casablanca
Our very organized and knowledgeable tour guide, Said, and very helpful guide with driver Hassan made this day’s trip enjoyable despite a very long day. We were able to see all the main tourist attractions due to time constraints. Lunch was delicious too. I really recommend Idriss and Samid if you plan to visit these places in Morocco.
Day Tour To Fez From Casablanca
The day started on time with Saïd who picked us up at the Four Seasons hotel. Impeccable and professional attire. We were very courteous, friendly, and professional. We stopped for breakfast and Said is helping us by ordering our food and cleaning the table as there was no room in the restaurant. Very busy, but we had breakfast on time. The trip was very entertaining as Said speaks different languages. Once in Fez, we met Mr. Ahmed. A tourist guide to the region. We visit several important sites in Fez, the medina, the tannery, the boats, and the madrasa. It was a busy day but it was worth it. It is important to travel with someone who knows Morocco. I highly recommend Said and Mr. Ahmed without hesitation. I would do it again. Tip: Bring comfortable shoes, expect a lot of walking, and history, but the most important thing is to keep an open mind and discover the treasures of Fez with Saïd and Mr. Ahmed. We return to Casablanca with Saïd in time to catch our train to Marrakech! Until next time, Masallama Said, Mr. Ahmed, Fez, and Casablanca, we will be back!
Fes Private Day Trip From Casablanca
Hassan, our driver for the day, picked us up from our hotel at the scheduled time. We stopped for breakfast and continued on to Fez to meet our guide, Ahmed. From the moment he got into the minibus (equipped with wifi), it was just a flood of knowledge and anecdotes about every corner of Fez. Ahmed had devised a fantastic route to see even the hidden gems of the medina, and I have to admit it was fantastic! This visit was as informative as it was entertaining. Job well done Ahmed. And then Hassan took us safe and sound to Casablanca. Thank you, guys, very professional and polite.
One-Day Trip From Casablanca To Fes
Each imperial city of Fez has its own distinctive and unique characteristics, such as its medina (old, new, and modern). It is the center of Moroccan crafts and leather. Driver Hassan is a nice and friendly person. He drives carefully. The car used was clean and with good air conditioning. The tour guide Said was friendly and very knowledgeable about the history and culture of Fez.