Day trip from Casablanca to Fes
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).
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What’s the best time to travel to Morocco?
actually, Morocco is perfect for travel all year. the best time to visit the Sahara desert is The spring season that runs from March to May it is the best time to visit the desert of Morocco so that this period is characterized by moderate and beautiful weather, and Morocco knows calm rains and warm weather and is comfortable for tourism and enjoy its beauty, in this period you can visit all the cities of Morocco from the north To the south, especially in the month of May, which gives you the freedom to choose the region you want to spend the holiday. in the summer the weather is very hot in the Desert of Morocco, so you will want warm weather here on the Atlantic coast.
What Gifts and Memories can you return from morocco?
As soon as you start walking in Morocco, you will think about which souvenir to buy for yourself or for the people you love. The worry, believe it, you will be spoiled for choice. Here are some tips to help you.
Handcrafted terracotta pottery.
Wherever you go in the country, there will be shops selling handcrafted pottery items. Moroccans still use it today: they prepare their food in tagines, on terracotta braziers, and think that a real Moroccan couscous can only be served in a clay dish. You will find ashtrays, tagines-salad bowls-salt shakers, etc. There will be all sizes but the smallest are the most practical and often more affordable, The best pottery in the country comes from the city of Safi.
Clothes, hairstyles, and slippers.
Moroccan clothes are original and distinguished, Sellers usually wear them, You will be offered djellabas-Trousers-tunics of different cuts and fabrics, embroidered or without patterns. You’ll notice that the style differs from region to region. The gandouras would be a better option: there are for men and women, take the color that speaks to you, it is elegant, comfortable, and light. Don’t forget to take the slippers that go with it, you can always use them as slippers at home. Typical Moroccan slippers are made entirely of leather, so avoid those with plastic soles.
what is the currency of Morocco?
The official currency in circulation, which is used in the Kingdom of Morocco, is the currency of the Moroccan dirham, and it can be abbreviated as (MAD), and it is also the currency that is circulated in the Western Sahara region, and one dirham is made of one hundred divisions of the denomination of sub-denomination of sub The responsibility for the issuance and circulation of the currency in Morocco with its different classes and varieties (paper and metal) by the Moroccan Central Bank, and given the Moroccan currency price against the dollar, the US dollar is equivalent to the value of 9.6560 of the dirham for one dirham, according to the exchange rate for the dirham Two thousand and nineteen.
are the lunches included in Our private Tour?
the lunches don’t include in all our tours, There will be plenty of cafes on the way to the Sahara desert where to stop for lunch. Please feel free to choose on your own, or follow your driver’s recommendation if you wish.
Is it safe to travel to Morocco?
yes, Morocco is one of the safest countries in the world, you won’t afraid about anything Morocco will make you happy.
what kind of clothes are in Morocco?
Moroccan traditional dress is the group of traditional and popular garments that Moroccans have preserved and still preserved for centuries, as it is evident that they cling to various traditional garments, especially in weddings and religious occasions, whether old or young, male or female. There is no doubt that the traditional costume is an integral part of the heritage, and heritage is one of the essential elements for the construction of civilization, it is necessary for the development of civilization, as the traditional costume is a tool for defining nations and a symbol for their distinctiveness and uniqueness and is the best witness to the degree of their awareness and the diversity of successive civilizations.
Can I customize my trip?
yes, you can do it, Contact us and tell us where will you start and end, Our team will help you with your request.
What are popular dishes in Morocco?
The Kingdom of Morocco, like other countries in the region, is characterized by many of its popular dishes or those that were the product of pollination of some civilizations whose name has long been associated with the Kingdom’s name. In this report, we will know the most prominent of these dishes that Moroccans excelled in cooking.
Couscous … the food that is not missing from the table.
Morocco is famous for its barbarian couscous food, which dates back to the time of BC. Couscous is divided into two types in the kingdom: couscous with vegetables or “seven vegetables” as Moroccans like to call it, while the second type is couscous “with raisins” or “with enough” depending on the region, and is considered Couscous is the main dish on Friday, and you can only find it on the lunch table.
“Tangia” .. Marrakech food.
No one can visit the city of “Marrakech” unless it is eaten from the “Tangia” dish of the famous Jamaâ El Fna Square. This dish, which the city of “Red City” is famous for, consists of veal, ghee, olive oil, and free saffron filaments, in addition to spices. Moroccan and water.
It is the most famous traditional Moroccan dish besides couscous, which comes from the Arab Maghreb and especially Morocco, and this dish is also very common in Algeria and Tunisia, but according to many studies it is of Berber origin.
How can I access the Internet in Morocco?
The main networks operating in Morocco are Maroc Telecom, Orange, Inwi. It is quite simple to purchase a prepaid SIM card at the airport or tobacco stands in the cities provided your smartphone is unlocked. Or you can get wifi at a restaurant or cafe.
Can I visit the Sahara Desert in the summer?
Many clients request a tour of the Sahara during the months of June, July, August, and early September. If Morocco is on your agenda for your summer vacation. Do so, our vehicles will be equipped with air conditioning during your visit, including your room in each hotel. Regarding the camel trek in the Sahara, we start this activity very late, where the weather is cooler.
Do I need medication for my trip to Morocco?
You can bring it (Imodium) in case of diarrhea, you never know how your body system will react to new foods from different waters.
Can I travel with my children to visit Morocco?
Insurance! Traveling is the perfect way to open up a child’s world to possibilities and wonders. Strong experiences lead to new interests, and exposure to different cultures, languages, and environments helps today’s children to become the responsible and balanced adults of tomorrow. If you are traveling in a spacious, air-conditioned luxury car, you will have a special tour with fewer hours of driving in the vehicle, including many stops throughout the Morocco tour.
How should I dress in Morocco?
Morocco is becoming more modern than before, most of the country is used to tourists. In general, a woman traveling to Morocco should wear long skirts and dresses, jeans or pants.
What is the average tip in Morocco?
Although tipping is not compulsory in Morocco, rounding off the bill and tipping in restaurants and cafes is common practice. If you are happy with the service provided by the waiters, drivers, and other service employees, leaving a small tip of “20 DH” is a good way to show your appreciation.
the price includes how many persons you’re
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 of 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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What's not included:
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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 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, 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, 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.
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