Located in the north of the country, Fes is the perfect base for desert trips and the Imperial Cities.
It is in Fes that you find the largest medina in the country, this being one of the nine sites in Morocco that are classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The most famous sights in Fes are the Medina of Fes, Glaoui Palace, Al-Attarine Madrasa, Bou Inania Medersa, Bab Bou Jeloud, Merinid Tombs, and the Moulay Abdellah Quarter.
In the city of Fes, you will find a combination of architectural elements of high historical value, an environment that takes us to the essence of Moroccan culture, great restaurants, and markets full of color and aromas.
Many people travel to Morocco through the Fes Saiss International Airport (IATA: FEZ, ICAO: GMFF), being this city of the most important tourism hubs in the country. Fes is the perfect place to start one of our Fes Holiday Packages.
- Our tours departing from Fes are basically desert tours or imperial cities tours, or, the combination of both thematics.
Desert Tours departing from Fes
- 4-Day Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech
- 3-Day Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech
- 7-Day Desert Tour from Fes
- 6-Day Desert Tour from Fes
- 5-Day Desert Tour from Fes
- 4-Day Desert Tour from Fes
Imperial Cities Tours departing from Fes
- 9-Day Imperial Cities Tour from Fes
- 8-Day Imperial Cities Tour from Fes
- 7-Day Imperial Cities Tour from Fes
- 6-Day Imperial Cities Tour from Fes
Desert and Imperial Cities Tours departing from Fes
- 10-Day Desert and Imperial Cities Tour from Fes
- 9-Day Desert and Imperial Cities Tour from Fes
- 8-Day Desert and Imperial Cities Tour from Fes
- 7-Day Desert and Imperial Cities Tour from Fes
Fes City Guide
Visiting Fes is to find treasures of the ancient Moroccan civilization, one of them is the oldest university in the world (University of al-Qarawiyyin) and another example is the amazing Fes Medina that includes many historical sites and an incredible maze of streets, inside its walls of this labyrinth of ancient markets.
The city of Fes is located in the north of the country and is one of the four imperial cities of Morocco. The city was founded in the 8th century and the old town was nominated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The cultural contribution and the spirit of Morocco provided by the streets of Fes seduce all travelers.
What is the best time to travel to Fes
Fes can be visited all year round.
However, spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) are definitely the most optimal seasons of the year to visit Fes.
The climate is more pleasant in those months since summer can be very a bit hot to walk and enjoy the streets and winter will be cold.
Of course, if you don’t mind the heat and if you enjoy the warm feeling of the sun’s rays on your skin, then Fes is the ideal place for you.
What to see in Fes
Medina of Fes » The Medina is divided into two areas: Fes el Bali from the 8th century surrounded by walls and Fes el Jdid the area known as the “new city” from the 13th century. Both areas maintain their traditional charm and offer many historical sites to explore. The hustle and bustle of the markets within the Medina create a unique atmosphere that will make you embrace Moroccan culture before you even realize it.
Medersa Bou Inania » The 14th century Medersa Bou Inania is a masterpiece of Islamic art with intricate style. Its carved cedar wood decorations, dazzling tiles, ornate stucco, and Arabic inscriptions place it in one of the most cherished places in Morocco.
Fes leather tanneries » If you decide to visit the Fes tanneries on your own, keep in mind that their location on the map is not a problem, but finding your way through the Medina can be difficult. There are several tanneries in Fes, but the best known is Chouara. It is one of the main tourist attractions in Fes.
The University of al-Qarawiyyin » The importance of this place is due to the fact that this was the first university in the world to grant degrees. Additionally, there is one of the largest mosques in Africa and the oldest existing one, in continuous operation.
Merenid Tombs » Don’t miss the magnificent view of Fes from the Merenid Tombs. These 14th-century tombs are a great place to relax. You will only have to walk a small hill and enjoy the panoramic views of Fes.