The fascinating city of Fez is the intellectual and religious centre of Morocco. Founded over a thousand years ago, it has many mosques and medersas (theological colleges), including the ninth-century University of Al-Karaouine, whose architecture is very similar to that seen in Moorish Spain.
Noisy and pungent, hot and cramped, the medina in Fez is one of the largest in the world. In its immense and confusing warren of souks are thousands of craftsmen with their tiny shops opening onto the narrow alleyways. Join one of our Fez tours for a totally absorbing and unique experience.
Fez Adventure Holidays
15 Daysfrom£ 995
Guided Group (Excl. Flights)
Imperial cities, Atlas Mountains, Sahara Desert and the Atlantic coast
This trip included a really good range of experiences in this eclectic country. We feel that we have got to know a bit about how the people of the country live in quite different environments from mountain village to city, desert and seaside. Our guide, Tariq, worked hard at explaining the culture and was keen to show us the many different ways in which Moroccan people live. He encouraged us to explore and shop (and barter!) on our own. There were some long days but they were well planned with coffee stops and visits to places of interest en route. Our group of 16 enjoyed the journeys by coach which was air conditioned and even had wifi available for some of the time. We stayed in a range of hotels, each of which were comfortable and often had something special to appreciate, such as the amazing painted ceilings in the riads.
What an amazing adventure this turned out to be. This 14 day trip covered 1300 miles through different landscapes, stopping off along the way and learning about this diverse country. Fez Medina was like stepping back in time with the narrow streets in the souk lined with stalls and donkeys transporting their wares around them. The tanneries were another glimpse into a bygone age. The Roman town of Volubilis was a revelation and the guide was superb. The Sahara experience is one I’ll never forget. Moving on we stayed at Kasbah Oliver in the High Atlas Mountains and had a glimpse into how remote some villages are. We had a really pleasant hike from Kasbah Oliver along a path used by locals starting in the cool of the morning and an unforgettable experience in the local small hammam. Our holiday happened to coincide with a large music festival in Essaouira which added to our experience, although sadly we were unable to stay in the Medina.
A fast moving adventure, stunning snow capped mountains, un paralleled views and scenery. A camel trek, the Sahara at sunset and sunrise with an overnight in the desert. Tours and histories of the major cities . Be prepared for low overnight temps and hotels with out heating and only Luke warm shower temperatures, and a small bus. Overall an excellent trip. A lovely country with friendly and hospitable people.