Our 3 hours journey in uncovering the mystics that surround this saint city of Fez starts at an already appointed time. It is the spiritual and intellectual capital of Morocco. It is the pumping heart of the Moroccan civilization. As the biggest urban car-free zone in the world, the UNESCO considers it a world heritage. Its Ancient medina is a massive labyrinth of dusty alleys dating back to the 8th century. The sumptuous houses and palaces that cuddle inside its surrounding walls gives an unforgettable time journey that surpasses space. The hectic markets offers a variety of shopping options that once were carried across the desert from India. The medieval urban maze of its ancient medina offers a strong proof of what humanity can achieve collectively. We will discover the recently restored leather tanneries with is century old techniques of making leather. The Foundouk Nejjarine and wood working museum and the Dar el-Magana water clock are the sites that once made fez an industrial capital during its glory times. We will visit the Foundouk Nejjarine and its square to get a grasp of those glorious days. The hilltop Merinid Tombs gives a surreal panoramic view over the whole medina. The serene Bou Inania Koranic School and the Qaraouine University, the oldest university in the world, are the major schools that make Fez an intellectual capital alongside the modern Universities in the new city. The Qaraouine University is among our stops during our 3 hours tour. We will see how a woman from the medieval ages provided this whole city a whole fortune to build its first University. This woman is called Fatima AlFihria, and she built the Qaraouine University and named it after her hometown, AlQayraouan, in Tunisia. We will also visit The Moulay Idriss II Mausoleum. It is the pumping heart of Moroccan spirituality. As the centre of the Moroccan handicraft industry, Fez is also the perfect place to do some souvenir shopping. Scarves, leather goods, carpets, spices, metal goods, pottery, etc., Fez has it all as it did for over a millennia now. Our time journey finishes when we take the highway to get you back to Meknes before dinnertime. Overnight in our cosy Riad/Hotel.
Fez Guided Tour