1 day trip in Fes

Fes, also known as Fez, is a vibrant and historic city in Morocco, renowned for its medieval architecture, ancient medina, and rich cultural heritage. If you’re planning a 1 day trip to Fes, here is a suggested itinerary to make the most of your time:

1 day Excursion in Fes

9:00 AM:

Start your day by exploring the UNESCO-listed Fes el-Bali, the oldest part of the city and home to the famous medina. Begin at Bab Boujloud, the Blue Gate, and enter the bustling medina. Get lost in the narrow labyrinthine streets, admiring the intricate architecture, vibrant markets, and lively atmosphere. Take your time to explore the various souks (markets) selling a wide range of goods, including leather products, textiles, spices, and traditional handicrafts.

11:00 AM:

Visit the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University, one of the oldest continuously functioning universities in the world. While non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the mosque itself, you can admire its beautiful exterior and explore the surrounding area.

12:00 PM:

Enjoy a traditional Moroccan lunch at one of the local restaurants in the medina. Sample delicious dishes such as tagine, couscous, or pastilla, and savor the unique flavors of Moroccan cuisine.

1:30 PM:

Visit the Bou Inania Madrasa, a stunning Islamic school known for its intricate tilework and woodcarvings. Take a moment to appreciate the exquisite craftsmanship and peaceful ambiance of this historical site.

2:30 PM:

Head to the Chouara Tannery, one of the iconic sights of Fes. Witness the traditional leather-dyeing process that has been practiced for centuries. You can observe the workers treating and dyeing the animal hides in large vats and enjoy panoramic views of the tannery from the surrounding rooftop shops.

3:30 PM:

Take a short walk to the Dar Batha Museum, housed in a former palace. The museum exhibits a collection of traditional Moroccan arts and crafts, including ceramics, textiles, and woodwork. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the local culture and artistic heritage.

4:30 PM:

Visit the Merenid Tombs, located on a hill overlooking the city. Enjoy panoramic views of Fes and take in the breathtaking sight of the sunset casting golden hues over the medina.

6:00 PM:

End your day with a relaxing visit to a traditional Moroccan hammam (public bathhouse) for a rejuvenating experience. You can enjoy a steam bath and indulge in a scrub and massage to unwind after a day of exploration.

7:30 PM:

Wrap up your day trip with a delicious dinner at one of the local restaurants, savoring the flavors of Moroccan cuisine. Consider trying a traditional dish like pastilla or a hearty tagine.

Fes offers a wealth of history, culture, and architectural marvels, and this itinerary allows you to experience the highlights of the city in a day. Keep in mind that Fes has much more to offer, and if time permits, consider extending your stay to fully immerse yourself in its rich heritage and unique charm.


If you wish to change this tour, let us know your ideas and travel schedules so we can make a program that satisfies your needs. Inquire with us for additional details.


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