This list of best excursions from Fez It will help you complete a trip to one of the most authentic cities in Morocco.
After making all the visits in the labyrinthine and magical Medina of Fez, we recommend you to spend one or two days in knowing some of the jewels of the country that are closer, such as the great Sahara desert or the blue city of Chaouen, to what you can rent a car, use public transport or hire a guided tour in Spanish.
Based on the experience of our trip to Casablanca, Meknes, Volubilis and Fez and upcoming visits, we have made a list of the 5 best excursions from Fez, we are sure, they will not let you down. We start!
1. Desert excursion from Fez
The desert excursion from Fez It is without a doubt, one of the best things to see and do in Fez.
Being able to sleep in an authentic Berber haima in the middle of the mythical Sahara desert watching a starry night, is one of the best traveling experiences you can enjoy in life and in which the rest of the night in the desert, you can travel a part in SUV , climb a dune or watch an incredible sunset over the desert sand.
Keep in mind that Merzouga, one of the most beautiful areas of the Sahara desert, is closer to Fez than Marrakech, although despite that, it still separates more than 7 hours and you will need at least two days to be able to Enjoy this experience.
To get to Merzouga you can rent a car, take a bus with the Supratours or CTM companies or book a guided tour in Spanish.
Keep in mind that if you choose the first two, when you arrive in Merzouga you will have to negotiate and haggle the desert tour with a local agency, so the most comfortable option, when having a trusted agency, is to book one of these Desert excursions from Fez with a guide in Spanish and located among the best valued by travelers visiting this place:
Chaouen or Chefchaouen, called the blue city, is one of the most beautiful places to see in Morocco and one of the best excursions from Fez in one day.
Strolling through the streets of the medina is a real pleasure for photography lovers who try to capture the different shades of blue of the houses in addition to the architectural beauty of this city located at the foot of the Rif mountains where you can try delicious dishes of couscous and tagine, learn from the hospitality of its people and buy some crafts in its varied souks.
To reach Chaouen, located 200 kilometers from Fez, you can take a CTM bus at the Gare Routière Main station that takes 4 hours and costs about 7 euros, take a taxi with a driver, rent a car or share a grand taxi, a vehicle 6-seater that is usually quite uncomfortable.
Another more interesting way to learn more about the history of the city and not miss anything is to book this excursion with a guide in Spanish in which you will be picked up directly at the hotel and you will not have to worry about anything.
5. Excursion to Sefrou, Bhalil, Ifrane and Azrou
A route through the authentic and few tourist Moroccan villages of Sefrou, Bhalil, Ifrane and Azrou, is the latest proposal on this list of essential excursions from Fez.
You can start by Sefrou, located 30 kilometers southeast of Fez, which has an old medina divided by the Agbal riverbed and, above all, beautiful waterfalls. 5 kilometers from Sefrou is Bhalil, a mountain town known for its houses built in caves and for its colorful facades.
After the visit you can follow the route to Ifrane, located 50 kilometers and more than 1600 meters above the altitude of the Middle Alps and which was built by the French as a mountain resort and stands out for its quiet and relaxing atmosphere.
20 kilometers from Ifrane is Azrou, famous for its scepter forest in which the Great Gouraud Cedar stands out, more than 1000 years old and died a few years ago.
The best way to do this route is by renting a car or booking this private tour with a guide in Spanish, perfect for groups of 4 to 10 people.
Map of the best excursions from Fez
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