Travel Across Morocco will take to an unforgettable trip through time and history, where you would lose yourself in narrow streets of the 12th century walled maze, as you feel like stepping back into the Middle Ages.
Your Fes Medina Walking Tours starts by picking you up from your Hotel or historic Riad in Fes, then drive towards The Old Medina, the beaten heart of Morocco. The old Medina is a fortified walled city filled with hidden history and marvellous surviving cultures.
We will enter the Medina from its Royal entry, “Bab Boujloud”, “The Blue Gate” where you would admire the stunning architecture and Majestic decoration, made of spectacular marble, and authentic blue Moroccan tiles, which perfectly turn to green at the other side of the gateway. We will take you through the very narrow streets lined with small shops selling the most captivating handicrafts and handmade items, beautifully made to represent the ancient everlasting Moroccan culture.
The Medina is also divided into themed bazaars, or ‘souks’ – meat, spices, leather, carpets; each part is accompanied by distinct sights, sounds and smells. You would certainly find anything in the Medina, from musical instruments and olives to ornate wedding carriages and tiny, sad tortoises. In Fes, Times may be changing, but there’s still a lot of life in these old city walls.
Next on your Fes Medina Walking Tours, we will take you to discover the old “Medrasas” (ancient Islamic Schools), starting by The Karaouine Mosque, the oldest still-functioning university in the world. We will explore together The Nejjarine Marble Fountain, The Bouanania, The Attarine Medersa to get a clear image of the old Islamic education.
Then we will move on our Fes Guided Tours to The Chouwara tanneries, where real leather is being naturally shaped and coloured to give the most mesmerizing leather goods, as bags, purses, jackets wallets and more beautiful items.
At the end of you Medina Guided Tour, we will take you to a fascinating local restaurant to taste the most delicious “Fessi Food”, and then get you back again to your Hotel.