With rambling medieval alleyways, the ambient scent of spice and leather, and the constant din of vendors and donkey hooves hitting the cobbles, Fez is a multisensory place to visit. For travelers searching for a fix of atmospheric, old-world Morocco, here’s what you need to know about Fez tours from Casablanca.
- Browse the Fez Medina (Fez el-Bali) and shop in souks where artisans from carpenters to coppersmiths create traditional handcrafted goods.
- Tour the New Town (Fez el-Jdid) and the Fez Mellah (Jewish Quarter), a walled quarter where Fez’s Jewish community once lived.
- Visit top landmarks and attractions including the Royal Palace of Fez (Dar el Makhzen), Bou Jeloud Gardens (Jardin Jnan Sbil), and more.
- Inhale the pungent smells of animal skin and dye, and observe leather-workers at the Chouara tannery.
- Admire exquisite Islamic architecture at the Al-Attarine Madrasa and Kairaouine Mosque.
- Opt for a multi-day excursion from Casablanca and visit both Fez and Chefchaouen, a mountain town known for its photogenic blue buildings.
Things to Know
- Fez is about 183 miles (295 kilometers) from Casablanca. Driving from Casablanca takes about 3 hours 20 minutes.
- Day tours from Fez to Casablanca typically last between 11 and 14 hours.
- Wear comfortable, cushioned shoes—you’ll spend a lot of time exploring the cobbled and car-free Fez-el-Bali on foot.
- Most tours feature free time for lunch or an optional upgrade of lunch at a local restaurant.