Fez, Morocco | Fabulous Fez

Honi in Morocco

by Honi Gibson

On recommendations from friends I recently travelled to Morocco and I must say, this fascinating country certainly did not disappoint. Morocco itself is a wonderful mixture of culture, architecture, landscapes and food, and visiting the city of Fez ticked all the boxes and then some.

Silks and stringsThe Imperial City of Fez dates back to the 11th century, and with a population of 1 million, it is easy to see why this UNESCO World Heritage-listed city is a must-see on any Moroccan itinerary.Man in Fez

This vibrant, fascinating city awakens all of the senses, nowhere more so than in the main Medina of the old town, known locally as Fes el-Bali. I definitely recommend a tour guide here, as it is easy to get lost as you explore each winding alleyway.

Food in Fez el-BaliTanneries in Fez el-BaliTaking in the different sights, sounds and smells lying around each corner proved an exciting adventure! We did everything from taste the dates at the local fruit stalls, see the leather handicrafts made direct from the local tanneries and learn of ancient herbal remedies from the Berber Pharmacy. All this, topped off with seeing the beautifully decorated mosaics at a 14th century religious college and the local Mosque – the old town certainly had it all.

FezFez2My visit to Fez finished beautifully with a fresh cup of local mint tea. As I sat sipping my tea I reflected on my day, Fez was one of those places you have to see for yourself really and I can assure you I was not disappointed.

You too can enjoy all the sights, sounds, smells & stunning colours of Fez, on one of the following small group tours: Southern Spain & MoroccoSpain, Portugal & Morocco,  Morocco & Kenya and Moroccan Discovery.

6 thoughts on “Fez, Morocco | Fabulous Fez”

  1. Kath Vagg says:

    Essaouira is well worth a visit, on the coast west of Marrakesh, it has a busy & very interesting fishing culture as well as a stunning fortified wall with cannons aimed seawards. Also a vibrant medina as in each town. Good swimming beach & excellent kite surfing south on the coast.

  2. Reginald Wilson says:

    Another one for the bucket list

  3. Lyn says:

    Just wondering the price of Fez and Morocco tour .thankyou

    1. Bunnik Tours says:

      Good morning Lyn,
      We visit Fez and Morocco on a couple of our small group tours. To view the most current prices and available departure dates you can visit the tours here:
      27 Day Spain, Portugal & Morocco tour
      25 Day Spain, Morocco & the High Atlas Mountains

      We also offer two 8 Day Independent Tours of Morocco.
      Imperial Cities of Morocco ex Casablanca
      Imperial Cities of Morocco ex Marrakesh

      Please let us know if you would like any further info or to chat with one of our travel consultants.

  4. Joan McKenzie says:

    Have just returned from Spain, Morocco and the High Atlas Mountains . Can’t get the trip out of my system. Absolutely wonderful in every way —particularly Morocco.and the Atlas Mountains. Thanks again Bunnik

    1. Bunnik Tours says:

      Thanks Joan, great to hear you had a wonderful trip. Some of the Bunnik crew returned from Morocco recently and loved it too!

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