Day 6: Fez
Wake up to breakfast at the hotel and follow your trip exploring the fascinating city of Fez. Boasting more than 12 centuries of history, as well as a medina that is a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site and the oldest university on the planet, Fez is a multifarious city renowned for the splendor of its faded glory. The medina, Fez el Bali, is a vast network of winding alleys hemmed in by ancient walls. Despite being car-free, the bustle, noise, shouting, and the smells of tanned leather, oriental perfumes, barbecues, and sweet pastries create a sense of movement and vibrancy that draws you deep into its soul. Head to the Bou Anania or Attarine madrasah (entrances to Attarine and Bou Anania included), both of which showcase exquisite central courts. Then see the Quaraouiyine Mosque as well as the Nejjarrine fountain and smell the cedar from the carpenters’ district. The alleys are lined with places of study or prayer such as madrasahs or the magnificent mausoleum of Moulay Idriss Zaouia, the most important saint’s shrine in Morocco. In the afternoon, continue through the rustic narrow streets of the Mellah, the former Jewish district, and head to the outskirts to see the Royal Palace and enjoy the extraordinary panoramic view of the whole city offered by the fortifications of the north. Return to the hotel and end the day with a tasty dinner.
Overnight in Fez.