Fez is not a destination it's a feeling ...
FIVE NIGHTS FEZ ADVENTURE
2020 or 2021
personally curated for you by Julie Stafford
If Morocco has always been a travel destination on your mind and you're wondering where to start, or perhaps you've already tasted some of Morocco and you're looking to broaden your experiences in this ancient land of beauty, exotic and mystical, please register your interest below.
Julie has vast travel experiences, having traveled more than 12,500km across Morocco.
She can plan a spectacular travel experience for you.
Your travel in Morocco will be delivered by the incomparable team at
Luxury Tours Morocco.
Your every need is their priority.
They have built solid relationships with only the best accommodations, restaurants and internal travel providers in Morocco so your Morocco experience is always unique and exceptional.
Fez is a favorite city for Julie. Her personally curated adventure will make it your favorite too.
FIVE NIGHTS FEZ ADVENTURE
is suitable for the solo woman traveler, couples, mother and daughters, girlfriend getaways, and small groups.
You will stay in luxurious accommodation in Fez for five nights where you'll only need to unpack your suitcase once.
FIVE NIGHTS FEZ ADVENTURE by Julie Stafford
Arrive and settle into your luxurious accommodation. Perched high on Ziat Hill, in Fez - Morocco's second largest city - overlooking one of the most preserved Medinas in the Arab-Muslim World, a hotel of serious, sophisticated difference sits, as royalty sits. If position is everything, then Palais Faraj Suites and Spa Hotel scores beyond anyone's measure. Relax with traditional mint tea and Moroccan pastries. Take a leisurely tour of the meticulously restored Palais Faraj - your home for the next 5 nights. Its architecture will astound. Its African art collection will captivate. Treat yourself to a Hamman experience at the hotel or be adventurous and go for a saunter in the Medina of Fès el-Bali (Old Fez).
When you return, take a cocktail in the hotel’s Le Salon Bar. Enjoy the view over the oldest Medina in the world as the sun sets on the rooftops of an ancient civilization.
Take dinner at the Palais's renowned gastronomic restaurant L'Amandier and ready yourself for an exciting Fez program of activities.
After a leisurely breakfast you'll explore the Medina of Fès el-Bali (Old Fez) with your expert local guides. The labyrinth of narrow lanes and covered bazaars of food and spices, crafts and wares, and the colliding cultures of the locals in their traditional costume with tourists in western dress, side-stepping men talking on mobile phones while steering donkeys (which remains the main form of traffic in the Medina) is at first a sensory overload. Mosque minarets compete with satellite dishes for sky space. Old and new constantly crash together and rather than overwhelming you, you'll find yourself constantly surprised when blind alleys lead to squares with exquisite fountains, filled with the rhythmic hammer-music of copper beaters. In the afternoon take a cultural and heritage excursion to familiarize yourself with one of the oldest and most colorful civilizations.
Pre-dinner drinks in the hotel's Le Salon Bar and dinner at L'Amandier or a local restaurant.
We rise with the sun over the Medina. After breakfast we’re on the road to explore an otherworldly small city burrowed in Morocco’s Rif Mountains in the north. Founded in 1471, Chefchaouen served as a Moorish fortress for exiles from Spain. Over the centuries, the city grew and became a hub for Jews and Christian converts alike. But the city is best recognized for its powder-blue buildings that mirror the cloudless Moroccan sky. Jewish teachings suggest that by dyeing thread with tekhelel (an ancient natural dye) and weaving it into prayer shawls, people would be reminded of God’s power. The tradition means buildings are regularly repainted blue. Today, Chefchaouen is a rich cultural collective of Berber tribes’ people, Muslims and Jews, along with descendants of the Moorish exiles from Spain, from 1400s. Berber tribes people can be seen wearing distinctive cotton clothing paired with woven hats decorated with brightly colored threads. Stepping back in time, into another world we brave Chefchaouen’s charming Medina. Beware the bargains and prepare to haggle. What will your bounty be? Brass teapots, ceramics and handmade Tagine clay pots, decorated with delicate artistry; silver plates and jewelry; shawls and blankets made from sheep’s wool or camel hair; handwoven blankets and shawls or Aztec-patterned bags and Moroccan slippers? At a traditional local restaurant, we’ll try the town’s signature Tagines: a typical Moroccan-style dish made with fish, vegetables, a combination of the warmest, aromatic spices and oil served on a bed of fluffy couscous. Dinner at your hotel.
After our long day on the road yesterday you get to sleep in. After late breakfast, visit the ceramics factories & famous tanneries. The Souk is home to three ancient leather tanneries, the largest and oldest being the Chouara Tannery, which is almost a thousand years old. The Luxury Tours Morocco team can organize to have any purchases shipped to your home address. Julie recommends a Haman & Spa afternoon. Reading out on the terrace before cocktails.
Luxury Tours Morocco will offer you other activities that you might like to ad on to your program in Fez.
Dinner at your hotel or at a local restaurant.
Another early rise today. After breakfast, we drive to the city of Meknes. Driving through lush countryside of olive and citrus trees we are looking for old Roman ruins in Volubilis and the traditions of Fantasia. We stop for a country lunch and visit the Valley of Oued Bou Fekrane and the French built ville nouvelle in the east before we return for our final night at Palais Faraj for dinner and local musicians. If you are a wine buff we could even stop at one of Morocco's renowned wineries up here in the north.
After breakfast, we bid fond farewells wondering taking the memories of Fez home with us in our hearts.
Depart or stay longer.
Why not add FIVE NIGHTS IN THE SAHARA ADVENTURE to your time in Morocco and travel deeper into Morocco's heart. Stay in luxury desert tents to experience sunrises and sunsets and a trillion stars in the bliss of desert silence close by the largest sand dune in Morocco - Erg Chebbi - before driving over the spectacular High Atlas Mountains and arriving in Marrakesh.