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  • Fez el Bali medina
  • A spice seller in the medina of Fez makes for a great photo opportunity on all Morocco vacations.
  • The medina in Fez after sunset is a great spot to include on all Fez tours.
  • The tanneries date back at least nine centuries
  • The Blue Gate

The medieval capital of Morocco, Fes is located in the northern part of the country, bordered by the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. One of Morocco’s four imperial cities, Fes is considered the country’s cultural and spiritual centre toi be visited on Morocco vacations.

The city was established in 789 by Idris I who was instrumental in the early Islamization of Morocco. The 9th century witnessed emigration from Andalusia and Tunisia as well as Muslims from the Middle East and North Africa. A Jewish population also settled in their own part of the city called Mellah. The 13th and 14th centuries saw Fes become well-known throughout Europe as a trading centre and as a place of great artistic merit. Early in the 20th century Morocco became a French protectorate and was granted independence in 1956.

The city of Fes is divided into three distinct parts. Fès el-Bali is Old Fes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, listed for being a continuously inhabited medieval city and the best preserved “old city” in the Arab world. Within Fès el-Bali is the legendary medina, a maze of winding alleys and covered bazaars, shops, restaurants, mosques and much more. Fès el-Jdid, located south of the medina, is a 13th century “new town”, while Ville Nouvelle is the city’s modern centre that is very much in the French style.


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Morocco Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Morocco vacations.

Learn about the history and culture of Morocco, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Morocco's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Morocco for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Morocco tours today!


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Fez, Morocco

  • Majestic Morocco: Fez, Merzouga, Marrakech & More

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: One of the world’s best travel bargains, Morocco offers splendid cities and a sweeping history spanning twelve centuries.
    9 Days
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    Private Experiences
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  • Imperial Cities: Casablanca, Fez & Marrakech

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Gain insight into the culture of Morocco as you experience the charm of Marrakech, the spirituality of Fez and the sophistication of Casablanca with deluxe hotels and amazing food.
    8 Days
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    US$ 2,683
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Family Vacations, Private Experiences
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  • Morocco Odyssey

    FIRST-CLASS | SMALL GROUP: Embark on an immersive small group journey through the heart of Morocco, exploring its cities, majestic landscapes, and captivating culture. Venturing to Rabat, Meknes, Fes, Marrakech, the Sahara Desert, and the High Atlas Mountains, you’ll enjoy hands-on experiences, including a sunrise camel ride in the desert, a visit with a Berber family, and many culinary delights.
    12 Days
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    US$ 4,498
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring
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  • Majestic Sights of Morocco

    FIRST-CLASS | SPECIALITY GROUP: Discover the wonder of Morocco on this 11-day group vacation. Immerse yourself in the vibrant blend of African, Arab, and European cultures and outstanding hospitality as you travel from Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, Meknes, Fez, Merzouga, Torda Gorges, Ouarzazate, Marrakech, and more.
    11 Days
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    US$ 2,199
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    Specialty Groups & Events
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