Ruins of the Basilica, Morocco

Fez, Volubilis and Meknes

The imperial city of Fez has a different feel to Marrakech. With its whitewashed city walls and surrounding landscape of olive groves, it feels more akin to Southern Spain than North Africa.

With a UNESCO World Heritage Medina and with the ancient site of Volubilis plus the imperial cities of Meknes and Rabat nearby it shouldn’t be overlooked.

Small street in Fez medina. Morocco
Fez, Morocco
View of the Basilica, Volubilis, Morocco
Volubilis, Morocco
Palace Gates, Fez, Morocco

About Fez, Volubilis & Meknes

Fez, the capital of Morocco for more than 400 years, has the best-preserved medina in North Africa and the tiny winding alleyways, barely wide enough for a donkey, create interest and excitement at every turn. One of Islam’s greatest cities, it is also one of Morocco’s gems and should not be missed. Remaining almost totally unspoilt, the Heart of Fez is the old city, a maze of alleyways which take you back into the past along with the magnificent palaces of the Fez el-Bali where you see the Royal Palace, the Mellah, the tanneries and souqs.

Whilst here also make time to visit Meknes via the Roman ruins at Volubilis.


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Tanneries, Fez, Morocco, KB

Leather Making

Witness the traditional methods of leather making at the colourful albeit smelly tanneries!

Colourful Babiuches in the Souk, Fes, Morocco

Visit a Souq

Be brave and venture deep into the souq to explore the many quarters, from food to metalwork’s and ceramics.

Terrace, Riad Fes, Fes, Morocco

Stay in a Riad

Stay in one of the many beautiful riads, a sure way to feel immersed in the Moroccan way of life.

Volubilis, Morocco


Visit the ancient site of Volubilis, particularly noted for its superb mosaic floors.

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