Activities

To enhance your stay in the Medieval City, we offer tailor-made activities.

Guided visit of the Medina

A visit of the Medina is a plunge into a medieval labyrinth where the discovery of cultural heritage and the pleasure for shopping become one. The ornate Blue Gate (Bab Boujloud) is starting point for an itinerary rich in monuments…

Ramparts tour

Built years ago in different times, with clay, bricks or rubble, the ancient walls of Fez have several fortified gates allowing entry to the Medina. The tour includes the visit of the gates offering a splendid view of the city from a different angle…

Volubilis – Moulay Idriss – Meknès

The daytrip starts with a drive across a fertile agricultural region to take you to discover the Roman ruins of Volubilis. After spending one hour to admire the ruins of this Roman city, the journey continues towards the holy city of Moulay Idriss. Things to see : the panorama and the round and white minaret, decorated with verses from the Koran in green mosaics. The last step will be Meknès with all its charm and history…

Extras

Option 1 : Golf Escape at Royal Golf of Meknes, a 9-hole course opened in 1969.
This course has lots of character with the original clubhouse and the view of the minarets of the medina.

Option 2 : Horseback Riding
A journey between nature and culture which will lead you through a stunning and varied landscape in the heart of Morocco’s history.

Option 3 : Visit of a Wine Cellar

Middle-Atlas

To get to Ifrane, we drive across the small town of Immouzer, highly visited in summer due to its more moderate climate. You will continue to the surprising Daiet Aoua Lake where you can admire the surrounding hills reflected in its waters… Once in Ifrane, you will like the unusual feel of this town. The road continues towards the ski resorts of Michlifen and Jebel Habri. Then driving south towards Azrou, we make a stopover at the cedar Gouraud. There, we can sometimes see the Monkeys that live in this forest. The trip lasts for half- a-day or more, depending on the time taken to admire the diverse landscapes: forests of green oaks, cedars, cultivated fields on rocky hills, orchards…

Extras

Option 1: Randonnée in the Valley of the Monkeys.
You will walk through the cedars and oaks in the region but also through these beautiful plates at 1700 m altitude.

Option 2: Hiking around the rivers and springs.
The start will take place from the village of Ougmès to 1400 m altitude. After a walk to the river and 10 sources of Sidi Rachid then Almo, visit the set of Ait Taleb Said festival and you will meet nomadic families.

Option 3: Horseback riding – Gallop into the forest and the sources of the Atlas.

Taza & Le Djebel Tazzeka

A town of Berber origin, Taza is the crossing point of Eastern Morocco and Algeria. It flourished under the Merinides who built many mosques and Medersas. The old town is surrounded by impressive ramparts. Taza’s surroundings are very rich in natural sceneries: Ras El Oued Waterfalls, Friouato Cave and the Chiker Cave for certified speleologists or potholers. At about 50 km away, rises Djebel Tazzeka (1980m), in the middle of the National Park with the same name. From the top of this mountain, the view of the Rif and Middle Atlas Mountains is simply breathtaking. A visit to the weekly souks (Oued Amlil on Tuesday and Sidi Abdeljelil on Thursday) is another way to discover this beautiful region…

Sefrou & Bhalil

Founded in the 17th century, Sefrou is a Berber town located at about thirty kilometers from Fez where North meets South. It is valued for its waterfalls and the variety of landscapes that can be admired from Sidi Ali Bousserghine’s sanctuary. Today, Sefrou is an important agricultural center that displays the richness of its crops at every Cherry Festival in June. A few kilometers away, across lovely olive groves, lies Bhalil, famous for its troglodytic houses…

Moulay Yacoub – Thermal Day

Situated at 20 km West of Fez in a quiet green landscape in spring and scenery like desert in summer, this thermal spa is known for its sulfur- rich hot springs recommended in the treatment of rheumatism and skin diseases. Rejuvenation programs are also available…

Gourmet Day

Option 1: Cooking Class
Our chef invites you to share her passion and intelligence in a friendly and warm atmosphere. In the main kitchen of the Riad, the workshops are organized in groups of 2 to 4 people maximum to ensure a personalized welcome and confer sessions cheerfulness sought…

Option 2: Ballade Gourmande in the souks
A guided walking-tour through the alleys and souks of the medina to explore and enjoy the local street food, the secrets of tea, honey, olives, etc …

Option 3: Wine tasting
If you are interested in the knowledge of Moroccan wines, you can enjoy a tasting in our Wine Bar with one of our sommeliers to discover the world of great wines of the Kingdom…

For bookings: reservations@riadfes.com