As you arrive at Tangier Port, you will meet your guide to begin your spiritual journey to Fez, stopping along the way at differment noteworthy landmarks. Start you trip by visiting Volubilis, the ancient Roman city. Volubilis was the capital of Roman department of Mauritania Tingitana which the actual Morocco. Volubilis is impressively well preserved and the genius of Roman urbanism is still intact. The two central integral streets in every Roman Castrum, the Cardo and Decumanus, are prominent. The Cardo is the boulevard which runs north-south and the Decumanus, east-west. The intersection of the two is the heart of every roman city. There you will find the ruins of the ancient forum.
Not far from this site you will encounter the venerated citadel of Moulay Idriss, this citadel is considered to be both the cradle of Islam. The city was created primarily for the indigenous population that migrated with MoulayIdris from the Middle East. Next will be Meknes, a 17th Century city built by Moulay Ismail to rival Fez. It is also considered to be the Versailles of Morocco.
Later you will reach your destination, the ninth century city of Fez. After Maghrib prayer, you will get a taste of the greatest mystical outpost. You will visit the sights on the outside of ancient walled city, including the ramparts, the gates, and the Borjs (Moorish Forts).
The most ancient of the imperial capitals and the most complete medieval city of the Islamic world, Fez is reminiscent of a city suspended in time, unfazed by the constantly evolving world outsides of its walls. Fez owes nothing to the Western world, save electricity.
Time spent in Fez will reveal much about the intellectual and spiritual stature of this lively Islamic center providing an unparalleled learning experience to those who cross its path. Your morning will be spent visiting the Medina mosques, Medersas, maqams and zaouias Sufi learning places. Our specialized Muslim guide will take you on a historic discovery of the city of Fez for a full day walking the narrow streets of this ancient city of mystics and stoics.
At the Mernides hill overlooking the City you will enjoy the best panoramic view on the old walled Medina, brimful with its countless minarets to call for the prayers in a city that has responded to these calls for 12 centuries. Fez has preserved its Medina as it was centuries ago. Not even a bicycle is able to be used as tool of transportation. Only donkeys, mules and horses are able to help moving all what the city produces and needs as supplies.
Your walking tour of Fes will lead you to souks and squares reserved for differernt guilds for its activities. From there, you will wind your way to the Sgha square which will lead you to Attarine Medersa and well preserved maqam of Moulay Idriss, the founder of Fez. Next to it, you will visit the Nejjarine square with its famous fountain, its guild of carpentry and the museum of folk arts at the Nejjarine Fondouk.
You will stop atthe great Mosque - university of Al Quarrawiyyine to visit and pray. You will break for your halal lunch then continue exploring the marvels of Fez Medina. You will end your walk at a local Fez family will host you for traditional mint tea in their home. Finally, you will return to your hotel for dinner and other accommodations.
Travel to Chefchaouen in the morning to visit this Mountains white town considered to be one of most authentic and picturesque in the whole Mediterranean bassin. Enjoy lunch in this small town that was forbiden to non-Muslims. Continue to Tangier to catch your afternoon ferry back to Tarifa.