FEZ SHOPPING TOURMeet the artisans of Fes on a guided tour of the medina and learn more about the different arts and crafts that make the imperial city famous. Get the chance to shop at a local co-operative and visit the oldest leather tannery in the world. On Fes shopping guided tour, uncover a new sensation of the real Moroccan Culture, get in touch with the local life and discover the hidden treasures and secrets of the oldest city in Morocco. Lose yourself in the old Medina wandering through the exotic narrow streets, taking a peek behind the walls of the world's oldest Medina as it reveals how residents live, work and shop. Chat with your local city guide about your interest and the ancient history of this fascinating Walled City.
HIGHLIGHTS• Meet the local artisans in the medina of Fes
• Visit a Berber co-operative that makes and sells carpets
• Go to the world's oldest leather tannery
• Explore a pottery workshop at a government run learning center
ITINERARYEnter the medieval medina of Fes and encounter a fantastic variety of goods produced by local craftsmen. Get the chance to visit the world's oldest tannery to see how high quality leather coats, shoes and bags are made without using modern machinery. Learn more about the symbols and color combinations of the decorative carpets and rugs. Hear how they differ according to which Berber tribe produced them. Meet local artisans and marvel at the handmade pottery. See beautiful items crafted from wood and admire the ornate doors of the medina. Visit the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts, located in a restored caravanserai for travelling merchants.
Your shopping tour in Fez starts by picking you up from your beautiful traditional Riad or Hotel, to start wandering through the narrow streets lined with mounds of colorful fragrant spices, intricately woven Berber carpets and many other classical art pieces of Morocco. You will get to see marvelous Mosques as “The Quaraouiyine Mosque”, which founded by Fatima al-Fihri, a woman who had fled her homeland of Tunisia for Morocco, in 859 AD. We would also visit “The Andalusian Mosque” dating back to 860. You can still explore in your fes shopping tourour the richness of history and the glory of the local’s stories, as you walk, you'll learn the history of this old yet contemporary city and its ancient roots. Take in the captivating architecture where you can see squares with exquisite fountains, minarets from the rooftops, textile shops, pottery and ceramic shops, leather goods shop, lamp stores, carpet stores, butchery, aromatic food stands and so much more mysteries to be discovered.
- Additional info Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Spoken languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Italian)
Cancelation policyFlexible: Cancel up to 3 Days in advance for a full refund
- Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle
- English/French-speaking guide
- Entrance fees to historical sites
- Chance to meet professional artisans
- Food and drinks