Founded in 789 A.D. by Idris I and converted in the kingdom’s capital by his son, Idris II, Fes was from the beginning an important learning and spreading centre of the Islam, as it’s vouched by its religious centres, some of them, like the Kairouyine mosque close to the Karueein University, are some of the oldest mosques of all Africa. Along with the Muslim population, there has always been an important Jew community in the mellah of the city, which unfortunately has drastically decreased its number since the independence of Morocco in 1956. This city has traditionally been famous for its tanneries and for the production of the so-called “Fes hats”. It’s important to visit here the ancient medina or Fes el Bali, UNESCO´s World Heritage, which at the moment holds the record for being the widest pedestrian urban zone of the world. Its rambling and narrow streets will guide us to magnificent places like the el-Qaraouiyyîn mosque, the colourfully tanneries, the Nort Fortress, the es-Sahrij madrasa, its numerous souks and a thousand places more to discover. Outside of the ancient medina we can find places like the Marinid Tombs or the Mellah.
He estado en Marruecos en 4 ocasiones, y quería enseñar este maravilloso país a mis padres. La gente de AfricaAventuras preparó el viaje perfecto. La ruta muy bien elegida, los hoteles fantásticos, el desierto inolvidable... y siempre tratados como de la familia por Youness, Yussef y Luis. Moltes gràcies per tot. Fins aviat!
La verdad es que es dificil destacar algo de nuestro viaje a marruecos porque ahi que ir para descubrir todos los lugares diferentes que puedes encontrar. Toda la hospitalidad y amabilidad de sus gentes. Gracias a todos en especial a Jonas, Hasan etc, etc que hicieron de nuestro viaje una experiencia inolvidable. Por supuesto volveremos. Gracias por todo.
Quando parti para Marrocos fui sem programa definido. Até que um azar se converteu numa descoberta. Um problema mecânico fez com que me cruzasse com o Yunes. Foram uns dias especiais, sempre bem acompanhado por este irmão do deserto. A atenção e o cuidado dispensados são uma constante. Obrigado por uns dias tão especiais! Até breve!:-)
I am absolutely amazed with the treatment received by Africa Aventura during our stay in Morocco. Yunes has been not only a tour guide, but also a storyteller (he is an open book, you can talk with him of whatever you want to know), a waiter, a photographer, a mediator, a 24 hours personal assistant and a long etc. From the first day till the last one, he has accompanied us at every moment: In hotels: he has kept abreast of every detail, from reception, when he helped us to bring the luggage to the bedroom, to show us how to switch the air conditioned on, or even to give us towels at the swimming pool when we realized we had forgotten them. At meals: Yunes seated with us (we invited him to do so) like one more, but he was not relaxed like us because he was checking out that absolutely everything was perfect. If you needed something and the waiter was not close to asking for it, he stopped eating to bring you that thing. I remember when there were crepes to have for dessert and they were so delicious that I wanted to repeat. Then he gave me his. By the way, were couldn’t believe it when he took us to his own house where her mother cooked for us during the whole morning (the best cous-cous I have ever tried for sure). During transfers: Yunes came with us in our cars (we didn’t rent any) and he guided the route while explaining what the landscape offered. Also how people dressed, the differences between one looks and others, etc., etc. During activities: He organized everything too. He stayed even until the party in haimas reached his end just to make sure everything was okay (actually he was really tired because he wakes up at 4:30am to pray and then he never stops, but even that, he is always the last one lying down). At the time of purchases: Yunes took us to very good places, not only for the quality, but also taking in to account to whom the money was destined. To give an example, we saw many scarves shops, but he recommended us to buy them to a woman and her daughters, who started a kind of project to help the women involved. In definitely, Yunes has been the most incredible trip partner (I cannot say guide, it would not be fair) I have ever known. And now, I am sure I can say that a new friend has come into my life. Thank you Yunes, this trip without you wouldn’t be absolutely the same… Don’t ever change! You’re incredible!