Is it safe for wemens to visit Marocco? especially Fes and Casablanca
Hello VT Members,
We, three girls and a guy, will be traveling to Fes, Morocco from november 5th till november 12th. We're going to Fes for an art project and we want to learn about the crafts, traditions and customs of this city and Morocco.
We would really like to get in contact with some people who live in Fes and would like to guide us around and tell us about the city.
But also information and recommendations from people who have been to Fes are really helpfull!
We hope to hear from you and hopefully meet some of you in Fes!
Inge, Esther, Tom and Marit
Hi we are two Australian women (wrong side or 50) who would love to have a henna design done. However, I am not too keen on having one done on my hands/arms and would prefer shoulder. Can you recommend somewhere or someone who could come to our riad perhaps. What sort of prices would we be looking at?
Can you buy fabric in Fez or Marrakech and get it made up into something quickly. Can you buy larger sizes?
My wife and I are visiting Fes for the first time in July. We are looking for a recommendation for a good English speaking guide to show us around Fes for 1/2 to 1 day. Thanks
Hi everyone, I'm a 22 chilean girl currently living in the UK. I will be on holiday from May 29th to June 1st in Morocco and I have no mate to travel with. Does anybody would like to join me?
My flights are to and from Fes I but have no plans so far, not even booked a hostel yet.
Btw, does anyone have suggetions about hostels? and, a last question: Is it possible to stay the night at Saiss airport?
I am planning a trip to Fes (late November).Staying in the town for a night. Then myself and my girlfriend will be travelling to Chefchaouen (hopefully by taxi) for a few nights.Then back to Fes for the return flight .Whistlestop I know !
Do any regular travellers have any contacts with taxi owners ? This would be greatly appreciated. It would also allow a return journey to be booked with confidence.
My husband and I will be in Fes from February 1-4, and are celebrating his 30th birthday on February 2!
This will be close to the beginning of our time in Morocco and we have never been there before. We will be in Morocco for two weeks total, including Marrakech, Sahara Desert overnight, and Chefchaouen.
I'd like to do something special on his birthday, but I have no idea where to start looking! A nice restaurant, a nice viewpoint, perhaps. But is there anything unique we can do? (I know there is, but don't know what!)
Thank you in advance for your help.
can anyone tell me of any evening shows for a family party in fez. age range from 22 to 70 maybe in a hotel
I am traveling solo in early Dec, female. I hope to join a group tour (not a private tour) for the Sahara visit including riding camel and an overnight in the tent by a sand dune.
However, from my research, seems all the 3day-2night tours are starting from Marrakesh ending in Marrakesh, or Rissani.
Are there any reliable group tours (not private tour) going reversely, i.e. leaving Fes, ending in Marrakesh?
Otherwise, I'll have to go to Marrakesh first to join the tour? I fly in Casablanca, fly out Marrakesh therefore it'll be most efficient to travel from Casa clockwise ending in Marrakesh, instead of going back and forth Marrakesh.
Hubby and I have rented a small house in Fez in 2 weeks. We will have a manager to do our shopping ( we may tag along for the experience ). We want to do some cooking, tagine or using whatever pots they supply..... What meats, beans and vegies are available in late September?
Also, my husband has diabetes 2 so bread and jam for breakfast is not the best ! What fruits could we buy and do they sell plain yoghurt there and where? Any help appreciated.
Hello kind people!
I'm travelling with my mom to Spain and Marocco in a week and I wondering which is the easiest way to get from Algecias, Spain to Fes, Marocco. Looking for a combination of public transport, like ferry, bus or train.
My friend and I are planning to take a tour on 24th of April from Fes to Marrakech. Tour will take 3 days, we will pass trough Merzouga and Ouarzazate. We will spend a night in the desert! You may find the details in the bouaouina tours.
If you join, the price will decrease!!!
If you are interested, please contact us!!!
We are being picked up by a tour company in Tangier and taken to Fez, where we will spend the night. Can you tell me how long it takes to do the trip from Tangir to Fes by road? And should we then spend an extra day in Fes?
Are the tanneries open every day? And are all the souks open?
I had read somewhere that in Seffarine Sq. some workshops are closed Fri and Sun. I hope not - Sunday is a free day from the tour we are on and I expect to spend time in the that area.
Thanks for any info.
Does anyone know a site where they show Fes local bus routes to get to the Medina from the Ville Nouvelle. Ex: routes for bus # 9 10 12.
Has anyone a leather souk/shop to recommend where I can buy a backpack or bags. I'm not interested in slippers or shoes. Also where is the best place to see the leather dying?
Can anyone recommend a nice restaurant that has traditional food and perhaps music? The group we will be traveling with offers an "optional dinner" at AL FASSIA. I had read that restaurant is very touristy especially with their show and we are looking for a nice place for a birthday celebration dinner.
Fez to Casablanca by train
Posted: Sun September 11, 2011 10:39 PM BST
I will be staying in Fez from 22nd September to the 25th with my husband. I am planning day trip to Casablanca and visit the hassan mosque.
1) Can someone advise how long the trin journey is from Fez to Casablanca?
2) How much it would cost?
3) How frequent are the trains?
4) What would be the best way to get to the mosque once I arrive in Casablanca
Thanks in advance
Hello, I'm not decisive whether or not to take the medicine for Malaria. I tend not to take it since I will only be in Mali for two weeks at the most. Anybody knows what is the risk I'm taking. Is there a lot of masquitos or I can get away with it by wearing long sleevs and using repellent and masquito net at night? Thank you!
How is this easily done, By ferry via Tangier?
Any suggestion/help appreciated
Thanks in advance
I'm going on holiday to Fes,Morocco for a couple of days. Can someone please tell me the top 10 things I should do and visit while I am out there?
Dear VT Friends.
The organisation of our Morrocco trip is comign to the end. But, I still have two questions.
Some people say that it is strongly recommended to have a guide in Fes, otherwise we wil be lost. Others say , if i follow the signs there won"t be any problem.
Usually I do not like organised trips, prefer to be independent, but in this case I really do not know what would be the best. Any experiences?
IF the guide is really necessary, how much shoul I pay for it?
Another question, we are going to make an excursion to Erg Chebbi.
I think, we will not spend the night in the desert, don't have enough time...
If we make a visit during the day, how much time we need? Half day, one day?
Approximate price? I know there are different agenies organising trips there, even the hotel where I stay, but I don't know what is the reasonable price for two?
Any opinions? I've visited Marrakech a few years ago (was in Granda this past fall) and am very interested in going back to Morocco however Beirut and Damascus have gotten under my skin and are very unfamiliar thus alluring. Damascus is said to be the oldest city in the world. Beirut was (possibly still is?) the Paris of the East - and I hear the food in Lebanon is amazing. Beirut and Damascus for me is so far off the map which makes it very attractive while Morocco is a bit more familiar and is an incredible country. Help!
I will be in FEZ with a friend the 19 December and we would like to go around town with a guide, any suggestions? Someone you know that do this job as a travel guide? Any other suggestions about riad, where to sleep are welcome!
Thank you very much
We are staying in Fes for 5 days then trekking through Oum er Rbia and Aguelmane Azigza near Khenifra and wondered if anyone out there had camped at either of these places.
Any information on places to camp / shop for basics and local transportation in these areas would be much appreciated.
Can you reccomend some nice and clean restaurants in Fes,could be in the medina or the new town also.
I appreciate your assistance.
I could use some help with how to pronounce Bab Boujloud.
Is the "j" pronounced? Is "loud" like loud in English or would it be more like "lood"? Is the "a" in Bab like the "a" in bad? And both of the "b"s are pronounced in Bab?
I may end up arriving in Fes late and will be coming from the train station, I would like to know how to pronounce the word if I need to tell a taxi driver or ask for directions.
Thanks for any help!!!!
Is a 600 DH per 3 ppl dinner a lot ?
Our riad owner asked as if we would like to eat within his riad, but we have to 'prebook' dinner...
and the price is 600 DH or 60 Eur for 3 of us,
anyway it seems a bit pricey for us, considering the places around with great reviews have twice smaller prices..
any thoughts ?
My girlfriend and I will be traveling to Morocco at the end of August. We have plenty of experience backpacking through Europe and never had issues finding good value accommodation upon arrival or a few days early online. However, we get the impression it might be an issue in Morocco in general and especially Fes. Should we be worried? Can you get a better deal negotiating for accommodation in person or will we find ourselves in sleeping in the street and getting mugged?
We would consider the Fez Hi-Hostel but curfew in 10pm. We're not intending to be out all night but we do want to feel the nightlife, which I am sure goes way past 10pm, especially during Ramadan.
any advice? is our best option a Riad in the 500dh range?
any advice on accommodation for Fes and/or the rest of Morocco would be extremely useful.