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“Touring/Shopping Morocco”
Review of Medina of Fez

Medina of Fez
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$65.89*
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Private Tour: Fez Sightseeing Tour
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$359.39*
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Full-Day Private Tour to Fez from Casablanca
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$58.70*
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Fez Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #1 of 81 things to do in Fes
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The city’s ancient quarter is an intricate maze of streets lined with open markets, shops and mosques.
Reviewed February 21, 2013

My daughter, granddaughter and I had a terriffic visit to Marakesch, Casa Blanca and Fez. But we learned a few things about touring and shopping! We traveled by train, a pleasant experience. In both cases we were approached by very friendly "guides" on the train. One guide, Dani, represented himself as working for the Ministry of Tourism. (not true) These people will provide a pleasant "paid" tour. What they don't tell you is that they are also on commission from select hotels and shops where you are encouraged to overpay for the value received.

At Dar Zarbia in Fes, a rug merchant, carpets were completly misrepresented, Fraud is a proper term! They lied about the origin of the carpet, they claimed it to be silk when it was synthetic, the value was overstated. Stay away from these people!

There are three prices in Morocco- the tourist price (3x the value of the item), the Berber price (the tough negotiation price) and the family price ( a proper value) When negotiating and they tell you "I can't feed my childern" you are getting close to the Berber price.

Thank podevil
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Great place to wander around and get lost!! The colours, aromas, sights and sounds of Morocco. Great shopping

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

The medina of Fez is one of the world's great places. Yes, there are hassles involved but it is worth it all nonetheless.

Restaurant tip: Around the Istaqlal Square, and in the entrance to the medina, there are modestly priced restaurants where the locals can eat. With a friend from Fez, I had a three course meal (salad, lamb tagine, healthy desert) for 70 dirrhams, a little over $7. The place is called Snack Omar. There is also plenty of good street food at very cheap prices.

Enjoy the unique experience!

Thank trobaba
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

The real feeling of arab nights and days...And not that much touristic...We hired a guide: he always tried to take as to shops but we felt..safe with him....

Thank sergiewa
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Provides the experience of locals and going about their daily business and you think it is amazing people still live in a medina.

Thank dsmithMelbourne
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