Intoxicating Fez will throw you into a whirlwind of colour, noise and spectacular sights. Once you have explored the city, booking cheap car hire in Fez will allow you to venture further out and see more of this spectacular country...
While the city itself is best explored on foot, if you rent a car in Fez, you'll be able to explore some of the city's intriguing outer lying areas. Pick up your rental car from Fez airport or from one of the downtown locations before you set off on your adventure.
To become truly immersed in old Fez, head to Fes el Bali, a winding labyrinth of more than 9,000 alleys containing bazaars, narrow streets, mosques and workshops. A little overwhelming at first, you will soon get used to the rhythm of this ancient place that still uses donkeys and mules as the primary mode of transport.
The magic of the medina will captivate you and there are some highlights which you should try to include during your stay. Kairaouine Mosque is one of the largest in Africa and the spiritual heart of Morocco. Established back in 859 it can hold up to 20,000 people and is well worth a visit.
The Chouara tanneries should also be on your list. Here is where the ancient art of dying leather happens and you will see huge vats containing various dyes.
If you're hoping to bring back souvenirs, you'll be spoilt for choice here, with many street sellers competing for your business. Take your pick from leather and copperware, textiles, spices and herbs, ceramics and pottery. Baghdadi Square is also a great place to bag a bargain in the open air market.
Head to Ville Nouvelle for a taste of new Fez. Here you will find a selection of restaurants, modern shops, cafes and hotels and it will give you time out if the medina gets a bit too much!
If you arrange car rental, Fez can be a gateway to a range of other destinations...
If the fabulous ancient history in the city has whet your appetite for more culture-hunting, then use your hire car to drive to Volubilis, which is situated around 45 miles away. Here you will find ancient Roman ruins and mosaics to explore.
To get away from the sheer madness of the city, the Berber town of Ifrane offers a pleasant alpine retreat with lakes and parks and is a great option for those wanting to enjoy a spot of hiking. It is situated in the beautiful Middle Atlas Mountains around 37 miles from Fez.