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Shopping Tour: Artisanal Tour and Handicraft Shopping

Fes Desert Trips One day shopping and artisanal tour offers an exciting insight into the local handicrafts including the famous tanneries, potteries, metal workshops and carpet makers.

Our knowledgeable, English speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel or riad and help you discover the delights of traditional and famous Fassi products and handicrafts made in local workshops by local craftsmen in the heart of Fes Medina.

Fes is internationally renowned for its high quality leather goods, the majority of which originate at the Chouara Tannery, the biggest and oldest in the city, established over a thousand years ago. From a balcony vantage point you can see the different pits where the workers wash and remove the hair from the skins before polishing them with different colours produced from natural products. Later, after curing and sun-drying the hides are turned in to shoes, clothing, handbags, wallets etc. all on sale here at much reduced prices than the shops.

You'll also get to visit the wonderful Fes potteries, featuring the typical blue and white styles of Fes as well as a thousand other designs in a riot of colour. You'll see the pottery being produced and learn about the methods employed in the design, manufacture and painting.

Next is a trip to the Berber Carpets Cooperative where the most amazing hand-made carpets, rugs and mats are produced by skilled tradesmen. Check out the astounding colours and designs and decide if you want to grab a bargain as a souvenir of Fes.

Finally, you'll be shown around the metal workshops at the Seffarine square near the ancient Al-Quaraouiyine Mosque where you can see the tradesmen hammering copper, bronze and pewter in to shape.

At the end of the day, your Fes Desert Trips guide will escort you safely back to your accommodation.

Don't miss out on this memorable Artisanal Day Trip while you are visiting Fes!

PRICE INCLUDES :

  • Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Experienced English speaking guides and drivers.
  • Pick up at the start of the day and drop off at its end.

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