DAR EL MENIA IS MORE THAN JUST A GUEST HOUSE

 

Upon reservation Dar El Menia will be pleased to organise Day Trips to Meknes, Volubolis, the Middle Atlas and other destinations or why not let us arrange for you a Desert Tour of the Sahara. Take advantage of Dar El Menia’s package 3 Day 2 Night Sahara Desert Tour specifically tailored to our guest’s needs.

We will organise for you a trusted guide to roam the Medina or enjoy a Rampart tour.

Dar El Menia works closely with www.fez-food.com who offer Traditonal Moroccan Cooking Lessons, tasting trails of the Medina and Food and Wine tours of Fez and the surrounding area.

Less than ten minutes walk from Dar El Menia is the highly regarded Cafe Clock. This cultural cafe offers a range of activities including Traditional Moroccan Dance, Caligraphy and Live Music Events.  Dar El Menia will be pleased to reserve an activity on your behalf.

  For further details see below.


Dar El Menia Guided Tours of Fez Medina

Dar El Menia will be please to organise one of our trusted guides to accompany you on a guide tour of the Medina. All of our guides have an in-depth knowledge of the epic history that shaped the Medina of Fez since its conception in 808AD.

Price for a half day tour – 200dh

Price for a full day tour – 300dh


Dar El Menia – Transfers, Day Trips & Desert Tours

Why not stay an extra night at Dar El Menia and take the opportunity to visit some of our destinations set out below. Meknes is only 40 minuets drive through the Atlas Mountains in a luxury air conditioned seven seated vehicles. Explore this ancient city then drive to Volubilis the best preserved archaeological  Roman site in Africa. Then return to Dar El Menia for an evening meal and a glass of wine on the terrace.

TRANSFERS
FROM/TO TO/FROM PRICE
Dar El Menia Fes Airport 210 MAD
Dar El Menia Fes Train Station 150 MAD
Dar El Menia Meknes 800 MAD
Dar El Menia Rabat 1200 MAD
Dar El Menia Casablanca/Airport 1800 MAD
Dar El Menia Tangier 1700 MAD
Dar El Menia Chefawen 1300 MAD
Dar El Menia Marrakech 2400 MAD
Dar El Menia Merzouga 3000 MAD
EXCURSIONS
DAY TRIP RETURNING TO DAR EL MENIA PRICE
Rempart Tour 500 MAD
Meknes & Volubilis 1050 MAD
Middle Atlas Mountains 1050 MAD
Sefrou & Bhalil 800 MAD
Middle Atlas Mountains, Sefrou & Bhalil 1200 MAD
Chefchawen 1450 MAD
MAKE YOUR OWN TOURS
VEHICLE HIRE + DRIVER PRICE PER DAY FROM
1 – 3 Days 1700 MAD
4 + Days 1500 MAD
Dar El Menia’s Package 3 DAY 2 NIGHT DESERT TOUR
DESERT TOUR RETURNING TO DAR EL MENIA PRICE PER PERSON
2 people 355 EURO
4 people 330 EURO
4 people plus 285 EURO

Dar El  Menia’s Package 3 Day 2 Night Desert Tour

Dar El Menia has specifically created a package desert tour tailored to our guest’s needs. Please see above prices.

Dar El Menia’s Package Desert Tour Itinerary

Day 1.  Dar El Menia – Erfoud

You will be met at Dar El Menia by an English/French speaking driver and depart Dar El Menia for Erfoud. Experience spectacular views of cedar forests, visit the Barbary Apes at Ifrane and tour through the beautiful and scenic Midelt on route to the Sahara. Travel through the Ziz valley and view the Efous oasis which offers amazing photographic opportunities. Arrive late in the afternoon for your night in Efroud on the threshold of the Sahara. A relaxing dinner will be organised for you this evening at your auberge

Day 2.  Erg Chebbi – Sahara Desert

Erd Chebbi is a large sand sea which effectively marks the start of the real Sahara Desert. Some of the sand dunes in this area rise to over 245 meters. The colours of the rising and setting sun over these dunes make for a truly magical experience. Enjoy your morning at leisure exploring the town of  Erfoud before departing in a 4×4 vehicle tour to explore the regions souks, fossil digs and  the highest sand dunes in North Africa. Experience an exhibition of traditional Gnaoua music. Later we head into the desert by camel or 4×4 for a night under the stars, sleeping in traditional Berber nomadic tents.

Day 3. Erfoud – Dar El Menia

Rise early in the morning to see the amazing desert sunrise over the dunes. You are driven back to your auberge in Erfound to refresh and take breakfast before departing back to Dar El Menia. This is an extensive days drive but the scenary across the Atlas Mountains and South of Morocco is truly mesmerising and dramatic.


Sahara Desert Tours -10% Discount for Dar El Menia Guests

Wanting more than two nights in the desert? We work closely with our tour operater and can offer our guest’s a 10% discount!

The Sahara Desert is one of the largest attractions in Morocco and most people think that the only way to access this alluring area is from Marrakech…Not True! Fez, in fact, is a shorter distance to the Sahara desert than Marrakech and the drive along the way is absolutely stunning, taking you from the Middle Atlas mountains, to the Ziz Gorges, the Efous Oasis and finally to the beautiful golden dunes.

Dar El Menia can help you organise your excursion to the desert, whether it’s three nights or more…and then bring you back to Fez and Dar El Menia or take you onwards to Marrakech.

Sahara Desert excursions include your own personal vehicle and driver, your overnight camel excursion (or 4 x4) all accommodation, breakfast, dinners and entrance fees.

Contact  www.plan-it-fez.com for a quote and personalised itinerary. State you have a reservation with Dar El Menia to receive your 10% discount. Let us take the hassle out of organising your trip, making your Sahara Desert excursion an unforgettable experience.

Website - www.plan-it-fez.com


Fez Food

Follow in the footsteps of Heston Blumenthaland walk the Medina of Fez with your chef, select your ingredients from the local markets, cook in their well equipped kitchen situated in the renowned “Cafe Clock” (10 minutes walk from Dar El Menia) use the communal ovens (ferans) and feast on your efforts. Fez Foods offers a unique and special way to interact and learn about Fez culture.

Upon reservation Dar El Menia can book on your behalf a number of Fez Food activities including wine tours to Meknes and other taylor made tours of your making.

Website – www.fez-food.com Contact – Gail Leonard fezfood@gmail.com


Cafe Clock

A few minuets walking distance from Dar El Menia, situated near The Medersa Bou Inania and the world famous Water Clock. Café Clock is not only a great café with excellent café cuisine, Footprint 2009 states, “Probably the best Café in Morocco” , but is a valuable resource for the visitor to Fez. Choose from its list of activities to enjoy during your stay at Dar El Menia. Be taught traditional Moroccan cooking skills at “Clock Kitchen” with www.fez-food.com Spend the morning learning Arabic calligraphy and traditional dance or just relax with a coffee in this beautifully restored traditional house. The legendary Sunday Sunset concerts are a must for all travellers, Moroccans and ex pats alike. Highly recommended. Every Wednesday is jam night at The Clock, all musicians welcome and movie night on a Thursday.

Dar El Menia, upon reservation, will be pleased to book a Café Clock activity on your behalf. Please choose from the following –  by arrangement only:

Clock Kitchen

Spend the morning shopping for ingredients among the markets and souks of Fez Medina accompanied by your chef. Learn traditional Moroccan recipes and techniques and feast at the end of a full day on your culinary labors. Cost 600dh per person. Contact – Gail Leonard fezfood@gmail.com

Dance

Belly dance workshop with Saida.  Price on application. Why not let us arrange a private lesson for you at Dar El Menia?

Calligraphy

Discover the sacred art of calligraphy with the master Mohamed Charkaoui. Private lessons by appointment. Cost 250dh per person.

Website – www.cafeclock.com


Sacred Music Festival

Fes Sacred Music Festival
In the city every year a week-long festival is held of sacred musical traditions from different parts of the world. Performers like Ravi Shankar, Youssou N’Dour and Salif Keita are juxtaposed with less known musical genres such as Japanese Gagaku, Indonesian Gamelan and folk music from Central Asia. There are several places throughout the city where events are held and Dar El Menia provides a perfect base to experience the festival being a mere fifteen minute walk from the main stage pictured below.
Forthcoming Festival Dates, 29th of May to the 6th of June 2009
Website – www.fesfestival.com

In the city every year a week-long festival is held of sacred musical traditions from musicfest07different parts of the world. Performers like Ravi Shankar, Youssou N’Dour and Salif Keita are juxtaposed with less known musical genres such as Japanese Gagaku, Indonesian Gamelan and folk music from Central Asia. There are several places throughout the city where events are held and Dar El Menia provides a perfect base to experience the festival being a mere fifteen minute walk from the main stage pictured below. Forthcoming Festival Dates, 8th of June to 16 June  2012

Website – www.fesfestival.com