Day trip to Ifran from Fes


1 day

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Enjoy on a one-day excursion from Fes to Ifrane unfolds as a charming getaway, offering respite from the city’s hustle and bustle while introducing you to the distinctive allure of one of Morocco’s most picturesque towns. Reverently dubbed “Little Switzerland” or “The Garden City,” Ifrane beckons with a unique atmosphere and architectural elegance, creating a delightful escape within the Moroccan landscape.


  • Witness a captivating transition in architectural styles as you journey from Fes’ intricate designs to the European-inspired buildings of Ifrane, often hailed as “Little Switzerland.” Each step unveils a new facet of Morocco’s diverse aesthetic.
  • Pause at Al Akhawayn University, an American-style liberal arts institution nestled amidst Morocco’s mountains. Appreciate the lush campus and impressive architecture that stand as a testament to education’s harmonious blend with nature.
  • Stroll through Ifrane’s tranquil and immaculate streets adorned with sculptures and fountains. This town offers a serene contrast to the bustling Moroccan cities, inviting you to immerse yourself in a peaceful escape.
  • Uncover the charm of Lion Square, featuring the iconic Lion Stone statue, a symbolic representation of Ifrane’s unique character. This captivating landmark adds a touch of enchantment to your exploration, encapsulating the town’s distinct charm.


  • Private transportation and experienced local guide
  • Flexible stops during the trip
  • Transfers to hotel/airport
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Any Private Expenses

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Car Parking
Outdoor Seating
Smoking Allowed

Tour Plan

As you set forth on your expedition from Fes to Ifrane, the initial transformation unfolds through the shifting landscape. Bid adieu to the vibrant markets and the bustling medina of Fes, embracing a refreshing metamorphosis as you venture into the Middle Atlas Mountains. The drive meanders through lush cedar forests, granting you a delightful respite and an opportunity to immerse yourself in the captivating natural beauty that defines Morocco.

Upon reaching Ifrane, the town's allure promptly captivates your senses. Crafted with European influences, Ifrane's architecture mirrors that of a Swiss alpine village. Buildings adorned with red roofs, wooden beams, and intricate detailing bestow upon the town a distinctive character, setting it apart in its uniqueness from the rest of Morocco.

A focal point of Ifrane's charm is Al Akhawayn University, an exquisite American-style liberal arts institution nestled within the town's embrace. The university's campus unfolds with manicured lawns and stunning architecture, inviting you to explore its serene grounds and revel in the tranquility it exudes.

Ifrane's reputation for pristine streets, a clean environment, and enchanting gardens further enhances its appeal. The town's rose gardens, in particular, beckon you for a leisurely stroll amidst fragrant blossoms, offering a sensory experience that adds to the overall peaceful ambiance.

While meandering through Ifrane, take the opportunity to explore its unique shops and cafes. Whether you're seeking souvenirs or simply yearning for a tranquil moment with a cup of Moroccan coffee, the town provides a perfect setting to indulge in its distinctive charm.

For those fortunate enough to visit Ifrane during the winter months, an added layer of excitement awaits. Embrace the cold climate that facilitates occasional snowfall, opening avenues for delightful snow-related activities. From sledding to skiing at the nearby Michlifen ski resort, Ifrane transforms into a winter wonderland, offering an unexpected dimension to your day trip.

As the day trip from Fes to Ifrane draws to a close, the return journey to the city is accompanied by a refreshed spirit and a profound appreciation for Morocco's diverse tapestry. The stark contrast between Fes and Ifrane serves as a testament to the country's ability to astonish and enchant visitors through its myriad landscapes, cultural nuances, and architectural wonders. Your visit to Ifrane stands as a testament to the richness and uniqueness that Morocco unveils at every turn, leaving you with memories that transcend the ordinary.

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