After breakfast, begin your guided visit of the cultural capital of Morocco. Discover the medina’s Jewish quarter, the medersas (schools), and the legendary tanneries, where ancient techniques are still used to prepare Moroccan leather. Stop by the world’s oldest and longest-operating learning institution, the University of Al Quaraouiyine, founded in 859 AD.
Stop for lunch in the medina, and continue your visit of the winding alleys and artisan’s quarters afterward. You’ll pass by many artisan shops where the craftspeople are often live at work weaving carpets, brass etching, or crafting handmade pottery.
Your medina visit will continue with a tasting tour, during which you’ll visit three different food souks. Try traditional Moroccan street food, including dried meats, milawi, harsha, briwats, spicy sardines, spicy potato cakes, soups, olives and more. Investigate traditional cooking methods by visiting a furnace where the water for the hammam (communal bath house) is also heated, and a 400-year-old furan (communal oven and bakery).
After concluding your day’s visit, take the rest of the evening at your leisure.