Fez Festival of Sacred Music

Morocco Festivals Trip

We invite you to check out our spiritual tours and retreats to Morocco. You will enjoy a ten-day Fez festival of sacred music, inviting spiritual speakers from around the world to share the beauty of the approach of Sacred music in universal inclusiveness and co-existence. This great music festival portrays the Sufi Islamic Philosophy and all faiths and spiritual paths, portraying fraternity and tolerance. Join our Fez Sacred music festival retreats and spiritual tours to discover another aspect of Morocco's cultural encounters in depth.

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Our Morocco tour to Fez sacred music festival offers shared blissful moments through devotional music from around the globe, known to all human hearts and understood as a universal sacred language of the soul. This festival of world-sacred music is born out of two elements: the encounter of people from diverse areas, a wide variety of specialties, and its site, Fez, a renowned spiritual metropolis. Ancient cultures and sacred traditions are vividly engraved in the memories of this ethereal city. Fez has a rich and warm social life that one can harmoniously encounter in the heart of this world-class gathering on all our Morocco tours. The World Sacred Music Tour is unlike any other spiritual music tour to Morocco. It is a journey to the sacred and a transformative trip that you would cherish for the rest of your life, as much as a healing prayer for all humanity on this planet. Join our Morocco tour in the spirit of the sacred to enjoy moments of contemplation and music of the heart from the four corners of the earth. This Sacred Music tour is for all budgets, from shoestring to luxury. Welcome to a Spiritual Journey to Morocco at its most sacred city of Fes. You will love the 2024 sacred music lineup for the Fez festival. Welcome to Fez World Sacred Music Festival.

The World Sacred Music Festival of Fez has the gift to identify a spiritual and artistic patrimony of exceptional wealth and to open the thought on what could be the benefit of this inheritance in the heart of Moroccan society today. Universal sacred doctrines of all spiritual faiths can also inspire, on a global level, some new approaches for concrete maneuvers of peace mediation and the development of mutual dialogues between religions and cultures. The Fez World Sacred Music Festival can contribute to, promote, and diffuse throughout the world, particularly in a troubled era, the message of peace, universality, and spirituality registered in the heart of Islam. Join our Tours and retreats to the 27th annual World Sacred Music Festival of Fez scheduled for 2024


May 22: Casablanca – Rabat

After your flight arrives, you will meet your host at the airport and travel directly to Rabat, Morocco’s capital city. With a history that spans both centuries and dynasties, Rabat has accumulated a variety of architectural styles that represent its remarkable legacy. You will spend your afternoon with your local guide visiting some of Rabat’s many sacred landmarks, including the Mellah (Jewish quarter), the Mohamed V mausoleum, the Oudaya Kasbah, and the Andalous gardens, followed by dinner at the Hotel Chellah.

May 23: Travel from Rabat to Fez via Volubilis

Your day will be spent en route to Fez, with stops in Volubilis, the Roman capital of Northwestern Africa, and Meknes, where you will visit the acclaimed citadel of Moulay Idris, a sacred sanctuary and a spiritual landmark for all Moroccans. Hidden in the hinterland and surrounded by centuries-old olive groves that have supplied the country with oils since Punic times, Moulay Idris was founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idris Al Akbar, the grandson of the Prophet Mohamed. It is the cradle of Sufism in Moroccan society and is considered the first Islamic city of the premier Arab dynasty. It has become the destination for those who don’t have the means to make the pilgrimage to Mekkah for the Hajj Duty. You will continue traveling through the region until you reach the holy city of Fez, where you will visit the ramparts, the gates, and the Borjes (Moorish Forts). Afterward, you will end your day with dinner at your hotel.

May 24: Fez walking tour

You will begin your day with a colorful Mediterranean breakfast buffet, followed by a guided historical and spiritual tour of Fez, featuring the Mellah, the King’s palace, and a walking tour of the world’s largest and most authentic Medina. You will discover on this spiritual tour of Fez with your small group a walled city with a maze of twisting alleys and blind turns; the Medina has mosques, shrines, fountains, workshops, and markets that go far beyond the scope of one’s imagination. After lunch in a typical Moroccan restaurant, you will spend the remainder of your afternoon exploring and shopping, followed by dinner at your hotel. In the evening, you will attend the Festival’s Grand Opening.

May 25: Excursion from Fez to Sidi Ahmed Bernoussi

After breakfast, you will travel with your small group tour to explore Mount Zalagh near Fes. Your morning will be spent on an excursion to the Rif Mountains, where you will visit the sacred site of Sidi Ahmed al Barnoussi shrine and enjoy a picnic lunch over the red poppy fields with local scribes and a typical couscous meal as the traditions call for. It is a sharing moment with those who visit, taking a retreat in this renowned Sufi Sanctuary. Nothing could be ceremonial with our sacred music, so, The Jajouka musicians and dancers will enchant you with the haunting sounds of their oboes and drums – a ceremony that you will treasure for the rest of your life. After lunch, you will return to Fez for the afternoon Festival activities, dinner, and evening events.

May 26: Fez

Today, you can stay with your group tour or do what you wish. You will have the entire morning at your leisure, free to do whatever you please. We will all meet at the hotel for dinner and brief you on your spiritual tour to Morocco. You will attend the afternoon concerts in the afternoon, followed by dinner and the Festival’s evening events.

May 27: Day Excursion to Moulay Yacoub Hot Springs

After breakfast, we will take off to enjoy the natural hot springs of Moulay Yacob and the Thermal Spa. For centuries, people came to Moulay Yacob seeking his Baraka of healing and bath in these hot springs to cure themselves of all sorts of skin diseases and disorders as much as rheumatism discomforts. Lunch will be at a small Berber restaurant. Then we will return to Fez for the afternoon concerts. The evening concerts will be at Bab Makina.

May 28: Festival concerts in Fez

In the early morning, you will enjoy a sunrise Sufi ceremony offered over the Merinides dynasty necropolis looking East for a dramatic sunrise over the sleeping giant Medina of the 9th century. Join the group at dawn at the lobby of your hotel so we can go to the Merinides cemetery to pray and watch the sunrise over the old city of Fez from the highest point overlooking the panoramic view of the Medina. This is an optional excursion. We will return to the hotel for breakfast, relax and get ready for afternoon and evening concerts of the best-sacred music scheduled for today.

May 29: Day Excursion to Sefrou and B'Halil

Your day will include an optional day trip from Fez to the ancient Jewish city of Sefrou. Predating Fez by a thousand years, Sefrou once played a vital role as the last stop for the sub-Saharan caravans transporting goods to the European markets. There, you will visit the shrine of Sidi Lahcen Al Yussi, a revered Sufi master considered the guardian of Sefrou. In addition, you will visit the mausoleums of other Rabbis, as well as the city’s synagogues. On your return trip to Fez, you will visit the ancient Christian village of B’Halil, known for its distinctive troglodyte dwellings. Upon your arrival at Fez, you will attend the Festival’s evening events.

May 30: Fez Festival

In the morning, you will attend a lecture on World Sacred Music and Mysticism, followed by the Festival’s afternoon events at the Dar Batha museum, dinner, and the evening Festival events at Bab Makina, the court of the King’s palace. After the concerts, we will all retreat to a family home in Medina and share a Sufi night gathering with Issaoua Drummers most authentically. It is reserved only for our group.

May 31: Fez

You will spend your morning visiting the Andalucian part of the Medina of Fes, where you will learn the history of the settler Moors, who arrived from Spain during the 13th century. The World Sacred Music Festival’s afternoon concerts will take place at Dar Batha, followed by dinner and the Festival concerts.

June 1: Fez Festival Closing Ceremony

The morning will be at leisure. Our guide will be available if you wish to visit Medina for the last day. then the afternoon concerts. After dinner, we will take you to the Festival closing concerts and ceremony.

June 2: Travel from Fez to Marrakech

In the morning, you will ride with your small group and depart for Marrakech via Azrou and Khenifra. As you travel across the Middle Atlas Mountains, you will visit Berber villages and wards, experience many scenic views, and explore some traditional markets. You will have lunch in Khenifra and will find dinner and accommodations available at your hotel in Marrakech.

June 3: Marrakech Guided Tour

Your guide and driver will assist you in exploring the marvelous city of Marrakech. You will visit with your group on this fantastic tour to Morocco the historic Menara, a magnificent pool surrounded by flower beds, which reflects the image of a beautiful Moorish edifice. The construction was built in 1866 so that the dignitaries might enjoy the country’s glorious sunsets, the snow-capped Atlas Mountains providing an ethereal backdrop. The pool itself is an innovative, functional irrigation system built-in an architectural style adapted to desert life. Your tour will also include visits to several notorious monuments, including the Koutoubia Minaret (identical to the la Giralda tower in Sevilla, Spain) and the Saadian tombs, representing Moorish architecture at its finest. The graves, which include several sixteenth-century mausoleums, lay undiscovered behind walls until 1917. You will conclude your day with a drink at sunset, overlooking the bustling Jamaa El Fna square.

June 4: Transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca Airport

We will depart in the morning, riding our bus tour with our small group achieving a memorable time in Morocco, ending at Casablanca Airport. You will catch your flight at Casablanca Airport, accompanied by memories that will last you a lifetime.

What is included:

  • Services of local guides
  • 13 nights hotel and lodges, mostly en suite
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Breakfast, and dinner daily
  • Fees to Monuments and Museums
  • Transportation in Deluxe vehicles
  • Fees of Festival all concerts
  • Couscous Lunch over the Mount Zalagh
  • Sufi Druming night in the Medina
  • Excursions to all notable places mentioned

Hotels Used:

  • Rabat: Hotel Oudaya, 1 night
  • Marrakesh: Hotel El Andalous, 2 nights
  • Fez: Riad Ghita, 9 nights

Cost per person: $2865 USD

Single supplement: $485 USD


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