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Should I spend more time in Marrakech or Fes?

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Should I spend more time in Marrakech or Fes?

I have 6 days split between these two cities...my first time in Morocco... should I expect both cities to be similar? Should I spend more or less time in either? Is it better to consider Tangiers instead of Fez? Thanks.

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1. Re: Should I spend more time in Marrakech or Fes?

are you talking about days in fes and marrakech, like the title??

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2. Re: Should I spend more time in Marrakech or Fes?

One day will be taken up with travelling by road or rail. I don't know what the 1st reply means. So two and a half days in each city Joelb53 (and both are very interesting, similar in that they are both ancient Imperial capitals, but different in culture, cuisine and to some extent architecture). Tangiers by comparison is an industrialised Mediterranean port and in my opinion, unless going on business, is hardly worth the visit. Sorry, Tanger lovers!

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3. Re: Should I spend more time in Marrakech or Fes?

thank you. and yes..trying to decide whether to spend more time in Marakeech or Fes.

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4. Re: Should I spend more time in Marrakech or Fes?

thanks for understanding post #1..hummm...i now see what you were asking.

in just my humble opinion, i would , if had more time for one city...spend it in fes..i thought i didnt' have enough time there, and felt it was a bit more laid back...for US..but, if you were to spend more time in marrakech, you might be able to ride the early bus to essaouira, and check out the great seaside town, for the day. ess is a great contrast , in my opinion, to marrakech.

so now, even more decisions.

don't fret, you will enjoy your time no matter what. morocco is a wonderful country.

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5. Re: Should I spend more time in Marrakech or Fes?

Far too much to do in six days. Travelling would take up most of your time. Sad, but true.

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6. Re: Should I spend more time in Marrakech or Fes?

I thnk we can do it....we fly into Marakeech early Monday AM, would be there until Wed night in which we would take an overnight train, then spend thurs and Friday in Fes before departing from Fes on Saturday evening.

I am willing to do the travel if its worth it...?

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By missing out Essaouira (a previous suggestion, not from me) Fes and Marrakech are do-able in six days. I think that you will find the differences between the two cities well worth it. Book first class on the train and have a look at www.oncf.ma for timetables. I'm sure that you will have a great trip!

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8. Re: Should I spend more time in Marrakech or Fes?

thks, so basically you think Fes is better then Essouria/Marakeech?

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9. Re: Should I spend more time in Marrakech or Fes?

Hi,

Of your last two suggestions Joel I'd say the Marrakech and Essaouira combination would be best (my personal opinion only).

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10. Re: Should I spend more time in Marrakech or Fes?

why do you say that?