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Day trip to Meknes and Volubilis from Fez

Day trip to Meknes and Volubilis from Fez
Fès
1

Day

Availability
  • Everyday.
Duration 1

Day

Language (s)
  • français,
  • english,
  • italia,
  • deutsch,
  • española.
Return Time 18:30,19:00

Availability

Duration

Language (s)

Return Time

  • Everyday.
1

Day

  • français,
  • english,
  • italia,
  • deutsch,
  • española.
18:30,19:00
Highlights

• Visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis

• Admire Moulay Idriss, the holy city of Morocco

• Explore the Medina of Meknes

 

Description

Meknes is a city located in the north of Morocco. It is renowned for its imperial past, with vestiges such as Bab Mansour, a huge door with arches and mosaic tiling. The door leads inside the ancient imperial city. The mausoleum of Sultan Moulay Ismaïl, who made the city its capital in the 17th century, includes courtyards and fountains. To the south, the vast Heri es-Souani complex once housed stables and food warehouses.

Volubilis is an ancient Berber city, then Romanized, capital of the kingdom of Mauretania, located in the plain of Saiss in Morocco, on the banks of the Rhoumane wadi, river in the suburbs of Meknes, not far from the holy city of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun where Idriss Iᵉʳ, founder of the Idrissid dynasty, rests.

While you’re in Fez, expand your horizons with a private day trip to Meknes & Volubilis. 

Pick up at 09h00 in the morning from your hotel or residence accommodation by our professional bilingual driver.

When you reach Meknes, you will meet our local professional guide.

Explore the remains of the 2,000-year-old complex. Continue to Moulay Idriss to discover one of the most sacred cities in Morocco. Take a tour of the narrow streets of the small town where Moulay Idriss I introduced the religion of Islam in 789 AD Then set off for Meknes, founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military camp.

Enter the medina and discover some of the monumental gates of the city and let yourself be seduced by the ornamental decorations of Hispano-Moorish architecture. While visiting the city walls, stop at the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, founder of the Alawite dynasty and sultan of the time, when Meknes was the capital. Visit the museum of Moroccan art to admire the wide variety of handicrafts.

For lunch, you can enjoy a delicious meal on the square, at the top of a terrace offering a panoramic view of. In the late afternoon, you will return to Fez.

What's included
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    Air-conditioned and comfortable round trip transportation
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    Professional driver
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    Local guide
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    Service Quality
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    Wifi
Not included?
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    Restoration
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    Monuments fees
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    Personal expenses
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    Drinks
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