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Excursion from Fes to Meknes and the Roman Ruins of Volubilis

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Excursion from Fes to Meknes and the Roman Ruins of Volubilis

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  • 1 Day
  • Max People : 40
  • Wifi Available
  • Min Age : 10+ (Babies Too)
  • Pickup: Airpot

Our journey begins from Fez towards the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, where we’ll delve into the remnants of the Roman Empire. Following this, we’ll venture to Moulay Driss Zarhoun to pay respects at the mausoleum of Moulay Idris, the esteemed founder of Fez. Continuing onward, we’ll explore Meknes, marveling at its picturesque medina, formidable ramparts, and ornate doors. This comprehensive day tour of Fez extends to the fourth imperial city, renowned for its grand gates, majestic kasbahs, and regal palaces, including the esteemed Dar El Kabira, residence of the royal family in Meknes. Amidst its fortified walls and expansive gardens, you’ll witness the splendor of Meknes. The day culminates with a visit to the renowned archaeological site of Volubilis, sprawling across 50 hectares, and revered as Morocco’s best-preserved and most visited Roman site. Here, you’ll be captivated by the grandeur of the Roman relics, including the iconic Arch of Triumph, the basilica, and the Capitol of Caracalla.

Highlights:

– Delight in the exquisite gates of Meknes, including Bab el Mansour and Bab Lakhmiss.
– Revel in the stunning and picturesque landscapes of the Middle and High Atlas Mountains.
– Wander through the Medina of Meknes, the fourth imperial city, and marvel at its magnificent gates.
– Immerse yourself in Moroccan architecture and journey through ancient civilizations.
– Witness the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, dating back to 3 BC.
– Explore Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, one of Morocco’s holiest cities.

 

THE DAY TRIP ITINERARY TO MEKNES & ROMAN RUINS VOLUBILIS

Commence your journey from Fez at 9:00 a.m., heading towards Volubilis to explore the ancient Roman ruins. Spend ample time amidst the 2000-year-old remnants, gaining insights into life during the Roman Empire era. Next, venture to Moulay Idris, the revered founder of Fez, and discover the profound significance of this sacred city in Moroccan culture.

Proceed to Meknes, where you’ll immerse yourself in the beauty of its medina. Admire the grandeur of its walls and monumental doors, some dating back to the seventeenth century, including Berdaïne Bab and Bab Khemis. Explore the royal stables and attics at Heri Souani, marveling at their architectural splendor.

Pause at the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, once the sole mosque accessible to non-Muslims in Morocco. Afterwards, make your way to the renowned Bab Mansour El gate, situated on the vast Hedim square. Across the square, delve into the world of Moroccan art at the Dar Jamai museum, which showcases a diverse array of handicrafts.

 

Start Point: Fes

Departure Time

1 Hour Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Transportation to and from your accommodation.
  • Private air-conditioned 4×4 vehicle with fuel provided.
  • Private Moroccan driver fluent in multiple languages.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Price Excludes

  • Optional Water Activities.
  • Personal Drinks & Snacks.
  • Gratuities
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