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Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss – Day Trip from Casablanca

Discover the Best Sights of Meknes day trip from Casablanca to Meknes and Volubilis, It’s an Ancient Berber City Then Romanized, Located in the Plain of Saiss in Morocco, on the Banks of the Rhoumane Wadi, a River in the Suburbs of Meknes. Our Private Excursion From Casablanca to Meknes Volubilis Will Allow You to Enjoy the Vip Treatment of Your Own Driver-guide, Fully Qualified and Accredited, and Discover Meknès and Volubilis in the Best Possible Way.


Situated in the middle of a fertile plain, Volubilis is the ruined Roman city in Morocco’s best-preserved archaeological site. Its most striking features are the many beautiful mosaics preserved in situ, and it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Volubilis is Located 32 km north of Meknes and nearby the Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, it can be easily combined for a fantastic day trip from Meknes or Fez.

Only about half of the 40-hectare site of Volubilis has been excavated. The most famous monuments are in the northern part of the site, further from the entrance to the south.

In the heat of a summer day, the sun can be incredibly intense, so bring a hat and plenty of water. Spring is the perfect season when wildflowers bloom among the abandoned stones and the surrounding fields are greener. The best time to visit is first thing in the morning or late in the afternoon; At dusk, when the sun’s last rays roll past the ancient columns, Volubilis is at its most magical.

Although parts of some buildings are cordoned off, you can walk around the site freely. Just beyond the front door is a small on-site museum, showcasing the ancient city’s most famous finds and some of the most valuable finds, such as some fine bronzes, although many remain in the museum of archeology of Rabat.


Quieter and smaller than its big neighbor Fez, Meknes feels quite dark and receives fewer visitors than it should. It’s more laid back with less hassle, but it still has all the narrow, winding streets of the medina and tall buildings that it justifies as an imperial city and home of the Moroccan sultanate.

Sultan Moulay Ismail the architect of Meknes’ glory days, maybe a little sad with the city’s present modesty, but visitors will find a lot of Magic views and also calm places. The remains of no less than three sets of fortifications, intelligently integrated into the city’s road network, show just how important this city was. The king’s tomb stands in the heart of what remains of the original imperial city, flanked by an almighty royal granary, the magnificent Bab El Mansour, which not even Fez can compete with, and El Hdim Square, a mini-bar. me from the famous Djemaa El Fna square in Marrakech.

What’s the best time to travel to Morocco?
actually, Morocco is perfect for travel all year. the best time to visit the Sahara desert is The spring season that runs from March to May it is the best time to visit the desert of Morocco so that this period is characterized by moderate and beautiful weather, and Morocco knows calm rains and warm weather and is comfortable for tourism and enjoy its beauty, in this period you can visit all the cities of Morocco from the north To the south, especially in the month of May, which gives you the freedom to choose the region you want to spend the holiday. in the summer the weather is very hot in the Desert of Morocco, so you will want warm weather here on the Atlantic coast.

What Gifts and Memories can you return from morocco?
As soon as you start walking in Morocco, you will think about which souvenir to buy for yourself or for the people you love. The worry, believe it, you will be spoiled for choice. Here are some tips to help you.

Handcrafted terracotta pottery.
Wherever you go in the country, there will be shops selling handcrafted pottery items. Moroccans still use it today: they prepare their food in tagines, on terracotta braziers, and think that a real Moroccan couscous can only be served in a clay dish. You will find ashtrays, tagines-salad bowls-salt shakers, etc. There will be all sizes but the smallest are the most practical and often more affordable, The best pottery in the country comes from the city of Safi.

Clothes, hairstyles, and slippers.
Moroccan clothes are original and distinguished, Sellers usually wear them, You will be offered djellabas-Trousers-tunics of different cuts and fabrics, embroidered or without patterns. You’ll notice that the style differs from region to region. The gandouras would be a better option: there are for men and women, take the color that speaks to you, it is elegant, comfortable, and light. Don’t forget to take the slippers that go with it, you can always use them as slippers at home. Typical Moroccan slippers are made entirely of leather, so avoid those with plastic soles.

what is the currency of Morocco?
The official currency in circulation, which is used in the Kingdom of Morocco, is the currency of the Moroccan dirham, and it can be abbreviated as (MAD), and it is also the currency that is circulated in the Western Sahara region, and one dirham is made of one hundred divisions of the denomination of sub-denomination of sub The responsibility for the issuance and circulation of the currency in Morocco with its different classes and varieties (paper and metal) by the Moroccan Central Bank, and given the Moroccan currency price against the dollar, the US dollar is equivalent to the value of 9.6560 of the dirham for one dirham, according to the exchange rate for the dirham Two thousand and nineteen.

are the lunches included in Our private Tour?
the lunches don’t include in all our tours, There will be plenty of cafes on the way to the Sahara desert where to stop for lunch. Please feel free to choose on your own, or follow your driver’s recommendation if you wish.

Is it safe to travel to Morocco?
yes, Morocco is one of the safest countries in the world, you won’t afraid about anything Morocco will make you happy.

what kind of clothes are in Morocco?
Moroccan traditional dress is the group of traditional and popular garments that Moroccans have preserved and still preserved for centuries, as it is evident that they cling to various traditional garments, especially in weddings and religious occasions, whether old or young, male or female. There is no doubt that the traditional costume is an integral part of the heritage, and heritage is one of the essential elements for the construction of civilization, it is necessary for the development of civilization, as the traditional costume is a tool for defining nations and a symbol for their distinctiveness and uniqueness and is the best witness to the degree of their awareness and the diversity of successive civilizations.

Can I customize my trip?
yes, you can do it, Contact us and tell us where will you start and end, Our team will help you with your request.

What are popular dishes in Morocco?
The Kingdom of Morocco, like other countries in the region, is characterized by many of its popular dishes or those that were the product of pollination of some civilizations whose name has long been associated with the Kingdom’s name. In this report, we will know the most prominent of these dishes that Moroccans excelled in cooking.

Couscous … the food that is not missing from the table.
Morocco is famous for its barbarian couscous food, which dates back to the time of BC. Couscous is divided into two types in the kingdom: couscous with vegetables or “seven vegetables” as Moroccans like to call it, while the second type is couscous “with raisins” or “with enough” depending on the region, and is considered Couscous is the main dish on Friday, and you can only find it on the lunch table.

“Tangia” .. Marrakech food.
No one can visit the city of “Marrakech” unless it is eaten from the “Tangia” dish of the famous Jamaâ El Fna Square. This dish, which the city of “Red City” is famous for, consists of veal, ghee, olive oil, and free saffron filaments, in addition to spices. Moroccan and water.

Moroccan Tajin.
It is the most famous traditional Moroccan dish besides couscous, which comes from the Arab Maghreb and especially Morocco, and this dish is also very common in Algeria and Tunisia, but according to many studies it is of Berber origin.

How can I access the Internet in Morocco?
The main networks operating in Morocco are Maroc Telecom, Orange, Inwi. It is quite simple to purchase a prepaid SIM card at the airport or tobacco stands in the cities provided your smartphone is unlocked. Or you can get wifi at a restaurant or cafe.

Can I visit the Sahara Desert in the summer?
Many clients request a tour of the Sahara during the months of June, July, August, and early September. If Morocco is on your agenda for your summer vacation. Do so, our vehicles will be equipped with air conditioning during your visit, including your room in each hotel. Regarding the camel trek in the Sahara, we start this activity very late, where the weather is cooler.

Do I need medication for my trip to Morocco?
You can bring it (Imodium) in case of diarrhea, you never know how your body system will react to new foods from different waters.

Can I travel with my children to visit Morocco?
Insurance! Traveling is the perfect way to open up a child’s world to possibilities and wonders. Strong experiences lead to new interests, and exposure to different cultures, languages, and environments helps today’s children to become the responsible and balanced adults of tomorrow. If you are traveling in a spacious, air-conditioned luxury car, you will have a special tour with fewer hours of driving in the vehicle, including many stops throughout the Morocco tour.

How should I dress in Morocco?
Morocco is becoming more modern than before, most of the country is used to tourists. In general, a woman traveling to Morocco should wear long skirts and dresses, jeans or pants.

What is the average tip in Morocco?
Although tipping is not compulsory in Morocco, rounding off the bill and tipping in restaurants and cafes is common practice. If you are happy with the service provided by the waiters, drivers, and other service employees, leaving a small tip of “20 DH” is a good way to show your appreciation.

Number of Participants: 1 – 17 Persons

price per person: from 40€ to 190€

day trip from Casablanca to Meknes and Volubilis Highlights:

  • Visit Bab Mansour: a constant formerly used for the storage of food supplies in the city.
  •  Visit Bâb El Khémis, next to the old Mellah of Meknes.
  •  Walk in the alleys of the medina: all diverge towards the Great Mosque.
  •  Visit Sahrij Souani: a constant formerly used for the storage of the city’s food reserves.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Departure time: Around 8H30 in the morning​
  • Starting point: Your hotel/riad in Casablanca
  • Ending point: Your hotel/riad in Casablanca

day trip from Casablanca to Meknes and Volubilis Itinerary

Your local driver will pick you up from your hotel in Casablanca and transfer you to Meknes, starting with a departure for Volubilis and a visit to the House of Orpheus and the House of Works of Hercules, which houses beautiful decoration that shows the adventures of the mythical hero. Then, make way for a visit to the Place du Capitole and the triumphal arch that proudly towers over Volubilis. From there, a beautiful view of the Zerhoun plain. From then on, you will visit the exterior of the Roman ruins, where you will find the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, founding sultan of the Idrissid dynasty.

Then we will return to Casablanca, where our driver will take you to your accommodation in Casablanca, finishing the excursion, and thank you for exploring the best destinations in Casablanca with Your Marrakech Tour Company, the best travel agency in Morocco for excursions with family. excursions and adventure activities in Casablanca.

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What's included:

  • Departure from your hotel or Riad in a private vehicle
  • French, English, spanish, speaking driver
  • Transport in comfortable air-conditioned minibus

What's not included:

  • All meals and drinks.
  • Airline tickets to - from Morocco.
  • Entry fees, Personal expenses, and Tips.

NOTE: If this Day trip from Casablanca to Meknes and Volubilis does not match what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to Contact us and we will prepare the trip to your needs and requirements.

day trip from Casablanca to Meknes and Volubilis Reviews


Full-Day Private Tour from Casablanca

We did this private tour of Casablanca. The ruins of Volubilis were quite large and interesting to see with all of their history. A guide is not offered at Volubilis, but you can pay a local if you want to take a tour. From Volubilis, we headed to Meknes to meet our guide. The visit to Meknes was a bit rushed and we really got a quick overview of the city. Our private driver, Said, was gracious and friendly and also spoke a little English. It would be a better tour if you live outside of Fes. It was almost an 8 hour round trip from Casablanca. The scenery is nice along the way, but you can make better use of the time as both places can be seen quite quickly if you want to.


Tamar N
Day Tour from Fez via Meknes and Volubilis

My 80 year old father and I visited Morocco in February / March 2019 and hired Hassan for a personalized tour for the part of our trip that took us from Fez to Volubilis and Meknes. There aren’t many tours around Meknes, and my dad grew up there, so we were looking for a very specific, non-touristy route for much of our time there.

Hassan was not only an amazing and knowledgeable tour guide, but he helped fulfill my father’s dream of revisiting his childhood homes, helping us locate homes after 35 years and many street name changes. Hassan was very attentive to my father’s age and quirks, he was accommodating and very pleasant. We even hired Hassan for a quick tour of Casablanca and Rabat, which we hadn’t planned in advance. Lucky for us, Hassan also took the time to take us to the main attractions. I cannot thank Hassan enough for his hospitality, professionalism and knowledge. He made possible the trip of a lifetime and a happy old man to revisit his youth. I would not hesitate to give Hassan my highest recommendation!


Luis HB
Rabat Private Day Trip From Casablanca

We had a special request and emailed many companies to take our day trip, but many wanted a ridiculous amount of money or wanted to sign up for a multi-day trip with them. Hassan worked with us to make our ideal itinerary work and picked us up from our hotel in Casablanca and arranged a great day for us in Fez, Volubilis and Meknes.
Hassan has extensive knowledge of his country and provided us with detailed information and explanations peppered with humor and interesting treats. Unlike others, he doesn’t do large purchases and is good at adjusting and rotating throughout the day to ensure his visit is a success.


Carol B
Day trip to Volubilis – Moulay Idriss – Meknes from Casablanca

Day trip to Volubilis – Moulay Idriss – Meknes
Nobody thinks of going there, so it was just magical to be almost alone in this amazing place. 36-degree view of this magnificent valley among the Roman ruins. It was the summer of my trip to the little town next door
I went by train from Casablanca to Meknes I met my little man dressed in blue who gave me this magical conductor and off I went for a memorable trip, to say the least.

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