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Private day trip from Fes to Volubilis and Meknes

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Private day trip from Fes to Volubilis and Meknes

Day trip from Fes to Meknes & Volubilis Moulay Idriss

Visit a Private day trip from Fes to Meknes and Volubilis that takes you on a journey through Morocco’s long and varied history.


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.

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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.

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Private day trip from Fes to Volubilis and Meknes Highlights:

  •  See the Roman ruins of Volubilis dates to 3BC
  •  Visit Morocco’s holiest cities in Moulay Idriss Zerhoun
  • Explore the medina of Meknes the 4th imperial city and discover its beautiful gates
  • Discover the Moroccan architecture and go through the old civilization
  •  Enjoy the beautiful gates of Meknes, bab el Mansour and bb Lakhmiss
  •  Enjoy the beautiful and the picturesque landscapes of the middle and high atlas.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Departure time: Around 8H30 in the morning​
  • Starting point: Your hotel/riad in Fes
  • Ending point: Your hotel/riad in Fes

day trip from Fes to Volubilis and Meknes Itinerary

We start our day with a pickup from your Fes accommodations at 9 m. Then, head out to explore the ancient imperial city of Meknes, known as the ” Versailles of Morocco “. See historical sites such as the impressive ramparts, monumental gates, and the Mausoleum Moulay Ismail. At its peak of glory, Meknes had over 50 palaces, 20 doors, and a city wall that measured around 45km. the Holly city of Morocco and Meknes, where you will have a magnificent view of the Medina. The tour begins with a tour of the walls with monumental gates dating from the seventeenth century Berdaïne Bab, Bab Khemis. Continue exploring the city by the stables ( Rua ), attics ( HERI ), and Stud. Stop at the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the only mosque that non – Muslims could visit in Morocco for a long time. Exit through the famous Bab Mansour El on the vast square Hedim . On the other side of the square, the Museum of Moroccan Art ” Dar Jamai ” offers a wide variety of handicrafts for you to see. Then we visit the ancient Roman ruins Volubilis, where you will spend some time exploring the 2000 – year – old ruins and getting an idea of life during the Roman Empire. Continue to Moulay Idriss. On your way back to Fes, the driver can take you to see the view of the Medina from Borj North or South by request. Conclude your tour back in your hotel.

the end of the Private day trip from Fes to Meknes and Volubilis.

Fes to Volubilis Moulay Driss and Meknes
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Private day trip from Fes to Volubilis and Meknes
Private day trip from Fes to Volubilis and Meknes

What's included:

  • Pick up from hotel in Fes.
  • Transport in A/C vehicle or minibus.
  • English speaking  experienced guide.
  • Guided tour in Volubilis and Meknes.
  • Drop off at your hotel at the end of the day trip.

What's not included:

  • Lunch.
  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • Optional guide 50 euros

NOTE: If this Private & Shared day trip from Fes to Volubilis and Meknes 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 Fes to Volubilis reviews


Wonderful day trip from Fes to Volubilis

We had a wonderful stay in Fez at your Riad. He said that all of our needs were met during the stay. The house is as described on the MTC listing and we loved the traditional decor and the way each room was furnished. We really appreciate that you allow us to check in early and provide you with breakfast. We highly recommend the riad to anyone visiting Fez.


Day Trip from Casablanca Fes to Volubilis Moulay Driss

We experienced a group tour, but the backend is not. It is a private car with ample time and a comfortable pace for our visit. River Red are polite and patient people with very good English. It’s a good tour, we really enjoyed it.


Lilian L
Best day trip from Fes to Volubilis

We had a great time with our driver Hassan on this day trip to Volubilis Moulay Idriss and Meknes. We visit Volubilis in the morning and then have a quick lunch before entering the village of Moulay Idris and taking panoramic photos of this village, which was a big surprise for us on this trip. Then we visit the underground canals and the famous gate and medina of Meknes. We return to Fez in the evening.


David B
1 Day trip Volubilis Moulay Driss from Fez

Said is a great guide and we had a great day with him. We thought we would be doing a group tour, but were pleasantly surprised to find that we were only the two of us on the tour. Said gave us great information on all the sights and even took us to the train station on the way back so we could get our tickets for the next day. Thanks said

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