Private day trip from Fes to Volubilis and Meknes
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.
Enjoy Private day trip from Fes to Volubilis and Meknes
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.
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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.
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.
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