Day Tour from Fes to Volubilis and Meknes
- Tour Code: T566-38
- Type: Private tour
- Duration: 1day
- Start city: Fes
- End city: Fes
On this day trip you will Explore Volubilis, the Roman ruins of an ancientempire, the holy town of Moulay Idriss and you will visit one of the four imperial cities of Morocco, Meknes, which is a historical city full of monuments.
We will pick you up from your Riad/Hotel at 8 Am and we will start our journey towards Volubilis that takes 1 hour and half, you will have a free time to visit it, then we move on to the panoramic view of Moulay Driss where you can take some memorable pictures in Morocco, continuing to Meknes where you will have a free time to explore the city and enjoy lunch.
Volubilis : Volubilis is an ancient Roman city where archaeological remains are best preserved and most visited of Morocco. The area was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. It occupies 40 hectares and is located 33 kilometers north of Meknes. Although it is best to walk discovering the ruins, there are some points that you can not miss, as the forum, the basilica and the temple of Jupiter, the baths, the Arch of Caracalla and the beautiful mosaics.
Moulay Idriss : Moulay Idriss is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in Morocco. Its name honors Idriss I (one), grandson of Muhammad and the founder of the dynasty Idrisid. The religious status of the city led to the mid-twentieth century was closed to non-Muslims. Currently the only place forbidden is the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss.
Meknes : Meknes is the most modest of the four Imperial Cities of Morocco, which makes it a different, much quieter and relaxed than Fes, Marrakech and Rabat. Meknes is surrounded by fields, with agricultural products one of the foundations of the city’s economy. Interestingly, this region produces the largest quantity of wine from Morocco, which is already in itself surprising, since Muslims are forbidden to drink alcohol. Here you can visit the Medina’s Souks (markets), Place el-Hedim: Plaza el-Hedim (which is what Meknes Jamaa el Fna is Marrakech), the Dar Jamai Museum, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the Madrasa Bou Inania and so much more