Day trip from Fes to Meknes and volubilis
Volubilis is one of the most ancient ruins in all Morocco. So, today from Fes offers an opportunity to go back in time to wander the fascinating Roman remains there. It is set over a huge area with ancient streets, pillars and mosaics clearly visible; the mind’s eye can reconstruct this ancient metropolis. Overlooking this valley lies the holy city of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun with its beautiful main square.
This trip from Fes does also offer you the excitement of visiting another imperial city, Meknes. There are few historical landmarks to photograph and enjoy here in this old city such as: Bab Mansour gate, Moulay Ismail mausoleum, the granary and the Royal Palace…
After your breakfast in Fes, you will be picked up and start your day trip from Fes to Meknes and Volubilis Roman remains with a wonderful drive through the magical green surroundings countryside. Within an hour drive, we arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Roman ruins in Volubilis.
Volubilis is the ancient Roman city spread over a wide area, offering beautiful views over the valley, the green fields, and the hills. Here, we highly recommend official guide to provide you with local history and knowledge as the site has a fascinating historical background. As we finish with the sightseeing of the site, we drive to visit the holy town of Zerhoun, located on the hillside above the ruins. The mausoleum of Moulay Idriss is not open for non-Muslims but still the main square has a lot to offer.
Afterwards, our journey continues to Meknes which is one of the four imperial cities in Morocco along with Fes, Rabat and Marrakech. In Meknes, we will be able to visit Sidi Said Mosque, The Royal Palace, The Tomb of Moulay Ismail as well as to hang out throughout the old medina of Meknes and its souks.
In the afternoon, we drive back to Fes. Our adventure comes to an end and the driver will escort you to your accommodation. End of our services.