Fes: Day Trip to Meknes Volubilis and Moulay Idriss
- Pickup available
- Duration: 7 hours
per group up to 6
We started the trip with Volubilis where we spent about 2-3 hours, given so much to see. Then we headed to Moulay Idriss, it was a slightly rainy day so did not get to venture much; we did manage to see the mosque for a little bit. from there we drove to Meknes; there we went to a shop where jewelry is made on brass/copper with silver work (prices were a little high), we went to the square of Meknes with snake charmers, monkeys (i.e., a mini Jam el F'na of Marrakesh). Our driver was Zakaria, who guided us and gave us history and background of the places we visited. He drove safely, and we enjoyed chatting with him, sharing history of our countries. Overall, a very good tour.
We had a fantastic day. We learned so much and met some lovely people and guides. Our guide stopped anywhere we wanted for pictures etc. It is important for people booking to know that nothing is included. You must pay entry to all the sites, (which is small $7-10 each place) and we even had to pay one guide which kind of surprised us. So ask your main guide lots of questions to understand process. Don’t be shy! We particularly loved our guide in Voloubilis who shared a lot of history on Morocco in general. He was fantastic.
Fantastic day trip. Very easy to arrange this trip. The guide and driver showed up promptly at our Riad and provided excellent service in a nice air conditioned van. Our visits to Volubilis, Mecknes, and Moulay Idress were very informative. The guides provided at Volubilis and Mecknes were excellent. After visiting the Medina at Fes the day before, the Medina at Mecknes was not as inspiring and would suggest trying to spend more of the time at Volubilis. Overall, would highly recommend this tour.
Had a fantastic day out doing this tour to Volubilis and Meknes, definitely recommend it... had no idea Morocco home to 2000 year old Roman ruins, was truly very informative and enjoyable. Unfortunately, did this tour on a Friday so afternoon in Meknes was a bit restricted, but still very worthwile. Just seeing the beautiful and monumental Bab Mansour is enough! We had a fanatstic driver, Mustafa, who was as knowledgeable as he was enthusiastic!We loved it - thank you!
The Roman ruins is a must see and also the hilltop town of Mouley Indriss. The royal city Meknes was good also but the Médina did not compare with Fes. Overall an excellent day.