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From Fes: Meknes Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Day Trip

1. From Fes: Meknes Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Day Trip

Discover one of Morocco’s four imperial cities and the remains of the former capital of the kingdom of Mauretania on a full-day tour from Fes. Following a pickup from your hotel in Fes, enjoy an easy transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Explore the remains of the 2000-year-old complex. Continue to Moulay Idriss to discover one of Morocco's holiest cities. Take a tour of the narrow streets of the compact town where Moulay Idriss I introduced the religion of Islam in 789 AD. Then, transfer to the city of Meknes, founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military settlement. Go into the Medina and see some of the monumental city gates and ornamental decorations of the Spanish-Moorish architecture. Tour the city walls, and stop at the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, founder of the Alaouite dynasty and sultan when Meknes was the capital city. Visit the Museum of Moroccan Art to see a wide variety of handicrafts. Before the afternoon transfer back to Fes.

Fes: Full-Day Trip to Volubilis, Moulay Idriss, and Meknes

2. Fes: Full-Day Trip to Volubilis, Moulay Idriss, and Meknes

Embark on a full-day journey from Fez to explore the remarkable sites of Volubilis, Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, and Meknes. Enjoy roundtrip transportation. - Begin by stepping back in time at Volubilis, where you'll wander through the well-preserved Roman ruins, marvel at the intricate mosaics, and gain insights into the ancient civilization. - Continue to the spiritual town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, where you'll visit the sacred mausoleum and witness the devotion of pilgrims. - Finally, delve into the imperial city of Meknes, strolling through its vibrant medina, admiring the grand Bab Mansour gate, and discovering the city's rich history. Immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of Morocco on this unforgettable day trip. - back to fez at your hotel

From Fez: Volubilis Moulay Idriss and Meknes Day Trip

3. From Fez: Volubilis Moulay Idriss and Meknes Day Trip

Be picked up from your accommodation in Fez and travel aboard a spacious air-conditioned vehicle. On route stop to capture photos for a lifetime. In addition, enjoy cool air at Ain Lah, Royal family firm, Zagotta, attractive Dam ACHAHAD, and Rif mountain. Upon, arrival at the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Explore the remains of the 2,000-year-old complex and learn more about the historical, and cultural Roman city that looks at the ruins of the Arch of Caracalla, Basilica, and Capitoline Temple. Enjoy free time to discover a place on your way. After that, Continue to Moulay Idriss The holiest Islamic town, monument and mosque opened just for Muslims. But, it gives to visitors an excellent impression, just by taking a look at the hallway of the town. It’s a panoramic view. After that, watch the elongated square above us, the green-tiled pyramids of the Zaouia, and stroll between the labyrinth of clean alleyways. (Break for lunch ) Following lunch, start the Meknes city tour Go into the Medina. So as to, discover monumental city gates dating back to the XVII century. Such as Royal Palace, Berdaïne Bab, Bab Khemis, a famous gateway in north Africa Bab Mansour, and ornamental decorations of the Spanish-Moorish architecture. Moreover, stop at the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, founder of the Alaouite dynasty and sultan when Meknes was the capital city. Generally, our tour will not be complete without a Visit to Place el Hadim, El Heri es-Souan huge granaries & stables built by Moulay Ismail’s soldiers, and the Museum of Moroccan Art. At the end, enjoy a transfer back to Fez.

From Fes: Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes Full-Day Trip

4. From Fes: Volubilis, Moulay Idriss and Meknes Full-Day Trip

Embark on a captivating full-day journey from Fez to explore the remarkable sites of Volubilis, Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, and Meknes. Get picked up at your accommodation in Fes, then enjoy convenient round-trip transportation. After pickup at your accommodation in Fes, head to Volubilis. Upon arrival, step back in time as you wander through the well-preserved Roman ruins. Marvel at the intricate mosaics and architecture, and gain insights into the ancient civilization. From Volubilis, continue to the spiritual town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, where you'll visit the sacred mausoleum and witness the devotion of pilgrims. While there, find out why this small city is the most sacred in the country for Moroccans. Next, delve into the imperial city of Meknes. Stroll through its vibrant medina, admire the grand Bab Mansour Gate, and discover the city's rich history. After a day of immersing yourself in the cultural tapestry of Morocco, return to Fes for drop-off at your hotel.

Fes: Volubilis Roman Ruins, Mouly Idriss, & Meknes Day Trip

5. Fes: Volubilis Roman Ruins, Mouly Idriss, & Meknes Day Trip

Be picked up from your accommodation in Fes and travel aboard a spacious air-conditioned vehicle. Make stops along the way to capture photos at Ain Lah, Zagotta, a dam, and at Rif Mountain. Arrive in Volubilis and have free time to purchase a ticket to explore the remains of the 2,000-year-old Berber-Roman complex. See the ruins of the Arch of Caracalla, a Basilica, and a Capitoline Temple. Continue to Moulay Idriss, an Islamic town stretched across two scenic hills. Spend some free time taking panoramic views from the hill top, uncovering squares, and seeing the the green-tiled pyramids of the Zaouia. Purchase a tasty local lunch before heading to Meknes. Soak up the Medina in Meknes at your leisure with free time to see the 17-century city gates, the Royal Palace, and the city's Spanish and Moorish architecture. Have the option to see the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, founder of the Alaouite dynasty and sultan when Meknes was the capital city. Stop at the El Hedim Square, the Heri es-Souani granaries, and the Museum of Moroccan Art. Return to your accommodation in Fes with unforgettable memories of Volubilis, Moulay Idriss, and Meknes.

Fes: One-Way Transfer to Chefchaouen "The Blue City"

6. Fes: One-Way Transfer to Chefchaouen "The Blue City"

Choose from a private or shared transfer service, and get picked up from your hotel or riad in Fes. Start driving towards Chefchaouen, the famous blue town in Morocco. Stop at a few places on the way to takes pictures including at the Dam. Also, break for a rest or to have a drink at a motel in the countryside. When you arrive in Chefchaouen, stop to take pictures for the view of the Medina. Then, get dropped off at the closest point to your accommodation that the car can reach. The driver will call your hotel to arrange for somebody to meet you. Alternatively, select the option which goes via Volubilis, a partly excavated Berber city, and make a stop to visit the Roman ruins on the way before heading to Chefchaouen.

Morocco: Prepaid eSIM with Mobile Data

7. Morocco: Prepaid eSIM with Mobile Data

Discover the wonders of Morocco without missing a beat! Our Prepaid Fes Morocco eSIM ensures you stay connected with high-speed data, whether you're admiring the ancient beauty of Marrakech's medina, exploring the enchanting blue city of Chefchaouen, experiencing the vibrant culture of Casablanca, wandering through the historic streets of Fes, or trekking the stunning landscapes of the Sahara Desert. Stay connected and share every memorable moment from the most visited and beloved cities across Morocco wiht our eSIM for morocco How It Works: 1.Purchase: Select the data package that fits your travel plans. 2.Scan & Activate: Upon purchase, you'll receive a QR code. Scan it with your eSIM-compatible device, and you're ready to go! 3. Stay Connected: Enjoy uninterrupted connectivity throughout your Turkish adventure. Compatibility: Ensure your device supports eSIM. Check our compatibility list https://esimfox.com/pages/compatible-devices for more details. you can also contact us under: https://esimfox.com/pages/contact

One way transfer from fez to chefchaouen

8. One way transfer from fez to chefchaouen

A private or shared transfer service as you like, the pick up from your hotel or riad in Fes. Start driving towards Chefchaouen, (blue town). Stop at a few places on the way to take pictures including at the Dam Shahad. Also, break for a rest or to have a drink at a motel in the countryside. When you arrive in Chefchaouen, stop to take pictures of the view panoramic of the Medina. Then, get dropped off at the closest point to your accommodation that the car can reach. The driver will call your hotel to arrange for somebody to meet you. More options: which goes via Volubilis, a partly excavated Berber city, and make a stop to visit the Roman ruins on the way before heading to Chefchaouen.

Marrakech: eSIM Internet Data Plan for Morocco high-speed 4G

9. Marrakech: eSIM Internet Data Plan for Morocco high-speed 4G

Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and rich history of Marrakech, Morocco, without missing a beat! Our eSIM ensures you stay connected with high-speed data, whether you're navigating the bustling souks of the Medina, marveling at the beauty of the Koutoubia Mosque, or relaxing in the tranquil Majorelle Garden. How It Works: 1. Purchase: Select the data package that best suits your Marrakech adventure. 2. Scan & Activate: Upon purchase, you'll receive a QR code. Scan it with your eSIM-compatible device, and you're ready to go! 3. Stay Connected: Enjoy uninterrupted connectivity throughout your exploration of Marrakech. Compatibility: Ensure your device supports eSIM. For more information, check our compatibility list at https://esimfox.com/pages/compatible-devices

"Discover Old Fez Amidst the Maze with a Guide"

10. "Discover Old Fez Amidst the Maze with a Guide"

Discover the captivating beauty of Fes Old Medina with our guided tour, where history and culture come alive in every step. Immerse yourself in the bustling labyrinth of narrow alleys, hidden courtyards, and breathtaking architecture that dates back centuries. Our knowledgeable guide will lead you through the iconic landmarks, such as Bou Inania Madrasa, Al-Attarine Madrasa, and, sharing fascinating insights along the way. Explore the ancient Chouara Tannery, where the traditional art of leather-making unfolds before your eyes (Entry ticket not included). Delight in the intricate craftsmanship displayed at the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts & Crafts. Capture the essence of Fes as you witness the grandeur of Bab Bou Jeloud (Blue Gate) from the outside. The tour also includes a visit to the revered Moulay Idriss II Mausoleum and the iconic Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University (Entry ticket not included), representing the heart of Islamic learning. Your journey concludes at the meeting point, where you'll have the perfect opportunity to explore more of Fes at your leisure. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Old Medina or head back to your accommodation, cherishing the memories of this unforgettable cultural experience.

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4.4
(291 reviews)

Thanks to Othman for this wonderful day’s visit. He shared his knowledge with us about the sites of the visit and his valuable advice with a smile and good humor. Volubilis is magnificent but Meknes a little less with all the renovation work in progress. The mausoleum is, however, very interesting to see because it is open to non-Muslims.

Really worthwhile, many thing to cover in a day. Otman our driver is the coolest guy. He shared Berber music and lots of sincere remarks abou Marrocan culture. Highly recommend tour and driver

The best tour in town, the driver Mounir is really friendly and brought us to the best places from Fes to Meknes showing us Volubilis and other beautiful sites! Highly recommend!

Very good, our guide Otmane took care of us, he speaks perfect Spanish, a very enjoyable excursion A success

Nice guide, easy pick-up and drop-off. Volubilis is a must!