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  • From Fes: Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip

    1. From Fes: Meknes and Volubilis 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 M...

    The trip was great, the view of the surrounding valleys was exhilirating -- mountains dotted with wide expanse of olive trees and brown valleys ready for planting just. The tour in Voulubilis was great. Redouane, the local guide was very knowledgeable about the place and was patient in answering questions. He was even smiling himself when taking pictures. In Meknes, the tour in the Medina seems like stepping into the ancient times, with the guide, Rashid taking me to this other world with his knowledgeable explanations. He also has excellent English speaking and amazing photography skills. I went alone on the trip with the driver Mustapha, who was also very nice. He stopped when the view is nice for pictures and if we need to use the toilet. For travellers with limited stay, try to avoid going on a Friday, if you want to see life in the Medina as most of the shops are closed. But on the other hand, it was good for avoiding crowds. Over-all, it was an amazing day trip!

  • From Fez: Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Day Trip

    2. From Fez: 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 Fez. Following a pick-up from your hotel in Fez, transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Explore the remains of the 2,000-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 Mo...

    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.

  • From Rabat: Volubilis and Meknes Full-day Tour

    3. From Rabat: Volubilis and Meknes Full-day Tour

    After pickup from your hotel, you will drive for 1.5 hours to reach the ancient city of Volubilis. Enjoy a 2-hour visit of this incredible ancient Roman city with its houses, baths, oilery, government buildings, and the scenic views it offers over the valley. Next, drive 40 minutes to  Meknes, where you will have a break for lunch. After lunch, explore the markets and narrow streets of the centuries-old medina. You will see the royal stables, the Bab Al Mansour gate and the main square. You will then be driven back to Rabat, where you will be dropped off around 6:30 PM.

    Fantastic way to see this amazing country and get a deeper look into all of its land and people. So much better than a surface tour with just dates and old buildings.

  • From Fez: Volubilis Moulay Idriss & Meknes Full-Day Trip

    4. From Fez: Volubilis Moulay Idriss & Meknes Full-Day Trip

    Get picked up from your hotel or riad at 10 AM in a comfortable, air-conditioned car. Drive through Ain Lah, Zagotta, the attractive Dam Achahad, and Rif mountains. Make several stops to enjoy the landscape, fresh air, and capture incredible photos. Arrive at Volubilis, the famous well-preserved Roman city. Learn about the history and culture of the Romans by exploring the ruins of the Arch of Caracalla, Basilica, and the Capitoline Temple. Spend some free time to stroll around on your own and capture more amazing photos. Hop back into the car, and drive towards your next stop, the holy Islamic town in Moulay-Idriss. Find out how this settlement was built by Moulay Idriss I. Admire the panoramic views, elongated squares, and the green-tiled pyramids of the Zaouia as you stroll through a labyrinth of clean alleyways. Next, continue on to Meknes where you will stop for lunch in a local r...

    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.

  • Fes: Day Trip to Meknes Volubilis and Moulay Idriss

    5. Fes: Day Trip to Meknes Volubilis and Moulay Idriss

    Your tour will begin as you are picked up at 10.00AM from your accommodation in Fes. From there you will start driving through the magnificent changing landscapes of the Moroccan countryside. Your first stop will be to the mesmerizing Chahed River, a beautiful landscape with captivating views. From there you will advance towards Volubilis, the ancient Roman Ruins which date back to the 3rd century B.C. Once there you will be able to glimpse the old Roman Empire, and admire the captivating architecture and majestic designs while taking some pictures of Arch of Caracalla. Your second stop will be to Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, a sacred little village in which you can enjoy some free time to go into the deep history of the beautiful town, the home of Idriss I. He was the first Moroccan ruler, and was the one who brought Islam to Morocco. Here you will be able to walk through the ancient windy s...

  • Marrakech: Imperial Cities 7-Day Tour

    6. Marrakech: Imperial Cities 7-Day Tour

    Explore the Imperial Cities souks, and monuments. See the impressive Hassan II Mosque, Old city of Rabat, Roman ruins at Volubolis, the beautiful Ouzoud Waterfalls and more on a 7 day tour. Head off to the Djemaa el-Fna, the centre square of the medina. Take a trip to the iconic Koutoubia Mosque, home to the minaret which has become a symbol of the city. Visit the Saadian Tombs, the Bahia Palace and the lively souks around Jemaa El Fna square. Stroll through Majorelle Gardens and the peaceful site of the Menara Garden. Head to the coastal city of Casablanca. Walk around the Habous district with its small squares and maze-like narrow streets. Explore the colourful Habous Quarter, the Mehkma (Tribunal), the Notre Dame de Lourdes Cathedral and the famous Hassan II Mosque. Journey to the capital Rabat and visit the Royal Palace, Ouadaya Gardens Kasbah and the Hassan Tower Mosque. Drive to...

  • From Marrakech: Private 3-Day Tour to Merzouga and Fes

    7. From Marrakech: Private 3-Day Tour to Merzouga and Fes

    Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi n'Tichka – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Skoura – Roses Valley – Dades Valley – Dades Gorges

    After pickup from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, start your tour to Ouarzazate. Cross the Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass at an altitude of 2,260 meters (7,415 feet) and pass through several Berber villages. Stop for lunch before visiting the UNESCO-listed Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.

    Next, continue to Ouarzazate and see the Taourirt Kasbah, the Cinema Museum, and the palm grove of Skoura. Visit the Kasbah Amridil before continuing your journey to the Dades Valley via the Valley of Roses. In the evening, arrive in the town of Boumalne Dades for dinner and overnight at the hotel. Day 2: Dades Gorge – Todra Gorges – Tinejdad – Erfoud – Merzouga

    After breakfast, depart to visit the gorges and the palm grove of Todra. Then, head along the ...

  • From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

    8. From Casablanca: Imperial Cities of Morocco 6-Day Tour

    Day 1 : Casablanca Upon arrival in Casablanca, you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you will visit the city, including a visit to the Hassan II mosque, one of the world’s biggest mosques, as well as the districts of Sqala and Habous.  Day 2 : Rabat - Meknes - Volubilis The next morning you will journey to the capital of Morocco, Rabat. Visit the Royal Palace, the Ouadaya Gardens Kasbah and the Hassan Tower Mosque. After lunch, you'll be driven to the Berber town of Meknes. Explore the intricate gateways, beautiful gardens and at 40-meter high city wall. Next is the ancient Roman city of Volubilis. Dating back to AD 40, Volubilis is home to some of the most impressive Roman ruins in North Africa. You'll finish the day with a short drive to the medieval city of Fez. Day 3 : Fez After ...

  • From Fez: Volubilis and Meknes Day Trip

    9. From Fez: Volubilis and Meknes Day Trip

    Start your guided tour with pickup from your accommodations in Fez. Discover the archeological ruins of Volubilis and the Meknes Medina with its famous historical gates. Stop at Volubilis first and discover the incredible ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage site, as your guide tells you the history of this beautiful place. Next, proceed to the city of Meknes, one of the four Moroccan imperial cities, also know as the Ismaili city of Morocco. Inside the medina alleys, discover the famous Bab Khmiss and El Mansour gates. The gates are amazing examples of Islamic architecture. Finish your tour with drop-off back at your accommodations.

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What people are saying about Volubilis

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 158 reviews

The trip was great, the view of the surrounding valleys was exhilirating -- mountains dotted with wide expanse of olive trees and brown valleys ready for planting just. The tour in Voulubilis was great. Redouane, the local guide was very knowledgeable about the place and was patient in answering questions. He was even smiling himself when taking pictures. In Meknes, the tour in the Medina seems like stepping into the ancient times, with the guide, Rashid taking me to this other world with his knowledgeable explanations. He also has excellent English speaking and amazing photography skills. I went alone on the trip with the driver Mustapha, who was also very nice. He stopped when the view is nice for pictures and if we need to use the toilet. For travellers with limited stay, try to avoid going on a Friday, if you want to see life in the Medina as most of the shops are closed. But on the other hand, it was good for avoiding crowds. Over-all, it was an amazing day trip!

The excursion was incredibly well organized by our driver Mustapha, who picked us up without problems. In addition Mustapha animated us well, it was interesting, we really had a nice meeting. The rest of the day was very good, and our other gides very friendly. To know not to be surprised: the entry for Volubilis is 70 dh / pers., The entry to visit the attic + stable is also 70 dh / pers. (but it is optional), we are taken to a restaurant (classic price) and tips for the guides must be provided. It's a day worth it, I recommend, especially since everyone is kind and very caring.

The day trip was great. Everything was on time, the minibus was comfortable and had excellent WiFi. We had the chance to stop a couple of times to see the view and take pictures. The tour of Volubilis was very informative and interesting, the guide was friendly and knew his stuff. The tour of Meknes was also great, our guide was very knowledgeable and honest about what was worth paying to visit and what was not. The overall experience was impeccable.

This tour is simply amazing ! It is hard so see such a diversity in only one day anywhere else in the world. The driver was very knowledgeable and fun and the car was very nice and had aircon which was much appreciated in August! We were very happy to see areas that are not the most highlighted among tourists like the medina of Meknes that nobody recommended to us while it's a real jewel! I highly recommend this tour !

Fantastic way to see this amazing country and get a deeper look into all of its land and people. So much better than a surface tour with just dates and old buildings.