Meknes is a city located in the north of Morocco. It is renowned for its imperial past, with relics such as Bab Mansour, a huge arched gate and mosaic tiling. The gate leads inside the old imperial city. The mausoleum of Sultan Moulay Ismaïl, who made the city his capital in the 17th century, includes courtyards and fountains. To the south, the vast Heri es-Souani complex once housed stables and food warehouses.
Volubilis is an ancient Berber city, then Romanized, capital of the kingdom of Mauretania, located in the plain of Saiss in Morocco, on the banks of the Rhoumane wadi, a river in the suburbs of Meknes, not far from the holy city of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun where rests Idriss Iᵉʳ, founder of the Idrisid dynasty.
While in Fes, expand your horizons with a private day trip to Meknes and Volubilis.
Pick-up at 09:00 am from your hotel or residence by our professional bilingual driver.
When you reach Meknes, you will meet our local professional guide.
Explore the remains of the 2,000 year old complex. Continue to Moulay Idriss to discover one of Morocco’s holiest cities. Take a stroll through the narrow streets of the small town where Moulay Idriss I introduced the religion of Islam in 789 AD. Then depart for Meknes, founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids as a military camp.
Enter the medina and see some of the city’s monumental gates and be captivated by the ornamental decorations of Hispano-Moorish architecture. While touring the city walls, stop at the mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, founder of the Alaouite dynasty and Sultan at the time, when Meknes was the capital. Visit the Moroccan Art Museum to admire the wide variety of crafts.
For lunch, you can enjoy a delicious meal in the square, at the top of a terrace with panoramic views. In the late afternoon, you will return to Fez.
- Air-conditioned and comfortable round-trip transportation
- Professional driver.
- local guide
- Good service
- Monument fees
- Personal expenses