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Day Trip from Fes to Volubilis and Meknes - Marrakech day trips
Fes, Meknes

Day Trip from Fes to Volubilis

Overview of Day Trip from Fes to Volubilis and Meknes:

This wonderful day trip from Fes to Volubilis and Meknes. Gives you the chance to visit the best-preserved Moroccan archaeological monument, the ruined Roman city of Volubilis. The abundance of exquisite mosaics that have been left in place, is one of its most astounding aspects. Volubilis was designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1997.

One of the most popular day trips that Marrakech Desert Excursions offer. Is a day trip from Fes to Volubilis roman ruins and Meknes. It is timely to leave Fes and visit three interesting locations.

Moreover, the Roman ruins at Volubilis, the outstanding small town of Moulay Idris Zerhoun. Which has great spiritual significance for Moroccans, and Meknes. A peaceful city and one of the Imperial cities of Morocco.

Book your day trip from Fes to Volubilis and Meknes via Moulay Idriss with Marrakech Desert Excursions for a journey of discovery.

Day Tour from Fes to Volubilis Roman ruins and Meknes Highlights:

  • Explore the top sightseeing during this day tour from Fes to Volubilis
  • Take in the views of the Middle Atlas Mountains, as you travel to Meknes.
  • Discover the historic Roman site in Volubilis.
  • Visit the attractions and monuments of Meknes on a guided city tour.
  • Enjoy a delicious traditional lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Explore souks (markest). One of the most intriguing areas in Meknes.
  • Visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the city of Meknes’s founder.


Destination  Fes to Volubilis and Meknes
  • Private A/C 4×4 Vehicle or Minivan + fuel
  • English/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
  • Pick up & drop off at your accommodation
  • Free time to explore sites such as Kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,…Etc
  • Lunch during the trip
  • Drinks


If you want to learn about the deep Moroccan culture and history in a short time, we advise you to embark on this private day trip from Fes Volubilis and Meknes via Moulay Idris with one of our native and expert tour guides.  

The first location is the Roman-era archeological site of Volubilis. This Carthaginian-era site is one of North Africa's best-preserved archaeological monuments, not only in Morocco. Volubilis is The ancient city of Meknes's icon and one of its most significant historical and tourist destination. Archaeological excavations carried out since the turn of the twentieth century have demonstrated that Volubilis' beginnings date back at least to the third century BC. This historic city dates back to the Roman era and beyond. The splendour of a long-lasting civilization in the area is still visible in its urban feats. Moreover, this city or the archaeological area stands out for the splendor of its nature and its beauty, drawing visitors in with its picturesque landscape in the middle of the city's urban influence, which includes ancient columns with Roman letters carved into them, houses and temples, arches, and fantastic mosaic panels encircled by a massive wall. Some of the mosaics with the highest preservation include those from Hercules' trials, the bath of Diana, and the bath of the nymphs. The city of Volubilis is home to numerous notable public structures, such as the Capitol Temple, the Arc of Freedom, the court, and the public plaza, in addition to a large number of mills, baths, olive presses, and wall remnants.
The second location is Moulay Idris Zerhoun, regarded as the first Islamic city in North Africa. It gets its name from Moulay Idris, the founder. It spans two hills and is situated under Mount Zerhoun at a height of 550 meters. Green grasslands with many olive trees surround it. Non-Muslims were not allowed in the city until 1917. Today, It still maintains its status as a holy city. Fortunately, the only location currently off-limits to non-Muslims is the mausoleum of Mulay Idris. The city is perched atop a hill that is lined in stairs. The city, the mausoleum, the lanes, and the little buildings that surround it can all be seen beautifully from certain locations known as "Terraces." You can get lost in this quaint city's streets, search for Morocco's only round minaret, or take in the scenery from one of the panoramic terraces. The Season of Moulay Idris the Greater is held in this city annually and it is the largest religious celebration in this tiny sacred city. Every year at the end of August, thousands of pilgrims from Sufi sects and other groups make the pilgrimage to Moulay Idris in search of blessings. They bring many gifts with them and are accompanied by traditional ensembles such the Aissaoua, Hamadisha, and the Tuat people.
Meknes is the last location on the day tour from Fes to Volubilis and Meknes. Meknse is the least well-known of the four imperial cities in the nation. Since the 10th century AD, Meknes has been in the spotlight. Although it lacks the amount of significant buildings that the medinas of Fes or Marrakech have, it is nonetheless incredibly lovely and serene. Additionally, it includes a madrasa and vibrant souks where you can see local artists using age-old skills to create items out of iron or weaving. The most stunning sights of Meknes, notwithstanding the Medina's beauty, are found outside of the old city walls. Meknes stands out for its vast area and the variety of old walls and buildings that dot the city. The 40 km of walls Moulay Ismail built to round it during that illustrious period are still standing today, intermingled with a number of enormous urban gates and towers. The Bab Mansour is Morocco's most majestic gate, though there are more magnificent gates on the walls. On the other side of this gate is Lahdim Square, which resembles Marrakech's well-known Jamaa el Fna Square somewhat. The market and restaurants border the square on one side, and the wall on the other. Additionally, this is a sizable plaza with a variety of atmospheres, animals, including an ostrich, Barbary monkeys, and snakes with their charmers. Royal Stables is yet another fascinating location you will adore while visiting Meknes. It is the only interesting location that is a little off the beaten path. The cavalries kept thousands of horses here, and they also stocked grain. The stables' outside is incredibly lovely, making it a great site to capture gorgeous pictures. With its significant historical sites, Meknes deserved to be added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1996. Your day trip from Fes to Meknes and Volubilis comes to a conclusion with a transfer return to your accommodation in Fes.
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