Excursion from Fes to Meknes Moulay Idriss Volubilis

Fes, Morocco

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Embark on a captivating journey through time on this excursion from Fes, exploring the historical treasures of Meknes, Moulay Idriss, and Volubilis.

Step Back in Time at Volubilis:

Your adventure begins with a scenic drive from Fes towards Volubilis, the awe-inspiring ruins of a once-thriving Roman city. Journey back to the 3rd century BC as you explore these magnificent archaeological remnants, remnants of a glorious past. Marvel at the grandeur of the triumphal arch, the intricate mosaics, and the expansive city layout.

Meknes: A City of Majesty

Next, we continue to Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its imperial past. Immerse yourself in the city’s rich history as you explore the impressive Bab Mansour gate, the opulent Dar Jamai palace, and the vast Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Wander through the bustling Medina, a labyrinth of narrow streets lined with traditional shops and workshops.

Following the Footsteps of a Saint: Moulay Idriss

Our journey continues to the holy town of Moulay Idriss, a revered pilgrimage site for Moroccans. Pay your respects at the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss I, founder of the Idrisid dynasty and an important figure in Moroccan history. While non-Muslims cannot enter the mausoleum itself, the surrounding area offers a glimpse into the town’s spiritual significance.

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Embark on a captivating journey through Morocco's rich history on this day trip from Fes. Explore the awe-inspiring Roman ruins of Volubilis, the sacred town of Moulay Idriss, and the magnificent imperial city of Meknes. Your adventure begins at Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most well-preserved Roman ruins in Morocco. Imagine yourself as a Roman citizen as you wander amidst the sprawling archaeological site. Marvel at the intricate mosaics, towering columns, and impressive triumphal arches, remnants of a glorious past. Leaving Volubilis behind, we'll travel alongside the scenic Zerhoun Hills to Moulay Idriss, a revered pilgrimage site for Moroccans. This charming town holds the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss I, founder of the Idrisid dynasty. While non-Muslims cannot enter the mausoleum itself, the surrounding area offers a glimpse into the town's spiritual significance and vibrant atmosphere. Capture picturesque images of the green-tiled pyramids of the Zaouia and wander through the labyrinthine alleyways, experiencing the town's unique charm. Our final stop is the magnificent city of Meknes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting a rich imperial past. Enter the city through the grand Bab Mansour gate, one of the most beautiful gates in Morocco. Immerse yourself in the city's grandeur as you explore the impressive Sahrij Swani, a vast complex of granaries and stables built by Moulay Ismail's soldiers. Marvel at the engineering marvel of the underground channels that still bring fresh water from the Middle Atlas Mountains. Next, we'll visit the majestic Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, a towering structure dedicated to the city's founder. Continue to Place el-Hedim, where the famed Haras, Morocco's prestigious royal stables, house prized Arabian-Berber horses. After a day filled with discovery and wonder, we'll comfortably return you to Fes, leaving you with unforgettable memories of Morocco's historical and cultural treasures.

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Whether you crave a cultural immersion, seek thrilling outdoor activities, or simply want a leisurely exploration, this tour can be tailored to align seamlessly with your unique needs. From selecting specific destinations and crafting a personalized itinerary to choosing accommodation preferences and adjusting the pace of the journey, the possibilities are as diverse as your imagination.

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