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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.

From Fez: Volubilis Moulay Idriss and Meknes Day Trip

2. 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.

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

3. 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

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

4. 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.

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5. 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

Trip from Fes to Volubilis Mouly Idriss Meknes(Group Tour)

6. Trip from Fes to Volubilis Mouly Idriss Meknes(Group Tour)

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, the 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 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 the Royal Palace, Berdaïne Bab, Bab Khemis, a famous gateway in North Africa Bab Mansour, and ornamental decorations of 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. In the end, enjoy a transfer back to Fez.

One way transfer from fez to chefchaouen

7. 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.

eSIM Marrakech for Tavelers: eSIM for Morocco Trip

8. eSIM Marrakech for Tavelers: eSIM for Morocco Trip

Discover the wonders of Morocco without missing a beat! Our Prepaid 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.

From Fez: Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Day Trip

9. 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 Moroccan Art to see a wide variety of handicrafts, before the afternoon transfer back to Fez.

"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 / 5

based on 291 reviews

The excursion went very well although it was a shame that construction continued in Meknes and you couldn't see everything. The driver Youness was very friendly and talkative, he was attentive throughout the trip, he is learning Spanish so for some time we spoke in English but, as he was not a guide but the driver, I cannot give him any criticism. He was very helpful and drove well.

The day trip was wonderful. The driver IMAD 14 was very nice, friendly and helpful. He always explained, showed and told us something. He was very punctual and even offered us more time in Mekness. Even though some of his fellow travelers were late, he was very patient and just smiled at us the whole time. I would love to do this unforgettable tour again. Rainer & Mohamed

The guide and driver arrived at the pick-up point for our accommodation very punctual. They were very attentive throughout the trip, they gave us directions, we made stops at different points... it was a very nice day. 100% recommended

We had an amazing trip!! Our driver / guide (Hazma) was very informative and friendly! It didn’t feel rushed nor too long, the timing for everything was perfect! Highly recommend :)

the kindness and explanations of the guide Rafie. highly recommended