Day Trip from Fes to Meknes and Volubilis

Day Trip from Fes to Meknes and Volubilis



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Day Trip from Fes to Meknes and Volubilis

Day Trip from Fes to Meknes and Volubilis offers a captivating journey through the allure of Morocco. Explore the rich tapestry of Moroccan history and architectural wonders on this unforgettable excursion.

Majestic Meknes:

Begin your day in Meknes, a city steeped in imperial grandeur. Marvel at the imposing Bab Mansour gate, a masterpiece of Moroccan architecture. Lose yourself in the bustling medina, where vibrant markets and traditional shops beckon. Discover the legacy of Moulay Ismail at his majestic mausoleum, a testament to Meknes' storied past.

Voyage to Volubilis:

Continue your adventure to Volubilis, the ancient Roman capital of Mauritania Tingitana. Step back in time amidst the remarkably preserved ruins and intricate mosaics. Wander through the ancient streets and imagine life in Roman times. Explore the House of Orpheus and other archaeological wonders that bring history to life.

Culinary Delights and Cultural Reverie:

Indulge in the flavors of Morocco with a delicious lunch in Meknes, sampling local delicacies that tantalize the senses. As the day comes to a close, return to Fez with memories of a day filled with exploration and discovery.

Immerse yourself in the magic of Meknes and Volubilis, where every corner reveals a piece of Morocco's rich heritage. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the wonders of Morocco on a journey that promises to leave a lasting impression.

Highlights Of This Day Trip from Fes to Meknes and Volubilis:

UNESCO Heritage Immersion: Explore UNESCO-listed Volubilis' Roman ruins and experience the sacred ambiance of Moulay Idriss, Morocco's holiest city.

Meknes Medina Exploration: Discover Meknes' vibrant UNESCO Medina, including Lahdim Square's bustling atmosphere and iconic Bab Mansour gate.

Iconic Landmarks and Views: Witness Bab Mansour's grandeur and enjoy panoramic vistas of Moulay Idriss and its surroundings.

Personalized Travel Experience: Enjoy a tailored journey with a private driver, scenic routes, and seamless door-to-door transfers.

This tour offers a dynamic blend of history, culture, and scenic beauty, ensuring an unforgettable Moroccan adventure.

Pickup Details:

Our team will promptly reach out to the client to confirm both the designated pickup time and location.

Additional Info:

  • Confirmation upon booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Children must be with an adult.
  • Near public transportation.
  • Infants must sit on laps, with seats available.
  • Suitable for most travelers.
  • Exclusive private tour for your group.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Guests are eligible for a full refund if the cancellation is made at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the experience.
  • To qualify for this refund, cancellations must be completed no later than 24 hours before the experience commences.
  • Cancellations made less than 24 hours before the start time will not be refunded.
  • Additionally, any modifications requested within 24 hours of the experience's start time will not be accommodated.
  • Please note that all cut-off times adhere to the local time zone of the experience.



  • Transport by private modern vehicle with A/C
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation.
  • Car Fuel
  • Experienced English speaking Driver/Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Tips and personal expenses

Tour Plan

Itinerary for Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip from Fes

Your Meknes and Volubilis day trip begins after breakfast when we collect you from your hotel or riad in Fes at 10 am, (though XabbiTours are flexible enough to meet you at another time if more convenient, just tell us what best suits you!)

It's not a long trip to drive first to holy Moulay Idriss, a pretty place balanced precariously on the edge of Mount Zerhon with dramatic views across the beautiful Moroccan countryside including Volubilis. This is a place of pilgrimage for Muslims, as it is believed that those who cannot afford to go on the Hajj in Mecca can visit Moulay Idriss five times during their lifetime to achieve equal status. The village itself is beautiful with lots of charming souks to visit, though only Muslims are permitted to enter the tomb of Idris I of the Idrisid dynasty. he ruled from only 788 to 791 AD but his dynasty is credited with converting Morocco to Islam and he was the great-great-great grandson of Islam's Prophet Mohammed.

Next is a short drive to the Roman ruins of Volubilis, called Ouallili meaning laurel flower in the Berber language, and here one is free to explore the well-preserved remains of the town, the Triumphal arch, baths, palaces and especially many beautiful mozaics of classical themes from Roman mythology. As one of the most important Roman sites in North Africa, Volubilis has UNESCO World Heritage Status. It is Volubilis that makes Meknes such a popular destination for tourists and is one of Morocco's 'must see' attractions.

Then it's on to the Imperial city of Meknes founded as a military camp in the 11th century but now known as "the Versaille of Morocco", due to it's lavish design, created to mimic the royal palaces of Paris and Arabia during the 17th century by the Sultan Moulay Ismail who made it his capital.

In it's heyday, Meknes was surrounded by 45 km of wall, in three defensive circles, had twenty city gates and protected over fifty palaces. Here you will see impressive crenulated battlements, gigantic city gates carved with Islamic art and containing Roman marble pillars looted from Volubilis, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail himself and the royal palace of Dal El Makhzen with it's Royal Stables, the beautiful Agdal reservoir and the nearby granaries and subterranean prison. Meknes has an old-fashioned charm and quaintness, a more relaxed atmosphere than Fes and is surrounded by stunning countryside, olive groves and vineyards. The local souks are recommended for a shopping expedition as they are rich and varied and often much cheaper than Fes.

After Meknes day trip, XabbiTours will ensure you are taken back to your Riad in Fes.


Frequently Asked Questions

How to book this tour?

To book the tour, please send us an email with details such as the number of guests and the expected date of arrival. If you have specific preferences, would like to customize the tour, or have special requests, kindly include them in your email. We will promptly respond within 24 hours to assist you further. Additionally, we will provide you with information on how to proceed with the payment for the tour. Thank you for choosing our services, and we look forward to making your experience memorable.”

Can I customize my tour itinerary?

Yes, we understand that each traveler has unique preferences. We offer the flexibility to customize your tour itinerary to better suit your interests, schedule, and preferences. Contact our customer service team, and we will work with you to create a personalized experience.

What is the payment process for booking this tour?

To secure your booking, we require a 20% deposit at the time of reservation. The remaining balance can be paid up to 30 days before the tour start date. We accept payments through PayPal, Visa card, Western Union, or a direct deposit into our bank account. Our booking process is secure, and you will receive a confirmation email with all the details once the payment is completed. Please ensure to make the final payment by the specified deadline to guarantee your reservation. If you have any questions or need assistance with the payment process, feel free to contact our customer service team

Is travel insurance included in the tour package?

Travel insurance is not automatically included in our tour packages. However, we strongly recommend that all our customers have comprehensive travel insurance to cover unexpected events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and lost baggage. You can either arrange your own travel insurance or inquire with us about available options.

What should I pack for this tour?

The packing list may vary depending on the specific tour and time of year. Generally, we recommend packing comfortable clothing, suitable footwear for walking, a hat, sunscreen, a reusable water bottle, and any personal items you may need. For specific recommendations, refer to our detailed packing guide provided upon booking.

Are there any specific health or fitness requirements for this tour?

Our tours are designed to be accessible to a wide range of participants. However, some tours may involve activities such as hiking, walking tours, or other physical activities. If you have any specific health concerns or physical limitations, please inform us during the booking process. We can provide more detailed information about the level of physical activity involved in each tour, ensuring you have a comfortable and enjoyable experience.


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  1. 5

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    We started the trip with Volubilis where we spent about 2-3 hours, given so much to see. Then we headed to Moulay Idriss,.
    in a few words, Everything from beginning to end. Some of the attractions are closed until end of 2023 but it was worthwhile anyway
    Thanks Xabbi

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