day trip to Meknes Volubilis Moulay driss from Casablanca

day trip to Meknes Volubilis Moulay driss from Casablanca



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day trip to Meknes Volubilis Moulay driss from Casablanca

Embarking on a day trip from Casablanca to Meknes, Volubilis, and Moulay Idriss is a captivating adventure through Morocco's historical and cultural treasures. Situated to the northeast of Casablanca, this itinerary offers a remarkable blend of ancient ruins, imperial grandeur, and spiritual significance.

As you depart Casablanca, the scenic drive takes you through rolling hills and fertile countryside, offering glimpses of rural Moroccan life along the way. Arriving in Meknes, you step into a city steeped in imperial history. Explore the magnificent Bab Mansour gate, an architectural masterpiece adorned with intricate tilework and calligraphy. Wander through the vibrant medina, where bustling souks beckon with their colorful displays of spices, handicrafts, and traditional textiles.

Continuing your journey, you reach the nearby archaeological site of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Marvel at the remarkably preserved Roman ruins, including grand villas, intricate mosaics, and remnants of ancient temples. As you walk among the ruins, a sense of awe washes over you, transporting you back in time to the days of the Roman Empire.

Next, proceed to the holy town of Moulay Idriss, a significant pilgrimage site for Moroccan Muslims. Nestled amidst picturesque hills, this charming town offers a serene atmosphere and breathtaking views. Visit the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, the revered founder of the Idrisid dynasty, and gain insight into Morocco's religious heritage.

Take a break for lunch at one of the local restaurants, savoring traditional Moroccan dishes and immersing yourself in the flavors of the region.

Afterward, return to Meknes to explore its imperial splendor further. Visit the grand Royal Stables, an expansive complex that once housed thousands of horses. Discover the opulent beauty of the Heri es-Souani granaries, where vast chambers once stored food supplies for the royal court.

As the day comes to an end, embark on the return journey to Casablanca, reflecting on the rich history and cultural tapestry that you have encountered. The memories of Meknes' grandeur, Volubilis' ancient ruins, and Moulay Idriss' spiritual significance will linger, serving as a testament to Morocco's fascinating past.

Note: Please be aware that travel times and availability may vary, so it's essential to plan accordingly and check for any updates or restrictions before undertaking this day trip.



  • 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

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    Nous avons passé une journée d’excursion très plaisante, avec une organisation impeccable tout au long du parcours. Notre guide, Hicham, était excellent, compétent et informatif. Grâce à lui, nous avons beaucoup appris sur le Maroc, des choses que nous ignorions jusqu’alors.

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