Fes to Meknes and Volubilis day trip

Fes to Meknes and Volubilis day trip


The day trip from Fes to Meknes and Volubilis is a fantastic way to explore some of Morocco’s historical and archaeological treasures. This Fes day trip will give you a taste of the rich history and culture of Meknes and the Roman heritage of Volubilis. 

Highlights of the Fes to Volubilis day trip

  • Volubilis is an ancient Roman city that dates back to the 3rd century BC. The archaeological site is renowned for its well-preserved ruins, including grand villas, basilicas, triumphal arches, and intricate mosaics. Exploring the ancient city provides a glimpse into the Roman influence on this region.
  • Volubilis has been recognized by UNESCO for its cultural significance. The site’s inclusion on the World Heritage list underscores its importance in preserving and showcasing the rich history and architecture of the Roman Empire.
  • The site is famous for its stunning mosaic floors, many of which are still intact. These intricate mosaics depict scenes from daily life, mythology, and Roman culture. Visitors can marvel at the craftsmanship and artistry of these ancient works.
  • Volubilis is situated in a picturesque setting with views of the surrounding countryside and the distant Atlas Mountains. The landscape adds to the overall experience, making it not only a historical exploration but also a visually captivating journey.

Suggested itinerary for the day trip from Fes to Meknes and Volubilis

More info about the Fes to Meknes and Volubilis day trip:

Our Morocco Tours team will pick you up from your accommodation in Fez, and our Fes to Meknes and Volubilis day trip begins. On this unique day trip, you will have the opportunity to visit a variety of historical sites either in Meknes city or when you get to Volubilis and Moulay Idriss Zerhoune. The first exploration will take place at the Roman ruins of Volubilis which includes Hammams, a forum, residential areas where almost up to 20,000 people are believed to have lived there, olive presses and a triumphal arch, in addition to the beautiful must-see mosaics. After that, you will visit one of the holiest places in Morocco and take a tour of its narrowest streets to see local ways of living and their daily activities. In addition to a visit to the Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss, the founder of Morocco and also the stunning panoramic view you will enjoy while being there. Later on, our Fes to Meknes and Volubilis day trip will take you to Meknes city. Meknes city considered to be the capital of Morocco was founded by Moulay Ismail, the founder of the Alaouite dynasty. Here you will have time to discover some of city gates, L’ahdim Square, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, Heri es-Souani, and the Waterseller sculpture. After this knowledgeable and historical journey, you will have time to have a coffee or Moroccan mint tea on one of the squares’s roofs. Here we go back to Fes and our Fes to Meknes and Volubilis day trip ends.

Included in the day trip from Fes to Meknes and Volubilis

  • Pick up/drop off at your accommodation.
  • Private trip from Fes in a comfortable A/C vehicle.
  • English-speaking driver/guide.
  • Guided excursion of Meknes city.
  • Free walking tour of the Roman ruins.

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Frequently asked questions:

Yes, Volubilis is widely considered to be worth visiting, especially if you have an interest in history, archaeology, and ancient civilizations.

Volubilis is an ancient Roman archaeological site located in Morocco, near the town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun and not far from the city of Fes. When visiting Volubilis, you can explore a variety of fascinating features and historical remnants that provide insights into the Roman presence in the region.

Ait Ben Haddou, being an open-to-the-public village, does not have an entry fee for visitors. However, it’s worth noting that occasionally, someone might be at the gate asking for voluntary contributions.

The entrance fee to Volubilis in Morocco was around 70 Moroccan Dirhams for adults (approximately 7 USD) and free for children under 12 years old. However, please note that these rates can change, and it’s advisable to check for the most up-to-date information before planning your visit.

Entrance fees may vary for different categories of visitors, such as students or seniors, and there might be additional fees for guided tours or special exhibitions. Additionally, entrance fees are subject to change based on government policies or other factors.

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