Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip . A journey to explore Originality and Contemporary of one of the oldest cities in Morocco , Meknes , The ISMALIAN CAPITAL , a symbole of Legacy , Resistance and Modernity through time and ages .
Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip : our destination will be another imperial city , known as The Versailles of Morocco. Under the reign of the Alaouite sultan Moulay Ismail, in the 17th century. MEKNES was the most beautiful and powerful city in Morocco since it was the capital at that time . Meknes was once a capital of the kingdom of Morocco and the first Moroccan Islamic city . Meknes was first founded by The Almoravids dynasty as a military settlement in the 11th century.It was once a capital of the kingdom of Morocco and the first Moroccan Islamic city . MEKNES is also surrounded by 25km wall long and 15m of height that are puncturing by ornate huge gates such as Bab Mansour , just in front of it , you find the prestigious Place Hdim similar to Jamaa Lafna of Marrakech. Your guide will take you to the tourist’s attractions that you will certainly adore In Your Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip . MEKNES city is rich with several key monuments; Dar El Jamii museum, Madrasa Bouanania (A Qoranic school), Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, Dar El Mekhzen the Royal Palace, Agdal Water Reservoir Sahrij Swani, The Prison of KARA , Royal Stables, the Grand Mosque which has 11 gates and 143 arcades . If you are already in Fez, why don’t you pay a visit to Meknes and Volubilis for a day through our Meknes and Volubilis Day Trip , Your guide will definitely make you immerse in this majestic city by providing more details historical background. Of course , after a wonderful journey with us in Meknes , we will take you right back to your hotel or riad in Fez .
1) Departure from Fez
We will pick you up at your hotel or riad at the morning, Drive to Meknes wich is one hour away by car. Getting through peaceful fields in the Middle Atlas .
2) Visit Bab Mansour
Sight at the center of the old city, at the entrance of the old medina. The ruler Moulay Ismail built this fascinating gate. The zerij mozaics are amaizing, One of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.
3) Visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail
Most of the mosques and mausoleums are not open to non Muslims in Morocco, and this is one of the exceptions. The courtyard is so quiet, you’ll instantly understand that you entered a very sacred place. The Coffin room is prohibited to enter but the entrance room is definitely the highlight of this Mausoleum. Enjoy the beauty of the Islamic architecture!
4) Drive to Moulay Idriss, walk in the city
Moulay Idriss was once a rival for the ruler of the Muslim Empire in the 8th century and fled to Morocco after being defeated. He established his dynasty here and that’s the beginning of the Islam in Morocco. The Mausoleum of Moulay Idriss is not open to non Muslims, but it still gives you a great impression just by looking at that hallway .
5) Visit Volubilis
The Roman ruin Volubilis is 10 to 15 minutes drive away from Moulay Idriss. It is said that Moulay Ismail brought the stones from here to build the Meknes city and many of the Roman buildings were destroyed. Still, you can see the pillars of temples and beautiful Mosaic on the floor. This place is also the UNESCO World Heritage site.
6) Get Back to hotel
Confortable air-conditioned vehicle.
Pick up from your accommodation.
Food & drinks.
Fees to enter some monuments.