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Historic Meknes, Roman Volubilis and Moulay Idriss - Private Day Trip from Fes

By Fes Desert Trips
Private day trip to visit past glories with a visit to the important Holy village of Moulay Idriss, the stunning Roman ruins of Volubilis and Imperial Meknes city. Confortable car and English speaking driver.
from
$122.22
per group (up to 4)
from
$122.22
per group (up to 4)

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Ages 0-120
Duration:8h
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Ticket type:Mobile
Arabic, English, French, Spanish


  • Transport in a comfortable A/C vehicle (Mini Van).
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation.
  • Entry/Admission - Meknes Medina


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick you up from your accommodation in Fes.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 64540P7

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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How much is Historic Meknes, Roman Volubilis and Moulay Idriss - Private Day Trip from Fes?
Historic Meknes, Roman Volubilis and Moulay Idriss - Private Day Trip from Fes price starts from $128.67. Discover and book Historic Meknes, Roman Volubilis and Moulay Idriss - Private Day Trip from Fes on Tripadvisor
What is the Historic Meknes, Roman Volubilis and Moulay Idriss - Private Day Trip from Fes cancellation policy?
Historic Meknes, Roman Volubilis and Moulay Idriss - Private Day Trip from Fes cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Historic Meknes, Roman Volubilis and Moulay Idriss - Private Day Trip from Fes on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Historic Meknes, Roman Volubilis and Moulay Idriss - Private Day Trip from Fes?
Historic Meknes, Roman Volubilis and Moulay Idriss - Private Day Trip from Fes is hosted by Fes Desert Trips. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Fes Desert Trips on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Historic Meknes, Roman Volubilis and Moulay Idriss - Private Day Trip from Fes on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 64540P7

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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    Meknes Medina
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    The day begins after breakfast when we collect you from your hotel or riad in Fes at 10 am, (though Fes Desert Trips 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 this, Fes Desert Trips will ensure you are taken back to your accommodation in Fes.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

944rikkiw
944rikkiw
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Wonderful week in Morocco
We did both the day trip around fes - and four day trip from fes into the desert. I cannot recommended Nabil and hi
456shivanik
456shivanik
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Excellent desert tour company and very reasonably priced!
We were a group of 3 females travelling in Morocco and had an excellent and enjoyable experience during our 3 day/2
FedericaC2485
FedericaC2485
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Lots of things to see and super nice guide!
We had a very nice experience, the tour itself was well organized and we were able to see a lot of different landsc
TheRealMoe
TheRealMoe
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Great Moroccan Desert Experience
Really great experience. The communication with Nabil before our tour was excellent. He made us confident everythin
andycarvin
andycarvin
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Friendly and efficient airport transfer
Everything we'd hoped for in an airport transfer. Our driver was waiting for us in the arrivals area and brought us
christink445
christink445
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Great tour with an amazing guide!
We just sat back and enjoyed all the great places Madih showed us! If something catched our eyes, he immediately pu
fabianam597
fabianam597
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Perfect experience! Don’t miss it!
Absolutely perfect! I could not ask for a better team to take care of us. From the moment we arrived in Fes all of
judel207
judel207
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Great experience-do it!
The excursion was a highlight of our trip to Morocco! The team was helpful every step of the way and our driver was
908oisino
908oisino
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Tome experience
This was a great trip. Our tour guide Madih was really friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed feeding the monkeys,
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Madihs guide around the Sahara
Madih, our desert guide, was exceedingly kind, accommodating, and informative. While traveling to the Sahara, we we
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Sahara trip from Fes to Fes
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Trip to middle atlas
Awesome tour guide. Very good communication and interaction with the local people. The guide was perfect! 5*
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Reliable, friendly, and flexible tours from Fez
We had a great experience working with Nabil at Fes Desert Trips. He responded quickly to my initial internet inqui
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Enjoyabe Mid Atlas tour while in Fes. Tour guide gave wife and I a deep dive into the history of Fes. Great service!!
It was an extraordinary experience. Entity went the extra mile to ensure appropriate services were provided. Entity
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Amazing
It was an amazing and well designed trip. Good timing to see all what they offer. Our driver (Pedro) was amazing an
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Nikki
2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Our driver, Badr, came to the hotel to pick us up on time, with his car parked right in front and cold bottles of water to welcome us. Throughout the entire journey, he was really friendly and approachable. He speaks good English too so it was really easy to communicate! The itinerary itself was good, and we were able to see everything we wanted to see.
Written September 21, 2022
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David S
London, UK62 contributions
Great driver and car! Pick up as directed and took as much time as we needed. Took us to Volubilis, Fes and Moulay Idriss as well as a lovely place for lunch!
Happily would choose again!
Written June 6, 2022
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Thanks for your nice review. We try our best to make an authentic tours for our clients. We look forward to having you another time. Nabil
Written June 9, 2022
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MrKokss
2 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
The drive was beautiful, the driver was super friendly and helpful and had great stories. The places visited did not disappoint in the least, we had a great time! Would recommend!
Written October 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you very much for choosing to use our services during your trip in Morocco and for taking the time to post your precious feedback about our company on TripAdvisor. Our main objective is that travelers enjoy our trips and we do everything possible to make them satisfied.
Written November 10, 2019
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J.J.
1 contribution
Oct 2019 • Couples
Had a wonderful day out. Everything was taken care of, the atmosphere was very relaxed and our driver was an absolute legend!
Written October 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you very much for choosing to use our services during your trip in Morocco and for taking the time to post your precious feedback about our company on TripAdvisor. Our main objective is that travelers enjoy our trips and we do everything possible to make them satisfied.
Written November 10, 2019
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Sara V
1 contribution
Oct 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderful tourguide who could tell us everything about Meknes, Volubilis and Moulay Idriss and the views were amazing. Would absoluteley recommend this as an activity.
Written October 13, 2019
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Thank you very much for choosing to use our services during your trip in Morocco and for taking the time to post your precious feedback about our company on TripAdvisor. We hope to welcome you again in our country and make you live a new experience.
Written November 10, 2019
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Historic Meknes, Roman Volubilis and Moulay Idriss - Private Day Trip from Fes