Fez Volubilis Day Trip

Fez Volubilis Day Trip

Departure from Fez towards Hours for an hour and a half from the west to the Imperial city of Meknes. Walking along the plain, you will see vast expanses of vineyards, which produce good quality wine, a large part of which is exported to France. You will have up to three hours to Meknes to explore the city, including expansive souks, fascinating historic sites and lunch. Moulay Ismail made Meknes the capital of Morocco during his reign around 1700; Its mausoleum and the Rouah, its stables for more than 12,000 horses, with Place el-Hedim, the central pedestrian square of the Medina, deserve a visit. The Meknes souks are refreshingly spacious compared to Fez, making the city a relaxing place to explore.

After lunch, our journey takes you 30 km north of the hill of Moulay Idriss. The city is one of the most important spiritual sites of the country and a place of pilgrimage as it is the site of the tomb of Moulay Idriss, a prominent Moroccan saint at the end of the eighth century and a great grandson of the prophet Mohammed . The city is often bypassed by non-Muslim tourists, whose closest meeting is often a picture taken near Volubilis. There is limited access to the sanctuary with green tiles, but the multitude of narrow streets that lead to highlights for valley views towards Volubilis is well worth a short stop.

Starting from Moulay Idriss for the short 4-km trip to the Volubilis World Heritage Site, there are several views to take pictures of the city. Volubilis is the site of the largest and best preserved Roman ruins in Morocco, particularly noteworthy for its superb mosaic floors; It has a fabulous view of the foothills of the Rif mountain, especially at sunset. A guided tour of the Volubilis site with an official guide (20 dh paid locally) is well worth it if you are interested in a detail of the history of the site. Around 4:30, you start from Volubilis which returns to Fez around 6:30 pm.