Discover the ancient side of Morocco with us. This trip will transfer you back in time to the ancient Roman Empire and Moroccan sultanate.
Immerse yourself in the astonishing landscape of the Middle Atlas Mountains, rolling, green hills dotted with cedar trees and charming colourful plains stretching along the horizon.
Get to know the rich history of Morocco with 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Let us take you back in time in Volubilis, one of the most important Roman sites in North Africa and the world’s most preserved site from the Roman Empire.
Visit Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, of the country’s most important spiritual and pilgrimage site. Explore Meknes – home of the Moroccan sultanate where the blending of the Islamic and European styles of the 17th century Maghreb are still evident today. This trip is packed with astonishing views, exceptional historical places and cultural connections.
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∴ Our driver will pick you up from your accommodation after breakfast, at 8 am.
∴ After travelling through the picturesque settings, charming green rolling hills dotted with cedar woods, the first stop will be at the UNESCO World Heritage Site – ancient Roman city of Volubilis. It is one of the Roman Empire’s most remote settlements listed for being “an exceptionally well-preserved example of a large Roman colonial town on the fringes of the Empire”.
∴ Volubilis is adorned with beautiful mosaics and colourful tiles depicting Roman mythology. The ruins are spread out across several acres and what remains visible is several fragments of wall, parts of massive columns, the capitol, the basilica, and a triumphal arch. You will able to see how Roman Mansions and castles were transformed to make the most impressive Roman City with its well-preserved ruins and spectacular mosaics. Volubilis is considered as one of the most important Roman sites in North Africa and the world’s most preserved site from the Roman Empire.
∴ After travelling further through the charming landscape, you will visit the holy city of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, perched dramatically against the slope of Mount Zerhon.
∴ The early medieval city of Meknes, UNESCO World Heritage Site will be your next destination. The medina of Meknes holds the city’s historic sights such as Bab El Mansour, the huge decorated gate, Qara Prison the famous underground old prison, The Sahrij Swani and el Hadim square – the small version of Marrakech’s popular square Jama El Fna.
∴ Founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids Meknes is an impressive city in Spanish-Moorish style. It is surrounded by high walls with great doors, where the harmonious blending of the Islamic and European styles of the 17th century Maghreb are still evident today. Meknes provides a remarkable approach to urban design, integrating elements of both Islamic and European architecture and town planning.
∴ After exploring the winding narrow medina streets and grand buildings, head over for locally made dinner in one of the Medinas charming local restaurants. Enjoy the view of the square from one of the local cafes, sipping traditional Berber tea.
∴ Meet our driver early evening to take you back to your accommodation in Fes. Estimated arrival time at 7pm.
Tour Tip: Travel with friends or team up with other international travellers on our private tours. Check our attractive offers of private tours for groups (a licensed tourist car capacity 4 people/minivan 8 people/van 15 people).
Your Accommodation in Fes
• Local Official Guide at Volubilis
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• Personal Expenses
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Q1.Is it possible to book a local guide in Meknes?
We do offer guided tours in Meknes. Our local guides are available for a tour including the old Medina of Meknes with its important points and sightseeing spots. For more information please Contact Us.
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