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ANCIENT TRAIL: 1 Day Trip To VOLUBILIS, MEKNES, MOULAY IDRIS From FES

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, charming colourful plains stretching along the horizon. Get to know the rich history of Morocco with 3 UNESCO Word Heritage Sites. Let us take you back in time in Volubilis, one of the most important Roman sites in North Africa and 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 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 connection you'll never forget.

per adult from

$190

AUD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Volubilis
    • Entry/Admission - Moulay Idriss Zerhoun
    • Entry/Admission - Meknes Medina
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Volubilis, Morocco

      Our driver will pick you up from your accommodation after breakfast, 9am. After travelling through the picturesque settings, charming green rolling hills dotted with cedar woods, 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 settlement 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 consider as one of the most important Roman sites in North Africa and world's most preserved site from the Roman Empire.

      Duration: 2 hours

      Stop At: Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, Meknes 50353 Morocco

      After travelling through the charming landscape, we will visit the holy city of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, perched dramatically against the slope of Mount Zerhon.

      The whitewashed town of Moulay Idriss located between two green hills in a cradle of mountains.

      It is one of the country’s most important spiritual and pilgrimage site, the place of the tomb of Moulay Idriss, a prominent Moroccan saint in the late 8th century and a great grandson of the prophet Mohammed.

      For many centuries the town has been a place of pilgrimage, thanks to its founder, Moulay Idriss el Akhbar.

      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Meknes Medina, Meknes Morocco

      Early medieval city of Meknes, UNESCO World Heritage Site is your next destination. The medina of Meknes holds the city’s historic sights such as: Bab Elmansour, 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. Behind the high defensive walls, pierced by nine monumental gates, are key monuments including twenty-five mosques, ten hammams, palaces, vast graneries, vestiges of fondouks (inns for merchants) and private houses. Meknes provides a remarkable approach of urban design, integrating elements of both Islamic and European architecture and town planning. After exploring all 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. Estimated arrival time 6pm.

      Duration: 3 hours

      Pass By: Meknes, Meknes, Meknes-Tafilalet Region

      Meknes is a city in northern Morocco. It’s known for its imperial past, with remnants including Bab Mansour, a huge gate with arches and mosaic tiling. The gate leads into the former imperial city. The Mausoleum of Sultan Moulay Ismail, who made the city his capital in the 17th century, has courtyards and fountains. To the south, ruined Heri es-Souani is a vast structure once used as stables and for food storage.

      Pass By: Fes, Fes, Fes-Meknes

      Fes is a northeastern Moroccan city often referred to as the country’s cultural capital. It’s primarily known for its Fes El Bali walled medina, with medieval Marinid architecture, vibrant souks and old-world atmosphere. The medina is home to religious schools such as the 14th-century Bou Inania and Al Attarine, both decorated with elaborate cedar carvings and ornate tile work.

    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We offer pick up from your accommodation.
      Departure Time :
      9:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Infant seats available
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by The Alternative Morocco

    Activity ID: V-128538P24

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