Meknes – Volubilis – Fez – Meknes
Two unmissable Moroccan UNESCO sights are yours to discover: the excavated Roman ruins at Volubilis and the storied medieval Islamic city of Fez.
Our first stop will be the ruined Roman city of Volubilis. French archeologists began excavating Volubilis in the early 20th century, though half of the immense sight still remains beneath centuries of topsoil.
Marvel at the famous sights, like the basilica, the triumphal arc, and the many palaces with their exquisite mosaics.
The tour of Volubilis can be done either with or without a local guide.
Perched atop a hill overlooking Volubilis, Moulay Idriss Zerhoun houses the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss I (745-791), the first Arab king of Morocco.
During our stop in Moulay Idriss Zerhoun we will go to a panoramic view point, visit the town center, and get lunch, a snack, or a beverage.
In the afternoon we will arrive at our last destination, the heart of Moroccan civilization, Fez.
The joy of visiting Fez consists largely in simply meandering through this medieval urban maze.
Among the many things we’ll discover are the recently restored leather tanneries, the Foundouk Nejjarine woodworking museum, the Dar el-Magana water clock, the hilltop Merenid Tombs, the serene Bou Inania Koranic school, the Moulay Idriss II Mausoleum, and the Karaouiyne University (the oldest university in the world), just to name a few!
Following our visit of Fez, we will take the highway to get you back to Meknes before dinnertime.