FEZ TO MEKNES, ZERHOUNE & VOLUBILIS

EXCURSION STARTING FROM FEZ TO MEKNES, MOULAY IDRISS ZERHOUNE, VOLUBILIS

Starting 150 $ – Two People

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Overview:

Today we propose you a highly recommended excursion for tourists visiting Morocco that is going to cover three of most famous and culturally rich cities, these are : the imperial city of Meknes, Morocco’s best-preserved Roman ruins of Volubilis and the holy city of Moulay Idriss Zerhoune.

 

Meknes : The name Meknes is derived from the Berber word Meknassa that refers to the name of the founding tribe of the city. Designated as UNESCO world heritage in 1996 and it is one of the four imperial cities of Morocco.

 

Between 1672 and 1727, during the reign of Moulay Ismail, Meknes becomes the capital of Morocco. Few years later, and during the French presence in Morocco, between 1912 and 1956, the city bore the nickname “Versailles du Maroc” and “petit Paris”, thus reflects the eternal beauty of its architecture.

 

Volubilis : the Morocco’s best-preserved Roman ruins was built a few years before our era, Volubilis was conquered in the 1st century by the Romans who make of it a true ancient city.

 

Today, the grandeur and the setting of this site as well as the beauty of the mosaics make these Roman ruins among the most beautiful in world. Located to the west of the massif of Zerhoune on the edge of Oued Khoumane, Volubilis is inscribed on the World Heritage of UNESCO.

 

Moulay Idriss Zerhoun : the holy city of Moulay Idriss Zerhoune Located 3 km from Volubilis and 30 km from Meknes, is a high place of holiness and spirituality. Rich in a history shared among several peoples, civilizations and religions, the city was borrowed the name of its founding founder Idris Premier, whose son was the founder of the first Muslim dynasty Idrisside of Morocco.

 

 

 

Starting and finishing point: Your Riad or Hotel.

Tour’s Highlights:

Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail : The mausoleum of Moulay Ismaël was built in 1703 and it is one of the few Mausoleums that are authorized to non-Muslims.

 

Bou Inania Medrassa : It is one of the oldest theological schools of the kingdom, built during the 14th century Merinids dynasty; it is a true architectural gem.

 

Bab Bardieyinne Mosque : is a mosque located in the ancient medina of Meknes, built by one of the wives of the Alawite king Moulay Ismail in the eighteenth century.

 

El-Hedim square : located exactly between the old city and the imperial part of the city where to find a market and in the evening storytellers, animal watchers and boatmen come to liven up the square, which takes on a completely different aspect.

 

Heri Es-Souani : Located southeast of Moulay Ismail’s mausoleum and it is here where the king used to have his immense granaries and stables.

 

The Dar Jamai Museum : This majestic palace with a Hispano-Moorish type was built in 1882 as a private residence of Moroccan “makhzen” families of the late 19th century.

Itinerary:

After a hearty breakfast, we will enroll in our eventful one day trip, the first station is going to be the city of Meknes including the main historical monuments that are surrounded by high defensive walls and pierced by nine monumental gates. These gigantic ramparts reach up to 15 m high and make this city one of the most beautiful fortified cities of the Maghreb.

 

Enter the historic center by the door Bab Mansour, the most imposing of Morocco and even North Africa! The heart of the city is houses more than twenty-five mosques, palaces, hammams, vast granaries, vestiges of fondouks (hotels for merchants) and private dwellings dating back to the Almoravid, Merinid and Alawite periods.

 

Then move to the City of Moulay Idriss, visit the tomb of the first Sultan of the country and take a walk through the pleasant alleys of the Khiber district, the upper town where to capture magnificent views of the agglomeration, the surrounding valley, the Zerhoune massif and the cylindrical minaret of the mausoleum.

 

Wind up this adventure with the ancient Roman city, the ruins of Volubilis, with forum, capitol, basilica, triumphal arch, residential quarters and oil mills. The mosaics preserved make of this Roman city a true wonderful open-air museum.

 

 

  • Pick-up from and return to your hotel YES
  • All entrance ticketsYES
  • All transfers in a Private transportation by (A/C comfortable 4WD/Minivan)YES
  • Mineral water during the excursionYES
  • Professional English speaking DriverYES
  • Drinks NOT
  • Typical souvenir NOT
  • Tips NOT
  • Travel Insurance NOT

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