day trip

1 DAY TRIP FROM FES TO MEKNES AND VOLUBILIS

After breakfast in your Riad or Hotel we will start our day trip toward Volubilis (the roman ruins). We will stops along the way before reaching there, then we will discover this ancient Roman town of Volubilis. You will be fascinated by its well preserved mosaics, palaces, baths and soaring arches. Afterwards,we will visit an ancient city call Meknes which is one of the Imperial cities and once Capital of Morocco under the rule of Moulay Ismail. Beautiful gates such as (Bab Mansour). The old city of Meknes is surrounded by thick ramparts. Lunch will be there and drive back to Fez. Meknes was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672-1727), before being transferred to Marrakech. Meknes is named after a Berber tribe which was known as Miknasa (name of Berber native: Imeknasen) in the medieval documents of North Africa. Meknes has a Mediterranean climate with continental influences. Meknes saw his golden age as the imperial capital of Moulay Ismail after his access to the Sultanate of Morocco (1672-1727). He installed under the old city a large prison to house Christian seamen captured in the sea, and also built numerous buildings, gardens, monumental gates, mosques (hence the city nickname “City of the Hundred Minarets”) and the great Line of wall, with a length of 40 kilometers (25 miles).