1 day trip to Roman Ruins Meknes

1 day trip to Roman Ruins Meknes The imperial city of Meknes, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Volubilis, and the holy city of Moulay Idriss are the most visited places in Morocco. Volubilis (Roman Ruins) is a North African archaeological site. It is located in Morocco’s Jebel Zerhoun Plain, near Fès. It was the old capital of the kingdom of Mauretania and dates back to the third century B.C.

It was a Roman citadel before becoming the headquarters of an Islamic dynasty, then a Christian enclave independent of Rome, and lastly an Islamic city. Meknes is one of Morocco’s four imperial cities and is located in the country’s northern region. In terms of population, it is also Morocco’s sixth-largest city. The Almoravids founded Meknes as a military city in the 11th century. 

Meknes was promoted to the role of Moroccan capital during the reign of Sultan Moulay Ismail (1672–1727), the son of the founder of the Alaouite dynasty. Moulay Ismail converted Meknes into a splendid metropolis of Spanish-Moorish architecture. There were grand doors and high walls all around it. Each of these locations attracts visitors from all around the world. Let us investigate what draws visitors from various countries to them.

What are the reasons for choosing to book the 1 Days trip to Roman Ruins Meknes?

This itinerary has been specifically curated for the enthusiastic traveller seeking to delve into the cultural and geographical wonders of the 1 Days trip to Roman Ruins Meknes. This trip is ideal for those seeking to immerse themselves in the visual and auditory aspects of Morocco within a limited timeframe. The 1 Days trip to Roman Ruins Meknes, spanning 1 day, is designed for the adventurous traveller who is comfortable with extended periods of driving.

How you will spend this 1 Days trip to Roman Ruins Meknes?

Morocco Days Tour company offers a suggested schedule for a 1 Days trip to Roman Ruins Meknes in Morocco. This day-by-day plan is intended to provide you with an overview of how you will spend your time throughout the tour. The proposed trip schedule has the flexibility to be modified in order to align with the preferences of the individual, so allowing for a customised experience tailored to their specific requirements.

Itinerary: 1-Day trip to Roman Ruins Meknes

The full-day tour from Fes to Volubilis and Meknes departs from your Fez hotel at 9:00 a.m. Our driver will meet you at your Riad and transport you to Volubilis. When you arrive at the Roman remains, Morocco's most important archeological site, you will be awestruck by the well-known monuments, such as the basilica, the triumphal arc, and the various palaces with superb mosaics.

The trip to Volubilis will be accompanied by a local guide who is a specialist in the area. Following that, we will travel to the holy Islamic town of Moulay- Idriss. You'll discover how Moulay Idriss constructed this town. Explore a maze of spotless passageways while appreciating the Zaouia's spectacular views, extended squares, and green-tiled pyramids. From this small hamlet, it takes less than an hour to access the most interesting area of the medina.

Meknes will be the next stop. Our driver-guide will take you to the city's main attractions and historical sites, such as the Palais Dar El Makhzen, Bab Mansour, Bab El Berdaine, Bab El Khémis, and the Sidi Said Mosque, Jardin Lahboul, and Golf Royal. Not to mention tasting the local food to understand more about their way of life.

We will drive back to Fes and drop you off after a full day of exploring Roman ruins and Meknes in an entertaining and exciting setting, with a lot of memories and experiences that will live with you for the rest of your life. Back to Fes Medina.

Please If the itineraries we offer do not meet your needs, please contact us. and tell us about your ideas, and one of our experts will contact you to help you create a one-of-a-kind trip…

What to take on your Morocco Tour?

It is very advisable to use suitcase locks that are authorised by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for securing your bags. Additionally, it is recommended to personally carry expensive items while onboard the aircraft.
A significant number of our excursions include many relocations of our operational centre, hence we strongly advise minimising the weight of your belongings while packing. It is essential to acknowledge that there may not consistently be an individual accessible to provide assistance in transporting one’s belongings. Consequently, it is advisable to limit the amount of luggage to a manageable load that can be carried alone.

  • To respect the culture of the destination
  • Travelers should dress modestly and avoid tank tops, low cut shirts, and short shorts.
  • Headscarves are optional.
  • Hiking clothing and shoes (may become muddy).
  • Bathing suit.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • A lightweight jacket/windbreaker (Essaouira is windy).
  • Bring a thick jacket (Note: The High Atlas Mountains may be chilly from November to March).
  • Be prepared for frigid winter nights.
  • Power adapter for 220v, 50 Hz (rounded two-prong outlets).
  • Toiletries.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat.
  • Prepare a first-aid pack containing lip balm, aspirin, band-aids, muscle cream, Imodium pills for moderate diarrhoea, and any other prescription medications.
Travel Documents
  • A valid passport, together with accompanying photocopies.
  • The provision of travel insurance, together with the inclusion of photocopies.
  • Airline tickets, accompanied by photocopies.
  • Are there any entrance permits or immunisation certificates that are required?
  • In terms of payment methods, individuals have the option to use credit cards, debit cards, or cash.
  • Specifically, credit cards from MasterCard and Visa are often used.
  • The most often used payment methods are American Express and Maestro cards.
  • The use of the product in Morocco presents challenges.
  • The aforementioned document, which has been printed.

It is recommended to get sufficient insurance coverage prior to the scheduled departure date as a precautionary measure against unanticipated events. The scope of coverage should include potential issues such as damage or loss of luggage, aircraft delays or cancellations, and other related matters.

Mohamed Nogot

Mohamed Nogot is the founder and owner of Morocco Days, providing exceptional travel experiences and tours for those who crave adventure. With over a decade of experience in the tourism industry, Mohamed's passion for travel and exploring the hidden gems of Morocco has led him to establish a company that offers personalized and tailored tours, ensuring that every traveler has an unforgettable experience. Morocco Days allows guests to immerse themselves in the local culture, explore some of the country's most breathtaking landscapes, and indulge in traditional cuisine. Mohamed's focus on eco-tourism and sustainable travel creates an opportunity for travelers to give back while improving the lives of local communities. When you join a Morocco Days tour, you're not just a guest; you become part of a family that's passionate about showcasing the beauty of Morocco. Mohamed and his team of professionals strive to create memories that will last a lifetime.