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Stop At: Volubilis, Morocco
the ancient Roman ruins Volubilis, where you will spend a some time exploring the 2000-year-old ruins and getting an idea of life during the Roman Empire.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Meknes Medina, Meknes Morocco
The tour begins with a tour of the walls with monumental gates dating from the seventeenth century Berdaïne Bab, Bab Khemis. Continue exploring the city by the stables (Rua), attics (HERI), and Stud. Stop at the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the only mosque that non-Muslims could visit in Morocco for a long time. Exit through the famous Bab Mansour El on the vast square Hedim. On the other side of the square, the Museum of Moroccan Art "Dar Jamai" offers a wide variety of handicrafts
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: El Hedim Square, Ave Moulay Ismail, Meknes Morocco
"the square of demolition") is a famous square in Meknes, Morocco. The square was built in the years 1672-1674 after the Sultan of Morocco, Moulay Ismail, demolished half of the Old city of Meknes for his palace and the square.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Dar Jamai Museum, Sahat El Hadim, Meknes Morocco
Pass By: Mausoleum of Mouley Ismail, Rue Palais, Meknes Morocco
Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail is under renovation sometime
Stop At: Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, Meknes 50353 Morocco
the holly city of morocco ,there is the tomb of moulay idriss the founder of fes
Duration: 45 minutes
Pass By: Bab El-Khemis Gate, Meknes 50030 Morocco
Stop At: Bab Mansour Gate, 17, Rue Ain El Anboub et Rue Lalla Aicha Adouia Quartier HAMMAM JDID, Meknes 52000 Morocco
the famous gate in Meknes
Duration: 30 minutes
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Near public transportation.
Infants must sit on laps.
Infant seats available.
Not recommended for travelers with back problems.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Regular temperature checks for staff
I was a bit unsure about how to write this review. For the positive, this tour is a convenient and comfortable way to get to Volubilis and Meknes from Fez. You get picked up and dropped off at your riad without problem and the van is comfortable and air conditioned. Volubilis is a cool site to see, and while it was nice stopping by Moulay and Meknes, these two places are maybe less exciting though still pleasant to visit. The driver was also incredibly nice and friendly.
However, there were a few downsides. First, the driver didn't really speak french or english very well. I was generally able to understand the gist of what he was saying, but I know others in the small group were struggling a bit. Additionally, the driver is pretty much just that - he is not a guide and did not provide us with specific history or accompany us through the sites. At Volubilis, you can choose to hire a guide at the site to walk you through the history, though I did not. In Meknes, the driver is not allowed to accompany you into the Medina because he is not licensed as a guide, so you are left to walk around on your own.
My general feedback is if you're simply looking for a ride to these different sites - this is a solid option, though more adventurous travelers could probably do the same visit for cheaper through a combination of train and shared taxis. If you are looking for a formally guided tour, then this isn't quite it.
Minivan drivers do not switch on AC , it gets pretty hot in the back seat. The itinerary says Climate controlled transport, Morocco Trek Safaris certainly did not deliver this. I took 4 trips with them and none of their drivers switched on the AC when it got really hot.
Small group to Meknès and Volubillis. Meknès is ok Volubillis is great. Long day but good fun. Driver Abdullah was great. Very chilled couldn’t do enough for you.
The driver picked us up in time at our Riad and the ride to the different sights was quite comfortable. If you asked him questions, he answered as good as he knew. Keep in mind that this is not a guided tour in general. The drivers are not guides. They take you to the different places and if you have a nice driver - as we had - he will try to give you some information. At Volubilis we automatically got a guided tour, which makes sense as they can tell you a lot about the mosaics and ruins. Sadly enough a lot of people don't tip them afterwards, which is actually a normal thing to do here in Morocco. Anyways, we went on to Idriss, a small and holy town, where you don't meet so many tourists and continued to Meknes. The driver Always gave us possibilities to stop and take some pictures around. As some girls from our tour had to catch a train and didn't have a clue about the time the tour actually should end, we headed back to Fes a little bit earlier and didn't have so much time in Meknes to spend on our own, which was ok though because we saw quite a lot from the car and by stopping next to sights. As we arrived back in Fes earlier (around 4:15 pm), our driver took is to a good spot outside the Medina for some pictures. All together we had a great time, saw a lot and liked our driver too. Btw. if you are in Fes off season and are a little bit flexible with the date for your tour, book it shortly before by the people in your Riad/Hostel/Hotel...because then it might cheaper than booking it much earlier on the page itself. But this is not a guarantee I give. So, as I said before, keep in mind that your driver is not a guide for the tour. Make some research about the places you go to and enjoy the landscape on your drive and the sights. Then you will definitely enjoy your day a lot!
The trip was wonderful. I only wish we had more time in Volubilis. It was fascinating!
We had a lovely day walking among the ruins of Volubilis. Wild flowers were in bloom and it was beautiful! It wouldve been nice to have a guide explain things. Our driver didnt have much to say and didnt take us to all the sites. He left us for a few hours in Meknès to walk around on our own. It was a pity that most of the sites were under construction, so we felt we had too much free time on our own!
Volubilis was a wonderful ancient ruin to visit and the drive out there was very pleasant but I am not sure that the drive out there and back is necessarily worth it when you include Meknes as well. There was a lot of construction and renovation going on on one of the major sites of Meknes so we did not get to see it. Our driver and guide, Yusuf, was one of the best things about this tour as he knew a great deal about the history of Volubilis, Meknes, and also Morocco and told us as much as possible during the drive.
This was a really great tour and we had a great guide as well, named Yousef. We also had a great random couple that went along with us which made the tour even better. Make sure you wear some comfortable walking shoes because you will be doing a fairly good amount of walking. You do not need a guide when you get to Volubilis and you can explore everything on your own. It's not a huge place like an amusement park but there is a lot to see. However, I would advise getting a guide they dont cost much and even less if you split the cost with a group. It's worth it to hear the history behind everything and get some information instead of just taking pics with no background info on the place.
This is a great day trip from Fes. The Roman ruins are incredible - in some respects better than in Pompeii. Meknes is a neat town and we were probably the only tourists I saw I always take that as a good sign that I'm off the beaten path.
Our guide Hassan was seriously the best. His only concern was for our enjoyment and comfort. You should request him if you're going to take this tour.
My guide/driver,Idris,was punctual and welcoming. He's very knowledgable and because it was a very small group tour it was more private. There's no rush for anything even the drive around was smooth with the bumpy roads. I definitely recommend this tour fr a more private and understanding tour!
This tour was not really exactly as described. We visited the roman ruins at Volubilis with a guide which was extra fine and on the way to Meknes we got to see Moulay Idriss from a lookout. The driver said that there was only one thing of interest there mausoleum but we did not stop. On to Meknes and most of the visit was the lunch at the drivers choice of restaurant. A short tour of Meknes with a guide extra again and optional really was only the outside of the palace I think, the square, markets and an old Islamic school. It was not well explained. Then the store next door to the restaurant to buy metal ornaments, technique demonstrated by the guy at the restaurant who was rude when no-one bought anything. The driver slept at the restaurant while we had our tour. I took many tours in Morocco.At the end of the day I think you get what you pay for and a lot of of them steer you into shops and restaurants to buy stuff. Would I take this tour again?No I would probably pay more for a better experience. As an aside do not tour the food market if you are vegetarian or have a stance on animal treatment. Not a judgement just an observation and I would have appreciated a heads up from the guide so I could have not gone there.
The tour of Volubilis was excellent. The roman ruins are pretty amazing. We did not tour Moulay Idriss - just drove through. There was no real tour of Meknes either - dropped in the square and wandered. Seeing the countryside on the drive was excellent.
Loved the tour by the great driver who answers all the questions we asked.
We were picked up on time for this excursion and our driver was knowledgeable and friendly. Volubilis was fantastic and our guide was really passionate about history, therefore I learnt such a lot! It was all very interesting. The ruins themselves were far more extensive than I thought they would be and it was easy to sit there and imagine life as it would have been back in Roman times. I would highly recommend visiting here. Meknes on the other hand...was not really worth a visit. It's nothing special. I would have rather spent more time at Volubilis.
This trip was very good-----worthwhile to take the day off and visit these three places.
The driver---Mr Hashim was extremely good. He is well conversant in english and went out of the way to explain to us the moroccan way of life.It was a pleasure to interact with him
Our driver Yusef was very knowledgeable about the sites and history of the area.
This was a highlight for us on our trip to Morocco! We were picked up at our Riad and led to the van, which is nice in the maze that is Fes. Driss Guemmah, our driver, was excellent! he answered all of our questions about Moroccan life and history while driving very safely. My family of four can have a tough time with car travel, but Driss was a smooth and safe driver in the air conditioned van.
The history that we witnessed was fabulous! Meknes and Volubilis were amazing! We have amazing photos and we just cannot say enough about this wonderful trip!
We went in the summer and we would recommend that you bring lots of water! Thanks Driss!
The tour was very interesting especially due to guide. He informed us about Morocco, culture, people, places of interest...Very reliable and experienced.
Very nice trip. I was picket up on time in my Riad. The van was comfortable and the driver was very good, respecting the speed limits and not using his cellphone while driving, which is rare in Morocco. He did good stops in nice places to let us take pictures.
The duration is enough to enjoy the best of Meknes and Volubilis. Recommend this trip !
Really enjoyed this tour. Volubilis is a must see when in Morocco. I was so surprised at how well the ruins were in tact and well preserved. hidden treasure in the heart of Morocco. The restaurant we had lunch at in Meknes was very good. Enjoyed the medina. Tour guide was great.
driver was really pleasant.
Volubilis needs more time to visit than Meknes
Overall good value for money.
I enjoyed the trip greatly! Our driver made us feel safe and enjoyed telling us about Moroccan life, things of interest passing by, and he even secured a local tour guide for volubilis. Love sharing the trip because you make new friends. Downside: moulay idriss tomb was down for renovations
This tour was the highlight of our visit to Fez. It was a great experience, and very reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend this for anyone visiting Fez. The ruins at Volubilis were the main attraction for me, but there were several interesting stops that helped break up the driving.
Nice driver, wish we had more time in Volubilis compared to the two hours he was giving us in Meknes
Excellent communication from the Company regarding tour availability, pick up time and location. Driver was very friendly, stopped along the way for water/restroom/stretch legs. We had adequate time to explore the sites. The driver recommended a wonderful place for lunch. I will definitely use this company again when returning to Morocco.
Really enjoyed this tour. Driver spoke good english and was very chatty and friendly. He had really good knowledge of Morocco and enjoyed conversing with everyone. Only unprofessional aspect of the tour was being interrogated by the driver, whom had recieved a call from his boss and began interrogating us about a review that we had wrote about a previous tour. Mentioning along the lines that we were being unreasonable and ought to reconsider our rating as it would hurt the business, an explaination was given about the reason behind the review and the tour ended. While this tour was very enjoyable, bit of shame that honest feedback couldn't be accepted as a stepping stone to improve tours for future customers.