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Meknes And Volubis Day Tour

Meknes And Volubis Day Tour Packages
Country: Morocco
City: Fes
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Day trip to Meknes & Volubis and Moulay Idriss

Depart in the morning to one of the old Imperial Cities of Morocco Meknes. Enter the city through the large monumental gate of "Bab Mansour" . It took fifty years for the palace and massive ramparts to be built, but not much remains today. Follow the old walls to explore the Ag Dal Basin once used to water the royal gardens and the Sultans immense stable of 12,000 horses. Within the city visit the Mosque and Mausoleum of Ismail and its decorative tombs.
Then after lunch continue your trip onto the Roman Ruins of Volubis. Dating from the third century BC, Volubis was aseat of provincial authority for hundred years. The city produce wines, olive oil and exported lumber to Roman world. The site was ruined by earthquake in the 17th century. Walk between the partially restored ruins and discover the intricate floor mosaics still intact.
Then continue towards the holy city of Moulay Idriss settled in the Riff Mountains. A holy city for Muslim, if they can not make it to Mecca they should at least make a visit to this holy town. Visit the monumental gate, koranic schools, fountains and a new dome for the mausoleum. While the Tomb of Moulay Idriss is closed to non-Muslims, from the terrace near the Mosque of Sidi Abdallah el Hajjam, you can see breathtaking views of the town and the mausoleum.

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