Highlights: Roman ruins at Volubilis and imperial cities of Meknes and Fes
We have some driving to do today (about 5.5 hours total), but plenty of stops and breathtaking views to break it up.
We’ll stop to stretch our legs in Meknes, where there is a calmer medina where shopkeepers are not as pushy to make a sale. While Meknes is quite large, the two main areas of interest are the Ville Impériale (Imperial City) and the manageable medina.
We’ll be sure to check out the grand Bab al-Mansour gate and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail. Next, we’ll visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis (think astonishingly well preserved mosiac floors!), a UNESCO protected site, founded in the 3rd century BCE, it remains incredibly well-preserved. We’ll have stunning views of the Rif Mountains, and learn some more of Morocco’s rich history.
Once we arrive in Fes, you will have some time to explore the city on your own. You may choose to take a hot shower relax, and enjoy this extra special, luxury riad that has a restaurant as beautiful as the rooms.
Accomodation: Riad Salam