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1 Day Trip To Meknes From Fez

1 Day Trip To Meknes From Fez


On this 1 day trip, we will explore Meknes, the city, where the first Arab dynasty was created by Moulay Ismail and the former capital of Morocco. We will also visit Ifrane, the so-called “the Switzerland of Morocco”, and the Berber town of Azrou. While driving alongside the Cedar forest, you will be amused by the play of the Barbary monkeys.


After breakfast at 08:00 am, we start our 1 Day trip to Meknes from Fez. It is served by the expressway between those two cities and by the corresponding railway. Meknes was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672–1727) before it was relocated to Marrakech. The population is 1,000,000 (2012 census). It is the capital of the Meknes-Tafilalet region. Meknes is named after a Berber tribe which was known as Miknasa (native Berber name: Imeknasen) in the medieval North African sources. Meknès, which is known as “the Moroccan Versailles”, symbolizes the power of Sultan Moulay Ismail with an imposing setting epitomized by the Bab-El-Mansour Gate

After exploring Meknes, we will drive to Ifrane, the so-called because of its architecture “the Switzerland city of Ifran”, where we have the possibility to make a pause for coffee and a walk through its wonderful streets.  We will continue driving to the Berber town of Azrou. There we will have lunch at the restaurant and have a rest before we drive alongside the Cedar forest, where you can see the Barbary monkeys jumping between the branches of cedar forests; We will come back to Fez, where our 1 Day trip to Meknes from Fez ends.


  • Private tour & Transportation with A/C and seat-belt.
  • You can stop whenever you want.
  • Pick you up & drop off at your accommodation in Fez.
  • Experienced driver/guide English speaking.
  • Fuel and all associated expenses.

Not Included

  • Noon meal. (Possibility of picnic or restaurants).
  • Drinks at the meal.
  • Tips and personal miscellaneous expenses.
  • Entry fees to Monuments / Museums / Kasbahs
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

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