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1 Day Trip from Fes to Meknes

1 Day Trip from Fes to Meknes

1 Day Trip from Fes to Meknes


This best 1 day trip from Fes to Meknes, a city steeped in history as the birthplace of Morocco first Arab dynasty under the rule of Moulay Ismail. As the former capital of the kingdom, Meknes exudes a regal ambiance, offering a glimpse into its illustrious past through its magnificent architecture and rich cultural heritage.

In the route to Meknes, traverse the picturesque landscapes of Ifrane, affectionately known as the “Switzerland of Morocco,” with its charming alpine vistas and tranquil atmosphere. Pause in the quaint Berber town of Azrou, where ancient traditions and modern life converge amidst its bustling markets and lively streets. Journey alongside the verdant Cedar forest, where the playful antics of Barbary monkeys add a touch of whimsy to your scenic drive, providing delightful moments of connection with nature along the way. Book your trip today!


The 1 day trip from Fes to Meknes, commencing after a hearty breakfast at 08:00 am. Connected by a well-traveled expressway and railway, Meknes boasts a rich history as the former capital of Morocco during the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672–1727). Today, it stands as the thriving capital of the Meknes-Tafilalet region, with a population of 1,000,000 according to the 2012 census. Named after the Berber tribe Imeknasen, Meknes is often hailed as “the Moroccan Versailles,” a testament to the grandeur and power symbolized by landmarks like the majestic Bab-El-Mansour Gate.

Following an exploration of Meknes historic landmarks and architectural marvels, our journey continues to the enchanting city of Ifrane. Renowned for its Swiss-inspired architecture, Ifrane beckons with its picturesque streets and inviting ambiance, offering the perfect setting for a leisurely coffee break and stroll. Afterward, we proceed to the Berber town of Azrou, where a delectable lunch awaits at a local restaurant, providing a moment of relaxation before our scenic drive alongside the Cedar forest. Here, amidst the lush greenery, marvel at the playful antics of Barbary monkeys frolicking amidst the branches, adding a touch of whimsy to our unforgettable journey. As the day draws to a close, we return to Fes, concluding our memorable 1 day trip from Fes to Meknes.


  • 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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