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Volubilis, Meknes, Moulay Idriss - Drive ourselves or pay for a "tour"?

Volubilis, Meknes, Moulay Idriss - Drive ourselves or pay for a "tour"?

Old Jul 3rd, 2024, 08:40 PM
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Volubilis, Meknes, Moulay Idriss - Drive ourselves or pay for a "tour"?

We'll be in Fez in September and want to do a day trip to Volubilis, Meknes and Moulay Idriss. I see many "tours" that go out there, but they all seem to be mainly just transportation in a van or car -- no guide is included; you get and pay for a guide at each place that you visit if you want.

After being in Fez for a few days, we plan to rent a car to drive to the south. I am wondering whether we'd have a better day just driving to Volubilis, Meknes and Moulay Idriss ourselves and getting local guides in each place once we get there. This would give us more time to explore Volubilis if we want (the "tours" only give you one hour there), or perhaps go to a nearby vineyard for lunch instead of some mediocre touristic restaurant. (I see that Abercrombie & Kent do that on their big Morocco trip, and it sounds interesting).

Anyway, should we have any concerns about driving to these towns ourselves from Fez? Are the roads decent? Are the signs in English? Is it confusing to know where to go or where to park? Or will it all make sense once we get there? Thanks!
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I cannot imagine a non guided tour to Meknres. The visit of the Kasbah needs a good prparation in oder to find the right places and to visit then when they are open.
The visit of Volubilis and Mouilay Idris is easy, however.
Don't expect too much at Volubilis. The site is much smaller than the Algerian or Tunesian excavations of Djemilah, Timgad, Dougga and Sbeitla ot the Spanish one's at Merida.
The A2 between Fes and Meknes is a motorway.

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