MEKNES

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MEKNES, MOROCCO

Solo Tour Guide Services

Discover Meknes in the company of a Solo Tour Guide, your private friendly tour guide. With his experience, he will be able to make a personalised itinerary just for you to ensure that you get to see what you want. Make the most of your vacation and book our Solo Tour Guide for Meknes.

Ayoub

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After graduating from high school, Ayoub began his travel career. At first he worked for a tour operator that specialised in organizing tours for all types of performing groups. He had found his niche! Then over the years, Ayoub worked as a tour guide. In addition to organising tours to destinations all around Morocco, he studied at university at the same time. Finally he graduated from university with a BA degree in English studies. From this point on, Ayoub decided to run his own business as a tour operator. He says, ” I love hearing someone’s ideas and passion and turning those into a tour, customised specifically for them.” He walks each footstep of every tour during the coordination. It is Ayoub’s mission to ensure that each one of his guests goes home with a wonderful life changing experience. Such is Ayoub’s dedication to tourism. Book Ayoub to get the most of your stay in Morocco. It will be one of the best holiday decisions you make.

Ayoub is 26 years old, does not smoke and speaks English French and Arabic.

Total cost for the guide services of Ayoub for one day (8 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 45 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 50 in cash to Ayoub after his services. Total 95 US dollars.

Similarly the total cost for the guide services of Ayoub for half a day (4 hours) = a non refundable deposit of USD 20 by paypal or major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) PLUS USD 30 in cash to Ayoub after his services. Total 50 US dollars.

This does not include transport, entrance fees or any food & beverage costs.

Though Ayoub does not have transport himself, he can easily sort this out to travel further afield.


How To book A Solo Tour Guide

To book any of our Solo Tour Guides please go to the enquiry form.

Or send an email to info@solotourguides.com.

Alternatively whatsapp +94-75-225-0678.

Remember a Solo Tour Guide looks after your safety and welfare at all times.

 

Our other destinations in Morocco are Casablanca, Marrakesh, Merzouga and Rabat.

Make the most of your stay in Meknes and book one or more of these wonderful activities.


Highlights of Meknes

Bab Mansour at Sunset Time in Meknes Morocco

Bab Mansour at Sunset Time in Meknes Morocco

Meknes is in northern Morocco, some 119 kms east from Rabat and 244 kms from Casablanca. Sultan Moulay Ismail previously made Meknes his capital in the 17th Century. Famous for its imperial past the city has an enormous gate with mosaic tiling and arches called Bab Mansour. Its name comes from the architect El-Mansour. After its original construction, when asked by the Sultan if he could do better, the architect felt compelled to say yes. This infuriated the Sultan so much that he had El-Mansour executed. Needless to say the gate was finished in 1732, five years after the Sultan’s death. Still in good condition today, this gate leads to the former imperial capital. Nowadays it is part of an arts and crafts gallery with an entrance to the side of the gate.

The gate looks out on to Hedim Square. Not that inspiring but has some stalls selling pottery.

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However the top tourist attraction of Meknes is the Medina. This small enclosed market area may have less shopping opportunities than other major medinas but it has a friendlier atmosphere. Set up more for locals than tourists.The vendors do not hassle as much so it is more relaxing and less stressful. Some good small restaurants to try here too. It gets busier in the evening.

Meknes also houses The Mausoleum of Sultan Moulay Ismail. A ruler known for his ruthlessness.  Here there are many fountains and courtyards, which is typical of the Moroccan style. It has been closed for renovation.

To the south of the city lies Heri es-Souani. Now in ruins it was where they stored supplies for the imperial city. More or less a huge granary. It also had the Royal Stables here. An underground water system helped to keep the grain cool, and then opened up so the Sultan’s 10,000 cavalry horses could drink. Thereby serving two purposes.

Sahrij Swani is an artificial lake of about 4 hectares. It is this lake that guaranteed the supply of water to the town as well as to Heri es-Souani. The panoramic views from the lakeside are of the old town and the old stables. The place is popular with locals as they enjoy their evening walk.

For Moroccan architecture visit Bou Inania Madrasa.  A madrasa is an islamic learning centre. Founded in 1341 by Abu al-Hasan Ali ibn Othman in 1341 it is a marvel of islamic architecture. It is hard to find though as its entrance is only by a small door with a small plaque above it. Besides the doors, columns and floors, you can also see detailed decorations on the ornaments. The building contains a place for ablutions, a prayer hall, classrooms and a large patio. Interestingly there is another madrasa with the exact same name in Fes.

Other places of interest include a visit to the neighbouring Holy town of  Moulay Idriss Zerhoun. Muslims go there for pilgrimage. Alternatively visit Chateau Roslane. It has its own winery with a restaurant.



     

Worldwide Taxi Service

Find a comfortable and affordable transfer all around the world.

You can pre-order an inexpensive taxi transfer to the city centre or to the airport. A luxury transfer option is also available. The transfer cost is fixed at the time of pre-order and never rises regardless of how long the driver has to wait for you, stoppages and traffic jams.


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