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About Volubilis

Volubilis is situated in Morocco. Volubilis backpacking tours offer an unforgettable exploration into ancient Roman ruins and monuments, with spectacular sights and attractions.

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Volubillis Roman Ruins

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Airports

Volubilis airports include the following:
•Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport

Birdlife

Volubilis birdlife is fairly minimal. Storks can be found all over the ancient city, often nesting on top of ancient pillars of monuments. Aside from these birds, you can see a variety of common Moroccan species such as House Bunting.

Conservation

With such little wildlife and vegetation, Volubilis conservation efforts are largely focused on preserving the ancient historical Roman monuments and ruins.

Malaria

Volubilis malaria info includes:
•Malaria is not endemic in Volubilis
•You will not need to take malaria medication unless you have entered Volubilis from a malaria zone country
•Speak to your doctor if you are traveling between non-malaria and malaria countries
•Do not ever take malaria medication if it is not required, as side effects can be serious

Money

Volubilis money and banking info includes the following:
•Moroccan Dirhams can only be obtained in Morocco, usually through ATMs
•Banks are situated in nearby Casablanca
•Dollars, Pounds and Euros are cheapest and easiest to exchange
•Credit cards are rarely accepted
•ATMs are available in Casablanca and often accept foreign cards such as Visa

Plants

With large expanses of desert surrounding the ancient city, Volubilis plant life is fairly sparse, however occasional scrub and grasslands, as well as trees can be be found around the city.

Safety Tips


•Volubilis is very safe to visit with almost no crime
•Occasional petting crime can occur however so be on your guard
•Local guides can sometimes be a nuisance to tourists visiting the ruins, be firm and polite
•Morocco as a whole can be a fairly high risk country in regards to terrorism so be vigilant at all times
•Where possible, avoid traveling to the city after dark - roads can sometimes be dangerous

Travel Books

Volubilis recommended travel books include:
•Rome in Africa by Susan Raven
•Volubilis by D. Kreikenbom
•Morocco - Culture Smart!: a quick guide to customs and etiquette by Jillian York
•Morocco: The Traveller's Companion by Margaret and Robin Bidwell
•Morocco: In the Labyrinth of Dreams and Bazaars by Walter M. Weiss

Wildlife

Volubilis wildlife is very scarce, with many species facing extinction, or extinct already. The ancient city has many mosaics and murals depicting animals now extinct, including elephant and lion.

 

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