Morocco Jewish Heritage Tour

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Morocco Jewish Heritage Tour is one of our awesome private tours to Morocco, you’ll explore Morocco’s world-famous Imperial Cities, Ourika (High Atlas Mountains) Berber Jewish Villages, Sahara Desert Morocco Trip, the charming Jewish city of Essaouira, including the Jewish economic Capital of Morocco, Casablanca, as well as all Morocco’s hidden paths.

This journey lasts 12 days / 10 nights and can be customized with a private car or luxury van and English-speaking driver based on your travel dates.

Contact Us / call us / WhatsApp us at (212) 925-6151 to Book Morocco Guided Tour.
Classic Package based on 3* accommodation
USD 2090 per person based on double occupancy
USD 490 per person extra for a single occupancy

Luxury Package based on 4* accommodation
USD 2390 per person based on double occupancy
USD 690 per person extra for a single occupancy

Luxury Package based on 5* accommodation Except in Blue City and H. Atlas 4*
USD 2890 per person based on double occupancy
USD 990 per person extra for a single occupancy
Day 1: Overnight flight from anywhere around the world to Casablanca
Please book your own flight, but if you need assistance, feel free to let us know. You can fly in and out of Casablanca or into Casablanca and out of Marrakech.

Air Travel Tips:
– Direct Flight out of JFK, and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) to Casablanca.  There are also flights between Casablanca and Montreal, Canada with: www.RoyalAirMaroc.com
– You can find a variety of Air Itineraries by visiting: www.cheaptickets.com
Casablanca TourDay 2: Casablanca
Upon arriving in Casablanca, Your tour leader will greet you and transfer you to your charming hotel Hyatt in Casablanca city center.
Casablanca is home to the largest Jewish community in Morocco and has numerous congregations, active communal institutions, and many highly recommended kosher restaurants.

Begin your day with a visit to the newly opened Jewish Museum in Casablanca. Although its collection is still quite formative, this is the first Jewish Museum in an Arab country. Visit the neighborhood that is home to most of Morocco’s Jewish Community. Stop by the cultural center and the Beth El synagogue.

You may wish to have lunch at some of the small kosher restaurants or wherever you may wish on your own.

Dinner at restaurant Rick’s cafe’ from the movie Casablanca.

Meals included: Non

Sites to Visit:
*Ride along the corniche (coastline)
* Royal Palace,
* Mohammed V square
* Jewish Museum
*synagogue
*Hassan II mosque
Rabat TourDay 3: Rabat – Volubilis – Meknes – Fez
A short drive for some of Rabat’s Highlights including Tour Hassan, Kasbat Loudaya.

After, You’ll travel past centuries-old olive groves and vineyards near Meknes, the Ismalian capital, famous for its 25-mile-long walls – not to mention excellent wine. Heading to port Bab El Mansour and Bab El Khamis, journey back thousands of years and explore the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis sprawled over a wildflower-dotted hillside, where a magnificent triumphal arch presides over the awesome remains of palaces and mansions, Roman baths and basilicas, and stunning mosaics.

The short drive to Meknes, Unesco’s world heritage list. After a pleasant lunch at the holy city of Moulay Idriss with the locals on your own.

A stop for a short visit to Meknes on your way to Fez, an imperial city known as the Moroccan Versailles is where the Jewish heritage is visible through Hebraic epitaphs dating from the Christian era in addition to Greek inscriptions that still appear in local synagogues. Meknes’ old Mellah (the Jewish quarter) is known for its historic Jewish street names, and the new Mellah is home to eleven synagogues.

Then head to Fez for dinner & overnight at your charming hotel in the ancient city in Fez.
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Sites to Visit:
* Tour Hassan
* Kasbah Loudaya
* Volubilis – Ancient Roman Ruins / Mosaics
* Bab El Mansour
* Dar El Makhzen palace
* Sidi Sand mosque,
* All Jewish heritage
* Kouba El Khayatine
Fez TourismDay 4: Fez
A best surviving example of an ancient city, the spiritual and intellectual capital of Islam resting alongside ancient Jewish quarters. The Vibrant Jewish heritage in the Mellah, where artisan craft, antique Jewish goods, and handcrafted jewelry are sold. Visit the recently restored Ibn Danan synagogue, one of the oldest and most important synagogues in North Africa. Until very recently abandoned and decaying, its restoration was part of a comprehensive UNESCO project to preserve the monuments and fabric of medieval Fez.

Lunch at the restaurant in the ancient city of Fez

Dinner wherever you may wish on your own.

Overnight and breakfast at your charming riad in Fez
B&B at your charming riad in Fez.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Sites to Visit:
* Royal Palace
* Mellah (Jewish Quarter)
* Jewish Synagogue(not always open to the public)
* Ramparts of Fes
* Potter’s Cooperative
* Al-Qayrawan mosque
* Medersa Bou Inania
* Weavers Cooperative
* Berber Carpet Demonstration
* Tanneries
* Dyers Market
* Najjarine Wood Museum
* Museum Batha
Merzouga Luxury CampDay 5: Ifrane – Midelt – Errachidia – Erfoud – Merzouga / Desert / Camel ride for sunset on the dunes
After breakfast depart to Erfoud via Azrou and Ifrane city. It is said that Ifrane was the capital of a Jewish kingdom in the far-off past. Not to be missed are the village’s only synagogues and the cemetery, which has been the center of pilgrimage for Moroccan Jews for centuries. Stop in Midelt and continue Erfoud.

You’ll stop at Ifrane National Park to feed some monkeys before lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks. Follow by a drive to the last city of Erfoud where civilization end at that part of Morocco.

Lunch at Hotel Tadart in Medilt to follow by another ride to the last city where civilization ends at that part of Morocco / Erfoud.

Lastly, a 30 min Jeep transfer to the sugar-fine sands of the Sahara dunes for some downtime at your charming Kasbah.
In a late afternoon, you will explore the mystical Saharan landscape as you ride by camel over the stunning sugar-fine sands of Merzouga as the red sun sinks. As night falls, listen to the heady intoxicating beat of Berber drum music and song during the traditional pouring of mint tea. Delight in a Moroccan feast of harira soup, a savory tagine (stew with meat and vegetables), or Vegetarian meal, etc.

Overnight and breakfast within your luxury tent in our Merzouga Luxury Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Sites to Visit:
* Fossil / Museum Factory in Erfoud (either today or tomorrow morning)
* Magical Dunes & Nomad camp at Erg Chebbi
Morocco Sahara TourDay 6: Merzouga – Tinghir – Boumalne du Dades – Kelaa M’Gouna – Ourzazate
After a special Berber breakfast, You’ll depart for Ouarzazate, traveling the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan trading route. This area has long been a popular location for Hollywood films such as The Last Temptation of Christ, Jewel of the Nile, and most recently Hideous Kinky. The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich river valleys, palmeries, and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant color under the shelter of the blue desert sky. We’ll travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments and plunging gorges via Tinghir. We’ll stop for a barbecue lunch at a local village and after a refreshing swim at the four-star Hotel where you’ll be lodging, there will be a free afternoon to bike, explore the village, or simply relax by the pool under the cool palms and the warm North African sun.

Dinner and overnight stay at your charming Kasbah in the Ouarzazate area.
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Sahara Desert Morocco TourDay 7: Ouarzazate – The high Atlas Mountains / Jewish Berber Villages
A day of fun and soft adventure with plenty of stops for breaks!
The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich river valleys, palmeries, and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant color under the shelter of the blue desert sky. We’ll travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments and plunging gorges via rose valley through Kalat Megouna and Skoura and to Ouarzazate to explore the famous and the world heritage site of Kasbah ait Ben Haddou. After you may want to have lunch in the area.

Lunch in the area.

You’ll continue on through the High Atlas Mountains, past the rich rolling hills and valleys and mountains of Tizi n’Tichka’s. You’ll stop at a Berber village. Along the way, you’ll pass fragrant pine and cedar forests filled with chatty Barbary apes as you head toward The Ourika Valley.

Dinner and overnight stay at your charming Kasbah in the middle of an old Jewish Berber village.
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner
Morocco Culinary JourneyDay 8: Explore the valley and Berber Villages
You will explore one of the most beautiful and unspoiled valleys of the High Atlas Valley of Ourika rises gently up to the preliminary hills of the High Atlas where small typical villages have nested. It is a pure and magnificent place where silence is only “disturbed ” by birds singing, water streams, and wagtails. Ourika is famous for its pottery, minerals, and crystal.

If it is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday, you will visit the bustling weekly souk of at the Valley.

A visit to the aromatic garden of the valley at souk Lathnine.

A couple of hours trekking to explore some of the hidden Berber villages or to visit one of the hidden waterfalls of the valley. (optional)

Culinary workshop at the Kasbah to learn how to make the Moroccan traditional soup and the famous Moroccan Couscous that you will have for dinner.

Dinner and overnight at your luxury Kasbah Omar at the village of Anrar.
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner



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Marrakech Tour




Day 9 & 10 – Marrakech
1st day:
A full day of sightseeing and enjoy a peck into the world of Jewish Marrakesh. We will visit the Mellah with its synagogues, The Negidim synagogue was built at the end of the 19th century, the other synagogue of the Mellah is the Salat el Alzama, built at the turn of the century, there is a local legend that the synagogue was built during the Second Temple period by Jews who had never lived in Eretz-Israel and had not witnessed the destruction of the Temple… Then the cemetery where Rabbi Hanania Ha-Cohen, the Lion of Marrakesh, and Rabbi Pinhas Cohen are buried. We then proceed to the Palais el Bahia where our guided tour takes us to several grand halls, gardens, and the harem quarter.
Lunch at many restaurants with the locals on your own.

The night beats in the heart of the old city’s famed square, Djemaa el-Fna, where delectable fare is grilled over coals in the bustling torch-lit open-air markets. Mystical snake charmers, hustlers, and mischievous monkeys are part of the nightly drama unfolding as Berber acrobats, fortune tellers, musicians, and engaging storytellers seduce rapt crowds. Wind your way through the serpentine labyrinth of the spice-filled air of the bustling souk, unchanged for over 1000 years, where you’ll discover the best of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship.

1st-night, dinner at a Jewish restaurant (Kosher food is available)

2nd night,
You’ll cap off our journey at the dinner event of Fantasia as we bear witness to a splendid dramatic display of Arabian Nights filled with belly dancing, folkloric troupes, and stately Arabian steeds charging in dynastic battles as of yore.

Accommodation at your luxury hotel or riad in Marrakech.

Meals Included: Breakfast 

Suggested Sites:
* Djemaa El-Fna (large square)
* Saadian Tombs
* Bahia Palace
* Koutoubia Mosque
*Jewish quarter & Heritage
* Majorelle Gardens
* Menara Gardens
* Souk
* Spice / Perfumes / Natural Medicine Pharmacy (fun for a family)






Essaouira Day Tour






Essaouira Day Tour






Day 11 – Essaouira – Marrakech
A day trip to explore Essaouira Jewish Heritage

The 60’s music legends Jimmy Hendrix and the Rolling Stones were drawn to Essaouira’s idyllic charm, which continues today to lure musicians and artists alike to the sparkling whitewashed fishing village trimmed with the brilliant azure of its skies. A former Portuguese settlement in the 18th century, its stone ramparts overlook an emerald sea where dolphins sometimes frolic near the fringe of the silvery beach, and camels ferry passengers across fine sand. Dream on the beach, stroll through serene squares, browse artisan shops or the fish market, bursting with a plethora of fruit of the sea to be grilled to a succulent finish before your eyes. Top it your repast with the national drink of Moroccan mint tea and savor delectable French pastries at one of Essaouira’s many charming cafes. A full day will be spent at Essaouira… and do not forget to take your horse riding at the beach before return to Marrakech.

Essaouira’s historic seaside medieval town boasts a Jewish History that is captivating for Jewish and non-Jewish travelers.

Visit Jewish Essaouira: Synagogue & Mellah: Jacky Kadoch is the president of Essaouira’s Jewish community. Rabbi Chaim Pinto, the synagogue of the revered Pinto is located in Essaouira’s medina within the Jewish Mellah. Former inhabitants of Essaouira, most of them Jewish, formed a committee to rehabilitate the town. An important member of the committee is King Mohammed VI’s Economic Advisor.

Visit the Essaouira Jewish Cemetery: The monolithic tombstones are carved out of marine sandstone. This kind of tombstone can be found in other Moroccan towns located mainly on the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts.

Lunch at the fish restaurant Chez Sam

A late afternoon drive back to Marrakech for some downtime at your charming riad.

Dinner on your own.
B&B at your charming hotel in Marrakech

Meals Included: Breakfast
Day 12: Casablanca or Marrakech
Morning transfer to Marrakech or to Casablanca airport for your return home with plenty of tails of Arabian nights and days.

Morning, 20 min transfer to Marrakech airport
or
2h & ½ transfer to Casablanca airport

Meals Included: Breakfast
Classic Package based on 3* accommodation
USD 2090 per person based on double occupancy
USD 490 per person extra for a single occupancy

Luxury Package based on 4* accommodation
USD 2390 per person based on double occupancy
USD 690 per person extra for a single occupancy

Luxury Package based on 5* accommodation Except in Blue City and H. Atlas 4*
USD 2890 per person based on double occupancy
USD 990 per person extra for a single occupancy


What’s Included:

* Charming 4* hotel lodging
* Charming Kasbah at the edge of the dunes / Sahara Desert
* Breakfast daily
* 5 Dinners including 1 Culinary Workshop
* 4×4 in & out of Merzouga
* Camel Ride for sunset in Sahara
* Private Luxury Motor Coach, Gas, Tolls & Driver for the entire trip
* Transfers to and from the airport
* Knowledgeable certified guide for the entire trip
* Museum fees
* All taxes
* PCR Covide test appointment with a Lab

Not included in package price:

* Airfare
* Meals not included in the program
* Drinks
* Travel Insurance
* PCR Covide test ($60-$70pp)
Everyone who took any of our Morocco Tours with us raves about it! When are you going to come and find out what the hype is all about?

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