Morocco – Luxury Jewish Tour

  • 15 Days , 9 Cities
  • From $5,995
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Its location at the intersection of Europe and Africa makes Morocco a real crossroads bordered by the waters of the Mediterranean and open to the vast stretches of the Atlantic Ocean. This “farthest land of the setting sun” is rich in contrasts, a destination that beckons you.
Countries Visited Morocco
Places Visited Casablanca, Rabat, Fes, Erfoud, Skoura, Ouarzazate, Marrakesh,
Suggested Duration 15 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Casablanca, Morocco

    Upon your arrival at the Mohamed V Airport in Casablanca, you will meet your guide, who will take you immediately to check-in at your hotel.

    In the afternoon, you will explore Casablanca starting from the Jewish Museum which is the only Jewish museum in the Islamic world. It relates the history of the once-thriving Jewish community (two-thirds of whom live in Casablanca) and its influence on modern Moroccan society, with more than 1500 historical artifacts including documents, traditional clothing, ceremonial items, and a vast collection of photographs. The Jewish area is the largest community in the Arab world; the Jewish Museum, Jewish Cemetery, Temple Beth-El, the Jewish Synagogue in Casablanca. The Temple Beth-El is considered the centerpiece of a once vibrant Jewish community.

    Dinner at leisure and overnight accommodation.

    What's included?

    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 2

    Rabat - Explore City

    In the morning, you will depart for Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Each civilization that has inhabited the city has left its mark, resulting in a wide variety of architectural styles including those from the Phoenician and Roman eras. You will spend your day discovering the delights that Rabat has to offer:

    Mohamed V Mausoleum was Mohamed V who brought independence to Morocco in 1956. Revered by both Muslims and Jew alike, his bravery in the face of the occupying Vichy regime during World War II saved Moroccan Jews from the fate of their European brethren. His son, Hassan II, who ruled Morocco for 38 years, was buried here in 1999. The Hassan Tower on the Yacoub al-Mansour esplanade. The building is considered a masterpiece of modern Alaouite dynasty architecture, with its white silhouette, topped by a typical green tiled roof. Oudaya Kasbah is at the mouth of the Bou Regreg river opposite Salé. It was built during the reign of the Almohads.

    Dinner at leisure and overnight accommodation.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Meknes - Once home to a thriving Jewish Community

    You will travel to Roman ruins at Volubilis, nearby Moulay Idriss, and Imperial Meknes. Meknes was once home to a thriving Jewish Community. You may wish to visit the aging Talmud Torah in the Jewish Quarter and the new mellah (Meknes had two of them: the original one and the 20th-century new mellah). Continue to the Middle Atlas Mountains and Morocco’s spiritual capital, Fes. The entire city functions largely as it did in the Middle Ages the scholars, architects, historians, and artists travel from all over the world to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fez.

    The continuation is towards the city of Fez, and check-in at your hotel. Dinner at leisure and overnight accommodation.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 4

    Fez - Spend a memorable day at the Jewish history and culture

    Then spend a memorable day taking a special look at the Jewish history and culture of traditional Morocco. Explore the mellah (Jewish district) of Fes, founded in 1438 and once home to tens of thousands of Jews, 40 synagogues, the Bet Din, communal ovens, ritual baths, and schools. Visit the vast Jewish cemetery opposite the gates of the Royal Palace and the nascent Jewish Museum at the Em HaBanim synagogue.

    Visit the recently restored Ibn Danan synagogue – the oldest extant synagogue in Fes. Until very recently abandoned and decaying, its restoration was part of a comprehensive UNESCO project to preserve the monuments and fabric of medieval Fes. Its rededication in February 1999 was attended by over 400 people from all over the world.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 5

    Fez - Private walking tour

    Step back six centuries into the medieval world of Fes, whose narrow and cobbled streets are filled with ancient mosques and towering green-glazed minarets.

    Highlights of your private walking tour of Fes include the Medersa (Koranic University) Attarine, Foundouk Nejjarine, the shrine of Moulay Idriss II, countless souks, and the famous tanneries.
    Dinner at leisure and overnight accommodation.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 6

    Atlas Mountains’ Berbers - Discover the rural environs

    You will spend your day discovering the rural environs of the Atlas Mountains’ Berbers. Covered with evergreen pines, tall cedar trees, and poplars, and laced with flowing streams, your first view of the Middle Atlases will appear oddly un-Moroccan. You will soon come across the first real town of the Middle Atlases, Azrou, an important market center for the region’s Berber tribes that is located at a major junction of mountain routes. At Midelt, the Middle Atlases give way to the High Atlas Mountains, whose peaks are visible through the haze, soaring to over 12,000 feet. You will stop in Midelt for lunch, enjoying the dramatic sight before you. You will then continue to Erfoud, one of the most delightful southern regions consisting of a dry, red belt of the desert with a sudden drop into the lush valley of Ziz, with copious date palm groves and flowing streams. You will conclude your day with dinner in your hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 7

    Merzouga dunes - Experience the spectacular

    With its indescribable beauty, watching the sun as it rises over the spectacular Merzouga dunes is an experience that should not be missed. Afterward, you will eat breakfast with the Tuaregs and continue onward, transported in Land Rovers, to explore the ancient, holy oasis of Rissani. There, you will visit the ruins of Sijilmassa, remnants of the first Arab and Islamic city of Morocco, and the prehistoric fossils present throughout the desert. You will then return to your hotel for the evening.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 8

    Dades Valley - Traveling through El Kelaâ De Mgouna and Boumalne

    Only 10 miles from Tinghir, you will find the Todas, the highest, narrowest gorges in the region. You will travel through the Dadès valley, wherein in the spring, thousands of Persian roses bloom in hedgerows, filling the air with their heavenly perfume. You will also see the thousands of Kasbahs scattered along the Dadès River, majestic sandcastles with a visually appealing, timeless beauty. You will explore the Dades Valley, traveling through El Kelaâ De Mgouna and Boumalne to view the inimitable natural vistas and unusual rock formations Your day will end with dinner and accommodation in Skoura.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 9

    Witness one large oasis intercepts the flow of water

    After breakfast, departure to Ouarzazate, where one large oasis intercepts the flow of water between the Dadès, the Drâa valleys, and the majestic High Atlas Mountains. You will conclude your day with dinner and other accommodations in your hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 10

    Kasbah of Aït-Benhaddou - Explore the renowned architectural marvel

    You will spend most of your day en route to Marrakesh, exploring the legendary Kasbah of Aït-Benhaddou, a renowned architectural marvel, and stopping in Taddart and Tizi Tishka pass, at an altitude of 11,000 feet. The pass divides the mountains into two distinct facets: the harsh, stark side acting as a shield that protects the hinterland from the harsh, dry expansion of the Sahara, and a lush side, soft and evergreen, which collects the moisture from the Gherbi winds of the Atlantic Ocean. You will arrive in Marrakech, a city of pleasure for both visitors and locals, where southern tribesmen and Berber villagers bring their goods to market and find a variety of entertainment. To tourists, the city is a feast for the imagination, full of incomparable beauty, situated before the towering mountains that provide a thrilling backdrop. After a visit to the bustling Jemaa El Fna square.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 11

    Marrakech - Visit the historical sites

    You will devote your morning to the exploration of Marrakech’s many historical sites, including the Menara, a magnificent pool surrounded by flowerbeds, reflecting the image of an exquisite Moorish edifice, constructed in 1866 for the dignitaries, who enjoyed glorious sunsets with the ethereal Atlas Mountains as a backdrop. The pool also functions as an innovative irrigation system that is adapted to live in the desert. Your tour will cover many impressive sites, including the Koutoubia Minaret (which is identical to la Giralda, a tower found in Sevilla, Spain), and the Saadian tombs, which demonstrate Moorish architecture at its best. The tombs consist of sixteenth-century mausoleums, which lay walled-in and undiscovered until 1917. Marrakesh Mellah – Jewish Cemetery and Synagogue: walk along the narrow winding streets to the various synagogues, colorful souks, and the Jewish Cemetery.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 12

    Ourika Valley - visit the traditional Berber Souks

    You will begin your day with an excursion to the Ourika Valley, where you will visit the traditional Berber Souks, as well as the Jewish shrines. After lunch, you will discover the workshops of the local artisans, enjoying their sophisticated, hand-made products. You will return to Marrakesh for dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 13

    Essaouira - Admire a picturesque city with a rich history

    You will begin your day by traveling to Essaouira (Mogador), a picturesque city with a rich history. With fascinating antiquity, Essaouira was occupied by the Phoenicians and Carthaginians, supplied essential purple dyes to the Romans, absorbed the sophisticated Jewish arts of silversmithing, and spent centuries as a Portuguese enclave. Despite the obvious influence of these civilizations, Essaouira has managed to remain a small, authentic Berber town. Alive with the breath of fresh air provided by the Atlantic, Essaouira is a jewel nestled in the rugged coast, with a vast expanse of empty sands trailing back along the promontory towards the South. Visit the extensive Jewish cemetery (Essaouira was once one-third Jewish) built on the shore of the ocean and, if possible, the synagogue of the venerated Rabbi Chaim Pinto in the mellah.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 14

    El Jadida - Discover the citadel

    You will travel to Casablanca, stopping at El Oualidia for a seafood lunch. You will continue onward to El Jadida, where you will visit the citadel, evidence of the 11th-century Portuguese occupation. Finally, you will arrive in Casablanca, having completed a journey that has led you through immeasurable antiquity. You will conclude your day with a farewell dinner and spend the night at the hotel.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 15

    Casablanca - Departure

    In the morning, you will travel to the Mohamed V Airport for your transatlantic return flight.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $5,995 per person

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What’s Included?

  • 14 -nights stay luxury accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Land transportation in an air-conditioned, chauffeured vehicle from day 1 till day 15
  • Services of English-speaking  guide,  from day 1 till day 15
  • Entrance fees to monuments and museums

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Visit the precious city of Casablanca
    • Jewish Museum: the only Jewish museum in the Islamic world.
    • Jewish sites: Jewish area (the largest community in the Arab world), the Jewish Museum, Jewish Cemetery, Visit Temple Beth-El, the Jewish Synagogue in Casablanca. 
  • Visit the capital city, Rabat
    • Visit Mohamed V Mausoleum
    • Explore Hassan Tower
    • Visit Oudaya Kasbah
  • Visit the Roman ruins at Volubulis
  • Visit Meknes which is home to a thriving Jewish Community
  • Visit the aging Talmud Torah in the Jewish Quarter and the new mellah
  • Visit the city of Fez
    • Explore the mellah (Jewish district)
    • Visit the vast Jewish cemetery opposite the gates of the Royal Palace and the nascent Jewish Museum at the EmHaBanim synagogue. 
    • Visit the recently restored Ibn Danan synagogue – the oldest extant synagogue in Fes.
    • Private walking tour of Fes; the Mederse (Koranic University) Attarine, Foundouk Nejjarine, the shrine of Moulay Idriss II
  • Visit the cities of Azrou, Midelt, and Erfoud
  • Watch the sun as it rises over the spectacular Merzouga dunes
  • Explore the ancient, holy oasis of Rissani
  • Visit the ruins of Sijilmassa
  • Discover Todra, the highest, narrowest gorges in the region
  • Travel through the Dadès valley and see the thousands of Kasbahs scattered along the Dadès River
  • Traveling through El Kelaâ De Mgouna and Boumalne to view the inimitable natural vistas and unusual rock formations
  • Visit the city of Skoura
  • Explore Ouarzazate, where one large oasis intercepts the flow of water between the Dadès, the Drâa valleys, and the majestic High Atlas Mountains.
  • Visit the city of Marrakesh
    • Explore the legendary Kasbah of Aït-Benhaddou
    • Exploration of Marrakech’s many historical sites, including the Menara
    • Historic tour
    • Marrakesh Mellah; Jewish Cemetery and Synagogue: walk along the narrow winding streets to the various synagogues, colorful souks, and the Jewish Cemetery
    • Excursion to the Ourika Valley, where you will visit the traditional Berber Souks, as well as the Jewish shrines
  • Visit the city of Essaouira (Mogador), a picturesque city with a rich history
    • Visit the extensive Jewish cemetery (Essaouira was once a one-third Jewish) built on the shore of the ocean and, if possible, the synagogue of the venerated Rabbi Chaim Pinto in the mellah
  • Visit El Jadida on the way to Casablanca, where you will visit the citadel, evidence of the 11th-century Portuguese occupation

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