The Moroccan Jewish cultural 17 Nights/18 Days

The Moroccan Jewish cultural 17 Nights/18 Days
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YOUR ITINERARY

Day 01 Head for the border

Marhaba! Welcome to Morocco! a land of tolerance, openness and hospitality. A country with a big history, rich culture, art, food, architecture and variety of landscapes from mountains, coastlines to the fascinating desert. Today, your Private expert driver will be waiting for you at the entrance of the airport to transfer you to your high ended hotel.

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Day 02 A Day to remember in Casablanca

After a nice breakfast, you will explore the economic hub of Morocco Casablanca for a full day cultural Jewish tour where you will have the opportunity to visit The Museum of Moroccan Judaism, Le Tombeau du Saint Eliahou, Beit-El Temple, the Jewish school and the Jewish quarter mellah, during your exclusive guided educational Jewish tour you’ll enjoy your lunch at the Jewish Club, a kosher restaurant.

Day 03 Transfer to Rabat City

After a nice breakfast, you will visit the famous Hassan II mosque, known as the second largest functioning mosque in Africa and the 7th largest in the world. It was designed under the guidance of King Hassan II and built by Moroccan artisans from all over the kingdom. The Mosque is open to Muslims at daily prayer times & open to non-Muslims & tourists for visit, then you will continue to Habous. After enjoying your lunch at an esteemed restaurant you will be transferred to the capital of the kingdom Rabat.

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Day 04 Rabat City Jewish Tour

After a nice breakfast, you will start your guided full day city tour by visiting the city’ old medina, its most known features & historical monuments like The Kasbah Oudayya, built in the 12th century, has been home to Arab tribes, Andalusian immigrants, and some of Morocco’s most powerful sultans, you will also visit some Jewish Synagogues: The Great Synagogue Rabbi Chalom Zaoui, the Talmud Torah synagogue then you will walk in the Jewish quarter known as Mellah.

Day 05 Rabat City Tour/Transfer to Tangier via Larache & Asilah

After a nice breakfast, you will start your guided half day city tour by Hassan Tower known for its largest minaret of an incomplete mosque then you will see Mohammed V mausoleum: a historical building located on the opposite side of the Hassan Tower contains the tombs of the Moroccan king Mohammed V and his two sons. After enjoying your lunch at an elegant local restaurant you will be transferred to Tangier, an outstanding city that combines ancient Arabic styles and the influence of old Spanish and French protectorates. En route, you will stop at two beautiful small towns Larache & Asilah for a quick tour before continuing to your hotel in Tangier.

Day 06 Tangier’ rich Heritage

Today, you will enjoy Tangier’s main synagogues to know the rich Jewish heritage & the symbolic places of the city from the ancient to the modern part through a full day guided tour which will allow you to see The Moshe Nahon synagogue built around 1860, Mellah, Petit Socco and the Museum of the Kasbah if time allows. You may also see The Grand Socco depending on your time.

Day 07 Tangier to Chefchaouen via Tetuan

After a nice breakfast, you will leave Tangier and head to Chefchaouen where you will overnight, you will stop at Tetuan city to visit Ishtaq Ben Oualid synagogue of Tetouan located in the Jewish quarter “Mellah” built in 1889, Its name corresponds to that of the former Chief Rabbi of Tetouan, Its architecture is directly imbued with Andalusian style.

Day 08 Chefchaouen to Fes via Ouazzane

After a nice breakfast, you will go for a morning walking tour through the town’s narrow blue painted walls to discover this amazing area where there is no noise or rush, you will take some nice photographs by a professional photographer. In the afternoon, you will go ahead to the imperial city of Fes, en route you will stop at Ouazzane.

Day 09 Fes Jewish Tour & Cuisine

Fes is considered as a UNESCO world heritage site, home of traditional handicrafts, and tanneries. After a nice breakfast, you will attend an interesting cooking class workshop you will learn how to create authentic Jewish Moroccan cuisine. In the afternoon, you will go for a half day guided tour by visiting some of the city’s main synagogues including The ibn Danan synagogue was built by Mimoun Ben Sidan in the 17th century, a rich merchant from Ait Ishaq, The Slat Al Fassiyine synagogue is the oldest synagogue of Fes whose construction dates back to the 17th century in the heart of the famous El Mellah district, you may see if time allows Saint Haim Messas, Saint David Boussidan, Raphael Berdugo, saint Soulika, la maison Maimonide and the cemetery.

Day 10Fes medina tour

After a nice breakfast at your luxurious hotel, you will go for a full day guided tour to witness & explore the city’ main cultural & religious side by visiting its mosques, historical monuments, old medina & souk. It is known for its historical significance and monuments like The Bou Inania Madrasa, was once a school, it is a religious building in the medina constructed in the 14th century. The Karaouine Mosque and university known to be the world’s oldest university and the second-largest mosque in Morocco. Al Attarine mederssa known for its beautiful courtyard in the center, surrounded by geometric patterned tiles that decorate the walls and floor and Nejjarine Mosque.

Day 11Day Trip to Volubilis & Meknes

After a nice breakfast, you will go for a cultural day trip to Volubilis to discover its fascinating Roman ruins adorned with beautiful mosaics and colorful tiles depicting Roman mythology. From there you will move to see Meknes, you will go to the jewish quarter Mellah, musée Dar Jamaï, a museum showing modern Moroccan arts, woodwork, ceramics, carpets, costumes, jewelry and metalwork. you will also visit the Jewish school. Afterwards, you will return back to your high end hotel in Fes.

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Day 12Fes, Ifrane, Beni mellal, Marrakech

After a nice breakfast, you will leave Fes for a destination to Marrakech, en route you will stop at Ifrane “Switzerland of Morocco”, a charming unique town known for its calm atmosphere, fountains and small gardens, you will also see Beni Mellal a small beautiful city in central Morocco located at the foot of the Middle Atlas, on the edge of the Tadla plain, from there to your majestic hotel or riad in Marrakech.

Day 13Every culture has its own story “Marrakech medina”

After a nice breakfast, you will start your exploration of the most visited city in Morocco Marrakech by your private side cars, considered as an imperial city and a UNESCO world heritage; it serves as a major economic center and tourist destination. It has the largest traditional market “souk” in Morocco, the city is home to a number of synagogues, historical monuments, mosques & tombs that you may see during your day tour like Lazama synagogue built in 1492 by the Jews expelled from Spain it is considered one of the most beautiful in Morocco, Negidim synagogue which in the mellah was built at the end of the 19th century El Badi Palace, Bahia Palace, Dar El Bacha, the Ben Youssef Madrasa, Dar Si Said Museum. Your tour will include Jemaa el-Fnaa square considered as one of the best-known squares in Africa and has been described as a “world-famous square”, then you will continue to Mellah the old Jewish Quarter.

Day 14Atlas Mountains excursion

After a nice breakfast, you will go for a day trip excursion to Imlil where you will do some hiking with your local mountainous guide, after lunch at a Berber family you will go ahead to Ourika valley & sitti Fatma to visit Rabi shlomo belhench tomb on ca you finish your visit of the tomb you will live a very special experience that is  not-for-profit work, we do kindly invite you to help with 10 euros to be added to your trip’ price & the total amount we collect for this purpose we use it to purchase some new clothes in favor of an association that helps poor orphans in Ourika & sitti fatma, afterwards you’ll return back to Marrakech.

Day 15Lets’ call it Garden

After a nice breakfast, you will go on a horse drawn carriage for a unique tour to Marrakech’ most visited and famous gardens Majorelle garden, which was the home of the landscape painter Jacques Majorelle. Afterwards the famed designer Yves Saint Laurent bought and restored the property, it has been open to the public since 1947, & has a large collection of plants from five continents including cacti, palms and bamboo. Once you finish your visit you will move to Le Paradis du safran an organic saffron farm situated on the Ourika road a few km away from Marrakech, during your visit to the farm you will learn everything about saffron and about medicinal and aromatic plants before having your lunch there. Not far from the farm you will move to see another fascinating garden “Anima garden” a magical place for limitless pleasure & inspiration for unforgettable experience before returning back to Marrakech.

Day 16Marrakech best Art Galleries & Handicrafts

After a nice breakfast, you will go for an outstanding visit of House of photography a nice riad & museum that is located a few steps from the Medina.
it brings an impressive photographic collection of famous photographers. It is a precious testimony from anonymous or that will take you back in time. In the afternoon, afterwards, you will see some boutiques of jewelry, traditional caftans, a good opportunity to explore the Moroccan high & diverse creativity in traditional handmade products.

Day 17Day at Leisure

After a nice breakfast, you are free to spend your time as you wish, spend the day at your own leisure, you may go shopping or just relax at your hotel, no services are included today.

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Day 18Let’s come back soon

Today, after a nice breakfast at your luxurious hotel, you will say goodbye to Morocco, and you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

Included in your Tour:

  • Transfer in /out  from airport  to your accommodation 
  • 12 days by transport
  • 11 Nights stay accommodation 5*.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program.
  • Private English speaking guide .
  • Transportation  by 4*4 in desert
  • insurance Durant the trip .

 

Not Included in your Tour:

  • Fly tickets
  • Entrance Fees
  • Dinners of Marrakech , Fes
  • Alcoholic or soft drinks.
  • Lunches
  • Personal purchase
  • Tips
  • Everything not mentioned in the program

 

Accommodation 5* 

  • Casablanca Hotel le Casablanca 
  • Rabat  Dar Diyfa 
  • Fes  Riad  el amine de Fes 
  • Merzouga hotel tombouctou
  • Desert sahara luxury camps
  • Kalat Mgona berber family 
  • Marrakech  Riad ksar Anika 

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Price: $2850 / Person

ITINERARY

FLIGHT
(Please remember to book separately)
Day 1
Head for the border
Day 2
A Day to remember in Casablanca
Day 3
Transfer to Rabat City
Day 4
Rabat City Jewish Tour
Day 5
Rabat City Tour/Transfer to Tangier via Larache & Asilah
Day 6
Tangier’ rich Heritage
Day 7
Tangier to Chefchaouen via Tetouan
Day 8
Chefchaouen to Fes via Ouazzane
Day 9
Fes Jewish Tour & Cuisine
Day 10
Fes medina tour
Day 11
Day Trip to Volubilis & Meknes
Day 12
Fes, Ifrane, Beni mellal, Marrakech
Day 13
Every culture has its own story “Marrakech medina”
Day 14
Atlas Mountains excursion
Day 15
Lets’ call it Garden
Day 16
Marrakech best Art Galleries & Handicrafts
Day 17
Day at Leisure
Day 18
Let’s come back soon