Jewish highlights


$365 (Per Person )
  • 8 Days / 9 Night
  • Max People 45

Welcome to Morocco, a country of vibrant colors, bustling markets, and stunning landscapes! This tour will take you on a journey through some of the most fascinating and beautiful places in Morocco, starting in Casablanca, passing by Fez, and ending in Marrakech.

    This special program allows you to experience Morocco and its wonderful and intriguing famous sites at the same time focusing on its rich Jewish heritage. Our special and expert guide in Morocco history and its Jewish heritage will accompanyt. As a private tour you will have the flexibility to adapt and change to fit your desires. We have selected accommodations of traditional Moroccan Riads and hotels so that you are immersed in the “real” feel and culture of this intriguing country. This itinerary highlights sites of Jewish cultural significance but tour includes all important Morocco sites.

    This tour includes :

    • Accommodation in selected hotels or similar category.
    • Transfers according to program.
    • French/multilingual local guide.
    • Regular sightseeing tours mentioned and not listed as optional.

    Arrive into Casablanca Mohamed Vth airport, after clearing costoms and immigration, your English speaking driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals area. Then you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Afterwards, you’ll go on a tour of the economic capital of Morocco. Casablanca is the main gateway to Morocco, the bustling city is Morocco’s business powerhouse and industrial center, with a modern swagger that is unseen in any other part of the country. You’ll start this amazing day by visiting the Hassan II Mosque, on the shoreline, just beyond the northen tip of Casablana’s medina (old city), the Hassan II mosque dominates the entire city, it is the second largest mosque in the world.

    Next, you’ll visit the city’s downtown, Place Mohamed V is the central plaza of Casablanca and is home to many of the city’s important official buildings, including the main post office, Palace of Justice, Prefecture, French consulte, and the Main bank of Morocco. The downtown district of Casablanca between Place Mohamed V and Boulvard Mohamed V is briming with a style of architecture that blends Art deco and Art Nouveau with traditonal Moroccan design.

    South of Place Mohamed V lies the Parc de la ligue Arab (the league of Arab states park), designed in 1918, this park, complete with a palm tree lined avenue, is Casablanca’s biggest open space. And just near the park, you’ll find Villa des Arts, one of Morocco’s primary cultural foundations and one of the largest museums in Casablanca.

    Casablanca is home to the largest Jewish community in Morocco and has numerous congregations, active communal institutions, and many highely recommended kosher restaurants. You’ll visit the Mellah (Jewish Quarter) with its temples and synagogues such as Beth-El, Em Habanin and neve shalom. You’ll also visit the Museum of Moroccan Judaism which is a museum of Jewish life in Casablanca established in 1997.

    Overnight at your hotel.

    Today, you’ll leave Casablanca and head to the capital of Morocco. Rabat, rests along the shores of the Bourgreg river and the Atlantic ocean. Rabat is a cultural city deep rooted in history with many masterpieces decorating its streets and squares. You’ll visit the Kasbah des Oudayas which is a majestic and splendid architecture embellished by the sorrounding gardens. Not far from the walls, stand the imposing walls of the Chellah, a necropolis from the time of the Merinids. Crossing the walls is like entering another world, walk among anciant vestiges, gardens, and storks.

    Next is the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, a building with facinating traditional Moroccan architecture and contains the tombs of the Moroccan King Mohammed V and his two sons, late king Hassan II and Prince Abdllah. Just across from the Mausoleum lies the Hassan Tower, which is the emblem of the Moroccan capital, its construction was ordered in 1196 by the Sultan Yacoub el Mansour. Its minaret was to peak at 60 meters, but work stopped after 40 meters after the death of the sultan. Today this unfinished tower enjoys a worldwide reputaion. You’ll visit the Mellah with its narrow lanes and colorful courtyards, it is nowadays home of a few Jewish families. Afterwards, you’ll continue to Sale, Rabat’s twin city and bedroom community, lies on the side of the Bourgreg river, it is the birthplace of Rabbi Hayyim Ben Moses Attar, the famous 18 th century scholar and cabbalist known throughout the Jewish world for his bible commentry. You’ll return to Rabat where you’ll be spending the night.

    Overnight at your hotel.

    Today, you’ll leave the capital city and head towards the north to the city of Tangier. You have an outstanding day ahead touring the beautiful city of Tangier with its lively medina and beautiful beaches, the coasts of Tangier where the Mediterrean and Atlantic waters converge, you’ll discover a unique city bearing a multicultural heritage. Stroll the streets of the white Tangier, they are lined with lime-coated houses, let yourself be carried away by the dreamy atmosphere that covers the city.

    You’ll discover the medina and the souks of tangier and dive into the authentic soul of the city. Your visit starts at the entrance of the medina, the grand Socco, the busiest place in the city, a vast square full of café, street vendors, women of the Rif with their multicolored clothes and big hats, craftsmen shops, in short, a whole mix of smells and colors.. Cross the large arcade and you’ll find yourself in the heart of the medina, the more you plunge into the souks the more mysterious the alleys become. Continue your walk until you reach a small alley that climps up a stair case then go up along the Amrah to the door of the Kasbah and there will be a complete change of scenery. Cross the small door of the Kasbah and you’ll have under your eyes a panoramic sight of great beauty which will take you as far as spain. You’ll visit the Moshe Nahon Synagogue on the Synagogues street whose name attests to the rich jewish presence here. Next, you’ll the Beit Yahouda Jewish Museum in the Medina of Tangier, the museum cover an area of 260 m2 and includes three exhibition halls, corridors around the courtyard of the synagogue and a souvenir shop. Afterwards, head to your hotel.

    Overnight at your hotel.

    A member of the Moroccan Jewish community visits a cemetary in the northern city of Meknes, on October 27, 2021. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)[/caption]

    Today, you’ll leave Tangier behind and head to the beautiful city of Tetouan or the White bird, where the biggest Jewish quarter is located. This area once boasted an important Jewish community, most coming from medival Spain . Some of these scholars were among the most eminent Sephardic Ribbis, such as Jacob Marrache, Menahem Attias, and Itsshaq Ben Oualid. You’ll visit the medina, view the exquisite exterior of the Royal Palace, and stroll through the Jewish Quarter.

    You’ll conitune your way to the blue city of Chefchaouen. Built on a mountainside, Chefchaouen is a city with unique vibes, its unique charm gives an impression of unreality as if you are walking around in a dream ,and with its blue rinsed houses the whole city seems to be bathed in azure. The beautiful city of Chefchaouen brims with attractions. First, the inescapable Medina with its famous narrow winding alleys is an opportunity to mingle with the local people and to smell and taste delights, from freshly baked bread to skillfully prepared tagines. And there is also the Kasbah which stands in the center of the old quarter, its lush gardens are a haven of freshness. Moreover, the Museum of Chefchaouen which is home to a collection of old weapons, photos of the city, and textiles is a must see. Chefchaouen with its unique geographical position, breathtaking nature, and small size is a paradise for walkers. You’ll spend night in this beautiful blue city.

    Overnight at your riad.

    Today, you’ll get beck on the road and head back to Fes. First, you’ll pass throught the charming town of Ouazzane (pronounced Wazzan), a small city in the north central Morocco, located in the southwestern edge of the “Rif mountains”. It was founded as a religious community in the year 1727, and till this day it is still considered as a holy place. Moreover, Ouazzane is known also for being a green city with it’s breathtaking nature and green painted walls.

    Then, you’ll continue your journey south through the fertile lands towards the middle Atlas mountains. The next stop will be the ancient Roman city of Volubilis, located between the imperial cites of Fes and Meknes on a fertile plain sorrounded by wheat fields. Volubilis is one of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the country where the diversity of scenery, architecture, and culture at the site is sure to impress. The more you explore Volubilis the more you get a sense of its scale and completeness, it’s easy to imagine what life was like in the city’s heyday when you can see the extensive ruins of a capital building, thermal baths, a forum and a abundance of columns.

    Next up is Meknes, the Moroccan Versailles which was founded at the end of the 17 th by moulay Ismail, where the Jewish presence is evidenced by Hebraic epitaphs dating from the Christian era as well as Greek inscriptions that still appear in local Synagogues and a place of pilgrimige where the tomb F Rabbi David Benmidan (the Patron of Meknes) is located. The crowded old Mellah, known for its historic Jewish street names is not to be missed. There is also the new Mellah(Jewish quarter), which harbors eleven Synagogues, eight of which are stil in use. In addition to Bab el Mansour, the Hedim square and the mosque of Moulay Ismail. Afterwards, you’ll continue to Fes where you’ll spend the night.

    Overnight at your riad.

    Mystical and magical Fes, this 13 th century city is an imperial city of long lasting multicultural history, that reserves unexpected surprises for its visitors. You’ll explore inside the medival walls of the wonderfully chaotic medina. Discover the roots of Fes by wandering the thounsands of alleys here and enjoy the largest car free urban area in the world. Explore towers of spices, traditional handicrafts, and hammams. You’ll visit the world famous tannaries of Fes, discover hundreds of earthen pits full of various colored dye. You’ll also explore Fes pottery quarter where the most prized pottery in Morocco is made, learn everything you can about this amazing craft. After lunch, you’ll explore the city’s famous madrasas (islamic schools), like, the Bou Inania Madrasa which is an iconic religious building in the center of the Medina, and because of its location it is easy to visit while wandering the medina. It’s also one of the only holy sites in Fes that can be visited by non-muslims.

    Fes is also among the best-known cities in medival Jewish History. Indeed, it was home of one of the most influencial Talmudic scholarsof all times, Rabbi Issac Alfasi, as well as of Maimonides in the years 1160 to 1165. You’ll visit the Mellah with all its Synagogues and also you can visit the Bahil and the cemetry of Safroud where Rabbi Lahou Harroch and Rabbi Raphael Moshe Elbaz are buried.

    Overnight at your riad.

    Today your long awaited journey to the Sahara Desert begins. First, you’ll pass through the city of Ifrane sometimes called Little Switzerland, with its clean air, scrubbed streets, white winters, and being set up high up in the Atlas. Ifrane charms never ceases to amaze its visitors with its calm waves of its lake, and the waterfalls pouring cold waters into the valleys. The town is beautifully sorrounded by the largest Cedar forrest in the world. It is said that Ifrane was the capital of a Jewish kingdom in the faraway past.

    Next up is Azrou, enjoy the beauty and fresh air of the Middle East region, located at 1,360 meters high in the Atlas Mountains. You’ll continue further south through the beautiful town of Midelt and the city of Errachidia which is the gateway of the desert. You’ll continue your journey towards the Sahara, you’ll stop at the town of Erfoud, from here you’ll be transfered to the beautiful dunes of Merzouga where you’ll go on a camel ride to enjoy one the most beautiful sunsets in the world. At night, you’ll have a tradional moroccan dinner around the campfire under thz sta r filled sky.

    Dinner and overnight at the camp.

    It’s time to say goodbye to the desert, today you’ll leave your desert camp behind and head west towards the picturesque Todgra Gorges, a series of limestone river canyons carved out by both the Todra and the neighboring Dades rivers. Travelling across this facinating region doted by remote villages and bright oases. You’ll continue to Tinghir and visit its Mellah gateway and the anciant and colorful Jewish Quarter.

    Dinner and overnight at your Hotel.

    Departure to Ouarzazate via El Kelâa des M'Gouna and visit of Tiliit (5 miles from El Kelaa Des M'Gouna), known as the Ancient City of the Jews of the Dades The fortress of Tiliit has been the centre of a Jewish region ruled by the Spanish-Jewish family of Perez from the end of the fifteenth century until the reign of Moulay Ismail in 1672. You’ll continue to Ouarzazate where you’ll visit the Taourirt and Tifoultout Kasbahs, ancient residences of Glaoui (The former Pacha of Marrakech). Afterwards, continue through the Atlas Mountains into the sunny oasis of Marrakech. At night, you’ll a Moroccan dinner and entertainment at La Tangia restaurant.

    Overnight at your riad.

    Between tradition and modernity, Marrakech is the promise of unequalled sensations, Marrakech showers its visitors with its splendour and diversity, you just have to leave the ramparts to be immersed in modern Morocco, the red city offers you a complete change of scenery. You’ll start your tour with an outside visit to the Koutoubia Mosque, sister tower to Seville's Giralda, the minaret of which has become the symbol of the city. Then you’ll visit the Saadian Tombs, which are one of the only remnants remaining frames of the Saadian dynasty that reigned over the golden age of Marrakech. In the early 18th century, Sultan Moulay Ismail had in fact decided to remove all traces of the magnificence of this dynasty ordering the destruction of the remains.

    Afterwards, you’ll go for a walk through the Mellah ,the Jewish quarter ,which became home of a thriving community of native and Spanish Jews, famed for their rabbinical schools and scholars. You’ll visit the Rabbi Hanania Hacohen cemetery, which is also the burial place of Rabbi Mordekhai Ben Attar and Rabbi Pinhas Hacohen Azough known as the " Patron of Marrakech. Moreover, you’ll go for a visit to the recently built Bahia Palace (19th century), which is often inhabited by His Majesty's guests, and its succession of rooms finely decorated in Arabic style, and gardens and Riad planted with orange and jasmine trees. Then you’ll start diving into the maze-like Medina with its colorful alleyways and the Souks with their shemering colors and oriental smells.

    Your journey concludes at the renowned Djemaa El Fna Square, a popular entertainment area where at the end of the afternoon, storytellers, snake charmers, tooth-drawers and dancers appear to entertain the crowd in a scene that is pure street theatre. While at the square let’s try the famous snails soup. Particularly popular in Marrakech, snails can be found everywhere in the Jemaa el Fna square. This flavoursome broth is supposed to have restorative and digestive benefits. This is almost reason enough to try. If that weren’t tempting enough, however, these distinctive chocolate brown snails are tender with a delicious savoury taste. They are served in a broth bursting with flavours and spices.

    Overnight at your riad.

    Full day excursion to the little fishing harbour Esssaouira city, the small relaxing town on the cost of the Atlantic ocean, it is easily explored on foot, you’ll explore the medina with its colorful alleyways filled with spice shops, art galleries, and music stores. You’ll visit the Mellah, the Jewish quarter of Essaouira’s old medina, while here, you’ll visit the Bayt Dakira or house of Memory, a Jewish mesuem in the Mellah, it aims to a spiritual space dedicated to the Jewish community of the city. The museum plays an important role in the preservation and valorisation of the Moroccan Jewish memory. You’ll also explore the fishing port and enjoy beautiful views of the blue ocean. After lunch, you can go for a walk on the calm beautiful beach and enjoy the relaxing sound of the ocean and the cool trade wind. Afterwards, you’ll head back to Marrakech.

    Overnight at your hotel.

    Today is your final day in Morocco, you’ll be transfered to Marrakech international airport for your flight back home. Surely, you’ll leave with unforgetable memories and unique experiences.

    This special program allows you to experience Morocco and its wonderful and intriguing famous sites at the same time focusing on its rich Jewish heritage. Our special and expert guide in Morocco history and its Jewish heritage will accompany you. As a private tour you will have the flexibility to adapt and change to fit your desires. We have selected accommodations of traditional Moroccan Riads and hotels so that you are immersed in the “real” feel and culture of this intriguing country. This itinerary highlights sites of Jewish cultural significance but tour includes all Morocco’s impressive sites.

    In a nutshell :

    • 1 night Casablanca
    • 1 night Rabat
    • 1 night Tangier
    • 1 night Chefchaouen 
    • 2 nights Fes
    •  1 night Merzouga
    • 1 night Tinghir
    • 3 nights Marrakech

    Itinerary can be customized depending on your interest and budget. You can also lengthen or shorten the tours at your convenience when possible.

    NB: Kosher tours to Morocco

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