Morocco Jewish Heritage Tours

Timeless medinas, oasis towns, stars in the Sahara and Atlas Mountains

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What’s Included

  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Private nomadic camp in the Sahara
  • Privately guided tours
  • Private transfers and airport meet and greet
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

Taking in historic cities, the sands of the Sahara and snow-capped High Atlas Mountains, all while staying in a fabulous mix of luxurious accommodation with a diverse mix of privately guided tours throughout, this ten-day trip is an authentic and indulgent way experience of Morocco’s highlights.

Begin with a dive into Morocco’s past in the spiritual and cultural capital of Fes. Explore its ancient medina, an incredible network of tiny streets and alleyways that has seemingly spurned the last few centuries, and contemplate delicate Roman mosaics while wandering in the Volubilis ruins.

In Marrakesh, get a taste of the most innovative Moroccan cuisine and explore its artistic but traditional atmosphere. You’ll meet skilled artisans, see dazzling night markets and visit storied cultural sites such as the blue oasis of Jardin Majorelle and Bahia Palace.

Turning south, cross the Atlas Mountains via a winding pass to reach the oasis town of Skoura, following in the footsteps of countless camel trains out into the dunes of the Sahara Desert for an unforgettable night under the starts in your very own nomad-style camp.

End with two nights at a luxurious kasbah surrounded in lush valley flanked by the peaks of the Atlas Mountains with time at leisure to hike, explore Berber villages or simply relax and take in the views.

Example Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Casablanca

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

VIP arrival at the Casablanca Airport with fast-track service and lounge access

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Two nights in Fes
Arrival at Casablanca airport

You will find your driver and guide waiting for you at the airport to escort you to your hotel. Casablanca is known for 10 or more synagogues scattered around the city. We will start by Beth-El. The stainless steel windows and the vibrant artistic expressions all over this synagogue is what attracts most of the Jewish tourists coming to Morocco. Depending on your flight schedule, we can also schedule a visit to two interesting temples in the city: EmHabarim and Neve Chalom. Once the visits are over, we will be heading for a special dinner at an old world country club where the Jewish community hangs out. At any given time you will find a group of people different ages playing cards and socializing in one of the side rooms and the rest enjoying their favourite dishes.

Day 2

Casablanca – Rabat

Three nights in Marrakesh

Waking up early for breakfast and a explorational day ahead, we will discover the Moroccan Jewish heritage of the country. Our first stop is the Museum of Moroccan Judais in Casablanca where you will learn about the Jewish community in Morocco and how it started. Right after we will head to the Jewish cemetery to pray for the souls who passed away in this beautiful land and then we will shop at the Mellah for some souvenirs and have some conversations with the locals. After a delicious Moroccan lunch, we are off to Rabat for a dinner and overnight.

Day 3

Rabat – Fes

Accommodation in Fes

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One night Skoura

Waking up in Rabat, we will head first with your guide to the Almohad northern walls of the Oudaïa Kasbah where he explains the history of this ancient Kasbah. Then, we are off Meknes. We start there by Morocco’s most preserved Roman town Volubilis dating back 300BC. It has been considered the oldest Moroccan city according to the excavations discovered there, and is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The next stop will be the nearby MoulayIsmael Mausoleum, the holiest site that holds a special value in the hearts of the Moroccan people. It was the place where MoulayIsmael settled after bringing the Religion of Islam from the east. Later on, we will move to Meknes, also called the “Moroccan Versailles”. it is an imperial city with a Spanish-Moorish architecture, surrounded by huge stone walls with ancient historic doors. After lunch, we head to the Granaries and the Royal stables, before we go for an educational visit to the Torah Synagogue and the Jewish Quarter. We will also pass by the Jewish cemetery to pray for the passed away souls of this land, then we take route to the ancient city of Fes for dinner and overnight.

Day 4

FES SIGHTSEEING

Private 4x4 transfer to your desert camp

Good morning, sip your coffe on your terrace overlooking the majestic medina walls and the Atlas Mountains. We start today by an outdoor visit of the Royal Palace, also the Jewish Quarter and its houses with forged iron balconies. Then, you will visit the magnificient Bab Boujeloud, Mellah, Then, into the medina and the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University founded by a Muslim woman. The University opened its doors in 859. After a fabulous Moroccan lunch, we head back to the souk and markets. At your own pace search out bargains and buy souvenirs. Spend the evening in a Moroccan spa, enjoy hammam, a massage and relax. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 5

Fes – Merzouga

Accommodation in Merzouga

Private transfer to Ouarzazate Airport via Ait Ben Haddou

From Fes we depart for the desert. The journey through the mountains of the Middle Atlas passes through the most beautiful stretches of cedar and hazel trees endemic in this part of Morocco. Landscapes look very European. Ifrane, popular center for winter sports, is known as “the Switzerland of Morocco.” We stop in Midelt and then proceed to Merzouga. When we reach Erfoud, the desert is upon us. But it is the immense dunes of Erg Chebbi, near the oasis of Merzouga, the highest you’ll ever meet in Morocco that will impress you the most. It is the true desert, the one where the annual rainfall below 100 millimeters. This is the place where, oasis apart, nothing grows, and nothing moves, other than a fine film of sand. We’ll ride by camel to our five-star desert accommodation. You will dine by a fire, and be entertained by the spectacle of a starry desert sky. Sleeping in tents is a once in a lifetime experience. Dont miss it..

Day 6

Merzouga – Ouarzazate

Accommodation in Ouarzazate

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Two nights in the High Atlas Mountains

Wake up with the nomads. After breakfast, start your day visiting Rissani, the old Sijilmassa,the economic capital of Morocco where the caravans used to depart through the desert and where it still holds a market known in particular for the sale of medicines, donkeys and Berber rugs. Here, you also find many traditional kasbahs and typical Moroccan buildings. For lunch, you will experience the hospitality of the locals. A Tuareg family opens their doors of their modest home for us to taste the famous Berber pizza with its 44 spices. Soon after, we will head back to Rissani, this time from a different direction, passing through the village of N’Kob and the valley of the Draa. We will then make a stop for tea and a visit to Agdez. After your tea break, we head in the direction of Ouarzazate for dinner and overnight.

Day 7

Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Accommodation in Marrakech

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Two nights in the High Atlas Mountains

After breakfast, we go to the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios, the largest and most famous film studios in all of Africa. From here, you can stop at the oasis of Fint, a few kilometres from Ouarzazate. We then continue on the road of Tizin’Tichka, the highest point crossing the High Atlas, stopping for lunch in a small village. We’ll pass through the Valley of the Roses before arriving back to Marrakech for a dinner and overnight.

Day 8

MARRAKECH MONUMENTS

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Two nights in the High Atlas Mountains

Today, we explore the mysteries of this much-loved city starting at the Bahia Palace, known for its incredible gardens, built in the 19th century as one of the greatest palaces of its time from which derives the name Bahia, meaning brilliance. We will continue our time travel through the Medina walls in the direction of the highest building in Marrakech. The history of the Koutoubia Mosque, known as the mosque of the booksellers, will be explained to you by our entertaining guide. Next we head to the Ben Youssef Madrassa Koranic School, named after the Almoravid Sultan who made Marrakech a well-known place, worldwide. This school is the largest Madrassa in Morocco. Once done, we visit the Jewish Mellah to shop for the best leather and pottery Morocco can offer. Later we head for tea at sunset to enjoy the golden views of the Jamaa El Fna Square.

Day 9

Marrakech Gardens

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Two nights in the High Atlas Mountains

Today stroll the streets of Marrakech or travel like a king and queen in your horse carriage around the city and visit the famous Majorelle Gardens known internationally. Walk around the vast collection of cactus set against a backdrop of blue and visit the newly opened museum to discover the Berber heritage. Once done, head for the Menara Gardens and enjoy a first class lunch overlooking Marrakech. Head back to your hotel for a 5-star dinner and overnight.

Day 10

Essaouira

Accommodation in Essaouira

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Two nights in the High Atlas Mountains

Wake up at your pace and enjoy the Marrakech sun. After breakfast, we will head west in the direction of Essaouira. This port city is protected by an 18th century wall named the Skala of the Kasbah and old brass cannons line the walls, designer by the Portuguese and other European engineers to show the marvel of the Atlantic ocean. If wind surfing is your thing, Essaouira is known all over the world and holds international surfing competitions. Many of Essaouira’s homes still have the star of David above the doorways of Jewsih homes. Each year religious Jews from around the world come to Essaouira for an annual pilgrimage to visit the grave of Rabbi Haim Pinto who passed in the 1845. The Hiloula celebrating Rabbi Pinto is held each September. A generation ago there were Jewish Inhabitants in Essaouira, however today there is just one known family left called the Jacky Kadoch family and other descendants of other Jewish families who come seasonaly. Jacky Kadoch is the president of the Essaouira Jewish community.

Day 11

Marrakech

Accommodation in Marrakech

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Two nights in the High Atlas Mountains

Rest today and enjoy the souks at your pace. It’s been a long journey across some of the most visited areas of our beautiful land. Why not head to a Moroccan Hammam spa and get scrubbed with Moroccan oils and relax for a candle lit dinner at your hotel.

Day 12

Departure

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Two nights in the High Atlas Mountains

Seems like your holiday is over and we definitely will expect you again for another tour of our beautiful Morocco. Depending on your flight, we will escort you to the airport on time and wish you a safe flight back home.

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