Jewish Cemetery, Fez Morocco

Jewish Heritage Tour

Accomodation Included
Museum Fee Included
well equipped vehicles Included
Private Driver Included
Tips for Guide and driver Not Included

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Tour Description

Jewish Heritage Tour

Morocco has always been a country of spiritual diversity and religious freedom it’s a country where Muslims, Christains and Jews live in peace for many years, It’s also a country where Jews have been protected and lived peacefully for more than three thousand years.

In this tour you will discover the Jewish history and heritage in Morocco and cherish the beauty of Kingdom.

Day 1: Casablanca

Upon your arrival at Casablanca airport where you will meet your guide driver, then you will have a visit to Mosque Hassan II one of the largest mosques of the world.

After that you will have a tour of the Habous Quarter as well as you will visit the Law Courts and the Gates of the royal palace.

You will also go to see the island of the museum of Moroccan Judaism.

You will end up your day taken back to your accommodation.

Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat

In the morning your driver will pick you up from your accommodation to the city of Rabat.

In this day you will start from Rabat, the capital of Morocco.

Styled in a spaciously elegant European grid, yet slightly self-conscious of its modernity, Rabat has an ancient legacy that derives from hundreds of generations.

Each civilization that has inhabited the city has left its fingerprints, resulting in a wide variety in architectural styles including those from the Phoenician and Roman eras.

You will spend your day discovering the delights that Rabat has to offer, ending up your day with dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

Day 3: Volubilis – Meknes – Fez

In the morning your guide driver will pick you up from your accommodation.

Your day will culminate with your arrival in Fez, traveling through the Roman capital of Northwestern Africa, Volubilis.

In addition, you will pay a visit to Moulay Idris, Holly city founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idris Al Akbar, grandson of the Prophet Mohamed (s.a.w.s).

It is considered both the cradle of Sufism to Moroccan society, as well as the first Islamic capital for the premier Arab dynasty.

Created primarily for the indigenous population, Moulay Idris has become a central destination for those who cannot afford to make the pilgrimage to Mekkah for the Hajj duty.

Finally your guide driver will take to you back to your accommodation.

Day 4: Fez

In the morning your driver will pick you up from your accommodation.

In this day you will explore Fez J’did and the Mellah Jewish quarter.

Where you will visit synagogues that date back to the seventeenth century, as well as the vast Jewish cemetery, which is adjacent to the gates of the Royal Palace, and the Jewish Museum, located at the Em HaBanim synagogue.

Then you will head to Fez el-Bali, visiting the medressa Bou Inania (a Koranic university), the Fondouk Nejjarine, the mausoleum of Moulay Idriss II, the Medressa Attarine and the famous tanneries

Our journey is still not finished yet you will also visit the House of Maimonides, which is fascinating water clock and many other fascinating places.

You will end up your day taken back to your accommodation.

Day 5: Fez – Azrou – Midelt – Erfoud

In the morning your guide driver will pick you up from your accommodation.

Your day will be spent exploring the rural surroundings of the Atlas Mountains’ Berbers.

Coated with evergreen pines, tall cedar trees, 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.

Then a stop for lunch 10km before Midelt, enjoying the dramatic sight before you.

We continue our tour to Erfoud, one of the most delightful southern regions consisting of a dry, red belt of desert with a sudden drop into the lush valley of Ziz, with copious date palm groves and flowing streams.

You will end up your day with dinner in your accommodation.

Day 6: Merzouga Dunes – Rissani – Erfoud

In the morning your guide driver will pick you up from your accommodation.

Our tour is still not finished we will continue our way to Merzouga where you will be hosted by camel men who will take you to the heart of the desert a place with an indefinable beauty, there you will watch the sun as it sets over the spectacular dunes taking pictures that will last forever in your memories it is an experience that should not be missed.

At the end you will be taken back to the Kasbah where you will spend a spectacular night.

 

Day 7: Erfoud – Tinghir

In the morning your guide driver will pick you up from your accommodation.

This day will take us 15 kilometers away from Tinghir, in which you will find the Todras, the highest, narrowest gorges in the region.

You will travel through the Dadès valley, where 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.

Your day will end with dinner and other accommodations at the Hotel Kasbah Lamrani.

 

Day 8: Tinghir – Ouarzazate

In the morning your guide driver will pick you up from your accommodation.

Your day will start by exploring the Dades Valley, traveling through El Kelaâ De Mgouna and Boumalne to view the inimitable natural vistas and unusual rock formations.

You will then continue onward 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 end up your day taken back by your driver to your accommodation.

 

Day 9: Ouarzazate – Marrakech

In the morning your guide driver will pick you up from your accommodation.

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 aand Tizi Tishka pass.

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 one of the great meeting places of the world where the pas smoothly meets the present.

You will end up your day taken back by your driver to your accommodation.

Day 10: Marrakech

In the morning your driver will pick you up from your accommodation.

Your day will be devoted to the exploration of Marrakech’s historical main sights and the Mellah, where you will see the cemetery and numerous synagogues.

Along with your touristic guide driver you will cherish the main sights of the city including Dar Si Said museum of Moroccan arts and the Menara, a magnificent pool surrounded by flowerbeds.

The pool also functions as an innovative irrigation system that is adapted to life in the desert.

Your tour will cover many other exciting sites like the Koutoubia Minaret, Bahia Palace and the Saadien tombs, which demonstrate the medieval architecture at its best.

The tombs consist of sixteenth-century mausoleums, which lay walled-in and undiscovered until 1917.

You will end up your day taken back by your driver to your accommodation.

Day 11: Marrakesh – Ourika Valley

In the morning your driver will pick you up from your accommodation.

You will begin your day with an excursion to the Ourika Valley 30Km away from the city of Marrakesh.

The valley offers a series of 7 cascading waterfalls that flow into the Ourika River and make it a thrilling scramble for adventurous travelers,you will also 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 Marrakech for dinner and other accommodations at your hotel.

Day 12: Marrakech – Essaouira

In the morning your guide driver will pick you up from your accommodation.

You will begin your day by traveling to the fascinating city of Essaouira (Mogador), a picturesque city with a rich history.

The City of Essaouira contained over thirty synagogues, some dating back to the eighteenth century.

You will visit some of these synagogues, as well as the tomb of Rabbi Chaim Pinto, who is the object of an annual pilgrimage in the week preceding Rosh Hashanah.

Rabbi Chaim Pinto was known for his miracles at his time his synagogue are preserved and a historical and religious site.

With an amazing 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.

Alive with the breath of fresh air provided by the Atlantic, Essaouira is a jewel nestled in the ragged coast, with a vast expanse of empty sands trailing back along the promontory towards the South.

In the end your guide driver will take you back to your accommodation.

Day 13: Essaouira – Casablanca

In the morning your guide driver will pick you up from your accommodation.

We will continue our way to the city of Casablanca,stopping at El Oualidia a coastline city known for its beautiful beaches where you will have your lunch.

Then to the city of El Jadida, where you shall visit the citadel, evidence of the 11th century Portuguese occupation that was built as a fortified colony on the Atlantic coast in the early 16th century.

It was taken over by the Moroccans in 1769. The fortification with its bastions and ramparts is an early example of Renaissance military design.  Finally, you will head to Casablanca.

At the end your guide driver will take you back to your accommodation.

Day 14: Casablanca – home

Your guide driver will pick you up from your accommodation to take Mohamed V Casablanca airport.

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