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Itinerary: Jewish Heritage & Moroccan Adventure Tour

Jewish Heritage & Moroccan Adventure Tour

We created this exciting private tour especially for those wishing to explore the country's Jewish sites and culture including a taste of the Berber and the Nomad life style.

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Jewish Heritage & Moroccan Adventure Tour

"Tour is based on luxury 4* accommodation"
"Hotels can be changed for lower budgets"

Morocco has had a long Jewish history, dating back thousands of years. The complex, intertwining relationship between the Jewish and Arabic populations is fascinating and unique in the world. With the opening of Israel, many Moroccan Jews moved east, but the country is now experiencing a resurgence of interest in the country's Jewish heritage.

This journey lasts 12 days, and can be customized with private car or luxury min van with an English speaking guide for the entire trip according to your travel dates.

"2 people wih private car and English speaking guide"
"3 people or more with private luxury min van and English speaking guide"

After your arrival to Casablanca, you will be escorted to your luxury hotel in Casablanca.

Day 1 - Casablanca
Begin your day with a visit to the newly opened Jewish Museum in Casablanca. Although its collection is still quite formative, this is the first Jewish Museum in an Arab country. Visit the neighborhood that is home to most of Moroccos Jewish Community. Stop by the cultural center and the Bet El synagogue.
You may wish to have lunch at one of the small kosher restaurants in this part town.

Dinner and overnight at your luxury hotel Rivoli in Casablanca.

Day 2 - Rabat
The splendid capital of Morocco and one of the spectacular historic Imperial cities. The history and culture of Moroccan Jews, a 2,500 year history, a peaceable Jewish -Muslim coexistence. Explore Rabat's Jewish cemeteries and sites, the Royal Palace, and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V, who saved Moroccan Jews from the occupying Vichy regime during World War II.

Dinner and overnight stay at your 4* hotel or riad in Rabat.

Day 3 - Meknes – Volubilis - Fes
Then as we travel past centuries-old olive groves andvineyards we near Meknes, the Ismalian capital, famousfor its 25-mile-long walls - and, not to mention excellent wine - where we'll stop for a sumptuous lunch in a grand palace. Heading to port Bab El Mansour and Bab El Khamis, journey back thousands of years and explore the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis sprawled over a wildflower-dotted hillside, where a magnificent triumphal arch presides over the awesome remains of palaces and mansions, Roman baths and basilicas, and stunning mosaics. Sumptuous dinner and lodging at a four-star riad or hotel in Fez.

Day 4 - Fez
Best surviving example of an ancient city, the spiritual and intellectual capital of Islam resting alongside ancient Jewish quarters. The Vibrant Jewish heritage in the Mellah, where artisan craft, antique Jewish goods and handcrafted jewelry is sold. Visit the recently restored Ibn Danan synagogue ñ the oldest extant synagogue in Fez. Until very recently abandoned and decaying, its restoration was part of a comprehensive UNESCO project to preserve the monuments and fabric of medieval Fez.

Dinner at la Maison Bleu.

Accommodation at your luxury riad or hotel in Fez.

Day 5 - Merzouga
Explore the mystical Saharan landscape as you ride by camel over the stunning sugar-fine sands of Merzouga as the red sun sinks. As night falls, listen to the heady intoxicating beat of Berber drum music and song during the traditional pouring of mint tea. Watch bread being baked in the sand, and delight in a Moroccan feast of harira soup, a savory tagine (stew with meat and vegetables), couscous, fresh fruit and exquisite Moroccan pastries.

At nightfall, we’ll sleep under a nomad tarp beneath flickering stars in the clear desert sky. Experience a sense of timelessness in the still, silent desert unchanged since caravans loaded with spices, gold and indigo crossed long ago. (Lodging is also available at Todra’s local auberge at the edge of the dunes.) Good walking shoes are recommended.

Day 6 -Merzouga – Tinghir-Boumalne du Dades – Kelaa M’Gouna – Ourzazate
After a special Berber breakfast, we’ll depart for Ouarzazate , traveling the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan trading route.This area has long been a popular location for Hollywood films such as The Last Temptation of Christ, Jewel of the Nile, and most recently Hideous Kinky. The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich river valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant color under the shelter of the blue desert sky.We’ll travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments and plunging gorges via Tinerhir. We’ll stop for a barbecue lunch at a local village and after a refreshing swim at the four-star Hotel Hanan Club where you'll be lodging, there will be a free afternoon to bike, explore the village, or simply relax by the pool under the cool palms and the warm North African sun.

Day 7 -Ouarzazate – Ait Ourir– Ourika
After breakfast, we’ll travel past a pageantry of fragrant, dense pine and cedar forests, terraced farms and sienna mud-brick Berber villages en route to Ourika (High Atlas Mountains), to visit the Berber village on Anrar and to have a taste of the the Berber life style by having a cup of tea within a Berber family.

Dinner and overnight at your luxury Kasbah Omar at Anrar Mountain of Ourika.

Day 8 - Ourika
You will explore one of the most beautiful and unspoiled valleys of the High Atlas
Valley of Ourika rises gently up to the preliminary hills of the High Atlas where small typical villages have nested. It is a pure and magnificent place where silence is only " disturbed " by birds singing, water streams and wagtails. Ourika is famous for its pottery, minerals and crystal.

If it is Monday, Thursday, or Friday, you will visit the bustling weekly souk of at the Valley.

Dinner and overnight at your luxury Berber Kasbah Omar at the village of Anrar.

Day 9 - Marrakech
Travel from Ourika leads us to one of Morocco’s jeweled Imperial Cities, mystical Marrakech. An enchanting palm oasis set against the snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas mountains. Explore the ancient Bahia Palace from the days of the harem, now populated by a sentry of nesting storks, enter the ancient royal Saadian Tombs, explore the vibrant and historic Jewish mellah where some of the best jewelry of Morocco is sold, and see the majestic Koutoubia Mosque before entry into the 9th century walled medina.

Accommodation at your luxury four stars hotel in Marrakech.

Day 10 - Marrakech
In Marrakesh, we’ll spend a full day exploring this majestic Imperial City. Thrill in the bewitchery of the night that beats in the heart of the famed square, Djemaa el-Fna, where delectable fare is grilled over coals in bustling torch-lit open-air markets. Mystical snake charmers, hustlers and mischievous monkeys are part of the nightly drama that unfolds, as Berber acrobats, fortune tellers, musicians and engaging storytellers seduce rapt crowds.Then wind your way through the serpentine labyrinth of the spice-filled air of the bustling souk, unchanged for over 1000 years, where you’ll discover the best of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship. we’ll cap off our journey at the dinner event of Fantasia as we bear witness to a splendid dramatic display of Arabian Nights filled with belly dancing, folkloric troupes, and stately Arabian steeds charging in dynastic battles as of yore.

Accommodation at your luxury four stars hotel in Marrakech.

Day 11 - Essaouira - Marrakech
The 60’s music legends Jimmy Hendrix and the Rolling Stones were drawn to Essaouira’s idyllic charm, which continues today to lure musicians and artists alike to the sparkling whitewashed fishing village trimmed with the brilliant azure of its skies. A former Portuguese settlement in the 18th century, its stone ramparts overlook an emerald sea where dolphins sometimes frolic near the fringe of silvery beach, and camels ferry passengers across fine sand. Dream on the beach, stroll through serene squares, browse artisan shops or the fish market, bursting with a plethora of fruit of the sea to be grilled to a succulent finish before your eyes. Top it your repast with the national drink of Moroccan mint tea and savor delectable French pastries at one Essaouira’s many charming cafes. A full day will be spent at Essaouira.......and do not forget to take your horse riding or camel ride at the beach before return to Marrakech.

You’ll cap off your journey at a spectacular dinner event, the Fantasia at the desert of Marrakech, where You’ll bear witness to a splendid drama of Arabian Nights filled with belly dancing, folkloric troupes, and stately Arabian steeds charging in dynastic battles as of yore…….. and that would be your final desert for your vacation.

Accommodation at your luxury four stars hotel in Marrakech.

Day 12 - Marrakech
Transfer to Marrakech airport for your return home with plenty of tales of Arabian days and nights.


$2750.00 per person based on double occupancy
$5500.00 for 2Pax

2 years and under are free of charge
2 – 6 years old 75% off
7-11 years old 50% off
12 years old & up full cost

What's Included:
Breakfast and dinner daily
Four-star hotel & riad lodging
Camel ride in Sahara
Nomad tent in Sahara
Transfers to and from airport
Private car and expert driver for the enire trip
Knowledgeable certified guides
Museums fee
All taxes

Not included in package price:
International Airfare
Travel Insurance

Private guided tour---Not a group tour.
If it is over your budget-----Hotels can be changed for lower budgets.
Upgrade to 5* or 5* deluxe accommodation is available.
Group Discounts Available.

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