The ideal tour to discover morocco jewish heritage culture. Starting from Casablanca discover the jewish culture in Morocco. Visit Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fes, Sefrou, Merzouga desert, Ouarzazate, Taroudant, Essaouira, Marrakech, the tour ends at Casablanca.
Morocco Jewish Heritage Tour
Day 1: Airport Transfer
We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Then you will have a small tour of the Casablanca city.
Day 2: Casablanca – Rabat
Start your Jewish tour of Morocco with a visit to the most famous synagogue in Casablanca. The Temple Beth-El: the majority of happy events for the local Jewish community are celebrated. With its colorful stained-glass windows, giant chandeliers and unique architecture, in white and gold plaster, it attracts the curiosity of tourists every year. After that, we will explore the Mellah of Casablanca, which is less than a century old. Then visit The Jewish cemetery. Each year, the Jewish community of Casablanca celebrates a hiloula at the tomb of the Jewish saint. After lunch, visit the Museum of Moroccan Judaism in Casablanca, located in the Oases district Casablanca. Later, we continue to the capital of the kingdom (Rabat). Overnight in beautiful hotel.
Day 3: Rabat – Meknes – Fes
After breakfast in your riad, you explore the Jewish quarter of Rabat and its alleys. From there you can visit Chellah Kasbah and Oudaya Kasbah. The visit to Rabat will end with a visit to the mausoleum of king Mohamed V. After lunch, head to Meknes for a Meknes Jewish heritage tour. Then we continue to Fes. Overnight in Riad.
Day 4: Fes Sightseeing, Fes Guided Jewish Heritage Tour
Your guided Jewish heritage tour in Fes includes Jewish heritage sites: synagogues, visits to medieval universities and cemeteries, and Mellah. Visit of Mellah Fes which is over 580 years old. The Mellah of Fes is the oldest Jewish quarter in Morocco (1438). Visit the Danan Synagogue, dating from the 17th century, is said to have been built by Mimoun Ben Sidan, a wealthy merchant from Ait Ishaq. Its last restoration dates back to 1999. It is today considered one of the most precious jewels of Moroccan Judaism. After lunch, we will explore the old medina of Fes and visit its markets full of crafts products. dinner and overnight at your Riad.
Day 5: Fes – Sefrou – Merzouga
We leave for the city of Sefrou, at the foot of the Middle Atlas massif, the small town of Sefrou throughout its history, has been able to integrate Jews, there are Berber-speaking Jews from Tafilalt, Arabic-speaking Jews of Fassi origin or others, as well as arrivals from Spain. Visit the Jewish quarter of Sefrou before continuing our drive to the desert. We will pass the mountain of the Middle Atlas and the Ziz valley towards Errachidia and Erfoud. From our journey continues to Erg chebbi Merzouga. You will be welcomed by a mint tea, then you will ride camels to explore the dunes of Erg Chebbi, you will spend the night in a luxury camp. (Or you spend the night in a beautiful hotel in the village of Merzouga).
Day 6: Merzouga – Rissani – Tinghir – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges
Wake up early to watch the sunrise, After breakfast and a shower we ride camels toward the Merzouga village, we will head to Rissani and Erfoud to visit the fossilized marble factory before continuing to the palm grove from Touroug and Tinjdad. Todra Gorge will be our stop for lunch. In the afternoon, we will continue to Tinghir to visit its ancient Jewish village. From there we drive to the Dades gorges via Boumalne. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Gorges du Dades – Kelaam’gouna – Skoura – Ouarzazate
After breakfast, we return to the Dades valley and take the road to Boutaghrar where all the colors of nature meet. Our path is the road of the thousand kasbahs, here the road crosses the kasbahs and ksours, the valley of roses and the palm grove of Skoura. There is an option to visit Kasbah Amredhyl. We will also visit the Kasbah Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO heritage site and spend the night in a hotel in Ouarzazate.
Day 8: Ouarzazate – Taznaght – Taroudant
After breakfast we will travel to the Berber village of Taznaght to discover Berber rugs and saffron. The Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the “saffron crocus”. The vivid crimson stigma and styles, called threads, are collected and dried for use mainly as a seasoning and colouring agent in food. Then we continue our road to Taroudant through the village of Taliouine the capital of Saffron.
Every year in the town of Tinzirt, province of Taroudant, the religious moussem of Ribi David Ben Baroukh. members of the Moroccan Jewish community flock each year to the mausoleum of this Jewish saint to celebrate the hiloula festivities. The pilgrimage to the Mausoleum of David Ben Barroukh Azogh Cohen is each time an opportunity for the Jewish community to reconnect with its cultural and religious heritage and to visit places steeped in history. Dinner and overnight in a beautiful Riad.
Day 9: Visit of the Jewish heritage of Essaouira
After breakfast we leave to Essaouira via Agadir. Essaouira is a coastal city known for its Portuguese and Jewish history. You will enjoy a guided tour that includes: Visit the Jewish synagogues, the chaim pinto and 2 other renovated synagogues. Explore the Jewish Mellah, the Stories of the Jewish Mellah of Essaouira, Hiloula and the Former Rabbi. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage and Soulful Gate paintings and carved emblems in the Old Jewish Quarter. Dinner overnight in your riad.
Day 10: Essaouira – Marrakech
We will leave Essaouira after your breakfast towards Marrakech without forgetting to visit an Argan oil cooperative. Arrive in Marrakech and ralax in your Riad. dinner and overnight stay.
Day 11: Marrakech guided tour
After breakfast we will meet your local guide to start your Marrakech Jewish heritage tour. You start with the explorations of Mellah and the cemetery of Meara, then you visit the Salat Al Azama Synagogue, built in 1492, the current building dates from the turn of the 19th century and the 20th century. It is located in the mellah (Jewish quarter) of the Marrakech medina and consists of a group of buildings surrounding a large, well-maintained central patio. Then we will visit the Bahia Palace and the El Badi Palace. After we leave to visit the Majorelles gardens. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.
Day 12: Departure to Casablanca airport
After breakfast we leave for the international airport of Casablanca, to catch your flight at time. The end of Morocco Jewish Heritage Tour.