The Moroccan Jewish Community has always been, and still is, one of the largest in the Arab World. Its heritage and history are little known abroad although every part of the Kingdom records an important Jewish legend. We are rediscovering this Jewish heritage, thereby learning more about the many sided histories of Morocco. Jews have been here for hundreds of years, they have lost nothing of their ancient traditions, special customs and culture. Moroccan kings protected Jews from harm and helped some of them develop the wealth that sustained the monarchy for many years.
In Morocco the Jewish Community has always been, and still is, one of the largest in the Arab World. Its heritage and history are little known abroad although every part of the Kingdom records an important Jewish legend. We are rediscovering this Jewish heritage, thereby learning more about the many sided histories of Morocco. Jews have been here for hundreds of years, they have lost nothing of their ancient traditions, special customs and culture. Moroccan kings protected Jews from harm and helped some of them develop the wealth that sustained the monarchy for many years.
JEWISH HERITAGE TOURS IN MOROCCO (10 day / 9 night )
Please note that this tour can be customized to fit your group size, time frame and all of your travel needs and preferences.
You can also choose to book your own accommodation separately if you prefer, just contact us and we will give you a special rate for our services without accommodation etc …
CASABLANCA / RABAT
Arrival at Casablanca Mohamed V airport. We start the sightseeing tour the Hassan II mosque, then visit of the Mellah (Jewish Quarter) with its temples and synagogues such as Beth-El, Em Habanim and Neve Shalom.Departure to Rabat and Sale. We’ll start off with a visit to Chellah and Kasbah of Oudayas next to the old Medina. Then Visit the Mellah.
- 08:30 am
RABAT / MEKNES / VOLUBILIS / FES
Departure to Meknes, The visit will include Bab El Mansour, the Hedim square and the mosque of Moulay Ismail . Visit the romans ruin,visit the grave of Rabi Aamram Ben Diwane then we drive to Fes where we will be spending the night.
Fes is rich in medieval Jewish history, in fact, it was the home of one of the all times most influential Talmudic scholars, Rabbi Isaac Alfasi, as well as of Maimonides in the years 1160 to 1165. The visit will include the Mellah with its Synagogues, and also a visit to the cemetery of Safroud where Rabbi Lahou Harroch and Rabbi Raphael Moshe Elbaz are buried.visit the grave of Lala Solika Return to the hotel in Fes for overnight stay.
FES / MIDELT / ERFOUD / MERZOUGA
Depart to Erfoud via Azrou and Ifrane . On to Midelt and then to Erfoud. Take a 4X4 ride or camel ride in Merzouga for a sunset over the dunes, a berber dinner and overnight in bivouac or return back to Erfoud for dinner and overnight at your comfy hotel room
- 08:30 am
MERZOUGA / ERFOUD / OUARZAZATE
Witness a magnificent sunrise over the Mezouga dunes, then return to Erfoud for guided tour and visit the impressive Todra Gorges. We’ll head over to Tineghir to visit its ancient and colorful Jewish quarter. Then we’ll Depart to Ouarzazate via El Kelaa des M’Gouna and visit of Tiliit known as the Ancient City of the Jews of the Dades. Afterwards, we’ll continue to Ouarzazate, check-in and overnight stay.
- 08:30 am
After breakfast, visit the Kasbahs of Taourirt and Tifoultout, ancient residences of Glaoui (The former Pacha of Marrakesh). Relax the rest of the day, continue your visit of the city or take an excursion ride to visit the Rabbi David Ou Mouchi tomb at Telouat . Overnight stay at hotel.
- 08:30 am
OUARZAZATE / MARRAKECH
After breakfast, get ready to head to Marrakesh crossing the high ATLAS mountains via the Tiz-in-Tichka pass (2260m) and Taddert.
- 09:00 am
Today you’ll explore with a local guide the second oldest imperial city known as the « Pearl of the South » or “the Red City”. Visit the Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia Palace, El Mellah and the Menara Garden.
After the monuments its going to be time for Jamaa El fna square and the market souks.
- 08:00 am
MARRAKECH / ESSAOUIRA / MARRAKECH
Essaouira also referred to as, Old Mogador, is one of the most famous cities visited by first time travelers to Morocco who are interested in Morocco’s Jewish Heritage and want to explore the historic Atlantic coast. Visiting the Jewish Heritage sites of Essaouira on a private one-day tour can serve as a rewarding was to discover Essaouira and the Jewish history of Morocco.Visit the grave of Rabi Haim Pinto
Explore Essaouira’s Jewish Heritage Sites on this one-day walking tour. Discover stories of Essaouira’s Jewish Mellah, the Synagogues of Essaouira, the Jewish Cemetery and the Historic Medina and Ramparts. Essaouira’s total population is 70,000 with fewer than 25 Jews. The Jewish community dates from around 1700.
Transfer to Casablanca Mohamed V Airport depends on your flight tickit.
- Transport in air-conditioned minibus
- Departure from your hotel / riad
- Local guide