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JEWISH HERITAGE 

 

Jewish heritage tour offers you a unique opportunity to discover stories of the Jewish Mellah’s, Synagogues, Andalusian and moorish architecture, beautiful landscapes, Tombs and holy places, and the only Jewish museum in the Islamic world. Jews have been in Morocco for hundreds of years, they have preserved their ancient traditions, special customs and culture. 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. 

Jewish culture has been interwoven throughout Morocco for centuries. By choosing this tour, visitors are guaranteed a Moroccan cultural journey; exploring picturesque markets, discovering the spice souks, contemporary museums, and wandering through majestic palaces, and Andalusian gardens. 

During this multi-day tour, you’ll follow the traces of medieval Jewish history. Visit the Jewish museum in Casablanca and the synagogues in Fes, walk in Mellahs, next to the royal palaces, explore the Ksars of Tagounit and its old synagogue, experience the breath-taking sunset, and Berber dinner overlooking sand dunes.

On this customized tour, you will have an in-depth exploration of Jewish culture and its history throughout the country’s existence. 

ITINERARY 

DAY 1-2: CASABLANCA

Visit the Hassan II mosque, a glorious structure believed to be only second in size to Islam’s most important site, Mecca in Saudi Arabia. We will also visit at Rick’s Cafe and the only Jewish museum in a muslim country.

DAY 3: RABAT

Rabat is Morocco’s modern capital where the contrast between Medinas and post colonial architectures must be explored. Visit the Hassan tower, the Mohammed V mausoleum, royal palace and Ouadaya gardens.

DAY 4-5: FES

Drive to Fes via the sacred town of Moulay Idriss, and the impressive Roman site of Volubilis. The guided tour of Fes will be in the heart of the extraordinary medieval walled city where you will be exposed to the Moroccan daily life activities.

DAY 6: Erfoud

Cross the Middle Atlas Mountains through the city of Ifrane, the Berber villages of Imouzzer du Kandar. Explore the main activities of Erfoud town and visit the historic 8th century caravan town of Rissani.

Merzouga Camel

DAY 7: MHAMID

Discover the historic town of Zagora, Tagounit and Ksars. Explore the main activities of the area. Drive to Mhamid just in time to witness the spectacular sunset over the dunes. Camel ride and camp in the Berber tents.

DAY 8-10: MARRAKECH

The walking tour of Marrakech includes the Koutoubia mosque, Djama’ Lefnan Plaza, gardens, bazaars and museums. A day field trip to Essaoiura city to explore the jewish costal town and discover the portuguese main sites.

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