10-day Jewish Tour of Morocco
Jewish culture is embedded within the Moroccan culture. These two cultures, to an extent, are intertwined. Co-existing with Muslim Moroccans, the Jewish community played a vital role in shaping what Morocco is today.
This tour will take you through ancient history and heritage. You’ll have the chance to admire what makes both of these cultures special. The ever-charming Marrakech, the colorful Fes, and the scenic desert will leave you in beautiful awe.
You will begin your adventure in Casablanca and go through every Moroccan-Jewish key-spot. Your tour guide will unfold mysteries, as they hold untold stories to these eternal landmarks.
- Explore Metropolis Casablanca and its Jewish Heritage (Jewish Museum & The Mellah).
- Roam the Royal Rabat and explore its Jewry.
- Enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech and Fes.
- Delight in delicious Moroccan meals.
- Roam the desert on a camel and 4x4 vehicle.
- Visit Ait Ben Haddou – one of Hollywood’s most favoured backdrops.
You’ll arrive at Casablanca’s international airport. Your local guide will welcome you and offer you assistance upon arrival. You’ll be given some time to explore Casablanca and wander through its numerous and diverse neighbourhoods.
The first item on the list is Casablanca’s Hassan II Mosque, the largest in Morocco and the 3rd largest in the world. You’ll have a personal lunch and head towards your next destination.
Enjoy a guided visit through Morocco’s Museum of the Jews. Catch a glimpse of Morocco’s glorious and eternal Jewry. After admiring ancient history and heritage, you’ll head to your hotel and check-in.
You’ll have the opportunity to delight in a dinner at the worldly renowned ‘Rick’s Café’ (on own). You’ll overnight in Casablanca. Day three holds Royal surprises!
After having breakfast at your hotel, you’ll check out and head for the ever-so-royal, Rabat. Enjoy a leisurely stroll within the capital and indulge in a drive around the King’s Royal Palace, as well as a visit to 2 mausoleums that are named after two rulers that conjointly worked together for the Jewish community. You’ll have time to gaze into the old walled city and enjoy its Kasbah Des Oudayas – guided tour.
After having lunch on your own, you’ll head towards the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Volubilis. The Roman Empire once used this place as an outpost. You will be taken to the Arab world’s most medieval city, Fes. The has been home to many Jewish rabbis and scholars for centuries. A delicious dinner awaits you at your hotel, you’ll overnight in Fes.
This medieval city has many things to offer. Starting off with a delicious breakfast, you’ll head to Burj Sud and enjoy a panoramic view of the medina from above.
A guided tour of the Jewish Quarter ( El Mellah) awaits, you’ll surely appreciate the Ibn Danan Synagogue’s holiness and Moroccan vibe. You’ll then visit Fes’ most acclaimed rabbis’ graves at Fes Jewish Cemetery. The tour includes a visit to the Madrasa Bou Inania (1351-1356) one of the very few sacred places in Morocco that can be accessed by non-Muslims.
After a personal lunch, you’ll visit the Museum of Wooden Arts and Al-Karaouine University, holder of a Guinness world record for the oldest operating academic-degree-granting university in the world.
Discover the source of Fes’ aromatic flavour – the tanneries before having a delicious dinner back at your hotel, where you’ll overnight.
This day will take you from Morocco's medieval pride to its sandy pride – the desert.
After having breakfast, you’ll check-out from your hotel and depart towards Ifrane – Morocco’s Swiss alpines. You’ll be going through the valley of Saiss and have a personal lunch en route to your next destination; The Saharan Plateau.
You’ll have a delightful dinner and overnight in Erfoud. Day six holds camels and desert adventures.
You’ll have breakfast at your hotel in Erfoud and head towards Rissani. On your way, you’ll pass through the eternal city of Sijilmassa and delight in a Moroccan lunch at your hotel.
After filling up, you’ll head towards our Berber desert camp in the desert – via a 4x4 vehicle. When you arrive, you’ll have leisurely stroll through the vast desert on a camel. What awaits you is a sumptuous dinner at our secure Berber camp.
You’ll enjoy dinner and overnight at the desert camp, in Merzouga.
Enjoy an early rise in the desert. If you’re in an adventurous mood, you may opt-in for a sand-boarding activity. After having a delicious breakfast at the camp, you’ll begin your drive heading towards the High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, you will be having frequent stops, one of which is at the gorgeous mountain oasis of Tinghir.
Spend a memorable time wandering around Tinghir and Todra gorge, before having a personal lunch en route towards Ait Benhaddou, Morocco’s Hollywood. Your driver will take you to Ait Benhaddou, going through the Route of a Thousand Kasbahs.
Ait Ben Haddou has been used as a backdrop for numerous movies and TV series, namely; Game of Thrones, The Gladiator, and Lawrence of Arabia. You’ll have a grand time standing where renowned directors and actors stood. You’ll overnight in Ait Ben Haddou and enjoy a delicious dinner at your hotel.
Before checking out of your hotel, you’ll have a delicious breakfast overlooking Morocco’s natural wonders.
You will explore the UNESCO world heritage site a little further, before having a personal lunch en route towards Marrakech – through Tizi-N-Tichka, a 7,500-foot-high pass. Once in Marrakech, you’ll have a guided tour of the city’s key-spots; Bab Agnaou, the Saadian Tombs, The Slat AlAzama Synagogue, and the ravishing 19th-century palace: Bahia Palace.
You’ll have a delightful dinner at your hotel and overnight in the magical Marrakech.
This day will get you in a joyous mood, you’ll have the chance to discover Jacques Majorelle’s masterpiece; Majorelle Garden. Feast your eyes on green beauty and take part in a Moroccan home cuisine course.
Marrakech’s pride and joy, Djemaa-El-Fna, is next. You will be given time to wander around the square and watch as snake-charmers and acrobats entertain the crowds. You’ll then enjoy a delightful dinner at your hotel, where you’ll overnight.
Your last day in Marrakech will be spent at your own pace. Wander around the enchanting city and discover what makes it special. Browse at your leisure and purchase what catches your eyes – remember to haggle! You’ll have a personal dinner before your last night at the hotel.
You’ll have breakfast at your hotel and check-out. You will be transferred to Casablanca’s international airport and board your flight departing to the U.S.A. You’ll arrive on the same day.
Good to know
- 9 Nights Accommodation at the Hotels mentioned above on BB in Fes & Marrakech and on Hb in the Desert.
- Attend Shabbat Services in the Synagogue & enjoy Shabbat meal with Jewish Community.
- 5 Kosher Dinners & 4 Kosher Lunches Included.
- Air Conditioned Mercedes Minivan with Eglish Speaking Driver and Wifi on Board.
- Expert Signature Morocco Guide who is knowledgeable about Jewish Heritage.
- Porter service at hotels.
- Entrance fees and program fees to all mentioned sites.
What’s not included
- Personal expenses: cables, telephone calls, WiFi usage, laundry.
- Tips and gratuities - an entirely a personal gesture.
- Airfare to and from the departure point.
- Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony supplemental costs – requested.
People that possess the US, Canadian, UK nationalities do not require a visa to enter Morocco as a tourist.
If you’re a citizen in one of the countries listed below, you do not need a visa to enter Morocco:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Guinea, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Korea, Kuwait, Libya, Liechtenstein, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Venezuela.
Your passport must be valid for atlas six months in order to enter Morocco. Please make sure that you stamp your passport once you’re in Morocco. That will allow you to stay for up to 90 days. Entry fees are not charged.
- You can wear clothes that are adequate to each season in Morocco.
- You can check information about the weather in Morocco.
- Not camels, we’ve got plenty.
- You may want to bring a pack to help you carry extra snacks and your bottled water. And, of course, a camera to make amazing moments immortal.
If you are to cancel your tour, your cancellation request must be written, either via fax or email.
In some cases, you are entitled to a partial refund. A standard fee will apply, as it is clearly outlined on your receipt, and Signature Morocco must receive your original voucher before your refund applies.
The following scale of charges will be applied if you cancel your tour prior to the balance due date:
- More than 40 days : 10% deposit retains + transaction fee.
- More than 30 days: 25% of the total will be charged.
- More than 15 days: 50% of the total will be charged.
- More than 08 days: 75% of the total will be charged.
- 7 days or less : 100% of the total will be charged.
No-show cases will not yield a refund.
You will be refunded once Signature Morocco has received the funds back from its suppliers (i.e. hotels, transport companies, service providers)
Unfortunately, you can not.
Reservations are required in order to have a guaranteed spot on all of our tours.
Reservations also help us determine what you might need. Otherwise, Signature Morocco will not be able to ensure that its tours to remain manageable and joyous.
You will be notified if the tour changed due to unwanted circumstances.