Morocco Jewish Tours
For people who wish to learn about Jewish heritage in North Africa, our Morocco Jewish Tours provide the perfect opportunity.
The itinerary gives you an insight into Jewish way of living, practices, rituals and history.
These tours are led by professional licensed guides who have a lot of knowledge about Jews that lived in these regions. Tag along with like-minded people and experience the Jewish era in the modern settings by taking this informational and enriching tour.
Shabbat services and Kosher food options are also available on request.
Find below the itinerary
(Sunday) Arrival in Casablanca
After your arrival at the Casablanca International Airport, you will be picked up by a veteran driver who knows his way around the city. Once you get familiar to the new surroundings, the cab will take you to the Museum of the Jews. This building covers 700 square meters and consists of a large multipurpose room along with three exhibit rooms. In the museum, you will find artifacts of Moroccan Jewry that include the bimah (c. 1944) from the Beni-Issakhar synagogue in Casablanca, Hanukiah menorah and mezuzahs. After you come back from the museum, you will be taken back to the hotel. At the hotel, you will be provided a tasty hot dinner.
Enjoy a good sleep at your hotel in Casablanca
(Monday) Royal Rabat
Your visit to Rabat will begin with a city tour that features a drive around the walls of the royal palace. After the drive, you will be taken to the Mausoleums of Mohammad V and Hassan II. After your visit to the Mausoleums, the driver will take you close to the old walled city where you will be provided a guided tour. Here, you can also visit the marvelous Kasbah des Oudayas, which is located at the mouth of the Bou Regreg river opposite Salé. After the lunch, continue to the ruins of Volubilis, which is a UNESCO world heritage site. After your tour, you will depart for Fes, which is a mediaeval city in the Arab world. Check into the hotel, have your dinner and have a good night’s sleep.
(Tuesday) The Mysteries of Fes
Wake up, have a hearty breakfast at the hotel and be ready to unravel the mysteries of Fes. Soak in the panoramic view of the Medina of Fes from Borj Sud. The guided visit will continue through the Mellah, which used to serve as a Jewish quarter. You will also be taken to the Ibn Danan Synagogue, which was built in the 17th century by Mimoun Ben Sidan. Here, you will find the large Torah Ark, which is a cupboard made of carved wood that fills up the width of the entire wall. After lunch, the guide will take you to the to the Museum of Wooden Arts. To provide you a glimpse of the academical prowess of ancient Moroccans, you will be taken to University of Al-Karaouine, which is recognized as the oldest operating academic degree-granting university in the world by the Guinness Book of Records. Once you are done with the tour, you will be taken back to the hotel. Dinner will be served.
(Wednesday) Into The Desert
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and leave Fes. Drive through the fertile valley of Fes and admire the view of fertile land. Breathe in the smell of cedar forests and continue towards Ifrane. En route, you will be provided lunch and the tour will continue. Make your way through the middle Atlas Mountains and reach the Saharan plateau. Here, you can drive off road in a powerful (4×4) vehicle and enjoy the view. You can also ride camels over the sand dunes of Merzouga for a fun experience. After you arrive at the desert camp, dinner will be served. Traditional music and dancers will be there for your entertainment while you stare at the stars in amazement.
(Thursday) Merzouga - Erfoud - Dades Gorges - Ouarzazate
Wake up early and admire the desert sunrise. You can start off the day with sand-boarding to get your pulse racing. After breakfast, you will be driven to High Atlas Mountains where you will stop at Tineghir, which is a beautiful mountain oasis. You can walk along the Todra Gorge and view rare plants and bird species. After the walk, lunch will be served. Then you will be driven along the “Route of a Thousand Kasbahs,” which is a region of fortresses. You will reach a southern Moroccan village that has been the location for the shoot of many movies. In the evening, you will be driven back to your hotel and dinner will be served.
(Friday) From the Mountains to Marrakech - Prepare For Shabath
After the morning breakfast, you will check out from the hotel and explore Ait Benhaddou. After that, you will be driven to Marrakech and the lunch will be served on the way. On the route, you will see the 7,500-foot-high Tizi N’Tichka Pass. In the evening, you need to prepare for Shabbat. After checking into the hotel, you will enjoy Shabbat services and kosher friendly dinner with Moroccan Jewish family.
(Saturday) Shabath with a Moroccan Jewish Family
This day is reserved for prayers or total relaxation. You will be taken to Slat al-Azama Synagogue, which is only 3 minutes from your riad. Here, you can explore the surroundings and feel the holiness of the place. At night, you can join the Shabbat services and kosher food will be served, which you can enjoy along with a Jewish family.
(Sunday) The Wonders of Marrakech
After breakfast at the hotel, you will visit the Veneration of Saints. Here, you will be taken to Bab Agnaou, which is one of the gates of the Medina. After that, you can explore the Saadian Tombs, which were built in the 16th century. After a brief period of rest, the driver will take you to the popular Majorelle Garden, which were created by the orientalist painter Jacques Majorelle. A Moroccan home-cooking workshop is nearby that you can visit to hone your culinary skills. After exploring the Moroccan cuisine, you can shop at the Marrakech marketplaces and bargain to your heart’s delight. When you shopping spree ends, you will be taken back to the hotel and the dinner will be served.
(Monday) At Leisure in Marrakech
This day is reserved for complete leisure. Wake up and have your breakfast. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Marrakech. Visit hammams and spas for total relaxation. After that, driver will take you back to the hotel where you will receive a festive farewell dinner at a popular restaurant.
(Tuesday) Return Home
On your last day in Morocco, you will be served a delectable breakfast. Your driver will pick you up and take you to the Marrakech Airport for your departure.
Transfer from Casablanca is also possible