Jewish Heritage Tour
Day 1: Casablanca
Orientation tour of Casablanca, including the Habbous quarter, the United Nations. Square, the exterior of the Royal Palace, and an interior visit of the Hassan II. Mosque, one of the Islamic world’s stunning monuments. In Casablanca the Museum of Moroccan Judaism is the only museum of its kind in the Arab-speaking world and one of two museums devoted to Judaism in a Muslim country. Visit of the Mellah (Jewish Quarter) with its temples and synagogues.
Day 2: Rabat Incl. 1/2 Day City Tour – Meknes – Fes
We will depart from Casablanca to the capital Rabat, a guided tour is planned from Chella, a 14th century necropolis built on Roman foundations, the birthplace of Rabbi Hayyim Ben Moses Attar, the famous 18th-century scholar and cabbalist known throughout the Jewish world for his bible commentary, the “Or Ha-Hayyim“. fortified ruin of a city located a few steps from the current medina of Rabat, south of the New Town, we will visit the Kasbah Oudayas located at the mouth of the Bouregreg river and the Andalusian gardens. Next stop, explore Meknes the city of Moulay Ismael impressive city in Hispano-Moorish style, surrounded by high walls with large gates, where the harmonious blend of Islamic and European styles from the 17th century Maghreb is still evident today.
Bab Mansour, located off the vast el-Hedim square (place of ruins) which we will enter shortly. The square is lined with modern residential buildings and a covered souk (market). After visiting Meknes, we will take the road to Fez to spend the night.
Day 3: Fes
The medina of Fez is a UNESCO World Heritage Site an… it is one of the largest walled cities in the world. Explore the narrow streets lined with fresh fruit, mounds of spices, Berber rugs, and many other local handicrafts. For lunch, you can choose to eat in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch, we will continue to visit the King’s Palace and the famous tanneries.
Day 4: Fes – Beni Mellal – Marrakech
Next stop, Marrakech, pass by The village of Azrou in the middle of the Atlas, famous for its handy-craft and the cedar woods. Lunch in Beni Mellal. one of the famous Berber city is one of the Agricultural centers of Morocco. Arrival to Marrakech in the late afternoon, check-in at the hotel. Optional dinner with entertainment at a typical Moroccan restaurant.
Day 5: Marrakech
Next day, we will take a full-day tour to Marrakech, the historical visit of Marrakech will include the Menara, a magnificent pool surrounded by flowers, reflecting the image of a beautiful Moorish construction built in 1866 for the dignitaries. See glorious sunsets setting behind the Atlas Mountains.
Day 6: Bivouac
Explore Bivouac the entire day!
Day 7: Essaouira
Essaouira is one of the most unique cities in Morocco when it comes to Jewish history. Sidi ben Abdallah, the sultan settled many Jewish families in the city, known as Mogador. historical sites. Every September, there is a pilgrimage to the site of the grave of Rabbi Chaim Pinto whose home and synagogue remain preserved and open to visitors. You will walk along large, deserted beaches, you will meet fishermen perched on top of cliffs and patiently waiting for the fish to bite … Visit the site of grave of Rabbi Chaim Pinto whose home and synagogue remain preserved, take a tour at the women’s cooperative where you can watch the process of the famous Argan Oil. You will settle in your hotel or Riad … The afternoon is devoted to a guided tour of Essaouira, the old town, the port, the shipyards.