Morocco Short Tours

Morocco Jewish Heritage Tour

In this private tour, you'll explore Morocco's world-famous Imperial Cities & Jewish heritage in Casablanca, Fes, Rabat, Marrakech, Meknes, and the charming coastal city of Essaouira.

8 Nights / 9 Days Tour
For independent travelers: Our Guided Tour enhances your experience without hindering your journey. We’re there when you need us, and give you the opportunity to explore on your own if you desire.

bookitCost based on 4* accommodation:
US$1,875 per person based on double occupancy
US$3,750 for 2Pax
If you wish to upgrade or downgrade the accommodation, or include the desert part, let us know.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Casablanca – Meknes – Volubilis – Fes

Volubilis Ancient Roman RuinsAfter your arrival at either the Casablanca, Rabat or Fes airport, you will be greeted by your escort to start your Moroccan journey.

Travel through lush rolling hills studded with the fertile plains of ancient olive groves and vineyards await you in the Ismalian capital of Meknes. Meknes is on Unesco’s world heritage list. After a pleasant lunch at the holy city of Moulay Idriss, explore the port of Bab El Mansour and Bab El Khamis.

Then explore the ancient Roman ruins of Volubulis, sprawled amid a wildflower-dotted hillside, where the remains of palaces, baths, soaring arches and magnificent mosaics await exploration. Sumptuous dinner and lodging at your charming riad in Fes.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Fes

People in FezFes, noted as one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world, has a vibrant Jewish heritage. For thousands of years, the Mellah has served as a place where Jewish artisans crafted fine goods and jewelry. The recently restored Ibn Danan synagogue is the oldest one  in Fes, and part of a UNESCO project to preserve the workings of medieval Fes. Enjoy dinner at one of the many area restaurants.

Overnight stay at your charming riad in Fes.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Casablanca

Hassan II MosqueThe day begins in the sparkling White City of Casablanca and a visit to the newly opened Jewish Museum in Casablanca (Not open on weekend), the first Jewish Museum in an Arab country. You’ll tour the places where most of Morocco’s Jewish community resides, and the Bet El synagogue.

You may wish to have lunch at one of the small kosher restaurants in this part town. Enjoy dinner at one of the many area restaurants.

Accommodation at your charming hotel at the city center of Casablanca.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Marrakech

Marjorelle GardensYou continue traveling through the picturesque countryside to Pink City of Marrakech.

Long known for its serpentine souks, snake charmers and pink buildings and palaces such as the ancient Bahia from the days of the harem, there is also a historic and longstanding Jewish mellah, known for making some of the best jewelry in Morocco. Visit the Synagogue. Explore the ancient royal Saadian Tombs and the majestic Koutoubia Mosque. You’ll also visit an ancient synagogue and the walled 2,000 year old medina.

Enjoy dinner at one of the many area restaurants. Accommodation at your charming riad in Marrakech.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5: Marrakech

Visit to the glorious Majorelle Gardens that are owned by international designer Yves St. Laurent. Stroll along the ancient Menara pool, and then tour the nearly 2,000 year old ancient city wall and Palmerie.

Marrakesh SoukIn the afternoon, take time to explore the hidden treasures of Marrakech, and at the end the day, be seduced by the world-famous Djemaa el-Fna open air market, where you’ll find exotic snake charmers, Berber musicians, spinning acrobats and fortune tellers. The air is filled with curls of smoke rising from delectable kebobs grilled over coals.

Enjoy dinner in Djemma el-Fna, or at one of the many area restaurants. Evening accommodations are at your riad at the ancient city of Marrakech.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6: Ourika Valley / High Atlas Mountains

Traditional Moroccan teaDiscover the hidden Berber villages of the valley or hike through the wildflower dotted hillside to one of the waterfalls of the High Atlas.

And then it’s on to the lovely garden of the valley near the souk Lathinie.

Dinner and overnight at your luxury Berber Kasbah Omar at the village of Anrar.

A traditional Moroccan Hammam (steam bath) and massage are available at the Kasbah Omar for extra cost. (Please let us know in advance if you would like to make an appointment.)

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7: Essaouira

Essaouira BoatsEssaouira sparkles in white against the brilliant turquiose sea in the former 18th century Portugese settlement and current fishing village. Cannons sit on ramparts pointed toward the sea to stop maurauding pirates of the past. Camels stand at the ready for passengers to ride across the sands. Artisan shops, boutiques and art galleries fill the squares and the aroma of restaurants fills the air. Stop in a café for a French pastry and mint tea. Long a draw for music legends including Jimmy Hendrix and the Rolling Stones, Essaouira continues to lure artists and musicians alike today. Essaouira also has a vibrant Jewish history, and today is still home to many Moroccan Jews.

Enjoy dinner at one of the many area restaurants. Accommodation at your charming riad in Essaouira.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8: Essaouira – Casablanca

The first half of the day to be spent exploring Essaouira. After lunch, you will take an afternoon drive to the sparkling white city of Casablanca.

Enjoy dinner at one of the many area restaurants. Accommodation at your charming hotel at the city center of Casablanca.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 9: Transfer to the Casablanca Airport for your return home.

Note:
- If you wish to modify the itinerary according to specific dates, interests or city of arrival or departure, please advise us.
– Pick up from any airport, port or train station in Morocco is available.
- This tour can be extended or modified to end wherever the guest may wish.

bookitCost based on 4* accommodation:
US$1,875 per person based on double occupancy
US$3,750 for 2Pax
If you wish to upgrade or downgrade the accommodation, please let us know.

2 years and under are free of charge
2 – 6 years old 75% off
7-11 years old 50% off
12 years old & up full cost

What’s Included:
* Breakfast daily
* 2 dinners (1 in Fes & 1 at High Atlas Mountains)
* 4* charming hotel, kasbah & riad lodging
* Transfers to and from airport
* Private car, gas, tolls and expert driver for the entire trip
* Knowledgeable certified guides
* Museums fee
* All taxes

Not included in package price:
* International Airfare
* Lunch & 6 dinners
* Drinks
* Travel Insurance