10 Days Jewish Heritage Tour to Morocco

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10 days tour to Morocco - Casablanca, Rabat, Tangier, Fes, Ifrane, Marrakesh, Essaouira & Safi

Tour operates with a minimum of 10 people travelling


Day 1 - Monday

Day 1 - Monday

Casablanca

Arrival at Casablanca airport. You will be greeted with a warm welcome by an IBMT Tours Morocco representative who will escort you to your tour guide. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy an afternoon city tour of Casablanca, the economic capital of Morocco and its largest city. Fish Lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon free. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Casablanca. (Breakfast, Dinner).
Nb : Check-in at hotels starts at 14:00


Day 2 - Tuesday

Day 2 - Tuesday

Casablanca | Rabat | Tangier

After breakfast in the hotel, Visit Hasan Mosque according to the opening time of the Mosque with last inside visiting at 2:00pm, the landmark of the city with the tallest minaret in the world (210 meters (689 ft)). Visit the museum of Moroccan Judaism, the only one in the Arab world, and Synagogue Beth El.  Departure to Rabat, the capital of Morocco and one of the Imperial Cities. Enjoy the city tour of Rabat. Began with the Mellah, a Jewish quarter.  Visit the Kasbah of the Oudayas. This Kasbah was constructed during the realm of the Almohads dynasty (12th century). Stop next at Mohammed V Mausoleum, which is home to the tombs of the current king's father and grandfather. Your last stop in Rabat is Hassan Tower, which is a minaret built in 1195. Lunch at a local restaurant. Transfer to Tangier, the pearl of the North of Morocco and its main gate to Europe. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Tangier. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).


Day 3 - Wednesday

Day 3 - Wednesday

Tangier | Chefcahouen | Fes

After breakfast in the hotel, enjoy a city tour of Tangier. Stop at the old town, locally called “The medina”  Dar El Oued Makhazen Kasbah and the Grand and Petit Socco. Transfer to Cape Spartel after that, the meeting point of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Cape Spartel was known to the Greeks and Romans as the “Cape of the Vines”. Visit the Cave of Hercules, which is Africa’s most northwesterly promontory with a strange sea window shaped like a map of Africa. Continue to Chefchaouen, the “Blue City” and one of the most majestic places to visit in Morocco. Lunch at a local restaurant. A city tour of Chefchaouen is next. Visit Meknes which was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672–1727), a contemporary of Louis XIV, before it was relocated to Marrakesh. Pause at the massive Bab El Mansour gate, which is the grandest of all imperial Moroccan gateways. Bab El Mansour gate was completed by Moulay Ismail’s son, Moulay Abdallah, in 1732. Hri Souani a complex of three different buildings built for granaries and stables is next. This amazing site has been used as a scene for many films, the most famous of which is probably “The Last Temptation of Christ” in 1988 by Martin Scorsese. Arrive in to Fes. Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Fes. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).


Day 4 - Thursday

Day 4 - Thursday

Fes

After breakfast in the hotel, enjoy a guided full day of Fes. Begining at the entrance to the largest royal palace in Morocco. Dating from the 17th century,  the Ibn Danan Synagogue was built by a wealthy merchant and its attached Jewish museum. Our tour continues to the Mellah, the Jewish cemetery. View of panoramic ancient medina and enjoy an authentic experience at the traditional ceramic crafts village of Fes. Proceed to Fes El Bali, the ancient town or Medina, which is a medieval part of Fes that has not changed for centuries. Lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the famous Al-Karaouine Mosque, built by Fatima Al Fihria in 857. The Mosque became home to the University of Al-Karaouine, which is the first university in the world and the world's foremost center of learning at the beginning of the second millennium. The university was built by Fatima Al Fihria in 859, and, since then, it has become one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim world. While in the Medina, visit also a Merdersa, which is a Quaran school. Complete the city tour of Fes with a stop at the leather Souq and the oldest Leather Tannery in the world. The tannery dates back at least nine centuries. Dinner and overnight in Fes. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).


Day 5 - Friday

Day 5 - Friday

Fes | Ifrane | Beni Mellal | Marrakesh

After breakfast in the hotel, early morning departure for Marrakesh. Morocco's most memorable experience. Founded almost 1000 years ago on the edge of the Sahara, this southern market town grew to become one of the great cities of the Maghreb and a UNESCO Heritage Site to boot. But Marrakech isn't some petrified piece of history that tourists come to gawk at, it's bursting at the seams with an intense density of life and a modern entrepreneurialism that puts Manhattanites to shame. This isn't a place where you can gracefully glide through. Instead you'll find yourself telling jokes with snake charmers, dining outdoors in the Djemaa el-Fna,  discovering the latest henna tattoos. Lunch at a local restaurant in Beni Mellal. Continue to Marrakech. Check into the hotel with time to freshen up and get ready for Shabbat. Shabbat services Bet-El Synagogue. Shabbat dinner(Include) hospitality at Hazzan and Mrs. Ohayon's Home Overnight at hotel in Marrakech. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Important:
Fez – Marrakech is a full day bus driver. Just time to arrive to Marrakech at about 17:00 and hotel. Check-in and prepare for Shabbat Dinner. It is impossible to visit or see other things in Marrakech as clients will arrive to Marrakech very tired afer a long bus drive.


Day 6 - Saturday

Day 6 - Saturday

Marrakech

After breakfast in the hotel, Shabbat in Marrakesh. Optional Shabbat services at Slat Laazama Synagogue in the Mellah, probably the oldest existing synagogue in entire diaspora still in use today. Lunch will follow at the home of Hazzan Ohayon (include). Afternoon visit  the Majorelle Garden created by French painter Jacques Majorelle. The garden has been open to the public since 1947. Since 1980 it has been owned by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé. After Yves Saint Laurent died in 2008, his ashes were scattered in the Majorelle Garden. The rest of the afternoon free until Havdalah. An exciting evening program as we stroll through the world famous Djamaa el-Fna Square – the heart of the city – when the square comes alive with snake charmers, magicians, fire eaters and street performers. Dinner in the hotel. Overnightat hotel in Marrakech. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).


Day 7 - Sunday

Day 7 - Sunday

Marrakech

After breakfast, the entire day will be spent visiting Marrakesh; the second oldest imperial city known as the «Pearl of the South» with the Menara gardens, the Si Said Museum, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia. Return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, visit of the souks, the winding little streets and the Djemaâ El Fna place with its various and non-stop entertainment: storytellers, snake charmers, fire-eaters and more. Dinner in a typical Moroccan restaurant including entertainment with belly dancers. Return to the hotel and overnight at the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).


Day 8 - Monday

Day 8 - Monday

Marrakech | Essaouira

After breakfast, departure  to Essaouira which is another charming town in Morocco a relatively small, easily navigable beach city whith a distinct multicultural feel, resulting from the large Portuguese, French, and Jewish populations that once called it home. Its mild climate and expansive stretches of ocean sand also place it among Morocco’s top beach towns. Essaouira’s walled medina was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2001. Its well preserved, late- 18th-century fortified layout is a prime example of European military architecture in North Africa. For the visitor, the mellow atmosphere, narrow winding streets lined with colorful shops, whitewashed houses and heavy old wooden doors make it a wonderful place to stroll. Lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the Mellah and some of the synagogues, tomb of Rabbi Chaim Pinto. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Essaouira. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).


Day 9 - Tuesday

Day 9 - Tuesday

Essaouira | Safi

After breakfast in the hotel, departure to Casablanca via Safi, Oualidia and El Jadida. Safi is one of the most attractive cities in  Morocco thanks to its long history. The city was under protectorate by the Portuguese Empire from 1488 to 1541. During this period, the Portuguese built a fortress to protect the city. Safi nowadays is the main fishing port for the country's sardine industry, and also exports phosphates, textiles and ceramics. During the Second World War, Safi was one of the landing sites for Operation Torch. After visiting Safi, continue to Oualidia, another charming sea resort in Morocco. Oualidia is a small village on the Atlantic coast, facing a salt water lagoon and beach where ocean and coast merge. It is an ideal place to unwind. The magic of the lagoon and the tides provide a constantly-changing back veil. Poised on the edge of the ocean, in a site of great ecological importance, Oualidia will attract, captivate, energize and sooth in equal measure. Transfer to Casablanca via Sidi Bouzid and El Jadida. Lunch at a local restaurant in Sidi Bouzid. Arrival to Casablanca for overnight. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Casablanca. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).


Day 10 - Wednesday

Day 10 - Wednesday

Casablanca

After breakfast in the hotel, departure transfer will be provided to the airport for your return flight. (Breakfast).


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Inclusions


INCLUDED SERVICES:

  • Warm welome by IBMT local represetative upon arrival at Casablanca airport.
  • Transfer from airport / hotel / airport
  • Five stars hotels accommodation
  • A/c deluxe means of transportation 
  • A qualified accompanying English speaking guide from arrival till departure as per the program.
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Whispers
  • Tour assistant and helper on bus
  • Monuments entrance fees to all sits mentioned
  • Portage of the luggage at hotels.
  • All taxes included.

    FIVE STAR HOTELS:
    Casablanca: Hotel Kenzi Tower - 1 night.
    Tangier: Hilton Tanger City Center Hotel - 1 night.
    Fez: Palais Ommeyad - 2 nights.
    Marrakech: Kenzi MenaraPalace - 3 nights.
    Essaouira: Atlas Essaouira & Spa - 1 night.
    Casablanca: Kenzi Tower - 1 night.
  • INCLUDED MEALS - FULL BOARD PROGRAM (BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER DAILY)
  • Daily buffet breakfasts
  • Daily lunch
  • Daily dinners
  • Friday night (Shabbat dinner) - Shabbat dinner(Include) hospitality at Hazzan and Mrs. Ohayon's 
  • Shabbat lunch - Lunch will follow at the home of Hazzan Ohayon
  • On Day 7:  A typical Moroccan dinner in a typical Moroccan Palace with local entertainment with belly dancer (included soft drink)

SERVCES NOT INCLUDED:

  • Air fare and departure taxes.
  • All personal extras, such as but not limited to, telephone, meals not already included,  mini-bar etc. 
  • Aloholic drinks during the meals.
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended).
  • Early check in | late check out.
  • Meals & beverages not mentioned.
  • Entrance fees not mentioned.
  • Any tips to guide / driver and restaurant staff.

 

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