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11 Day | Jewish Tour of Morocco

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9 nights' accommodation at select hotels

9 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus with licensed, English speaking local tour guide

Da'at tour educator accompanying the group from arrival to departure

All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary

Meals: daily breakfast, 6 lunches and 6 dinners

Porterage at the hotels

Mineral water on the bus throughout

Day One: Sunday

  • Depart the U.S.A. - your journey begins!

Overnight: Flight

Day Two: Monday

  • Arrive at Casablanca International Airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel on own. (Transfers can be arranged at additional cost.)
  • Check into the hotel. (Official hotel check-in is from 3:00 p.m., if your room isn't ready upon arrival you can leave your luggage with the concierge.)
  • 2:00 p.m. Meet your tour educator and other group members in the hotel lobby.
  • The beginning of a beautiful journey: Begin your journey with a panoramic tour of Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco, its diverse neighborhoods, markets and alleyways.
  • The Glory of Moroccan Jewry: Guided visit through the Museum of the Jews of Morocco, for a glimpse into the rich and colorful world of Moroccan Jewry.
  • Return to the hotel to relax, unpack and settle in.
  • LaDa'at Focus An Inside Look at Moroccan Culture: Welcome dinner and orientation with your tour educator.

Overnight: Casablanca

Day Three: Tuesday
ROYAL RABAT          

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out and depart for Rabat, the capital of Morocco.
  • Friends in High Places: Begin your visit with a city tour that includes a drive around the walls of the Royal Palace and a visit to the Mausoleums of Mohammad V and Hassan II, two rulers who worked hand-in-hand with the Jewish community.
  • Ancient Walls in High Places: Take a guided walk through the Old City and the marvelous Kasbah des Oudayas. The oldest part of the city, dating back to the 12th century, sits high about the river and the ocean. Massive gates, whitewashed homes and vistas of rolling waves pave the way for a culturally unique experience.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Continue to the ruins of Volubilis, a city whose archeological remains bare testimony to the ten centuries of human existence here. First established in the 3rd century BCE as a Phoenician town, it was during the early Roman period that the city really began to make its mark. Walking through this south western ancient outpost of the Roman Empire, one can absorb the many cultural and historic layers that break through the surface.
  • Depart for Fez, once the capital of Morocco, the most extensive medieval city in the Arab world, and the home of Jewish scholars and rabbis for hundreds of years.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Fes

Day Four: Wednesday

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • LaDa'at Focus Sifting through the sands of time: A Historic Journey with your tour educator.
  • Bird's Eye View: Allow the ancient city to reveal itself in all its 1200 years of grandeur from one of two towers/fortresses overlooking the city. Take in a panoramic view of the Medina of Fes from Borj Sud (South Tower), a prominent fortress built in the 16th century high above its surroundings.
  • Through our Own Footsteps: Enjoy a guided visit through the Mellah (Jewish Quarter) of Fes. This was a walled quarter, created for the Jews as both a place of confinement and protection. Once a sign of prestige and security from the rulers, over time, the Mellah became a place of poverty and squalor.
  • Visit the Ibn Danan Synagogue, dating from the 17th
  • The Life that Was: Visit the famous Fes Jewish cemetery, where some of the city's legendary rabbis are buried, some, more than 400 years ago.
  • In the Footsteps of the Rambam: Continue on a guided walk through the Medina, where the renowned Jewish scholar Maimonides once lived. Our visit includes:
    • A glimpse of local craftsman at work in their shops as they weave, embroider, carve and chisel today as they have done for centuries.
    • A tour of the Madrasa Bou Inania, founded in the years 1351-56. The madrasa is one of the few religious places in Morocco accessible to non-Muslim visitors.
  • Lunch en route and continue with:
    • A visit to the Museum of Wooden Arts in the beautifully restored former Caravan Stop.
    • A look into the University of Al-Karaouine or Al-Qarawiyyin considered by the Guinness Book of Records, UNESCO and many historians as the oldest continuously operating, academic degree-granting university in the world.
    • Visit the Tanneries of Fes, which give the Medina its unique flavor and smell.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Fes

Day Five: Thursday

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • “Ain't No Mountain High Enough”: Depart Fes, driving through the fertile valley of Saiss before reaching the first foothills of the Middle Atlas Mountains.
  • Stop at the pristine waters of Lake Dait Aoua, in the middle of an oak forest and see many species of birds that live in this environment.
  • Drive to Ifrane, a city unlike any other in Morocco. While visions of Morocco may conjure up images of walled cities, storied alley ways and rolling sand dunes, Morocco has more to it than meets the eye (or the imagination). Located at an altitude of more than 5,000 feet this town has an alpine feel to it, and understandably has been dubbed the Switzerland of Morocco, complete with its own winter wonderland, charming European looking town and a ski resort.
  • LaDa'at Focus Finding Life where Life can be found: Urban versus Rural with your tour educator.
  • Depart Ifrane and drive across the cedar forest via the valley of Azrou, a typical Berber town, located at the crossroads between the Middle and High Atlas Mountains.
  • Stop in the middle of the famous cedar forest of the Middle Atlas mountains for a short stroll amongst the beautiful setting and the Barbary Macaque monkeys (although, sometimes referred to as apes because some of the species don't have tails) that call these trees home. The Barbary Macaques are known as Old World Monkeys and enjoy the mid-range altitudes of the Atlas Mountains. You may spot them in troops of 10-30 monkeys, or more likely, they will first spot you.
  • Lunch en route near the town of Midelt.
  • Transformative Powers of a Transforming Land: Drive across a desert-like plateau towards the High Atlas mountains. The landscape will change to a more Saharan environment with some magnificent landscapes along the way.
  • Stop at the spectacular gorges of Oued Ziz.
  • Depart the High Atlas mountains and drive along the oasis valley of Ziz, passing a series of fortified mud made villages running along the canyon.
  • Arrive in the oasis of Tafilalet, near the town of Erfoud. From the 8th to the 10th centuries this was an independent kingdom, wealthy from its trading role on the ancient Saharan caravan routes traveling through here between west and northeast Africa.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Erfoud

Day Six: Friday

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • LaDa'at Focus Sacred Space: The Role of the Desert in Moroccan Culture with your tour educator.
  • Visit the city of Rissani and the ruins of the legendary caravan city of Sijilmassa. Located in Eastern Morocco, this town in particular was a central hub of the very busy camel caravan trains in the region.
  • Lunch at the hotel.
  • Modern Day Camel-trekking: 4-Wheel Drive: As you imagine the desert as it should be, let your imagination come to life as you drive in rugged off-road (4x4) vehicles deep into the Sahara Desert.
  • The Real Ships of the Desert: One hump or Two: Ride camels over the sand dunes of Merzouga on the edge of the Sahara and arrive at your desert camp.
  • Serenity and Sanctity: Really getting away from it all: Enjoy a Traditional Berber dinner at the desert camp under the stars.

Overnight: Desert Camp, Merzouga

Day Seven: Saturday

  • First Light, Surfs Up: Early wake-up to enjoy a desert sunrise, and get the adrenaline pumping with (optional) sand-boarding on the sand dunes.
  • Breakfast at the camp.
  • Depart the camp and begin the drive through the High Atlas Mountains.
  • LaDa'at Focus Who are Our Hosts: Berber Civilization and Culture with your tour educator.
  • Stop in Tineghir, a beautiful 20 mile long oasis, wedged in between two majestic mountain ranges.
  • Walk along the Todra Gorge, carved by ancient rivers, leaving behind high cliffs of up to 500 feet on either side of a basin, which at times is no wider than 33 feet.
  • Lunch en route.
  • Drive along the “Route of a Thousand Kasbahs,” a region of fortresses, which in antiquity, each had a clear objective to defend the nearby territory. The Kasbahs, however, also served the purpose of trade stop, local market and general crossroads of ideas and goods. Each fortress was associated with its own palace or castle so as to be better supported and defended itself. The ancient role of the Kasbah proudly leaves its mark, producing a spellbinding experience, not soon forgotten.
  • When East Meets West: Arrive in Ait Ben Haddou, one of Southern Morocco's most recognizable villages, often used as a location for fashion and film shoots.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight: Ait Ben Haddou

Day Eight: Sunday

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Explore Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Drive to Marrakech through changing landscapes, including the 7,500-foot-high Tizi N'tichka Pass.
  • Boxed lunch en route.
  • LaDa'at Focus Marrakech - An Oasis with your tour educator.
  • Visit the famous Majorelle Garden, created by the orientalist painter Jacques Majorelle and the Berber Museum housed inside the garden. This mystical garden took 40 years to create, and all one needs is to walk along its paths, in the shade of the trees, and exotic plants, in sight of the lotus and Lilly, by the sparkling pools and springs, to understand why it took so long.
  • Experience the Djemaa El Fna Square, one of the most colorful and mysterious sites in all of Africa, with its snake-charmers, street vendors, musicians, jugglers, fortune-tellers and storytellers.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Dinner on your own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Marrakech

Day Nine: Monday

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • LaDa'at Focus Saints and Holiness from Morocco to Israel: the transference of traditions with your tour educator.
  • Tantalize the Senses with Sights, Sounds and Smells: Enjoy a guided tour of Marrakech, including:
    • Bab Agnaou, one of the gates of the Medina.
    • The Saadian Tombs, built in the 16th century as a mausoleum for many Saadian rulers and entertainers.
    • The Slat al-Azama Synagogue, the synagogue of the Mellah.
    • The 19th-century Bahia Palace.
  • Lunch on your own, en route.
  • Explore Marrakech's enormous marketplace.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on your own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Marrakech

Day Ten: Tuesday

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • The view (and taste) from the inside: Bringing it home with you: Take part in a Moroccan home-cooking workshop and enjoy lunch of your own making.
  • Free afternoon to explore Marrakech on your own -enjoy one of the many spas or hamams in the city, shop, or just relax.
  • Final Thoughts and Feelings: Festive farewell dinner and group reflection.

Overnight: Marrakech

Day Eleven: Wednesday

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Transfer on your own to the Casablanca International Airport. (Transfers can be arranged at additional cost.)
  • Departure flight to the U.S.A., arriving the same day.

Da'at Educational Expeditions itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

To book this package, please contact one of our reservation agents at 888-811-2812.

Flight Details

Accommodation Details

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Hyatt Regency

The Hyatt Regency is an urban oasis in Morocco's most vibrant metropolis city. Located in the center of the legendary city of Casablanca. Located just a brief stroll from the seafront promenade, the hotel is the ideal location from which to tour this urban legend.

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Sahrai Hotel

Perched on a hill with spectacular views of the Medina and its surroundings Hotel Sahrai is set to redefine the Fez boutique experience with its fresh approach and stylish design.

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Palais du Desert Hotel

Located in the South of Morocco, Palais du Désert and Spa welcomes you in a luxurious castle-style riad set at the gates of Erfoud and close to the palm grove.

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Desert Camp

The Desert Camp is situated in the south-east of the village of Merzouga, in the heart of the impressive sand dunes of the Sahara.


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Berbere Palace

Le Berbère Palace offers magnificent accommodation at the gates of the desert.

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Sofitel Palais Imperial

Located in the heart of the renowned and dynamic residential area of Hivernage, the hotel is right next to the famous Jema El Fna square and the Medina. Just 15 minutes from the airport, the hotel gives you immediate access to the center of town.

  • Group rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 20 full paying participants per vehicle. Should the number of participants drop below the minimum listed above, we will adjust the cost of the trip to reflect the additional expense of operating the program.
  • Tour prices are per person in U.S. dollars. All hotel accommodations, motor coach transportation, special dinners, sightseeing, admissions, luggage handling and the services of local guides, drivers, and the Expedition Educator are included.
  • Hotel Accommodations: The tour price includes all hotel accommodations, in hotel rooms with private baths. Our standard is to provide the best available hotels while considering value. Although the level of the accommodations may differ slightly from hotel to hotel, we are committed to your comfort. Two-bed rooms are reserved in most hotels. Triples are two-bed rooms with a rollaway cot where available and are not recommended when considering the comfort of those in the room. King-size beds are not available in most hotels; what is considered king-size usually consists of two single beds pushed together and made up separately, but with one headboard. Some two-bed rooms may have two twin - not full- or queen-size - beds.
  • Meals are included as specified in the itinerary.
  • Expedition Educator: All trips are conducted by our Expedition Educators or local guides who remain with the group throughout the tour.
  • Gratuities Included: All gratuities for restaurant and hotel staff.
  • Luggage Responsibility: All tour packages allow one piece of luggage per person and one carry-on bag. Excess luggage will be subject to charge of up to $100 per piece. The Travel Agent and/or Tour Operator shall not be held responsible for any damage to or loss of luggage/personal items. All damage/loss must be reported at time of incident and documented in writing by local authorities for submission to your insurance company.
  • Escorted tour packages are based upon a minimum number of participants. Cancellation of any tour for lack of participation will be advised at least 30 days prior to the tour's departure, and all money will be refunded. Da'at Educational Expeditions will not be held responsible for any costs relating to the issuance and/or cancellation of airline tickets or visa fees. Voluntary cancellations due to political instability, acts of terrorism, government intervention or US State Department warning will be subject to the above fees, provided the program is deemed (by Da'at Educational Expeditions) able to continue. Should Da'at Educational Expeditions elect to cancel a departure for any of these reasons, every effort will be made to obtain refunds from suppliers, however no guarantees can be provided on their behalf.  

Not Included

  • Airfare to the tour departure point and from the tour ending point is not included. 
  • Personal Expenses: All personal expenses such as: laundry, valet service, cables, telephone calls and postage are not included.
  • Tips to the tour educator and driver (recommended guidelines vary based on number of participants)
    • For a group of 20 passengers and more:
      $8 per participant per day for the tour educator, $5 per participant per day for the local guide & $3 per participant per day for the driver

Additional Information

  • Airline Security Measures: In the U.S., you must provide identification in the form of a passport at the time of airport check-in for travel to international destinations. Your passport name must match the name on your tour reservation and airline ticket or you may be denied boarding.
  • If you are traveling from an airport outside the jurisdiction of the U.S, you will need to determine what travel documentation and identification is required for that particular airport.
  • Due to heightened security regulations, certain items such as a metal nail file, pocketknife, cigarette lighter or tweezers, and some liquid, gel, or aerosol items may not be permitted in your carry-on luggage. Please call your airline prior to departure to obtain current information on non-permissible carry-on items and recommended airport check-in times. You may also wish to visit the Transportation Security Administration website at www.tsa.gov to obtain more information on acceptable identity documentation and prohibited luggage items.
  • Holidays and Museum Closures - Museum visits and personal shopping time may be disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances or the many religious, state and local holidays locally observed in the destinations being visited.
  • Photography During Tours: We will occasionally use photographs taken by fellow guests or your trip director for promotional purposes. If you prefer that your photo not be used in any marketing activities, please notify us at the start of your tour.