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9 Day | Private Jewish Tour of Morocco

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7 nights' accommodation at select hotels

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

All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary

1 group transfer and assistance to and from the airport

Meals: daily breakfast and 2 lunches

Mineral water in the vehicle throughout

Day One: Sunday
DEPARTURE 

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

Overnight: Flight

 

Day Two: Monday
ARRIVAL IN CASABLANCA

  • Arrive at Casablanca International Airport.
  • Welcome by your local guide and assistance with arrival formalities.
  • 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.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • 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.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Relax, unpack and settle in.
  • Dinner on own at the famous Rick's Café, of Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and the classic Casablanca

Overnight: Casablanca


Day Three: Tuesday
GIANT MOSQUES AND ANCIENT RUINS- ON THE ROAD TO FES               

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and depart.
  • Visit the famous Mosque of Hassan II, one of the largest Mosques in the world. With hand-carved marble walls, retractable roof, room for 100,000 worshipers and the tallest minaret in the world, at almost 700-feet, this mosque is an incredible example of devotion and construction.
  • 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 Fes, 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 on your own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Fes


Day Four: Wednesday
THE MYSTERIES OF FES 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and depart.
  • 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
ROYAL RABAT 

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and depart.
  • Depart Fes for Meknes, located on a fertile plain, north of the Middle Atlas.
  • Arrive in Meknes, once, the home of the Sultan of Morocco, and visit the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, who established his royal capital here during his long reign from the final decades of the 17th century through the first few decades of the 18th Moulay Ismail was a sultan who was particularly known as being a ruthless, megalomaniac leader, which always leaves room for good sites left behind.
  • Continue with a visit to the Royal Stables. These stables were massive, built to hold 12,000 horses. While today, evidence of the great earthquake of the 18th century, that ruined much of the stables, is clear. What is also clear is that the Sultan Ismail sure loved his horses. Each one was waited on, hand and foot (or rather hoof and hoof), each with their own groom and slave.
  • Depart for Rabat.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • 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.
  • Enjoy a guided walk through the Old Walled 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.
  • Continue to the hotel for check-in.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Rabat


Day Six: Friday
THE ROAD TO MARRAKECH- ONE SENSE AT A TIME 

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
  • Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and depart.
  • Drive to Marrakech.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • Tantalize the Senses with Sights, Sounds and Smells: Begin your visit in Marrakech with a panoramic tour of the city.
  • 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.
  • Check into the hotel.
  • Optional Shabbat services at the Bet-El Synagogue.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Marrakech


Day Seven: Saturday
SHABBAT IN MARRAKECH 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and depart.
  • 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.
  • Explore Marrakech's enormous marketplace and 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.
  • Return to the hotel.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Marrakech


Day Eight: Sunday
THE OURIKA VALLEY 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and depart.
  • 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.
  • Depart Marrakech for a half-day tour to the Ourika Valley. Enjoy the lush greens of the high Atlas foothills, local gorges and beautiful scenery.
  • Drive through the beautiful, lush, green valley and visit a Berber village.
  • Lunch on own, en route.
  • One hump or Two: The Proud Ships of the Desert: Ride a camel for a trip into the past when they were the main mode of transportation in the region.
  • Return to Marrakech with free time for last-minute shopping, packing or relaxation.
  • Dinner on own and evening at leisure.

Overnight: Marrakech


Day Nine: Monday
RETURN HOME 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Check out of the hotel and transfer to the Casablanca International Airport.
  • Departure flight to the U.S.A., arriving the same day.


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Flight Details


Accommodation Details



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Hyatt Regency
Casablanca

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
Fes

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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La Tour Hassan
Rabat

The Tour Hassan is ideally located in the heart of the Moroccan Kindom's capital, close to the district of ministries and embassies, but also to the principal monuments: the Mausoleum Mohammed V and the Tour Hassan.

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Sofitel Palais Imperial
Marrakech

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.


  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of 4 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.
  • 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 4-9 passengers in a mini-van with a separate driver:
      $100 per day for the tour guide & $50 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.