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Mystical Morocco:
Imperial Cities Revealed
Led by Yishay Shavit

April 30, 2023 - May 8, 2023
Destination Morocco
Duration 9 days
Who’s Going Adults
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Trip Type Featured
Group Size Minimum 20
Price From $4,600
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Best Moments

Active
Art & Culture
Food & Wine
Heritage
Innovation
  • Visit the Arab world’s only Jewish museum
  • Mosques, medieval cities, and markets
  • See the university where Maimonides studied
  • Shabbat with local Jews in Marrakech
  • Savor flavors and spices of Moroccan cuisine


Program Outline

01
ARE YOU READY? Sunday, April 30, 2023
  • Depart the US and get ready to enjoy magical Morocco.
Overnight Flight
02
CASABLANCA: THE START OF A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP Monday, May 1, 2023
03
A DAY OF CONTRASTS: MOSQUE, JEWISH MUSEUM, MEDIEVAL CITY Tuesday, May 2, 2023
04
GETTING LOST IN FES: IT'S PART OF THE FUN Wednesday, May 3, 2023
05
MUSLIMS AND JEWS BREAKING BREAD TOGETHER Thursday, May 4, 2023
06
MEETING THE JEWS OF MARRAKECH Friday, May 5, 2023
07
CHILLING OUT AND HEATING UP IN THE RED CITY Saturday, May 6, 2023
08
MULTI-CULTURED MARRAKECH Sunday, May 7, 2023
09
BACK HOME WITH MANY A STORY TO TELL Monday, May 8, 2023

Optional Extension

Desert Optional Extension

01
INTO THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS Monday, May 8, 2023
  • Say goodbye to Marrakech and drive through possibly the most beautiful route in Morocco with amazing views of the Atlas Mountains where camels would once transport goods and people between North African ports. You’ll eat lunch on the way.
  • Arrive at Ait Ben Haddou, one of Southern Morocco’s most recognizable villages, often used as a location for fashion and film shoots and recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a walk up to the old village and visit some of the Berber families still living there.
  • Continue to Ouarzazate, the film–making town built at the foot of the snowcapped High Atlas Mountains.
  • Check into the hotel and enjoy dinner.
Overnight Berbere Palace, Ouarzazate
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
02
4x4 CARS AND CAMELS IN THE DESERT Tuesday, May 9, 2023
03
DEEPER STILL Wednesday, May 10, 2023
04
IT’S NOT OVER YET Thursday, May 11, 2023
05
UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN Friday, May 12, 2023

Expert Educator

Yishay Shavit

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR EXPERT TOUR EDUCATOR
I invite you to join me on a journey to an exotic and mystical land filled with co-existence, diversity, and color. You’ll see immediately that everything in Morocco has flair and passion, from colorful alleyways to red mountain backgrounds to whitewashed seaside towns to rainbow-colored spices. Even religious practices are colorful and diverse; Morocco is the only country in the Arab world where Jews and Muslims lived peacefully together for thousands of years.

I have always been fascinated by Jewish life in Morocco with its vastly different traditions, customs, and cuisine. From the rich history of Berber Jews to Jewish mysticism, I can’t wait to share with you all my deep knowledge of and love for Moroccan Jewish culture that has been alive for over two thousand years, and whose unique flavor can be felt strongly throughout the Jewish world – especially in Israel – today.

Rates & Lodging

# of participants 20+
ADULT PRICE (SHARING DOUBLE ROOM) $4600
Single Supplement $1280
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Notes:
The optional extension is based on a minimum of 15 participants. Cost: $2590 based on double occupancy, single supplement $570.
Choice Lodging
Hyatt Regency, Casablanca
Nights: 1 Room Category: Deluxe Room
Riad Fes - Relais & Châteaux, Fes
Nights: 2 Room Category: Run of the House Room
La Tour Hassan Palace, Rabat
Nights: 1 Room Category: Deluxe Room
Hotel & Ryads Barriere Le Naoura, Marrakech
Nights: 4 Room Category: Run of the House Room

What to Expect

  • Included
  • Excluded
  • The small print
Included
  • 7 nights’ accommodations at select hotels
  • 6 touring days with English-speaking local tour guides
  • Da’at tour educator accompanying the group throughout
  • 6 Days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus
  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Portage at the hotels
  • Meals: daily breakfast, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Water on the bus throughout
  • Extension:
  • 4 nights’ accommodations at select hotels
  • 4 touring days with English-speaking local tour guides
  • Da’at tour educator accompanying the group throughout
  • 4 Days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus
  • Domestic flight from Errachidia to Casablanca
  • Meals: daily breakfast, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Portage at the hotels
  • Water on the bus throughout
Excluded



  • Transportation in the evening when dinner is on own.
  • Amendments to the program: In the event that any sites, programs or meals etc are added to the program, an additional fee may be required.
  • Personal extras: Items of personal nature such as laundry, wines, mineral water, beverages, coffee, tea, food other than the table d’hotel menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, and foreign port taxes, unless otherwise specified.
  • US and foreign airport taxes, Q fuel surcharge and border taxes when applicable.
  • Gratuities for Tour Educator (Guide) and Driver. We recommend the following guidelines for tips (amounts indicated in US dollars):
    • Group of 20 participants and more: Da’at Tour Educator: $8 | Local Guide: $5 | Driver: $3 – per participant per day
    • Group of 10-15 participants: Da’at Tour Educator: $10 | Local Guide: $6 | Driver: $3 – per participant per day




The small print
  • Group rates: Group rates are per person based on double occupancy and a minimum of
    20 full-paying participants. Should the number of participants drop below the minimum
    listed, the cost of the trip will be adjusted to reflect the additional expense of operating the
    program.


  • Currency: 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 tour guide/educator are included.


  • Payment policy: Da'at Educational Expeditions reserves the right to adjust its terms of
    payment, including cancelation policies and initial deposits. Notification of any changes will
    be made explicitly to the participants where relevant.
    • Initial deposit of $500 per person, non-refundable, non-transferable is due at the time of reservation unless another amount is indicated.
    • Final payment is due 90 days before the scheduled trip begins, or as specified in
      your invoice.


  • Cancelation policy: All cancelations need to be made in writing. The cancelation fee
    depends on the date when we receive written notification of your request to
    cancel your booking. Please note that the deposit is non-refundable.


  • Cancelation fees made:
    • 90 or more days prior to departure incur the loss of the deposit.
    • 89 to 46 days prior to departure incur the loss of 50% of the full trip cost.
    • 45 days or less prior to the departure incur the loss of 100% of the full
      trip cost.

  • Cancelation fees may also included:
    • Hotel or supplier cancelation fees.
    • For trips in Israel only: The cost of the PEACE OF MIND TRAVEL PROTECTION PROGRAM (POM), if this was purchased.
    • Group airfare penalty fee.


    • Travel insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase your own travel insurance.
      Please discuss land, air and health insurance options with your insurance provider or contact
      Travel Insured at 1-800-344-6226, ext. 257. Some insurance programs provide more
      comprehensive coverage when the policy is purchased in close proximity to the initial trip
      deposit. We, therefore, recommend that you secure insurance within 14 days of your initial
      deposit payment date.


    • Choice lodging:
      • Room categories are based on standard Run of House unless otherwise noted.
      • Our standard is to provide the best available hotels while considering value. Although the level of accommodations may differ slightly from hotel to hotel, we are committed to your comfort.
      • We reserve the right to make substitutions with hotels of equal standard. No refunds will be issued for the differences between hotel prices.
      • The standard hotel room in Israel is generally smaller than in the US, comfortably accommodating two people in either one queen-size bed or two single beds. Some hotels offer triple rooms consisting of standard twin beds plus a sofa/folding bed or cot for the third person.
      • Special requests such as room selections, bed types, and smoking preferences are subject to availability and are strictly at the discretion of the hotel's management on a run-of-house basis.
      • All hotel rates are non-negotiable and are based on the agreements made between Dalat Educational Expeditions and its suppliers.
      • Hotel check-in time is generally not before 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is prior to noon. If you are taking a late-night flight, make sure to organize adequate arrangements for accommodation until you are ready to leave for the airport. If a day room is included in the itinerary, check-out time will usually be at 6:00 p.m.

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