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▶ Visit Temple Beth- El Synagogue, Em Habanim and Névé Chalom in Casablanca
▶ Discover the Museum of Moroccan Judaism in Casablanca
▶ Attending Saturday A services in Fez
▶ Dinner at Rabbi’s home or kosher restaurant
▶ Close encounter with the local Jewish community in Morocco
▶ Historical sites of Jewish heritage in Fez, Meknes, Sefrou and Marrakech
▶ Stay at best Luxury Riads and Hotels in Morocco
✅ Accommodation of 13 nights in good economy class hotels as per the detailed program which includes breakfast and dinner.
NOT INCLUDED :
❌ Travel insurance (it is recommended to issue one)
❌ Personal allowance
❌ Drinks with meals
❌ Entry visa for a non-Israeli passport
❌ Tips for the guide payable directly to the guide
❌ Tips for locals serving in restaurants and hotels
❌ Anything not mentioned in the “price includes” clause
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Return Location : Drop Off: At Your Accommodation Or Airport
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DAY 1 CASABLANCA – ARRIVE IN MOROCCO’S MOST CONTEMPORARY CITY
Our first day in Morocco tours from israel arrival in Casablanca, your transportation will be waiting for you at the airport. The city has a unique energy, historic in Art Deco neighborhoods, and contemporary in lavish art galleries and trendy boulevards. Palm trees line wide streets and sway in the sea breeze as the Hassan II Mosque stands above the Atlantic Ocean with its minaret 690 feet above the sea level. The beautiful architecture and a design symbolize historical Islamic art, decorated with sumptuous geometric mosaics and bright colors. The majority of the modern Moroccan Jewish population resides in Casablanca, where kosher restaurants, old cemeteries, public spaces, and rabbinic mausoleums stand out from the old and new Jewish neighborhoods.
DAY 2 CASABLANCA – A FULL DAY TOUR GUIDE OF MOROCCO’S CURRENT JEWISH NEIGHBORHOOD
The call to a prayer emanates from the towering the minaret of Hassan II, where the breakfast accompanies the aroma of a mint tea in the morning. Your guide meets you at your hotel for a fascinating Morocco tours from israel through the Jewish past and a present of the city, including a look at the only Jewish museum housed within Muslim-majority country. Casablanca is home to more than 30 synagogues outside the historic ghetto. The largest of them is the Beth-El Temple, which can holding up to 500 people. The synagogue has stained-glass windows that illuminate the interior where the main entrance has a large double wooden door. A fountain flows into the inner courtyard near tall, a thin tree and the synagogue is the hub of the jewish life, past and present in the city. You can see the details have engraved on the balustrade of the women’s balcony; The prayer position is located in the center near the central ark. The attraction of the synagogue is not only the beautiful decor but the richness of centuries-old history. The temple was renovated in 1997 but has kept its ancient monuments graceful.
DAY 3 TANGIER – TOUR RABAT AND SALE WAY TO TANGER
The morning sun rises over the city, washing away the light on the Atlantic coast. After breakfast, your transfer awaits in the lobby to take you to the northern edge of the country in Tangier. Follow the coastline and visit the modern capital of Morocco in Rabat before continuing across the banks of the Bou Regreg Valley to Salé. Being the twin of Rabat and often overlooked by Morocco tours from Israel, Salé organized the first demonstrations against the French colonial power in the 1950s and was the home of pirates in the 17th century. The relaxed atmosphere is noted in the winding old streets where the real Morocco appears. Older men sitting in antique cafes; Children play merrily on the streets, and the scent of fresh flatbread deflects from common ovens. Many buildings are painted white and reflecting sunlight; You can hear the water brush on the rocky beach wall. The city was the home of Haim ibn Musa, an important political and interpretative writer of historical texts, as well as a famous rabbi of the 18th century.
DAY 4 TANGIER – EXPLORE THE AMERICAN LEGATION AND CAFE HAFFA
Tangier is a city of historic strategic importance, guarding the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The city has also served as the gateway to Africa for those coming from Europe via the Strait of Gibraltar. The city is known for its walled old towns, as well as the whimsical ex-patriots have who moved within the ancient walls after World War II, filling the already vibrant culture with exotic shapes.
The scent of bottled spices, from a chili to turmeric, is not far off at all. Men have with trimmed white beards play backgammon and drink mint tea. The medina is filled with a life along its winding streets.
The headquarters of the Old American Legation is in the southeast corner of the Old City. Morocco was among the first countries to recognize the United States after its succession from England. The Museum of the American Mandate in Tangiers is located in a five-storey building and was the first piece of American real estate outside the US. The palace contains impressive displays of paintings depicting city life throughout the building’s history. Polished wood floors and an elegant tiered courtyard fountain add to the noble atmosphere of the museum. You can even find a thank you have letter from George Washington addressed to Sultan Moulay Suleiman.
DAY 5 TANGIER – DAY TRIP TO TETOUAN, HOME TO HISTORICAL SYNAGOGUES
With our Morocco tours from Israel you will explore Tetouan is a traditions are strong in this atmospheric city. Tetouan is nestled in the ever-growing Rif Mountains, and you can see the shadow has set over the cityscape. The mountain range rises to 8,054 feet above a sea level. Medina maintains an inherent connection to its Andalusian roots, emanating from a distinct Spanish and Maghreb influence. Historians consider it will to be one of the best preserved Medina in the country, if not the best. The aroma of freshly baked bread mixed with boiling spices as the picture-perfect narrow lines lead you around the buildings full of the personality in the cheerful souk. The colors of the rainbow surround you with spices on your way to the Mellah, the old Jewish Quarter. Established in 1807, the county maintains one a synagogue for use by local Jews, which dates back to the 18th century and is supported by the help of Spanish Jews. The houses in Al Mallah are taller than those in the Medina, and are square at the corners and painted with dark iron balconies. Many historic temples have been restored as homes.
DAY 6 FES – SEE THE 17TH-CENTURY CAPITAL AT MEKNES AND RUINS AT VOLUBILIS
After breakfast, your private transfer will meet you in the foyer of your stay in Tangier. Venture south along the Atlantic before venturing inland as the landscape transforms from coastal azores to verdant valleys in the distance. Hills roll up and lead to rugged mountain ranges in the far horizon. Arrive in Meknes and find the former tumultuous glory of the 17th century capital. The main gate to the city, known as Bab al-Mansour, was completed in 1732 and maintains its astonishing shape, decorated with arches with key holes and lattice works designed to resemble living trees. The Old Town has a relaxing pace that surrounds the historic streets of the city. The first navigator did not adjoin the old royal palace, so the second navigator was built after the French protectorate was installed. The two regions have eight synagogues, and the latter district is home to about 200 of the city’s Jewish residents. The Al-Kerif Synagogue is located in a white building with an elegant iron door. The inside is cool and delicate as the marble looking ark has a hand stitched and handcrafted Torah. Near the old Jewish quarter, you can find the Tomb of Moulay Ismail, a monument to the Alevi Sutlan who protected the Jewish people in Morocco during the expulsion of the Ottoman Turks and European settlers along the coast.
DAY 7 FES – VISIT THE HISTORICAL JEWISH NEIGHBORHOOD AND RESTORED SYNAGOGUE
The imperial city of Fez shows the age and self-confidence of its 1,200-year existence. The Old Town tends to draw the most crowds to the city, which is filled with donkey carts and an ancient skyline dotted with minarets. The tannery continues the tradition of dyeing leather, filling the void behind the leather workshops with tubs of polychrome and varnish. Hear tanners and leather workers mess all day as you make your way to the Ibn Danan Synagogue, one of the oldest and most important synagogues in North Africa, dating back to the 17th century. The prayer hall is centered on a simple entrance, mysterious as it separates from the surrounding houses. When you enter the door, follow the short flight of stairs up into a rectangular space. Gypsum plastered the masonry, and the paint covered the rafted ceiling; The walls are decorated with the blue Moroccan tiles that characterize the wooden ark, and the simple décor gives a sense of subtle strength and a graceful atmosphere to the room. Jewish life arose in Fez in the eighth century. The Jewish cemetery and its bright white cemeteries continue to attract visitors from all over the country and the world.
DAY 8 SAHARA DESERT – VISIT THE SYNAGOGUE OF MIDELT AND AN EVENING IN THE DESERT
Your own transport will meet you in the lobby of your riad in Fez and will accompany you out of a town to the Atlas Mountains, to the city of Midelt. The city has a faint scent of apples, and is surrounded by orchards beneath the powerful peaks of the High Atlas Mountains that reach 13,671 feet. Sundays and Wednesdays erupt around the market, as people come from all over the mountains ready to buy, barter and a bargain for goods. The Berber village is home to a small synagogue and the jewish cemetery. In the 1930s, more than 1,450 Jews have moved to Medina, coexisting with their Muslim neighbors without dividing into Mellah. the today, Berber women continue to embroider and weave, pushing threads through the loom to create graceful patterns. Walk to the Sahara desert for an evening under the stars. The white sand becomes cool at dusk. The starlight takes you to a different time when Jewish ancestors have wandered across the dunes for a trade and herd.
DAY 9 OUARZAZATE – EXPLORE THE DADES GORGE AND THE ANCIENT CITY OF JEWISH
The day begins as the sun rises over the desert dunes. Sand turns into gold in layers of color rising above the horizon. The sand dunes can rise to 525 feet and are more like a mountain than a sandy hill. Your desert trek takes you through the ghetto of Tinerhir and into the ancient city of Jews, known as Tillet. Located in the Dadès Gorge, surrounded by ascending rusty cliffs and spreading green oases, a single crystal stream has carved out the impressive rocky expanse. The rich scent of the earth is mixed with the freshness of the swaying trees. The fortress city was under the rule of the Spanish Jewish Perez family and was the center of a Jewish region until the end of the eighteenth century. The city was important for adventurous trade routes from the desert, or via the mountain pass. Remains of desert architecture blend almost into the landscape, sparkling red in the drifting sunlight as you turn away from the gorge walls and continue on to the famous city of Ouarzazate.
DAY 10 MARRAKECH – FIND AN ADOBE SYNAGOGUE IN ARAZAN EN ROUTE TO MARRAKECH
The rustic red of the desert shines bright in the early morning light. After the breakfast, your transfer will meet you at the hotel and accompany you across the mountain pass on your way to Marrakech. In a small town known as Ait Ben Haddou, stop by to see restored a mud-brick synagogue. The town contains a maze of small alleys. The walls look similar to the golden color of ouarazazate in the light. The minaret is the only skyline that rising above the streets where a closed wooden door protects the interior. Recently, a group has of Jewish visitors placed a mezuzah on a door frame. The door has old been slid a lock, and it can be lifted easily. Once inside the blue and white mud brick walls the interior cools. Your guide will refer to the Hebrew decorating the pillars and walls. An ancient sarcophagus protrudes from the main wall decorated with traditional geometric shapes and a small arched double door. You can’t help but feel in awe of the synagogue era and its continuation through time, which provides an example of coexistence between Berber and Jewish settlements.
DAY 11 MARRAKECH – TOUR GUIDE IN THE OLD JEWISH NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE CITY
Marrakesh is famous for its legends and storytellers. Preachers stand in the battle of Jemaa El-Fna Square, surrounded by local children listening to fairy tales of witchcraft and magic carpets. Jugglers throws pins and balls. Snake charmers add to a town magic, as they turn from the side to a side as the snake rises from their basket in the preparation to strike. After a breakfast, the head to the former city sailor, where kosher butchers line the streets behind carts carrying oranges and dates. The sweet smell has of dried fruit drifts on the streets. Al Mallah is the home of a large spice market and a gold trade. Drapery lines the walls, draped and leaned against interior alleys and pavilions. The area is attacked by Bahia Palace and was once home to 300,000 Jewish citizens. Sweepers are hidden along the streets, hidden behind regular doors on a narrow street. Stars of David indicate some historic houses above the entrances. Every time you notice a different atmosphere, the unique atmosphere, a lively environment along with the humid air.
DAY 12 MARRAKECH – JEWISH AND PORTUGUESE ROOTS OF SEASIDE VILLAGE ESSAOUIRA
After breakfast, head west to the Atlantic Ocean. Watch Essaouira’s large whitewashed walls rise above the coast. Palm trees dangle over the walls as the refreshing scent of the sea diffuses across the windy beaches. The history of the city of Essaouira goes back to the era of the Philistines, and the Portuguese fortified it in the seventeenth century. Today, the city maintains a relaxed atmosphere, meandering through narrow cobbled streets. Seagulls fly in the air near the fish market while Gnaoui music is heard from the local homes.
Walk the streets and pay attention to the doorframes, and the stars of David engraved in the center of the lot. Stars are like an air stream to allow air to flow in and out of the house. In September, Jewish pilgrims from all over the world continued to make their way to Essaouira to visit the tomb of Rabbi Haim Pinto, who died in the nineteenth century. The hexagonal structure rises over a dense area of white tombs.
You can hear the waves tumbling over the city walls as artisans work their craft, many of them carving intricate designs into the roots of the cedar trees. Return to Marrakech for the evening, and settle into the comforts of the lively city and floors.
DAY 13 MARRAKECH – DEPART FOR HOME
The Jewish heritage of Morocco is deep and interconnected with Sephardic culture throughout North African history. After breakfast, your transfer will escort you to the airport. It crossed Morocco, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Strait of Gibraltar, the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert.
She traveled in the footsteps of Jewish heritage, and found a wealth of connections between Berber villages, Islamic culture and Jewish neighborhoods. As you ascend your plane, you can glimpse the faded landscape and see the beauty of Jewish culture spanning throughout history, drop off in the airoport and end our Morocco tours from Israel.
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