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Vacation Activities ID: 2373
Jewish Heritage Tour Morocco
Offered by partner: ID 1
Country : Morocco
Destination's: casablanca (Casablanca), rabat (Rabat Sale), meknes (Meknes), fes (Figuig), ifrane (Ifrane)
Duration: 10 day(s)
Minimum Price: $2890 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price: $2890 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Customized
Season : All Year Round
Categories : Heritage Tours, Archaeological Tours
Vacation Activities Highlight
Explore Meknes, founded by Moulay Ismail at the end of the 17th Century. Here we visit the Bab El Mansour, the Hedim square and the mosque of Moulay Ismail. In Meknes the Jewish heritage is visible through Hebraic epitaphs dating from the Christian era in addition to Greek inscriptions still appearing in local Synagogues. Meknes’ old Mellah (the Jewish quarter) is known for its its historic Jewish street names and the new Mellah is home to eleven Synagogues, eight of which are still in use. Also not to be missed for a pilgrimage, the tomb of Rabbi' David Benmidan and much more in tour...
Vacation Activities Detail Information
Day 1 CASABLANCA - RABAT

Arrival at Casablanca Mohamed V airport. After greeting we have to visit the city. We travel to the Habbous quarter, the United Nations square and the Hassan II mosque, the second biggest mosque in the world; then visit of the Mellah (Jewish Quarter) with its temples and synagogues such as Beth-El, Em Habanim and Neve Chalom.

Departure to Rabat and Sale. Here we visit the Chellah and Kasbah of Oudayas next to the old Medina. Then Visit the Mellah, where many Jewish families still call it home with its narrow streets and lively courtyards. Afterwards, visit Sale, where Rabbi Hayyim Ben Moses Attar , the famous 18th century scholar and cabbalist was born. (B)

Day 2: RABAT - MEKNES - FES

In the morning we depart to Meknes, founded by Moulay Ismail at the end of the 17th Century. Here we visit the Bab El Mansour, the Hedim square and the mosque of Moulay Ismail. In Meknes the Jewish heritage is visible through Hebraic epitaphs dating from the Christian era in addition to Greek inscriptions still appearing in local Synagogues. Meknes’ old Mellah (the Jewish quarter) is known for its its historic Jewish street names and the new Mellah is home to eleven Synagogues, eight of which are still in use. Also not to be missed for a pilgrimage, the tomb of Rabbi' David Benmidan. Then transfer to Fes (B)

Day 3: FES

Explore Fes on a guided walking tour. This city has a rich in medieval Jewish history, in fact, it was the home of one of the all times most influential Talmudic scholars , Rabbi Isaac Alfasi, as well as of Maimonides in the years 1160 to 1165. The visit will include the Mellah with its Synagogues, and also a visit to the cemetery of Safroud where Rabbi Lahou Harroch and Rabbi Raphael Moshe Elbaz are buried. (B)

Day 4 FES - MIDELT -IFRANE - ERFOUD

After breakfast, depart to Erfoud via Azrou and Ifrane. It is believed that Ifrane was once the capital of a Jewish Kingdom in the distant past. Visit the village's only Synagogue and the cemetery, which for centuries have been of pilgrimage Moroccan Jews. On to Midelt and then to Erfoud. (B,D)

Day 5 MERZOUGA

Today we travel to the desert gateway town of Merzouga. We will pass the ancient city of Rissani with the Saharan gate to arrive at the edge of the impressive sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Here we have bit of afternoon to relax and then just before sun set, we saddle our camels for the caravan trek across the magnificent sand dunes. Night either in tents or hotel (B,D)

Day 6 MERZOUGA - TODRA GORGE - OUARZAZATE

Witness a magnificent sunrise over the Mezouga dunes, then head to the tall Todra Gorges. We’ll head over to nearby Tineghir to visit its ancient and colorful Jewish quarter. Then we travel along through the El Kelaa des M'Gouna and visit of Tiliit known as the Ancient City of the Jews of the Dades to arrive to Ouarzazate (B,D)

Day 7: OUARZAZATE - MARRAKECH

After breakfast, we depart to the well known Kasbah of AIt Ben Haddou for a visit. Then we set to Marrakesh via the Tiz-in-Tichka pass (2260m). Afternoon we reach Marrakech that you have free to explore the city on your own (B)

DAY 8: MARRAKECH

Today , you’ll explore the second oldest imperial city known as the "Pearl of the South " or “the Red City” on a guided walking tour. We will visit the Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia Palace and Djema El Fna. We will also visit the Saadian tombs, a dynastry that made Marrakech their capital, and converted the El Badii Palace to a Mellah, which became a community of native and Spanish Jews, and home to rabbinical schools and scholars. Visit the Rabbi Hanania Hacohen cemetery, the burial place of Rabbi Mordekhai Ben Attar and Rabbi Pinhas Hacohen Azough. (B)

Day 9 MARRAKECH

Enjoy the day shopping at the souk or at your leisure.

DAY 10: CASABLANCA

Departure to Casablanca to meet your flight
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