Day 1: Casablanca, Morocco
Arrive in Morocco, international airport Mohamed V Casablanca and transfer to hotel. Have dinner at kosher restaurant.
Overnight in Casablanca
Day 2: Casablanca: Guided tour of Jewish historical sites
Welcome on this full guided tour of Jewish heritage sites in Casablanca! Starting from the temple Beth El, which is a largest Jewish synagogue in Morocco; the building itself is so attractive with multicolored stained glass windows, large wooden double door and the courtyard with a fountain trickles. Next, you visit Mellah, the old Jewish district where you see the Jewish traces and the Jewish cemetery. Afterwards, you move to the Museum of Moroccan Judaism of Casablanca is founded by the Jewish Community of Casablanca in 1997 with the assistance of the Foundation of Jewish-Moroccan Cultural Heritage. In the afternoon, take lunch at leisure in the kosher restaurant, and then continue your Jewish tour to walk around the Habous district and the Hassan II Mosque. Then travel to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, where the king Mohamed 6 lives.
Overnight in Rabat
Day 3: Rabat guided city visit – Meknes – Volubilis and road to Fez
Today you will have a city tour with official guide tour that is going to show you Jewish heritage site with the historical landmarks: Hassan Tower, the Majestic Mausoleum of Mohamed V and Royal palace. Next, wander though the old Medina and visit the Jewish cemetery with the Jewish Mellah, which hosts a small number of Jewish families. Explore the gardens nearby and visit Necropolis at Chellah and the charming Kasbah of Oudaya, which was constructed in the 12 century during the reign of Almohad, with nice overlooking on Abou Regreg. You have option to visit the twin city of Rabat where the birthplace of writer Hayyim Ben Moses Attar. Take a road to visit the imperial city of Meknes and the medieval Volubilis. Upon arrival, begin your touring with the Grand Mosque, Musee Dar Jamai, Dar El- Makhzen, the Architectural Mausoleum Moulay Ismail, Meknes stables and the huge Bab Mansour. Visit the Talmud Torah Synagogue, Jewish Quarter & Cemetery. Move to Volubilis where the extensive roman ruins and the remains of roman houses..
Then transfer to Fez for overnight
Day 4: Fes, discovery of Jewish heritage and the UNESCO World heritage Sites
After breakfast in the hotel, you take a full day city tour to discover Fez which is rife with rich Jewish history, traditions and customs. You will be accompanied with tour guide to show you the medieval monuments of fez & Jewish synagogues. Begin with Bab Boujloud, the big gate with blue mosaics, leading to old city where you can walk through the narrow alleys and lanes, passing by the magnificent Moulay Idriss Mausoleum. Next, visit the Jewish cemetery and stroll through the first and oldest Mellah district (1438) in Morocco. Explore the Ibn Danan Synagogue dates back to the 17th century, situated in the center of Jewish quarter; the Ibn Danan Synagogue is one of the oldest and most paramount synagogues in Morocco. You continue to view the world Unesco Heritage, the oldest university in the world its name is Al Karaouine founded in AD 859. You will also visit the Madrasa Bouanania and the Madrasa Al-Attarine. In the afternoon, take rest at the traditional restaurant where you can enjoy your lunch. Afterwards, you will see the places of Tanneries and Potteries which contain traditional handcrafts, stopping to take photos.
Overnight in Fes
Day 5: Fes, Day tour to Saffrou
Today is devoted to the Safrou is one of the charming Moroccan cities located in the foothills of Atlas Mountains. It is about twenty-eight kilometers from the south-east of Fez. Many historians point out that it was founded before founding Fez. It is characterized by many orchards and waterfalls. Safrou is also famous for its historical Jewish community, and its annual cherry festival. This city was known as Little Jerusalem by reason of its high percentage of Jews and its well-developed religious life. On the way to Sefrou you take a short stop to visit Bhalil a cemetery. Once in Safrou, take panoramic tour of the city and meet local Jewish. In the afternoon, you have option to visit Batha Museum, Andalusian Garden and Jnane Sbil Gardens. Spend the night in Fez.
Day 6: Fes – Ifrane- Benni Mellal- Marrakech
After breakfast, drive south along the middle Atlas Mountains to Marrakech, known as the city of peaceful coexistence between Moroccan Berbers and Jews. This coexistence has appeared during the old and modern decades in which the Jews have rich heritage sites in Marrakech. On the way you will stop in Ifrane city (little Switzerland) for a short walk and to see Ifran university. Next stop at Benni Mellal for lunch and continue your road through the beautiful views of Middle Atlas.
Overnight in Marrakech
Day 7: Explore traces of Jews through Marrakech synagogues
After breakfast, you will visit the main stunning monuments and Jewish sites. Start with the Mellah district, the Alzama Synagogue and Marrakech Jewish cemetery. Next, explore the Bahia Palace which also represents the Islamic Moroccan style architecture and decoration. You also visit the Koranic school named the Medersa Ben Youssef which is located in the heart of the medina is open to non-Muslims. Afternoon, enjoy your lunch at leisure. Afterwards, you visit The Majorelle garden that is a landmark garden; it contains Islamic Art Museum of Marrakech. Finally, you see Koutoubia Mosque and stroll through the pulse of Marrakech which is Jamaa El fnaa, this iconic place is occupied by orange juice stalls, water sellers, snake charmers and much more.
Overnight in Marrakech
Day 8 : Marrakech – Ourika Valley- Tomb of Tzaddik
Take a trip far from the busy city of Marrakech and drive to Ourika valley on the way you will visit authentic Berber village where there is weekly souk on Monday; revel in the nice landscapes and tranquility of Atlas Mountains. Trek through different remarkable valleys like Ourika where the last Berber Jew has lived, his name Hananiyah Elfassie. He used to host visitors who came from all over the world during stopover- pilgrims to visit The Tomb Tzaddik, Rabbi Shlomo Ben Hensh, dead 500 years but still revered like a saint.
Overnight in Marrakech
Day 9: Marrakech: Essaouira Mogador, home to Jewish culture
Departure from your hotel and make your road to Essaouira, the coastline city, where you spend full day tour immersing yourself in Jewish culture and the authentic attractions. Arrive at Mogador; wander through the old district of Mellah and visit the mausoleum of Rabbi Haim Pinto (1748–1845) which is a destination for an annual pilgrimage of Hilloula every autumn. Have your lunch in kosher restaurant at leisure. Continue your tour to explore the old Medina and its markets, seeing Moroccan artisans, craftsmen, sellers expose their goods and merchandise. Conclude your day at the bustling port, which is full of colorful boats and vessels, there you admire its authenticity and breathing charm. Return to Marrakech for overnight.
Day 10: Marrakech, departure
After breakfast, transfer to Marrakech airport for your flight. We hope that during 10 days, you have explored all the important Jewish heritage sites in Morocco and you come back home with memorable photos, souvenirs and stories.