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Jewish Heritage Tour is a type of tours allows you to enjoy the breathtaking country while
learning so much about the Jewish history throughout Morocco tour. This tour starts and ends in
Casablanca then continues to Rabat, Fes then South from the big cities to the small
authentic villages. We will pass through unique areas of Morocco giving you an experience
of the country over 10 days and 9 nights, with a huge contrast of one place to another that
allows you to have a great Moroccan experience of a lifetime.
Included In Jewish Heritage Tour 12 Days
- Transport In A Private Air-Conditioned 4wheel Drive Toyota Prado Tx Or Deluxe Mini Van Or Mini Bus And Fuel.
- Pick Up From And Drop- Off At Your Hotel Or Riad And Transfer From And To The Airport .
- Experienced Local English / French / Spanish / Speaking Driver Guide.
- Accommodations With An Air-Conditioned Rooms And Private Bathrooms.
- Rooms With Comfortable Beds And Break Fasts In All Accommodations Stays.
- Dinners In Merzouga / Desert Camp/ Dades Valley ./Ouarzazate.
- The Opportunity To Ask The Driver To Stop When And Where You Wish.
- Camel Ride With Turbens In Merzouga Erg Chebbi.
- Entrance Fees And Local Guides In Volubilis / Fes / Skoura / Essaouira / Marrakech
- Overnight In A Luxury Camp In Erg Chebbi With – Private Toilet And Shower.
- Meniral Watter At The Camel Ride.
Not Included In Jewish Heritage Tour 12 Days
- Travel Insurance Wich Is Required.
Hotel Options :
- 3 Stars
- 4 Stars
- 5 Stars
Travel Infos :
- Duration : 12 Days 11 Nights
- Departure : We Start The Days Around 9.00 Am Every Day Exept The Arrival And The Departure Days.
- The Tour Starts And Ends In Casablanca.
- The Tour Can Be 1 Person As A Solo Traveler Or More .
- The Cost Of The Tour : Depends On How Many People Will Be In The Tour, Or Wich Kind Of Hotels You Have Choosen.
Terms And Conditions :
Important things you should know before booking your tour of morocco.
- This tour can be customised to be more personal and special .
- You can always consult your driver about skipping certain spots in order to spend more time else where .
Booking And Deposit :
- After confirming with us your suitable itinerery and dates. We require a deposit wich is neccessary to reserve your tour with us.
- At least 2 weeks before your tour starts.
- As we require a 30 % desposit of the total price to book the tour. While the balance is payable to us upon arrival.
- We accept Payment through PAYPAL / Bank Transfers / credit cards
- As we dont accept ’’ American express.’’ As we accept Cash eihter / USD , EUROS , GPB or MAD.
- We charge only 50 % for children under 12 years old. whilst children under 5 are free of charge.
Terms Of Cancelations And Changes Of The Tour (Cancelations) :
- We accept cancelations of the tour accordding to the following conditions.
- We should recieve a written confirmation about the cancelations sent to our email adress 2 months or more before starting your tour.
- Cancelation made before 2 months or more 100% refundable .
- Cancelation made before 1 month 50 %.
- Cancelation made before 15 days or less Not refundable.
Changes And Flexibilities :
Of cours we do accept changes and flexibilities of your booked tour , But that should be made with at least 2 weeks before you start your morocco tour with us
Terms About Camel Trekking :
Usually camel ridding is not a comfortabel activity but its a beautiful experience that evrybody likes to do once in a life time . thats why we have put some conditions about this activity.
- As we don’t recommend it for the folllowing travellers.
- For the people who are over 70 years old.
- For the pregnant women.
- For the ones who had surgery or had broken bones experience or some serious sickness.
So for these ones that might be miss camel ridding they still have the chance to experience the night in the desert wich they can be pick up by a 4 wheel drive to get to the desert camp and using the 4 wheel drive again in the morning to bring them back from the desert camp. And that is a safe way for them with much of joy.
For the ones who are willing to take the camel ride in the desert , we tell them that the camel ride takes around 1 hour to 1hour and 30 minutes to reach the camp, as we offer you a bottle of mineral watter 1,5 litter. Each person and turbans to use on the camel ride wich is so helpfull against sunshine and sometimes sand dust , as before you pack for the camel ridding will be so helpfull if you have some shoes that are suitable for a walk in the sand dunes.
Ideally they should be closed so you don’t need to worry about sand getting inside them , also jeans are good choice to wear while on you are on your camel. Brining a flash lights with you to use at the camp will be also helpfull to use in the dark . without missing the sunglasses and the suncream as they are so impartant to avoid the bright sunshine and the hot sun on your soft skin .
Things To Know Before You Go : Jewish Heritage Tour 12 Days
IS The Drinking Watter Safe In Morocco ?
Usually the watter is safe in morocco but its nice to use the mineral watter from the bottles for drinking and washing your teeth or washing the fruits the rest is fine to use the watter from the tap to avoid any issues that might affect your holiday in morocco
What Will The Weather Be Like ?
Morocco is a land of contrasts , and climate follows suit , as Morocco Weather is typically sunny ,spring ,and autumn are the most popular season for travel . as you can use this website www.weather.com . to check the weather .
What Kind Of Clothing Is Allowed For Women / Men ?
Foreign women are in no way expected to cover thier hair ,arms or legs , but we suggest that on the side of modestey and avoid spaghetti-type strap shirts , tight / revealing clothing and very short lengths. Men my feel more comfortable in pants , as shorts are generally reserved for young Moroccan men since mornings and nights are cooler .so that will be nice if you take layers .
IS Morocco A Safe Country ?
In truth, Morocco is a safe place to visit. There’s only really small (pickpockets) and you’re unlikely to be assaulted or seriously hurt as a tourist in the country. Morocco is super safe for tourists now wich Moroccan governement did so much to make the country safe and really nice to visit especialy to attract so much tourists from all over the world .as tourism is one of the main industries in the country.
Tipping Customs In Morocco :
Actually moroccans depends on tips in the service that they give you wich is the averege gose diferent depends on the service :
- Driver : between 30 to 40 USD per day
- Guide : around 30 USD per day
- Camel man : around 20 usd per day
- Waiters and similar service 3 to 5 USD
- The Moroccan currency is Morrocan Dirhams MAD you can use this website www.xe.com for a currency converter .
Travel Safe During COVID-19
– A note from Morocco Meta Adventures : Luxurious Private Tour
– All our tours are always throughout the history of our company Private, Luxurious and VIP Services.
– We do care about safety of our guests and ourself.
– What you can expect during your trip of morocco
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Moroccan jews constitue an ancient community. Before the founding of israel in
1948, there were 250 000 to 350 000 jews in the country , wich gave morocco the
largest jewish community in the muslim world, but by 2017 only 2000 or so remain.
this 12 days jewish tour will cover the highlights of the country including the jewish
history in morocco. during this tour you will learn so much about the jewish history as
you will enjoy the fascinating landscape of the high and middel atlas mountains and
you will visit the main parts of the country such as casablanca, rabat, meknes,
volubilis, fes, ifrane, cedar forest, merzouga erg chebbi dunes, todra gorges,
dades valley, ouarzazate, ait ben haddou, essaouira and marrakech. so dont
hestate to book it and you will have a beautifull cultural, historical knowledgebel
journey in morocco.
Our jewish heritage grand tour can either starts from Casablanca or Marrakech or
Tanger depends on your arrival city, also depends on your vaccation period, or
financial budget that might make it inconvenient for you to take the whole tour, then
we will be more than happy to customize it for you.
Jewish Heritage Tour 12 days 11 nights its a type of tours that evry tourist that is
interested in moroccan history is looking for, this tour highlights so many great
interesting sides of morocco including the jewish history in morocco. during this tour
you will learn so much about the jewish history as you will enjoy the fascinating
landscape of the high and middel atlas mountains. and you will visit the main parts of
the country such as casablanca, rabat, meknes, volubilis, fes, ifrane, cedar
forest, merzouga erg chebbi dunes where you will spend a glory night under bright
stars that will make you so amazed, todra gorges, dades valley, ouarzazte ,ait ben
haddou kasbah , including a specail areas where you will be amazed by the real
beauty of the country , where you will enjoy the tasty food with its different yummy
flavour that s moroccan cuisine has to offer.
Without missing the pearl of the south ‘’ Marrakech ‘’ and the charming little town of
Essaouira at the seaside. Wich you will have an amazing experiense about morocco
that you will never forget.
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Day 01 : Casablanca upon arrival.
Upon arrival in casablanca , you will be welcomed and greeted by our driver with a
signe has your name on it to be recognized to each other , then will drive you to
casablanca the port city and the commercial hubin western morocco ,fronting the
atlantic ocean. Get to your hotel for chek in . overnight accommodation in a hotel or
Day 02 : Casablanca / Rabat.
Break fast at your hotel before we start the journey in casablanca where you will
visit to beth-El temple Em habanim ,and temple neve shalom synagogues . folowed
by the muesum of moroccan judaism . then you will see the hassan 2 nd mosque the
second largest functioning mosque in africa , and 7th largest in the world .as you
will continue the drive to see the famouse recks cafe where they mention the
famouse movie of Casablanca was filmed . after noon head the road to Rabat the
administarative capital of morocco. overnight accommodation in a hotel or riad BB
Day 03 : Rabat / Meknes / Volubilis / Fes
After breakfast in your hotel riad , you will start exploring rabat including the visit of
the jewish mellah , where a few jewish families still live , as part of the moroccan
society . then you will see the kasbah des oudayas and its beautiful andalusian
gardens , that is located at the mouth of the river abu regrag , was originally built in
the 12th century by al mohades dynasty . as you will see also the famouse un
completed mosque hassan tower as a master attraction in the capital was built by
the same dynasty at 12th century , few meters further the mousoleum of mohamed
the 5th and hasan the 2 nd with its own stuning architecture . afterwards continue the
drive towards Meknes the ismaili capital at the 17th century . meknes had an
important jewish community with spanish origins . its prominent rabbis included
raphael Berdugo , Daniel toledano ,and David Benmidan , the patron of meknes .
inculding the old and the new mellahs. Then you will see the facinating gate of Bab
mansour that was built by the sultan My ismail During the 17th century a huge gate
with arches and musaic tiling as it leads into the former imperial city , as you will
see also the granary and the sahrij souani ,used for irrigation and plantation , then
you will stop for lunch at one of the local restaurant before heading the road to the
roman ruins Volubilis half an hour drive from meknes ,an other breathtaking area the
well preserved roman empire dating 225BC where you will see the most beautiful
mosaics in morocco dating back to 3rd century Bc, here you will have a guided tour
wich is included to ensure your knowledge about the romans empire ,after then you
will continue the drive for FES throught a beautiful foothills of the rif montains .
overnight accommodation in a hotel or riad BB .
Day 04 : Exploring Fes.
breakfast at your hotel riad , our informative humble local guide meet you at the
lobby of the hotel to start expolring Fes or fez wich is the same ,the spiritual city of
morocco , today you will make an other adventure through the intellectual capital of
morocco . Fes was equally renowend during the middel ages for its talmudic studies
and eminent Rabbis including the great maimonides , its numerous synagogues
testify to the importance as well as comfort of the jewish commuity here .visit the old
mellah ‘’jewish quarter’’ .as well as the caringly kept jewish cemetry with its engraved
tombs .continue to ibn danan ‘’ a recently renovated synagogue ‘’ . Fes as the
country s cultural capital ,its primarily known for its fes El bali walled medina ,with
medieval marinid architecture, vibrant souks and old world atmosphere . as you will
see the royal palace gate . afterwards entering the medina where you will spend the
whole morning exact timing when you will find evrythings open, visiting most of the
sites with cultural and historical interest , including the famous medrasa Bouanania
,the karaouine mosque and university ‘’ the oldest university in the world ‘’ that was
built by a woman, without forgetting the famous tanneries and the najjarine fontain,
before you experience a tasty moroccan lunch in one of the local restaurant in the
heart of the medina , after then you will be driven to get to one of the fortresses to
experience an amazing panoramic view of the whole medina of fes ,as you will head
to the pottery area where you will visit the pottery coopirative ,then if time permit you
will have a drive to a new city of fes to experience a beautiful drive through a diferent
modern atmosphere , before we take you back to the hotel riad , overnight
accommodation in a hotel or riad BB .
Day 05 : Fes / Midelt / Merzouga.
After breakfast at your hotel riad we start traveling sought est for our distination
Merzouga via medelt and ziz valley , as today we will cover so much land with so
much of diversity in landscape, our first stop will be at the town of Ifrane refered to
as ‘’ the switzerland of morocco ‘’ as its alpine - style architecture and nearby
slopes and forests. Ifrane city , its is said that was the capital of a jewish kingdom in
the far off past .visit to synagogues and the cemetery ,wich has been the center of
pilgrimage for moroccan jews for centuries . the second stop will be at the cedar
forest in Azrou to watch Barbary apes ,you will pass many traditional berber villages
where you can interact with local inhabitants ,through this journey you will be amazed
with a stuning contrast during the drive , we will stop for lunch when ever time you
decide .as much as we head sought as much as the sceneries gets more beautiful
especaily when the Ziz valley mets the highatlas montains and creats a breath taking
gorges . our drive will contain several stops along the way to take beautiful
photographes and stretch the legs from the long drive , then the drive continue
through the welcoming berber villages to erfoud and errissani ,the foundation of the
alaouite dynasty - the current ruling royal family in morocco . arriving the town of
merzouga by the evning where you will be accommodated overnight in a hotel or riad
Day 06 : Merzouga And Camel Trek.
After break fast in your hotel riad , we will start explorative journey of the area began
the day with a adrive to erfoud to visit the jewish cemetery ,Rabbi shmuel abu
hatzeira family. Afterwards back to merzouga area to enjoy the life gnawa music at
the village of khamliya 7 kilometers sought of merzouga wich is a little desert village
with a big story whose inhabitants are direct descendants of the slaves that been
brought from big sudan , to enjoy thier music and life style , not far from there Dayet
Srij is a seasonal salt lake that s ofetn dry in summer , when full it attracts a wide
range of migratory and desert birds , including desert warblers , and flamingos,wich
is attracts the photographes all over the world . we may also visit the souk of
errissani if we are at the right day cause the souk takes place here three times a
week , Tuesdays , Thursdays , and Sundays where locals come to trade anything
necessary needs from fruits , vegetables , meat , dattes,nuts , spices to even more
like donkeys ,sheep ,goats ,and crafts,this souk is also a socail meeting where the
local communites come to meet each other and hear the news of the whole area and
from their relatives . this souk market without a doubt is the most fascinating in the
town, after then we will make sure to try one of the most tasty lunches in one of the
local restaurants in the area .
After noon we will start the guided camel ride , led by an experienced camel man to
explore and enjoy within the sand sea of erg chebi , the camel man will make sure to
give you the chance to watch what well my be the best sun set of you r life
time,overnight accommodation at desert luxury equipped camp with flush toilets ,
and hot shower , where you will be served the denner and break fast . at Desert camp
Day 07 : Merzouga / Todra Gorges / Dades Valley.
Today your camel man will make sure to wake you up to watch a beautiful stuning
sunrise where you will see the sunshine covers the golden sand dunes of the
spectacular erg chebbi . After your break fast at the camp you will trek
back by the camel man but if you feel its enaugh from using camels any more then
you get the chance to use a 4wheel drive back from the camp . then you head the
road for the dades valley an other excellent day , visiting Todra gorges the highest
narrowest gorges in morocco where you might get a chance to hike for un hour in the
area .continue to tingher to visit its mellah and the ancient colorful jewish quarter
.after lunch the drive continue to the dades valley where you will be amazed by the
beauty of the town such us the rock formations known as ‘’ monkey toes’’ and the
sand castles that covers the area. Overnight accommodation in a hotel BDB.
Day 08 : Dades valley / Skoura / Ouarzazate .
After breakfast at the hotel we will head the road for ouarzazte crossing the dades
valley throught the beautiful berber villages such as ’’ the rose town ‘’ kalaa mgouna
the famous town for farming roses , one of our main stops will be at skoura where
you will visit one of the beautiful kasbahs in the region called Amridil kasbah a
historic fortified residence in the oasis of skoura it is considered among the most
impressive kasbahs of its kind in morocco was built during the 17th century ,and its
the kasbah where the famous movies ‘’ ali baba and 40 thieves ‘’ and lawrence of
arabia were filmed . after then we continue the drive to ouarzazate ‘’ the hollywood of
africa’’ –whose geography and beautiful landscape have attracted many world class
movie producers ,after lunch if time permit we might visit an other kasbah in
ouarzazte wich is Taourirt Kasbah , the towns main landmark, taourirt kasbah , is a
top tourist attraction in the city . this impressive 19th century fortress has nearly 300
rooms and 20 riads,or traditional houses ,built around a countryard in the center .not
far from this kasbah an other attraction as the movie studio said to be the biggest in
the world ,where such films as kingdom of heaven ,gladiator ,Body of lies and a star
wars …. Movies were filmed spread over 20 hectares . overnight acccommodation
in a hotel or riad BDB.
Day 09 : Ouarzazate / Ait ben haddou kasbah / Marrakech.
break fast at the hotel riad . then we will head the road for marrakech via ait ben
haddou , where you will visit the biggest and the largest kasbah in the country , 25
kilometers from ouarzazte , the unesco world heritage site a spectacular fortified
village , built during the begining of the XXth century by the T-hami El Glaoui , as the
kasbah today became one of the attractive spots for famous movie producers ,the
drive continue through a dramatic scenneries of the famouse tizi-n tichka pass ,
your lunch might be around the village of taddart , before arriving Marrakech late
afternoon . check –in to the hotel riad . overnight accommodation in a hotel or riad
Day 10 : Explore Marrakech.
After your breakfast at the hotel riad , our informative locale guide will meet you at
the lobby of the hotel to start exploring Marrakech a former imperial city in western
Morocco , is a major economic center and home to Mosques , Palaces , and Gardens,
is a densely packed ,walled medieval city dating the Berber Empire since the 12th
century . Marrakech where the jewish community increased in 1603. The saadian
dynasty , made marrakech thier capital and converted the El badii palace as a Mellah
wich became a home of thriving community of native spanish jews ,famed for its
rabbinical schools and scholars . The local guide will ensure that you see most of the
sites with historical and cultural interest , including visit of the Rabbi Hanania
Hacohen Cemetery wich is also the burial place of Rabbi Mordekhai Ben Attar and
Rabbi Pinhas Hacohen Azough known as the ‘’patron of marrakech’’ . the saadian
Tombs ,The Bahia Palace ,Ben youssef coranic School,Koutoubia Mosque ,and of
cours the famous Jemaa El fna Square . lunch will be around the area in one of the
recomanded restaurants , before driving to the new city to visit the beautiful gardens
of Majorelle , including a short drive through the new city . after then driving back to
your hotel . overnight accommodation in a hotel or riad BB .
Day 11 : Marrakech / Essaouira Day Trip
After Break fast in your hotel riad ,then you r driver will pick you up to head the road
to one of the charming towns in morocco Essaouira , the drive going to take us 3
houres , including several stops . during your drive you will take a chance while you
are crossing the argan forest to see and visit one of the hundreds of the women s co-
operatives of argan oil and this is for cosmetic , medical and culinary use. After
arriving Essaouira our local informative guide will meet you to start a beautiful
journey in Essaouira, the ancient mogador is the ‘’ Bird of the Atlantic’’ , including the
highlights of the town . Essaouira was established in mid eighteenth century by
Alaouit Sultan Sidi Mohamed ben abedellah on the site of a sixteenth –century
portuguese fortress . it quickly became a major trading post between africa and
Europe . during that period , the jewish Quarter Called Mellah , was established to
Extend the sultans protection to the jewish inhabitants . making with jews and
Muslims coexisting in peaceful community .our guided jewish heritage tour
continuse by exploring the jewish Quarter , the Mellah , the dynamic , boming jewish
community was an integral part of moroccan society and had a significiant role in
essaouiras economic devlopment . Discover the recently opend synagugues Bet Ha
Knesset simon Attias ,as you will visit also the jewish cemeteries . then continue to
visit the skala fortress where you walk from where you can see the purpuraires
island , falcons, gulls and seagulls hovering above this nature reserve,on the other
side surfers,windsurfers and kitesurfers are taming the waves. watching the thuya
carved by artisans, walk to the fishing port where the sailors are active , then getting
to the fish market where to taste the fish and sea food caught during the night . the
town ranked as the most beautiful cities in morocco by UNESCO, wich is an
unmissable place to have peaceful moments ,as well as the beaches of the
surroundings labeled bleu flag , are living proofs to this ambition. Late afternoon
head the road back to marrakech . overnight accommodation in a hotel or riad BB.
Day 12 : Departure.
Break fast in your hotel riad, and depending on your flight departure time ,we will
drive you to the airport where the tour ends .
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