• Fez desert tours 10-days-Moroccan-Jewish-Heritage-Round-Trip-from-Casablanca



Introduction:

A 10 days round trip for those wishing to explore the country's Jewish heritage sites and culture. Explore Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fez, Beni Mellal, Marrakech, and Ourika with a guide. Four-star accommodation is included throughout.

Day 1: Arrival
Pick-up from local airport, transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Casablanca 
Breakfast, visit to the Jewish Museum in Casablanca, this is the first Jewish Museum in an Arab country. Visit the cultural Beth El synagogue and the Hassan II Mosquee.

Day 3: Rabat 
Breakfast, departure for Rabat. Explore Rabat's Jewish cemeteries and sites, the Royal Palace, and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V,
The King Mohammed V opposed at the risk of his life, to apply the laws of Vichy to his Jewish citizens and said it clearly: "I in no way approve of the anti-Semitic laws and I refuse to be associated with an action I disapprove of. I refuse that any distinction be made among my subjects!".

Day 4: Meknes - Fez
Breakfast, then travel to Meknes, famous for its 25-mile-long walls, historical guided visit En-route, a brief visit the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis. Then continue to Fez.

Day 5: Fez 
Breakfast, then guided visit to Fez monuments. Visit the Ibn Danan synagogue the oldest synagogue in Fez. There was a time when more than 40 synaguogues could be found in Mellah. Visit to the vast whitewashed Jewish cemetery adjacent to the Royal Palace and located at the Mellah the former Jewish district.

Day 6: Béni Mellal - Marrakech
A day drive through the middle Atlas mountains until you reach Marrakech. En-route, in Beni Mellal, you can meet the last Jewish woman in the city.

Day 7: Marrakech
Breakfast, then historical monuments visit: Alzama synagogue (A local legend that the synagogue was built during the period of the Second Temple by the Jews who had never lived in Eretz-Israel and had not attended the destruction of the Temple.), the Mellah the former Jewish district, Bahia Palace, Saadians tombs, Jemaa El Fna place,and more.

Day 8 : excursion to Ourika
You will explore one of the most beautiful valleys of the High Atlas. You will visit the Saint Rabbi Shlomo Bel Khan's tomb and make a wish which he will fulfill certainly. This tomb is the site of one of the largest Jewish pilgrimages in Morocco. Probably you can meet with the last Jew in the valley.
 

Day 9: Casablanca
Breakfast & departure to Casablanca. The afternoon at your disposal for relaxing or shopping.

Day 10 : Airport transfer
Breakfast, then transfer to the airport according to your flight's departure time


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