Magic of The Imperial Cities, Morocco

From its fascinating mix of ancient traditions to breathtaking scenery and rich Jewish history, the magic of Morocco is sure to stay with you forever.
Location:
Dates:
04-14 December 2022
Price:
$4000 per person

Magic of Morocco Imperial Cities

Morocco’s dramatic landscapes are legendary, from the rolling sand dunes of the Sahara Desert to the azure Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts. Morocco’s intoxicating fusion of French, African, Arab, and Islamic cultures is as intriguing as it is compelling. Discover modern cities dotted with ancient medinas, minarets, and medieval architecture featuring intricate mosaic tilework. Explore a plethora of bustling bazaars, spice souks, and marketplaces where you can shop, see shows, and haggle like a local. Once a hub of Jewish learning, we will explore Morocco’s Sephardic heritage sites including Maimonides’ home and the old mellahs (Jewish quarters) of Marrakesh and Fez. We will spend Shabbat in the 500-year-old Lazama Synagogue and immerse ourselves in the local Jewish community. From its fascinating mix of ancient traditions to breathtaking scenery and rich Jewish history, the magic of Morocco is sure to stay with you forever.

With Kosher Travelers it's not just a vacation - it's a lifelong experience

Day
Date
Location
Departure / Arrival Time 
Tuesday
May 11
Europe – Casablanca
Wednesday
May 12
Casablanca – Marrakech
Thursday
May 13
Essaouria
Friday
May 14
Full Day in Marrakech
Saturday
May 15
Shabbat in Marrakech
Sunday
May 16
Marrakech – Vally Of Ourika
Monday
May 17
Marrakech – Fez
Tuesday
May 18
Fez
Wednesday
May 19
Fez – Rabat – Casablanca
Thursday
May 20
Casablanca – Departure
Itinerary

Sunday 4 Dec: Day 1: Casablanca- Fez

Arrival at Casablanca until 16:00 Depart to Fez Overnight in Fez- Riad

Monday 5 Dec: Day 2 : Fez.

The whole day is devoted to the sightseeing of Fez the most ancient cultural and spiritual city of Morocco. After breakfast visit to the Medieval Medina and the Old Jewish Quarter (Mellah) Continue to the famous Jewish cemetery of Fez, where Sulika the "ZADIKA" is buried. Continue to Madrase Bou Inania, the Karaouine Mosque and the famous Nejjarine fountain. Lunch at a typical Moroccan restaurant, continuing the visit through the old Medina where we will see various artisans still working in the old oriental tradition. Return to hotel. Overnight in Fez- Riad.

Tuesday 6 Dec: Day 3 : Fez- Ifran- Midelt- Erfoud

Departure via the Middle-Atlas Mountains, passing by Ifrane, town in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco, about 70 kilometers south of Fez. The town is located 1665 meters above sea level and is known as a major ski tourism site in Morocco. It was established in the 20th century during the French Protectorateand. Stop at Midelt . Continuation to Erfoud.  Overnight in Erfoud.

Wednesday 7 Dec: Day 4: -Erfoud - Desert

We will dedicate most of our day to the oasis and to the "Big dune".

After breakfast we will meet our off road vehicles driven by the local berbers and drive south to the town of Rissani. We will further visit the Gnawa tribe which are said to be decedents of African slaves which arrived from "Black Africa". They are well known for their beautiful ethnic music. We will be hosted in one of the local houses and enjoy their music. We will continue to visit the most famous" Big Dune", and enjoy the fascinating architecture of the cassaba houses. Continue our trip to Merzouga Oasis, the perfect place for a restful lunch break. As the day ends we will return to the Big dune and see the most amazing sunset in the Sahara. At night we will stay in the dunes in a glamping camp enjoying the night atmosphere of the Sahara, folklore music and dancing. Overnight in  Mezouga Glamping .

Thursday 8 Dec: Day 5 :Mezouga - Dades – Ouarzazat

Morning departure to Tinghir via Tinejdad road with its magnificent Kasbahs. Visit the old water system "Fougar". Visit of the Todra canyons. Walking tour in the canyon. Continuation to Ouarzazate through the road of thousands Kasbahs.  Overnight in Ouarzazat

Friday 9 Dec: Day 6 :  Ouarzazat - Marrakech

Morning. On the way visiting the fortified village of Ait Ben Haddou, the most spectacular fortress in the south of Morocco. Continuation to Marrakech through the Tichka pass (2260m). Late afternoon arrival in Marrakesh. Overnight in Marrakech

Shabbat 10 Dec: Day 7: Marrakech

Shabbat Tefilla, Meals and leisurly walking tours in the late afternoon Overnight in Marrakech

Sunday 11 Dec: Day 8: Marrakech

“The Red City” or the “Pearl of the South” are but two of the names given to Marrakesh – the most beautiful city in Morocco that lies at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. The city is divided in two: the new and the ancient. We will visit the Menara Gardens and view the famous Koutoubia Mosque with its 250-feet-high minaret, which can be seen from every point in the city. We will continue on a tour by Visit the Berber pharmacy, which offers the natural remedies that was used by the grandmother.We will continue to the Mellah Jewish Quarter where a large Jewish population once lived, and visit the ancient Slat al- Azama synagogue. This synagogue was built by Jews expelled from Spain in 1492. We will walk through the market quarter of the city. The market is a mass of colors, voices and smells, a polyglot of all the treasures that exist in this country. Dinner/ optional cooking class including dinner.

After dinner, we will tour “Jamaa El Fnaa”, the main square of Marrakesh known all over the world as the symbol and beating heart of the city. Every evening the square comes to life with acrobatics, magicians, fortunetellers, snake dancers and fairy tales. Overnight in Marrakech.

Monday 12 Dec: Day 9: Marrakech - Essaouira – Marrakech

Today our sightseeing will begin in Essaouira, ex Portuguese Mogador stronghold. In the 18 th century, the Alaouite Sultan Mohamed Ben Abdallah charged some prominent Jewish families to promote international trade from the port of Essaouira. Essaouira's mellah covers over 10 percent of the town, but Jews constituted almost 40 percent of the population in the late 1880's. Jewish stars on the doors to the mellah show the degree to which Jews were accepted in Essaouira, to the point that some of the richer Jews did not even live in the mellah. Two historical synagogues should be renovated soon "Slat Rabbi Haim Pinto and Slat Attias".  Overnight in Marrakech

Tuesday 13 Dec: Day 10: Marrakech - Ourika – Marrakech

Morning. Discover the idyllic landscape of the Ourika Valley surrounding the Atlas Mountains and hike along the Ourika River. See traditional Berber house and visit and argan oil cooperative. Afternoon depart to CasablancaOvernight in Casablanca.

Wednesday 14 Dec: Day 11: Departure

Full day Casablanca, the business capital of Morocco. After breakfast, we will see the Great Mosque built half on land and half on water. Many of Morocco’s finest artists and artisans worked for many years to create this magnificent edifice. Meeting with Dayan Chazut at the machkame-"Biet-Din". Lunch at the Habous, Quarter Characterized by mix of French colonial buildings and traditional Maghrebi architecture. Early afternoon Departure to Rabat, the Imperial city, visit to the administrative capital of Morocco with the Hassan Tower, the splendid Mohamed V Mausoleum, the Kasbah of Oudayas. 

Return to Casablanca and Airport Transfer for your flight back home 

What's included?
  • 5 Star Hotels
  • Fez Riad
  • Erfoud Chergui
  • Marzuga Luxury Camp
  • Ouarzazate Berber Palace
  • Marrakech Radisson Blu
  • Casablanca Grand Mogador
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary.
  • Comfortable air-conditioned touring coach.
  • Half board : breakfast and dinner
  • Lunch- local restaurant / sandwiches
  • Professional Local English-speaking Guide.
  • 2-3 lectures in Zoom – general information about Morocco and the Jewish history
  • Tips for local service providers.
  • Professional Mashgich

What's not included?

  • International flights - please be in contact with Ronnie Abramson of Ambassador Tours regarding special pricing for international flights to get to the tour's meeting point. Ronnie can be reached at +972-50-531-4500 or roni@ambassadortours.co.il.
  • Travel insurance - comprehensive travel & health insurance is compulsory.
  • Tips for local guides and service providers, $10 per person/per day. 
  • Entry visa if required.
Kashrut information

Kosher Travelers is committed to providing all meals of the highest quality and under strict kosher supervision. We choose the hotels based on the hotel's willingness and ability to accommodate our kashrut needs and/or the proximity to kosher restaurants if available. In countries where such supervision is not available, we have a cook/mashgiach travel with us to supervise kashrut and prepare our meals.


International Flights & Global Travel, Health & Luggage Insurance
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance covering trip cancellation, medical emergencies and luggage is mandatory at the time of reservation.
  • Israeli Citizens; Kosher Travelers recommends Egert & Cohen Insurance. Contact Tali +972-2-622-7999 ext. 125 or 052-769-9406 or tali@egertcohen.co.il. You may also sign up for insurance online at https://www.egertcohen.co.il/travel/signup-kosher-travel.asp.
  • USA & Canadian Citizens; Kosher Travelers recommends www.traveldefend.com Ph Josh: 18005782871 info@traveldefend.com
  • Arrangements and cost of International flights are not included.
  • We recommend the following Travel & Flight Consultants
  • Ronnie Abramson of Ambassador Tours +972-50-531-4500 or roni@ambassadortours.co.il
  • Ruth Berman of Ofakim +97225362163 or  ruth@ofakim.co.il

What kind of crowd should I expect?

The common denominator of our clients is Shomer Shabbat and kashrut. There are no religious level criteria to join our tours, cruises, or hotel programs and we won't ask you any questions about your religious observance. We attract a diverse group of Jewish, English-speaking guests from across the globe, and encourage an accepting atmosphere among our group members.

At Kosher Travelers, we’re passionate about travel. Like you, we believe in opening yourself up to new experiences and breathtaking vistas that will forever expand who you are and how you see the world.

Discover… That’s why we put so much care into giving our customers not just a vacation but a life-changing experience. On a Kosher Travelers tour, you can be confident that every detail will be taken care of, from A to Z. No worries, no stress – just sheer delight and the freedom to fully enjoy every moment.

Enrich... We know what’s important to you. You want not just memorable, but meaningful. A pampering, deluxe, full-sensory experience that also has depth and spirituality. That’s why we bring the Jewish dimension to our tours, wherever in the world they are and provide the highest level of kashrut and all the amenities required for the kosher traveler.

Connect... Most importantly, when you travel with Kosher Tours, you travel with family. We take pride in creating a family dynamic among our group members. Lifelong friendships have been formed on our tours!

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Experience The Magic of Morocco

Scrumptious Morrocan Cuisine

Indulge in authentic, Kosher Morrocan cuisine prepared fresh by our chef!

Heritage and History

Visit ancient shuls and historical sites, and hear the fascinating stories of Morrocan Jewry.

An Unforgettable Experience

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Pricing

Accommodations

All tours include 5-star International rated accommodations.
Pricing
$3,600 per person Double Occupancy. Single Room Supplement: $800.

Deposit, Cancellation Fees & Policy:

There is a $1000 per person deposit required to confirm your reservation. If the tour is canceled because a minimum number of participants was not reached, you will receive a FULL refund.

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