Enter a world of mystery. Morocco is an initiation into the magic of the Islamic, Arabic, African world of medinas, minarets, desert and mountain, and yet retains a European patina. Imbibe the spirit of Morocco; wander the streets of the great cities. Fez is a stunning array of medieval buildings; the world-famous souk of Marrakech sells a bewildering array of goods; Casablanca, is a thriving commercial center, and Rabat reflects its modern French origins. The snow-capped Atlas Mountains lie inland. Beyond them are the fringes of the parched Sahara. Whether scaling distant ridges, haggling for exotic artifacts, gazing at ancient wonders or marveling at the pink of a desert dawn, in Morocco, you will be mesmerized.
TOUR ITINERARY IN ASSOCIATION WITH YAYA FOODS
MOROCCO IMPERIAL CITIES KOSHER TOUR
Welcome to Morocco, Casablanca and Marrakesh November 5th, Tuesday November 4th – 14th, 2019 10 days tour 1. Royal air Morocco: Direct flight: 4th November JFK 22:20 arriving on 19 July 9:05 am Casablanca Airport 14th November Casablanca Airport 16:30 Arriving JFK at 18:35 2. American/Iberia: 1 stop in Madrid: 4th November 18:55 arriving on 19 July 11:15 am Casablanca Airport 14th November Casablanca Airport 11:55 arriving JFK 18:35
Our meeting point is Casablanca Airport at 9:05, then at approx. 11:15 we will Welcome you to Casablanca- the Financial Capital and largest city of Morocco, With a Jewish community of around 3,000 members, the largest Jewish community in Morocco. Visit to the Jewish Museum will be followed by lunch in one of the local Kosher restaurants, after enjoying a typical Moroccan lunch we will make our way to Marrakesh, where we will stay for the next five nights.
DAY 2 Essaouira Full Day November 6th, Wednesday Excursion to the town of Essaouira, an old fort and shing port located within 2 hours drive from Marrakesh and considered one of the most popular excursions out of the busy and bustling Marrakesh. We will Visit the Jewish Cemetery and the Tomb of Rabbi Pinto before visiting the famous and still in use Synagogue of the city. We will have a chance to visit the Old Port and walk in the small streets of the Old City. On our way back to Marrakesh we will visit the village of Chichaoua and learn about the famous Moroccan Argan oil and visit a local Berbers market, A short visit to the famous Yves Saint Laurent Museum and Gardens in Marrakesh will follow before dinner.
DAY 3 Oukaimden, Ourika valley and the Village of Stti Fatma November 7th, Thursday Our 4X4 Tour will start our day and begin with a visit to the station of Oukaimden, 3200m. Above sea level and the highest ski resort in North Africa. We will then continue our tour to the Ourika valley. The Ourika Valley lies between the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved valleys in Morocco. We will end the day with a hike in the beautiful waterfalls of Setti Fatma village before continuing back for dinner in Marrakesh.
DAY 4 Full day in Marrakesh - Kabalat Shabat November 8th, Friday Marrakesh is two cities in one: Its distinctive Medina (Old City), comprised of intertwining narrow passageways and charming shops, the Melah (former Jewish Quarter), Lazama Synagogue, and the remnants of Jewish communal buildings, Bahaia Palace; and Ville Nouvelle, or new city, with its modern and cosmopolitan European air. Afternoon we will arrive to our hotel for our Shabbat Preparation. Before our Shabbat Dinner (in the home of the Haliwa Family) we will enjoy a typical Kabbalat Shabbat in the beautiful Marrakesh Synagogue. Overnight: 5 Hotel Marrakesh Overnight: 5 Hotel Marrakesh Overnight: 5 Hotel Marrakesh
DAY 5 Marrakesh - Jama El Fna Shabbat will be a day of relaxing, Davening, sleeping and eating, we will go for a walking tour of the city. Evening activities – After Havdala we will visit the busy and Magical Square of “Jemma El Fna”- a unique experience that you will never forget.
DAY 6 Waterfalls of Ouzoud and the Oasis of Bin el Quidan November 10th, Sunday Leaving early morning Marrakesh towards the Atlas Mountain region, we will visit the waterfalls of Ouzoud. This is a great spot for a short hike which will keep us busy until lunch time. Then continue to the Oasis of Bin el Ouidane Hidden in the heart of Berber territory in the Atlas Mountains – We will then enjoy a boat ride on the lake, and spend a luxurious night at the magnicent Hotel Widiane.
DAY 7 Meknez and Fez November 11th, Monday This morning we are heading north towards the magical city of Fez. On our way we will visit the city of Meknez. The Moroccan imperial city also known as "the Moroccan Versailles". The visit will include Bab El Mansour as well as the old synagogue before continuing to our Hotel in Fez for dinner. November 9th, Shabbat
DAY 8 Fez Full day November 12th, Tuesday The day will be devoted to the Jewish history of Fez; the golden ages of the Jewish community of Fez lasted from the 9th to 11th century. From a community of some 22,000 in 1947, there are less than 100 Jews today, but the city is rich in Jewish memories, Synagogues and a Jewish Cemetery. We will visit the two Synagogues and the Mikveh as well as the magnicent Cemetery. In the afternoon we will visit where the old craftsmen quarter is still alive, The leather tanneries, the Ceramic and the Copper stamping art. We will also visit the “Hina” Market and the Clock house and learn of its connection to the Rambam. We will have some time to stroll and shop in the Medina and the Kasbah to enjoy the smells, colours and atmosphere of this magical City.
DAY 9 Volubilis, Rabat November 13th, Wednesday After Breakfast we will take an hour drive to visit the archaeological sites of Volubilis and Explore the hillside settlements of Moulay Idriss Zerhoun and admire second and third Century Roman ruins at the UNESCO Site. Then we will continue to Rabat the capital of Morocco the “Kasbah of Oudayas” will be our rst stop before visiting the mausoleum of King Mohammed the V, late afternoon we will start our journey back to Casablanca. In our nal night together, we will enjoy a Gala Dinner prepared for us, at the Jewish Community Centre.
DAY 10 Last morning Casablanca, and time to say GOODBYE'S November 14th, Thursday After Breakfast we will have a short visit to the Mosque of Hassan II the biggest Mosque in Africa before a group transfer to Casablanca Airport.
|Morocco Imperial Cities Tour|
|Price per person Land Tour only||$5,450|
|Price per person incl. Flights from TLV||TBC|
The price includes:
All accommodation costs 5* Luxury $5450 per person based on a couple sharing a room.
Single Supplement $1800. Room upgrade is optional.
100% Kosher Breakfasts, light lunches and full evening meals with wines
All land transport costs
Entrance fee to the monuments specified in the itinerary
Aya Massias as tour Leader
Local English-speaking guide
Mehadrin Kosher, with a SHOMER on board
Price does not include:
Travel & Health Insurance Personal expenses
Tips for local service providers. $180 will be collected at the beginning of the trip
Shows and evening entertainment
Deposit, Cancellation Fees & Policy:
A $500 USD Deposit per person must be received at the time of booking in order to confirm your reservation. Payment in full is due 90 days before departure. A minimum number of participants are required to operate tour dates. If a minimum number has not been reached prior to tour departure and the tour is cancelled you will receive a FULL refund.
- 90 days before departure bookings are refundable less a $100 administration fee
- 60-90 days prior to departure: $500 + $100 per passenger
- 30-60 days prior to departure: $1,000 + $100 per passenger
- Less than 30 working days prior to departure: 100% of total – no refund
- We strongly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance.
Important to Know:
- There may be changes to the order of places visited. We will make every effort to visit every place mentioned in the itinerary.
- The tour organizers have no control over airline services such as seating, special meal requests, changes in departure times or delays. These remain the sole responsibility of the airline company.
Travel insurance encompassing both cancellation and medical insurance is very important and we cannot stress that enough. We strongly recommend that our clients are adequately insured when travelling. It is crucial to purchase the travel insurance within 14 days from the 1st payment that you make for this trip (flights/cruise/tour etc). Your payment is made directly to the insurance company. We highly recommend the ‘cancel for any reason’ upgrade option. Our preferred policies are Travel Safe (USA & Canadian residents), Travel Select (USA residents) and Global Trip Protection Elite (All other Nationalities).
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