10-Day Classic Morocco Tour: experience the Best of Morocco

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Embark on a 10-day classic Morocco tour, an authentic experience that unveils the best of Morocco. This timeless journey through imperial cities, ancient medinas, and the mesmerizing Sahara Desert is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Classic Morocco Tour: Overview

  • Casablanca: Hassan II Mosque (exterior visit)
  • Rabat: Hassan Tower, Mausoleum of Mohammed V
  • Fes: Fes el Bali medina (UNESCO World Heritage site), Chouara Tannery, Al-Attarine Madrasa, Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts & Crafts
  • Meknes: Bab Mansour gate, Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, Royal Stables
  • Volubilis: Ancient Roman ruins (UNESCO World Heritage site)
  • Ifrane: Scenic mountain town with European-style architecture
  • Erfoud: Fossil workshops
  • Merzouga: Erg Chebbi dunes, camel trek, overnight in a Berber desert camp
  • Ouarzazate: Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou (UNESCO World Heritage site, filming location)
  • Marrakech: Djemaa el-Fna square, Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, Koutoubia Mosque, Majorelle Garden
  • High Atlas Mountains: Berber villages, scenic mountain landscapes

What To Expect

Our expertly guided tours will lead you to museums showcasing Jewish ancestry and history, religious sites where ancient rituals are still observed, and community centers bustling with contemporary Jewish life. Taste authentic kosher cuisine and participate in local festivals and holidays, offering a comprehensive insight into the living traditions of Moroccan Jews. Explore significant locations such as the Mellahs (Jewish quarters) in cities like Fez and Marrakech, and delve into the historical narratives that connect the Moroccan Jewish diaspora to their ancestral roots.

Whether you’re interested in the educational aspects of Jewish history, the spiritual experience of pilgrimage, or the vibrant cultural expressions of music, art, and cuisine, our 10-day tours offer a profound exploration of Jewish Morocco. Join us for an enriching adventure that blends heritage, culture, and community in one of the most enchanting regions of the world.

Detailed Itinerary

Casablanca, Rabat to Fes

  • Morning: Arrive in Casablanca and meet your guide.
  • Afternoon: Explore Casablanca’s highlights, including the Hassan II Mosque (exterior visit).
  • Evening: Drive to Rabat, the capital of Morocco. Check into your riad or hotel in the heart of Fes.

Exploring Fes

  • Morning: Guided tour of Fes el Bali, the ancient medina and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Chouara Tannery, Al-Attarine Madrasa, and the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts & Crafts.
  • Afternoon: Free time to explore the souks, where you can shop for traditional crafts, spices, and souvenirs.
  • Evening: Enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner with live music and entertainment.

Excursion to Meknes & Volubilis

  • Morning: Drive to Meknes, a former imperial city known for its grand architecture. Explore the Bab Mansour gate, the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, and the Royal Stables.
  • Afternoon: Visit Volubilis, an ancient Roman city with remarkably well-preserved mosaics.
  • Evening: Return to Fes for dinner and relaxation.

Fes to Ifrane & Erfoud

  • Morning: Depart Fes and travel through the Middle Atlas Mountains.
  • Afternoon: Stop in Ifrane, nicknamed “Little Switzerland” for its European-style architecture.
  • Evening: Continue to Erfoud, a desert gateway town known for its fossil workshops.

Erfoud to Merzouga

  • Morning: Explore the fossil workshops and learn about the region’s geological history.
  • Afternoon: Arrive in Merzouga and prepare for your camel trek into the Erg Chebbi dunes.
  • Evening: Enjoy a mesmerizing sunset over the dunes and a traditional Berber dinner in a desert camp.

Merzouga to Ouarzazate

  • Morning: Wake up early to witness a breathtaking desert sunrise.
  • Afternoon: Travel through the scenic Draa Valley, known for its date palm groves and ancient kasbahs.
  • Evening: Arrive in Ouarzazate, the “Hollywood of Morocco,” and check into your hotel.

Ouarzazate to Marrakech

  • Morning: Visit the iconic ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular filming location.
  • Afternoon: Drive to Marrakech, the vibrant “Red City.”
  • Evening: Explore the Djemaa el-Fna square, a bustling hub of activity with food stalls, snake charmers, and storytellers.

Exploring Marrakech

  • Morning: Guided tour of Marrakech’s historical and cultural landmarks, including the Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs, and the Koutoubia Mosque.
  • Afternoon: Stroll through the Majorelle Garden, a tranquil oasis designed by French artist Jacques Majorelle.
  • Evening: Enjoy a farewell dinner at a traditional Moroccan restaurant.

High Atlas Mountains Excursion

  • Morning: Embark on a day trip to the High Atlas Mountains. Visit Berber villages and experience the local way of life.
  • Afternoon: Enjoy scenic drives through stunning mountain landscapes.
  • Evening: Return to Marrakech for a final night in the city.

Departure

  • Morning: Depending on your flight schedule, enjoy some free time in Marrakech for last-minute shopping or relaxation.
  • Afternoon: Transfer to Casablanca or Marrakech airport for your departure flight.

Itinerary map

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