jewish heritage

Morocco Jewish Heritage Tour from Casablanca – 8 days

This 8-day Morocco Jewish Heritage Tour is organized by Marrakech Art Tours for tourists who want to learn about the rich history and distinctive culture of Morocco’s Jewish population. There are Jewish Mellahs, historic cemeteries, and gorgeous synagogues in each of Morocco’s major cities.The Beth-El, Temple Em Habanim, and Temple Neve Shalom synagogues in Casablanca rank among the most significant sites to see. The only museum dedicated to Moroccan Judaism in the Arab world, the Museum of Moroccan Judaism provides insight into the city’s Moroccan Jewish legacy.
You can go see the tomb of Meknes’s patron, Rabbi David ben Imdan, while you’re in the city. There are up to eleven synagogues in the new Mellah, eight of which are still in operation.Fes is regarded as a superb illustration of Moroccan Jews’ medieval past. Rabbi Isaac Elfasi, one of the most prominent Talmud scholars, lived in Fes.

Approximately 5,000 Jews resided in the tiny Mellah in Sefrou, making up a third of the town’s population at the time of Moroccan independence in 1956. Given that it comprises about 50% of the current city, Jewish ancestry is still very evident.Take a Jewish Heritage tour of Marrakech to see the Lazama Synagogue and discover the Jewish Mellah.

The vibrant Jewish community of Essaouira played a significant role in Moroccan society, particularly in the growth of the city’s economy. Explore the freshly opened Simon Attias Synagogue, take a tour of its museum, and pay a visit to the Jewish cemeteries in Bet Ha-Knesset. The village is becoming a more popular destination for pilgrims, and as a representation of goodwill across cultures, the dilapidated Jewish buildings are gradually being renovated.

 

Marrakech Guided Tour Highlights

Full Day Marrakech Highlights Guided Tour, Private Basic Tour

Immerse yourself in the alluring tapestry of Marrakech Guided Tour Highlights, where vivid hues, exquisite architecture, and a rich cultural history come together to create a memorable experience. Get lost in the busy medina for a while, where winding alleyways reveal hidden gems such as the vibrant souks brimming with textiles, spices, and handicrafts, or the lively Djemaa El-Fna plaza, where snake charmers, storytellers, and street food sellers entertain.

Explore the 12th-century Koutoubia Mosque, a Moorish masterpiece, and the serene Bahia Palace with its lush gardens and exquisite interiors.

Enjoy the fragrant tagines and delicate sweets of Moroccan cuisine while dining in the picturesque riad gardens. The city changes as dusk falls; the muezzins’ melodic calls to prayer fill the air, and Marrakech Guided Tour Highlights’ vivacious energy assumes a new allure. Visiting Marrakech offers more than just a journey; it allows you to experience the city’s unique blend of tradition and modernity, turning it into a true gem of North Africa.

Discover the enchanting city of Marrakech with our full-day guided tour. Explore the mesmerizing highlights of this vibrant destination, from historic landmarks to bustling markets. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Marrakech with our expert guides.

Highlights:

  • Marvel at the intricate architecture and lush gardens of Bahia Palace
  • Admire El Koutoubia mosque the tallest in Marrakech
  • Delve into the tranquil oasis of Le Jardin Secret’s exotic garden
  • Explore vibrant souks filled with spices, textiles, jewelry, and handicrafts
  • Step back in time into the heart of the Medina the bustling Jamaa Lfna square and Medina alleyways
  • Discover the beauty of Islamic architecture at Medersa Ben Youssef
  • Private City Tour
Sahara and Anti-Atlas

Discover the Mystique of the Sahara and Anti-Atlas On 11-Day

Explore the historic Berber granaries on this remarkable itinerary as you set out on a riveting tour across the stunning scenery of the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. Stretching over North Africa, the Sahara is the largest scorching desert in the world and presents a spectacular view of enormous golden dunes and peaceful seclusion. Nomadic Berber villages have flourished for generations under the infinite sky, created by the shifting dunes. In stark contrast to the vastness of the desert, the Anti-Atlas Mountains display a striking landscape featuring deep canyons and unusual natural treasures of Morocco.

Discover the historic Berber granaries as you wind through this rocky landscape. These structures demonstrate the creative architectural ability of the native people who formerly kept their priceless grains in these enduring buildings. Take in the traditional way of life of the Berber people while immersing yourself in their rich history and culture against the breathtaking backdrop of the Sahara and  Anti-Atlas. This tour offers a unique combination of adventure, cultural immersion, and the opportunity to see how resilient ancient civilizations were against the stunning backdrop of these natural treasures of Morocco.

indigenous nomads of the sahara

Saharan Caravan Quest on 10 Days From Marrakesh

Venture on an amazing 10-day desert expedition and experience the unmatched splendor of southern Morocco. This tour is like no other; it will lead you through the magical Dades and Draa Valleys, revealing the hidden treasures of the area and culminating in the expansive Erg Chebbi and Erg Chigaga deserts. As one of our slow travel excursions, this trip has been carefully planned to give you plenty of time to thoroughly enjoy the Sahara.

As you make your way through the alluring Dades Valley, where verdant oases and craggy red cliffs create a breathtaking scene, your journey begins. Discover the essence of Moroccan culture by visiting historic Berber settlements tucked away in the valley, which provide a genuine window into daily life. Wandering through this verdant refuge, you’ll discover the Draa Valley, with its lush palm groves and historic kasbahs whispering tales of bygone periods. Get ready to be charmed with the transition into the Erg Chebbi desert as the journey progresses. As far as the eye can see, towering golden dunes create an exotic scene that is both calm and breathtaking. Riding a camel over the dunes, take in the Sahara’s ageless allure at a relaxed pace. Enjoy the peace and simplicity of life among the dunes by spending evenings in traditional desert camps beneath the sky.

The route continues in the direction of the remote Erg Chigaga desert, a less-traveled route where peace and quiet are paramount. Explore the nomadic way of life as you meander across sand dunes that are constantly shifting due to wind. Accept the leisurely pace of your journey to fully experience the essence of the Sahara.

On this ten-day journey, you will see the fascinating cultures of the desert settlements in addition to taking in the breathtaking scenery. Indulge in the rich tapestry of customs by taking part in regional festivities and enjoying real food. Our dedication to leisurely travel means you’ll have plenty of time to really experience each place, making memories that will last long after the trip is over.

Highlights :

  • Experience the magnificent scenery of the Dades and Draa Valleys with their ancient Ksours and villages
  • Riding a camel through the recognizable Erg Chebbi desert, which is encircled by enormous, never-ending golden dunes
  • Enter the secluded Erg Chigaga desert to experience the nomadic way of life in a less-traveled area
  • This 10-day trip is designed to be taken slowly so that you can enjoy each moment, feel the true beauty of each place, and connect with the spirit of the Sahara
  • Spend the desert nights in a traditional camp beneath the stars and experience the peace and simplicity of life among the dunes
  • Take part in the lively local culture by eating delicious food and celebrating with the locals
Glamping Desert Morocco

Glamping Desert Morocco

Our exclusive Glamping Desert Morocco retreat, which is tucked away in the endless, sun-kissed dunes of the Southern Moroccan Sahara. Provides a lovely haven of peace where you can go on a life-changing adventure with the local nomads. Time stands still here, and the everlasting wisdom of the desert wafts through the breeze. Engage in an unearthly beauty as the sands rustle beneath your feet and the stars above provide a backdrop for reflection and revelation.

The nomads, the true custodians of this sacred desert, will welcome you with open hearts, sharing their ancient knowledge passed down through generations. As the golden sunsets paint the horizon. You’ll engage in profound conversations and experience the profound traditions of the Saharan nomadic culture. Their deep wisdom, a repository of life’s fundamental truths, will inspire you to reconnect with the essence of existence. The vastness of the Sahara becomes a mirror to your soul, reflecting the profound insights that lie within. In this private retreat, you’ll not only escape the noise of the world but also rediscover the quiet depths of your own inner wisdom, leaving you forever changed by the beautiful spirit of the Southern Moroccan Sahara.

Our steadfast dedication to offering genuine, off-the-beaten-path experiences that transport you far from the tourist clichés is what makes our tour unique from others. Many tours only skim the surface of Morocco’s natural beauty. In this glamping desert Morocco retreat, we take you deep into the country to find undiscovered gems. And of course to the local marvels that aren’t affected by tourism.

Highlights:

  • Step into a realm where the golden sun kisses the endless dunes of the Southern Moroccan Sahara, bringing time to a standstill
  • Forge a deep connection with the true custodians of this sacred desert, the local nomads
  • Profound insights and reflection as the stars twinkle overhead, the vastness of the Sahara becomes a mirror to your soul
  • Rediscover inner wisdom, escape the noise of the world in our private glamping retreat
  • Experience Morocco’s breathtaking scenery and diverse culture while being led by our commitment to offering life-changing and distinctive experiences

 

day trip to ouzoud waterfalls

Day Trip To Ouzoud Waterfalls From Marrakech

The day trip to Ouzoud Waterfalls from Marrakech offers an unforgettable adventure to one of Morocco’s most stunning natural wonders. Ouzoud Waterfalls, located approximately 150 kilometers (93 miles) northeast of Marrakech, is a captivating destination that draws travelers with its breathtaking beauty and serene surroundings.

The Day trip to Ouzoud Waterfalls from Marrakech promises a perfect blend of nature, culture, and adventure. It’s a chance to escape the city’s hustle and bustle, immerse yourself in the Moroccan countryside, and witness the majesty of one of the country’s most impressive natural attractions. Whether you’re an adventure enthusiast, nature lover, or cultural explorer, this tour has something for everyone.

This excursion to Ouzoud Falls can be customised to be more personal and special

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Taking in the breathtaking scenery of olive trees and mountains
  • Taking in the magnificent vistas of the Ouzoud waterfalls
  • Look out for wild monkeys and other flora and fauna
  • For lunch, you can have a traditional tagine while admiring the waterfalls.
  • Hiking around the waterfalls and admiring the view from the top

Tour Itinerary:

  1. Morning Departure: The tour begins with an early morning departure from Marrakech, where you’ll be picked up from your hotel or a designated meeting point by your guide.
  2. Scenic Drive: As you leave the bustling city behind, you’ll embark on a picturesque drive through the Moroccan countryside. You’ll have the opportunity to witness the changing views, including the Atlas Mountains, traditional Berber villages, and olive groves, which are a treat for the eyes and a chance to capture some memorable photographs.
  3. Arrival at Ouzoud: Upon arrival at Ouzoud Waterfalls, you’ll be greeted by the refreshing sounds of cascading water and lush vegetation. The falls, which stand at a height of approximately 110 meters (360 feet), offer a mesmerizing sight as the water tumbles down a series of terraced cliffs.
  4. Exploration and Hiking: The tour allows for ample time to explore the area on foot. You can follow the well-maintained hiking trails that lead to various viewpoints. Providing you with breathtaking vistas of the falls and the surrounding landscape. Along the way, you may encounter local wildlife, such as Barbary macaques, which inhabit the region.
  5. Lunch with a View: Enjoy a tasty lunch at one of the charming cafes or restaurants overlooking the falls. Savor traditional Moroccan dishes while taking in the beautiful views, making it a memorable dining experience.
  6. Boat Ride: An optional activity includes taking a boat ride to get even closer to the falls and feel the spray of the water on your face. It’s a unique and thrilling way to experience the power and beauty of Ouzoud.
  7. Exploring the Village: After your adventures at the waterfalls, you can explore the nearby village of Ouzoud. It’s a great opportunity to interact with the local Berber population and discover their way of life.
  8. Return to Marrakech: In the late afternoon, you’ll depart from Ouzoud and make your way back to Marrakech. Providing you with more scenic views and a chance to relax and reflect on the day’s experiences.
Atlas mountains and Berber villages

Day trip from Marrakech To Atlas mountains and Berber villages

A day trip from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains and Berber villages offers a captivating adventure through Morocco’s diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage. As you depart from the bustling city of Marrakech. You’ll find yourself immersed in the serene beauty of the Atlas Mountains, where towering peaks and lush valleys await.

Your journey takes you to charming Berber villages, where you can experience the warm reception of the local inhabitants and explore their traditional way of life. Whether you’re hiking along scenic trails, enjoying picturesque views, or savoring authentic Berber cuisine, this day trip promises a delightful blend of natural beauty and cultural discovery, making it an essential Moroccan experience.

Start with pickup from Marrakech and travel towards the Atlas Mountains. Enjoy the scenic drive as you leave the bustling city behind and enter the serene countryside.

Arrive at Lala Takerkoust nestled in the Atlas Mountains. Embark on an exciting camel ride, allowing you to experience the traditional mode of transportation. Savor a light breakfast of a refreshing glass of traditional mint tea, with fresh bread, olive oil, and honey.

Pass by a charming town where a local market takes place. If it’s a Tuesday or Saturday, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and explore the colorful stalls, and interact with locals as they showcase their produce and handcrafts.

Stop in Imlil, a quaint village situated in the heart of the Atlas Mountains. Prepare for an adventurous hike to the stunning waterfalls, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and picturesque trails. After an exhilarating hike, indulge in a delicious lunch in a traditional Berber house.

Enjoy the flavors of Morocco with a delectable spread of tajine, couscous, salad, and other local delicacies. Experience Berber hospitality and learn about their customs and way of life. Bid farewell to the peaceful beauty of the Atlas Mountains and embark on the journey back to Marrakech.

Reflect on the incredible experiences and memories created during your day trip.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scenic Drive: Enjoy a picturesque drive from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains, passing through beautiful landscapes, such as the Toubkal National Park.
  • Berber Villages: Visit traditional Berber villages nestled in the mountains and get a glimpse of the local way of life. Including their unique architecture and artisan crafts.
  • Cultural Immersion: Engage with Berber families and learn about their customs and traditions, creating opportunities for meaningful cultural exchanges.
  • Hiking: Take on guided hikes in the Atlas Mountains, with options suitable for various fitness levels, allowing you to explore the breathtaking terrain.
  • Scenic Views: Marvel at the breathtaking panoramic views of the High Atlas peaks, valleys, and lush terraced fields.
  • Berber Cuisine: Savor delicious Berber cuisine, which often includes dishes like tagines and mint tea, offering a taste of unique Moroccan flavors.
  • Local Markets: Explore local markets and souks, where you can shop for unique handicrafts, textiles, and souvenirs.
  • Photography: Capture stunning photos of the picturesque landscapes, traditional Berber architecture, and vibrant local culture.
  • Warm Welcome: Experience the warm and welcoming hospitality of the Berber people, which adds a personal touch to your journey.

This day trip provides a well-rounded experience of Morocco’s natural beauty and cultural diversity in a relatively short timeframe. Making it an excellent addition to your travel itinerary from Marrakech.

Private Full-Day Trip To Rabat

Private Full-Day Trip To Rabat From Casablanca

Take a Private Full-Day Trip To Rabat from Casablanca with an experienced driver-guide to discover the vibrant city of Rabat. After arriving in Rabat, you continue your exploration with a visit to the magnificent Mausoleum of Mohammad V. Which is a testament to the rich history and opulence of Moroccan architecture. The ancient Kasbah des Oudaias, with its narrow, winding streets revealing glimpses of Rabat’s ancient charm. Surrounds the imposing Hassan Tower, a monumental minaret. Visit the Chellha Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site. That captivates history and architecture enthusiasts with its Roman ruins and medieval Muslim necropolis.

Experience the historical significance of Rabat’s Royal Palace, a reminder of the city’s regal past, as you travel through the city. A visit to the Plage de Rabat, where the flap cornice provides a tranquil backdrop to cap off your day of exploration, marks the end of the day. This 6-hour Private Full-Day Trip from Casablanca to Rabat beautifully combines the modernity of Casablanca with the ageless charm of Rabat, resulting in a fascinating experience that showcases the historical and cultural gems of these two energetic Moroccan cities.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS :
  • Experience the bustling cities of Casablanca and Rabat
  • See the Hassan II Mosque towering above the city
  • Visit the Chellah Necropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Private Full-Day Trip to Fez

Private Full-Day Trip to Fez From Casablanca

On this private full-day trip to Fez from Casablanca. You’ll explore the city’s wonders with expert guides and personalized tours. After your pick-up in Casablanca at your hotel or at the harbor, you’ll start the drive of about 3 hours to the holy city of Fez, where you will meet your guide.  Start the visit at Bab Boujloud, one of the gates which lead into the medina.
Visit some of the beautiful ancient buildings in Fez such as the Madrasa Bou Inania and El-Attarine, Koran schools for religious studies. And the University and Mosque of Al-Karaouine. Visit the Nejjarine Museum of Wooden Arts and Crafts and discover traditional tools, carpets, furniture and musical instruments in a beautifully restored caravanserai. After a lunch break in one of the hundreds of restaurants in the medina, continue to the famous tanneries, where the leather is still processed as it was hundreds of years ago. Observe the workers from a lookout, and learn about the different workings, and even bargain for a new bag or belt afterward.
Outside the medina of Fez lies the Royal Palace with its large plaza lined with palm trees. Last, but not least, drive up the hill to the cemetery Bab Fettouh, and enjoy the panoramic view over the white sea of houses of the medina. After your visit, your driver will meet you to drive back to Casablanca. and end your Private Full-Day Trip to Fez.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS :
  • Enjoy an interesting guided walking tour through the medina of Fez
  • See old schools, museums and even a caravanserai
  • Explore the famous tanneries and buy some leather souvenirs
  • Enjoy a panoramic view over the whole medina
IMPORTANT INFORMATION :
Private Day Tour to Marrakech

Private Day Tour to Marrakech From Casablanca

Depart Casablanca following pick-up at 07:00 and relax on the 3-hour drive to to star your private day tour to Marrakech. Upon arrival, meet your local guide for a 3.5-hour walking tour around the medina. See the stalls of the old fortified city before going to the Palais de Bahia to discover its fantastic courtyards and mosaic walls built for Bou Ahmed.

Your private day tour to Marrakech begins with a comfortable and convenient pick-up from your Casablanca accommodation or the airport. As you journey from Casablanca to Marrakech, you’ll traverse through the picturesque Moroccan landscapes, catching glimpses of the Atlas Mountains and lush oases along the way.

Upon your arrival in Marrakech, you’ll be transported to a world of enchantment and wonder. Stroll through the historic Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you’ll witness the vibrant colors, enticing scents, and the palpable history that fills the air. Visit iconic landmarks such as the Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia Palace, and the Saadian Tombs, where our guides will reveal the secrets and stories that make Marrakech so culturally rich.

Experience the sensory overload of Marrakech’s famous souks, where you can haggle for exotic spices, intricate textiles, and handcrafted treasures. Savor a delectable Moroccan lunch at a local restaurant, tasting the flavors of this incredible cuisine.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover the highlights of the “Red City” of Marrakech
  • Explore the medina and go to Jemaa el-Fnaa square
  • Learn about the culture of sites such as the Palais de Bahia and Ben Youssef Madrasa college
  • Relax in Yves Saint Laurent’s beautiful Majorelle Garden
Pickup included : 
Pickup from your accommodation in Casablanca (max. 8 km from the city center) or Casablanca Cruise Port