Jewish heritage tour is a chance to discover the old Jewish quarter "Mellah" built at the end of 15th century, following the migration of Sephardi Jews migrated from Iberia to Morocco fleeing the inquisition in Spain and Portugal. The tour is a chance to discover the Jewish neighborhoods, the spice market, Negidim and Salat Alzama Synagogues, the Jewish cemetery where venerated rabbis were buried. The tour is also a chance to visit A Jewish run family restaurant to enjoy a Kosher meal.
At your hotel
Hotel pick up
The sightseeing will start at the big square at the main gate of the fortified Jewish quarter or "Mellah". Inside the Mellah, we walk through the old Jewish neighborhood, the spice market and the Fondouks.
An essential stop during the visit to the Mellah district, we will also stop at the Jewish cemetery of Miâara, the largest Jewish cemetery in Morocco, with nearly 20,000 graves and which bears witness to the long history of the Jewish community in Marrakech.
Over 500 years old, this vast space contains tombs with a simple appearance and varying sizes, dating from several centuries as well as a few years. The cemetery contains graves of venerated rabbis as well as many anonymous graves, testimony of the epidemics that raged in the city forcing a rapid burial of the bodies.
After leaving the jewish cemetery, we further explore the Mellah and head for Salat Alzama synagogue built by Spanish Jews after their expulsion from Spain.
After the visit to the synagogue, we then proceed to the Bahia palace to discover several grand halls, gardens, and the harem quarter.
Lunch at Kosher restaurant owned and run by a local Jewish family
In the afternoon, we will go for a stroll in the medina and souks to discover craftsmen workshops to learn about traditional Moroccan crafts. We will wind our way through the serpentine labyrinth of the spice-filled air of the bustling souk, unchanged for over 1000 years, where you’ll discover the best of traditional Moroccan craftsmanship.
We will stop in Jemaa El Fna Square, where delectable fare is grilled over coals in the bustling torch-lit open-air markets. Mystical snake charmers, hustlers, and mischievous monkeys are part of the nightly drama unfolding as Berber acrobats, fortune tellers, musicians, and engaging storytellers seduce rapt crowds
Hotel drop off
At your hotel
transportation fee (you and the guide), lunch, dinner, entrance fee
I can go on a long day walk
I can take you trekking in the Atlas mountains
I can also drive and take you on my vehicle for a long drive.
Available all week days