The Great Kosher Tour to Morocco & the Sahara desert Lavish Secret Escapes

15 days tour

THE GREAT KOSHER TOUR: A LAVISH SECRET ESCAPE TO MOROCCO AND THE SAHARA DESERT

DECEMBER 9TH – DECEMBER 23RD, 2019

A one in a lifetime Kosher getaway to the most breath-taking and luxurious hidden escapes in Morocco. Allow yourselves to experience the most high-end Villa and Hotels in Morocco with the most exclusive Kosher cuisine on offer. A visit to the astonishing sightseeing and experiences in this culturally rich country; from Glamping to camel riding with authentic entertainment and a relaxing atmosphere. A tour that one cannot forget.

Day 1

DECEMBER 9th (Monday):
Arriving at Marrakesh

Overnight – Private Luxury Villa, Palmeraie Marrakesh http://ezzahra-morocco.com/ 

Transfer to our private villa, for a relaxing afternoon, followed by an authentic Moroccan Dinner

 

Day 2 

DECEMBER 10th (Tuesday):
FULL DAY RELAX EXPLORING ESSAOUIRA

Overnight – Private Luxury Villa, Palmeraie Marrakesh      http://ezzahra-morocco.com/

A  2-hour drive from Marrakesh will bring us to the village/Port of Essaouira a historic fort and fishing port.  It is known as one of the most popular excursions departing from the busy and bustling city of Marrakech.   Take a break and enjoy the traditional culture and character of the quiet medieval seaside town of Essaouira.  The tour picks up again as we move to the village of Chichaoua where you can stretch your legs and learn about the famous Moroccan Argan oil cooperatives and visit the Berbers market.  As we head back to the hotel you can decompress from the day’s adventure knowing you will soon be luxuriating in our villa pool and spa.  Enjoy a relaxing dinner and look forward to another exciting day ahead!

Day 3

DECEMBER 11th (WEDNESDAY) :
MARRAKESH

Overnight – Private Luxury villa, Palmeraie Marrakesh   http://ezzahra-morocco.com/

Today after a typical Moroccan breakfast you will get to discover the old city of the Magical city of Marrakesh:  Old and New  Marrakech is two cities in one.  First you will notice the old city of the Medina, comprised of intertwining narrow passageways and charming little shops where you can buy meaningful trinkets and souvenirs.  Here you will also find the former Jewish Quarter of the Melah which really captures the original and historic vibrance of Jewish society in Marrakesh.  Take in the Lazema Synagogue which is the main synagogue in Marrakesh and one of the only ones open to the public today.  Explore the remnants of Jewish communal buildings and soak in the history of the Jewish culture of Marrakesh.  Take photographs of the brilliant Bahaia Palace, one of the major masterpieces of Moroccan architecture. In the late afternoon we will head back to the villa to prepare for an authentic Dinner.

Day 4

DECEMBER 12th (THURSDAY) : TOUR OF THE FOUR VALLEYS

Overnight – Private Luxury Villa, Palmeraie Marrakesh    http://ezzahra-morocco.com/

Today we will drive to the Atlas Mountains and visit the 4 valleys that make the region famous:  Ourika Valley,  Asni Valley,  Sidi Fares Valley and Oukaimeden Valley. You’ll also experience traditional Berber culture as well as a hike in the nature. We will be back in our villa just before Dinner.

Day 5

DECEMBER 13th (FRIDAY): MARRAKESH

Overnight – Private Luxury Villa, Palmeraie Marrakesh http://ezzahra-morocco.com/

This morning we will have the opportunity to visit the Gardens and the Museum of Yves San Laurent – A place full of magic and inspiration. After lunch you will have a chance to go back to the Shuk (market) and continue your shopping or just enjoy the colors and atmosphere. Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner in our private estate.

Day 6

DECEMBER 14th (SATURDAY): SHABBAT

Overnight – Private Luxury Villa, Palmeraie Marrakesh http://ezzahra-morocco.com/

Shabbat will be a day of relaxing, sleeping, eating and lying by the pool and an evening visit to the busy and Magical Square of “Jemma El Fna.”  Jemma El Fna is the main square of Marrakesh; you will be delighted by everything it offers from snake charmers to acrobats – from musicians to artists. You will be mesmerized by a unique experience that you will never forget.

Day 7

DECEMBER 15th (SUNDAY) : Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate

(196 km about 4 hr drive)

Overnight – 5* Berber Palace Hotel Ouarzazate http://www.hotel-berberepalace.com/

Today we start our exciting Journey to the Sahara Desert! Each couple will have his own luxurious 4X4 Jeep for the next 3 days. The journey will take us across the Tizi n Tichka Pass, one of the mountain passes of the High Atlas peaks, over 2100 meters above sea level, on our way to the ancient village of Ait Benhaddou. This fortified yet charming Moroccan village was declared amongst the country’s eight world heritage sites. Continuing on, we visit the Kasbah of Taourite, a beautiful and well-preserved construction that houses many heroic statues and is home to a unique cinematographic arts museum. After a full day of activities, you will be grateful to arrive back at our beautiful hotel for a very special dinner.

Day 8

DECEMBER 16th (MonDay) : Tour through Todra Gorge, Tamtouchte, and Imlilchil followed by a night at Our Private Sahara Luxury Camp

(369 km about 5.30 hrs drive)

Overnight – Sahara Luxury Camp – Sahara Desert

On our second adventure to the Sahara, we will drive to the Todra Gorge, and up to the villages of Ait Hani, Tamtouchte and Imlilchil. Experience the awe inspiring Todra Gorge with its impressive cliffs rising dramatically up to 300mtrs and divided by the narrowest of corridors.   After a leisurely lunch we will make our way to Marzuga, where we will climb into our 4X4 jeeps.  We’ll cross the dunes and admire the beautiful landscapes of the Sahara Desert.Come nightfall, you’ll be enveloped by a traditional desert welcome, taking lodging in a rustic Berber tent.  Here you’ll spend the night. Take in the desert silence of your private luxury tent and maybe highlight your trip with a sunset camel ride.  Let the adventurer in you go dune sand boarding, an experience you will find almost nowhere else on Earth.  enjoy an authentic and classical Kosher Moroccan dinner around the campfire with traditional music and engage with your fellow travelers in a percussion circle before falling asleep under a blanket of Moroccan stars.

Day 9

December 17th (Tuesday): This morning we will start making our long drive back to Fez

(470 km about 7 hr. drive)

Overnight – 5* Hotel Sahrai or Riad Fez  https://riadfes.com/

Before breakfast we will ride on our camels for a brisk ride to the high dunes.  Here we will watch a breathtaking Sunrise and appreciate the blessings of a New day. We will return to camp for a proper Desert Breakfast. We’ll climb back into our 4X4 jeeps and make our way back to civilization so we can make our way to Fez.  Arriving to another of our beautiful Hotels and this time in mystical Fez. Freshen up and a wonderful dinner will be waiting for us to be served.

Day 10

December 18th (Wednesday):  Fez

Overnight – 5* Hotel Sahrai or Riad Fez Fez https://riadfes.com/

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. Once a thriving community of some 22,000 Jews in 1947, there are less than 100 Jews today.   The city, however, is still rich in Jewish memories, Synagogues and a Jewish Cemetery. We will visit the two Synagogues and the Mikveh, we will also take a walking tour through the magnificent Jewish Cemetery, where many big Tzadikim are buried, and to this day thousands of pilgrimages visit Jewish and Muslim. A walking tour in the Medina and the Kasbah will follow where you will be able to enjoy the smells, colors and atmosphere of this wonderful city of Fez.

Day 11

December 19th (Thursday):  Volabilis, Meknez and Free time in Fez Market

Overnight – 5* Hotel Sahrai or Riad Fez Fez https://riadfes.com/

This morning we will explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Roman city of Volubilis, one of the finest Roman basilicas in Africa and well known for its vibrantly colored floor mosaics.  Our next visit will be to the Imperial City of Meknes. We will visit the Jewish Quarter and the amazing ruins of the famous horse stables of the king, then returning to Fez for a free afternoon in the famous market.

Day 12

December 20th (Friday):  Rabat and Casablanca

Overnight – 5* Hotel Sahrai or Riad Fez Fez  http://www.hotel-berberepalace.com/

After breakfast we will leave fez behind and make our way to Rabat, the Capital of Morocco. We will Visit the Kasbah and the Mausoleum of Muhammad the V, before continuing to our Hotel in Casablanca.We will make a short stop for you to admire the biggest Shopping Mall in Africa.Kabbalat Shabbat and Dinner will be served in our Hotel.

Day 13

December 21 : Shabbat – Casablanca

Overnight – Four Season Hotel Casablanca https://www.fourseasons.com/casablanca/

A day to relax, eat, pray and enjoy our hotel that’s located on the beach.  After Shabbat we will go to one of Casablanca’s famous night Clubs for a drink.

Day 14

December 22nd (Sunday):  Casablanca

Overnight – Four Season Hotel Casablanca  https://www.fourseasons.com/casablanca/

Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco and serves as the country’s financial capital.  Home to over 3,000 Jews, Casablanca holds Morocco’s largest Jewish community. Start the day with a short visit to the Mosque of Hassan II, the largest Mosque in Africa. Continue to the Jewish Museum of Casablanca, where you’ll be delighted to admire over 700 square meters of religious and artistic renderings of the history of Jewish Morocco.  We will then enjoy a fabulous lunch in an authentic and classical Kosher restaurant, we will then visit one of the Synagogues and meet some locals of the Jewish community.  Our last dinner together will be in one of Casablanca’s Kosher restaurant.

Day 15

December 23rd (Monday): Transfer to the Airport

After Breakfast we will have a transfer to the airport.

Recommended flight:

Arriving flight: December 8th 2019, American Airlines: 18:55 JFK – 8:10 Madrid, 10:10 Madrid – 12:10 Marrakesh

Departure flight: December 23rd 2019, American Airline:13:05 CMN Casablanca Mohamed V. 14:45 Madrid 16:20 Madrid – 19:05 JFK.

The price Includes:

• All accommodation costs 5* Luxury
• Kosher, Casablanca Beit Din, with a SHOMER on board
• Breakfasts, light lunches and full evening meals with wines
• All land transport costs in Bus and 4X4 Luxury Cars
• Entrance fee to the monuments specified in the itinerary and all activities
• Local English-speaking guide
• Aya Massias as tour Leader

Costs not included:

  • International flights
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for local service providers. $220 will be collected at the beginning of the trip

All clients should be aware that while all efforts are made to avoid any problems before, during or after your trip, Yaya Food and Travel carries no insurance for your health or luggage. While using the services only of registered suppliers, we recommend that you purchase fully comprehensive travel insurance, to include cancellation, as Yaya Food and Travel cannot be held liable for any mishaps during your stay.

Price:

$8800 Per Person

Max of 14 people (based on a shared room)

The price for this tour- 15 days, Full Board Kosher in the hotel as mentioned.

Single Supplement $2600