Thanksgiving 20-27 November 2023
7 Nights & 8 Days
Casablanca - Meknes Fez - Rabat - Marrakesh
- The Mellah of Casablanca
- The famous Thursday Gate at Meknes
- The leather dyeing pools of Fes
- The Oudaya Gardens in Rabat
- Marrakech famous night bazar
- Camel ride in Agafay desert
- Small exclusive group
Once again, Gaya Tours and its team is inviting you to join us on a wonderful journey of sites sounds colors and fragrances.
Come join us as we explore the wonderful and magical land of Morocco with its rich Jewish history, its mesmerizing culture and wonderful people.
Travel the Gaya way, in style, luxury and gourmet cuisine.
Top hotels, delicious food, the very best excursions, and most wonderful guides.
Please explore with us the following itinerary and get excited;
DAY 1: MONDAY 20th NOVEMBER - CASABLANCA
After landing in Casablanca you will be welcomes by our staff at the airport and transferred to the hotel. You will be checking-in at the 5* Le Casablanca Hotel.
Upon arrival, enjoy a delightful brunch.
We will then embark on a visit to the economic city, starting with a panoramic tour of Casablanca and its diverse neighbourhoods, followed by a guided visit to the Museum of the Jews of Morocco. Later, we will explore the Mellah (the Jewish Quarter) and visit the synagogues of Beth El and Neve Shalom.
We will conclude our day with a lavish gala dinner.
DAY 2: TUESDAY 21st NOVEMBER - MEKNES
After breakfast, we will journey to Meknes, known as the Moroccan Versailles. Meknes was founded at the end of the 17th century by Moulay Ismail and still bears evidence of Jewish presence, including Hebraic epitaphs dating from the Christian era and Greek inscriptions found in local synagogues. We will visit the bustling old Mellah, where eight of its eleven synagogues still serve congregations. During the visit, we will also explore Bab Mansour, the Meknes Stables, Hedim Square, Thursday Gate, and the mosque of Moulay Ismail. Afterward, we will depart for Fes where we will be staying at the beautiful 5* Marriott Jnan Palace hotel in Fes.
DAY 3: WEDNESDAY 22nd NOVEMBER - FES
Fes, the most extensive medieval city in the Arab world and a historic home for Jewish scholars and rabbis.
We will start this day with a visit to the Mellah (Jewish Quarter) of Fez, including the Tomb of Solica, and take a Fes Jewish Heritage Tour. We will also explore the historic city and other famous sites in the fantastic city of Fes, such as the beautifully colourful leather tanneries.
DAY 4: THURSDAY 23rd NOVEMBER – RABAT
Refreshed rested and well fed, we will depart for Marrakesh, the "red city," via Rabat. We will be visiting Rabat, the capital of Morocco, including the Mausoleum of Mohamed V (the king who protected the Moroccan Jewish community) and the Oudaya Gardens.
Continuing our journey, we will arrive in Marrakesh, check in at the hotel, the 5* Naoura Barriere, and enjoy a walking tour of the medina, exploring the famous Night Market.
DAY 5: FRIDAY 24rd NOVEMBER – MARRAKECH
Starting early, we will delve into the world of Jewish Marrakesh. We will visit the Mellah with its synagogues, including the Negidim Synagogue built at the end of the 19th century, the synagogue of Salat el Alzama, built at the turn of the century, and the Old Rampart of the Mellah.
In the afternoon, we will return to the hotel to prepare for Shabbat and attend services at Laazama Synagogue. Shabbat dinner will be served, and we will stay overnight in Marrakesh at our hotel.
DAY 6: SHABBAT 25rd NOVEMBER – MARRAKECH
We will spend a wonderful and memorable Shabbat in Marrakesh and enjoy a walking tour of the city.
DAY 7: SUNDAY 26rd NOVEMBER – MARRAKECH
After breakfast, we will depart for the Berber village of Ourika to experience the Berber way of life. Passing through the Vallée d'Ourika and visit Aghbalou, an old Berber Jewish sanctuary and synagogue. Here, we will find the tomb of tzaddik Rabbi Shlomo Bel Hansh, which is the site of one of the largest pilgrimages in Morocco.
Returning to Marrakesh we will visit the Bahia Palace, the beautiful Majorelle Gardens, and have a chance to meet a local herbalist.
Finishing the tour with the famous Gaya flair, we will take a short ride into the dessert, to a place called Agafay, where we will enjoy activities such as camel and ATV rides, followed by a lavish authentic outdoor barbecue dinner.
DAY 8: MONDAY 27rd NOVEMBER
This morning we will either transfer to Casablanca airport by bus or Flights via Marrakech. This concludes our magical tour.
- Luxury 5* accommodations
- All tours and excursions
- Full board, Glatt Kosher Gourmet cuisine
- Full-time Mashgiach
- Luxury Bus
- English Speaking Guide
- Daily minyan and Sefer Torah
Price does not include:
- International flights
- Visa’s if needed
- Insurance (Health and/or cancellation)
Glatt Kosher, Pas Yisroel & Cholov Yisroel, under the Hashgacha and constant Supervision of Rabbi Michael Ohayon.
Travel in a comfortable, fully air-conditioned luxury bus while enjoying your tour. All our tours are led by English-speaking expert guides.
RATES & DETAILS:
The price per person in a double room is from $7000
Suites upgrades are available.
Single supplements apply.
Rates & Details
The price per person in a double room is from $7000
- Suites upgrades are available.
- Single supplements apply.