Magical Morocco: A Journey of Cultural, Ethnic, Geographical & Spiritual Diversity | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Magical Morocco: A Journey of Cultural, Ethnic, Geographical & Spiritual Diversity

March 6 - 22, 2021

From seaside to mountain-top to desert; from historical sites to modern wonders; from natural to man-made beauty; with a rich history of Berbers, Arabs, Christians & Jews

Morocco has it all!

 Spend 17-days/16-nights in this marvelous, magical North African land. So different from most Arab-dominant countries, Morocco has its own unique, fascinating culture – a blend of indigenous Berber, Arabian, Sub-Saharan African & European influences. In fact, ethnically speaking, though Morocco is composed mainly of Berbers & Arabs, some are descendants of Jewish refugees from Spain and Portugal who fled during the Inquisition to be welcomed by the Moroccans – an encouraging mix of ethnicities, cultures and spiritualities peacefully living together!

 Explore bustling imperial cities (Fes, Meknes & Marrakech). Experience ocean-side towns (Tangier, Essaouira). Stay in a charming hillside retreat (Chefchaouen) and in the mountain region (Dades). Camp (if you like) among dunes at the edge of the Sahara Desert (Merzouga). Enjoy “off the path” locales (Taroudant). Even stop in a nomadic home for a cup of tea.

 Visit several UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Archaeological site of Volubilis, the historic city of Meknes, the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, the old Medinas of Essaouira, Fes & Marrakesh.

 Marvel at the natural beauty of the Atlas mountains, the majesty of the Todgha Gorge, the serenity of the graceful sand dunes at the Sahara’s edge.

 Discover the traditions of hand-made beauty – stunning handicrafts still being made with pride! Meet craftsman engaged in ceramics, mosaics, metalworking, fabric weaving, rug making, wood working and more!

 Learn about indigenous products such as rose oil, supplied to the French perfume industry; Argan oil – the wonder of the beauty & cosmetic industries; Saffron – the world’s most expensive spice, and more!

 
With a rich itinerary of traditional and “off the beaten path” sites and experiences,

this exciting journey is not to be missed!

 
This highly-anticipated trip is expected to sell out quickly. Reserve your spot(s) today!

Contact Joanne Greene at 415-444-8066 or jgreene@marinjcc.org,
or
James Sokol at 415-444-8018 or jsokol@marinjcc.org