Senior Morocco Tour
Senior Morocco Tour Description:
Senior Morocco tour is a private trip for senior travelers in which they will be treated with respect and patience in private transportation with professional and knowledgeable tour guides and drivers.
Senior Morocco Tour Highlights:
- Exploring the beauty of the interior and exterior architecture of Hassan II mosque in Casablanca and Rabat
- Discover Roman Ruins and Ancient Empires of Volubilis.
- Enjoy the splendid landscapes of the high Atlas Mountains.
- Explore the heritage village of Ait Ben Haddou and Kasbah of Taourirt.
- Explore the splendid landscapes of Dades valleys and the wonderful gorges of Todra.
- Experience camel riding over the impressive dunes of Erg Chebbi and spend night in nomadic tent.
- Celebrate the New Year eve in Sahara desert & enjoy the fantasy experience!
- Explore the old medina of Marrakech such as the famous Marjorelle Garend and old palaces.
- See the outstanding views of the Atlantic coast in Essaouira.
- The imperial cities and the beautiful blue town of the north ‘’Chefchaouen’’
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Senior Morocco Tour Details:
1st day: Casablanca Airport – Hassan 2 Mosque – Rabat
Your driver guide will be picking you up from Casablanca Airport upon your arrival and begin your senior Morocco tour by driving towards Hassan 2 Mosque for 45 minutes visit, The Hassan II Mosque or Grande Mosque Hassan II is a mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. It is the largest mosque in Morocco, the second largest in Africa, and the 5th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world’s tallest at 210 meters.
After your visit is done, If time allows a break at Ricks Cafe will be schedule before you drive you to Rabat you’ll spend your first night of the journey.
2nd day: Rabat- Rabat City Tour – Chefchaouen
After breakfast, Your Rabat city tour will begin by visiting Hassan tower and Mausoleum of Mohammed V & his son Hassan ll -former king and father of the current King. The 12th Century Kasbah Udayah: a departure point for armies leaving to conquest Spain, in the 18th century, a gathering of pirates who used to capture ships. Later we will drive to the north of Morocco through the Rif Mountains, arriving at Chefchaouen. A typical blue town by the mountains. The evening will be dedicated to exploring the simply but beautiful city of Chefchaouen where everything is set dramatically against the mountains. Things to see among many are the blue-tinted houses and cobbled streets with mountainous backdrop which create a photographic setting. Spend the night in a riad/Hotel.
3rd day: Chefchaouen – Meknes & Volubilis – Fes
After your breakfast in the riad/Hotel, our journey will start towards volubilis, then driving forth via Wazzan and other rif villages Volubilis embodies the roman ruins and presents a unique archaeological site of Moroccan history, after the visit of the ruins we will shift our way to Meknes city, an imperial city in the 17th century, where we will hang around the historical huge walls of the medina, bab el mansour. Then we continue to Fes.
4th day: Fes – Fes City Tour – Fes
After breakfast a cultural tour is waiting you through the intellectual capital of Fez which was considered Mecca of the west and Athena of Africa.It is the biggest city of the country after Casablanca with a population of approximately 1 million.This city is a the former capital and one of the country’s four imperial cities. Fez comprises three distinct parts, Fez el Bali which is the oldest part surrounded by a big wall, where are more than 9000 narrow streets and allies. Fez-Jdid or the new Fes, home of the Mellah the Jewish quarter and the Ville Nouvelle the newest section of Fez created during the French occupation.
Fez el Bali is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its medina is the largest in the world. Among its narrow streets and allies, the oldest university in the world is located; The University of Al-Karaouine, founded in AD 859. This University is still operating nowadays.
5th day: Fes – Ifrane & Azrou- Midelt
Pick you up from your Riad/Hotel, Airport and drive towards the Middle Atlas. We will make a stop for drinks at the city of Ifran, the so called Switzerland of Morocco as it has a notable European style. The city is a sky resort, thus it is a great destination for skiing lovers during winter. Continue to Ifran to see the Barbarian Apes in the Cedar forest before heading to Midelt via the middle Atlas while stopping for photos where it’s necessary.
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6th day: Midelt – Ziz Valley – Sahara Desert
After breakfast, depart to the Sahara desert of Merzouga via Errachidia along the splendid Ziz valley and the spectacular views of the Middle Atlas. You will see how the sceneries change to reflect indications of the desert as we advance towards Errachidia city, then to Erfoud that’s located about 50 Km before Merzouga and is considered to be the gate to the desert. Arrive to Merzouga and your camel trekking tour starts to your Berber tented camp in the Middle of the dunes, Where you will be spending the night with some Berber music rhythms under Millions of stars.
7th day: Merzouga – Sahara Desert Exploration
Wake up early to watch the sunrise from the top of the dunes then have breakfast in your camp before trekking back to meet your driver for a full day in the Sahara Desert to explore the Desert features, First You’ll move to neighboring Berber village of the Sahara, called Khamlia, to listen and watch the Gnaoua music performed by local bands. Continue through to see the nomads of the desert under their tents. Then we will drive offroad to experience the wonderful Sahara sceneries. In the evening you’ll be back to your hotel where you’ll have free afternoon to chill out near the pool or ride Quads over Erg Chebbi Dunes..
8th day: Sahara Desert – Archeological Tour – Rissani Authentic Market
After breakfast we still have another day in the Sahara desert area which will begin visiting Touaz village to explore some prehistorian archaeological engravings. Then we will go to Rissani, known in the past as Siljimassa, as it used to be an imperial town earlier than Fes. it was also deemed as an important point for trade caravans routes of Mali and Niger, who carried spices and slaves. We will take a look to the famous gate, the ancient palaces and the vibrant souk. At lunch, we will have one of the city’s specialities, the saharian pizza. later, we visit the fossils exhibition and return to your hotel.
9th day: Sahara Desert – Todra Gorges – Dades Valley
After breakfast, as you start traveling to Erfoud, you set out behind the High Atlas Mountains on route to the Todra Gorges, passing by typical villages along the way. You will take a walk up in the towering Todra Gorges (985 feet high). The picturesque river valleys make for a beautiful journey towards the southeast of Morocco. Then continue your journey towards another impressive Gorges and valley of Dades passing by strange rock creations of Tamnalt Hills. Overnight in Hotel in Dades Valley.
10th day: Dades Gorges – Rose Valley – Ouarzazate
After breakfast in the hotel we’ll drive through the Dades Valley towards Kalaa M’gouna and Ouarzazat. The route through Dades Valley is the way of the thousand kasbahs – providing numerous opportunities to take some of your best photographic shots of the trip. We’ll stop at Kalaa Mgouna, “the rose city”, to purchase the rosewater and perfums if interested, which will make your linen smell good a long time after your trip is over. Continue to Skoura and the dirds valley; visit the Kasbah Ameridil, a well-preserved kasbah in this area. After lunch, you will have some time for hiking within the valley and then continue to Ouarzazate – “the Hollywood of Africa”- whose geography and beautiful landscapes have attracted many world class movie producers and spend your night there.
11th day: Ouarzazate – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
After breakfast, We will visit the kasbah of Ait Behadou, a group of earthen buildings surrounded by high walls, is a traditional pre-Saharan habitat. The houses crowd together within the defensive walls, which are reinforced by corner towers. This Ait Benhaddou Kasbah UNESCO known as big movie set for famous and historical movies such as Gladiator, Lawrance of Arabia, Prince of Persia and recenlty Game of Thrones serie.
Lunch will be planned somewhere near the Kasbah before you drive through the high atlas mountains in Tizi n’Tichka (2260 meters) with its beautiful landscapes. Arriving to Marrakech at the evening, drop you in your Riad.
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12th day: Marrakech – Marrakech Medina City Tour
A Full guided tour will be scheduled to discover Marrakesh, Tourist Number 1 destination in Morocco, known as the “Red City”. Marrakesh is the most important former imperial city in Morocco’s history, it is situated near the foothills of the high Atlas Mountain. Similarly to other old towns, Marrakech comprises both an old fortified city The Medina and a very modern city called Gueliz built during the French occupation. Marrakesh has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and the world, Djemaa el Fna. The square is full of energy and vibes, where story-tellers, water sellers, dancers, snakes charmers and musicians perform in open air. During the night the square turns into a huge chain restaurant.
During our guided city tour, we will see The Koutoubia Mosque, built in the 12th century in the reign of Almoravid Dynasty. We will go among narrow streets and allies in the medina. We pass by “seven saints” during the reign of Moulay Ismail, the festival of the seven saints was founded to the request of the Sultan. The tombs of several renowned figures were moved to Marrakesh to attract pilgrims.
13th day: Marrakech – Free day in Marrakech
Today will be a relax day, for guests who are interested in Cooking class, we can arrange it for them.
14th day: Marrakech – Essaouira
After breakfast at your riad or hotel, We head to Essaouira, one of the attractive cities in Morocco about 167Km from Marrakech, Enjoying natural views in the way to this beautiful city on the atlantic. You have the opportunity to visit an Argan Cooperative on the way as the the region is known for argan oil. See how women in the Cooperative work hardly and with enthusiasm to get the oil from the Aran nuts to make cosmetics or delicious oil for food. You will discover an operation that requires some time and efforts from the women involved.We will Visit the sea-side town, the old town which is surrounded by medieval walls, with a castle standing at their Southern edge. Its white-washed and blue-shuttered houses give it a gorgeous look.Take a stroll in its amusing narrow streets exploring the ancient French and Portuguese architecture. The Midina of Essouira or Magador as it was called is a 18th century fortified city is recognized by the UNESCO as world heritage.
We will have lunch in a very special place, at the fish-grill cafes overlooking the sea. This is one of the Moroccan Port.
After having lunch while enjoying the sea waves, we’ll visit Orson Welles’ Square; the place is a reminder of Othello, the film which was based on Shakespeare’s story of the ill-fated Moor of Venice. And in general Essouira is a reminder of history of Portegues, spain and England.
Overnight in a hotel in Essaouira.
15th day: Essaouira – Free day – Essaouira
Free day to explore Essaouira on your own
16th day: Essaouira – Transfer to Casablanca Airport
After having breakfast, we transfer to Casablanca for your return flight. We would kindly ask for the date of your flight so that we adjust our time and arrive conveniently. See you off in the airport, and wishing you a nice return flight. Ends of our services.
Inclusions & Exclusions of Morocco discovery Tour:
- A comfy and private SUV or Van with fuel costs during the journey.
- An English Speaking driver.
- One night in Rabat on BB
- One night in Chefchaouen on BB
- Two nights in Fes on BB
- One night in Midelt on HB
- Three nights in Sahara Desert on HB
- One night in Dades Valley on HB
- One night in Ouarzazate on HB
- Three nights in Marrakech on BB
- Two nights in Essaouira on BB
- Camel Trekking in Erg Chebbi Dunes.
- Full day trip in Merzouga to explore the nomad’s life.
- Local guides to discover the old medina of Fez and Marrakech.
- Airport Arrivals and Departs.
- Water during the trip
- Lunches, Drinks, Snacks, Entrances’ & flights..
- Driver tips