Senior Travel in Marrakesh

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Marrakesh is an intrinsically exotic and historical Moroccan land that has recently acquired a split personality, caught between ancient cultural legacy and modern development. The conventional persona and vintage appeal of the town make it a very popular destination for senior travel in Africa. Here is a comprehensive guide for senior travelers to enjoy a great heritage vacation in Marrakesh.

Djemaa El Fna

Visitors just can’t overlook the historically consuming character of the Djemaa El Fna, the most bustling old square in town. It houses innumerable ancient sites, old structures and architectural wonders. Here, you'll find large, traditional Moroccan homes, the religiously significant Koutoubia Mosque, the Dar Si Sid Museum and a plethora of stalls selling authentic local cuisine. The best time to enjoy the magnetism of the destination is at night, when the square virtually dazzles with street-side performers, magicians, story-tellers and a cacophony of drum beats. Senior visitors can savor the true essence of Morocco’s enthusiastic and colorful culture at this spot.

La Maison Arabe Cooking Workshop and Medina

This is one of the favorite activities of gourmet-savvy seniors, who love to learn about the culture of various regions through its cuisine. The La Maison Arabe Cooking Workshop held in the premises of a hotel-owned property at the Medina is a fantastic idea for learning the fine art of whipping up an exotic Moroccan meal. There are expert chefs showcasing their culinary skills and sharing super ideas, techniques and trade secrets with students to help them put together full-bodied local fare. The class lasts for about half the day post which senior travelers can go about discovering the ancient Medina and its interesting historical sites.

Saadian Tombs

The Saadian Tomb, located at Rue de la Kasbah is an interesting heritage site that sketches fascinating accounts of the splendor of the local Saadian royalty. The tombs are embellished with traditional Moroccan mosaics.  

Les Bains de Marrakech

This is the best place for senior visitors to relax their strained nerves. The Les Bains de Marrakesh recreates the experience of royal grooming complete with a soothing massage and a hammam bath with fancy trimmings like rose petals, perfumed water and floating candles.

Royal Palaces

A visit to Marrakesh is incomplete without a trip to its royal palaces that were once the nucleus of major cultural events and extravagant functions in town. The El Bhia Palace features a huge courtyard with a nice garden and the El Badi Palace is nestled amidst ruins of an ancient site with secret pathways.

Marrakesh is a senior traveler’s delight with its elderly friendly features and a host of heritage attractions that are particularly appealing to senior traveler’s sensibilities. There are ancient tombs, palaces, ruins, old town squares and heritage monuments along with fancy hammam bath spas and Moroccan cooking classes.

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