Eat, taste and cook like a local on this trip to the heart of Morocco.
Clear your plate for flavour-filled Morocco, where Berber, Arabic and European influences mix to create an adventurous culinary cocktail. Follow the smell of food through mesmerising markets and master recipes taught by those that know them best. Grab street food from a souq and share traditional meals in local homes. Take a handful of bustling medinas, mix with a dash of sea and season with fresh local produce, all drizzled with warm Moroccan hospitality for an adventure that will linger long on the tongue and in the memory.
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Discover the wide world of bread, from Khobz to msmen and tafournout to simit, that forms an essential part of every Moroccan meal. Hollowed out khobz filled with boiled eggs, salt and a good dose of ras el hanout will be your new favourite breakfast
Brush shoulders with locals while you all feast on freshly grilled sardines purchased from the port fish souk in Essaouira
Enjoy traditional Berber food and hospitality with a local family up in the High Atlas Mountains, overlooking the crowning peaks in the distance
Soak up what could be the quintessential smell of Morocco as you watch ras el hanout being freshly ground in a Marrakech spice souk
Eat mechoui (slow roasted lamb), that’s deliciously falling-apart after being cooked in a pit beneath the floor, while looking over market stalls in the incredible Djemma el Fna
On Day 5, there is a 7 hour train ride from Fes to Marrakech. This is an ideal opportunity to enjoy a break from the bustle of the city and get to know your fellow travellers.
You will visit an Argan oil co-op on way to Essaouira. This is a very interesting stop, but sometimes the sales pitch can be pretty strong. It’s worth bearing in mind that these co-ops do a lot to support the local women of the region, but you are of course under no obligation to buy anything.
The walk in the High Atlas to the homestay on Day 7 is approximately 1.5 hours, with a gently ascending gradient. An average level of fitness is required.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
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A Single Supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information.
The price of the Single Supplement doesn't include the following nights where single rooms may not be available. If a single supplement room becomes available at check-in for these nights, there may be the option for you to upgrade to a single room and pay the surcharge locally for that night:
Day 2: Moulay Idriss
Day 7: Around
Our Morocco Real Food Adventure trips score an average of 4.62 out of 5 based on 60 reviews in the last year.
I appreciate Intrepid's emphasis on sustainable travel, supporting non-profit organizations and co-ops, and experiencing Morocco with local community members. The Real Food Adventure itinerary provides an opportunity learn about Moroccan food and customs while traveling to different places in Morocco that aren't necessarily part of a typical tourist's itinerary.
Review submitted 15 Sep 2017
If you are into food, vibe and awesome sights then this is the trip for you! A fair amount of daily walking makes for awesome meals! Do it - you won't be sad!
Review submitted 25 Aug 2017