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 with the locals. Take a handful of bustling souqs, 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.
Discover the wide world of bread, from Khobz to msmen to tafournout to simit and beyond, 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 that morning
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 heart of the medina
Day 5 involves a long day of travel as you journey from Fes to Aroumd. It’s more than worth it though as the High Atlas Mountains are full of stunning scenery and warm hospitality.
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 is around 2 hours long, and the gradient is pretty gentle and easy. An average level of fitness is required.
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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 5: High Atlas
Our Real Food Adventure - Morocco trips score an average of 4.61 out of 5 based on 56 reviews in the last year.
I would advise other interested travellers that this tour is ideal for those wanting to experience the food and culture of Morocco at an "adventure" level, which is quite different from European or American escorted tours.
Review submitted 16 Jun 2017
Intrepid tours are small and more enjoyable in the fact that you are not waiting around for large numbers of tourists to regroup and the buses are smaller. You get to socialize more with smaller groups and the guide can talk to you more without having to wait your turn or miss out. I wouldn't recommend a food tour to vegetarians as the markets can be a bit uncomfortable for them. A great all round tour and most enjoyable, especially the mountains and the wonderful Roman ruins we encountered.
Review submitted 15 Jun 2017