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Real Food Adventure - Morocco Itinerary
Travel to Fes, Casablanca and Marrakech on a Moroccan food safari. Master traditional North African recipes of tajine, couscous and pastries in instructional cooking classes. Tour spice markets and souqs, and unwind in a homestay.
Days 1-2 Casablanca
This culinary experience kicks off by exploring the sights, aromas and bargains of Casablanca’s famous medinas before heading to the ornately grand Hassan II Mosque. Daytrip to Morocco’s oyster capital and visit a farm famous for their tasty crustaceans. Then head back to Casablanca for dinner at “of all the gin joints in all the towns” – Rick’s Café.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2
Day 3 Meknes/Moulay Idriss
Before there was Versailles there was Meknes, an impressive imperial fortress of nearly 50 palaces built by more than 25,000 slaves. Explore these incredible ruins with a local guide, then try a camel burger at a hole-in-the-wall eatery. Enjoy a traditional Moroccan homestay in Moulay Idriss, and help your hosts whip up Morocco's version of the meat pie for dinner.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1
Days 4-5 Fes
Enjoy some winetasting at the famous vineyards of Meknes, where 60 per cent of Moroccan wine is made. In Fes, taste your way through the labyrinth of souqs, sampling everything from pickled lemons and warm olives to almond juice and succulent dates. If the season is right, embark on a truffle tour and hunt for this elusive, expensive fungi.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2
Days 6-7 Marrakech
Grab a freshly squeezed orange juice in the Djemaa el-Fna before manoeuvring past tooth vendors and snake charmers towards the main souq, where bargaining is the name of the game. Later, watch local women demonstrate how to make traditional couscous, then explore the Koutoubia Mosque or Jardin Majorelle.
Days 8-9 Essaouira
Once a Portuguese settlement, Essaouira is Morocco’s artistic seaside hub. Unwind with a coffee in one of the many alfresco cafés before walking to the fish market and snatching up a bargain for dinner. Be shown how to make Berber whiskey, which is the local name for traditional Moroccan mint tea, and consider taking a tajine cooking class.
ACCOM: Riad - 2
Days 10-11 Marrakech
Head back to the mayhem of Marrakech. Experience the sensory overload of the main market square at night with an unforgettable outdoor feasting event that balances colourful chaos with fresh flavour, leaving every diner satisfied.
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