Salaam Aleikum! Welcome to Morocco, where tasty fusions and vibrant aromas excite the senses and bring North African tradition to life. Prepare your tastebuds for a whirlwind tour of flavour sensations in this culinary melting pot, a place where Berber, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese and French cooking combine as one. With a scoop of the seaside, a sprinkle of exotic medinas and a dollop of spice markets, this is a journey best served with the warm hospitality of the Moroccan people. Mastering traditional recipes with the help of local knowledge, this trip is guaranteed to leave your tastebuds tingling for more. Experience adventurous eating in one of the most culturally diverse regions of the world.

Start
Casablanca, Morocco
Finish
Marrakech, Morocco
Countries
Morocco
Themes
Food
Code
XMZF
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
128kg pp per trip

Explore the culinary sensation of Moroccan street food and fine dining


Highlights

  • Visit the largest, most impressive mosque in Morocco, the Hassan II Mosque
  • Search for a bargain in the hustle and bustle of a traditional souq
  • Learn the art of couscous and tajine in tasty cooking demonstrations
  • Experience rich Moroccan hospitality at a local guesthouse
  • Sip on the finest wines Morocco has to offer in Meknes
  • Follow the aromas of Fes's medina on a local produce tasting trail
  • See the perfect couscous created during a cooking demonstration run by local women
  • Show off your culinary skills and master Morocco’s classic dish, the tajine
  • Explore the seaside Portuguese settlement of Essaouira while dining on the catch of the day

Itinerary

Welcome in this food adventure in Morocco with a traditional meal in the depths of the city’s rambunctious medina.
Travel by train to 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. Then it’s off Moulay Idriss for a home-cooked meal in a local guesthouse, where the art of making couscous is lovingly demonstrated.
Enjoy some wine tasting around the vineyards of Meknes, then discover the other local drop at an olive oil press. In Fes, taste your way through the labyrinth of souqs, sampling everything from pickled lemons and warm olives to almond juice and succulent dates. Learn to make a traditional pastilla (exotic meat pie) in a cooking class.
Learn the art of tajine at a unique cooking school that empowers local women. Then head into the heart of the Djemaa el fna medina to feast at the famous street food bazaar. In free time, perhaps explore the revered Koutoubia Mosque, Jardin Majorelle or Saadian tombs.
Once a Portuguese settlement, Essaouira is Morocco’s artistic seaside hub. Take a wander around the fish market and snatch up a bargain to be cooked for a tasty lunch. Tonight is a real treat – stay in a traditional riad that is a literal oasis from the bustle of the streets outside. Lounge in the central courtyard, soaking up the peace and beauty of the night.
Return to Marrakech and choose to go on an adventure through a popular spice souk with a local food guru. Celebrate the final evening of Moroccan hospitality with a feast surrounded by new friends.
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Inclusions

Meals
9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport
Private vehicle, Public bus, Taxi, Train
Accommodation
Hotel (6 nights), Riad (3 nights)
Included activites
  • Fes - Guided walking tour
  • Fes - Medina Tasting trail
  • Fes - Pastilla Cooking Class
  • Marrakech - Tagine Demonstration
  • Meknes - Guided walking tour
  • Meknes - Olive oil press visit
  • Meknes - Vineyard tour & wine tasting
  • Moulay Idriss - Home-cooked experience (including cous cous demonstration)

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Real Food Adventure - Morocco, May 2014

Real Food Adventure - Morocco, May 2014