Real Food Adventure - Morocco Overview

Travel to Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech on a Moroccan food adventure. Master traditional North African recipes of tajine, couscous and pastries in instructional cooking classes. Tour spice markets and souqs, and unwind in a traditional riad.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,235
      CAD $1,275
      AUD $1,250
      EUR €865
      GBP £730
      NZD $1,395
      ZAR R12,520
      CHF FR1,045
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There is an earlier version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014. View earlier Real Food Adventure - Morocco.

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Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Explore the culinary sensation of Moroccan street food and fine dining

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.

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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Casablanca, Morocco
  • Finish:

    Marrakech, Morocco
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Guesthouse (1 nt), Hotel (6 nts), Riad (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Private vehicle, Public bus, Taxi, Train
  • Included activities:

    Fes - Guided walking tour, Fes - Medina Tasting trail, Fes - Pastilla Making Cooking Class, Marrakech - Tagine Demonstration, Meknes - Guided walking tour, Meknes - Olive Oil Press Visit, Meknes - Vineyard tour & wine tasting, Moulay Idriss - Tagine Cooking Demonstration

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    128kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    USD $1,235
    CAD $1,275
    AUD $1,250
    EUR €865
    GBP £730
    NZD $1,395
    ZAR R12,520
    CHF FR1,045
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $123
    CAD $127
    AUD $125
    EUR €86
    GBP £73
    NZD $139
    ZAR R1,252
    CHF FR104
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Day 1 Casablanca

Modelled after Marseille in France, the bustling port city of Casablanca is now the undisputed economic capital of Morocco, with one of Africa's largest ports. The architectural style of the city is curious - famous for its art deco French-colonial buildings and Mauresque governmental institutions, an old medina and the phenomenal modern-day masterpiece, the Hassan II Mosque.

Day 2 Meknes/Moulay Idriss

A relaxed city with an array of historical sites on its doorstep, Meknes has a fascinating Old Town and wonderful labyrinthine streets. The sacred pilgrimage town of Moulay Idriss is a wonder to explore as the faithful gather to pay homage to the founding father of Islam in Morocco at the 8th-century mausoleum.

Days 3-4 Fes

Descending into the labyrinthine alleyways of the Medina is like taking a giant step back to the Middle Ages. Preserved by the French for its historical value, this preservation also led to the decline of the city's importance, as both government and financial centres were set up elsewhere in the country. With the Jewish population moving away in 1956, and too many rural poor moving in for it to handle, this ancient centre of learning is only a shell of what it used to be. Still, it remains a fascinating living museum where getting lost is half the fun.

Days 5-6 Marrakech

Marrakech is a feast for the senses. Be enticed by the alluring scents and brilliant colours of the spice markets, the sounds of the musicians, the rich folds of carpets, delectable foods, acrobats and perfumed gardens.

Days 7-8 Essaouira

A seaside town with undeniable charm, Essaouira's stone ramparts play host to whitewashed houses with bright blue shutters, art galleries and a picturesque harbour.

Days 9-10 Marrakech

Explore the amazing Medina and the seemingly endless mosaic of souqs. Each is devoted to a separate trade: pottery, woodwork, copper, leather, carpets and spices. A wander amongst them is a sensory delight.
    • 10
    • XMZF
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,235
      CAD $1,275
      AUD $1,250
      EUR €865
      GBP £730
      NZD $1,395
      ZAR R12,520
      CHF FR1,045
      *
    •  
       
       
       
       
    •  
       
       
       
       
    • Food
    • Original
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