Morocco Real Food Adventure

12 Days | Lift the lid on Moroccan cuisine on this appetising adventure

4.8 out of 5 based on 131 reviews submitted.
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Clear your plate for flavour-filled Morocco, where Amazigh, Arabic and European influences mix to create an adventurous culinary medley. On this 12-day journey, follow the smell of food through mesmerising markets and master recipes taught by those who 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 sprinkling of spices 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.

Trip overview

Map of Morocco Real Food Adventure including Morocco
Start
Casablanca, Morocco
Finish
Marrakech, Morocco
Theme
Food
Destinations
Morocco
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
XMZF
This trip generates 39 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Get a real insight into Moroccan food with a home-cooked dinner in the ‘blue city’ of Chefchaouen. Prepared with seasonal ingredients, you’ll tuck into a dish that’s bursting with local flavour and made with love.
  • Do it yourself during hands-on cooking classes and demonstrations where you’ll learn how to make cous cous, pastilla, stuffed medfouna and local salads.
  • See behind the scenes when you meet local producers of goat’s cheese in Chefchaouen, follow tasting trails through Fes and Marrakech’s medinas and visit a women's cooperative producing Argan oil.
  • Grab a fork and dig into Morocco’s most iconic dishes – tagine, pastilla, cous cous and camel burgers await!
  • Watch the sunset from the back of a camel in the Sahara, then enjoy a homecooked dinner at your desert camp stay under the North African stars.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Morocco is a great food destination for vegetarians. With wonderful fresh produce and many delicious local dishes, you'll have a great time on this trip. For vegans we recommend reviewing the itinerary and inclusions to ensure that you will be able to fully participate and enjoy this trip. We also have many other trips to the Morocco which can accommodate a range of dietary requirements.
  • As this trip covers quite a lot of ground there are some long drives. These are excellent opportunities to get to know your fellow travellers, catch up on some reading, or simply appreciate the scenery.
  • On Days 8 and 9 you'll visit M’Goun Valley. This remote area of Morocco is an amazing place to discover on foot, but to do so you'll need a moderate level of fitness and have the relevant footwear and clothing with you. Don’t worry if trekking isn’t really your thing, there are plenty of other activities to do in the valley.
  • The weather in Morocco can be extreme. Summer temperatures can be uncomfortably hot, especially for those who aren't accustomed to the heat, so please consider carefully what time of year you travel.
  • Although you shouldn’t expect any aggressive selling techniques in Morocco, please be aware that you may be approached by shop owners and street vendors offering their goods to you on regular occasions.
  • Ramadan is an annual month-long festival, during which travel can be a rewarding cultural experience, however some regular services may not be available during the day, such as restaurants or cafes, and occasionally travel can be disrupted by events. Your leader will adjust the itinerary accordingly, but please consider this when selecting your travel dates. You’ll find dates and further information in the ‘Climate and seasonal information’ section of the Essential Trip Information.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2025 to 31 December 2025.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

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Inclusions

Meals

11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 8 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle, Train, Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights), Guesthouse (1 night), Gite (2 nights), Desert Camp (1 night)

Activities
  • Casablanca - Welcome Dinner
  • Meknes - Medina walking tour
  • Moulay Idriss - Couscous Demonstration and Dinner
  • Chefchaouen - Home-cooked Dinner
  • Chefchaouen - Goat Cheese Tasting
  • Fes - Medina Tasting Trail including Pastilla Demonstration
  • Fes - Guided walking tour
  • Midelt - Supermarket stop
  • Fes - Street food breakfast
  • Merzouga - Medfouna cooking demonstration
  • M'goun Valley - Guided Half Day Hike
  • Tichka - Argan Oil Cooperative Visit
  • Marrakech - Tasting Trail
  • Marrakech - Spiced Sand Coffee
  • Marrakech - Moroccan Salads Cooking Class
Add on activities
  • Marrakech - Medina, Palaces & Tombs Urban Adventure - MAD650
  • Marrakech - Cascades d'Ouzoud Day Tour - MAD2207
  • Marrakech - Luxury Spa Hammam & Massage - MAD750

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement exclude Day 2 (Guesthouse), Day 7 (Desert Camp) and Days 8,9 (Gite) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. While we endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. Please advise us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking so that we can ensure you’ll enjoy this trip.
3. The 31 March 2023 departure will be travelling during Ramadan. Where we are unable to provide an experience, due to Ramadan closures, your leader will ensure an alternative activity is provided, highlighting the food traditions of this festival.
4. Optional transfer from Marrakech to Casablanca
If you are flying into Marrakech we can provide an optional transfer to the starting point city of Casablanca. This transfer is on request and prepaid. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 131 reviews submitted.
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Jennie · Traveled June 2024
Beautiful country.
Review submitted 02 Jul 2024

Dowdell · Traveled May 2024
This trip gave a great introduction to Morocco, its people, culture and most importantly its food. Everyone was so welcoming and friendly. I can’t wait to come back.
Review submitted 10 Jun 2024

Linda · Traveled May 2024
Youssef our guide and Omar aamr our driver gave us an amazing and informative tour . from Omar’s exceptional driving to Youssef’s knowledge of Morocco. Totally recommend this trip!
Review submitted 28 May 2024

Rachel Jane · Traveled May 2024
Intrepid is the way to go! Very well organized Real Food Morocco tour that allowed us to see and feel the true Moroccan way of life. Great itinerary with special surprises most days. Excellent guides, drivers and being able to visit local families and see their way of life, very special and humbling. Felt very safe and care for throught out this trip Would highly recommend as it made it so ease and a seamless way to see such a beautiful country.
Review submitted 28 May 2024

Simon · Traveled May 2024
A fantastic trip that combines food experiences with more traditional tourist visits. A chance to experience and indeed taste some of the realities of Morocco whilst travelling with a knowledgeable and friendly guide and great bunch of fellow adventurers. The trip covers a lot of ground but the longer journeys have lots of breaks
Review submitted 23 May 2024
Morocco Real Food Adventure
From
AUD $1,704