Morocco Real Food Adventure

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

4.8 out of 5 based on 116 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 that 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, Chefchaouen. Prepared with seasonal ingredients – enjoy a dish that’s bursting with 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.
  • Hit up Morocco’s highlights, including the Blue City of Chefchaouen, the ancient medina of Fes, the Sahara Desert and the buzzing city of Marrakech.
  • Grab a fork and dig into Morocco’s most iconic dishes – tagine, pastilla, cous cous and camel burgers await!

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 & 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

Map of Morocco Real Food Adventure including Morocco

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 - Asni & Ouirgane day trip with lunch - MAD1806
  • Marrakech - Medina, Palaces & Tombs Urban Adventure - MAD630
  • Marrakech - Ourika Valley Day Tour - MAD1817
  • Marrakech - Oukaimeden Day Tour - MAD1882
  • 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.

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 116 reviews submitted.
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Millie · Traveled January 2024
A fantastic trip filled with lots of delicious food, mountains, camels, and medinas! An unexpected highlight for me was the M'Goun Valley, this was a beautiful area off the beaten track. Our guide Hassan was excellent, super patient and knowledgeable. If you love food then go for it!
Review submitted 11 Feb 2024

Amani · Traveled December 2023
The trip couldn’t have been better, and the leader was very helpful and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend it.
Review submitted 01 Jan 2024

Michelle · Traveled December 2023
The Morocco Real Food Adventure was just that ‘an adventure’. Amazing guide, itinerary, inclusions and group of people. If you want to see the real Morocco then this is the trip for you. Loved every minute.
Review submitted 02 Jan 2024

Lyall · Traveled December 2023
If you like great food, culture, deserts, mountains, villages, medinas, camels, tents, incredible scenery and great people, this is the trip for you!
Review submitted 03 Jan 2024

Hollie · Traveled December 2023
The Morocco Real Food Adventure is an absolutely fantastic way to experience the country and culture, along with an in-depth experience of all the delicious food offerings including demonstrations, home-cooked meals, tastings in medinas, and a cooking class. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in a deeper dive into Morocco beyond restaurant meals. Five yummy stars!!!
Review submitted 04 Jan 2024
Morocco Real Food Adventure
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USD $1,296