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OVERVIEW - MOROCCAN COOKING TOURS


NEW! Exclusive Chef Series: culinary tours in Morocco hosted by top US chefs. April 3 and September 4, 2014.

For another excellent Morocco trip, check out our Morocco Photography tour.

Journey to Morocco to experience a culture and cuisine that is at the crossroads of civilization, blending the most delectable Arabic, Berber, French and Spanish influences. On our Moroccan cooking tours you’ll head from vibrant Casablanca to the charming fishing town of Essaouira, relax in a tiny Berber village in the High Atlas mountains, and finally, explore extraordinary Marrakech, the most African of Morocco’s cities. Along the way you’ll learn to cook the local cuisine, bargain at souk (the fresh food market), tour the highlights of each area, and stay in stunning Moroccan riads.

This unique trip has been described as "the trip of a lifetime"- join us and see why!

A fabulous write up of our Moroccan cooking tour plus two of our favorite recipes on National Geographic.

Our Morocco culinary tour was featured on NPR Melding Tastes Of The Past And Present In Morocco




INSTRUCTION - MOROCCAN COOKING COURSE


Thanks to the spectacular influences of the indigenous Berbers, Arabs, Spaniards and French, Moroccan cuisine is a feast for the senses. On our Moroccan cooking vacation you’ll learn about the tools of a Moroccan kitchen, most notably the Berber tajine, where ingredients are layered one upon the other to create a scrumptious stew, and about the exotic array of spices that contribute to the rich flavors. Our instructors will show us how to prepare and combine the ingredients, and then we’ll enjoy the end result as we sit down to enjoy our meal.
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ITINERARY - MOROCCO CULINARY TOUR


DAY 1: Arrive & Relax
Pick up from Casablanca’s Mohammed V International Airport (CMN)and transfer to our 5-star hotel.


DAY 2: Moroccan Cooking Tour Begins
Morning tour of Casablanca's massive Hassan II mosque. Afternoon 5-6 hour drive to charming Essaouira. Stay in exquisite riad overlooking the ocean.


DAY 3: Essaouira Tour & Moroccan Cooking Class
Explore Essaouira and enjoy lunch on the water. Late afternoon cooking class. Stay in exquisite riad overlooking the ocean.


DAY 4: Explore Essaouira & Drive to High Atlas
Relaxing morning and lunch in Essaouira followed by a 3-4 hour drive to a Berber village in the High Atlas mountains. Stay in charming mountain riad.


DAY 5: Visit the Souk & Berber BBQ
We'll take our donkey to the souk to buy fresh vegetables and meat. Berber BBQ lunch. Stay in charming mountain riad.


DAY 6: Explore the High Atlas & Cooking Classes
Morning Moroccan cooking class, followed by a tour of local village, including tea with a local family. Late morning option to do a waterfall hike. Early evening cooking class. Stay in charming mountain riad.


DAY 7: Discover Exotic Marrakech
Morning drive to Marrakech and full-day tour of Marrakech. Stay in stylish riad in the medina.


DAY 8: Explore Marrakech & Cooking Class
Morning tour of spice shop, Marrakech palm grove, and Yves St Laurent gardens. Relaxed afternoon to explore the Marrakech medina and souks, and the fascinating main square, Djemaa el-Fna. Late afternoon Moroccan cooking class. Stay in stylish riad in the medina.


DAY 9: Depart - Morocco Cooking Tour Ends
Drop off at Marrakech airport, transfer by private car to Casablanca airport, or stay on to further explore Marrakech or ask us about our exciting desert extensions.


Please note: This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of what to expect during our trip but is not set in stone. What we actually do on a given day is flexible and is tailored to weather conditions and the interests and abilities of the group.


QUICK FACTS

Duration

9 days


Dates

Sep - June


Prices from

USD 2990


Skill level

Beg - Int


QUICK LINKS
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IS IT FOR ME?
Our Morocco cooking tour is ideal for people wishing to get to know Moroccan culture through its cuisine. It is perfect for those wishing to learn to cook scrumptious meals while also experiencing unique culture and scenery. Unlike other Morocco cooking vacations, we do not limit ourselves to one location. You have an opportunity to enjoy a variety of Moroccan experiences: the relaxing coast, rural mountain villages, and the exotic sights and sounds of its ancient cities. Please note that although this trip is not an exceptionally active trip, there is quite a bit of walking, including some on dirt trails and uneven pavement, and in one place we get to climb a narrow spiral staircase to our gourmet rooftop meals!


HIGHLIGHTS
* High quality cooking instruction
*Experience a Berber village in the High Atlas
* Discover the charming fishing town of Essaouira
* Explore the exotic Imperial City of Marrakesh
*Delicious food, vibrant markets, unique scenery, stunning riads


TRIP DETAILS

Terrain

Coastal towns, mountain villages, desert city




Instructor to Guest Ratio

1:6


Max Group Size

2990


Accommodation

1 night 5-star hotel, 7 nights beautiful riads




Food

All breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners included




Travel Info

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TESTIMONIALS
Anna (USA): Your organization gave us not only an excellent overview of Morocco, its culture and its people, it also embraced our need to feel a part of it. It was a trip of a lifetime.