MOROCCO CULINARY TOUR: Savory Spices & Souks
“Youssef has to be one of the best guides in the universe! His knowledge, patience, flexibility, and kindness were exceptional! I would recommend the same Morocco culinary tour itinerary in a heartbeat.” – Barbara
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. Join one of our Morocco culinary tours and 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 experience a Moroccan cooking class in three different cities, bargain at the souk (the fresh food market), tour the highlights of each area, and stay in stunning Moroccan riads.
Top Moroccan Culinary Tour Experiences:
- Five Moroccan cooking classes: learn to cook tagines, couscous, pastilla and berber crepes
- Eat fresh, grilled fish on Essaouira’s beach
- Walk with your donkey to the Monday market to buy cooking class ingredients
- Support local women’s argan oil cooperative
- Enjoy tea with villagers in their High Atlas home
- Wander the colorful, labyrinthine souk of Marrakech and visit a spice shop
Our unique Morocco culinary tour has been described as “the trip of a lifetime”- join us and see why! For more information, please call 1-800-567-9400 or email us today.
Our Morocco tour was featured on NPR Melding Tastes of the Past and Present in Morocco.
National Geographic coverage of our Morocco culinary tours plus two of our favorite recipes.
Moroccan Culinary Heritage
Our Moroccan cooking class tours are ideal for anyone who wants to combine their passion for food with their passion for travel. Moroccan cooking is a delectable combination of culinary influences from the Arabs, Berbers, French and Spanish. Alongside our expert chefs, you’ll learn Moroccan cooking techniques and recipes for traditional Moroccan foods such as tagines, couscous and pastilla. Outside the kitchen, you will explore Moroccan culture through its cuisine as you discover fresh food and spice markets and dine at unique local restaurants.
Our Morocco culinary tours include daily breakfast, one lunch and five dinners. Four of the included dinners will be delectable meals that you learn to prepare yourself during your Moroccan cooking classes.More
Morocco Culinary Tour Itinerary
DAY 1: Moroccan Culinary Tour Begins
Arrive at Casablanca airport and transfer to hotel. Early evening group orientation meeting and optional group dinner. Overnight in beautiful 5-star hotel.
DAY 2: Hassan II Mosque & Drive to Essaouira
Morning tour of Hassan II Mosque and drive through the countryside to the coastal town of Essaouira. Overnight in an ocean-front riad.
DAY 3: City Tour & Moroccan Cooking Class
Morning tour of Essaouira and early evening cooking class. Overnight in an ocean-front riad.
DAY 4: Drive to the High Atlas Mountains
Morning free to explore Essaouira, perhaps take a camel ride on the beach. Afternoon drive to a traditional village in the High Atlas Mountains. Overnight in a hospitable riad.
DAY 5: Explore the Souk & Moroccan Cooking Class
Morning hike to a Berber school and market. Early evening cooking class. Overnight in a hospitable riad.
DAY 6: Waterfall Hike & Moroccan Cooking Class
Early morning cooking class of Berber crepes. Tour of village and tea with a local family. Drive to Setti Fatma for an optional waterfall hike and evening cooking class. Overnight in a hospitable riad.
DAY 7: Drive to Marrakech
Full-day tour of Marrakech, including Bahia Palace, royal Saadian Tombs, Jewish mellah, ancient medina. Overnight in lovely old-city riad.
DAY 8: Marrakech & Moroccan Cooking Class
Tour around the ancient city wall and palm grove, including a visit to the Yves St. Laurent gardens. Evening cooking class. Overnight in lovely old-city riad.
DAY 9: Morocco Culinary Tour Ends
Sadly, our tour is over today. Drop off at Marrakech airport. If you still want more, ask us about extra nights in Marrakech or our exciting desert and imperial cities extensions!