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Marrakech: Street Food Tour by Night

1. Marrakech: Street Food Tour by Night

Start your tour in Mellah with an introduction to the history of the city's market. Take a stroll through the market where stalls groan under the weight of fresh fruit, meat, poultry, and vegetables. Watch artisans making a local pastry and get a glimpse of how locals haggle in the market. Start experiencing new flavors and enjoy tastings of local foods such as sweet pastries or the traditional charcoal-baked tagine. Ask your local guide about the different types of tagines and the secrets of cooking this traditional Moroccan dish. Receive a local recipe as a unique souvenir for you to take home. Before moving to your next stop, refresh with a delicious almond drink that locals adore. Head to the souks and explore some of the side streets to discover food stops often missed by travelers. Marvel at the vendor's stalls and be amazed by the colors and flavors that you can find there. Try some of the wares on offer including juicy olives and sweet dates. Continue to the maze-like streets of the Medina and see how a méchoui maker prepares the roasted whole lamb or sheep in a pit oven. Visit a hidden restaurant to try even more delicious foods such as tangia and kofte served with freshly baked bread. Take in the smells of saffron, cumin, and fresh herbs as you enjoy exotic flavors. Sample three different types of salads made from fresh local ingredients. Enjoy a magnificent view from the rooftop of a cozy cafe. End your tour in Moroccan style and sip a glass of mint tea together with a local. Admire the beautiful courtyard and the traditional Moroccan decorations such as rugs, mosaics lamps, and fountains. Learn about the tradition and habits of drinking tea, while listening to the local stories from your host.

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Marrakech: Tagine Cookery Class With a Local

2. Marrakech: Tagine Cookery Class With a Local

Get ready for the ultimate tajine experience on this one of a kind tour in Marrakech. From market to plate, you’ll learn how to whip up a tajine from scratch, using ingredients from the famous Marrakech souks. The best part of it all? You get to devour your tajine after you’ve made it! Stroll among the locals as you select the meat, vegetables, herbs, and spices that form the basis of Moroccan cuisine. Learn how spices are used, and about their historic importation to Morocco over thousands of years. Discover homegrown ingredients, such as saffron from Taliouine, mint and olives from Meknes, and oranges and lemons from Fez. Then, during your hands-on cookery class, an expert chef will teach you how to make traditional dishes central to Moroccan meals. Among the most famous Moroccan dishes are couscous, pastila, tagine, tanjia, and harira. Although the last is a soup, it is considered a dish in itself, especially during Ramadan, and is often served with delicious local dates. Once you have prepared your tagine meal, sit down to savor the delights of your cookery class in the delightful surroundings of a typical riad. Afterwards you will be transferred back to your hotel, armed with your own exclusive Moroccan recipes to try at home.

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Marrakech: Atlas Mountains Cooking Class and Hiking Day Trip

3. Marrakech: Atlas Mountains Cooking Class and Hiking Day Trip

Get picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech at 9 AM and reach the village of Imlil after a short 1-hour drive. Meet your local guide and his team who will walk you to the local family that will host you for your morning cooking class chez l’habitant. At the end of the day, you will know how to prepare an authentic Berber tajine with meat and fresh vegetables. After preparing the tajine, there will be a short break for other activities while the food is cooking in the stove. Choose from two options: Option 1 Enjoy the tranquillity of the place and immerse yourself into the Berber tea culture with your local family. Learn to prepare the typical Moroccan tea with plenty of fresh mountain herbs that you will personally pick from the garden. Option 2 Stretch your legs during a 1.5-hour trek along the Imlil valley to discover the Berber villages and enjoy the stunning panorama of the surrounding Atlas Mountains. After lunch, your driver will take you along the scenic route crossing the Kik Plateau, a rocky limestone outcropping with inspiring views of the region, ending at the Lalla Takerkoust, an artificial lake before heading back to your accommodation in Marrakech at around 5 PM.

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From Marrakech: High Atlas Berber Cooking Class

4. From Marrakech: High Atlas Berber Cooking Class

Experience the rich culture of Morocco through its cuisine on this half-day tour. After pickup from your accommodation in Marrakech, head off into the Atlas mountains to a traditional Berber household. Under the guidance of members of the household, you and your group of up to 6 people will prepare a sumptuous meal of appetizers, a main course, and desert, helping your group discover the secrets of a subtle and succulent cuisine. Immerse yourself in the Morocco’s rich culture as you spend a half day with the family, with your guide at hand to translate and offer further insight into Berber and Moroccan culture. After dining on the fruits of your labor, you’ll head back to your accommodation in Marrakech.

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Marrakech: 3-Hour Open-Air Moroccan Cooking Course

5. Marrakech: 3-Hour Open-Air Moroccan Cooking Course

Have you always dreamed of colorful markets, unfamiliar eastern spices, and preparing a simple but exquisite tagine with the freshest ingredients? Then you will be elated with this cooking course. You'll be picked up in lively Jemaa El Fna and driven to Riad by one of our employees. There, the lead chef will be waiting for you with the ingredients prepared. In the kitchen courtyard, you'll work under artful instruction, cooking an exquisite 4-course meal using traditional recipes and a small clay, coal-burning oven. While your tagine cooks over the fire, you'll prepare a selection of Moroccan salads that serve as the prelude to every Moroccan meal. At the end, dessert will be served. Enjoy a good Moroccan wine with your own authentic meal, and linger after your cooking adventure for mint tea and fresh pastries. Moroccan cuisine uses only regional, seasonal products and provides a wonderful balance of sweet and salty dishes; it makes use of original ingredients like rose water and pickled lemons. Your cooking course can be tailored to your wishes. For those who want to learn a little bit about shopping in Morocco, an optional visit to an authentic Moroccan bazaar is just the thing. The market visit will be followed by a tea ceremony and a snack.

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Marrakech: Private Half-Day Cooking Class and Tour

6. Marrakech: Private Half-Day Cooking Class and Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or accommodation, or other location on arrangement, and then transfer to a riad to learn more about the food culture of Morocco and take part in a cooking class to discover how to cook the recipes for yourself.   Hear all about the secrets of Moroccan cuisine from a chef and experience the simple but warm hospitality of the Berbers. Prepare your own chicken tagine with lemon and olive, or couscous with various vegetables, along with different salads typical of Morocco and a delicious dessert made with fruit. Sit down to taste what you have prepared in a friendly atmosphere with your cooking team. Then, get dropped off at your hotel at the end of the amazing experience.

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Half-Day Morrocan Cookery Class in Marrakech

7. Half-Day Morrocan Cookery Class in Marrakech

Moroccan cuisine is among the most exquisite in the world and on your Marrakech vacation you will probably have enjoyed some delicious tagines, caught the rich aroma of multiple spices, and discovered fantastic flavorings in salads and sides. Now, you can take it a step further and learn how to cook these delectable dishes to try out when you get home. The 6-hour excursion offers a complete immersion in Moroccan home cooking. In a lovely countryside setting, you will learn how to cook a traditional meal and how to mix fabulous Moroccan drinks. At the end of the day, you will get to taste the fruits of your labor. After a morning pick-up from your chosen Marrakech location, you will be driven to the farm a few miles from the city center. Here the delightful Moroccan cook, Nezha, will teach you all you need to know. The main meal in her cookery program changes according to the day of the week, but she will introduce you to an array of aromas and equipment, such as the conical pots that are used to prepare traditional tagines. The easy-to-follow course, on specially prepared and individual workstations, will be fun and educational. After you have prepared your meal, including breads, salads and desserts, it is time to enjoy the results on the terrace, set among olive, lemon and orange groves. If the weather is too hot, you can relax in the comfort of the air-conditioned indoor dining area.

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House of Fusion: Certified Moroccan Cooking Class

8. House of Fusion: Certified Moroccan Cooking Class

At the House of Fusion Marrakech, begin this 8-dish fusion lunch class at 08:50 and discuss the class menu over morning coffee. Take this time to talk about your preferred styles of cooking and baking and figure out which dishes you will continue to make even after you return home. Take your newly-learned Arabic to the marketplace and shop from the barrow men and inside the souk. Surround yourself with fresh vegetables, as you get excited about what follows at the prep table. Choose herbs for tea and learn how to "wake up" or "quiet" the green tea. Hear about the use of diffusers and tajine cookware and learn the art of kneading, raking, rolling and chopping herbs in particular ways. Purchase the spices used for cooking, after gaining a greater understanding of their uses. Return to the prep table and immerse yourself in this aromatic world before walking back to your riad.

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Marrakech: Imlil Cooking Class with Camel Ride and Lunch

9. Marrakech: Imlil Cooking Class with Camel Ride and Lunch

Travel to the quaint Atlas mountain village of Imlil on this tour from Marrakech with options for a group or private tour. Get ingredients for your cooking class at a local market and eat the food you have prepared. Take a walk through Berber villages on the way to to see Imlil waterfall. Meet up with your driver in the center of Marrakech and relax on the drive towards the Atlas Mountains. Make a stop to pickup Argan oil for your cooking class from a local women's cooperative. Go to the main market of Asni to procure fresh ingredients. Continue to a house in Imlil for your cooking lesson. Discover how to make Moroccan mint tea and enjoy a cup during your lesson. Taste the food you have made while taking in panoramic views of the Toubkal summit from a rooftop terrace. Start a hike through charming Berber villages to see the cascades of the Imlil waterfall. Drive to the valley of Moulay Brahim for a camel riding experience. Marvel at views of the mountains while bobbing on back of a camel before returning to Marrakech.

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What people are saying about Marrakech

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 316 reviews

Our guide Mustapha amazouz and driver hassan made this trip amazingly good. The experiences themselves were fantastic with a visit to a Berber market, the small berber villages, the Argan oil cooperative, a nice hike to some beautiful waterfalls, delicious Berber lunch with a stunning view of the valley and the mountains, a visit to our guide's own home for tea, driving up the mountain side and into the Agafay desert for a fun camel ride and tea with incredible views. Really amazing value for money, there was never pressure to buy any extras, quite the opposite (although we felt like buying some nice locally made Berber souvenirs). This trip was made one to remember by Mustapha and hassan, so extremely friendly, attentative and open. We never needed anything and we parted as new friends.

During the tour we tasted delicious local dishes and heard a lot about the history of Marrakech and Moroccan culture. Without this tour I would not have known where to find these places or what dishes to look for. Also it was great to roam the streets and the main square at night with a guide who knew every place.

The tour was excellent and brought me to places beyond what I expected. I felt very safe throughout and got to speak to many locals and try a ton of different dishes. Mohammad knew everything about the souks and was full of interesting stories about Marrakech and its’ history.

We had a brilliant time on the tasting tour. Our guide was so knowledgeable and had fantastic English. The food was terrific and tasty. We would definitely recommend anyone visiting Marrakesh to try this!

This was an excellent tour- our guide was so knowledgable, I would describe this more as a history tour with great food as an added bonus. We highly recommend