Moroccan Cooking and Culture
This tour aims to give you a glimpse of the amazing sights and tastes of exotic Morocco. Our fourteen day trip takes in cooking classes, nomad villages, ancient ruins, Imperial cities and a night under the desert stars.
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On arrival in Casablanca you will be met by your guide who will be with you throughout your tour of Morocco. We will transfer to Rabat where we will stay for the night. In the evening we will have a special welcome dinner. Dinner with wine is included.
Oudayas, Meknes & the ruins of Voloubilis
After breakfast we will visit the charming Oudayas where the young artists hang out together, the Tour Hassan and the Mausoleum of Mohamed V. Leaving Rabat behind us we will travel to Meknes to have lunch with a local family and then visit the amazing Roman ruins of Voloubilis before travelling onto the spiritual city of Fes where you will learn all about the fascinating culture of Morocco. Lunch and dinner with wine are included.
Today we will start with an historical tour of Fes. Lunch will be specially prepared for us in a local riad . After lunch we will continue our exploration of the city with a visit to the potteries. Lunch with wine is included and dinner is by your own arrangement.
Cooking with Lahcen Beqqi
Today we have a special day cooking with Lahcen Beqqi. After a visit to the vast food markets we will prepare our lunch. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Hamman and spa treatments can be made.
Fes, Ifrane & Azrou
Today is a day of leisure in Fes with an optional trip to Ifrane and Azrou. Dinner and wine at the riad is included.
Camel and horse riding
For a unique desert experience we travel from Fes by motorway towards Marrakech and transfer to 4x4's for the last 20 minutes to the eco friendly desert camp which is exclusively for the use of the group with camel and horse riding and wonderful massages to pamper and sooth. All meals are included.
A day of leisure in the desert with an optional Berber cookery class, relax by the pool or take a light trek with a local guide. The evening will be spent in the Agafay desert in a bivouac.
Leave your desert experience for the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. We will stay in Marrakech for 5 nights as there is so much to see and do in the exotic city. A cookery class at the famous La Maison Arabe cookery school is just one of the highlights. In the afternoon our guide will take us on a tour that ends at the famous Dejmna el Fna square where the food vendors are setting up for the passing diners. We will watch as the musicians, acrobats, snake charmers and storytellers prepare for the evening entertainment. Dinner at the riad is included.
We continue our historical tour of Marrakech with our guide and lunch in the Medina. In the afternoon we visit a charity organisation.
La Jardins de Majorelle and the beautiful gardens of La Maison Arabe
In the morning we will visit La Jardins de Majorelle, the garden owned by the late Yves St Laurent, before visitng the food market. We shall then take a drive to the beautiful gardens of La Maison Arabe in the Palmeraie for your private cooking class where we will then eat for dinner what we have spent the afternoon preparing!
We spend a day in the Atlas mountains where we will visit a Berber house, have a short walk or ride a mule in the amazing countryside with Mount Toubkal towering above you and have lunch in a small auberge.
Final day in Marrakech
Today is at leisure for your final day in Marrakech and in the evening we have a special farewell dinner at a local Moroccan restaurant.
We depart this morning for the two and a half hour drive to Oualidia visiting Safi, famous for its pottery. Once you have arrived in Oualidia you can choose your oysters, watch whilst they are opened and enjoy a glass of wine with them. We take a short boat ride up the lagoon and enjoy the local crab. The afternoon is at leisure.
Transfers to Airport
Our tour ends with a transfer to the airport.
- 13 nights accommodation in luxury riads and desert experience
- Breakfast daily
- Meals as per itinerary
- Transfers and transport with a professional driver throughout
- English speaking guide
- Local guides for sightseeing
- Entrance fees where applicable
- Participation in cookery classes as per itinerary