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12 Day Culinary Immersion to Morocco

By popular request, I’ve put together longer, food-focused tours of Morocco along with partners at Roaming Camels Morocco. We’ve worked together to build great itineraries (there’s also a 7 day and 10 day option) that will create an amazing culinary adventure for you and your travel partners.

This is a private tour so if you’d rather experience the sites and tastes of Marrakech with your own private group instead of a tour bus of strangers it’s a great option to consider.

You can book this option any time of year! There are no set dates to work around because this is a private, custom tour!

Day One

Many international flights arrive to Casablanca so your tour will begin in Morocco’s largest city with a guided visit to the Hassan II Mosque (depending on arrival time and guest requests). If you’d rather have time to yourself to rest on arrival, your guide will meet you in the evening for dinner.

Day Two

Travel from Casablanca to Rabat for a short tour of the capital city before driving onwards to Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains of North Morocco. On the way you will stop for a very Moroccan lunch experience of an al fresco grilled meats meal (vegetarian option available).

Arrive in Chefchaouan in the evening and have dinner at your leisure.

Blue Plaza in Chefchaouan, Morocco

Day Three

The charming town of Chefchaouan is easy to navigate. Wander the blue streets and enjoy the alleys and hidden stairways. If you’re more into hiking, you can choose to pack a picnic and hike to the nearby waterfall.

Dinner tonight will be at a local restaurant making a variety of home cooked Moroccan dishes.

Chicken Bastilla

Day Four

Head south to Fez after breakfast. This 4-hour drive winds through the mountains with plenty of scenery to take in. Get settled into your riad on arrival and enjoy a pastilla making class at Pastilla Blu from 5 to 7 pm. 

Day Five

Marvel at the carved brass gates at the Royal Palace, walk through the Jewish quarter, meander the narrow busy streets of the Medina. Stop for demonstrations by weavers, carpet knotting, brass hammering and tile and pottery making.

Visit the famous tanneries, a UNESCO site and famous for its natural dying methods dating back centuries. You will stop for lunch along the way and return to your riad dazzled by the sights and sounds.

In the afternoon you will have free time to try a traditional hamman, do some shopping or just relax at a rooftop cafe and take in the Moroccan air.

Dinner is at your leisure tonight.

Day Six

Drive south from Fes and stop in to visit Ifrane, a popular Moroccan ski resort town. Then head south of the city and learn about nomads and their lifestyle. Share a picnic with a nomad family along the way for lunch, or stop in Midelt (weather depending).

Arrive in the late afternoon in Arfoud and experience the pleasure of fresh dates. Dinner included at the hotel. 

Sand bread coming out of the ground

Day Seven

Today is your day to live like a native. Travel the dunes, and learn how to make bread in the sand. Yes, in the actual sand! Then meet with some nomads for a musical experience before heading to your camp for the night amidst the dunes. 

Day Eight

Leave the desert after breakfast and travel through some important oasis and valleys. Stop in to Tinjedad to visit the Berber museum and see some original cooking implements and then head to lunch at El Khorbat to learn about a different kind of bread making. 

In the afternoon you’ll have time to walk off the carbs in the riverbed at the base of Todgha Gorge.

Day Nine

Today is a historical day. You’ll travel through the south, learning about ancient irrigation systems, enjoy lunch at a family home to see the traditional lifestyle and how the family home operates in the south of Morocco.

You’ll pass through Ouarzazate and finally arrive at the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. Not only was this a very important strong hold and meeting post in the south, but it was featured in Game of Thrones! 

Day Ten

Today you will climb up and over the High Atlas Mountains, crossing North Africas highest pass at 2160m before descending into Marrakech for lunch time. Enjoy a city tour in the afternoon, or free time (your call!) followed by an evening food tour with Marrakech Food Tours. 

Tangia pot in Marrakech

Day Eleven

Good morning! Enjoy a laid back breakfast before you’re whisked off to the suburbs of Marrakech to meet a lovely family who will take you to the market to buy fresh produce. You’ll return to their home where you will prepare and eat a traditional Berber tagine meal. 

After lunch you’ll return to your riad where you will say goodbye to your guide and have the rest of the day and evening at your leisure

Day Twelve

Departure day or day on your own to explore Marrakech.

What’s Included

  • accommodation throughout your stay in moderate, well reviewed riads or hotels (typically 3-4 star quality) specific locations dependent on availability.
  • most meals unless specified.
  • any admission required to be paid
  • private licensed driver in air-conditioned vehicle throughout your stay
  • Licensed national and/or city guides where applicable

What’s Not Included

  • airfare to Morocco
  • transportation to Marrakech if arriving in another location (can be arranged for a supplement)
  • any visas or travel documents required by the Moroccan government for your entry to the country
  • travel and/or medical insurance
  • 3 dinners and any additional food/drink costs
  • optional hammam experience
  • aside from the optional winery visit, all alcohol with meals is at your own expense
  • any incidental expenses
  • discretionary tips to driver, guides, riad/hotel staff.

This sounds amazing Amanda! But, how much is it?

2 passengers €2810 per person (€500 deposit)

4 passengers €2266 per person (€825 deposit)

6 passengers €2003 per person (€1100 deposit)

If you have a situation that doesn’t fit one of the above passenger numbers, get in touch and let us know!

Why should I book this instead of a “less expensive” tour with a big agency?

Yes, these prices are more than some of the larger agencies offer however what you get in comparison is huge. With larger companies you’re on a group tour, often with 15+ people in a large bus. The quality of the places stayed is dependent on locations that can house a large number of people. You’re also just one of many on larger tours with no customization available.

With this tour it’s all about you!

We’ve charted out some of our favorite spots, places tourists don’t always go; working with local families and making sure YOU have the experience YOU want. Nearly all of your costs are upfront when you book this trip. Aside from a few meals and incidentals you don’t need to worry about anything else once you arrive. No hidden expenses. Before you leave you’ll know what is and isn’t included.

Ready to Book Your Trip?

Here’s how!

As mentioned, I’m partnering with Roaming Camels Morocco to bring this itinerary to you.

To secure your departure date, you will submit the non-refundable deposit for the tour here.

I will then put you directly in touch with Kathi at Roaming Camels who will continue your reservation and payment plan for the remainder of the tour. Roaming Camels will be your hosts and handle the logistics for your experience.

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2 passengers €2810 per person (€500 deposit)

4 passengers €2266 per person (€825 deposit)

6 passengers €2003 per person (€1100 deposit)

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