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7 Day Spotlight: Food of Morocco

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.” -Cesar Chavez

By popular request, I’ve put together longer, food-focused tours of Morocco along with parters at Roaming Camels Morocco. We’ve worked together to build great itineraries (there’s also a 10 day and 12 day option) that will create an amazing culinary adventure for you and your travel partners.

Our seven day itinerary focuses on Marrakech (and surrounding areas) as well as Essaouira. It’s an easy introduction to Morocco with a variety of experiences including the city, mountains, deserts and ocean.

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!

You’ll also get a digital copy of my Marrakech Food Guide when you book this itinerary to help you plan a few of the meals that are on your own.

Drink lots of Vitamin C to fight off germs in Morocco

Day One

On arrival to Marrakech you’ll be picked up from the airport by your driver and taken directly to your accommodation. You will have the option to relax or embark on a half day city tour to begin acquainting yourself with Marrakech. We are happy to make lunch and/or dinner (depending on arrival time) at your riad or a restaurant in the city and occur at your discretion.

Day Two

Enjoy morning breakfast in your riad followed by a departure for your cooking class! Instead of sharing an informal classroom with a group you’ll be welcomed into the home of a local Marrakechi family to learn in their kitchen. Afterwards you’ll be able to taste the fruit of your labors over lunch.

All of that hard work deserves a reward! Post lunch you’ll have the option to be delivered to a hammam to experience a traditional Moroccan bath.

In the evening feel free to explore on your own or we can make your dinner reservations.

Day Three

Today, you’ll venture outside of Marrakech to explore both the High Atlas Mountains and the Agafay Desert. In the morning you’ll be transferred to the mountains where you’ll be able to go for a hike (if desired) and have a home cooked local meal.

From here you’ll transfer across the Kik Plateau and head to the Agafay Desert. A luxury glamping experience awaits you! Relax in your private tent and enjoy dinner under the stars.

Day Four

Anima Gardens Marrakech

After being picked up from your camping experience, your driver will bring you to the beautiful Anima Gardens set on 2 acres of local fauna mixed with quirky sculptures. Enjoy at your leisure before moving on to a saffron garden for a saffron infused lunch experience.

Next it’s back to Marrakech to have a little downtime at your riad before embarking for a nighttime street food tour adventure with Marrakech Food Tours in the souks!

Day Five

Ready for a seaside adventure? You’re off to the coastal city of Essaouira today! A morning transfer gets you to the city before lunch with enough time to get acquainted with the city thanks to a short guided tour.

For lunch indulge in a Saouri specialty of grilled fish. The afternoon is yours to explore or we can help you plan an extra activity. For dinner you’ll be treated to a meal in a local home.

Day Six

Argan is a great souvenir to bring home from Morocco.

There’s a plethora of “co-ops” in the region however we’ve sourced a true argan cooperative for you to visit! See how this precious oil is made and sample the oil and products made from it.

In the afternoon head to Val d’Argan winery, one of the only wineries in this part of Morocco. Lunch will be served and you have the option of doing a wine tasting as well. If you’d rather not visit a winery we can suggest an alternate activity instead.

You’ll have the option of spending the night in Essaouira or transferring back to Marrakech depending on your further travel or return plans. Dinner tonight is at your discretion.

Day Seven

Departure day or extension if you would like to extend your Moroccan adventure.

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 €2410 per person (€400 non refundable deposit)

4 passenger €2030 per person (€600 non-refundable deposit)

6 passengers €1826 per person (1000€ non-refundable 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 meals or expenses.

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.

Book Now!

2 passengers €2410 per person (€400 non refundable deposit)

4 passenger €2030 per person (€600 non-refundable deposit)

6 passengers €1826 per person (1000€ non-refundable deposit)

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