Cooking class

Traditional Cooking Class in Marrakech

Overview

This unique experience utilizes the power of food to help you connect with Moroccan cuisine, culture, and people. You'll meet an inspiring group of women and learn how to cook local delicacies as they share stories about their lives.

The foundation of your experience is a traditional cooking class focused on the all-stars of Moroccan cuisine: you'll either cook a delicious Tagine (a spice-infused stew named for the earthenware pot it simmers in) or couscous with seasonal vegetables, poultry, lamb, or merguez sausages. What makes this class particularly special is that your culinary teachers, aside from being experts at making delicious food, are local women within a non-profit. This organization empowers them through culinary arts and provides a stable income.  

In Moroccan culture, meals are a vibrant and vital component of one's community. While you chat and connect with your teacher, the tagine cooks slowly over charcoal. Then, when ready, you'll share your meal as a group! Learn the timeless techniques of preparing Moroccan dishes and make a genuine connection with the women in this NGO; as you steam couscous, you'll exchange stories, setting the stage for a close family-style meal at the end of your lesson. You're also likely to encounter some of Morocco's signature flavors and ingredients — think preserved lemons and spices like ras el hanout and saffron.

Before you leave, ask your teachers for their favorite shops, treats, and places nearby. You'll depart with a full belly and a full heart. Walk off your decadent meal this afternoon as you stroll around the neighborhood and explore the town, hopefully through a new, more personal lens.  

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Itineraries with Traditional Cooking Class in Marrakech

Highlight Luxury Tour of Morocco - 10 Days

This highlights tour checks off Morocco's top cultural and natural sites. Explore medieval architecture in Rabat, wander the blue streets of Chefchaouen, and see the famous tanneries in Fes. Continue to the Sahara to see the desert city of Ait Benhaddou and spend a peaceful night under the stars, then finish your trip in colorful Marrakech, where vibrant markets, serene gardens, and lively nightlife await.

Morocco Imperial Cities Luxury Tour - 7 Days

Visit Morocco's Imperial cities in this packed one-week tour. Start in Rabat, Morocco's capital, to see 12th-century architecture, then continue to Fes to explore the world's largest urban car-free zone. See the tanneries, world's oldest university, and medieval Jewish quarter, then head to Marrakech to round out your trip with ornate palaces, bustling Jemaa El-Fna market, and a half-day cooking class.

Marrakech to Casablanca: Sahara Desert & Fes - 6 Days

This adventure-packed trip showcases Morocco's highlights, including Marrakech, Casablanca, Fes, and the desert. Start in Marrakech for colorful markets and architecture, then head inland to explore kasbahs and sleep under the stars in a desert camp amid the Sahara dunes. Visit Fes' narrow streets and the medieval medina before ending the trip in Casablanca to see the Hassan II Mosque and the world's tallest minaret.

Casablanca Round Trip: Luxury Escape to the Sahara - 13 Days

Escape to the Sahara on this 13-day trip that takes you around Morocco in style. Enjoy private tours of medieval medinas and bustling marketplaces, then unwind in five-star accommodations. Your luxury riads in Fes and Marrakech are the perfect places to relax and go for a scrub at the in-house hammams. You'll ride on camelback to a glamorous Sahara camp and enjoy a music-filled dinner before retiring under the stars.

Morocco: Luxury Imperial Cities - 10 Days

Spend ten days touring the Imperial Cities of Morroco while relaxing in the lap of luxury. In addition to having a private driver take you around the country and give you insider tips, you'll enjoy private guided tours, cooling classes and incredible experiences like a night of desert glamping and a sunrise hot air balloon. After a day of adventure and exploration, sink into comfort in five-star, richly appointed riads.