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.
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
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.
Escape to the Sahara on this wonderful 13-day trip plan that takes you around Morocco in style. Spend your days enjoying private tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, medieval medinas, and bustling marketplaces, then unwind in five-star unique accommodations. Your luxury riads in Fes and Marrakech are the perfect places to relax, cool off, and even go for a soak and scrub in the in-house hammams. You'll also ride out on camelback to a glamourous camp in the dunes of the Sahara, where you'll enjoy a music-filled dinner and will stay the night. Explore all facets of Marrakech, culminating in an epic hot air balloon flight that soars over the city at sunrise.
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.
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.