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Experience Morocco: Visit a Souk and Cook Moroccan Food in Marrakech

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Overview
Cook a feast of regional foods with a small-group Marrakech cooking class that includes lunch in a traditional Moroccan home. Since you’ll go all the way from market-fresh ingredients to a finished meal, this cooking class is a great way to learn techniques and recipes that you can easily recreate in your home kitchen.
Highlights
  • Visit the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa market to shop for ingredients and spices
  • Prepare a traditional Moroccan dish you can recreate at home
  • Chance to experience Moroccan hospitality in a local house
  • Bring home recipes: the class includes a souvenir collection
What to Expect
Join a guide at Jemaa el-Fnaa and then head into the historic medina to shop for the day’s ingredients. Browse stalls selling meat and vegetables as well as locally grown olives, mint, saffron, and citrus fruit, learning the Arabic words for key ingredients as you shop. Next, visit a traditional Moroccan home to meet the chef and start cooking. Prepare a main, such as tagine or tangia, both baked dishes of couscous with vegetables and meat; harira, a hearty soup served with dates; or pastila, an apple-based dessert. When the meal is ready, sit down in the courtyard to share the feast with your fellow cooks and travelers. At the end of the leisurely lunch, return to Jemaa el-Fnaa, where you can shop for spices to bring home, or just soak up the bustling atmosphere of the city’s most popular square.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hôtel Restaurant Café de France, jamaa el-fnna، Rue des Banques, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
4h
Return Details
Jemaa el-Fna, Jamaâ El-Fna, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Recipe sheet
  • Local English-speaking guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
  • A conservative dress code is recommended in Morocco. Men and women should keep their upper body (especially shoulders, chest and midriff) as well as their knees covered at all times as a sign of respect to the local culture. Wearing shorts is not recommended.
  • Maximum group size is 12.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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+7
Best flavor tagine I had while in Morocco! A wonderful group with new friends! We stopped to buy a tagine in the souk on the way to the class after getting the produce and chicken from the markets. I will make my own at home when I return with recipes! I also picked up cookbooks
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Great experience shopping in the market and then preparing and cooking the food for lunch! We have cooked 3 meals now at home in the fashion and love the food.
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We had a nice guide, she did a good job I think. It all started well. As described on the internet we went to the market and bought all the necessary ingredients which was quite funny. After that we went to the Riad to prepare the food. Suddenly it got very boring: we were
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We booked this experience last minute as we had a hot air balloon flight cancelled and we are so pleased we did. Sanae met us outside Cafe de France and then took us into the souk to buy the fresh ingredients. The first stop was to a steal with live chickens. She selected two
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It was such a pleasure to join Sara on this journey of food and taste and cultural exchange. She showed US a wonderful time around the local medina and she really took time to be with us and teach us about moroccan culture. I cannot imagine a sweeter and more intelligent teacher
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