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Marrakech: 3 Hour Evening Home Cooked Tour by a local Marrakech family

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This is your chance to share an authentic Moroccan dinner with a local family on this tasty Marrakech tour that begins with some sightseeing alongside a local guide.

We’ll start our tour with a walk through the Mellah, Marrakech’s former Jewish quarter. As we walk, we’ll pass El Badi Palace, a former palace, now in ruins, built by the Saadian Sultan Ahmed al-Mansur Dhahbi to celebrate victory over the Portuguese army. Today, the complex is a stage for the Marrakech Laughter Festival. 

Continuing on our walk, we’ll find ourselves by the forgotten Rue de Berrima. This is where we might catch a glimpse of the city’s many majestic storks roosting high above. At one time, storks were considered holy in Morocco with some stories explaining that they were once believed to be transformed humans. 

We’ll spend some time navigating the small alleyways of the area until it’s time for the best part: our home cooked Moroccan meal. We’ll make our way to a local family home to greet our hosts who will serve us some mint tea made the local way — with a lot of sugar. They’ll share stories with us about the tea, how it’s made, and why it’s Morocco’s national drink. 

After having tea and getting to know more about our hosts, it’s time to eat! We’ll be served Moroccan salads and fresh, home-baked bread while waiting for the main course. Dishes will vary depending on the season and availability on the day but you can expect dishes such as lamb with prunes and almonds, couscous and roast Moroccan chicken. Vegetarian options will be available too. No matter what’s on the menu, you can be sure it will be delicious. Refreshing juice will be served on the side and we’ll finish the meal with whatever fruits are in season. 

After thanking the family for their hospitality, we’ll take a walk to Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakech’s main square, for a digestive tea and to see how the square comes alive at night. 

You’ll end the night with a full stomach, new friends and some insight into Moroccan hospitality and culture.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Rue de Berrima, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Departure Time
6:00 PM
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guid
  • Dinner to include fresh salads, bread, one main course (roast Moroccan chicken, lamb with prunes or cous cous)
  • Fresh fruits for dessert
  • Mint tea
  • Digestive tea
  • Dinner
Exclusions
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 21 January 2019

Although billed as a dinner with a local family, it was really dinner with the guide at a local family's home in the Medina. The guide was super knowledgeable about life and politics in Morocco. Our host made us feel very welcome and made an...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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