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

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Overview
Receive a Moroccan masterclass on this Marrakech tour that will send you home with supreme, inside knowledge of tajine making and the delicate art of market haggling. Smug home cook alert!

This small-group tour is limited to 12 people for a more intimate experience.
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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The whole experience was spontaneous and last-minute for us but it turned out to be money and time well-spent. We enjoyed every minute of it. You get to see the authentic Moroccan market where the locals buy their food. Buying chicken is definitely not for the squeamish though!
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This was a really great experience to have.... I had been around the food souks and it was all interesting..but not as interesting as when you are actually there on a mission. We started by selecting our vegetables, followed by chicken (that was a little confronting so couldn't
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We enjoyed our time with sanay / our Guid and our Chef as well , we had aloot of funwe learn alot from her about Moroccan foor and culture. we had breakfast , Olives Moroccan Pastries , lunch including salad, Our wonderful Tajine , and Moroccan orange with cinnamon, honey ,
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Great cooking class with Kaima!! Very nice instructor and excellent food! She helped us buy local herbs to take home as well!
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Thank you Urban adventure for this wonderful experience and thank you Sanae for the wonderful and the none forgetable time and the nice memories all you share with us . We will come again .
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By: Marrakech Urban Adventures
715 reviews
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beckyrenea
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
94
Amazing Moroccan Food Experience
This trip was a great opportunity to learn more about the food, culture, and safe travel trips on our first night
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O2525TZrobertg
10
Food tour Urban Adventures
Excellent trip over 3 hours around the very busy main square in the evening. Enjoyed a thorough tasting of what
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412jakubk
Lodz, Poland
41
Genuine Moroccan experience
The whole experience was spontaneous and last-minute for us but it turned out to be money and time well-spent. We
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TakentoTravelling
Melbourne
7456
One of the best meals in Morocco...and made by us!
This was a really great experience to have.... I had been around the food souks and it was all interesting..but
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legacyoflight333
Menasha, Wisconsin
51
Great Introduction
I took this tour in my first night in Marrakech. It was informative not only on foods but also on culture. I felt
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L8437KHgeorges
Munich, Germany
111
Good value and overview
This is a good tour if you have just arrived in Marrakesh. This is not only about food and tasting local
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asdrago
Province of Catania, Italy
60
Cooking lesson
I booked a cooking lesson on tagine, it was really nice. Very reliable and fantastic. Our teacher, Sanae, met us
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Marlene P
Miami, Florida
72
An excellent guide!!
We took this tour with Youssef, I actually bought it through Expedia, the company is urban Adventures. Oh my! he
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leeendalo
60
What an experience!
Try the cactus fruit, fried doughnut, mint tea, snails, olives, and get some spices and herbs. Join a food tour!
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andreajG4296CC
10
Great experience ,Good food and wonderful teacher
We enjoyed our time with sanay / our Guid and our Chef as well , we had aloot of funwe learn alot from her about
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405frederikhdjeb
Karlsruhe, Germany
20
Great cooking class
Great cooking class with Kaima!! Very nice instructor and excellent food! She helped us buy local herbs to take
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Patrick C
Barcelona, Spain
267
Awesome
Great food, lots of stops. Our guide was very well informed and told us about the history, the food, and the city.
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johngK2649CK
10
Amazing time delicious Tajine we Had in Morocco
Thank you Urban adventure for this wonderful experience and thank you Sanae for the wonderful and the none
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meyermoritz
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
20
Tajine cooking class with local teacher
Hunun, our teacher was really nice and tought us besides cooking alot about the marrokan culture. We went together
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mrsh454
Harrogate, United Kingdom
31
Open to questions and welcoming
An authentic insight into morrockan culture,very welcoming and the mint tea is incredible.not for the faint
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