6 Days Culinary Tour in Morocco

  • Riad Safa, 64 Derb Lalla Azzouna, Kaat Benahid, Marrakesh 40030, Morocco

Overview

Exotic Culinary Tour Morocco

Join Soak Cuisine for the opportunity to cook as the Moroccans do at home. Learn how to find the best products by looking, feeling, smelling, and tasting Moroccans spices, try haggling in a local market, cook in a traditional Moroccans house, and explore the Moroccans culture as you live there. Cook with Moroccans and enjoy the signature recipe that can you bring back home.

Highlights

  • Cooking classes
  • A visit to central market
  • Excursion to High Atlas Mountain
  • Culinary tour and shopping at local market
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, and tea
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 8.

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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During the culinary tour, you will stay at Riad Safa, Marrakech. There are five guest rooms around two patios in a house with a serene and quiet Arab-Andalusian architecture and is dominated by whites and wood. There are several salons to lounge around the fireplace in winter and a dining room under glass pyramids. In addition, there is also a lovely plunge pool on the lush roof terrace and in-house wellness facilities.

In this cooking holiday, you will learn to cook and live as real Moroccans. You will start the day by going to a local market, the souk, where locals sell their home-grown goods and foods. You will learn on the spot how to find the best spices and ingredients such as citron, confit, smen, argan oil, and other typical Moroccan spices. In addition, you will try haggling in the market like a real Moroccan.

During the cooking activities, you will be cooking in a courtyard of Riad, a traditional Moroccan house, in the open air space. You will also drink mint tea while looking at recipe together, divide the tasks, then start cooking. This process will take about four hours. Afterwards, you will try your own cooked dishes and enjoy them while drinking a glass of Moroccan wine.

Included in this program is a visit to High Atlas Mountain.

  • Gemma van de Burgt

    Gemma is from the Netherlands. After finishing her hotel school, she worked for several well-known businesses in the Netherlands. She has been living in Morocco since 2005.

This culinary tour will be held in Riad Safa, Marrakech. Riad is one of the last authentic quarters of the Marrakech Medina, a little escape from the hordes of tourists that overflow the famous Jemaa el Fna square which can be reached by foot in ten minutes.

Nearby places

  • Jemaa el Fna, 1 kilometer
  • Marrakech Menara Airport (RAK), 7 kilometers
Activities
  • Camel riding / rental nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa
  • Swimming
General
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • CafĂ© nearby
  • Car rental
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
Services
  • Bicycle rental nearby
  • Car rental nearby
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Local market
  • Tour assistance

In this culinary tour, you will be served daily breakfast as well as your cooked dishes for lunch. Dinners will also be served twice in Riad Safa and one in Fna square. In addition, tea and water will also be served during your stay.

Example of dishes you will prepare

  • Briouates with vegetables
  • Couscous with sweet onions and raisins
  • M'hancha
  • Sardines with chermoula
  • Tagine with boulette de sardines
  • Tagine with lamb and quince
  • Zaahlouk or courgettes

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Biking
  • Camel riding
  • Sahara tour
  • Visit The El Badi Palace, the oldest monuments in Marrakech
  • Visit El Bahia Palace
  • Visit The Mellah, Jewish quater of Marrakech
  • Trekking

Riad Safa has an in-house hammam and massage rooms, which are available by appointment. At additional costs, indulge yourself by booking treatments such as scrubs, massages, facials, waxing, manicure, and pedicure.

  • 1 dinner at Jemaa el Fna square
  • 1 excursion to High Atlas Mountain
  • 1 visit to central market in a suburb of Marrakech
  • 2 dinners in Riad Safa
  • 3 cooking classes including lunch and Moroccan wine
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers from and to Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK)
  • Culinary tour and shopping at local market
  • Daily breakfast, tea, and water
  • Airfares
  • Optional activities
  • Optional treatments

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Souk Cuisine will pick you up from the airport.

Testimonials

  • Review by Henita

    "Met in the main square and then each given a shopping list to find around the market and a purse of money. You are taken round the different parts of the souks and where to buy all the different ingredients, which is great! Then it's back to the kitchen where half the group cook half the dishes and the other half cook the other half. Massive portions and plenty to eat! Everyone sits down at the end to eat everything you have cooked. You get all the recipes for everything you have cooked too so you can go home and cook it again! All the recipes are from the local Moroccan ladies who help you cook, it's great knowing that you are cooking proper traditional local dishes. Great day out, nice taste of local culture and delicious food! "

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  • Review by A traveler from Toronto, Canada

    "The day started with a tour of the old medina buying the necessary ingredients for the class, learning about the souks and local history. It was very interesting! We weren't tourists now, we were buying what the locals buy! The cooking class was well organized supported by several local women who made the experience of learning Moroccan cuisine very enjoyable. Gemma is a wonderful host who kept the day moving forward, ending in a meal shared by all. Lots of food and laughter. A great way to spend the day."

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  • Review by Stephanie Herrenbrueck from Ratingen, Germany

    "Ein Dankeschön an Gemma! Es war ein toller Tag . Super interessant was man beim Einkauf alles gelernt und erfahren hat. Danke auch an die fleißigen Helfer die uns beim kochen unterstützt haben. Konnte vieles mitnehmen und freue mich schon das in Deutschland nach zukochen. Gruss Stephanie und Karina."

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  • Review by Jenna Robinson

    "One of the best things we did while in Morocco! I loved shopping in the markets for the ingredients to use in our recipes and everything that we made was absolutely delicious! I would recommend this activity to anyone!"

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  • Review by Adrienne Tidd

    "The cooking class we went on was a highlight of our trip to Marrakesh. Will be recreating the recipes at home."

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  • Review by Karen Karsten

    "Super leuke dag gehad. Veel uitleg! Relaxed door de souk, naar de bakker en de visboer en over de markt. Schone, gezellige ambiance. Heerlijk gegeten. Zeker een aanrader!"

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  • Review by Liesbeth Noorman from Amsterdam

    "Een hele relaxte beleving van de Souks, uitleg over diverse leuke plekjes en heerlijke recepten! Zeker een aanrader"

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  • Review by Willemijn Blom from Vlaardingen, Netherlands

    "Ontzettend leuk om kennis te maken met de Marokkaanse keuken. En Gemma laat alle leuke plekjes in de Medina zien. Echt een aanrader."

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Marrakech, Morocco

Souk Couisine organizes culinary events in Morocco and offers opportunities to learn how to cook as the Moroccans do at home.

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