Culinary Tour to Marrakech, Morocco

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Everywhere you look, there's something exotic and sensuous around every corner. It's hard to find words to describe this magical place, but the sights, sounds, smells and tastes are simply mesmerizing!   From the moment you land in Marrakech, it's as if you've been transported to an exotic new world.  I can't wait for you to join me to discover all that this place has to offer!

Discover the magic and flavors of Morocco.

Throughout our week together, we'll stay in luxurious accomodations, enjoy sumptuous Moroccan food and emmerse ourselves in the history and culture from bustling Marrakech, to the tranquil coast.  We'll stay at a gorgous property at the gates to the medina, or old city center, where we can meander the narrow passageways and discover local shops selling everything from spices and preserved lemons to slippers and hand painted pottery. We'll visit the famous souks and spice markets, where I've found some of my favorite treasures.

Since this is a culinary tour, we will definitely spend some time cooking!  My Moroccan chef and friend, Bahija, and I will teach you how to make classics, such as a four-step method to make the fluffiest couscous you can imagine.  We'll also show you how to combine the areas incredible ingredients and spices to braise in a tagine over fire!

Yet, there is so much to see in Morocco, so I'm going to take you to a few spots that are off the beaten path.  In fact, we'll head out to a much more rural part of the country and explore a place making the most delightful wines!  It's on the way to the coast, and since my last group loved it so much, we'll make an adventure of it and spend the night at a lovely riad in the delightful little town called Sidi Kaouki. From here, we can explore the white-walled seaside town, Essouira, and make traditional berber bread or argan oil with local women.

With so much history and beautiful scenery around us, we'll make sure to explore it all, and I hope you like surprises, because I have several in store for you! 

I'm excited to share this enchanting part of the world with you. Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

 

** Price based on double occupancy. Limited availability for sIngle occupancy rooms.  Single supplement charge applies for solo travelers. Airfare not included. Deposit of $2000.00 per person required to secure a spot.  See tour terms here.

 

Our luxurious accomodations in Marrakech are at Villa Jardin Nomade.  This lush and welcoming oasis is perfeclty situated at the gates of Marrakech, the ancestral capital of southern Morocco.

Here we'll enjoy a secret garden of one hectare planted with hundreds of palm trees, orange trees, mandarin trees, date palms, century-old olive trees and thousands of roses concealing our magnificent villa.


The Villa Jardin Nomade is located in the heart of a luxuriant and flowery park and features a large private swimming pool, spacious common areas and a large covered terrace opening onto the pool. The living room, dining room, outdoor terrace and swimming pool are fully soundproofed with BOSE equipment, so I hope you're ready to dance! 

In addition to Wifi HD, the property features air conditioning and heating, room safes, satellite TV, CD / DVD player in the living room library, heated swimming pool with sun loungers, parasols and towels, and a fitness terrace with a treadmill, spin bike, abdominal bench, and weights.

Then we'll head toward the Atlantic Coast, and stay at the Ribali riads in Sidi Kaouki. This beautiful boutique hotel is just a few steps from miles of gorgeous sandy beaches and offers stunning views over the coast and mountains.  Here we can relax and soak up Moroccan rural life, and take an easy drive to the bustling souks in Essaouira. We'll enjoy lovely private and shared gardens, a selection of swimming pools, a professionally managed hammam and spa and tennis court. This place has something for everyone, including great surfing, camel trekking and horse riding for the adventurous types!

 

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We won't need to go far for some of the best Moroccan experiences, such as glorious spa treatments and a swim in the tranquil pool, yet this tour is about immersing ourselves in the culture.  Together with our knowledgeable guide, we'll walk through the famous "souks" (markets) and visit historic sites, the incredible Marjorelle Gardens, Bahia Palace, and Jemaa el-Fnaa in the medina. One night, we can head out to one of the finest restaurants in town for an optional feast!

I'm also going to take you to a few spots that are off the beaten path.  In fact, we'll head out to a much more rural part of the country and explore a place making the most delightful wines!  It's on the way to the coast, and since my last group loved it so much, we'll make an adventure of it and spend the night at a lovely riad in the delightful little town called Sidi Kaouki.  We'll follow a narrow road that crosses a beautiful forest of argan and thuja, and gradually, descend towards the big blue ocean and the riad where we'll rest for the night.  Whether the vilage's namesake, Sidi Kaouki, was a vet who saved goats from a plague epidemic, or a lord who came from the Middle East to find peace, this is the kind of town where you'll likely see camels chew nonchalantly on the beach!  From here, we can also explore the white-walled seaside town, Essouira.  

On our way back to Marrakech for our final nights, perhaps we should stop to learn how to make traditional berber bread or gather argan seeds to press into oil with local women?!

As I said, I like surprises, so, I'm not going to share any details about our final night in Marrakech, but it will be unforgettable!

 

The price for this journey is $6500.00 US per person, based on double occupancy. A non-refundable deposit of $2000.00 US per person is required to register for the journey. Limited single occupancy rooms available and a single supplement charge of $2000.00 US applies for solo travelers. See the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Meals, wine, accommodations, cooking classes, day trips, tastings, transfers from Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) or central Marrkesh hotels to and from our hotel, as well as transportation during the tour, are included. One optional dinner not included. Airfare is not included in the package price. Your journey begins with an evening reception and dinner on the first day and concludes with breakfast on the final day of your tour. We will arrange for your pickup at the Marrakech airport and will transport you directly to our accomodations on the first day of your journey. 

We are committed to following Country, State and local health guidelines to the best of our ability during this tour.