Morocco Culinary Tour: Morocco Cooking Vacation – Morocco Cooking Classes & Culinary Tour
Duration: 9:00am – 6:00pm Daily
Morocco Travel Included: Morocco Cooking Classes, Morocco Transport, English, Arabic, French Speaking Driver, Expert Chefs & Culinary W
Starting & Finishing Point: Your Riad or Hotel In Marrakech
MOROCCO COOKING VACATION: A TASTE OF MOROCCO
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Travel Morocco – A Morocco Cuisine Tour from Fes to Marrakech.
Travel to Morocco for a Morocco Cooking Vacation. Spend a week-long stay in Fes and Marrakech where you will discover and learn how to cook Moroccan traditional cuisine with some of the best chefs. Enjoy Moroccan cooking classes, two excursions, typical daily Moroccan breakfasts and submerge yourself in the colourful, welcoming Moroccan culture.
DAY 1: CASABLANCA – FES
▶ Pick up from Casablanca airport.
▶ Start your visit at the Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest mosques in the world that stands besides the sea and boasts stunning views along with breathtaking arches and zellij tiled walls, floors and fountains.
▶ Lunch at Casa’s port, the Corniche with a wide open view of the Atlantic Ocean.
▶ After lunch take the road to Fes.
▶Arrive in Fes, settle in and explore the old city on your own.
▶ Welcome drink followed by orientation and dinner. Dinner at your riad and spend the night in Fes.
DAY 2: FES
▶Moroccan Cooking lessons at a local riad-family house.
The Moroccan Culinary Experience
The hands-on cooking classes take place right in the heart of a family house – the kitchen. This is a very intimate experience, staying in a villa with the family and being immersed into family life in Morocco. You’ll learn the intricacies of Moroccan cuisine and then of course savour your creations.
▶Following breakfast, you will be taken you to the souk to shop for your first cooking class.
▶During your first class you will see how ouarka (the dough used in b’steeya) is made and perhaps have time to buy a few spices to take home.
▶Lunch to follow.
▶Depart for a guided tour of Fes el Bali (Old Fes) to learn some of Fes’s history, tour the souks, see the mosques and medersas and visit the famous leather tanneries.
▶Within the old medina, we will the following historical sites:
▶Medersa Bou Inania: An (Islamic school) founded by Abu Inan Faris that is highly decorated from ﬂoor to ceiling. The medersa is one of the few religious places in Morocco that is accessible to non- Islamic tourists.
▶Kairaouine Mosque: Morocco’s second largest mosque. The Kairaouine Mosque became the home of the West’s ﬁrst university and the world’s foremost center of learning at the beginning of the second millennium.
▶Berber Carpet Demonstration:
The Famous Exhibition of Antique and Modern Carpets is one of the
places in Fès el Bali where you can see a Berber carpet demonstration. You will be offered mint tea and follow your guide up a coil of stairs to a small area to watch carpets being made by young girls who come from the mountains to show tourists how Berber carpets are made.
▶Shopping in the Medina: We will visit the baboosh souk where
they sell beautiful hand made shoes, cafdans, pottery, local Fassis crafts and fabric.
▶Return with some time at leisure before dinner. Spend the night in Fes.
DAY 3: FES
▶After breakfast, will be your second cooking class, followed by lunch.
▶This afternoon, take a guided historical tour of Fes el Jedid (New Fes) including the mellah (Jewish Quarter).
▶Continue through the Jardins del Boujeloud before reaching Fes del Jedid where you will see the Royal Palace, the synagogue and the Jewish cemetery in the Jewish quarter.
▶Tonight’s dinner is at Palais de Medina restaurant. Here you will enjoy fabulous food as well as a show of traditional Bellydancing and Gnaoua music.
DAY 4: FES
▶After breakfast depart for a full day tour of Volubilis and Meknes. These two places embody much of Morocco’s early history. Volubilis was the Roman Empire’s most remote base and here you’ll find the most impressive Roman sites in Morocco.
▶Enroute to Volubilis, stop at a local olive press and see olives being pressed as they have been for hundreds of years.
▶Return from Volubilis and have lunch at your riad.
▶Take part in your third cooking lesson. Two samples of the most popular menus that you will create are:
Zaalook- Eggplant salad- (Starter)
First Course: Tagine beef and prunes
Second Course: Fish with chermoula (a marinade)
Dessert: Carrot orange dish
Seafood Bastilla – Pastry with seafood (Starter)
First Course: Chicken lemon
Second Course: Vegetarian couscous
Dessert: Gazelle horn and mint tea
And many more menus are available.
▶ Spend the remainder of the evening at leisure (this is an opportunity to return to the souk to shop or perhaps to visit the local hammam).
▶Tonight, dinner will be at the riad.
DAY 5: FES – MARRAKECH
▶Rise early, have breakfast and take the road to Marrakech.
►Arrive in Marrakech, check in at your hotel and visit Djema El Fna Square.
►Dinner in Djema El Fina Square – Beneath the foothills of the Atlas Mountains in the city center of Marrakesh lies Djemma el Fna, a famous UNESCO recognized city square, where you will discover a world of mysterious bazaars and a set amidst the ancient city walls of Marrakech’s medina. Djemma El Fna is a unique L- shaped square best described as a labyrinth of mazes. In the evening, snake charmers, fortune tellers, monkeys & musicians transform this city Center into a medieval circus.
►Return to your riad for the evening.
DAY 6: MARRAKECH
▶Following breakfast, you will be given a guided tour of Marrakech.
►On your guided tour we will trave to French, Gueliz also referred to as the garden district and the home of Morocco’s Majorelle Gardens. The Majorelle Gardens are a lush, garden estate designed by Jacque Majorelle and maintained by Yves Saint Laurent. The Majorelle Garden is filled with colorful walkways, ponds, cactus and plants as well as a beautiful shop with hand-made goods.
►Next we will drive to the Lower Medina to explore more of Marrakech’s secrets: El Badhi Palace and the Mosque of Koutoubia.
▶Lunch to follow.
▶After lunch you will return to your riad to partake in a cooking class. During your class you will learn the typical tradition of tanjia Marrakshia which is a typical dish made with meat, prunes and a spécial sauce.
►At mid-day you can either rest at your riad or we can spend the rest of the afternoon shopping in the heart of Marrakech’s souk and exploring the vast array of local crafts from cactus silk blankets, to hand made pottery, fabrics, and other local crafts.
►Have dinner at Le Comptoir, one of Marrakech’s most contemporary restaurants that boasts a fantastic mélange of traditional and contemporary Moroccan cuisine.
DAY 7: MARRAKECH
►Departure from Marrakech’s Menara Airport.