Morocco Food Explorer
All the flavours of Morocco are on display on this satisfying authentic food adventure
The tagine is the perfect symbol of Morocco – varied in flavour, infinite in possibilities. Discover an intoxicating combination of Arabic, Berber, and European influences on this authentic food adventure. From a market breakfast in classic Casablanca, climb into the hills of the stunning Riff Mountains to gorge on goat’s cheese in Chefchaouen, picnic in the shadow of the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis, taste your way through the medieval laneways of Fes and Marrakech and dine on a Berber specialty in the Sahara desert. From street food and small-batch producers to home-cooked dinners and hands-on cooking classes, this is memorable Morocco on a plate.
Why you'll love this trip
Recline on Moroccan Kilims in the shadow of the ancient ruins of Volubilis and picnic on local ingredients, much like the Romans once did
Fes’ medina is a gift for the senses, with taste the main beneficiary. Take a tasting tour through the souks and learn to prepare the signature dish of the city, pastilla
Discover desert flavours on an overnight stay in the Sahara
Sit down to a slow-cooked feast of succulent mechoui (lamb) surrounded by the Atlas mountain range
Enjoy home-cooked dinner of Chefchaouen flavours with a family in the Blue City
Your 2-night 'feature stay' in Marrakech will be at a traditional Riad, where beauty is found in the harmony between Berber architecture, contemporary art and modern comfort. The roof terrace boasts spectacular views over the Atlas Mountains.
Is this trip right for you?
This trip aims to give you an exciting, diverse and well-rounded experience of a country’s cuisine. While we endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. In many countries, dietary restrictions are not common or well understood. If you have dietary requirements, please advise your agent at time of booking to receive information on how this may impact on your ability to take part in included activities and meals. Come with an open mind and open mouth, and you won’t be disappointed.
As this trip covers quite a lot of ground there are some long drives, particularly from Casablanca to Chefchaouen on Day 2, and the M'Goun Valley to Morocco on Day 10. These are excellent opportunities to get to know your fellow travellers better, catch up on some reading, or simply appreciate the scenery.
On Day 9 you'll visit M’Goun Valley. This remote area of Morocco is an amazing place to discover on foot, but to do so you'll need a moderate level of fitness and have the relevant footwear and clothing with you. Don’t worry if trekking isn’t really your thing, there are plenty of other activities to do in the valley.
The weather in Morocco can be extreme. Summer temperatures can be uncomfortably hot, especially for those who aren't accustomed to the heat, so please consider carefully what time of year you travel. If you do travel in the warmer months, pack layers to cover you from the sun, bring the necessary sun protection and drink plenty of water.
In 2018, Ramadan will take place from 15 May to 14 June. This is the holiest month of the year for Muslims around the world. While this can be an interesting time to experience Morocco, it is also likely to affect your travels. For instance, regular services may not be available or open during the daytime, such as restaurants or coffee bars. Please consider your travel arrangements carefully.
Although you shouldn’t expect any aggressive selling techniques in Morocco, please be aware that you may be approached by shop owners and street vendors offering their goods to you on regular occasions.
- Casablanca - Welcome Dinner
- Casablanca - Guided Tour of Hassan II Mosque
- Chefchaouen - Guided Walking Tour
- Chefchaouen - Goat Cheese Tasting
- Chefchaouen - Home-cooked Dinner
- Volubilis - Roman Picnic
- Fes - Souk Tasting Trail
- Middle Atlas - Couscous Demonstration and Lunch
- Marrakech - Medina Food Tour
- High Atlas - Hands on Cooking Class
Price shown is based on low season travel. Seasonal surcharges may apply.
Specific travel dates apply
*per person share twin