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Experience Morocco: Visit a Souk and Cook Moroccan Food in Marrakech provided by Marrakech Urban Adventures

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

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Overview
Cook a feast of regional foods with a small-group Marrakech cooking class that includes lunch in a traditional Moroccan home. Since you’ll go all the way from market-fresh ingredients to a finished meal, this cooking class is a great way to learn techniques and recipes that you can easily recreate in your home kitchen.
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
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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Kristen G wrote a review Mar 2020
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We took this class on our first day in Marrakech and it was a great way to be introduced to the city by walking through the souks and meeting other travellers. The guide and cooks were wonderful and very informative.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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sandy wrote a review Mar 2020
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Thank you Sanae for your Amazing time , Food , Tour We recomend this tour very well . we will come back again , and cook deferent stuff .
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Claudia M wrote a review Mar 2020
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Myself and my friend did this class and I couldn’t recommend it enough! The food was delicious and it was so much fun to prepare it all. Full of flavours and a good way to see the souks. Our tour guide and host was amazing and made the experience fun! It is a must while in
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Tom Skelton wrote a review Feb 2020
Maidenhead, United Kingdom4 contributions
My girlfriend and I found this activity truly amazing. Sanae our host was simply excellent. The tour around the market to buy the ingredients was fun and really insightful. The cooking class itself was really relaxed and enjoyable and she really made the whole experience
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Maxima K wrote a review Feb 2020
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Wow! An awesome and excellent adventurous day spend cooking in a beautiful Riad!! First of all, we met at the square Djeema el Fna which was kind of tricky as there were many people waiting for different guides. Our guide Kaima was really nice and showed us the market stalls
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Marrakech Urban Adventures
kGlennAnderson
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Great guide!
We loved our evening with Omar. he was funny, knowledgable, and made it easy to navigate different foods that were
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931katyaValentine
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Donuts, pastries, bread, olives, pastries, snails, soup, ginger tea and lamb
I really enjoyed the food tour we had with Omar, he was the perfect guide, knowledgeable, funny and encouraging! It
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635hilaryw
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Tagine cookery class
Great fun, good company and lovely food. Collecting the ingredients before hand was interesting too.
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SUS15
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Excellent Experience!
Mohammed was our guide on this tour. If you have ever gone around Djemaa El Fna on your own, you will understand ho
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marieaW9127AD
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Cooking class
karima and Hanane were both amazing, the whole experience from start to finish was just the best, really enjoyed it
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Andrew H
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Interesting tour & good guide Mo
Mo was a great guide - on time, polite, informative, cheerful and helpful. He speaks umpteen languages & his Englis
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Sormeh
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Best tour to get to know Marrakech
I had a tour with Mo. He is the best tour guide you can image. We walked to historical places and he very well expl
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Richard C
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Great experience!
Amazing guide and a great way to not only sample and learn about the food of the country, but to also learn about t
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Rikadu85
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Great Trip
Tour guide was really informative and friendly. I garnered a much deeper understanding of Moroccan culture both pas
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plivingstone84
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Great food evening with Omar
A great way to navigate the hustle and bustle of the main market and the side streets. Omar our guide was excellent
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O2525TZrobertg
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Food tour Urban Adventures
Excellent trip over 3 hours around the very busy main square in the evening. Enjoyed a thorough tasting of what and
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legacyoflight333
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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 l
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L8437KHgeorges
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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 delicacies
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asdrago
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Cooking lesson
I booked a cooking lesson on tagine, it was really nice. Very reliable and fantastic. Our teacher, Sanae, met us at
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Marlene P
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An excellent guide!!
We took this tour with Youssef, I actually bought it through Expedia, the company is urban Adventures. Oh my! he is
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  • Duration: 4h
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