Morocco Gastronomic Tour

This tour is ideal for anyone who wants to combine their passion for food with their passion for travel. Moroccan cooking is a delectable combination of culinary influences from the Arabs, Berbers, French and Spanish. Alongside our expert chefs, you’ll learn Moroccan cooking techniques and recipes for traditional Moroccan foods such as tagines, couscous and pastilla.

At a GlanceMorocco Gastronomic tour view of various herbs and spices used to make tagine
Sat     Welcome to Casablanca. Transfer to hotel
Sun    Cooking lesson with Chef Monceiff. Travel to Rabat
Mon  Visit Meknes. Continue to Fes via Moullay Idriss
Tue    Cooking class and sightseeing tour of Fes
Wed  Travel alongside the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech
Thu   Historical Marrakech tour. Cooking lesson in a Riad
Fri     Farm cooking class. Continue to Casablanca
Sat   Tour ends with transfer to Casablanca Airport

The tour starts in Casablanca with a visit to the Hassan II Mosque. After your first cooking lesson, you will travel to Rabat for a short tour of the city. Meknes is our next stop before reaching Fes for another cooking demonstration and a city tour.

Travel via Beni Mellal to Marrakesh, a city divided into two districts. The Medina and the modern district called Gueliz or Vile Nouvelle. Here your days are filled with a spice and an outdoor kitchen workshop and a visit to the historical sites is also included in your tour program. Finally we will have to bid farewell to a city which now attracts two million tourist annually.

What food?

Clear your plate for flavour-filled Morocco, where Berber, Arabic and European influences mix to create an adventurous culinary cocktail. Follow the smell of food through mesmerising markets and master recipes taught by those that know them best. Grab street food from a souq and share traditional meals with the locals. Learn how to make tomato and grilled pepper salad, Eggplant “Zalouk Salad: Kafta Tagine with poached eggs, Orange supreme with cinnamon. Take a handful of bustling souqs, mix with a dash of sea and season with fresh local produce, all drizzled with warm Moroccan hospitality for an adventure that will linger long on the tongue and in the memory and with Certificate in hand issued by the “Jardin potager”.

 

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Day 1

Casablanca:
* Welcome to Mohamed V airport.
* Assistance & transfer to Casablanca.
* Orientation tour of the economic capital of Morocco with an external visit of Casablanca’s big mosque.
* Check in at the hotel.
* Dinner and overnight in Casablanca
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Day 2

Casablanca – Rabat (95km):
* Breakfast at the hotel
* Cooking lessons with Chef Monceif
– Menu:
Reception with Moroccan tea.
Variety of Moroccan salads (Kebda mchermla; Tchoukchouka).
Tajine of chicken with lemon and olives.
Supreme of orange with cinnamon.
* After lunch we depart for Rabat; the white Imperial City and the Administrative capital of the Kingdom.
* City tour of Rabat which includes the Mechouar (ramparts and walls surrounding the Royal Palace); the Oudaya Kasbah; the splendid Mohammed V mausoleum and the Hassan tower.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel
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Day 3

Rabat – Meknes – Fez (220km):
* Breakfast and departure to Meknes.
* The old Medina is surrounded by a triple thickness of 40 km long walls and preserves the most beautiful gate of Morocco: the Bab Mansour.
* Also visit of the Royal stables of Moulay Ismael; the Medina and the Jewish quarter.
* Optional lunch
* Continuation to Fez via Moulay Driss.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
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Day 4

Fez:
* After breakfast; you will have a brief tour of Fez before commencing new cooking lessons in the heart of the Medina from 10h00 to 14h00.
* The new school serves as your entry point to the secrets of Moroccan cuisine. Chefs express their pride in Moroccan culture through the traditional dishes they prepare; whether at this place or at home for their families.
* The team of chefs have gained their skills from their mothers and grandmothers.
* They’ll share their cooking skills with you on how to prepare authentic Moroccan dishes as they have been prepared for generations!
* Afternoon devoted to the sightseeing of Fez; the most ancient of the Imperial cities founded in the 8th century by Moulay Idriss II.
* Visit of the medieval Medina with its Attarine and Bou Anania Medersas (religious Islamic universities); the Nejjarine fountain; the Moulay Idriss mausoleum; and the Karaouine Mosque.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
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Day 5

Fez – Beni Mellal – Marrakesh (445km):
* Travel via Adaroch passing by farms and of husbandry cows in Mrirert and Khenifra to Marrakesh.
* Optional lunch and a moment of relaxation in Beni Mellal; one of the agricultural centres of Morocco.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Marrakesh
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Day 6

Marrakesh:
* Visit of historical Marrakesh: the Saadian tombs; the Bahia Palace; the Koutoubia Minaret.
* New cooking lesson and lunch in a Riad in the Medina of Marrakech:
* Menu : Four kinds of Moroccan salads;
Tagine of chicken with preserved lemon
Tagine of Kefta with poached eggs
Pastillia with milk and almonds.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel
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Day 7

Marrakesh – Casablanca (220km):
* Breakfast and departure to a new cooking venue in a farm in the suburbs of Marrakesh
* Welcome with Bio mint tea and a Moroccan tea workshop .
* Spices workshop. Ecologic visit to kitchen garden:
* Outdoor Kitchen workshop followed by a cooking demonstration “Chicken Tagine with candied lemon”
* Beef Tagine with Prunes
* Vegetarian Tagine
* Tomato and grilled pepper salad
* Eggplant Zaalouk salad
* Fried Banana Moroccan way.
* Small stroll in the village.
* Lunch.
* Receive your Certificate of Jardin potager bio ORTY-CT
* Afternoon departure to Casablanca
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Casablanca.
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Day 8

Casablanca – Departure
* Transfer to the Mohammed V Airport for your departure with assistance formalities.
* On arrival at the airport you will board your flight for your onward destination.
* Services end at Mohammed V Airport.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Morocco experience. We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

* Welcome & assistance at Mohammed V airport.
* Hotel accommodation based on Half Board Basis (HB)
* Transportation with private deluxe vehicle according to the number of participants.
* Local Tour Escort in the cities for 2/4 travelers
* National Tour Guide for 6 travelers or more
* Our assistance.

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL and DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
* Tips to the hotels and entrance to the monuments
* Departure every Saturday based on MIN 2 pax
* Insurance: All types
* Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
* Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL and DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, supplier rate changes and fuel levies.
* Departure every Saturday based on MIN 2 pax

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