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Marrakech: Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class & Market Visit

1. Marrakech: Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class & Market Visit

You will meet Khmisa and Kawtar, who will host you for a meal at Khmisa's place in the heart of Medina. Enjoy Moroccan traditional cuisine together with the chefs. You will be welcomed with traditional mint tea. First, you will discuss with the chefs the menu choices for you, which will be composed of the most typical best Moroccan dishes. Then you will go with Chef Khmisa to the Old Souk. The walk through the souk to buy the fresh ingredients will allow you to learn more about Moroccan culinary culture. Once back home from the market, you will start the preparation with the chef. You can sit and enjoy the meal with your group, or if you’ve chosen the private tour option, dine with your close friends and family and take in the home-cooked food.

Marrakech: Tagine Cookery Class With a Local

2. Marrakech: Tagine Cookery Class With a Local

Get ready for the ultimate tajine experience on this one of a kind tour in Marrakech. From market to plate, you’ll learn how to whip up a tajine from scratch, using ingredients from the famous Marrakech souks. The best part of it all? You get to devour your tajine after you’ve made it! Stroll among the locals as you select the meat, vegetables, herbs, and spices that form the basis of Moroccan cuisine. Learn how spices are used, and about their historic importation to Morocco over thousands of years. Discover homegrown ingredients, such as saffron from Taliouine, mint and olives from Meknes, and oranges and lemons from Fez. Then, during your hands-on cookery class, an expert chef will teach you how to make traditional dishes central to Moroccan meals. Among the most famous Moroccan dishes are couscous, pastila, tagine, tanjia, and harira. Although the last is a soup, it is considered a dish in itself, especially during Ramadan, and is often served with delicious local dates. Once you have prepared your tagine meal, sit down to savor the delights of your cookery class in the delightful surroundings of a typical riad. Afterwards you will be transferred back to your hotel, armed with your own exclusive Moroccan recipes to try at home.

Essaouira: Traditional Family Style Moroccan Cooking Class

3. Essaouira: Traditional Family Style Moroccan Cooking Class

Enjoy an evening in the name of Moroccan food and culture. Visit a local market, where you shop for the ingredients you will cook with later. Cook up a traditional Moroccan feast for dinner at a local family home and discover the authentic flavors of this exciting cuisine.   Meet your guide who will take take you to visit the local market. Learn from him about the local produce you see as well as Moroccan traditions and customs. Feel free to ask your questions and share your culinary experiences.  Upon arrival to your host “Khadija’s Kuzina” in his traditional house, you will be welcomed with open arms and authentic Moroccan hospitality. Over the next few hours, Khadija & Hussein will teach you how to cook a tasty meal of local dishes. Cooking with Khadija is often a unique social experience. She will share stories about food, about her family, and about her life.  Once your culinary masterpieces are ready, you will savor the real taste of Moroccan family cooking, around a meal served with a lot of love.

Marrakech: Pottery Workshop

4. Marrakech: Pottery Workshop

This pottery training course is designed to allow you to understand the two different shaping techniques most practiced in Morocco: the turning on the famous traditional potter's wheel and the technique of molding.  It is also an opportunity for you to observe all the workshop's organization from the first clay preparation, until the firing and the glazing of potteries.  Enjoy a tea break midway through. You will be helped during the class by an experienced craftsman.

Marrakech: Babouch Making Workshop in the Medina

5. Marrakech: Babouch Making Workshop in the Medina

Take part in an authentic leather workshop. Meet Youssef, craftsman leather worker who works in his studio in the medina. Learn all about the world of leather and how it is prepared to be worked on to make Moroccan leather products. You will spend time making your own slippers, the Moroccan babouch. The workshop is 3.5-hours long and you will learn how to work with different types of leather and make your own babouch. Take a tea break and enjoy a homemade Moroccan pastry. You will be given all the necessary tools and raw materials for your practical work and there is a guide on hand who will help with translation, ensure the good progress of the workshop and assist you in a general way. Photographs taken during the session will be emailed to you.

Marrakech: City Photography Walking Tour

6. Marrakech: City Photography Walking Tour

Follow a local guide on a photography tour of Marrakech. Let your guide show you interesting angles and give you helpful tips on how to take fantastic photos of this vibrant city. Meet your local guide and get your camera ready. Be escorted by a official guide that speaks the language. Walk to the city's hotspots and hidden gems. Frame shots that capture the colorful and lively souk markets. Take pictures of elaborate mosaics and shining fountains. Get creative with original shots of the ancient architecture in the old town. Discover the secret beauty of this picturesque city.

Half-Day Morrocan Cookery Class in Marrakech

7. Half-Day Morrocan Cookery Class in Marrakech

Moroccan cuisine is among the most exquisite in the world and on your Marrakech vacation you will probably have enjoyed some delicious tagines, caught the rich aroma of multiple spices, and discovered fantastic flavorings in salads and sides. Now, you can take it a step further and learn how to cook these delectable dishes to try out when you get home. The 6-hour excursion offers a complete immersion in Moroccan home cooking. In a lovely countryside setting, you will learn how to cook a traditional meal and how to mix fabulous Moroccan drinks. At the end of the day, you will get to taste the fruits of your labor. After a morning pick-up from your chosen Marrakech location, you will be driven to the farm a few miles from the city center. Here the delightful Moroccan cook, Nezha, will teach you all you need to know. The main meal in her cookery program changes according to the day of the week, but she will introduce you to an array of aromas and equipment, such as the conical pots that are used to prepare traditional tagines. The easy-to-follow course, on specially prepared and individual workstations, will be fun and educational. After you have prepared your meal, including breads, salads and desserts, it is time to enjoy the results on the terrace, set among olive, lemon and orange groves. If the weather is too hot, you can relax in the comfort of the air-conditioned indoor dining area.

Marrakesh: Arabic Calligraphy Class

8. Marrakesh: Arabic Calligraphy Class

Enhance your trip to Marrakesh with an authentic calligraphy class taught by a local. Join Noureddine, an experienced artist who has taught many hundreds of people the art of old and modern calligraphy during his 40 year career. At his traditional workshop in the heart pf Marrakesh, spend 4 hours learning and practicing the skill of calligraphy. Whether you’re making your first calligraphy strokes, or expanding your skill set, the class is suitable for anyone with a love for creativity. In the class, cover the different style of writing letters, and learn how to create beautifully flowing words. There’s also time to enjoy some local Moroccan pastries and share a cup of tea with your host as you engage in some friendly conversation and explore the workshop.

Essaouira: 4 Hour Surf Lesson

9. Essaouira: 4 Hour Surf Lesson

Start your surfing adventure at the local tour operator’s water sports store. Meet your guide for the day and get kitted out with all the necessary equipment you’ll need. Then, head onto the beach where the real fun begins. If you’re a beginner, your guide will first help you focus on how to balance and pop up from your board to your feet. Learn about understanding the waves and how to catch the right wave at the optimum moment for good surf. Then it’s time to work on your posture and stance to extend your ride on the board. If you’ve already got some surf experience, the lesson will be tailored to your level. Explain to your instructor the level of surf experience you have and then focus on your objectives for the session to perfect your skills. For the 4 hour course, you will have 2 hours in the morning followed by 2 hours in the afternoon with a break for lunch and relax in-between.

Marrakech: Private Half-Day Cooking Class and Tour

10. Marrakech: Private Half-Day Cooking Class and Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or accommodation, or other location on arrangement, and then transfer to a riad to learn more about the food culture of Morocco and take part in a cooking class to discover how to cook the recipes for yourself.   Hear all about the secrets of Moroccan cuisine from a chef and experience the simple but warm hospitality of the Berbers. Prepare your own chicken tagine with lemon and olive, or couscous with various vegetables, along with different salads typical of Morocco and a delicious dessert made with fruit. Sit down to taste what you have prepared in a friendly atmosphere with your cooking team. Then, get dropped off at your hotel at the end of the amazing experience.

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What people are saying about Marrakesh-Safi

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Such an amazing experience, like no other cooking class I’ve taken. You are welcomed into someone’s home, and what follows feels like a real home cooking experience. Khmisa is a fantastic teacher and a friendly host, and the class is taught in such a way that all the students are fully collaborating on a meal we will all share, yet I still feel I have all the skills and knowledge necessary now to replicate what we did by myself at home. Cannot recommend this experience highly enough

We started off by walking across a market to buy some groceries and were told a little bit about how shopping at the market works. Then we got to enjoy a really nice cooking class, preparing sort of a three course menu all together. We also ate what we made and honestly it was some of the best food we had during our vacation! Home made food is always the best also the guides are very warm and welcoming!

Had a wonderful cooking experience! We were taught how to make mint tea, chicken tagine with olives and an orange and banana dessert. Walked through the market to get the products where we were taught Arabic and picked up a very fresh chicken. Would recommend this to others

A very good time with the best food we’ve enjoyed in Marrakech. We would definitely recommend this activity.

Super Karima, beautiful, informative and fun experience