One Week Sightseeing and Cooking with option to extend.
Join on an exclusive opportunity on a vacation to Marrakech where you will have an insider’s view on one of the world’s most highly-cherished cuisines.
Itinerary ( B = breakfast )
Day 1: Marrakech airport – hotel
Meet and greet at Marrakech airport then transfer to your hotel to relax. Enjoy the
rest of the day with a local guide. The tour will begin with the world-famous Jema
El Fna Square, which houses an array of food, snake charmers, local musicians,
and fortune-tellers, Koutoubia Minaret, the Bahia Palace, the Saadia Tombs the old
medina and its souks. Dinner on your own and overnight in Marrakech.
Day 2: Marrakech
After breakfast, we will take a trip to a local market, or souk, for grocery shopping.
There you will learn to bargain with local merchants, to test the ripeness of fruits
and the freshness of spices. Optional lunch will be provided at your riad. Meet at
5pm with the chef to prepare for the class. Cooking demonstration and lesson,
followed by dinner. Overnight in the Riad
Day 3: Marrakech – Ouirgane – Marrakech
After breakfast, we will take a day trip to Ouirgane, located about 90 minutes
away, on the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. With a gentle winter and a moderate
summer, this heart of the Amazigh countryside is ecologically rich. Pictures of the
abundant citrus trees rose gardens. Afternoon cooking class with the locals, we
learn about the artisanal dishes made in the Berber villages made during centuries
ago before returning to Marrakech for overnight.
Day 4: Marrakech (Free Morning Time)
You will have a free morning to explore the city on your own. Feel free to ask your
guide for sightseeing suggestions. Enjoy an afternoon guided cooking lesson.
Overnight in Marrakech.
Day 5: Marrakech – Essaouira – Imintanoute – Marrakech
After breakfast, depart for a day-trip to Essaouira, where you will have free time to
explore on your own. Although originally Portuguese, Essaouira was fortified by a
French-influenced architect named Vauban, and formed the settling ground for a
large Jewish population Essaouira has become the premiere destination for artists
and intellectuals. Lunch at local fish place. Afternoon depart to Berber center for
cooking class to learn the Amazigh traditional cooking. After dinner, return to
Marrakech for overnight.
Day 6: Marrakech (Free day)
Free day for last minute sightseeing and shopping.
Day 7: Marrakech airport
After breakfast, we will assist you to Marrakech airport for your return flight.
Please allow three hours for check-in to your international flights and two hours for domestic.
1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
Please contact us for additional pricing options from any departure airport not listed.
2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
Yes, you can arrange for that by contacting us either by phone or email.
3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available?
Check the dates listed above to see if there is availability for the specific date you are interested in. If there are multiple dates listed feel free to contact us for the most up-to-date availability.
Accommodations in Deluxe double / single rooms
4 cooking classes with the chef (2 with the chef & 1 with the locals)
Excursion to Essaouira with lunch at local restaurant
Excursion to Ouirgane with cooking demonstration at local Berber house
English speaking driver in a modern vehicle throughout the tour
Entrance fees at sites as per program
Porterage at airport and hotels
All Hotel service and local taxes are included
Rates are per person, based on double occupancy as described above.
International Airfare is not included and nonrefundable after booking.
Additional fees: Baggage fees may apply.
Airfare and departure taxes are additional.
Anything not listed above.
Cancellation policy and fees:
All cancellations subject to fee up to date specified.
Travel insurance is highly recommended.
Riad Hyane or Le Kech or Le Meridian or similar