“Mustapha is a great guide, full of info on anything you wish to know about Marrakech and Morocco. We enjoyed all our stops along the tour, from the spices to the vegetables to the refreshing mint tea and all the delicious food. ...Joseph M., USA – See more reviews
What To Expect
Ready for a real food experience in Marrakech? Let's eat!
We kick off this Marrakech food tour at the beautiful and legendary Djemma El Fnaa square, home to almost a millennium of trading, bargaining, eating, and mingling. You'll feel the history, tradition, and culture instantly, and after an initial briefing, we'll wander off into the small streets leading and branching off from the square.
Along the way, we'll stop at hidden local shops that most tourists won't find, to taste a few of the numerous different versions of olives, and snack on nuts and other typical Moroccan snacks, before heading off towards the poultry/beef market to see how the locals shop and bargain. It's a fascinating experience and really gives you a wonderful insight into local life and traditions.
From there, we'll head to one of the most popular sections - the spice section! Moroccan cuisine is known for its vibrant spices, and here you'll learn how the spices are used in traditional cuisine, how Marrakech became such a popular spot for spice trading, and get inspired to recreate Moroccan culinary masterpieces when you get home. The spice market will totally enchant you with its exotic smells and bold colors from the likes of cumin, saffron, ginger, pepper, turmeric... we could go on, but you'd best just come to Marrakech and see for yourself!
We continue our Moroccan food odyssey through the souks, where we'll discover the many traditional breads, learn how nomadic communities preserved meat for periods of scarcity and wars, perhaps try a cow hoof or sheep's head, and stop by to try some Ghoulal. We'll end up in the square where, after seeing all the fresh ingredients of the souks and markets, we'll enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner amid the bustling World Heritage listed Djemma El Fnaa at its peak.
Surrounded by people, snakes and their charmers, monkeys and their mischief, the atmosphere is hard to beat. We're pretty sure this will be an experience that'll stick with you for a very long time.
Local English-speaking guide
Tastings in the market
Meals and drinks unless specified
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Children under 6 are not permitted to join this tour.
Tour takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Tour ends at Djemma El Fnaa Square.
Morocco can be considered a liberal Muslim country, as many Moroccan women do not wear headscarves. However, Morocco is still very conservative by standards you may be accustomed to at home, thus you should dress accordingly. As a general guideline, shoulders, cleavage, and knees should be covered at all times. Wearing shorts (men and women), low-cut tops, and showing your midriff is not recommended as it will restrict your entry into buildings of a religious nature and family homes, as it is considered disrespectful to the local culture. Long, light-colored, lightweight sleeved shirts, trousers, and skirts are respectful. They'll cover your body, keep you cool in the heat, and protect you from the harsh sun. As this is an evening tour, please bring a jumper in case it gets cool after dark.
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4 days and 3 nights
4 days / 3 nights