Tage 12

Style Original

Preis ab EUR 1.048

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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 in local homes. Take a handful of bustling medinas, 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.

Übersicht

Start
Casablanca
Ende
Marrakech
Besuchte Länder
Marokko
Style
Original
Theme
Food
Trip Code
XMZF
Mindestalter
Gruppengröße
12
Physical rating

Highlights

  • Discover the wide world of bread that forms an essential part of every Moroccan meal, hollowed out khobz filled with boiled eggs will be your new favourite breakfast!
  • Get a real insight into Moroccan food with a home-cooked dinner in the Blue City, Chefchaouen. Prepared with seasonal ingredients – enjoy a dish that’s bursting with flavour and made with love.
  • Soak up what could be the quintessential smell of Morocco as you watch ras el hanout, a rich and complex blend of delicious spices, being freshly ground in a Marrakech souk.
  • Indulge in mechoui (slow roasted lamb), that’s deliciously falling-apart after being cooked in a pit beneath the floor – all while looking over market stalls in the incredible Djemma el Fna.
  • Take a guided 'tasting trail' through Fes and enjoy a cooking demonstration – learn how to create one of the city's signature dishes, bastilla, a salty and sweet pastry parcel.

Reiseprogramm



Day 1
Casablanca
Salaam Aleikum! Welcome to Morocco. Your adventure begins today with a welcome meeting at 6 pm where you’ll meet your tour leader and fellow travellers. As there’s little free time included in Casablanca on this trip, consider coming a day early to fully explore the city. Modelled after Marseille in France, the city is famous for its art deco buildings. A pleasant way to spend a day exploring Casablanca is to wander the old medina and the city walls, then jump in a taxi to visit the Quartiers des Habous, the new medina. Then perhaps take a walk along the Corniche, watching the locals play football on the beach, or take it easy with a glass of sweet mint tea in one of the many great cafes. This evening, join your group for a welcome dinner of delicious traditional specialties.

Day 2
Meknes / Moulay Idriss
After a local street breakfast in Casablanca, take an early train to Meknes. In the 17th century, Sultan Moulay Ismail turned Meknes from a provincial town to a spectacular Imperial city. On arrival, get to know Meknes on an orientation walk with your leader. For lunch, visit a friendly local restaurant in the medina and try a Moroccan delicacy – a camel burger! Next, drive approximately 1 hour to Moulay Idriss where you’ll visit a local olive press and learn the secrets behind their fragrant olive oil, a speciality of the region. This evening, settle in at a local guesthouse, where the art of hand-rolled couscous is lovingly demonstrated along with an authentic Moroccan meal.

Day 3
Chefchaoeun
This morning, drive to Chefchaouen, or the ‘blue city’, arguably one of the prettiest places in Morocco. Set against a wide valley and nestled between two peaks in the stunning Rif Mountains, Chefchaouen may take you by surprise. Its medina has been lovingly cared for with striking blue and whitewashed houses, red-tiled roofs and artistic doorways. Much of Chefchaouen was recreated by Andalusian refugees escaping the Reconquista, so you might feel like you’re in the hills of Spain while exploring its streets. Ease into the relaxed pace of life in this rural retreat. This evening you’ll get a real insight into Moroccan food with a home-cooked dinner prepared with seasonal ingredients – bursting with flavour and made with love.

Day 4
Fes
Enjoy your morning in Chefchaouen exploring the sights, sounds, and smells of the medina, the shops in the square selling woven goods and small sweets, and, most importantly, enjoy a taste of the town’s famous goat’s cheese. Herds of goats wander the sparse hillsides that surround Chefchaouen, and their cheese is sold in great fresh rounds in the street markets. In the afternoon travel to Fes, the most complete medieval city in the Arab world. Fes is the spiritual and cultural heart of Morocco – vibrant, noisy, fascinating and overwhelming – a visual and pungent feast for the senses. You’ll have free time for the rest of the day to explore. This evening is a great time to seek out Moroccan specialities like harira (chickpea soup).

Day 5
Fes
Take a guided group walking tour of the old city, known locally as Fes el Bali. Step back into the Middle Ages as you explore the labyrinth of the Medina, which is alive with craftsmen, markets, tanneries and mosques. Pass donkeys piled high with goods (this is one of the largest car-free urban zones in the world) and explore the specialty sections that divide the souk. Look out for the Medersa Bou Inania, one of the city’s most beautiful buildings, which has recently been restored and is now open to tourists. Also, visit a ceramics factory where you can see traditional handmade pottery being made. Your local leader will guide you on a ‘tasting trail’ along the way today before enjoying an evening cooking demonstration, where you’ll learn how to create one of the city’s signature dishes – pastilla (or bastilla) – a salty and sweet pastry parcel.

Day 6
Midelt
Leave the intensity of the city behind for the simplicity of the scenic Middle Atlas Mountains. Drive south, inland through a variety of spectacular scenery – fertile valleys, cedar and pine forests and barren, rocky landscapes (approximately 4 hours). The area is populated with wandering nomadic shepherds attending to their flocks. Pass through cedar forests which are home to North Africa’s only monkey – Barbary apes – and on to your destination of Midelt. Nestled in a valley, Midelt is a market town, originally built as a base for mining in the area and surrounded by farmland and orchards. Stretch your legs as you explore the nearby village of Bremmen and take a closer look at local farming life. In the evening a special meal will be prepared using the aromatic herbs native to the region.

Day 7
Merzouga
Enjoy a scenic drive towards the Sahara Desert (approximately 5 hours) with plenty of opportunity to stop and admire the panoramic views of the kasbahs and palm groves (valleys lush with date palms, fields and orchards). You may also have a chance to pause in some of the frontier towns such as Erfoud and Rissani before reaching your destination, the small Saharan settlement of Merzouga. Enjoy a demonstration of medfouna (also called ‘Berber pizza’), a traditional stuffed bread prepared with meat, herbs and spices by the nomadic peoples of the High Atlas. Traditionally prepared by women to feed local farm workers, this hearty delicacy is a great introduction to the cuisine of the desert region. Later today you will leave your gear at a simple auberge and then ride camels to the edge of the Sahara Desert, enjoying a spectacular sunset along the way. The dunes are stunning, especially as the evening light plays across them and sets off the colours.

Day 8
M’Goun Valley
After breakfast prepare for a scenic drive filled with stunning landscapes on the way to the M’Goun Valley. The journey will take you past ancient kasbah ruins, former colonial military outposts, austere mountains and valleys of palm trees and irrigated fields. Dinner tonight is a Berber tagine prepared in a traditional clay pot cooked over an open fire.

Day 9
M’Goun Valley
While the early morning holds the option of exploring the nearby village souk of Kelaat M’gouna or witnessing Moroccan bread-making techniques in action, today’s adventure will take you out on foot to explore the beauty of this largely untouched Moroccan backcountry. Accompanied by a local guide, pass through Berber villages, meeting local people along the way. You’ll take a trail that undulates slightly but isn’t too challenging if you have a basic level of fitness. The walk takes approximately 3 hours, and the scenery is certainly worth the walk!

Day 10
Marrakech
Today, head to your final destination, Marrakech. On the way, stop by a women’s cooperative working on the production of Argan oil, a product that’s endemic to Morocco and used for both culinary and cosmetic purposes. Marrakech is a feast for the senses, upon arrival a local guide will take you on an orientation walk and tasting trail. Be enticed by the alluring scents and brilliant colours of the spice markets, the sounds of the musicians, the rich folds of carpets, delectable foods, acrobats and perfumed gardens. Perhaps join the crowds for dinner at the famous Djemaa el Fna, one of the largest public spaces in the world and unique to Marrakech. When night falls on this square it transforms into a hive of activity – henna-painters, performers and storytellers share the square with a street food bazaar, packed with stalls loaded with Moroccan delicacies, including snail soup! Perhaps enjoy a bite of famous Moroccan pastries and then maybe finish your day with a cup of tea overlooking the square.

Day 11
Marrakech
Commence your day by learning to prepare sumptuous Moroccan salads, a staple of the table, at the amazing Amal Women’s Cooking Centre – a non-profit empowering women through culinary skills and education, then feast on your creations for lunch. The afternoon is free to explore the sights of the city, you might like to drop by the Koutoubia Mosque or the dazzling Bahia Palace. In the evening, perhaps ascend the stairs of one of the surrounding restaurants for a birds-eye view of the action or head back into the medina for some shopping, where every step brings a new smell, a new sight or a new gift to buy. This evening, perhaps join your group for a farewell dinner.

Day 12
Marrakech
Your food adventure across Morocco comes to an end this morning. If you are extending your stay, perhaps stroll through the tropical gardens of the French painter Jacques Majorelle, or return to the medina, where every corner brings a new flash of colour, an enticing new smell, or a souvenir to haggle over. The Saadian tombs are another recently uncovered gem of the medina. Be sure to take a break from the bustle to sip on tea or eat a tagine, filled with the quintessential flavours of Morocco.

Was ist inklusive?

Mahlzeiten

11 Frühstück, 3 Mittagessen, 8 Abendessen

Transport

Private Vehicle , Train , Taxi

Unterkunft

Hotel (7 nights), Guesthouse (1 night), Gite (2 nights), Desert Camp (1 night)

Eingeschlossene Aktivitäten

Casablanca - Welcome Dinner
Meknes - Guided walking tour
Moulay Idriss - Olive Press Visit
Moulay Idriss - Cous cous demonstration and dinner
Casablanca - Street Food Breakfast
Entrance and guided tour Volubilis
Fes - Medina Tasting Trail including Pastilla Demonstration
Fes - Guided walking tour
Marrakech Tasting Trail
Marrakech - Cooking Class (Moroccan Salads)

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Reviews

Jonathon
Amazing trip. Morocco is full of amazing food, amazing people and it has an amazing culture.
Nicholas
A very unique way to experience a country through a food tour - a very personal and authentic way to learn the culture. I feel very knowledgeable in having tried many dishes and discussing the various food options within Moroccan cuisine - both simple and ornate foods.
Joel
This is the perfect trip to immerse oneself in Morocco's food culture.
Nicholas
Great tour, well organised and got to see a lot in a short period of time. Awesome to meet and stay with families off the beaten track. Definitely recommend to anyone looking to experience this beautiful country!
Antonietta
A wonderful first experience, excellent for solo travellers
Deborah
Loved the trip. A fascinating glimpse of changes in Morocco after a visit 43 years ago. The food element of the trip was amazing and the visit to the mountainside village a highlight.
Oscar
This Trip is not for you if you don’t like to climb stairs in your hotel. I know it’s a third world country but the accommodations could be Much improved.
Peter
We visited some amazing sites and the food was fantastic
Frances
The Moroccan Food tour lived up to all expectations - just do it and make sure to pack elasticised waist bands!
Bernard
I had a wonderful time with the other travellers, my partner, and my son. The experience was unforgettable and safe and fun. A great way to get close to the heart of a destination. Thank you
Carly
This trip was incredible. Itinerary is packed everyday but well worth it. Visiting with local families several times and our amazing group leader really made the Morocco Real Food Adventure tour amazing. Physical rating and all itinerary were accurate
Alexandra
Great trip for serious foodies!
Winchelle
Certainly packing light but allowing for cold weather too.
Christopher
The foodie tour was great, excellent emphasis on local produce and markets, cooking and preparation, and very tasty overall.
Fiona & Lorraine
Our Intrepid trip was well planned and organised and hugely fun and involving. Our leader was great fun and very knowledgeable, ensuring every member of the group had a fantastic personal experience and great memories to take away with them!
Samantha
If you are keen to explore deeper than the superficial tourist stuff and want to experience the real culture and people of the country you are visiting I highly recommend Intrepid Travel. Small groups, highly experienced Tour Leaders, experiences that are local and unique. Outstanding value for money and priceless memories.
Marija
The trip far exceeded our expectations: beautiful changing landscapes, colourful local culture and getting to know the lovely people that the Moroccans are. However, I wouldn't say this trip deserves to be called 'culinary': this is specifically a reflection of Morocco as opposed to the tour per se. 90% of the trip's success was due to our fantastic guide Tarik, but overall we will be recommending this trip to every single person we know.
Anne
This is an adventurous tour that gives a really good exposure to Moroccan food and markets. Be ready for a very different world & enjoy all of the sights and sounds around you. Lots of travel is included, so you also get to see a lot of Morroco as a bonus.
Chandrika
Bring wet wipes, sunglasses, a hat, sun screen, and shoes to hike in. Pack lite, there are opportunities to have your laundry done in the cities you stay more than one night.
Maxine
The food tour was an amazing experience! This was the first, but will not be the last trip I book with Intrepid.
Abigail
I couldn't be happier with my experiences with Intrepid! Their commitment to the communities they visit, traveler satisfaction and creating unique experiences are what keep me coming back over and over again!
Mary
For my first time on a guided tour, I loved this food adventure! Small group of like-minded people made for easy camaraderie. Although we did, as one city guide say, suffer from TFS (tajine fatigue syndrome LOL) we had an opportunity to try many foods, learn how to make some traditional Moroccan dishes, and contribute to some cooperatives helping mostly women. Lovely guide, lovely people, lovely country, lovely tour!
Peter
Great value for money trip. Exceptional and knowledgeable guides. Always good to know how it's helping the local communities - particularly underprivileged women. Transport and accommodation very good.
Patrick
A food-focused trip through Morocco was worth every penny. Come hungry. Accommodations were all very nice, and better than expected. Cooking experiences were fun and interesting. Add a day at the start/end to see more of Casablanca/Marrakesh, or find your way to Chefchaouen or the Sahara.
Nicole
I appreciate Intrepid's emphasis on sustainable travel, supporting non-profit organizations and co-ops, and experiencing Morocco with local community members. The Real Food Adventure itinerary provides an opportunity learn about Moroccan food and customs while traveling to different places in Morocco that aren't necessarily part of a typical tourist's itinerary.
Curtis
If you are into food, vibe and awesome sights then this is the trip for you! A fair amount of daily walking makes for awesome meals! Do it - you won't be sad!
Cheryl
The Morocco Food Tour was great. Lots of food experiences in markets, homestays and everywhere else. Also had a really enjoyable mule ride up the mountainside! Completely recommend this trip if you are considering it. Intrepid really take the hassle out of travelling by organising all travel and accommodation which allows you to enjoy all the fun parts.
Rachel
Intrepid is a highly professional, well organised company who offer unique, friendly and inclusive travel experiences. There is no better way to experience the lands, it's people, it's culture and customs than with Intrepid. Most of all their staff are wonderful and the tours great fun. Truly memorable experiences of a lifetime.