Embrace gourmet majesty and the best mixture of contemporary and historic culture on your 9-day Moroccan culinary tour. Aromatic spices swirl around old cities and create conical-shaped rainbows filled with paprika and saffron. Grapevines spread across the valley into the horizon as camels turn the soil. With herbaceous and dazzling trails from the coastline to the desert, you can engage in epicurean discovery with delicacies that go beyond the kitchen.
Casablanca - True Taste
Welcome to the cosmopolitan city of Casablanca. Your private transfer will meet you at the airport. As the Atlantic Ocean brushes up against the coastline, it brings in the fresh fragrance of the sea. The minaret of Hassan II Mosque stands almost 670 feet and is the tallest in the world. It is towards the water and can be seen from a distance when wandering the coastline. Casablanca moves with the energy and ambiance of a European city blending with the fascinating flavors and history of Morocco. Wide boulevards are lined with palm trees and stunning colonial architecture. The Préfécture and Palais de Justice on Place Mohammed V are examples of the 1930s Art Deco movement that brought a touch of what locals felt were a modern style to the city.
Listen to the sounds of the city sweep across the neighborhoods, from the Jewish quarter to the plush La Corniche, the seaside neighborhood where people often parade down the esplanade in colorful clothing. The ambiance at Le Sphinx captures a particular timelessness. Located across the street from the Art Deco Rialto cinema you find the café. Waiters dress in black waistcoats and bowties. Local businessmen sip on a beverage known as nus nus, a mixture of half rich black coffee and half milk. The depths of flavors that emanate from the drink are enticing and bring rambunctious energy to the café.
Fez - A Brief History of Cuisine
Fez - Imperial Cultural Tastes
Fez - Tradition in Your Hands
Marrakech - Panorama with a Meal Topper
Marrakech - Historic Vibrancy
Marrakech - Picturing the Mountains
Essaouira - Visiting the Valley
Essaouira - Ever-present Aromas
- Indulge in the culinary delights of Morocco with a variety of cooking courses to teach you the secrets of Moroccan cuisine
- Traverse the array of wines with a tour and tasting of Valley D’Argon
- Experience the depths of the Imperial Cities on private tours
- Relax in remarkable Riads, renovated antique mansions
- Venture to the edge of the Sahara Desert to see picturesque sand dunes
- Discover desert towns surrounded by historic walls
- Enjoy the serene landscape of the Atlas Mountains
Silk and tapestry workshops line the narrow streets of the old city. The soft and smooth sheets dangle from the doors and walls on display. Your private chef slices and dices figs and oranges as you follow along in your own personal cooking course. Taste the sumptuous flavors of homemade tagine with a panorama of the Atlas Mountains. This 9-day culinary vacation is an adventure for your senses, filling your palate daily with the majestic flavors of Morocco. Settle into moonlit courtyards and immerse yourself in unparalleled Moroccan flavor.
Arrive in Casablanca and your personal guide meets you at the airport. Venture through the boulevards and esplanades that provide the ambiance of the most cosmopolitan city in Morocco. New delights are brought to you daily, beginning with breakfast. The various flavors that accompany a traditional meal range from fruit and honey to a variety of breads. Your private transfer meets you at the restored traditional mansion and takes you on your way to Fez. En route, you visit the 17th century capital of Morocco at Meknes and the nearby Roman ruins of Volubilis.
After a mouthwatering breakfast, the city of Fez is yours to explore on a private guided tour. The medieval city retains its antique charm along the medina and the old city gates. A half-day cooking tour guides you through the marketplace and teaches you the delicate, yet powerful flavors of traditional Moroccan cuisine. En route to Marrakech, you stop in Beni Mellal, a city that rests in the shade of an elegant mountain. A fortress stands on the cliff and continues to protect the city. Once in Marrakech, your guide meets you at your riad to enjoy the energetic neighborhoods on a full day tour.
The distinct culture of the city creates an ambiance shrouded in legend. The following day you venture into the Atlas Mountains to visit a repurposed fortress, whose strong encircling walls now house a luxurious hotel. Indulge in your surroundings with a postcard view of the mountain panorama. Follow your chef’s lead to create a three-course meal with the learned flavors of the country. Valley D’Argon lies between Marrakech and the beachside city of Essaouira. Visit the valley for a unique tour of a Moroccan winery. Your private transfer will soon meet you at the Riad and escort you to the airport. Although you are traveling home, you are taking the treasured flavors of the country with you.
$2,020 per person (excluding international flights)
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