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As you meander through souks full of pillared, coloured spices, follow your nose to the delicious scents of fragrant tagines.
- Meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
- Transport: Train, Private Vehicle, Public Bus, Taxi
- Accommodation: Hotel (5 nights), Gite (1 night), Guesthouse (1 night), Riad (2 night)
Casablanca - Welcome Dinner
Moulay Idriss - Cous cous demonstration and dinner
Casablanca - Street Food Breakfast
Moulay Idriss - Olive Press Visit
Guided walking tour - Meknes
Fes - Guided walking tour
Fes - Medina Tasting Trail including Pastilla Demonstration
Marrakech - Cooking Class (Moroccan Salads)
Marrakech - Medina Tasting Tour
Marrakech - Home-cooked Meal
Aroumd - Berber home-cooked meal
Aroumd - Berber Tagine Cooking Class
Essaouria - Wine Tasting
Essaouira - Argan Oil Cooperative Visit
Essaouira - Village and Market Tour
Day 1: Casablanca
Welcome to Morocco. Your adventure begins today with a welcome meeting at 6 pm where you'll meet your tour leader and fellow travellers.
Day 2: Meknes/Moulay Idriss
After a local street breakfast in Casablanca we stop by the Hassan II Mosque before heading onto Meknes on the train. In the 17th century Sultan Moulay Ismail turned Meknes from a provincial town to a spectacular Imperial city – An orientation walk followed by lunch is a great introduction to Meknes. Try a camel burger at a friendly local restaurant in the medina and in the 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: Chefchaouen
Chefchaouen, or the ‘blue city’, is 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.
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.
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 in the labyrinth of the Medina, which is alive with craftsmen, markets, tanneries and mosques.
Day 6: Midelt
Leave the intensity of the city behind for the simplicity of the scenic Middle Atlas Mountains (approximately 4 hours). Drive south, inland through a variety of spectacular scenery – fertile valleys, cedar and pine forests and barren, rocky landscapes.
Day 7: Merzouga
Enjoy a stunning drive towards the Sahara Desert (approx. 5 hrs). We will have opportunities 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 the end of the road and the small Saharan settlement of Merzouga.
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 tajine prepared in a traditional clay pot cooked over an open fire.
Day 9: M'Goun Valley
While the 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 give you until sunset to explore the beauty of this largely untouched Moroccan backcountry.
Day 10: Marrakech
On the way stop in to a women's cooperative working on the production of Argan oil, 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.
Day 11: Marrakech
Commence your day 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. Feast on your creations for lunch. The afternoon is free to explore the sights of the city.
Day 12: Marrakech
Your food adventure across Morocco comes to an end this morning.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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