Marrakech: 3.5-Hour Food Tour and Dinner
- Get a local to show you the hidden local food shops in Marrakech
- Sample a variety of Moroccan delicacies in the souks
- Become a spice guru after a visit to a local spice market
- Explore the legendary Djemma El Fnaa as it comes alive at night
- Savor a traditional Moroccan dinner in the heart of a UNESCO-listed square
Kick off this delicious Marrakech food tour at the 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 as you wander off into the cozy narrow streets branching off from the square, stopping along the way to explore some hidden local shops to taste a few of the many versions of olives, nuts and other typical Moroccan snacks.
From there, head to one of the most popular sections of the city – the spice market! Take in the fragrant aromas of cumin, saffron, ginger, pepper, and turmeric as you wander through the colorful market, and then continue your Moroccan food odyssey through the souks, where you'll discover the many traditional breads, and perhaps try a cow hoof or sheep’s head along the way.
After seeing all the fresh ingredients of the souks and markets, enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner amid the bustling World Heritage-listed Djemma El Fnaa at its peak, surrounded by locals, snakes and monkeys – an atmosphere that's hard to beat.
- Local English-speaking guide
- Tastings in the market
- Authentic local dinner
- Additional food above and beyond that listed above
- Gratuities for your guide
Prepare for the activity
Out front of Café France in Djemma El Fnaa. As you walk into Djemma El Fnaa through the main entrance, this is a three-story café on the right side of the square. All through Djemma El Fnaa there are fake guides who will try and convince you to do a tour with them, so please make sure that you find the office guide who will be holding an Urban Adventure sign or badge and waiting for you in front of the café.Open in Google Maps ⟶
While Morocco can be considered a liberal Muslim country, as many Moroccan women do not wear headscarves, it is still very conservative by standards you may be accustomed to at home. Thus you should dress accordingly, and 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, long-sleeved shirts, trousers, and long 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.