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Marrakech-Safi, Morocco Culinary & nightlife

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Marrakech: Agafay Desert Dinner with Camel Ride or Quad Bike

1. Marrakech: Agafay Desert Dinner with Camel Ride or Quad Bike

The adventure begins with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation at 4:00 PM, then heads towards the dramatic landscapes of the Agafay Desert. Upon arrival, enjoy a relaxing camel ride as the sun begins to set across the desert, transforming the landscape with red tones. Or, feel the thrill of adrenaline pulse through you on an energetic quad bike ride instead. One quad bike for two passengers is permitted. After your activity, head back to the camp for a traditional Moroccan dinner. Feast on a selection of delicacies and dishes, made from local ingredients. Then finish off with a tasty dessert and authentic mint tea, while gazing at the stars. At the end of a magical evening, enjoy drop-off back to your accommodation between 9:00 and 10:00 PM.

Marrakech: Street Food Tour by Night

2. Marrakech: Street Food Tour by Night

Start your tour in Mellah with an introduction to the history of the city's market. Take a stroll through the market where stalls groan under the weight of fresh fruit, meat, poultry, and vegetables. Watch artisans make a local pastry and get a glimpse of how locals haggle in the market. Start experiencing new flavors and enjoy tastings of local foods such as sweet pastries or the traditional charcoal-baked tagine. Ask your local guide about the different types of tagines and the secrets of cooking this traditional Moroccan dish. Receive a local recipe as a unique souvenir for you to take home. Before moving to your next stop, refresh with a delicious almond drink that locals adore. Head to the souks and explore some of the side streets to discover food stops often missed by travelers. Marvel at the vendor's stalls and be amazed by the colors and flavors that you can find there. Try some of the wares on offer including juicy olives and sweet dates.  Continue to the maze-like streets of the Medina and see how a méchoui maker prepares the roasted whole lamb or sheep in a pit oven. Visit a hidden restaurant to try even more delicious foods such as tangia and kofte served with freshly baked bread. Take in the smells of saffron, cumin, and fresh herbs as you enjoy exotic flavors. Sample three different types of salads made from fresh local ingredients. Enjoy a magnificent view from the rooftop of a cozy cafe. End your tour in Moroccan style and sip a glass of mint tea together with a local. Admire the beautiful courtyard and the traditional Moroccan decorations such as rugs, mosaic lamps, and fountains. Learn about the tradition and habits of drinking tea, while listening to the local stories from your host.

From Marrakech: One Day in the Agafay Desert with Overnight

3. From Marrakech: One Day in the Agafay Desert with Overnight

Embark on an extraordinary excursion to the seductive Agafay Desert. Get picked up by your driver at 3 PM from your hotel or riad in Marrakech. Head to the beautiful desert of Agafay, less than an hour from the city and tucked just behind the Atlas Mountains. It is one of the world's most mysterious landscapes, composed of rocky terrain and Saharan dunes.  Arrive at 3:45 PM at the camp and check in to your tent for a warm welcome of tea and some delicious Moroccan pastries. Take time to relax and to marvel at the magnificent desert landscapes. If you have selected one of the add-on activities — a camel, quad, or buggy ride — they will start in time to experience the sunset during them. If not, enjoy free time to take in the calm of the desert. After sunset, a magical and unforgettable private dinner will be served. The menu will include a , salads, three hot dishes, three kinds of Moroccan tajines, and a dessert consisting of seasonal fruits. Spend the rest of the evening by the charming campfire, gazing at the beautiful stars in the sky. The following morning, wake up for a hearty breakfast at the camp before heading back to Marrakech at 10:00 AM, arriving at 11:00 AM.

From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

4. From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

Explore the charming coastal city of Essaouira on a guided day tour from Marrakesh. Enjoy some free time to explore, where you can see the bustling port of Essaouira, stroll through the lively medina of the city, and wander through the vibrant markets. Start your morning with pickup from your accommodation in Marrakesh. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned car to Essaouira. Make a stop at the "goat tree" and admire this peculiar Argan tree with goats perched in it. Arrive in Essaouira and make your way through the straight streets. Enjoy free time to visit the historic ports and bustling seafood markets. Feel free to ask your driver for suggestions on the perfect place for lunch. Visit a co-operative of Berber women who produce Argan oil, and learn about this popular local product. See the old bronze cannons facing the Atlantic Ocean and wander through the colorful markets and cedar woodworking shops.  After your day in Essaouira, enjoy a seamless transfer back to Marrakesh in the evening.

Marrakech: Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class & Market Visit

5. Marrakech: Traditional Moroccan Cooking Class & Market Visit

You will meet Khmisa and Kawtar, who will host you for a meal at Khmisa's place in the heart of Medina. Enjoy Moroccan traditional cuisine together with the chefs. You will be welcomed with traditional mint tea. First, you will discuss with the chefs the menu choices for you, which will be composed of the most typical best Moroccan dishes. Then you will go with Chef Khmisa to the Old Souk. The walk through the souk to buy the fresh ingredients will allow you to learn more about Moroccan culinary culture. Once back home from the market, you will start the preparation with the chef. You can sit and enjoy the meal with your group, or if you’ve chosen the private tour option, dine with your close friends and family and take in the home-cooked food.

Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Quad & Camel Tour with Dinner

6. Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Quad & Camel Tour with Dinner

Enjoy camel riding and quad biking in the Moroccan desert on an action-packed day trip from Marrakesh. Take in the views of the desert and experience Berber hospitality with a traditional meal. Take advantage of pickup from your hotel, and head for the base camp for a meeting with all of your crew. Your crew leader will begin by explaining the itinerary of your tour. Then, meet your guide and don a nomadic outfit for a scenic camel ride across the desert. Ride across the desert on your camel. Then, clamber onto a quad bike and find a vantage point to enjoy the unique beauty of sunset in the Agafay Desert. Relax and enjoy the views as well as the authentic Moroccan hospitality. Finish your day by sitting under a Berber tent to admire the clear sky and its stars. as a tasty traditional meal is served.

From Marrakesh: Sunset and Magical Dinner in Agafay Desert

7. From Marrakesh: Sunset and Magical Dinner in Agafay Desert

Be picked up from your hotel in a car and drive towards Agafay Desert Camp for a unique dining experience. Watch the sunset over the desert and experience true Arabian hospitality. Experience traditional Moroccan cuisine under a starry sky. Dine in a nomad tent around the campfire.  Hear the unforgettable sound of the desert's silence. Enjoy welcome tea and pastries. Sit down for a dinner of Harira (traditional soup), salad, beef and chicken tagine, and seasonal fresh fruits with tea. After a special evening, you will be transferred back to your accommodation in Marrakesh.

Marrakech: Tagine Cookery Class With a Local

8. Marrakech: Tagine Cookery Class With a Local

Get ready for the ultimate tajine experience on this one of a kind tour in Marrakech. From market to plate, you’ll learn how to whip up a tajine from scratch, using ingredients from the famous Marrakech souks. The best part of it all? You get to devour your tajine after you’ve made it! Stroll among the locals as you select the meat, vegetables, herbs, and spices that form the basis of Moroccan cuisine. Learn how spices are used, and about their historic importation to Morocco over thousands of years. Discover homegrown ingredients, such as saffron from Taliouine, mint and olives from Meknes, and oranges and lemons from Fez. Then, during your hands-on cookery class, an expert chef will teach you how to make traditional dishes central to Moroccan meals. Among the most famous Moroccan dishes are couscous, pastila, tagine, tanjia, and harira. Although the last is a soup, it is considered a dish in itself, especially during Ramadan, and is often served with delicious local dates. Once you have prepared your tagine meal, sit down to savor the delights of your cookery class in the delightful surroundings of a typical riad. Afterwards you will be transferred back to your hotel, armed with your own exclusive Moroccan recipes to try at home.

Fantasia 1001 Nights: Dinner + Show from Marrakech

9. Fantasia 1001 Nights: Dinner + Show from Marrakech

Nestled within a palm-grove near Marrakech you will find a traditional "caïdales" tent, laid out comfortably with rich cushions and filled with an assortment of delicious Moroccan dishes that have made country's cuisine so famous all over the world. Sit and relax in the majestic atmosphere of the night, nibbling on the various dishes and then head over to the arena nearby, where the night really gets started with an unforgettable dinner show. Originated from the Rif region, the Fantasia is a war ceremony consisting of groups of opposing horsemen. Admire the incredible cleverness and nimbleness of the horse riders and their pure Arab steeds, and feel your adrenaline soar as all the horsemen shoot their rifles to the sky, leaving behind them a tumult of burst and shouts. Spend the night enjoying the songs and dances of the folkloric troops, musicians, and acrobats form all over Morocco that accompany the war ceremony, and marvel at the great surprise of the night as the sultan and his favorite wife fly above the spectators on a magic carpet.

Marrakech: 2-Day Zagora Desert & Kasbah Ait Benhaddou Tour

10. Marrakech: 2-Day Zagora Desert & Kasbah Ait Benhaddou Tour

Explore Ouarzazate and Zagora on a 2-day trip from Marrakech. Visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and admire the Atlas Mountains. Ride a camel to the campsite and savor a local dinner and breakfast. Stay overnight in a private tent at the Zagora dunes. Choose from a tour with a standard or a luxury tent. Day 1: Atlas Mountains, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, and Zagora Following pickup from your hotel or riad in Marrakesh, begin by crossing the high atlas mountains via the Tizi N’ Tichka pass. Stop at the UNESCO world heritage kasbah fortress of Ait Ben Haddou where you will have free time to visit this Heritage Site. After a lunch break, continue to the verdant Draa Valley, which is well-known for its amazing kasbah fortresses. Head to Zagora and make your way to the windswept dunes. Watch the sunset while riding a camel to the campsite in the Zagora dunes. Delight in a delicious local dinner. Spend the night in a private standard or luxury tent under the stars. Day 2: Zagora, Draa Valley, and Ouarzazate On the second day, wake up early to enjoy a spectacular sunrise view followed by a typical Berber breakfast. You can then opt to take part in a camel trek journey back to meet your driver. Drive back to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains.

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What people are saying about Marrakech-Safi, Morocco

Absolutely amazing! We thought by reading the reviews that there will be a lot of food and this is absolutely true! You start of slowly with an olive tasting and then we go for sweets, pancakes, thee and nuts … much more. At the end a full full dinner with tajine, more tajine, more sweets etc.. Can’t say how much we loved it. Recommending if you want to go through the souk, taste all local products here and there and just simply discover the souk in the evening! Mohammed was the best! He gave us so much information about everything and this helps a lot just to feel comfortable in this new culture and discover the best products from here!

Experience to do absolutely! Everything organized to perfection! The journey is long but passes easily! We stayed in the luxury tent and had a great time, very spacious and with an en-suite bathroom. It's cold at night but if you wrap up warm, it's great. Excellent dinner and breakfast! The visit to the kasbahs of ait-ben-haddou and to Ourzarzate is beautiful. Truly a unique experience!

Absolutely worth the visit. Everything we saw was so peculiar and I feel so lucky for having the opportunity to know this places. Senhaji, the guide, was very nice, professional and speaks a lot of languages so it’s very easy to understand everything and feel confortable. A big thank you to him and to Youssef the driver for carrying us to these amazing places.

Great day! Unforgettable experience and everything organized well. The guys who accompanied us on the day were fantastic. It was worth every penny!!

Driver was nice and professional. Patiently waited me for more than an hour. Definitely recommend to use his service