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Marrakech: Tagine Cookery Class With a Local

1. 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.

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Marrakech: Atlas Mountains Cooking Class and Hiking Day Trip

2. Marrakech: Atlas Mountains Cooking Class and Hiking Day Trip

Get picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech at 9 AM and reach the village of Imlil after a short 1-hour drive. Meet your local guide and his team who will walk you to the local family that will host you for your morning cooking class chez l’habitant. At the end of the day, you will know how to prepare an authentic Berber tajine with meat and fresh vegetables. After preparing the tajine, there will be a short break for other activities while the food is cooking in the stove. Choose from two options: Option 1 Enjoy the tranquillity of the place and immerse yourself into the Berber tea culture with your local family. Learn to prepare the typical Moroccan tea with plenty of fresh mountain herbs that you will personally pick from the garden. Option 2 Stretch your legs during a 1.5-hour trek along the Imlil valley to discover the Berber villages and enjoy the stunning panorama of the surrounding Atlas Mountains. After lunch, your driver will take you along the scenic route crossing the Kik Plateau, a rocky limestone outcropping with inspiring views of the region, ending at the Lalla Takerkoust, an artificial lake before heading back to your accommodation in Marrakech at around 5 PM.

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Marrakech: Moroccan Zellige Mosaic Workshop

3. Marrakech: Moroccan Zellige Mosaic Workshop

Focus on the technique of Zellige mosaic and take home your own masterpiece with this workshop in Marrakech. Discover and art that takes patience and rigor from the craftsmen to realize. Trace, cut and finish your piece of art. Find out how to cut a Zellige tile into small pieces and assemble it into a beautiful new shape them to create a new shape. Be taught the techniques of making zellige plates, which are made exclusively in Fes. Feel the pride of completing your own creation. Enjoy homemade snacks, tea, and water as you work. Have all the equipment you need provided for you.

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Marrakech: Pottery Workshop

4. Marrakech: Pottery Workshop

This pottery training course is designed to allow you to understand the two different shaping techniques most practiced in Morocco: the turning on the famous traditional potter's wheel and the technique of molding.  It is also an opportunity for you to observe all the workshop's organization from the first clay preparation, until the firing and the glazing of potteries.  Enjoy a tea break midway through. You will be helped during the class by an experienced craftsman.

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Marrakech: Babouch Making Workshop in the Medina

5. Marrakech: Babouch Making Workshop in the Medina

Take part in an authentic leather workshop. Meet Youssef, craftsman leather worker who works in his studio in the medina. Learn all about the world of leather and how it is prepared to be worked on to make Moroccan leather products. You will spend time making your own slippers, the Moroccan babouch. The workshop is 3.5-hours long and you will learn how to work with different types of leather and make your own babouch. Take a tea break and enjoy a homemade Moroccan pastry. You will be given all the necessary tools and raw materials for your practical work and there is a guide on hand who will help with translation, ensure the good progress of the workshop and assist you in a general way. Photographs taken during the session will be emailed to you.

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Marrakech: Private Half-Day Cooking Class and Tour

6. Marrakech: Private Half-Day Cooking Class and Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or accommodation, or other location on arrangement, and then transfer to a riad to learn more about the food culture of Morocco and take part in a cooking class to discover how to cook the recipes for yourself.   Hear all about the secrets of Moroccan cuisine from a chef and experience the simple but warm hospitality of the Berbers. Prepare your own chicken tagine with lemon and olive, or couscous with various vegetables, along with different salads typical of Morocco and a delicious dessert made with fruit. Sit down to taste what you have prepared in a friendly atmosphere with your cooking team. Then, get dropped off at your hotel at the end of the amazing experience.

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Half-Day Morrocan Cookery Class in Marrakech

7. Half-Day Morrocan Cookery Class in Marrakech

Moroccan cuisine is among the most exquisite in the world and on your Marrakech vacation you will probably have enjoyed some delicious tagines, caught the rich aroma of multiple spices, and discovered fantastic flavorings in salads and sides. Now, you can take it a step further and learn how to cook these delectable dishes to try out when you get home. The 6-hour excursion offers a complete immersion in Moroccan home cooking. In a lovely countryside setting, you will learn how to cook a traditional meal and how to mix fabulous Moroccan drinks. At the end of the day, you will get to taste the fruits of your labor. After a morning pick-up from your chosen Marrakech location, you will be driven to the farm a few miles from the city center. Here the delightful Moroccan cook, Nezha, will teach you all you need to know. The main meal in her cookery program changes according to the day of the week, but she will introduce you to an array of aromas and equipment, such as the conical pots that are used to prepare traditional tagines. The easy-to-follow course, on specially prepared and individual workstations, will be fun and educational. After you have prepared your meal, including breads, salads and desserts, it is time to enjoy the results on the terrace, set among olive, lemon and orange groves. If the weather is too hot, you can relax in the comfort of the air-conditioned indoor dining area.

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House of Fusion: Certified Moroccan Cooking Class

8. House of Fusion: Certified Moroccan Cooking Class

At the House of Fusion Marrakech, begin this 8-dish fusion lunch class at 08:50 and discuss the class menu over morning coffee. Take this time to talk about your preferred styles of cooking and baking and figure out which dishes you will continue to make even after you return home. Take your newly-learned Arabic to the marketplace and shop from the barrow men and inside the souk. Surround yourself with fresh vegetables, as you get excited about what follows at the prep table. Choose herbs for tea and learn how to "wake up" or "quiet" the green tea. Hear about the use of diffusers and tajine cookware and learn the art of kneading, raking, rolling and chopping herbs in particular ways. Purchase the spices used for cooking, after gaining a greater understanding of their uses. Return to the prep table and immerse yourself in this aromatic world before walking back to your riad.

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Essaouira: Traditional Family Style Moroccan Cooking Class

9. Essaouira: Traditional Family Style Moroccan Cooking Class

Enjoy an evening in the name of Moroccan food and culture. Visit a local market, where you shop for the ingredients you will cook with later. Cook up a traditional Moroccan feast for dinner at a local family home and discover the authentic flavors of this exciting cuisine.   Meet your guide who will take take you to visit the local market. Learn from him about the local produce you see as well as Moroccan traditions and customs. Feel free to ask your questions and share your culinary experiences.  Upon arrival to your host “Khadija’s Kuzina” in his traditional house, you will be welcomed with open arms and authentic Moroccan hospitality. Over the next few hours, Khadija & Hussein will teach you how to cook a tasty meal of local dishes. Cooking with Khadija is often a unique social experience. She will share stories about food, about her family, and about her life.  Once your culinary masterpieces are ready, you will savor the real taste of Moroccan family cooking, around a meal served with a lot of love.

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Marrakesh: Arabic Calligraphy Class

10. Marrakesh: Arabic Calligraphy Class

Enhance your trip to Marrakesh with an authentic calligraphy class taught by a local. Join Noureddine, an experienced artist who has taught many hundreds of people the art of old and modern calligraphy during his 40 year career. At his traditional workshop in the heart pf Marrakesh, spend 4 hours learning and practicing the skill of calligraphy. Whether you’re making your first calligraphy strokes, or expanding your skill set, the class is suitable for anyone with a love for creativity. In the class, cover the different style of writing letters, and learn how to create beautifully flowing words. There’s also time to enjoy some local Moroccan pastries and share a cup of tea with your host as you engage in some friendly conversation and explore the workshop.

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What people are saying about Marrakesh-Safi

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Our guide Mustapha amazouz and driver hassan made this trip amazingly good. The experiences themselves were fantastic with a visit to a Berber market, the small berber villages, the Argan oil cooperative, a nice hike to some beautiful waterfalls, delicious Berber lunch with a stunning view of the valley and the mountains, a visit to our guide's own home for tea, driving up the mountain side and into the Agafay desert for a fun camel ride and tea with incredible views. Really amazing value for money, there was never pressure to buy any extras, quite the opposite (although we felt like buying some nice locally made Berber souvenirs). This trip was made one to remember by Mustapha and hassan, so extremely friendly, attentative and open. We never needed anything and we parted as new friends.

Our guide Mustapha was so friendly and welcoming. I wasn't feeling well and was able to push the class by a day. The fact that the transportation is included you cannot beat the price. Walking to get the vegetables locally was a great to experience and everyone at any level can participate in the cooking. My husband and I had such a good time and enjoyed the company of everyone. We would gladly sign up again and maybe even stay the night at the Guest House where food is prepared. You won't be disappointed- book this activity!

I could not recommend this excursion higher! The driver and family all made us feel incredibly welcome. Not once did we hesitate to ask anything and the feel of it all was so authentic. Not only was it informative the food we picked and made ourselves was delicious… thanks to the guidance of their family. To top it all off we had a lovely walk to a nearby waterfall that we were able to cool off in! Thank you again to the family for welcoming us into your home!

Great babouche making workshop, the artisan and the guide were very friendly in showing me how to build these traditional footwear that I was able to customize to my liking. Thanks for everything!

Had a great time watching and learning from one of the master craftsman. Very interesting to see the process from start to finish.