Moroccan Spice Foodie Tour

Spice up your life on a Moroccan Chill foodie tour. Follow the amazing aromas and flavours of Moroccan Spices in crazy Moroccan Medina’s, authentic family homes, decorative Moroccan Riad’s, by the side of the road with Moroccan BBQs or fresh seafood straight from the ocean.   Along the journey you will learn about the rich Moroccan history, it’s warm and friendly people; exotic architecture with its ornate tiles and designs. Best of all you will learn how to cook many of the fantastic meals we taste.

Dates

10th of February 2020 till 24th of February 2020

Pricing

Regular $3800

Early bird $3500 for bookings before September 30, 2019

Twin share or double;  $300 single supplement

Itinerary

Activities:
Tour starts at Breakfast – City tour in morning and free afternoon in the Medina for shopping or soaking up the hustle and bustle of the square with snake chalmers, berbery monkees, music and dance etc; Enjoy the authentic experience of a local dinner in the square .

Exerience:
A visit to Mechoui Alley to see the preparation fo the Lamb BBQ cooked in the ground. Return to have lunch here. Experience the excitement of dinner in the square local style .

Activities:
Drive from Marrakech to Essaouira via Jimmy Hendrix village and Sidi Kakoi by the Altantic Sea. Tour of the Port and Medina – photographers dream ! Visit a local artist co -op and silver co -op for silver jewellery.

Experience:
Enjoy a wine tasting with a local meal at a winery near Essouira. Wines made here are grown in Morocco.

Activities:
Enjoy the photographers paradise at the local fish markets to see the catches of the day, amidst the beautiful blue fishing boats, baskets of fresh seafood, bundles of orange fishing netsand cat sized seagulls. Free afternoon for shopping, strolling along the beach or try a Hamman bath scrub and massage, evening stroll to our seafood cooking class and dinner. (Lunch not included) .

Experience:
We experience the busy early morning fish markets in the port of Essoiura to see the catches of the day. We will purchase fresh seafood, produce and spices for our seafood cooking lesson tonight.

Activities:

  • Drive via the Atlantic Coast to Oulidia and El Jadida
  • Arrive in Casablanca for dinner

Experience:
We will taste fresh oysters and scallops from the local seafood carts. Still dripping in seawater and lemon juice, eat them fresh from the shell. Time permitting we willl try have predinner drink at Rick’s café from the movie Casablanca. Dinner on the corniche of Casablanca – many traditional Moroccan meals available on the menu;

Activities:

  • Morning tour of Mosque
  • Then drive through the beautiful scenic mountains for sunset in Chefchaouen
  • Dinner overlooking the city at Dar Chaouen.

Experience:
Picnic lunch in the mountains. Goats cheese tasting and a visit to an authentic olive press to taste the amazing Moroccan olive oil / olives.

Activities:
Morning tour of the city; free afternoon to wander through the blue alleys or enjoy a short climb up to the mountains for panaramic views of the city. This is a popular place to watch the sunset before diner.

Experience:
Find an authentic restaurant in the square to try a tajine or seafood lunch (not included). We will dine in a local restaurant overlooking the square.

Activities:
Drive to Meknes to visit the granary and the beautiful Bab Mansourgates and the busy town square. Drive to the Roman ruins of Volibulis before eating  with an authentic Moroccan family. We then drive onto Fes to our Riad for the night. Optional authentic traditional meal or stay in the Riad for dinner.

Activities:
Visit the grainary in Meknes and city tour. Visit a local winery for lunch. Drive to Fes. Visit the Ceramic factory and Panoramic view.

Experience:
Optional traditional dinner 3-course meal in Fes. (Traditional dinner not included).

Activities:
Visit the Golden Gate of the King’s palace and wander through the Jewish quarter to the Medina – visit the silk factory to see the argave silk weaving ; photograph the world heritage dye pots from the top floor of a local leather factory and perhaps find a soft leather jacket or bag to take home ; visit the oldest University if time permits ;

Experience:
Enjoy a food tasting tour in the food markets of the medina; we will buy local ingredients for our Pastilla lesson; create our own authentic Pastilla meal for dinner.

Activities:
Travel through the stunning Atlas mountains via Ifrane (Moroccan Switzerland) and the Barbary Apes. Arrive late at Yasmina for dinner and music in the dunes .

Experience:
Traditional Dinner in the Sahara.

Experience:

  • An early morning for our sunrise camel ride, feel the power, silence and glow of the enormous golden dunes of the Sahara as the sun peeks up over Erg Chebbi
  • Drive to Erfoud to see fossil factory and dinosaur bones
  • Climb aboard the Chill bus to Todra Gorge this afternoon.

Activities:
Enjoy a traditional African Berber beef pizza (Medfuna) lunch – my favourite Moroccan meal!!!

Activities:
Enjoy a morning walk by the river, visit the rug co-op, learn how the wool is treated and dyed, and see the ladies weaving their amazing and colourful traditional rugs. Relax in the afternoon before our lamb tajine lesson with Mohamed our driver.

Experience:
A quick visit to the local town to purchase the ingredients for our traditional tagine cooking lesson for dinner in Todra Gorge.

Activities: 
We leave Todra to drive to Ouzazate (Mollywood – the site for filming many famous movies). Visit the Berber Pharmacy for spices and magic health potions ! Drive onto the Kasbah at Ait Ben Haddou and climb the Kasbah for Sunset.

Experience:
Authentic cous cous making lesson with Action – who has starred in many famoius movies filmed in the area.

Activities:
Drive to Marrakech and have some time in late arvo in the medina and farewell dinner at the Caspien

Experience:
Choose (if you can!!) from the beautiful menu in the Caspien hotel for our farewell dinner (not included).

Activities:
Tour Ends after breakfast

What is the maximum number of people on the tour?

The tour will only run with 6 or more people and the Chill bus can only hold 16 passengers and so this caps our tour at an intimate cosy number.

Why Moroccan Chill Tours ?

Our tour includes the cost of most meals (except 3 dinners and 2 lunches) , travels to the north of Morocco before heading down to the Sahara and spending time in the coastal city of Essaouira.

You will have a western tour leader and a local driver to ensure we align the best of both worlds and do a few activities outside of the normal tourist haunts.

How does our tour compare to other tours ? 

Apart from the creative activities , free water and snacks, Moroccan Chill Tours covers tips, guides, most entry fees and meals.  Our driver is provided with full accommodation and therefore  will be well rested at all times, and on hand for the whole tour.  No element of the tour requires you to travel by public transport so therefore no time spent dragging your luggage onto buses or trains.

Finally with a degree in microbiology – our tour leader can advise you what foods maybe a risk for you to eat.

But is Morocco safe ?

Whilst being 97% Muslim, Morocco sits at the very left tip of Africa and their culture is very much a mix of this African, Spanish and Arabic. The people are warm and friendly and for many their life is poor and simple. I have travelled for 6 weeks a a single woman alone in Morocco and I felt very safe at all times.

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