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A Taste of Marrakech: Inside the Medina - Small Group Tour

Want to get to know Moroccan food better? Like a local? Then look no further! This Marrakech food tour will get you up close and personal with the food scene in this exciting city. Wander through the souks, sampling olives, dried fruits, nuts, pastries, and other Moroccan specialities. Visit a local spice market and hear how spices are used, see the mouth-watering variety of food on offer in the iconic Djemaa El-Fna,

We kick off this Marrakech medina tour and food experience at the beautiful and legendary Djemaa El-Fna square, home to almost a millennium of trading, bargaining, eating, and mingling. You’ll feel the history, tradition, and culture instantly, and after an initial briefing, we’ll wander off into the small streets branching off from the square.

Along the way, we’ll stop at hidden local shops that most tourists won’t find, to taste a few of the numerous different versions of olives, and snack on nuts and other typical Moroccan treats, before heading off towards the poultry/beef market to see how the locals shop and bargain. Sampling all kinds of food in Marrakech is a fascinating insight into the local life and traditions, and with all the different kinds of places your guide will take you, you’ll see many different sides to the part it has to play in Marrakech culture.

From there, we’ll head to one of the most popular sections – the spice section! Moroccan cuisine is known for its vibrant spices, and here you’ll learn how the spices are used in traditional cuisine, how Marrakech became such a popular spot for spice trading, and get inspired to recreate Moroccan culinary masterpieces when you get home. The spice market will totally enchant you with its exotic smells and bold colours from the likes of cumin, saffron, ginger, pepper, turmeric…we could go on, but you’d best just travel to Marrakech and see for yourself!

We continue our Moroccan food odyssey through the souks, where we’ll discover the many traditional breads, learn how nomadic communities preserved meat for periods of scarcity and wars, perhaps try a cow hoof or sheep’s head, and stop by to try some Ghoulal.

We’ll end up in the square where, after seeing all the fresh ingredients of the souks and markets, we’ll enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner amid the bustling World Heritage listed Djemaa El-Fna at its peak. Surrounded by people, snakes and their charmers, monkeys and their mischief, the atmosphere is hard to beat. We’re pretty sure this will be an experience that’ll stick with you for a very long time.

Experience Includes

  • Local guide to show you the hidden local food shops in Marrakech
  • Sample Moroccan delicacies in the souks
  • Become a spice guru after a visit to a local spice market
  • Explore the legendary Djemaa El-Fna as it comes alive at night
  • Savour a traditional Moroccan dinner in the middle of a World Heritage listed square
  • English-speaking guide
  • Small group - maximum of 12 people for a more personalised experience.

Experience Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Optional tips and gratuities for your guide and driver
  • Drinks

Departs

The Taste of Marrakech tour runs daily except between 3 May to 7 June and 9 - 16 August.

Departure location

Please meet your guide outside Café France in Djemaa El-Fna.

Start times

6.00pm.

Duration

Around 3.5 Hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children under the age of 6 are can join free of charge.
  • Morocco is considered by many to be a liberal Muslim country. Many Moroccan women do not wear headscarves, for example, but you may find that Morocco is very conservative compared to what you’re used to at home, so you should dress accordingly. As a general guideline your shoulders, chest, and knees should be covered at all times. Wearing shorts (men or women), low-cut tops, and showing midriff is not recommended as it will restrict your entry into buildings of a religious nature and family homes. Covering these parts of your body will be considered as respectful amongst the locals. Lightweight sleeved shirts, trousers and skirts are respectful, cover your body, and keep you cool in the heat.