COOKING CLASSES IN MARRAKECH AND ESSAOUIRA

LA MAISON ARABE

During the morning you will take a short stroll through the hustle and bustle of the Marrakech/Fes medina with the riad’s chef (and, if required, an English-speaking guide who will act as translator today) to source the best fresh ingredients for your cookery class a little later. The abundance of quality Moroccan-grown produce is simply wonderful. The colors and aromas in the souks of the medina will not fail to impress.

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KASBAH TAMADOT

Enjoy your cooking lesson today at Kasbah Tamadot. The cookery lessons are hands-on interactive sessions where the chefs will walk you step-by-step through how to make some of their more popular dishes. Sessions last approximately three hours.

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The High Atlas Mountain region boasts a wide variety of trekking possibilities, and is suitable for visitors of all ages.

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LA SULTANA

Enjoy your cooking class at La Sultana. For the ultimate epicurean delight, La Sultana delivers the secrets of popular Moroccan cuisine with Cooking classes every morning at 10h30am.

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CHEZ TARIK-GARDENS TO TABLE

Enjoy a delicious breakfast this morning before departing in a private vehicle to the luxurious Jnane Tamsna Eco-farm Resort, located some 30 minutes away from Marrakech.  The resort is situated amongst a picturesque backdrop of blossoming orchards, olive groves, and herbal gardens.  The architectural design has been constructed to resemble the Berber structures of the period, using a variety of local material to add to the authenticity.  The mighty Atlas Mountains add to the dramatics of this spectacular desert-oasis location.

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Visiting wineries in Morocco:

VAL D’ARGAN ESSAOUIRA

Travel in a privately driven vehicle with an English-speaking driver between Marrakech and Essaouira.  Along the way, just 25 km west of the bustle of Essaouira’s iconic medina, head into the surrounding countryside to the French-owned Val d’Argan. Owned and developed by Charles Melia, a Frenchman with Algerian ancestry dating back to the 1800s, the Val d’Argan’s rich and fertile soil has been producing a range of organic Clairette grapes since the 1940s.

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Afterward head upstairs to the Val d’Argan restaurant. Scoring full marks for the venue, the restaurant is simple and set high up in a covered veranda entirely lined by Moorish-style windows looking out onto the acres of land with a cozy ensemble of tables.

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Make your own Moroccan pastries:

AFBK-ESSAOUIRA-PASTRY WORKSHOP

AFBK (Association Feminine de Bienfaisance el Khier) is a non profit organisation providing assistance for women and children who are in risk of social exclusion.

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OTHER ACTIVITIES

Bird watching walk with Homemade Lunch in the High Atlas Mountains – 4X4/Guide included

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Half day Artistic tour of Essaouira

Essaouira is well known for its artistic and bohemian atmosphere. This town has inspired numerous artists that come here attracted by its easy pace of life and the beauty of its medina, beaches, and countryside. This half day tour will discover for you the many contemporary art galleries that can be found in the town as well as the work of Essaouira’s wood craftsmen, reputed to be amongst the best in the country.

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Quad biking around Essaouira

Quad bikes are a fantastic way to explore the amazing dunes and countryside of Essaouira. Our team have the best quad bikes in Morocco, and can offer you a truly safe and fun adventure.

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Helicopter Trip to the Sand Dunes of Erg Cheggaga M’hamid (Helicopter/Guide/Transfers/4×4)

Aesthetically pleasing, exclusive and authentic, we invite you to the Saharan desert to share magical, unforgettable moments. A one-day excursion combining discovery, sensation and escapism: Fly over the Atlas peaks in a helicopter, share a refined lunch in an oasis, ride a camel, cross the sand dunes of Ch’gaga in a vehicle.

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FOOD TASTING & SPICES TOUR IN MARRAKECH

Morocco is a land of unique flavours, a place that amazes the senses and this is true also about its cuisine. The history of the country is a rich blend of Berber, Arab, Jewish, Roman and European influences that have shaped the personality and variety of Moroccan dishes.

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The details of the tour:

The tour starts 16H30h in winter and 18.00 in summer

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FOOD TASTING TOUR IN FES:

Behind its most obvious charm as one of the very few cities in the world that remains to this day largely medieval, Fes has also, amongst Moroccans, a well grounded reputation for being a temple of the best cuisine in the kingdom (Moroccans regard having a wife from Fes as a blessing, because of the culinary marvels that she is supposed to – and she will – deliver). This is so because of the sophistication and sensuality brought into Fassi lifestyle by the Moorish refugees who settled in the city after the fall of Al Andalous in Spain; and also because of the fertile lands of the region, which grow an array of first-quality organic products of an amazing variety.

Our food-tasting tour is designed to provide you with an insight into the everyday life of the inhabitants of Fes by tasting the food they normally eat, and in the places they frequent; and in doing so, you will learn also some curious facts about Morocco and its social structure, and the traces left in Moroccan food and customs by the several cultures that have permeated the country’s identity through the centuries.

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KITE AND WIND SURFING IN ESSAOUIRA

The wind blows hard across Essaouira bay, making its beach one of the favourite spots for surfers, kites-surfers, and wind-surfers worldwide. Combining the passion for the sea and the thrill of extreme sports, kite-surfing is a truly exhilarating experience, and easier to learn than other water activities.

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HORSE RIDING IN ESSAOUIRA

Horse riding is an amazing way to explore the surroundings of Essaouira and its wild beaches. It can be done for an hour up to a full day of riding including picnic lunch in a lovely spot facing the sea or in the countryside.

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QUAD BIKING AROUND ESSAOUIRA

Quad bikes are a fantastic way to explore the amazing dunes and countryside of Essaouira. Our team have the best quad bikes in Morocco, and can offer you a truly safe and fun adventure. Regardless of whether you are new to quad biking, or an experienced user, we will tailor your day bearing in mind your age, physical aptitude, and interests.

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MOROCCAN JEWISH COOKING LESSON

The presence of Jews in Morocco is documented from as early as the 1st century of our Christian era, and their importance in the shaping of Morocco’s national identity, culture and traditions cannot be underestimated, especially after the arrival of the Jews expelled from Spain following the fall of Al Andalous in 1492, who settled in Morocco under the personal protection of the Sultans. It’s been estimated that there were as many as 250,000 Moroccan Jews, in the 40s of last century. With the creation of the modern state of Israel, most of them left, though, and their current population amounts to approximately 10,000.

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HANDS-ON ART AND CRAFTS TOUR

Fez has long been Morocco’s capital of art and crafts and on this Artisanal Affairs tour from Culture Vultures Fez with a Fassi (native of Fez) guide, you’ll visit the workshops of the traditional craftsmen – tanners, weavers, coppersmiths, zellij tile masters and potters.

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