A Taste of Marrakech: Inside the Medina

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4.5 Based on 5 Reviews
  • duration 3.5 hours
  • tour type Group
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Marrakech, Morocco
  • Ends Marrakech, Morocco
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Get a local to show you the hidden local food shops in Marrakech
  • Overuse the phrase ‘om nom nom’ as you sample Moroccan delicacies in the souks
  • Become a spice guru after a visit to a local spice market
  • Explore the legendary Djemaa ElFna as it comes alive at night
The A Taste of Marrakech: Inside the Medina tour starts and ends in Marrakech. The A Taste of Marrakech: Inside the Medina is a food tour that takes 3.5 hours.

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 in Moroccan dishes, see the mouth-watering variety of food on offer in the iconic Djemaa El-Fna, and dig in to a traditional dinner amongst the spectacular sights of this world heritage square. Can it get any better?
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
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5 - Excellent
  • Heather Dietrich
  • From Canada
  • On Jan 23 2020
“Excellent”
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4 - Very Good
  • Mrs. Tia R.
  • On Apr 25 2016
“I enjoyed the tour as we learned a lot and tried foods that we wouldn't have even known about without the guide. I didn't appreciate the stop at the natural pharmacy. They closed us into a room for a presentation and then pressured us to buy very expensive items. We felt that we had to buy something or they wouldn't let us leave. Everything was way overpriced and not what we wanted at all. I don't like feeling forced to buy.”
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5 - Excellent
  • Mr. Julian D.
  • On Apr 21 2016
“Mustapha was an amazing guide - I was very glad to have him lead us through the winding streets and sample all the incredible selections of food from this "something new around every corner" type of city”
Excellent
5 - Excellent
  • Mr. Jonathan N.
  • On Dec 24 2015
“Great Tour, just ensure you have an empty stomach before you go for all the treats on offer.”
ITINERARY

Ready for a real food experience in Marrakech? Let’s eat!

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.

Note: All through Djemaa El-Fna there are fake guides who will try to convince you to do a tour with them. Please make sure you find the official guide, who will be holding an Urban Adventures sign or badge and will be waiting for you in front of the café.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • Authentic local dinner.
Guide
  • Local English speaking guide
Others
  • Tastings in the market
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Additional food above and beyond that listed above
  • tip / gratuities for your guide
  • items of a personal nature.
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CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this A Taste of Marrakech: Inside the Medina tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.

Payment

Full payment of 53 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

A Taste of Marrakech: Inside the Medina tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this A Taste of Marrakech: Inside the Medina tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Outside Café France in Djemaa El-Fna. As you walk into Djemaa El-Fna through the main entrance this is a 3-storey café on the right side of the square. Look for the guide holding an Urban Adventures sign or badge.

Meeting end point :

Djemaa El-Fna Square.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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