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Flavors of Morocco: Souks, Spices & Saharan Stars

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Overview

Flavors of Morocco: Souks, Spices & Saharan Stars

Continent

Africa

Days

12 days

Nights

11 nights

Group Size

12 people

Activity

Moderate

Interest

Food & Drink

Highlights

  • Forage colorful souks with local foodies & discover the secrets of Berber cuisine.
  • Learn how to make tagine & experience a communal Moroccan Mechoui or BBQ.
  • Feast on fresh seafood in Essaouira, where azure waters meet bustling street life.
  • Star in your own cinematic blockbuster at movie location stalwart Aït Benhaddou.
  • Meet the entrepreneuring women behind a female-run Argan Co-op.
Morocco 12 days 11 nights

A Moroccan Culinary Adventure from Marrakech to Essaouira.

Day 1

Welcome to Marrakech

A view of Marrakech.
A view of Marrakech.

Day 2

Markets & Minarets

Roof painting of the Bahia Palace.
Roof painting of the Bahia Palace.

Day 3

Morocco at the Movies

Kasbah Aït Benhaddou.
Kasbah Aït Benhaddou.

Day 4

Studying and Sitting under Sahara Stars

Erg Chigaga, the largest sand sea in Morocco.
Erg Chigaga, the largest sand sea in Morocco.

Day 5

Granaries, Baking and BBQ

Moraccan BBQ.
Moraccan BBQ.

Day 6

Relaxation at an Oasis

A view of Akka.
A view of Akka.

Day 7

Amtoudi Sacred Granary

The hilltop Amtoudi Granary.
The hilltop Amtoudi Granary.

Day 8

The Blue Berber Oasis

The Painted Rocks.
The Painted Rocks.

Day 9

Argan by the Sea

View from the water in Essaouira.
View from the water in Essaouira.

Day 10

Tasting the Moroccan Coast

Kasbah in Essaouira.
Kasbah in Essaouira.

Day 11

Return to Marrakech

A music shop in the Medina.
A music shop in the Medina.

Day 12

Farewell, Morocco

A view of Marrakech.
A view of Marrakech.

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Upcoming departures

2 available dates
  • Oct 1–Oct 12, 2024
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  • Oct 22–Nov 2, 2024
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Additional info

Pricing

The listed price of the trip is per person based on double occupancy.

Traveling solo?

You’re in good company.

Opt for a Private Room to yourself, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $1060 USD.

Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. 

If you don’t opt for a Private Room, you'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.

Single supplement accommodations are not guaranteed on Day 5 of the trip while we are in Tissint, and you may be paired with another guests of the same gender. 

Activity Level

Travelers should feel comfortable walking four to six miles each day, with lots of time spent moving around and on your feet. You should be comfortable walking on both flat and uneven ground, as well as stairs. Drive time will average between 1 to 3 hours a day, with two long drive days ranging from 4 to 6 hours.

Accommodations

Riads are Moroccan guesthouses that are built into traditional courtyard homes with gardens. They are intimate, family-run lodgings with personalized, artistic flourishes, like local artworks and crafts. Some guesthouses/riads are unable to supply air conditioning.

We will also be spending one night in the desert in a tented camp. The camp will have en-suite bathroom/showers and eco-friendly toilets in all tents. 

Single supplement accommodations are not guaranteed on Day 5 of the trip while we are in Tissint.

Arrival & Departure

You should plan to arrive by 4 p.m. on Day 1, and depart anytime on Day 12.  Marrakech International Airport (RAK) connects to a range of flight hubs in Europe and North America. The best flight connections to Marrakech are offered by Air Arabia, TAP Airlines and Delta Airlines.

*Airport transfers are only provided if arriving & departing on the trip dates, or if pre/post arrangements have been made through Atlas Obscura. 

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