Morocco Food Tour
As you embark on a gastronomic journey through Morocco, let your taste buds unravel the mysteries of a cuisine steeped in history and tradition. From the aromatic blend of spices in the tagines to the flaky layers of the pastries, each dish whispers secrets of the land, the people, and their stories. Follow the tantalizing scents through bustling medinas and quiet alleyways, and discover the hidden gems that await you at every turn.
Long lunches and dinners await at some of Morocco’s most famed restaurants, as well as cooking classes to learn the basics of this unique and fragrant cuisine. Walk the streets on tasting tours of Marrakesh’s Jemaa el-Fnaa, the tightly packed medina of Fes and the more modern marketplace of enigmatic Casablanca. Enjoy tastings at Morocco’s surprising wineries and revel in the hospitality of its people over a glass of mint tea.
In addition to the culinary delights Morocco has to offer, explore some of its extensive Roman sites, including the last outpost of the empire at Sala’a Colonia and the intricate mosaics of Volubilis. Visit a donkey retirement village, explore the UNESCO listed ksar of Ait Benhaddou and spend a night among a thousand stars in a desert camp at Agafay.
In this culinary adventure, let the food be your guide, and the enigma of Morocco will unfold before you.
MOROCCO FOOD TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- Explore the blue village of Chefchaouen and dine at one of its most luxurious riads with a table famed for its gastronomy
- Spend ‘a day in the life’ of a Berber family. Learn about their culture, how to cook their dishes and about their relationship with the land and its produce
- Dine under the stars at Desert D’Agafay, enjoy the solitude of this desolate place while swapping stories and feasting at a luxury Berber camp
- In addition to Morocco’s culinary delights explore its maze-like medinas and colourful shops, archaeological sites and give back with a visit to a donkey refuge that acts as a retirement village for the hardest workers in the country
- On this Morocco food tour stay in some of the country’s most traditional and architecturally inspiring riads, locally owned and operated hotels as well as a stay in a luxury desert camp.
Trip style: Special Interest
Max group size: 15
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Departure date: 1 December 2023
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Duration: 21 Days
Trip style: Special Interest – Food & Wine
Group size: Minimum 6 / Maximum 15
Trip code: SOCC
Cost: $8625.00 AUD twin share
Single supplement: $2197.00 AUD
- 20-nights accommodation in local hotels, riads and luxury desert camp
- Meals and tastings as specified in itinerary (B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner)
- Some drinks with meals
- Wine tastings as specified in the itinerary
- All entrance fees and transportation
- Services of your Inverted Atlas trip leader and local guides
Trip price does not include
- International airfares or domestic airfares
- Airport transfers on arrival and departure
- Visa for Morocco (if required)
- Meals not included as per trip itinerary including some drinks and mini bar
- Additional accommodation before or after the tour
- Items of a personal nature including but not limited to laundry, souvenirs, porterage etc.
- Travel insurance – please note comprehensive travel insurance is a condition of travel with Inverted Atlas
Journey Rating – Journey
This trip travels though Morocco and while Morocco is a well-trodden tourist path people in some areas will still be curious about you and where you come from. Accommodation on this trip is of a good standard and has been locally sourced. Most meals are included along with tastings where specified in the itinerary. There is some free time to rest or explore on your own so you are unlikely to get worn out by rigorous sightseeing you might find on other trips. Please note that Morocco is an Islamic country and men and women should dress appropriately to avoid causing cultural offense and attracting unwanted attention. Men should come prepared with long pants and women should bring either a long dress/skirt or long kaftan and long light pants (not jeans). At any time should you wish to enter a mosque this dress code will be a requirement and women should have a scarf to cover their hair.
People following vegan, vegetarian and gluten free diets can be accommodated on this trip, provided this is advised to Inverted Atlas at the time of booking.
A note about fitness
This Morocco food tour requires a moderate level of physical fitness. You should be able to walk up to 3km during sightseeing and manage uneven surfaces. You may also run into an eastern style squat toilet in public areas occasionally (beware if you have knee issues). Amenities in Morocco will be a bit different to what you would find at home and elements could be out of the comfort zone of a few travellers.
You will need to be able to carry your own luggage to and from the vehicle and into the accommodation, as well as on and off the train. (Due to OH&S regulations our trip leaders are not able to assist with luggage.)
In addition, you should be in good health, with no major chronic conditions requiring frequent medical attention. While all our trip leaders are required to have a valid first aid certificate, they are far from doctors and any assistance they are able to provide will be limited to basic first aid. For more information please see our booking conditions.
Traveling by yourself? No problem, we love single travellers and don’t believe in penalising them by charging half the trip price again for our single supplement. With us you are only paying the actual cost to have a room all to yourself. If you’re up for making a new friend, you can elect to share with another single traveller of the same sex and only pay the twin-share price. The choice is yours!
Trip leader description
Accompanying you along your Morocco food tour will be your Inverted Atlas trip leader. Your trip leader is a logistics extraordinaire, keeps the trip running smoothly and ensures you have the best time possible on your trip. It is important to know that while your trip leader has the best job in the world, they aren’t actually on holidays, but rather they are there to make sure you have the best time while you are on your holiday! Your trip leader may at times need some time out so that they can complete back of house tasks that ensure everyone continues to enjoy the trip. It is also your trip leaders’ job to handle any issues (heaven forbid!) that come up while you’re on your trip like:
- If you lose your passport or other travel documents
- If there is a problem with your room at the booked accommodation – seriously please tell your trip leader don’t wait until you leave
- If you become unwell and need to find a pharmacy
- Assisting with restaurant recommendations or additional sightseeing during free time
- Questions regarding the itinerary
Your trip leader will have some good local knowledge about the destination in which you are traveling, however they are not a ‘local guide’. You’re welcome to ask your trip leader anything about the trip and if they don’t know they will find out and get back to you. Other people you will meet along the way are ‘local guides’ who are generally available to the group in specific towns or at specific sites like national parks, temples or archaeological sites. These people are the local experts and will be able to answer any questions you may have about the history and culture of a specific site.
This itinerary for this Morocco food tour is correct at the time of upload to our website and we have composed it in good faith. From time to time we may elect to make changes before departure, if we are making a big change we will of course notify you, however if it is a small change this will be reflected in the final trip notes. So, make sure you download these prior to departure. Small changes prior to departure are usually made with the groups best interests in mind and come about due to liaising with our best resources – our past travelers and of course our trip leaders! The ability to change and evolve depending on what our travelers enjoy is what makes us such a great trip operator.
While we strive to operate our trips exactly to the letter of the itinerary, sometimes we may need to make changes on the ground while the group is on the road. This is all part of the adventure of traveling and we would ask that you come on your trip with an open mind and a good sense of humour because as much as we want it to, everything doesn’t always go to plan. In fact, these impromptu situations often make the best stories that you can have a laugh with your friends about later.
Minimum Age: 18 years
Due to the theme of this trip (Food & Wine) we are only accepting travellers 18 years or older.
There is no upper age limit for this trip, but you should consider the above fitness requirements prior to booking. If you are 75 years or over, you will be asked to complete our Health Check Form and have your medical practitioner sign it to confirm you are in good health and able to participate safely on this trip.
Please note that comprehensive travel insurance is a condition of travel with Inverted Atlas. Insurance must include provision for medical situations, emergency medical repatriation to your home country and personal liability at a minimum. Proof of valid travel insurance will be requested by your trip leader on arrival at the pre-departure meeting. Please have this paperwork available for them. If you are unable to provide proof of comprehensive travel insurance, you may not be allowed to join the trip and no refund will be payable.