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Day 1 – Arrive Marrakech transfer to Riad Africa

Day 2 - Marrakech medina and cook dinner

Day 3 – Marrakech cook lunch and free afternoon

Day 4 – Atlas Mountains and Berber cooking

Day 5 – Atlas Mountains and cook dinner

Day 6 – Essaouira explore harbour and fish markets

Day 7 - Essaouira seafood cooking day

Day 8 - Depart

Main ingredients

  • This holiday operates on a weekly basis

  • Duration is 8 days

  • Group size max 8 people

  • Accommodation for 7 nights on twin room bed and breakfast basis

  • Food included – dishes prepared by you as described

  • Start/ends: Rendezvous with your guide at airport/Riad Africa

  • An English and French speaking interpreter is included

  • Other food included – dishes prepared by you as described

  • Transportation from place to place as described

Prices, Departures & Essential Booking Information


£xx pp (based on 4+ travellers);£xx pp (based on 3 travellers);£xx pp (based on 2 travellers)



Services of cook and an interpreter, use of cooking utensils and kitchen equipment, provision of food to prepare a 3 course Berber lunch


Drinks, optional transport to local market, tips and items of a personal nature

Price Validity From 01 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2017

On the menu for this one week Cooking Experience are widely contrasting stays in the busy city of Marrakech, the scenic Atlas Mountains and coastal Essaouira.  Combining experiences of city, mountain and coast, you will learn to cook a selection of Berber and Souiri dishes and discover a wide variety of produce in bustling local markets of city, country and seaport locations.

Day 1 

Arrive Marrakech Menara Airport and you will be transferred to Riad Africa. After some time to settle in, you will take an evening walk to Djemaa el Fna to visit the night food stalls here. This huge medieval square is at the heart of the old city. You will witness acrobats, jugglers, snake charmers, beggars and musicians in what surely is a feast for all of your senses.  Swirling smoke rises from the many food stalls as they cook up local delicacies. This is a great place to commence your culinary journey of Marrakech.

3  Nights Riad Africa – bed and breakfast basis – plus 1 lunch and 1 dinner which you prepare yourself

Day 2

This morning you will take a half day medina tour. In the afternoon into the kitchen you go to cook your first meal at Riad Africa – a delicious Moroccan dinner.

Day 3

This morning you will prepare a delicious lunch. After lunch the afternoon is free for you to do as you please, take a dip in the hotel plunge pool to freshen up or take an optional horse and carriage tour of city walls and gardens

Day 4

This morning you will transfer to our Atlas Mountain cooking base at Kasbah Africa. Enroute you will shop for your produce in a local market.  Once you arrive you will enjoy your first taste of cooking Berber style starting as you prepare your lunch. Then time to relax and enjoy the mountain views, soaking up the silence and breathing the fresh air.

2 Nights Kasbah Africa – bed and breakfast basis – plus 1 lunch and 1 dinner which you prepare yourself

Day 5

This morning is at leisure to relax or enjoy some local walks. Later you will learn how to make Berber bread in a traditional oven outdoors. Then it’s into the kitchen to cook a delicious Moroccan dinner. After dinner relax on the terrace, enjoy the far reaching views and savour your Moroccan cooking experience.

Day 6

This morning travel to the coastal town of Essaouira on the Atlantic coast.  With a thriving fishing port here this is a fantastic place to learn how to cook seafood Moroccan style. You will have time to visit the harbour and explore the fish market and seafood stalls.

2 Nights Essaouira Riad – bed and breakfast basis – plus 1 seafood meal which you prepare yourself

Day 7

Today its time to put all you have learned together as you cook your final sumptuous Moroccan meal we hope it will be fit for a prince! Using fresh caught Atlantic seafood you will cook local Souiri specialities.

Day 8

Your Marrakech, Atlas and Essaouira cooking holiday finishes today as you say farewell to your new friends. We are sure you and your stomach will never forget this Moroccan culinary experience.

Detailed itinerary

Join us on a three centre Moroccan Cooking Holiday

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