Arrival in Marrakesh
On arrival in Marrakesh, you’ll be met by our driver and transferred directly to your hotel, located just off the famous Djemaa el Fna square. The hotel itself is quite simple, but its central location offers the perfect base to explore the city. Once you’ve settled into your hotel and freshened up, it’s time to explore, Marrakesh’s main appeal is the atmosphere and the Djemaa el Fna and the surrounding souks form the beating heart of the city. During the day the area is bustling with the storytellers, snake charmers and musicians. The evening is when it comes alive; head to one of the many food stalls, take you pick the tasty picks on offer and watch the world go by.
Souk Tour and Cookery Workshop
The next morning, you’ll meet your guide at the Djemaa El Fna square for your souk tour. Your host will show you the souks and alleys of Marrakesh through a local’s eyes. When you’ve filled your bags with ingredients it’s time to roll up your sleeves for your cooking workshop, where you’ll be taught how to prepare a traditional tagine, couscous and Moroccan salads and other traditional dishes. You’ll then sit down to feast on your first home-made Moroccan meal and be back at your riad in the late afternoon.
Departure from Marrakesh
Today your time in Marrakesh comes to an end. After breakfast you can have a final wander around the souks and pick up some souvenirs before you head off to your next destination and another Moroccan adventure.
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You can also choose to upgrade to one of our In Style riads during your Marrakesh trip. A riad is a historic merchant house with an inner courtyard and usually no more than five to ten rooms. Many of these historic houses have been transformed into small hotels, either in traditional style or very modern. Morocco is renowned for these unique little hotels. We’ve visited quite a few and selected the most atmospheric and affordable of the bunch.
Prices from: £ 238 - per person - In Style accommodation
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