Morocco · March 19-28, 2017
March 19-28, 2017. 10 days, 9 nights.
Come experience the food, people, and culture of Morocco. Zingerman's has teamed up with Peggy Markel, long-time fellow culinary adventurer and food guide extraordinaire, to create an unforgettable tour. From a private guest house in the Palmeraie, surrounded by lush gardens of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, to the bustling, lively markets of Marrakech with their towers of fresh spices, to the wonderful traditional cooking of the mountain villages and sunny seaside towns of the region we will explore, this will be a tour to delight all your senses.
The trip is designed for experienced travelers with adventurous spirit and a passion for great food that is still made the way it was done hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago - food that is deeply connected to the people and culture of the place. Our guests are adults of all ages, and share a spirit of openness and desire to experience a cuisine and culture that may be very new to us. And, our guests need to enjoy walking. One area is only accessible by short hike or mule ride.
We keep the group small. Up to 12 guests traveling with one experienced host from Zingerman’s, plus our guide.
What Is Included?
Wonderful food - nearly all meals. We will enjoy traditional regional specialties made from local, fresh ingredients, some of which we've made ourselves, as well as local wines.
Cooking lessons with Moroccans whose families have been making these dishes for generations. We will learn how to make hand-rolled couscous and try our hands at it ourselves; become familiar with the tagine (the distinctive Moroccan terracotta cooking pot) and the numerous styles of dishes that are made in them, plus other traditional Moroccan dishes including the Pastilla (pigeon/chicken pie).
A rich experience connecting with the Moroccan people and culture, from lively Marrakech and its world famous market, to a calm Berber mountain village with a fabulous bird's eye view, to a breezy seaside port town, we will explore this fascinating region and experience the warmth of its people.
A camel ride on the beach!
A Zingerman’s tour host and our guide will be at your disposal at all times.
A folder with information about the food and locations that we will visit during the tour.
Transfer from the Marrakech airport.
Transportation by air-conditioned private vans during the tour.
What Is Not Included?
Alcoholic beverages (other than beverages with dinner or when they are specifically included in the itinerary)
Personal spending money
Transportation to the Marrakech airport on the day of departure; this can be easily arranged with the guest house.
What about Accommodations?
We will spend six of our nine nights at a truly wonderful private guest house outside of Marrakech, an oasis of beauty, comfort, and warm hospitality. We will spend two nights in a charming, comfortable kasbah perched high on a mountaintop in a Berber village. And we will spend one night in a clean, whitewashed little inn on the seashore, where we will experience the romance of candlelight and the incredibly bright starry night, since the inn itself does not have electricity. The stay at this inn only has a shared bathroom. Together these three accommodations will enable us to experience the welcoming atmosphere and rich melding of cultures that make Morocco a Feast for the Senses.
How Much Does It Cost?*
$5,500 per person in a couple
$6,000 per person for solo travelers
*Prices subject to change.