Trip Type : Small Group Tour
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Flavours of Marrakech

Metropolitan Touring
5.0 . Excellent
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
7 days
From: $ 2,325 $ 332 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Discover the rich aromas, colours and flavours of Moroccan cooking
  • Ride a camel in the Palmeraie at sunset
  • Picnic overlooking the Atlas mountains and abandoned Kasbahs
  • Base yourself in an elegant villa, decorated in traditional Moroccan style
  • Cook flavourful recipes handed down for generations
  • Go on a treasure hunt through Marrakech’s souks and spice fonduk
  • Explore Berber villages and winding alleyways of the ancient medina

Short Description

Our Moroccan cooking school is located just outside the ancient imperial city of Marrakech, a walled garden city of tall graceful palms set beneath the snow-capped Atlas Mountain range. About ten minutes from the medina, you will find the Palmeraie, a grove of over 150,000 towering palm trees. It is here you will find the luxury villa, aptly named the ‘house of green mint.’
The combination of luxurious hospitality, fine food and wine, and an enthusiastic staff are necessary ingredients for, “one of the best vacations we have ever had,” as many of our recent guests tell us.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City N/A
End City N/A

Trip Includes

  • 6 nights luxury accommodation
  • Hands-on cooking courses, recipes
  • All listed excursions
  • All meals, except for restaurant meals
  • Transfers to and from airport in Marrakech

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Itinerary

Arrival day - Saturday
Arrival. Cooking course. Dinner.
Fly into Marrakech airport and transfer to the villa.
Relax and settle into your room – you may even indulge in a steam bath, hot tub or a swim after your long flight.
Late afternoon – For those of you who arrive before the evening, you will have your first hands-on cooking lesson when you’ll cook your first Tajine in Morocco.

Sunday
After breakfast, hands-on cooking lesson and preparation of lunch. Lunch served poolside.
Early afternoon: Depart the villa for a guided shopping tour of the souk in Marrakech Medina with someone to translate and negotiate for you. Feel free to roam and shop on your own if you wish, there will be a designated location to meet before departure. It is here in the Medina where you will also visit the Museum of Marrakech. The ancient medina is where the souk merchants will tempt you with their textiles, pottery and ceramics, carpets, rugs, jewelry, wood- work, copper, brass, basketware and leather goods.
Meet at Djemaa el Fna Square for a tour of the major historic monuments of Marrakech, including the Saadian Tombs and the Bahia Palace.
Evening special Champagne and cocktail hour with Moroccan musicians on La Terrasse des Berbères .
Dinner at the villa in the grand Salle à Manger.

Monday
After breakfast, hands-on cooking lesson, followed by lunch.
Afternoon: Free time at the villa to enjoy the botanical gardens, play tennis, have a massage, exercise in the spa, take a steam, swim or relax by the pool. You may choose to go camel riding in the Palmeraie or to take advantage of the equestrian facilities in beautiful the neighbouring Palmeraie Golf Palace or at beautiful Bab Atlas.
Early evening: hands-on cooking lesson outside at our unique exterior kitchen with thatched roof and traditional Moroccan bread oven.
Dinner under the stars.

Tuesday
After breakfast, depart the villa for the High Atlas mountains.
You will spend the day in the Atlas for an excursion to the Kasbah du Toubkal at Imlil. You will ride mules up to the Kasbah and follow an easy, charming route back through the Berber village of Imlil with its beautiful scenery, farms and rivers. The amazing view has been likened to Tibet and indeed, the Kasbah and its surroundings were used by acclaimed film director, Martin Scorzese, as the setting for his 1996 movie “Kundun”, about the early life of the Dalai Lama.
Traditional lunch at the Kasbah du Toubkal Return to Marrakech and dinner at the villa in the grand Salle à Manger.

Wednesday
After breakfast, hands-on cooking lesson, followed by lunch Poolside lunch at the villa.
Afternoon to relax and enjoy the beautiful facilities of the villa, a bit of tennis, a steam in the Hammam, a workout in the gym, a dip in the hot tub or simply lounge by the pool. If you book in advance, you can treat yourself to a massage, an aromatherapy capillary head massage, or other salon treatments.
Late afternoon: hands-on cooking lesson Graduation Ceremony and formal dinner at the Villa.

Thursday
After breakfast, hands-on cooking lesson, followed by lunch Poolside lunch at the villa.
Afternoon to relax and enjoy the beautiful facilities of the villa, a bit of tennis, a steam in the Hammam, a workout in the gym, a dip in the hot tub or simply lounge by the pool. If you book in advance, you can treat yourself to a massage, an aromatherapy capillary head massage, or other salon treatments.
Late afternoon: hands-on cooking lesson Graduation Ceremony and formal dinner at the Villa.

Friday
Breakfast and free-time at the villa and time to pack Buffet lunch
Depart for the airport throughout the day.

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Price Per Day: $ 332 per day
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Trip ID#:

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